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Written by FACYR


Country Argentina

June 10, 2015

Translated by Carlos Velásquez

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Having received no reply from the Ministry of Environment and Public Space, headed by Lic. Edgardo Cenzón, and after a massive mobilization by the Argentine Federation of Waste Pickers (FACYR for its acronym in Spanish), Sergio Sánchez, president of the Federation and friend of Pope Francis, decided to chain himself up alongside other 5 presidents of various cooperatives that make up the Federation of Waste Pickers at the frontdoor of the Ministry’s main office (Roque Saenz Peña 570). They decided to start a hunger strike until the minister agrees to sit down face to face with the waste pickers. The goal of this forceful measure is to defend the system of waste picking with social inclusion.

Read about the massive mobilization of FACYR (in Spanish).