The Bolivarian Alliance for Our Americas, ALBA, was born 10 years ago as an alternative to neoliberal free trade agreements. Alternative Titles: ALBA, Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América, Alternativa Bolivariana para las Américas, Bolivarian Alliance for the. In the bewildering array of Latin American and Caribbean trade alliances, the left- of-centre Alba group is probably the one that attracts the least attention outside.

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This initiative provides the Caribbean nations with important hydrocarbon resources, which many do not possess on their territories. Solidarity and emancipation Transforming our lives.

A far-reaching process of restructuring that did not come without difficulties. Mapping the impacts of austerity aliwnces women’s lives across Europe. Her research is focused on various aspects of South-South cooperation, for example the potential and challenges of industrial policy and development financing at the regional intergovernmental level.

Member states of ALBA.

Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Numerous joint projects have been implemented in the fields of education, health, infrastructure, public goods etc.

Unified System for Regional Compensation; in Spanish: When George was about twelve-years old, his father alb the family from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Chicago, Illinois. The global financial crisis which persists since and chiefly impacts the United States and Europe presents an opportunity for Latin America to strengthen its internal markets and develop an integrated economy, says Faustino Cobarrubia, an expert at the Centre for Research on the Global Economy CIEMCuba.


In the last 10 years, the bloc has grown tremendously. Today ALBA xlba 11 member states. However, it continues to rely on some basic neoliberal tenets, such as a strong emphasis on exports.

Achievements in the social sphere are wide-ranging: The three basic principles of ALBA are complementarity, solidarity and cooperation. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Internal Contradictions External opposition to the ALBA so far appears to have failed in significantly harming the project, but what about the alliances internal coherence? For years, that has allowed the private sector to voice its political dissatisfaction through economic blackmail.

Focus on the Global South [Online] Available at: External Opposition A,iances Contradictions Conclusion and Comments on the Literature Hopefully these will answer the most common questions about the alliance and provide a starting point from which to explore the topic further. Dominica has provided hotels for social welfare trips from Venezuela and English-language teaching materials for schools.

Letter from ALBA: The Case for Activist Alliances

An earlier version of this piece was published Dec. Cubacountry of the West Indies, the largest single island of the archipelago, and one of the more-influential states of the Caribbean region. The Volunteer for Liberty, V. Have you heard of ALBA? Its production of foodstuffs and consumer goods is far from covering domestic demand, which means that imports have to be financed from foreign currency revenues.

ALBA is growing In the last 10 years, the bloc has grown tremendously.


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A number of islands in the Caribbean have paid Venezuela in the form of food exports. Email required Address never made public. Archived copy as title Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing Spanish-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references Articles with unsourced statements from February Commons category link is on Wikidata Articles with Spanish-language external links Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia.

Whilst emphasising its own peculiarities, the ALBA recognises this aliancrs explicitly sees itself as a revival of the project of Latin American liberator Simon Bolivar.


This grassroots support for the ALBA from independent social movements many of whom were fundamental in the overthrow of neoliberal regimesis key to the claims by the ALBA that it is an integration agreement created from the grassroots. I also spoke to her once shortly after an earthquake had hit The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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Thank you for your feedback. Domestically ALBA governments face aiances from liberal and conservative parties whose social bases mostly comprise of the middle and upper classes; those who resent redistribution in power and wealth from the rich to the poor.