This webinar will be a live video report from El Salvador on the March Presidential elections hosted by US-El Salvador Sister Cities and Witness for Peace Southwest. Hear from leaders of Salvadoran social movements about the hopes for the future administration of the FMLN and about the threats posed by the right wing to oppose the election results. On March 9th, Salvadorans went to the polls for El Salvador's second round of Presidential elections. The FMLN's candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren easily one the first round of voting in february with an over 10 point lead. The March 9th election was too close to call at first but with 100% of voting centers reporting the FMLN candidate won by a margin of about 6,000 votes. Already the right wing ARENA party is refusing to recognize the results and calling for a Venezuela style opposition force to take to the streets. Hear from Salvadorans about this historic election and how we in the US can show solidarity with the Salvadoran democratic process and learn about the exemplary ways that El Salvador is challenging issues like extractive mining, water privatization, free trade and the drug war.
This webinar will also report how you can join a delegation to El Salvador this September to learn how Salvadoran communities have resisted mining on a nationwide scale and how the FMLN government has pursued efforts to protect El Salvador's natural resources. The Anti-Mining Delegation will take place September 15-22, 2014. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Phone: 805-421-9708.
For the live webinar all you need is internet access.