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Hunger Strikes Fuelled by Institutional Deafness

Posted on 29 October 2010 by admin

Mexican electrical workers on hunger strike. Credit:Daniela Pastrana/IPS.

By Daniela Estrada*

SANTIAGO, Oct 29, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Protesters ranging from prisoners to government leaders have resorted to hunger strikes in Latin America in recent years to press their demands. Behind the growing use of the extreme protest measure is a lack of institutional responses, according to experts.
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