News from Bolivia – Fairtrade Breakfast with Evo Morales, and wider celebrations

Judith Condor-Vidal, OFTC member and Director of Trading for Development, is spending the year in Bolivia and sends news of a Fairtrade Breakfast held yesterday for World Fair Trade Day with Bolivian President Evo Morales and Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera.

Also attending were the Minister of Communications, Amanda Davila, and Vice Minister for Social Movements, Cesar Navarro – all there to celebrate World Fair Trade Day, along with 20 delegates, including participants from the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation, the World Fair Trade Organisation ‘Economia Solidaria’ and the Rector of the Indigenous University Tupac Katari.

This was just the start of a day that involved many more participants, discussing and exploring the impact of Fair Trade in Boliva.

Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, came to Oxford last year and gave a talk at the Latin American Center at St Antony’s College and at the Oxford Union.

We look forward to hearing many more stories from Judith on her return to the UK.


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