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More than 2,000 Latin American indigenous people will meet to discuss and debate their proposals to defend their right to land on May 27-31 in Puno, Peru for a series of three summits.

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At a moment where many look for ways to tackle the global economic crisis, the World Social Forum has set a clear message: “the weight of the crisis cannot fall on the shoulders of the poorest.”

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Local organizations and civil society groups work to maintain their rights, at the World Social Forum 2009. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam International is participating at the 9th World Social Forum in Belém, Brazil to help tackle the combined effects of the global economic crisis, rising food prices, and the effects of climate change in developing countries.

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Rainwater cistern in the remote semi-arid region of north-east Brazil. Credit: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

In an area where the rain falls for just three months of the year where do people get their water during the other nine months? Oxfam is supporting a project to build one million water cisterns to ensure families have clean, easily-accessible water all year round.

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The refusal of the US to cut cotton subsidies that hurt West African farmers is a signal that they are not serious about living up to their development promises in trade talks

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