Causes Of Water In Brazil

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In both Bolivia and Brazil locals rallied around a plethora of issues. Bolivia, specifically Cochabamba, rallied around the issue unfair water practices by the foreign company Bechtel. Cochabamba’s dependence on Bechtel sprung out of a need for water that had festered due to overpopulation, deforestation, and poverty. However, Bechtel proved to be a major problem and increased water rates by more than 50% which caused the locals to riot. Problems also exist in Brazil in the favelas and for the landless peasants. Favelas are small houses that are on land that is not owned by the occupants of the favela. People live in favelas due to extreme poverty as many favelas lack sewage, garbage collection, water and are plagued with drug dealing and crime.

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