CARTA DE AMAZON WATCH..
Dear Colleagues - If you are on Amazon Watch's
e-mail update list, you should have just received the below action
alert. On our website are two related components: (1) a blog post with
background information (including links to helpful resources like Andean
Information Network's update on Monday) and (2) the action itself,
which is a letter to Minister of Foreign Affairs David Choquehuanca.
Once people send that letter, they see a "thank you" page which
encourages them to also sign onto the Avaaz action. This went out to our
mailing list of 42,700 recipients.
Of course, we first hope
you will do the action itself. Then, we would encourage you to
distribute amongst your networks (or launch similar actions, if you
haven't already, tailored to your membership).
individuals and organizations should continue to express these concerns
directly, either via fax to the Ministry of Foreign affairs (00591-2)
2408642 or through other connections. Leila of Amazon Watch, for
example, has had an e-mail back-and-forth with Rafael Archondo, the new
Bolivian Ambassador to the UN.
We have done some media work on
this issue. CNN called us the other day, we were quoted in their article
today. CIDOB has requested that we help facilitate media outreach for
them, so we will be encouraging Spanish language media to be in touch
with them for commentary.
We'll look forward to continued
collaboration in the coming days. Please keep the latest information
from the ground flowing and your thoughts about how groups like Amazon
Watch can play a helpful role.