2013 Special Broadcasts / Summit of the Peoples - Santiago de Chile

The Summit of the Peoples of Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe “For social justice, international solidarity and sovereignty of the peoples” will take place in Santiago, Chile, from January 25 to 27, 2013. It will be held in parallel to the European Union (EU) – Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Summit, which will take place in the same city.

Several social movements and organizations, unions and political groups of the three regions have come together so that the demands and proposals of the peoples mobilized against neoliberal policies are heard in parallel to the official negotiations.

Real World Radio will cover the different activities at the Summit of the Peoples, in addition to its preparations and outcomes, as part of a communication media convergence platform which will work together following every development at the meeting of Latin American, Caribbean and European networks.The Summit of the Peoples of Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe “For social justice, international solidarity and sovereignty of the peoples” will take place in Santiago, Chile, from January 25 to 27, 2013. It will be held in parallel to the European Union (EU) – Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Summit, which will take place in the same city.

Several social movements and organizations, unions and political groups of the three regions have come together so that the demands and proposals of the peoples mobilized against neoliberal policies are heard in parallel to the official negotiations.

Real World Radio will cover the different activities at the Summit of the Peoples, in addition to its preparations and outcomes, as part of a communication media convergence platform which will work together following every development at the meeting of Latin American, Caribbean and European networks.

  • 6 February 2013 | |

    Cooperation to Exploit?

    Interview with Lucio Cuenca, of the Latin American Environmental Conflicts Observatory

    After more than 20 years of neoliberal policies in Chile, backed in the over-exploitation of natural resources and of policies that have inhibited democracy and social participation, “we have a social awakening of communities who are facing the overwhelming machine of destruction of territories”, said Chilean activist Lucio Cuenca, of the Latin American Environmental Conflicts Observatory (OLCA). Read more

  • 31 January 2013 | |

    The Other Agenda

    Concerns of Peoples Summit and Evo Morales Arrival on Sunday

    Jubilee South Americas representative Sandra Quintela said on Saturday: “We are concerned about the main issue of the official summit: the investments of Europe in crisis. What do European investments mean for the region? They will mean more exploitation of natural resources, of labor, but also more debt”. Read more

  • 31 January 2013 | |

    “We Can Still Make It”

    The struggle of the neighbors of Cajon del Maipo to stop a project filled with irregularities and threats in Chile

    El Maipo is a river that goes through the Chilean capital, Santiago. It is important for the region and for the capital since it represents 70% of the water consumed in the city and it irrigates agriculture communities of the metropolitan region. They also extract construction materials and it generates energy for five hydroelectric dams. Cajon del Maipo, the region where the river basin is located is also an important source of oxygen in Santiago. Read more

  • 30 January 2013 | | | |

    A CELAC of the Peoples

    Interview with Diego Monton, of the Operational Secretariat of CLOC – Via Campesina

    The process of development of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC, created by the end of 2011) was one of the fundamental issues for several Latin American social movements present at the Summit of the Peoples in Santiago de Chile, that came to an end on Sunday. Read more

  • 28 January 2013 | | |

    Easy Business

    Interview with Lucia Ortiz, Friends of the Earth International Coordinator

    The European Union – Latin America and the Caribbean Summit of the Peoples that came to an end yesterday in Santiago de Chile, and the challenge of social movements to continue working in an articulated way are two of the main issues addressed in this interview with Lucia Ortiz, coordinator of the Economic Justice - Resisting Neoliberalism Program of Friends of the Earth International. Watch video

  • 28 January 2013 | | | | |

    The Outcomes

    Plenary sessions and final declaration of the Summit of the Peoples

    Colombian activist, Lyda Forero, of the Transnational Institute summarized some of the most important outcomes of the plenary sessions of the Summit of the Peoples and its final declaration. Watch video

  • 28 January 2013 | | |

    We Won’t Disappear

    Interview with Francisca Rodriguez, of ANAMURI and CLOC – Via Campesina

    Francisca “Pancha” Rodriguez, of the National Association of Rural and Indigenous Women of Chile (ANAMURI), member of the Latin American Coordination of Countryside Organizations (CLOC – Via Campesina) is without question a reference of social movements not only in her country, but also at Latin American and world level. Read more

  • 28 January 2013 | |

    Women in Charge

    The struggles of women against the dominant economic-political model

    On the second day of activities of the Summit of the Peoples that took place in Santiago de Chile in parallel to the EU-CELAC Summit, several social movements and organizations met in the morning to discuss two main issues: the women's movement in charge of economic integration processes and feminism-building processes. The speaker’s table was made up by representatives of feminist movements, environmentalist organizations, peasants and indigenous movements. Read more

  • 26 January 2013 | |

    The crimes of large corporations

    Interview with Brid Brennan, of TNI

    The impunity of transnational corporations, the struggle experiences in Latin America and the learnings for European social movements and organizations amid a continental economic crisis, are three of the main issues dealt with in an interview with activist Brid Brennan, of the Economic Justice and Alternatives Program of the Transnational Institute, of the Netherlands (TNI). Watch video

  • 16 January 2013 | | | |

    “For a peoples’ project in Latin America”

    Interview with Francisca “Pancha” Rodriguez, of ANAMURI and CLOC – Via Campesina

    The headquarters of the Chilean Workers Union (CUT), in Santiago, capital of Chile, was chosen to hold the press conference that the organizers of the Summit of the Peoples, to take place from January 25 to 27 in that city, carried out on Friday to make the public and open call to this event. Read more

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