With your brilliant and remarkable passage in this world, to those who have had the privelege of being with you, you leave a beautiful legacy and a noble example.
In the name of the National Council for Extractivist Populations – CNS, I express all of our sorrow in witnessing this moment even knowing that it is the only certainty that comes with life.
Our terrestrial grief has one more great loss but on the other side you have made our army of light stronger.
The tears shed today will merge with the waters of these riers you know so well and will irrigate the trees and all of the forest that you have defended greatly.
Joaquim C. de Sousa Belo
President of CNS