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Press Conference Via Campesina 16-Jan At 13h30

16 January 2004 @ 0 h 00 min GMT

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VIA CAMPESINA PRESS CONFERENCE Friday, January 16 Venue:Leela’s Banquet, Hall Opposite Hotel Jayprakash, near Railway station, Goregaon (East), Mumbai – 400 063 Time 1:30 PM

Via Campesina, the international peasant movement, will hold a press conference in Mumbay where farmer leaders from all over the world will explain Via Campesina’s startegy and objectives regarding the struggle against neo-liberal polices and their participation in the events in Mumbai. With colorful dresses and seeds from all the continents, delegates will start with a symbolic ceremony. Speakers include Mr. Rafael Alegria, General Secretary of Via Campesina Mr. Henry Saragih-Indonesia, Mrs.Yung Geum Soon-South Korea, Mr. Jose Bove-France, Mrs. Francisca Rodriguez-Chile and all members of the International Coordinating Committee of Via Campesina.

VIA CAMPESINA CONTACT INFORMATION IN MUMBAI VIA CAMPESINA office in Mumbay: JJ Hospital Nursing Association, Bungalow No. 2 Madh Road, Malad (West) (Next to INS Hamla, Before Aksha Beach) Tel +91 22 2844 6286 E-mail: desal@laneta.apc.org

Press contacts Nico Verhagen, mobile 98206 54422 (English/Espanol/Francais) Xavier Delwarte mobile 98194 70008 (Francais/English) Maria Elena Martinez mobile 98194 90044 (Espanol/English/Portugues)

ViaCampesina spokespeople mobile numbers: (If calling from outside India, dial +91 22 before each number) 98207 82967 Secretaria Operativa Internacional, Rafael Alegria, Honduras 98206 54400 Asia, Henry Saragih / FSPI /Indonesia 98207 83449 Asia, Mrs. Yuun / KFA/ Korea 98207 36310 Europe, Paul Nicholson / CPE / Pais Vasco 98207 83448 America, Itelvina Massioli / MST Brazil 98207 36309 America, Francisca Rodriguez/ Anamuri / Chile 98207 82976 Africa, Diamantino Nhampossa/ UNAC / Mozambique

Globalize the struggle, globalize the hope! GLOBALICEMOS LA LUCHA, GLOBALICEMOS LA ESPERANZA!

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