jueves, febrero 23, 2012

Protesta en Miami en Contra la Represa del Quimbo / Protest in Miami Against the Quimbo Dam


280 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables Florida 33134
miércoles 29 de febrero * wednesday, february 29 * 12:00 - 1:30p

The Quimbo Hydroelectric Project is the first dam to be built in Colombia entirely by a multinational corporation, Emgesa an affiliate of Endesa-Enel, as part of the policies of creating investor confidence that have been imposed by recent administrations. This policy gives all the guarantees and support to the private corporations in detriment of the communities whose rights are violated.

The Quimbo Hydroelectric Project will inundate about 20,400 acres stretching over 34 miles within its reservoir, some of the region's most fertile land. This will destroy the food security of hundreds of communities that rely on small-scale fishing, coffee, tobacco and cacao, and artisanal miners and transport workers, among others that interact with the Magdalena River.

Join us on Wednesday, February 29th, in front of the Colombian Consulate in protest to save the surrounding ecosystem and community from the dam's potentially detrimental effects. We will deliver letters to our leaders urging them to take action immediately.

It is our responsibility of citizens of this beautiful planet to protect it, and therefore STOP the diversion!