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Season 1 Episode 25

Leasing the Rain

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jul 05, 2002 on PBS
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Leasing the Rain
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"What happens when the need for water and attempts to privitize and profit from a natural resource clash? NOW, in a joint effort with the series Frontline World, sent David Murdock and The New Yorker writer William Finnegan into a small town in Boliva that was the center of just such a conflict. Cochabamba's water supply was bought by San Francisco's Bechtel Corporation, who immediatly raised the rates, in effect ""Leasing the Rain"", and sparked a bloody conflict. Join Now as they take a deeper look into the results of one companies attempts to privitize water, and its effect on the residents. ""Leasing the Rain"", Now episode 25, originally aired 07/05/2002."moreless
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