Rioting broke away in Cochabamaba, Bolivia’s 3rd city that is largest (pop.800,000) whenever rates finally reached 200%.

Despite martial legislation and also the Army opening fire on thousands (1 killed, 1000s wounded), demonstrators protested for months with general strikes, street rallies, and A web campaign against Bechtel. Finally in April 2000, the federal government canceled the agreement. Bechtel sued for $50,000,000 when you look at the WB court (loss in investment/future profits).