Venezuela calls for unity of native peoples

Caracas, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Indigenous Peoples of Venezuela, Aloha Nuñez, called for the unity of all native peoples to celebrate this Sunday their international day, proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

‘Peoples of the world, let’s build a powerful organization to fight for those who still have their rights curtailed or who are persecuted for following the ideals of socialism; unity is built to walk together in the same direction where we are all equally visible,’ the minister exhorted during an address.

Nuñez stressed that the day is propitious for all the countries of the world to recognize the struggle of the native peoples in each of their territories and assured that in Venezuela the more than 40 existing groups feel proud to be incorporated in the Constitution where they have a special chapter that promotes their rights.

‘Thanks to the Revolution we now have a voice, we can choose and make our own decisions, which are the fruit of the struggle of our supreme commander Hugo Chávez, a legacy that continues to be carried on by our friend and president Nicolas Maduro,’ said the also general coordinator of the United Indigenous Movement of Venezuela.

Several messages of greeting reached Venezuela from representatives of other regions, including Maritza Centeno, a member of the Indigenous Movement of Nicaragua.

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