Oscar Olivera

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Oscar Olivera
Born Bolivia
Organization La Coordinadora

Oscar Olivera Foronda (born 1955) was one of the main leaders of the protesters against the water privatization in Bolivia. The result of these protests was an event known as the Cochabamba Water Wars. Now he is one the main leaders of the protests in the Bolivian gas conflict.

Oscar Olivera was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2001.[1]

In popular culture[edit]

Oscar Olivera's role in the Cochabamba Water Wars is featured in the 2008 documentary film Blue Gold: World Water Wars.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldman Environmental Prize: Oscar Olivera (Retrieved on November 10, 2007)
  2. ^ Blue Gold : World Water Wars (Official Full Length Film) freely available on YouTube.