Up to the Aysen Region will arrive next Tuesday April 28 former French first lady Danielle Mitterrand, in response to an express invitation that made him the Mayor of Tortel, Bernardo Lopez, in the month of November when next Senator Guido Girardi and the Executive Secretary of the Defense Council of the Patagonia, Patricio Rodrigo, visited France to publicize the water conflicts that live in Patagonia product before European leaders of the dam projects that drive the electric HidroAysen (partnership between the Chilean Colbun and Endesa Spain italo-espanola) and energy-Austral (controlled by the mining company of Swiss origin Xstrata). On that occasion he met the widow of Francoise Mitterrand in his capacity as President of the Foundation France Libertes. During the tour he met also with the Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe and the MEP Daniel Cohn-Bendit, leader of the May 1968 demonstrations. The idea is that this Tuesday Danielle Mitterrand arrives to Coyhaique to participate in a central Act with the local community that will be open to all citizens – in which will be officially launched the regional chapter of the platform of nationalization of water in Chile. It will arrive accompanied by the academic of the University of Zaragoza, Pedro Arrojo, who has been recognized worldwide for his work around water resources through Foundation new water culture. The meeting provides for the participation of the Mayor of Tortel Bernardo Lopez, the Aysen Bishop Luis Infanti and leaders of regional organizations linked to the defence of the watershed. Being programmed that prior to their participation in the main activity, visitors can overfly the areas threatened by dams on the Baker, Easter and Crow rivers projects, which shall be subject to the prevailing climatic conditions.
For the morning of Wednesday 29 will has scheduled a radio Forum of regional scope, so that the approaches of the exhibitors to reach more diverse locations. Seminar in Santiago visit from Danielle Mitterrand to Patagonia will be preceded by the seminar the water platform in Chile which will be held the morning of Monday, April 27 at the plenary Hall of the Congress in Santiago. In this they will be leaders of the campaign by the nationalization of water among those who will be also Bishop Luis Infanti. In addition, representatives of various communities in the country relate their experiences in water such as the aymara people conflicts and large-scale mining in the great North, Pascua Lama in North chico, Alto Maipo in the Metropolitan Region and the dams in Aisen in Patagonia, in the latter case the President of the grouping of counsel the spirit of Patagonia’s CochraneMarco Antonio Diaz. It will conclude the seminar with the reading of the proposed platform for the recovery of water in Chile.