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Chile’s freemarket water scheme brings conflict

Wednesday 2 Nov 16 9:00am

View of the Paniri volcano from the San Pedro de Inacaliri river in Chile, in the otherwise very dry Loa province
By FRANCISCO MOLINA CAMACHO | Is water a basic human right or something with an inherent economic value? The answer to this question has led to decades of conflict in Chile.

In September, the private Chilean energy company Endesa announced it has given up its rights over water exploitation in five significant hydropower projects.

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