- Published on Tuesday, 19 January 2010 06:33
Yes Iderle and I are alive. I was in Papaye at the time of the disaster. I was giving a training session. I was left without any means of communication. But for the last three days we have had some access to communication and we are starting to get some information. We will keep you informed as time goes on.
The situation is terrible in Port-au-Prince. We are now talking about 100 to 200 000 casualties. The city is practically destroyed. The offices of MPP and MPNKP in Port-au-Prince with their equipment have disappeared. The office in Tèt Kole has not been damaged. Many members of La Via Campesina have lost their house and all their possessions. They have also lost members of their family.
- Published on Monday, 18 January 2010 10:04
by Iderle Brenus, Via Campesina Caribean
- Published on Saturday, 16 January 2010 01:50
Dear colleagues and friends:
Through this letter, we communicate our deepest sympathy and solidarity with the Haitian people who are now dealing with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that caused thousands of deaths, wounded and missing. We share our sorrow over the disaster and send an embrace of solidarity to the Haitian people, and especially our friends of La Via Campesina in Haiti. We hope that they will overcome this terrible situation. Referring to history we recall the strength and determination of the people of Haiti who were the first in America to abolish slavery in a definite way.
- Published on Thursday, 14 January 2010 05:56
Pursuant to its statutes, the World Trade Organisation must hold an assembly with all its members every two years. Practice is quite far from statutes. Indeed, due to the difficulties encountered by negotiations to successfully accomplish the Doha Round, there has not been a meeting of all the WTO members since the last WTO conference took place in December 2005. In order to convene a plenary meeting without running the risk of a new negotiations setback, the Director-General of the WTO had called up the representatives of the 153 countries members of the WTO and the 56 countries having the status of observers not for a negotiation session but a discussion meeting and assessment of multilateral negotiations.