Amazon Parliament highlights the contribution of indigenous peoples to the balance of the planet

Journalist: Margareth Del R. Cornivel Sanchez / Photographer: Danielle Rafaela Silva Rondon

This Thursday, the vice president of the Amazon Parliament, deputy Nohelí Pocaterra (PSUV/Nacional), explained that the Summit of Amazon Countries, held from August 8 to 9 in Brazil, allowed for the exchange of ideas about the contributions of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples in the balance of the planet.

The representative presented a report on the summit that allowed indigenous leaders, councilors and ambassadors to share and exchange policies of importance and respect for the Amazonian peoples and states.

Pocaterra explained that Venezuela had an extraordinary participation in the summit. He highlighted that the executive vice president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, warned about the intention of a new Amazonian colonialism in order to take over the natural wealth of the Amazon.

The parliamentarian commented that the work agenda was very specific and was based on the preservation of the Amazon territory, as well as the need to ensure and defend the rights and development of indigenous communities.

Likewise, he highlighted that this summit was also attended by Presidents Gustavo Petro, of Colombia; and Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, from Brazil; who expressed the desire for the Amazon to become an example that shows the world that conciliation and economic prosperity are possible with the protection of the environment and social well-being, with the union of indigenous peoples.

Finally, he announced that between October 21 and 22, the Amazon Parliament will meet with women from indigenous communities, so that they can present proposals in order to safeguard the quality of life of boys, girls, adolescents and older adults, who do life in the towns near the Cerro Yapacana National Park.