The Institute also claims there is a situation of 'cultural genocide, due to the extermination of elements of local cultures, including the annihilation of biodiversity.'
The request describes the 'notorious apology for the garimpo (diamond mine) and mining in indigenous lands, defended by Bolsonaro and based on statements that in themselves undermine indigenous peoples, given their culture, dependent on the native environment.'
Signed by lawyers Flavia Pinheiro Froes, Nicole Giamberardino Fabre, Daniel Sanchez Borges, Ramiro Rebouças and Paulo Cuzzuol, the petition argues that the far-right politician should be investigated for committing crimes against humanity, advocating the genocide of the Amazon's indigenous peoples, torture, forced disappearance and indiscriminate homicide and extermination policies.
According to data recently released by the National Institute for Space Research, the Amazon region recorded more than half of the 71,497 forest fires detected in Brazil between January and August, 83% more than those recorded during the same period last year.
'The problems of deforestation and burning in the Amazon are longstanding, but the worsening of this situation in 2019 is a direct result of the behavior of the government of Jair Bolsonaro,' denounces a joint statement by the Brazilian network of non-governmental organizations.
Paris - Cuba's permanent representative to UNESCO, Yahima Esquivel, on Monday denounced the impact of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against her country in the sphere of competence of the multilateral organization.Read More
Havana - Some 250 Cuban and foreign writers, representing 40 nations, will participate in the International Poetry Festival that will be held online from May 25th through the 30th from Havana.
Organized by the CubaPoesía cultural center, the National Association of Writers and Artists (UNEAC), the Cuban Book Institute and the Cuban Ministry of Culture, the event is presided over by Cuban National Literature Prize laureate Nancy Morejón.Read More
Although theater dance groups and soloists were in charge of giving notable life to the XIV edition of El Carnaval de la Escena event, based in Caimito, creators of all the demonstrations joined this online event, which had the participation of representatives from Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia and the host nation, also represented by Teatro del Estro, from Mayabeque province.Read More