- Published on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 14:14
La Via Campesina International with representatives from Europe and Latin America are meeting in Madrid from the 14th to 18th of May to affirm their united opposition to the trade agreements which threaten small and medium sized producers from both continents.
The EU is holding a summit in Madrid with Latin American leaders where it hopes to close the aggressive agreements during the Spanish presidency of the EU.
These agreements have no benefit whatsoever to farmers and citizens on either side of the Atlantic.
- Published on Friday, 23 April 2010 09:22
- Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 22:38
Speech of Itelvina Masioli from Via Campesina and Evo Morales, the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia
- Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 08:48
1 – INTRODUCTION .
Haiti has just experienced the worst disaster of its history on January 12, 2010. More than fifty percent of the city of Puerto-Principe has been destroyed. It has been officially reported (by the President Preval) that there have been 300,000 deaths, 250, 000 injured and 1.2 million homeless.
The earthquake also hit other areas of the country. More than eighty percent of the city of Leogane has been destroyed, more than 60% of Jacmel. Other municipalities were hit hard: Kenskoff, Croix des Bouquets, Archahaie, Gressier in the West.
Apart from Jacmel, in the South East, municipalities like Marigot, Cayes- Jacmel, Lavallée de Jacmel, Bainet have also suffered consequences.
In the Central Plateau (center of the country, the base of MPP) many communal areas lost many houses but there were no deaths on its land.