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PCFS speaks of a transformative agenda and just aid architecture in Mexico

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Written by April Porteria Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:59

Mexico City, Mexico – The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) and its network members are among the civil society organizations, governments and other stakeholders who participated in the First High Level Meeting (HLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) on Global Partnerships held in Mexico City, Mexico from 15 to 16 April 2014. The civil society organizations convened by the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) also organized a one-day forum on 14 April that was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.

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In Deep Concern for the Victims of Quake and Tsunami in Chile and Peru / Con gran preocupación por las Víctimas del terremoto en Chile y Perú

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Written by April Porteria Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:24

People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) along with its partners globally is in deep sympathy with all the victims of the recently reported earthquake causing tsunami in Chile and Peru. Our deepest concern belongs to friends and colleagues in CONAPACH which has members and fishworkers based in the Chilean coastal communities.

The 8.2 magnitude quake that struck the northern Chile was reported to kill 6 people and elicited a 7-foot tsunami. 2,600 homes and fishing boats were also damaged affecting highly their income and livelihood.

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Honouring Irene’s life committed to the poor and marginalized

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Written by April Porteria Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:37

The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) sends its deepest condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of Dr. Irene Fernandez, director of Tenaganita and member of the PCFS Steering Council.

Irene, at 67 years old, passed away at 10:58 am last 31 March suffering from a heart failure. She would have turned 68 in 18 April.

She was on her way to a People’s Tribunal on Malaysia’s 13th General Elections (GE13) last 25 March when she had a massive heart failure that brought her to a critical condition.

Irene was a long-time partner of grassroots organizations in the global south. She has been known as an activist, promoting and protecting the rights of the poor and marginalized. She has also been one of the founding leaders of PCFS.

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