fix articles 25491, alba
Washington's War on Chavez (tags)
Latin American Nations Pledge for Peace in Libya (tags)
"For its part, ALBA member states also articulated their unanimous opposition to intervention on the part of the United States in the Libyan conﬂict. According to its published statement, the regional alliance, “categorically rejects any intervention from NATO or any foreign power in Libya as well as any attempt to take advantage…of the tragic situation in order to justify a war of conquest of the energy and water resources which are the patrimony of the Libyan people.”
Ecuador, Venezuela: Danger South of the Borde (tags)
"The reason there is a bizarre attempt to pretend that this coup attempt never happened, is to hope that people won’t ask who might have benefited from such an action. A quick examination of the actions of President Correa sheds considerable light on that. In 2006, working with President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, Correa moved to increase state control over oil production in the country. In 2008, he announced that Ecuador would not pay several billions of its more than $10 billion foreign debt, calling it “illegitimate.” In 2009, he refused to renew the lease of the U.S. military airbase in Manta, saying that “the only way the US could keep their military base in Ecuador, is if Ecuador were allowed to have one of its own in Florida.” In 2009, he officially brought Ecuador into ALBA – the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas led by Venezuela, Cuba and Bolivia. When a country increases state control, challenges illegitimate foreign debt, pushes the U.S. military out of the country and joins a regional alliance with Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba – it is clear that the forces that would benefit from a coup would be: a) corporate interests inside Ecuador; b) International Financial Institutions; and c) the United States and its allies. There is another reason why the right-wing, corporate elite and the imperialist countries might have an incentive to minimize what happened September 30. There is now a shamefully long list of recent coup attempts in Latin America and the Caribbean – four of them against members of ALBA."
System Change instead of Climate Change (tags)
Capitalism and the resource policy of industrial states are responsible for the increasing destruction of the environment and the dangerous warming of the global climate. The members of ALBA set a fixed date for their new currency system
Alba: Una integración sin precedentes (tags)
"En el terreno de las ideas es indispensable contribuir a la integración de América Latina y el Caribe y de ahí la importancia de los proyectos culturales del ALBA. En las investigaciones, estudios y programas encaminados a la promoción de la cultura bolivariana y martiana y de otros grandes próceres y pensadores se encuentra el fundamento de esa "alma del ALBA" que podrá hacer frente a los desafíos que tiene la humanidad en su conjunto."
ALBA (Bolivarian Alternative) Has Brought Nicaragua out of Darkness (tags)
Nicaraguan foreign minister Samuel Santos explains how twice as many children are in school one year after the new government assumed power. Nicaragua now exports beans instead of importing beans. The South is helping itself.
The Bank of the South: An Alternative to IMF and World Bank Dominance (tags)
Latin America's alternative to the IMF and World Bank