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Chile: Will water become a right for all?

Can the protest movement push for a change in Chili's constitution?
Can the protest movement push for a change in Chili's constitution? © france24
By: Paul CABANIS | James VASINA
6 min

Chile is one of the few countries in the world to have privatised its water supply. The result: businesses, like avocado farms, pour the precious resource over their produce without hesitation - but for households, access is rationed. The system has been in place since the early 1980s and is causing wide-spread protests. Later this month, Chileans will get to vote on the right-to-water issue in a referendum. Paul Cabanis and James Vasina report.

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Rebecca Martin.

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