LatAm Indigenous Female Meet in Bolivia

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La Paz, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Conference of Latin American and Caribbean Female Legislators oponed in La Paz, Bolivia, stressing on ways to Knit Strategic Alliances for Governance and Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  Bosting laws in defense of the rights of Indigenous women in domestic and foreign regulations and establishing a Network of Latin American and Caribbean Indigenous Legislators and Ministers are prime goals.

The guests will also attend President Evo Morales January 21st second inauguration in Kalasasaya, Tiahuanaco Park, and his coronation as spiritual leader of the Indigenous peoples and the Abya Yala (America in several Indigenous languages).

The 48-hour meeting guest list includes 1992 Nobel Peace prize winner, Guatemalan Rigoberta Menchu, with long dossier in defense of human and female rights.

Also present are Venezuelan member of Parliament Noheli Pocaterra; Nicaraguan Miskitu leader Mirna Cuningham; Ecuadorian Quechua Leader Blanca Chancoso and Nicia Maldonado, Venezuelan minister of the Indigenous Peoples.

Bolivia is represented by Leonilda Zurita, leader of the Bartolina Sisa National Conference of Indigenous Female Farmers; Justice Minister Celima Torrico and Silvia Lazarte, ex president of the Constituent Assembly.

Source: Prensa Latina


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