PT [Workers Party] Leader Requests UN Response to Environmental Disaster in Brazil

24.08.2019 - Prensa Latina

PT [Workers Party] Leader Requests UN Response to Environmental Disaster in Brazil
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Brasilia, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Workers’ Party (PT) of Brazil, Gleisi Hoffmann, asked President of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, to communicate with the United Nations on Thursday, due to the environmental disaster in the country.

‘It is essential that we submit this complaint. We want respect and recognition from the world for the way we treat our forests, the rights of the indigenous communities, of our people,’ the parliamentarian noted.

Hoffmann spoke before the Brazilian Parliament this Thursday to denounce the destruction of the Amazon, due to ‘the Jair Bolsonaro government’s stupidity, ignorance, bad faith and lack of commitment’ to national sovereignty.

She requested that Maia address the UN through its Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to evaluate the environmental situation and human rights in Brazil.

She noted that she was called by the Opposition Parties Forum to request, through the Coordination-Resident Office of the United Nations System in Brazil, a conference with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, in order to submit a report on what is happening in Brazil.

The PT leader also called on her party and social movements to join the street demonstrations. ‘Many will take place this weekend in defense of the Amazon rainforest, one of the largest resources we have,’ she pointed out.

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