Information Press Farmers Forum 8th Of September

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2003 GYMNASIO AND CASA DE LA CULTURA "CUXIM BAXAAL" AVENIDA YAXCHILAN, CANCÚN, QUINTANA ROO With the participation of peasant and indigenous communities from Mexico and from all continents, to convey a sense of international solidarity among the people suffering from WTO policies, We will inaugurate the "International Farmers and Indigenous Forum" on September 8 at 10 a.m. in the Gimnasio and Casa de la Cultura "Cuxim Baxaal", Avenida Yaxchilan, en Cancún, Quintana Roo.

With this mystical ceremony we intend to rescue the history, culture, and music of the people, and above all the unquestionable significance of corn as a core our cultures.

We also invite you to visit us in the Vía Campesina/ UNORCA office to arrange interviews with the members of te Vía Campesina delegation. We are located in the "Biblioteca Deportiva Municipal" in the Gimnasio "Cuxim Baxaal", next to the Lasalle School, entering the complex from the Avenida Yaxchilan.

How to contact the Vía Campesina delegation in Cancún (September 5-15):
• For media inquiries: (0052-998) 896 4148 (press coordination cell phone for the Vía Campesina delegation)
• Vía Campesina speakers outside of the officual conferences space, who participate in actions, marches and other events: (+52-998) 896 5543 (cell phone),
• Vía Campesina speakers incide the oficial conference space: (+52-998) 896 5150 (cell phone),
• For questions about the program of logistics: (0052-998) 884 – 6675 (office line), Email: with copy to:, or to

Rafael Alegría Operative Secretary of La Vía Campesina
Alberto Gómez Flores President of UNORCA Coordinator of La Vía Campesina for the region of North America