By Gustavo Castro Soto
76% of IDB funds come from bond sales in the private financial market. The campaign urges institutional investors to boycott future IDB bond purchases until it complies with demands and ceases its environmental and social destruction.
Every seven seconds, somewhere in the world, a child under the age of 10 dies from the direct and indirect effects of hunger, said Jean Ziegler, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, recently. He added that every day 100,000 people die of hunger or its consequences; that every four minutes a man loses his sight due to lack of vitamin A; and that the number of undernourished people grew between 2001 and 2002 from 810 to 840 million people. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the poverty that afflicts 220 million people, unemployment, foreign debt, the violation of human rights, migration, and the institutionalized violence of supposedly democratic governments stain the Continent with blood. One can only conclude that the neoliberal model of the capitalist system, and both, have not shown themselves to be the ones to solve the poverty that is deepening in the world. This ‘development model’ is rather for a few.
The boycott campaign demands that the IDB stop claiming the debts of poor countries; stop promoting harmful privatization and free trade projects; and to stop financing oil, gas and mining projects in Latin America. The boycott strategy is based on the model of the divestment campaign of the anti-Apartheid movement. That movement helped bring down the racist Apartheid government in South Africa.
76% of IDB funds come from bond sales in the private financial market. The campaign urges institutional investors to boycott future IDB bond purchases until it complies with demands and ceases its environmental and social destruction. This element of the boycott has been launched by citizens of North America, Europe and East Asia, where the IDB obtains the bonds that finance most of its operations. The second element is the massive mobilization and protest by those who have been impacted by IDB projects, to reject IDB projects in their communities and to exert pressure on their governments so that they do not accept more loans from the IDB. Bank. Currently, indigenous communities in Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico (Oaxaca, Chiapas, among other states) have blocked some IDB projects.
This boycott has also been modeled on the growing boycott of World Bank bonds. Using the same strategy, the Boycott of the World Bank has over 100 institutional firms including, for example, the largest union in the United States, the Teamsters; the Cities of Milwaukee and San Francisco; and the University of New Mexico. TIAA-CREF, the largest pension foundation in the United States, sold all of its World Bank bonds, after the lobbying campaigns. The Boycott against the World Bank combines financial pressure - currently impacting billions of dollars of investment - with protests from organizations and grassroots movements in more than 35 countries, on 5 continents. The Boycott Against the World Bank has committed to working closely with the IDB campaign.
While the IDB declares that it has helped improve the region's social and economic indicators, the reality is that it has caused significant social and environmental damage, negatively affecting many of the poorest communities in the region. There are a large number of areas where the IDB's history has been especially dire. Compared to other international financial institutions, the IDB's environmental policy (or the lack of one) is at the bottom of the list. Some members of the campaign against the IDB are horrified by the bank's new environmental policy, approved on March 18, 2004. This policy confirms the total lack of commitment on environmental matters that has been cited by grassroots organizations in Latin America. A clear example of this is the Camisea gas project in Peru. Although this was rejected by the Export-Import Bank of the United States for environmental reasons, the IDB approved it.
The lack of a clear policy on the issue of indigenous peoples represents another concern. The IDB is one of the most undemocratic financial institutions and has continually refused to establish a clear framework to safeguard the rights of indigenous communities affected by its projects. A clear example is the Puebla Panama Plan, which has become the death penalty for many communities. The execution of projects of the Plan Puebla Panama means the loss of land and the traditional survival of the communities.
Given the IDB's history in the region, members of the campaign against the IDB have resolved to intensively counter the IDB's public image and financing. We reproduce the Declaration against the IDB below.
Civil Society Against the IDB
Out of 22 countries and 638 organizations have started a campaign against the IDB. These countries are: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Spain, the United States, Guatemala, Haiti, the Netherlands, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Sweden, Thailand and Uruguay.
Against the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Around 1,500 representatives of various organizations, networks, and social sectors from 15 countries in Mesoamerica, the Caribbean, and other parts of the world, participants in the Days of Resistance, held during the II Mesoamerican Forum Against Dams, "For the Water and the Life of the Peoples ", the III Week of Biological and Cultural Diversity and this IV Mesoamerican Forum for the Self-Determination and Resistance of the Peoples, we evaluate the role of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in the region and consider the following:
Through loans, the IDB promotes the privatization of social services, such as health, and access to drinking water and therefore negatively affects the well-being of the people in Central America and the Caribbean.
IDB projects cause irreparable damage to the rich diversity of plant, animal and tropical forest species in Central America and the Caribbean
The Neoliberal System promoted by the IDB causes the looting of indigenous resources, the theft of natural resources, plants, traditional medicine and indigenous knowledge by transnational corporations for their own benefit.
IDB projects through the Puebla Panama Plan (PPP) contribute to forced displacement of indigenous peoples and communities, and especially to the impoverishment of women.
That there is a growing tendency for the IDB to impose its neoliberal decentralization policies on local governments, including municipalities, in which it is promoting the privatization of services. In addition, the IDB finances various social programs, which, like the occupation armies, try to buy the minds and hearts of the people, offering little perks and patches that do nothing more than try to hide the obvious: their programs are designed and implemented thinking of the interests of large corporations.
The IDB projects are accompanied by a militarization of the borders in all the countries of the region, persecution of social leaders and violation of Human Rights.
The IDB is part of the strategies of imperial domination over the Continent.
The IDB is the cause of:
-Increase in the external and internal debt of poor countries,
-The loss of sovereignty of governments and peoples.
-The violation of human rights and destruction of the environment.
We call on the citizens of the Americas to exert pressure on their governments not to accept more conditional loans from the IDB and to suspend payments on the external debt.
Indigenous organizations, the undersigned members of environmental, human rights, and social justice organizations who attended the 2003 Peoples' Resistance Jornadas, firmly hold that the future of Latin America depends on the self-determination of its peoples.
BE IT RESOLVED, to reject the IDB projects and their policies that cause harmful impacts on the cultures of indigenous peoples, the economy and the environment. We are determined to oppose any IDB policy that gives preferential treatment to private investors at the expense of the citizens of our countries.
Done in the city of La Esperanza, Intibucá, on July 20, 2003 and ratified in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on July 22, 2003. They sign:
AUSTRALIA (1): Oxfam Australia; BRAZIL (2): Cry of the Continental Excluded, Movement Affected by Dams MAB; CANADA (6): Bear Clan of Maxam Lake, Centro Internacional de Investigación Desarrollo, Juventud del Mundo, La Colmena and COMPA / Canada, Social Justice Committee, Rights Action (Rights Action), COLOMBIA (1): Coordinadora Nacional Agraria (CNA ); COSTA RICA (32): Cantoral Agenda for Homeless Women, Costa Rican Women's Alliance, Development Association, Gulf Fishermen's Association, Association of Secondary Education Teachers, Association of Labor Promotion Services, National Association of Telecommunications Workers, Education Center and Training, Study and Publications Center-Alforja, CEUS del Golfo, Solón Núñez Clinic, Council 12 points, Council of Student Associations, Popular Meeting, Federation for Environmental Conservation, World Trade Union Federation, National Indigenous Forum, University Ecological Front, Pacificar Foundation, FTAA Study Group, Christian Worker Youth, International League for Peace and Freedom, National Peasant Table, Costa Rican Autonomous Community Movement, Urban Popular Action Movement, Workers and Peasants Movement, Agrarian Platform, Platform Against ALCA, Union Banco Popular, Union of Professionals in Science as Economics, Union of Employees of the Social Security Fund, Personal Union, University of Costa Rica; CUBA (2): National Association of Small Farmers, World Economy Research Center: EL SALVADOR (99): Andamos, ARDM, Asoc. Integral Development Committee for Transformation, Asociación "Vamos" Red Sinti Techan, Asociación Amigos del Environment, Community Association Cantón El Limón Sonapango, Cordes JR. Association, Association of Women for Dignity and Life, Association of Communities affected by the cuillo, Association of Period Students, Association of Salvadoran Women in Action, Association of Radios and Programs, Livestock Farmers' Association, National Association of Agricultural Workers, National Association of Ministry Workers, Association for the Lake Ilopango Basin, Association for Municipal Development, Association for Awareness and Recovery, New Generation Human Development Association, Salvadoran Association of Chimchontepec Mountaineering, Salvadoran Magistral Bases, Popular Youth Block, CARTYL, Cari Tas de El Salvador, Caritas Santa Ana, Central de Mujeres Campesinas, Center for Study and Labor Support, Information Center on Investment and Trade, Radial Orientation Center for Salvad Women, Salvadoran Technology Center, North Regional University Center, Citizenship and Development, Medical College of El Salvador, ASO Analysis Committee, AIDS Committee, Ana Silvia Olán Analysis Committee, Consumer Defense Committee, Joya de Ceren Disaster Prevention Committee, San Simón River Management Committee Municipal Mayor's Office, Committee Advocacy for Agricultural Development, Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero National Committee, El Salvador Communal Agreement, Confederation of Agrarian Reform Cooperatives, Community Coordinating Council, Consortium of NGOs for Civic Education, Coordinator of the Bagolen Pay Mangle Movement Soa, CRIPDES, Team of the Service to the Base Community, Corn Team, Peasant Workers School, Federation of Associations and Sindi. Indepen., Federation of Association and Trade Unions, Federation of Workers' Trade Unions, Federation of Forest Trade Unions, Federation of Independent Trade Unions of El Salvador, Agricultural Forum, Civil Society Forum, El Salvador Migrants Forum, Norwegian Forum for the Environment, Farabundo Front Martí for National Liberation, CORDES Foundation, SHARE Foundation Building a New El Salvador Today, Foundation for L and D for ID, Segundo Montes Foundation, FUNPROCOOP, Grupo Gestor Committee of the Comptroller of Citizens and, Grupo Solidario 22 de Abril, Iglesia Luterana , Inter Comunal del Sur de Ahuachupan, Intercommunal del Río Grande de San Miguel, Instituto Permacultura de El Salvador (IPES), Las Melidas, Global Table Permanent Table of Rural Women, Salvadoran Community Movement, Alternative Social Activation Movement, Secondary Students Movement , Movement of Young Environmentalists, New Generation Youth Movement, Popular Movement of Resistance cia 12 de Octubre, Northern Popular Movement, Women in Action, OIKOS Solidaridad, Rural Community Organization, OXFAM International, Nuestra Señora Del Carmen Parish, Campesino a Campesino Program, El Salvador Community Project, Citizens Against Transgenics Network, Red Citizen Action Against CORDES., Pesticides Action Network Ecological Unit, Consumers Network, Sustainable National Agricultural Network, Sinti Techan Network, XXIII Century: Sustainable Peace, Agricultural Missions, Union of Social Workers, SUTTEL, Salvadoran Ecological Unit, University Lutheran, WINAKA; SPAIN (3): Socio-Political Action, Catalan Association of Professionals for Cooperation, Observatory of Debt in Globalization; UNITED STATES (23): ABOUT / NoPPP, American Friends Service Committee, California State University - Northridge (students), Campaign for the Demilitarization of the Americas (CADA), Boycott IDB Campaign, Center for Economic Justice (CEJ) / No PPP , National Labor Committee, Coalition Against Privatizations in ESCYA, Immokalee Workers Coalition, CSUN, Denver Justice and Peace Committee, Global Exchange, Indymedia San Francisco, Interaction, International Rivers Network (IRN), La Colmena Colectivo, Programa por los Derechos Humans and Justice, Popular Radios, Rising Roots International (RRI), Native Americas / Indian Country Today Magazines, University of Berkeley, CA. (students), Food Fifst Information & Action Network, OXFAM International; GUATEMALA (54): ADI CPRRP, Alliance for Life and Peace, APROSAN, Uprooted Population Consultative Assembly (ACPD), ADHSC Association, Chorti Development Association, United Women Association, Petén University Students Association, Community Development Promotion Association , Civil Association Marching to DI, ACODEQUESA, APCVP, International Peace Brigades, CALDH, CEADEL, CEIBA, Center for Popular Research and Education, International Center for Development Research, Father Hermógenes Center, CIDECA, CIEP, University Student Coordinator of the USAC , Coordinator of Mothers and Fathers of Families, National Coordinator of Peasant Organizations, National Indigenous Peasant Coordinator, National Union and Popular Coordinator (CNSP), COMACH, Committee of Peasant Unity (CUC), Committee of Settlers, CONAPANG, COMUNICARTE, Population Communities in Resistencia Petén (CPR), Community Development Council, Rights in Action Guatemala, Indigenous Defense, Federation of Agronomy Students (FEAG), Petenero Front Against Dams, GRUFEPROMEFAM, Hijos y Hijas para la Identidad y Justicia conta el Olvido y el Silencio (HIJOS), IXMUCANÉ, Youth of Unity of Union and Popular Action, Mama Maquín, Mesa Global, National Roundtable for Migration in Guatemala (MENAMIG), Guatemalan Student Movement, Ixchel Maya Women's Organization, Pastoral Social Campesina, Agrarian Platform, Community Network of Central America for Disaster Prevention, SADEGUA, Union of Education Workers of G, Union of Guatemalan Education Workers, Union and Popular Action Unit, Victims of War, Waqxaqibl B'atz '; HAITI (1): 1. Haitian Platform for Alternative Development (PAPDA); NETHERLANDS (1): 1. Play Fair Europe and Global People's Action; HONDURAS (190): Acción Universitaria, ACITMF, AHTT, AMPAS, APLA, Afroamérica XXI, Alternativa, Permanent People's Assembly Against Privatizations, Independent Advisor Ms Denmark, Asociación Empresas y Cooperativas Agropecuarias FM, Asociación Col. A. Andrade y Asociados, Asociación Com . Ind. Tolupanes, Honduras-Cuba Friendship Association, Andar Association, National Peasant Association, Honduras Development Association, Association of Small Producers of Olancho, Association of Agricultural Producers, Morolica, Ecological Association of Univ., Honduran Association of Coffee Producers, Association Nacional de Campesinos de Honduras, National Association of Public Employees, National Association of Economic Workers, National Association for Art and Culture, Coordinating Bloc of Boards of Honduras, Popular Bloc Colomongagua, Bloque Popular Comayagua, Bloque Popular Copán, Bloque Popular Intibucá, Popular Block Marcala and the Peoples of the Sierra, Basic Changes, Cáritas Comayagua, Cáritas Nacional, Cáritas Pastoral Social Honduras, CDT, CCH, CEFEDIH, Central de Patronatos de la Venta Gualaco (CEPAVEG), Central Nacional Trabajadores del Campo, Central Unitaria de Trabajadores de Honduras, Centro de Derechos de Mujeres, Centro de Integración Juven il Hondureño, Center for Women's Studies-Honduras, Honduran Center for Community Development Promotion, International Center for Information on Crops, CISP, IDO Youth Environmental Club, CNTC, COCAUPRAH, CODESPA, COMPA Honduras, COFADEH, Coinver Feminist University Women Collective, College of Pedagogues, Honduran College of Economists, Honduras Agronomist College, Hond Professional College. Overcoming Teaching, Professional College Union Magisterial of Honduras, College Teachers of Middle Education Honduras, Valley of Syria Environmental Committee, Ladies Committee United Nations Vol., Human Rights Committee, Committee Defense and Desa Flora and Fauna Golf. Fonseca, Committee of Detained Disappeared Relatives Honduras, Honduran Committee for Peace, Committee for the Defense of the Honduran Consumer, Committee for Development, Jolocal Community, Gualaco, CONAMINH, Confederation of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras, Honduran Confederation of Cooperatives, National Federation of Federation Patronatos (CONAFEP), Unitary Confederation of Honduran Workers, Civic Council of Org. Popular and Indigenous People of Honduras (COPINH), Council of Rural Organizations of Honduras, University Student Council, National Indigenous Council of Honduras, National Council for Cooperative Women Honduras, Council for the Integral Development of Rural Women, Consorcio de Inversiones SA, Cooperativa Redondel of Artisans Foods of the Social Sector, Coordinator of Residents of Honduras, Coordinator of Banana Unions and Agroindutri, Coordinator of Popular Organizations of Aguán, Diario Tiempo, Eco Una, EDUCSA, Empresa Asociativa Campesinos TOMAS NATIVI, Black Women Link, Ethnic Government Link, School MR Alvarado, Escuela Normal de Occidente, Federation of Pech Indigenous Tribes of Honduras (FETRIPH), Tawhaka Indigenous Federation of Honduras, FENAESH, Intibucá Department Branch, Sula Valley Social Forum, Gualaco Local Forest Forum, Fraternal Negra, Defense Front from COPEMH, Revolutionary University Force, Wat Environmental Foundation a, Popol Nahtún Foundation, HER, Catholic Church, Alfonso Guillen Zelaya Institute, Cooperative Research Training Institute, D. Napoleón Soto Institute, Hond Institute. Educ. By Radio, Inter Foros, Iseri Lidawani, Miscune Water Board, Democratic Unification Youth, The Voice of the Below, Los Necios, Belén Zonal Market, Iserilidawamari Afrogarifuna Movement, "Matraca" Artistic Movement, Aguán Peasant Movement (MCA ), Caminante Cultural Movement, Dolores Cruz Women's Movement, Honduran Student Movement, Aguán Valley Student Movement (MEVA), Revolutionary Democratic Liberal Movement, Padilla Visitation Women for Peace Movement, Sierra Women, Renewed Intibucan Woman, NICORASS, OFRANEH, Franciscan Order, Hond Peasant Organization. National Sustainable Development, Hond Organization. Equit Social Development. Between towns, Small Reg. Organization. Prod. Agropecuarios Sta. Bárba, Ethnic Community Development Organization, Lenca Indigenous Organization of Honduras, Parro. Sant. Trinidad Gr. Pop. They walk. For Peace, Honduras Workers Party, Innovation Party and Democratic Social Unit, Democratic Unification Party, Pastoral Juvenil Olancho, Pastoral Social Caritas de Honduras, Pastoral Social Juticalpa, Pastoral Social Santa Rosa, Pastoral Universitaria, Regional Board of SB, Sectorial Board of Comayaguela, Board of Trustees of Honduras, UNDP, First Honduran Professional College of Teachers, PROHECO, Marcala Parish Agricultural Development Project, Garífuna People, Indigenous Peoples, Progreso Radio, Alternative Community Marketing Network (COMAL), Sustainable Development Network, Rehpadec Honduran Network , National Autonomous Service of Aqueducts and Sewers, Union of the Beverage and Similar Industry, Union of Workers of Bottling Company of Sula, Union of Workers of the Fabric Railroad Co, Union of Workers of the Country, Union of Honduran Sellers, Union of National Patronage of the Childhood, Union of the Autonomous Aqueduct Service and ACLANT, Sindicato Trab. National Pedagogical University, Medical and Similar Workers Union, Cement Industry Workers Union, National Agrarian Institute Workers Union, National Autonomous University of Honduras Union, Occi Popular Bloc Workers' Unions, SITRAINFOP, SITRAPANI, Green Wood Collective Society, STYBYS, Tribu La Ceiba, La Lima Tribe, Laundry Tribe, Student Unit, Union of Comu. Org. From the Aguán Region, Union of Peasant Women, Union of Rural Workers, Revolutionary Union of the People, Cristian Ulenm University, National Autonomous University Honduras, Francisco Morazán National Pedagogical University, National Agricultural University, UNICOM, UNICORASS, Via Campesina; IRELAND (1): Trocaire; ITALY (3): Caritas Italia, Regional Action Center for Cooperation, TERRA NUEVA; MEXICO (137): Global Action of the Peoples, Cantoral Agenda of Abandoned Women, Chiapas Civic Alliance, AMAP, DH Area, Independent and Democratic ARIC, Antzetik yu-un Cañadas, Arrieros de Chalchihuitán, El Paso Workers Association, Interdisciplinary Association of Chiapas, Rural Collective Interest Association, Boca de Pollen, Casita de la Paz, CASFA, CELR, Center for Political Analysis. and Inv. Social and Economic (CAPISE), Digna Ochoa Human Rights Center, Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center, Tepeyac Human Rights Center of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mixteca Peasant Integral Development Center, Santa María de Guadalupe Educational Center, University Rural Studies Center, Community Action Policy and Economic Research Center (CIEPAC), International Economic Research Center, Tomás de Aquino Philosophical Studies Center, Indigenous Center for Integral Training, CEDIAC, CEPACOMAC, CEPAZ, CIAM, CIDECI Las Casas, CIESAS, CIOAC, CIRSA, CLAEES, Democratic CNC, Immokala Workers Coalition, COCIDEP, CODICH, El Cortamotaja Collective, UNACH Feminary Collective, Chiapas Support Committee, Witzilton Community, Confederation of Agrarian Reform Cooperatives, Council of Organizations of Doctors and Indigenous Midwives of Chiapas (COMPITCH), Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca Ricardo Flores Magón, C Latin American Council of Churches, Coopera Tú, Coordination of Civil Resistance of Costa Rica, Diocesan Coordinator of Women CODIMUJ, Senior Coordinator, Comprehensive Coordinator of the Fight Against ALCA and WTO, Coordinator of Civil Society in Resistance, Coordinator of Autonomous Organizations of Chiapa, Corporation Corazón, CORECO, DESMI, Despertar Maya, Jitotol Region Diaconia, San José Buenavista Diaconia, San Juan Chamula Diaconia, Education for Peace (EDUPAZ), Tzotzil Human Rights Chenalhó Team, Indigenous Ecological Federation of Chiapas, Flor de Pantelhó, Flor de Los Altos , Forum for Sustainable Development, Strength of Mayan Women, FPLN, Free Frequency, Authentic Labor Front, Chiapaneco Front Against Dams border region, Front of Popular Struggle September 15, Front of Peoples in Defense of the Land Atenco, Frente in Defense of Sovereignty and Peoples' Rights, Young Students Union Front, Father Adolfo Kolping Foundation, León XIII Foundation, Gru Collective Work Group, Group of Indigenous Communicators, Popular Action Solidarity Group, Hermano Sol, INESIN, Indymedia Chiapas, Instituto Maya, Jolo'm Mayaetik, Jlumaltik, Lunatik, Maderas del Pueblo del Sureste, Mayavinik, Media Luna, Melel Xojobal, Minas de Ámbar, Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts, Guadalupe Mission, San José Mission, Zapatista Indigenous Agrarian Movement, Independent Women's Movement, Our Voice, Kolping Society, OCEZ, ODEMICH, OMIRS, Ch'ul Jmetik Balumil Agroecological Organization, Organización of Biological Farmers, Organization of Indigenous Midwives, Altamirano Parish, San Andrés Parish, Santo Domingo Parish, Santo Tomás Apóstol Parish, Huitiupán Parish, Revolutionary Party of Workers, Pastoral Social Chenalhó, Pastoral Social Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Paz y Tercer Mundo, Community Communication Averages, Believing People, Puente Cancún Indymedia Chiapas, Network of Community Defenders of Human Rights, National Network of Gender and Economy, Mexican Action Network Against Free Trade (RMALC), International Service for PEACE (SIPAZ), Sna Tzibajom, Las Abejas Civil Society, Huitiupán Civil Society, Tseltal - Tzotzil Producers Cooperative Society, Maya Winik Cooperative Society , Sociedad Cooperativa Sabanilla Chiapas, UAQ, UENPS, Union and Popular Action Unit, Emiliano Zapata Vive Peasant Union, Union of Indigenous Communities of the Northern Isthmus (UCIZONI), Union of Peasants of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, Union of Sierra Juárez Organizations , Tzotzil Union for Productive Diversification, Yamtel Ach Winik, Yomblej; NICARAGUA (66): Action Against Hunger, Alliance for Life and Peace, Ceibita Drinking Water Association, Masaya Consumers Association, Nicaragua Consumers Defense Association, Nicaragua Consumer Defense Association, Citizen Defense Association, Association of Field Workers, Association Daughters and Children of Maize, Women and Community Association, Association for the Development of Agro-ecological Region, Nicaraguan Resistance Association Israel Galeano, Svalorna Association, February 26 Brigade, Casa Alianza Nicaragua, Casa de la Mujer Bocana de Paiwas , International Economic Research Center, "Antonio Valdivieso" Ecumenical Center, Popular Legal Center, Matagalpa Women Collective, Intercongregational Commission for Justice and Peace, Municipal Development Committee, Leon for Peace Committee, Zapatista Solidarity Committee, Sor María Romero Committees, COMPA Nicaragua , Christian Grassroots Communities, ATC General Agricultural Confederation, Convergence Movement of the Peoples of the Americas, Rubén Darío Cooperative, Municipal Project Coordinator, National Coordinator of Retreat Officials, Coordinator of the Mozonte Indigenous People, Nicaraguan Christians for the Poor, CST-1BE / CRSM., Cuso Canada, Centro Humbolt, Editorial Anama Ediciones , National Federation of Textile Unions, Development Cooperation Fund, FORUM SYD, POPOL NA Foundation, El Arenal Solidarity Group, Arenal Masaya Solidarity Group, Women and Community Institute, April 10 Youth, Media, Monexicos-Nahuas-Chorotegas , Environmentalist Movement, Nicaraguan Community Movement, Urban Popular Action Movement, Alternative Social Activation Movement, Northern Popular Movement, Movement for Life, Matagalpa Social Movement, Nicaraguan Social Movement, Nicaragua Network, POPOL NA Community House, People Indigenous of Mozonte, Network of Civil Organizations of Ometepe, National Network for Consumer Defense, RPM, Union o National Construction, SUKAWALA, National Union of Students of Nicaragua, Polytechnic University of Nicaragua; PANAMÁ (11): Small and Medium Producers Association of p, Cáritas Panamá, CEPAS, National Center of Workers, Committee for the Defense of the Land and the Santa María River, National Confederation of Independent Trade Union Unity, Trade Union Convergence, Coordinadora Campesina Contra los Reservoirs, Movement April 10 Tabasara, Peasant Movement in defense of Río Cobre, Pastoral Social Panama; SWEDEN (1): FORUM SYD; THAILAND (1): Southeast Asia Rivers Network; URUGUAY (2): World Tropical Forest Movement, Civil Society "Los Abajos".
Another world is possible!
* By Gustavo Castro Soto
CIEPAC; Chiapas, Mexico