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Note: Abeinsa Infraestructuras Medio Ambiente is the construction and engineering arm of Abengoa.
Author: Jim Shultz [Executive Director, the Democracy Center], in The Nation
On January 10 the citizens of El Alto took to the streets en masse to demand that their water system...be returned to public hands...In Cochabamba five years ago, the water contract with Bechtel and the Abengoa Corporation of Spain paved the way for...
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- Related companies: Abengoa Bechtel Suez
Author: Jim Shultz, Executive Director, Democracy Center, in Democracy Center Update
As the city of El Alto finished the second day of a citywide general strike, demanding ouster of the multinational corporation that controls its water, the Bolivian government announced that it has decided to cancel the company’s water contract....