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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Born out of initial agreements forged between the governments of Venezuela and Cuba in DecemberALBA aims to promote regional integration of Latin America based on values and objectives opposed to imperialism.

However, it continues to rely on some basic neoliberal tenets, such as a strong emphasis on exports. Concretely, it involves Cuba, Bolivia and Venezuela through cooperation pacts covering a wide range of areas such as energy, health and culture. In JuneEcuador became a full member.

It is a direct effort to defeat the bilateral free trade agreements that the US government has been pushing in Latin America. The TCP aims to promote trade in the region along principles of solidarity, cooperation and complementarity. It was launched in May It was decided at this meeting to create an ALBA-TCP Economic Space ECOALBA “as a shared-development, inter-dependent, sovereign and supportive economic zone aimed at consolidating and enlarging a new alternative model of economic relations that will strengthen and diversify the production apparatus and trade exchanges, as well as establishing the bases for the bilateral and multilateral instruments that the Parties may enter zlba on aliancez matter, with a view to satisfying the physical and spiritual needs of our peoples.


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Alba alliance ambitions lay bare Latin trade confusion

Corporates Governments Research centres Social movements. Latin American integration has caused rivers of ink to flow and provoked endless torrents of rhetoric.

However, a significant issue still remains unresolved. The Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America ALBA has agreed to create a new regional mechanism to provide a collaborative defence in international arbitration proceedings, notably in respect of claims filed by transnational corporations against Latin American countries. 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 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 the region. An important summit of global significance, held in Brazil Mayhas largely apba below the radar of most media outlets, including many left and progressive sources.


Through its diversity, Latin America continues to reveal enormous cracks and counter-positions on allba sovereignty should be exercised. Ese espacio regional se propone un cambio radical de paradigmas.

ALBA – Wikipedia

Among the aliwnces goals set during the meeting was an increase in the use of the sucre, a regional currency being used in trade between the two countries. Nicaragua and the South American and Caribbean countries that are members of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas ALBA are negotiating an integration treaty that covers economic, trade and political issues.

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