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In December of 1915 a huge step for the rights of Peasants in Peru was taken. Juan Pevez
was born in Ica, Peru and in 1915 he lead an uprising against the Picasso family who ran
the that Pevez worked on. In Water!, an excerpt from Pevez’s autobiography, a
dispute over rights to water is described and how the peasants overcame .
Southern Peru does not see much rain during the year, so when it does come it is an
extremely valued commodity. In December 1915 a very unusual thing happened. The water
came much earlier that year and to the peasant's surprise it went unnoticed by the estate
owners. In that time the estate owners unlawfully kept the water from the peasants until
their own fields were irrigated. The water came that year in the middle of the night so
the estate owners were clueless. Unaware that they had the same rights to the water as
the estate owners, the farmers were reluctant to open up the Sluice gates that allowed the
water to enter their own small canals to irrigate their land. Juan Pevez, who was
enrolled in the School of Agronomy informed the farmers that legally they had a right to
the water. Trusting Pevez, they all opened their gates to irrigate their fields
unbeknownst to the landowners. Soon, morning came and the “stolen” water was
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