Sunday, 7 March 2010

Nuestro dinero, nuestros derechos

The consumer movement across Latin America will be mobilising on and around 15 March 2010 to highlight World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) 2010. Here is a selection of the rich variety of activities that will be taking place across the region:
  • Organización de Consumidores y Usuarios de Chile (ODECU), Chile, will be surveying consumers on their experiences of using financial services, and undertaking financial education activities on and around 15 March in different regions of Chile. ODECU are also officially launching a new and improved version of, a website dedicated to providing debt counselling to consumers. They will also launch a new 'Financial Education Guide', produced as part of a project with other organisations in the region and ADICAE, a CI member organisation in Spain.
  • Comité de Defensa de los Derechos del Consumidor (AIS-CODEDCO), Bolivia, held a conference in February on the 'Situation of consumers of financial services and banks in Bolivia', in collaboration with the Vice-Ministry for Consumer Protection, Authority for Supervision of the Finance System, Community for Human Rights in Bolivia and the Ombudsman of Bolivia.

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