Left Spring in Latin America - Historic Opportunity for Europe

16 October 2007 - Event
Date
16 October 2007
VENUE: De balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam TIME: Tuesday, 16 October 2007, 20h30 No reservations needed - entrance free Four indigenuous leaders from the Andean and Amazonian regions of Latin America will debate the impacts of Europe's role in agrofuels, mega-infrasturcture projects and free trade agreements. The delegation is composed by Miguel Palacin (Peru), Blanca Chancosa (Ecuador), Luis Evelis (Colombia) en Rodolfo Lopez (Bolivia) - leaders who are playing a prominent role in the struggles for social transformation and change in Latin America. Miguel Palacin, of the Confederation of the Indigenuous Peoples of the Andean region (CAOI) will also present the Enlazando Alternativas event being organised next May 2008 in Lima Peru by social movements and civil society organisations from both Latin America and Europe. He will also present the case of Mining in Peru at the Permanent People's Tribunal Update Hearing in The Hague on Monday October 15th. After meetings with Parlaimentarians and NGOs in the Netherlands, the Indigenuous Peoples delgation will continue their "Indigenuous Peoples diplomatic Mission" and proceed to Belgium for meetings with MEPs, the EC and NGOs and also to Spain to participate in Barcelona and Madrid in the Week of Action on Debt.