Venezuela offers help to mitigate fires in the Amazon

The Venezuelan government stood in solidarity on Thursday with Brazil
and offered its help in mitigating the devastating wildfires that have occurred
in the Amazon, which have been going on in the last 18 days.

“As a member of the Amazonian community, Venezuela offers
the modest help you can give to help mitigate this painful
tragedy, on an immediate basis,” notes the statement released on Thursday
by Chancellor Jorge Arreaza.

“The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela stands in solidarity with the
indigenous and peasant peoples and communities in Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay,
Ecuador and Peru, mainly affected, and calls for conscience in the
economic and institutional actors that make life in the countries of the basin
Amazon,” adds the text.

Below is the full communiqué

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela expresses
his deep concern for the gigantic and terrible fires that devastate
Amazonas region on the territory of several Countries in South America, with
very severe impacts on population, ecosystems and diversity
area, considered the plant lung of planet Earth.

Reports from international environmental organizations
report that in Brazil alone, wildfires in the Amazon have
increased 80% compared to 2018, while environmental advocacy groups
attribute this increase to an aggressive policy of deforestation by
interests linked to agribusiness and other predatory practices that generate
high environmental impacts.

The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela stands in solidarity with the
indigenous and peasant peoples and communities in Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay,
Ecuador and Peru, mainly affected, and calls for conscience in the
economic and institutional actors that make life in the countries of the basin
Amazon. Venezuela has always claimed the rights of communities to
promoting economically and ecologically sustainable development,
as well as respect for the inalienable rights of pachamama, our Mother
Earth.

Within the framework of the Latin American brotherhood, and as a
member of the Amazonian community, Venezuela offers the modest help
can provide to help mitigate this painful tragedy, with character
Immediately.

The Peoples of South America are united by this prodigy
that should be defended, protected, and developed by his own
people under policies that protect their environmental fragility and their value as
world heritage.

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