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Haiti Relief Site Now in Portuguese
Date:1/16/2010

Pan American Relief site to be promoted by MTV Networks Latin America

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The more than 70 million online Brazilians may donate to Haiti relief efforts using a new Portuguese website called www.AjudaPanamericana.org, the Pan American Development Foundation and the Organization of American States announced.

AjudaPanamericana.org is the third language option offered by the non-profit PADF as it accepts donations to help Haitian survivors of the 7.0 earthquake.

"Since Brazil is the fifth most populous nation in the world and one of the leaders in overall Internet usage, AjudaPanamericana.org is an important channel for relief donations," says John Sanbrailo, PADF's Executive Director.

PADF – a non-profit organization that also serves as the OAS's natural disaster relief arm – has worked in Haiti for 30 years on economic development, protecting human rights and responding to natural disasters. Prior to the quake, PADF had more than 150 people in Haiti.

MTV Networks Latin America will promote this initiative through its on-air and on-line network.

In addition to www.AjudaPanamericana.org, donations may be made in English in the United States at (877) 572-4484; online in English at www.PanAmericanRelief.org and in Spanish at www.AyudaPanamericana.org

About MTV Networks Latin America

MTV Networks Latin America, Inc., a unit of Viacom Inc., owns and operates MTV Latin America, Nickelodeon Latin America, VH1 Latin America, Viacom Networks Brazil and the MTV Networks Digital Suite, a package of five digital services – MTV Jams, MTV Hits, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mega Hits and Nickelodeon's GAS (Games and Sports for Kids). 

MTV Networks Latin America connects with its audiences through interactive properties including its online websites, www.mtvla.com, www.mundonick.com and www.vh1la.com, as well as through its broadband and community sites:  www.mtvrevolution.com and www.lazona.com.

About PADF

PADF is a non-profit organization established in 1962 to promote, facilitate, and implement social and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean. In the past year, it had more than 5.6 million beneficiaries in 18 countries.

PADF is one of the largest non-governmental organizations in Haiti. With nearly three decades of work on the ground, PADF now manages a large portfolio of activities ranging from community-driven development to protecting human rights.

Its headquarters is in Washington, D.C., and has field offices in Haiti, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and elsewhere. www.padf.org

SOURCE Pan American Development Foundation

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