For more than a decade, the government of Venezuela has been a leader in the formation of new regional partnerships and cooperation agreements aimed at strengthening South America and promoting unity among Latin American and Caribbean States. Arguably, the most well known has been ALBA (The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America), founded in 2004. To date, ALBA has eight member countries including Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, and Venezuela. Rivaling neoliberal claims that “there is no alternative,” the ALBA countries have been working to develop new forms of economic activity that are designed to meet basic needs and foster more equal relations within the region.
Please join us for a discussion on this new model of economic integration and other key initiatives that aim to promote transnational policies and regional cooperation through the ideals of Bolivarianism.
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