[Dear friends, We are sending this letter to cooperantes and other close friends of Mozambique in the United States, ...]

by Allen Isaacman, Roberta Washington, William Minter, Mozambique Support Network
Chicago, Illinois, United States
October 28, 1986
Publisher: Mozambique Support Network
3 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing to cooperantes and other close friends of Mozambique in the U.S. seeking reflections on priorities for solidarity work with Mozambique. The mailing says the Mozambican government wants to find ways to strengthen communication and develop more adequate solidarity work in the U.S. Earlier this year, President Machel asked us to prepare some observations and suggestions to be sent directly to him. This letter was originally drafted before his tragic death, an event that makes the concern even more urgent. Mozambique faces great difficulty with the continuing situation of war and obstacles to development and even to survival of the country due to the actions of South Africa and the South African-backed MNR (Renamo). In addition, a major campaign is underway by the far-right in the U.S. to raise support for the MNR, trying to get the Reagan administration and Congress to provide aid to Renamo as it does to Unita in Angola. A Mozambique Information Office has been set up in the Heritage Foundation, and two Mozambican exiles, Luis Serapi and Artur Vilankulu, have each set themselves up as U.S. representative of Renamo. An enclosed list of questions suggests issues to address in reflections.
Used by permission of former members of the Mozambique Support Network.
Collection: Kathleen Sheldon Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections