Asunción del Paraguay. 10 al 15 de agosto 2010.
One of the main Argentinean peasant organizations, the Santiago del Estero Peasant Movement (MOCASE), considers food sovereignty and an integral agrarian reform as priorities. Read more
All indications are that the controversial company Montana Exploradora from Guatemala will have to end their activities in San Miguel de Ixtahuacán and Sipacapa municipalities, in San Marcos department. Read more
“We are moving towards finding another paradigm of life, based on equality, sovereignty, integration and the principle of solidarity among peoples” said the Latin American movements to several Presidents of the region, at the closing ceremony of the 4th Americas Social Forum, held in Paraguay. Read more
Haitian peasant movements are denouncing that the supposed philanthropy of Monsanto is a front to close business deals in the future. The farmers want their struggle to be known around the world. Read more
“As women, we are the ones who maintain hope. And I think that while we do this, we need to encourage many other women and tell them to dare to go out, to raise their voices, to avoid being afraid to speak. (…) Women have been told to be afraid within our social and cultural circles. (…) We are covered by a blanket of fear, but we need to move forward with a blanket of hope”, said Jakeline Romero Epiayu.
The European Union (EU) made clear this Friday in Geneva that it is ready to block the advance of the negotiations at the United Nations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights violations.
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