Report: Profit Before People and Human Rights: European Transnational Corporations in Latin America and the Caribbean (Various Authors/TNI)

1 October 2009

This report chronicles the systematic viloations of human rights in sevaral sectors of the economy – labour conditions, genetically modified seeds, people’s health, destruction of the environment and the life source of indigeneous peoples as well as the expulsion of communities from their land in the interests of mining, oil extraction and agribusiness.

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News: Argentinian Folk Singer Mercedes Sosa Dies Aged 74

Argentinian folk singer Mercedes Sosa, the "voice of Latin America", whose music inspired opponents of South America's brutal military regimes and led to her forced exile in Europe, died on Sunday 4th October. She was 74.

Read more here:
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2009/10/200910421057755554.html#

Watch Sosa perform 'Canción con todos' here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/alboradauk#play/all/favorites-all/0/icrCSlBGkl0

Watch Sosa perform 'Gracias a La Vida' here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/alboradauk#play/favorites/0/WyOJ-A5iv5I

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Live Music: Movimientos Live (Tuesday 27th October/London)

Movimientos present another essential installment of across the board Latin and global music plus DJs, films and performance.

**Alborada has a £3 before 8pm guest list to this event.

If you would like to be added to a £3 Alborada guest list, email info[at]alborada.net by 5pm Monday 26th October, with 'Movimientos Live' in the subject line.

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Documentary Screening: Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela (Thursday 29th October/Bristol)

Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela
(Director Pablo Navarrete, 65mins, Alborada Films, 2009)

February 2009 marked 10 years since Hugo Chavez took office, following a landslide election victory, and launched his revolution to bring radical change to Venezuela. While wildly popular with many in the country, Chavez's policies and his strongly-worded criticisms of the U.S. government have also made him powerful enemies, both at home and abroad, especially in the media.

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Documentary Screening: Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela (Tuesday 27th October/Bradford)

Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela
(Director Pablo Navarrete, 65mins, Alborada Films, 2009)

February 2009 marked 10 years since Hugo Chavez took office, following a landslide election victory, and launched his revolution to bring radical change to Venezuela. While wildly popular with many in the country, Chavez's policies and his strongly-worded criticisms of the U.S. government have also made him powerful enemies, both at home and abroad, especially in the media.

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Documentary Screening: Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela (Monday 26th October/London)

Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela
(Director Pablo Navarrete, 65mins, Alborada Films, 2009)

February 2009 marked 10 years since Hugo Chavez took office, following a landslide election victory, and launched his revolution to bring radical change to Venezuela. While wildly popular with many in the country, Chavez's policies and his strongly-worded criticisms of the U.S. government have also made him powerful enemies, both at home and abroad, especially in the media.

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Documental sobre la Venezuela de Chávez fue exhibido en la Facultad de Derecho UDP en Santiago, Chile

Con el objeto de compartir una mirada distinta de la realidad que viven algunos países latinoamericanos, en particular, Venezuela, el Centro de Alumnos de la Facultad de Derecho UDP, organizó la exhibición del documental “Desde Dentro: un viaje al corazón de la revolución venezolana”, del realizador chileno Pablo Navarrete. Además de autoridades, académicos y estudiantes de nuestra casa de estudios, los alumnos invitaron especialmente a la embajadora de Venezuela en Chile, María Lourdes Urbaneja, y al productor ejecutivo del film, Roberto Navarrete.

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Public Talk: Barack Obama: Good News for Latin America? (Wednesday 28th October/London)

This event is supported by Alborada

Wednesday 28th October
7-9pm
Attlee Suite
Portcullis House
Houses of Parliament

Free and open to the public

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Documentary Screening: MST: Landless Farmers and the Biggest March in Brazilian History (Monday 19th October/London)

Alborada presents a screening of the documentary:

MST: Landless Farmers and the Biggest March in Brazilian History
(Director Gibby Zobel, 69min)

Followed by a Q&A with the director.

**Monday 19th October, 6.30pm-8.45pm
The Compass (Function Room), London
Full details below

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