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The Federation of Green Parties of the Americas (FPVA) - COVID-19

The Federation of Green Parties of the Americas (FPVA)

The Green Parties of the Americas are deeply concerned with the well-being and health of their peoples and nations. If the spread of COVID-19 already represents an unprecedented challenge for the world's industrialized economies; for the emerging and developing nations of Latin America constitutes a threat that could well set the clock back in decades of progress and development, a real catastrophe.

Many of the nations that make up the American Continent have a mostly poor population affected by intergenerational health deficits, in a context of poorly equipped hospital systems. Uncertainty about the ability to maintain the supply chain for food and basic services, together with the presence of endemically fragile economies and explosive social inequality, represent a more serious situation than the one facing the affected industrialized nations.

Still, in the midst of this drama unfolding at breakneck speed, the Greens of the Americas pause today to think about tomorrow. We call on all the governments of the world, multinational organizations and private companies to allocate as many resources as possible to accelerate the vaccine, studying in depth the origin of the infection. The presumption that this virus crossed the barrier between species highlights an ecological crime that globally puts in danger of extinction species and ecosystems. Therefore, we call on the international community to draft and pass global laws that severely punish wildlife trafficking and the destruction of their ecosystems. Illegal commerce of species is the fourth organized criminal activity in the world, so it is a priority to promote globally that Ecocide is considered a crime before the International Criminal Court.

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