The site of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul (ALMS), in Brazil, reported that members of the Parliament called for the interference of the European Union to “sensitize” the Federal Government to provide funds for the purchase of land for the creation of indigenist bantustans in the State. A diplomat said that the EU finances the CIMI – an indigenist organization of the Catholic Church – that is being investigated by a parliamentary committee of inquiry. With the creation of bantustans, the Mestizo People suffer immediate ethnic cleansing. Below a translation of the text of the article published in the ALMS website.
Deputies call for EU assistance to resolve land conflict
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By: Heloise Gimenes Photo: Roberto Higa
In order to observe the progress of the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) to investigate the role of the Indigenist Missionary Council (CIMI), members of the European Union (EU) are the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday (20/4). In the morning, they had a meeting with President Junior Mochi (PMDB), the 1st secretary Joe Teixeira (DEM) and Representative Peter Kemp (PT). Lawmakers took the visit and requested the support of the organization to sensitize the federal government to have the resources to acquire the conflict areas.
The EU consists of 28 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta , Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden). They are present in the House of Laws diplomats Erik Von Pistohlkors, Katarzyna Anna Braiter, Bart Van Zwieteen and Nadia Benini.
“The European Union intervenes in several areas, including human rights. We maintain our participation in discussions and support indigenous peoples. In Brazil, we help CIMI, by sending financial resources. We have no doubt the fairness of the Indigenist Council and we are here as observers,” said Erik Von, of the Policy, Economic and Communication section.
Mochi, Kemp and Zé Teixeira made an account of the conflict in Mato Grosso do Sul. “We are pleased to receive the representatives of the European Union to discuss human rights. The organization has a fund and financially supports some non-governmental organizations such as CIMI. Because of this, they came specifically to know the problems related to existing land conflicts between indigenous and farmers. Today, they monitor the CIMI’s CPI to make a situational diagnosis. While there is divergence of thought, deputies converge when it comes to the solution. So, please help to sensitize the Federal Government, which has budgetary resources to acquire, within the market price, the areas legitimately occupied by their owners. This is common sense. In so far as it solves the problem macro, all other end being automatically terminated”, Mochi explained.