Oil activity is a neoliberal plague of the capitalist system

Press release

Monday, July 15, 2013

This is how the leader of CONAIE, Humberto Cholango, described the illegitimate process of convening the Southeastern Round during the press conference held in Puyo, today, Monday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the Headquarters of the Achuar Nationality of Ecuador (NAE). “We do want the rights of nature to be a reality, not a media lyricism,” he pointed out.

Twenty-four hours before the deadline that the Ecuadorian government granted to national, transnational, state and private oil companies for the presentation of their proposals, Franco Viteri, President of CONFENIAE, emphatically stated: "we declare ourselves on alert and mobilizing permanent, preparing our people to defend the rights guaranteed in the Constitution”.

“Oil has not brought development. The principle of non-repetition must be fully complied with,” inferred José Gualinga, leader of the town of Noon, who will celebrate the sentence handed down in his favor by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on July 25.

The legitimate leaders of the indigenous nationalities of Pastaza categorically rejected the process that the Hydrocarbons Secretariat tried to carry out in their territories with divisive attempts that violate the constitution and their right to self-determination.

"Oil divides us, confronts us" denounced Catalina Chumpi while expressing the unconditional support of women to the bases of indigenous nationalities and social sectors, led by their presidents.

During the meeting, an official statement was delivered warning the oil companies that there are no guarantees to participate in the South East Round because the alleged consultation is unconstitutional and violates the rights of those enshrined in international instruments.

At the end of the day, Franco Viteri made a call to the population of Puyo to come to the 12 de Mayo park for a symbolic vigil for life in resounding rejection of the XI Oil Round or Suroriente Round. The event will take place on Tuesday, July 16, starting at 10:00 a.m.

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