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Hunger Stike Wins Promise of Delay, More Discussion on “Water Redistribution” Plan in Brazil

October 2005

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.

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