What inspiration do we get from Bolivia’s popular struggle? Explain any three values that we can learn from it.
Bolivia is a poor country in Latin America where government had sold the rights of water supply for the city of Cochabamba to a multinational company.
The company immediately increased the price of water four times. This led to a spontaneous protest from the people and ultimately made the government concede to all the demands of the protesters. This success of the popular struggle reminded us about the power of the people. From this movement we get inspiration that unity of common men can overcome the big problems in our life.
Three values related with this popular struggle are
(i) democratic right to form association.
(ii) unity of voice against unjust policies.
(iii) achieve collective goal.