Calendar of Events

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May 2011

June 2011

July 2011

August 2011

September 2011

October 2011

November 2011

December 2011

January 2012

February 2012

March 2012

April 2012

May 2012

June 2012

July 2012

August 2012

September 2012

October 2012

November 2012

December 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar of Events 2011-2012
CF member events and others

(Revised May23_11)

When

What/Where

Details

May 23-25

International Extractive Industry Accountability Conference, Washington D.C.

To be held at George Washington University. Primary goal of this Conference will be to develop and implement an effective International Strategy to hold Extractive Industries accountable and force them to change. For more info go to www.oei-dc.org  

May 28

Zelaya to return to Honduras

Part of several country negotiations featuring Chavez and Santos, and which may eventually lead to Honduras being allowed back into the OAS

June 5

2nd round of voting for President of Peru

Two top vote getters from the first round are Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori. Humala also finished first after the first round during the previous elections, but the right coalesced behind Garcia to take the final round. Some say that, although this script could be repeated, Ms. Fujimori’s candidacy is more problematic given the legacy of a strong-armed dictatorship her dad installed in 1992. Both candidates will have to appeal to 1/3 of electorate who are unhappy that supposed benefits of Peru’s recent economic growth have not filtered down to them.

June 21

12-country mobilizations against mining in the Americas

Product of a decision at a mega-meeting of indigenous, community and other social organizations in Lima in Nov. 2010.

June 28

2nd Anniversary of the Coup in Honduras

Organizers are looking at sending a delegation from North America

August 12

Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Guyana

 

Sept 11

Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Guatemala

 

October 23 2011

Presidential and legislative elections in Argentina

Mercosur Parliamentarians will be popularly elected for the first time.Also for the first time, on 14 August 2011 open, simultaneous and mandatory primaries will take place to select the candidates of each political party or coalition

Nov 3-4 2011

G-20 meeting in Cannes, France

 

Nov 6 2011

Presidential and legislative elections in Nicaragua

The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 5-year term. In the National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) 90 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms

December

COP 17 meeting in Durban, South Africa

Next opportunity after Cancun for popular movements to try and impact on UN sponsored discussions on Climate Change

Apr 14-16 2012

VI Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia

 

June 4-6 2012

Rio + 20 Conference on sustainable development

UN Conference on Sustainable Development: proposes to discuss three issues: assessment of compliance with the commitments agreed to in Rio 92, the green economy and the institutional architecture for sustainable development. Rio + 20 therefore, has the potential to be a moment to, at the same time, assess the successes and failures of the past two decades and also identify a new agenda of struggles ahead. Contact Maureen@fase.org.br

July 1 2012

General elections in Mexico

The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 6-year term.

In the Senate ( Camara de Senadores ), 96 members are elected by plurality vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 6-year terms and 32 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 6-year terms.

In the Chamber of Deputies ( Camara de Diputados ), 300 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 3-year terms and 200 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 3-year terms