The CONAMURI women need all our support. They are fighting bravely against the consequences of soya production in our countries, mainly RR soya introduced illegally into Paraguay, as it was in Brazil.
Paraguay is a country that is internationally ignored. But Paraguayan peasants fight against the agro-export model that wants to condemn our countries in the Southern Cone of Latin America to produce soya to feed cattle in Europe and China is real and it needs our support.
RR soya killed Silvino Talavera and poisoned and is poisoning every day thousands of peasants in Paraguay. It is forcing the eviction and repression of those peasants that resist overtake of the seeds and food production by the agribusiness threatening their food sovereignty.
Please help to stop this renewed intent of genocide against the Paraguayan peasants and indigenous people.
Support the CONAMURIs
Grupo de Reflexion Rural, Argentina
Attached an appeal from CONAMURI, they need funds to pay the legal costs for Silvino's Talavera trial. Please circulate this among people/organisations you think could help regards,
CONAMURI PARAGUAY YEGROS 1041
Telephone: 490 203
COMMENCEMENT OF CAMPAIGN
"JUSTICE FOR SILVINO TALAVERA"
Re-commencement of the trial to investigate the death of the above child
SILVINO TALAVERA, aged 11 years, died in January 2003.
He passed away in the Regional Hospital in Encarnacion suffering from poisoning by agrochemicals (Monsanto's Roundup and cipermetrine). The trial will take place at the Palacio de Justicia in the town of Encarnacion, Department of Itapua, Paraguay on the 7th of June 2005.
The campaign hopes to:
Seek justice for SILVINO TALAVERA
Demand the acceptance of the law on Plaguicides, proposed by the following rural organizations: MCNOC, CONAMURI and the PLENARIA POPULAR PERMANENTE.
Send letters to the trial demanding JUSTICE for the child, SILVINO TALAVERA and approval of the law on Plaguicides (we will be releasing more information on this in the future).
Educate and involve national and international communities so that each person, organisation or institution can disseminate the information about what caused SILVINO TALAVERA's death, how Monsanto continues to produce the same seeds and toxic agrochemicals in all of our countries, the lack of an integral agrarian reform, the loss of our food sovereignty, the loss of our rights over our own lands, and the harm being caused to the health of our communities and to the environment. We hope to send out more information on the above issues in the future.
Continue our fight against the soya producers in Paraguay, and against Monsanto who supports the impunity of the crime committed against SILVINO TALAVERA, as well as many others.
The trial will incur costs and we are asking for solidarity and help in securing funds with which to continue. Any donations can be sent to CEIDRA, which is one of the organizations supporting this campaign. Bank details for donations (in US Dollars) at the BBVA branch in Asuncion, Paraguay:
Bank address in the USA: WACHOVIA BANK NA
New York International Branch
11 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
Tel.: (917) 351-6200
BBVA bank account inParaguay: 2000192000673
Beneficiary's account number: 01 215500 08986 4
Beneficiary's name: Centro de Estudios
BUDGET Unit Cost Quantity Total
TRAVEL & SUBSISTENCE FOR SILVINO'S FAMILY
Transport AsunciÃ³n-Pirapey-AsunciÃ³n Petrona & SofÃa
150.000 8 1.200.000
Transport Pirapey-EncarnaciÃ³n-Pirapey Petrona & SofÃa
65.000 8 520.000
Subsistence for Silvino's family 50.000 30 1.500.000
Fees and specialist research by SofÃa global
TRANSPORT FOR SUPPORTERS
Vehicles from Edelira to EncarnaciÃ³n 1.500.000 2
vehicles x 2 visits 6.000.000
Food for witnesses and supporters during trial 20.000
200 x2 8.000.000
VehÃcle for transport within EncarnaciÃ³n global
COMUNICATION & PUBLICATION
Cellphone and other communication costs 50.000 8
Cassettes for video camera 50.000 6 300.000
Photocopies 150 3000 450.000
Photographs & developing global 400.000
Fees for the Silvino family lawyer 50.000 30
Lawyer travel costs AsunciÃ³n-EncarnaciÃ³n-AsunciÃ³
150.000 4 600.000
Lawyer travel costs Pirapey-EncarnaciÃ³n-Pirapey 65.000
Travel costs for witnesses Edelira-EncarnaciÃ³n-Pirapey
65.000 19 1.235.000
Total in dollars 3.645 $
This campaign is supported at a national level by:
ALTERVIDA- CECTEC- CEIDRA-PLENARIA POPULAR PERMANENTE-KUÃ‘A ROGA-SOBREVIVENCIA
We have a right to be outraged by what has happened and need courage to defend our sovereignty
CONAMURI SPEAKS OUT IN THE NAME OF THE CHILD SILVINO TALAVERA AND CONDEMNS THE LEGAL PROTECTION GIVEN TO THOSE WHO THREATEN OUR LIVES
Julia Franco Secretaria de Relaciones
Por la DirecciÃ³n Nacional de CONAMURI