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Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas

Benefits of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA)
International Relations Commission members of the Cuban parliament received an update Monday on the progress of the agreements being implemented under the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), which promotes social development, solidarity and mutually beneficial trade.
Chávez attempts new current of economic integration
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’ call upon the members of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) to organize a "federation of republics" rings a bell in socialist processes, as this is one of the tools socialist leaders in the world contemporary history have used.
First meeting of ALBA ministers concludes in Venezuela
The countries that make up the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) trade block met in Venezuela this Wednesday for a meeting of the ALBA Ministers. The meeting set forth some of the future integration projects, the organizational structure, and the countries agreed on the formation of an ALBA development bank.
Council of ALBA Ministers to Meet
The country members of the Bolivarian Alternative of the Americas (ALBA) prepare Monday the first meeting of the Council of Ministers, created during the 5th Summit of that integration mechanism.
Cuba and Venezuela review ALBA progress
Cuba and Venezuela praised the broadening of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) and the progress stemming from the recent fifth summit of its members (Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia and Nicaragua) and guest nations.
ALBA: A viable key to African diaspora self-determination
Author and former Jamaican public servant, Lloyd D. McCarthy, makes the case that both Claude McKay and Michael Manley would have supported the political and economic initiative called the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA).
Activists back Venezuela-driven alternative integration
Progressive social and political movements joined the governments of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) at the fifth ALBA summit in Venezuela.
"Cuba is not with OAS and is not dead"
The 5th summit of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) ended with a flexible energy agreement and withdrawal from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
ALBA extends integration to geology and mining
Representatives from four Latin American countries yesterday approved in Havana a declaration for incorporating geology and mining into the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), according to an AIN report.
Chavez urges Jamaica to join FTAA ’alternative’
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has urged Jamaica to join the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) - widely viewed as a counter to the US-sponsored Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).
Latin America, backyard no longer
As US President George W Bush is about to start his Latin American tour, he will find a region very different to what it was when he took over the White House.
ALBA seen as a historical milestone in Caribbean-Latin America relations
Antiguan Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer, along with the Prime Ministers of Dominica and St. Vincent, on the weekend signed onto the Alba, a new free trade agreement from Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.
Congress okays Venezuelan-Nicaraguan cooperation agreement
Venezuela’s National Assembly approved Thursday a framework agreement on cooperation between Venezuela and Nicaragua with a view to the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (Alba).
ALBA: Justice in deeds
The Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) welcomed Nicaragua as its fourth full member as the FSLN returned to power in that country, while in Ecuador, President Rafael Correa adds new support to the movement for Latin America integration.
ALBA: Venezuela’s answer to free trade
The Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) represents the first attempt at regional integration that is not based primarily on trade liberalization but on a new vision of social welfare and equity. This report provides a detailed account, and a critical assessment, of the ALBA project to date.
Interview: Alternatives for Integration and Free trade Must Be Considered for the Continent
It will be necessary to consider several alternative models for integration and trade between Latin American countries through several initiatives.
ASEAN’s new charter: Don’t look now
It could be the most significant development for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since it was established in 1967. Yet few among the regional bloc’s 550 million people are even aware that they are about to have a charter for closer cooperation and economic integration.
Proposals to protect the constitution from neoliberalism
In the last 14 months, the Bolivarian Movement of Struggle against the FTA and FTAA and its successor, the Bolivarian Movement for the Sovereignty and Integration of People, have been preparing a proposal for a debate in the Constituent Assembly which was set up the 6th of August in Sucre. It is not a legal document but a platform of minimal principles to contribute to the debate.
Cuba, Venezuela use Mercosur to promote ALBA
Rather than being a “blow” to the ALBA project, Venezuela’s entry into Mercosur is clearly aimed at defending and promoting this anti-capitalist project.
LatAm diplos talk FTA in Uruguay
Ambasadors from three Latin American nations will present in Montevideo the foundations of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), in a specialized meeting to be held at the Republic’s state University.