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The Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro has overridden the veto of Governor an amendment prohibiting the privatization of Cedae

The Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (ALERJ) has overridden the veto of Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão (MDB) an amendment prohibiting the privatization of Cedae (the state water and sewage company). With the vote on 5 December, privatization is prohibited.

Source: www.bemparana.com.br

Brazil’s general prosecutor calls for access to water to be expressed as a fundamental human right

Raquel Dodge, Brazil’s general prosecutor, who was appointed by President Temer, calls for access to water to be expressed as a fundamental human right in the Brazilian legal system. “According to her, this approach is the most appropriate to better protect access to water for vulnerable communities, being an obstacle to the privatization of fresh water, as already happens in countries like the Dominican Republic, for example.” She was speaking at the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, and also attended the Alternative World Water Forum (Fame), where she made the same point. Some scholars and NGOs have criticized the World Water Forum for prioritizing the interests of the private sector.

Source: Agência Brasil

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