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MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2005

Soccer star Maradona and Nobel Prize recipient Esquivel to march against ‘free trade' and Bush's presence in Argentina as part of the 3 rd Peoples' Summit November 1-5:
Another Americas is possible”

 

The 3rd Peoples' Summit of the Americas is taking place in Mar del Plata, Argentina from November 1st to 5th . The 2nd Peoples' Summit took place just over four years ago in Quebec City, at which over 60,000 people marched to show their opposition to the ‘free trade' agenda being promoted by the Presidents of the Americas.

Summit LogoNow all the Presidents are meeting again on Nov. 4 & 5 in Mar del Plata, and the Bush administration (with a nod from Canada) is once again pushing the ‘free trade' agenda as the solution to widespread poverty and growing unemployment. However, four years after Quebec City, there is strong opposition to this corporate trade model in every country of the Americas.

Soccer star Maradona will march alongside Nobel Peace Prize recipient Perez Esquivel and other notables on November 4 th to illustrate the depth of opposition to re- starting the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) talks. Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, will leave the presidential enclave and address thousands of Peoples Summit participants at mid-day on the 4 th .

Common Frontiers is part of the international organizing committee for this Peoples' Summit and has designed a site dedicated to the main issues and key actors at www.commonfrontiers.ca/peoplessummit .

C.F.Contact in Canada: Rusa Jeremic. Tel. 1-877-403-8933 Ext. 225

                                                               or    1-416-463-5312 Ext. 225

CLC Contact in Argentina: Sheila Katz (cell) 1-613-866-7432

For info on Common Frontiers-Canada visit:   www.commonfrontiers.ca