Brazilian bishops see colonial attitude in exploitation of Amazon
Catholic World News - July 05, 2012
The economic practices of colonialism are still in evidence in Brazil’s resource-rich Amazon region, a Catholic bishop complained at a July 3 conference.
Bishop Jesus Maria Berdonces of Cameta said that the government has allowed outside interests to come into the Amazon basin, exploit resources, and leave without considering the impact on the native population.
The Brazilian bishops have stated that “the profits of wealth (both mining and agriculture) should remain in Amazon, and the people should be involved.” The bishops are preparing another statement on the exploitation of the region, again arguing for an equitable role for local residents.
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