Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The 18th parallel table in CMPCC began to discuss their issues

BANNED • The forum sponsored by the CONAMAQ called Table 18 was installed despite the opposition of the Government .


Toward Table 18.
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LA PAZ, Bolivia. — The so-called table 18 on Collective Rights and Rights of Mother Earth, whose conformation was rejected by the Bolivian Government of Evo Morales, finally settled yesterday at 13.45. The place of the forum is a restaurant and is located about two blocks from campus where environmental issues are discussed in other 17 official government tables.

The promoter of the installation of the table 18, Rafael Quispe said

"We have spoken to the Head of State. According to Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca the President will meet with CONAMAQ, which I think is a good step forward. "
Topics to be discussed are:
  • Mosetenes Indians of north of La Paz will present on pollution caused by the oil exploitation carried out by the company Petroandina in its territory.
  • The Qulla people will discuss the negative environmental impact of mining the San Cristobal mine in Potosi.
  • The residents of Corocoro denounce pollution of its rivers by mining of copper.
Among the sponsors of Table 18 are: Center for the Study of Labor and Agrarian Development (CEDLA), Environmental Forum for Development (Fobomade) and Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA), and representatives of indigenous organizations.


Presidency spokesman, Ivan Canelas, said Monday that there is no Table 18:

" This table does not exist, because the event is international in character."

Source: LA RAZON

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