Students from Brazil, Peru and Colombia Discuss Mistakes Made in the Amazon

The First International Congress of Students from the Amazon Region intends to reflect on the “social and environmental mistakes” made in the region in its various cycles of development and integration.

The Congress was inaugurated Thursday, July 21, at the National University of Colombia (Unal), in Letí­cia, Colombia.


Presentations of academic investigations, talks, roundtables, and workshops were held through today.


Part of the discussions took place at the Amazonas State University (UEA), in in the Brazilian frontier city of Tabatinga, which neighbors Letí­cia (the two cities are separated by a single street).


The organizers say that around 400 undergraduate and postgraduate students from Brazil, Colombia, and Peru attended the congress.


The debates revolved around four subtopics: Citizenship and culture; education and integration; national security and territoriality, and government policies and ethnic groups.


Ozí­ris Guimarães, director of the UEA in Tabatinga, hopes that the event will achieve three main results.


The first is the definition of the date and general subject of the second Triple Frontier Cooperation Forum, scheduled to take place in October.


The second is the creation of a student commission to organize the next congress. “We want it to become a students’ event and for them to take over the organization,” Guimarães explained.


The third objective is the formation of a permanent nucleus of strategic studies, bringing together governmental and non-governmental organizations from the three countries.


ABr – www.radiobras.gov.br

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Sweet Sixty

Starting in 1986, Ney Matogrosso decided to incorporate a sober side to his "scandalous" ...

Brazil’s Per Capital GDP Grows 3.7% to US$ 3,640

Brazil’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is the total of all goods and services ...

Rest in Peace, Brazil’s Old Warrior!

Leonel Brizola lost an election, lost another, and then modestly became the vice presidential ...

Brazil Trade Surplus Falls 11% to US$ 33 Billion

Exports from Brazil totaled US$ 3.419 billion last week, an increase of 11.96% in ...

Brazil: Plenty of Good New$

There is a clear message in the sudden surge of interest by foreign investors ...

Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura

Killer of American Nun in Brazilian Amazon Gets 30 Years in Jail

Brazilian farmer Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura, "Bida", was sentenced to 30 years in jail ...

Brazilian Astronaut Carries Brazil’s Seal into Space

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva participated, Tuesday, March 28, in a ceremony ...

Brazil Wants to Become a Power in Software

Brazil’s Minister of Development, Industry, and Foreign Trade, Luiz Fernando Furlan, affirmed March 9 ...

Brazilian president Lula vacationing

Brazil Waits for Lula to Return from Holiday

No-one could accuse Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of being greedy for ...

Brazil Joins Argentina to Explore Malvinas Basin for Oil

Brazil's state-controlled oil multinational Petrobras, Argentina's YPF and Pan American Energy signed several agreements ...