A chara, - The article by Deirdre McQuillan on Colombian coffee production ("The journey from bean to cup", Magazine, November 16th) would appear to have been written from only one point of view. Nestlé, the company that invited Ms McQuillan to Colombia, is a large multinational whose human rights record in that country has been questioned on many occasions.
On 22nd August, 2013 a Uruguayan radio station interviewed José Antonio Gutiérrez on the Agrarian Strike taking place in Colombia at present. In Spanish: http://www.uniradio.edu.uy/?p=14454
Source: Antonio Carmona, The Bullet
After years of strategic dialogue and an arduous process of electoral inscription, Puerto Rico can now count on an organized alternative, a political party that is committed to defending the interests of the working-class and marginalized sectors of the island's population. On November 6, 2012, the new Working People's Party (Partido del Pueblo Trabajador, PPT) will run 71 candidates, from governor to members of the municipal legislative assembly. "Breaking the electoral barrier" and "Puerto Rico should be governed by those who sweat for it" are the slogans that the PPT brings to the 2012 elections.
by Gustavo Torres
Traditional food systems are disappearing as large-scale farming expands.
Farming, as a campesino or indigenous family practice that for centuries ensured natural food on Paraguayan land, is threatened by a small number of producers that are developing a farming model based on large-scale modern agricultural technology, which continually decreases the need for manual labor and in which multinational corporations take control of much of Paraguay's natural resources like land, water, and biodiversity.
Gearóid Ó Loingsigh
Q. What is your evaluation of the campaign one year after the beginning of the boycott?
The world wide campaign against Coca Cola is an on going systematic global process which includes various activities of protest, mobilization, a call for disinvestments in those institutions where Coca Cola is represented and a consumer boycott of its products; any way of expressing your rejection of the company.