Following an eleven-day hunger strike, Brazilian bishop Dom Luiz Cappio called an end to his protest, having won key concessions from the government to postpone the planned re-routing of the Rio São Francisco in Brazil’s semi-arid northeast.
But the struggle is far from over. As Cappio said in an AP story published October 7, « My gesture alone would be incomplete. What gives it weight is the movement of society and the discussion that comes now. »
Grassroots is proud to support the movements and organizations–like the MST and Pólo Sindical– that will help drive that discussion on behalf of the people of the northeast.