Friday, March 24, 2006

Thanks To All The Corporations

The demonization of corporations that abounds in the poorest parts of the world is astounding to me. The Mexican government, according to the AP, has not been able to obtain adequate investment to construct municipal water facilities. This failure -- and potential health disaster -- has been remedied by multinational corporations such as Pepsi, Cadbury, Nestle, Danone and Coca-Cola who now supply most of the bottled water in Mexico. Private companies providing safe, clean drinking water to needy people.

But not everyone is happy about this. Demonstrators at the World Water Forum this week chanted that "Water is not for sale". Thankfully they are wrong and water is for sale.

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