• Released after 16 years in US jails, 2 Cuban heroes speak to Scotland

    Released after 16 years in US jails, 2 Cuban heroes speak to Scotland

  • Joint Statement by Scottish Cuba & Venezuela Solidarity Campaigns

    Joint Statement by Scottish Cuba & Venezuela Solidarity Campaigns

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  • Elaine Smith, MSP and Dr Stephen Wilkinson on 2016 Cuban Developments

    Elaine Smith, MSP and Dr Stephen Wilkinson on 2016 Cuban Developments

  • SHOP CUBA - Books, DVDs, T-shirts, Music, Coffee & much more!

    SHOP CUBA - Books, DVDs, T-shirts, Music, Coffee & much more!

Sunday 25 October 11am – 4.30pm

STUC, Woodlands Road, Glasgow

MAKING A BETTER WORLD POSSIBLE, DEFENDING THE PLANET

2015 latin conf A5

DEFENDING THE PLANET AND HUMAN RIGHTS   
Angela Ortiz and Danilo Urrea - Colombia
Angelica Ortiz of Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu and Danilo Urrea of Friends of the Earth Colombia on the struggles of rural communities and environmentalists against the massive Cerrejon mine

Lunch
MAKING A BETTER WORLD POSSIBLE
Marcos Garcia, Venezuelan Embassy
Social progress in Venezuela; ALBA compared to TTIP; the role of Latin America in relation to climate talks; promoting human rights and working with indigenous people;

Fidel Narvaez, Consul, Ecuadoran Embassy
Ecuador’s Citizen’s Revolution: slashing poverty, raising living standards, free higher education and healthcare; facing up to the fossil fuel multinationals (e.g. Chevron in Ecuador)

breakout sessions:
•    Peace Process in Colombia – Vicky Grandon, Unite
•    Development in Cuba – Frieda Park
•    Taking on the fossil fuel dinosaurs in Scotland and Latin America - FoES
•    struggle to defend territories of Brazil’s MST (Landless Workers' Movement) – Graham McGeoch