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ALBA Alliance Celebrates 10 Years, Nicaragua Sanctions U.S. in Defence of Venezuela

Leaders of the ALBA member states at the XIII ALBA TCP summit in Havana, Cuba (prensa presidencial)

At its 13th summit, held in Cuba last weekend, the ALBA alliance celebrated its 10th anniversary. The leftist bloc charted plans for future integration and condemned U.S. “aggression” toward its member states.

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ALBA Countries Meet in Havana to Coordinate Preventative Plan Against Ebola

The ALBA trade bloc held an extraordinary summit meeting on Monday to coordinate a response to the ebola virus. (AVN)

At the request of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, member countries of the ALBA trade bloc met yesterday at a special summit in Havana, Cuba to discuss methods of preventing the spread of the ebola virus in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Venezuelan government has donated US$5 million to the United Nations to fight the spread of the virus.

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ALBA Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Representatives from ALBA member countries meet to discuss of the importance of the regional bloc. (Photo: teleSUR)

Ambassadors from the nine member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA-TCP) are meeting in Caracas, Venezuela to evaluate the progress achieved since the bloc was created 10 years ago.

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Venezuela Joins ALBA Condemnation of USAID's Cuban Social Media Network

ZunZuneo was created by the US government to spark protests in Cuba, according to a recent AP report. (Archive)

Member states of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, including Venezuela, have condemned a social networking system developed by the United States to stir anti-government protests in Cuba.

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ALBA Social Movements Express Solidarity with Venezuela

ALBA social movements concluded their conference in Caracas today. (AVN)

Thirty three social movements from across the hemisphere have expressed solidarity with the Venezuelan government.

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ALBA and PetroCaribe Launch Common Economic Area to Fight Poverty

The Venezuelan delegation, including Maduro (centre) at the ALBA-Petrocaribe summit yesterday (Minci)

The II Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for Our America (ALBA) and Petrocaribe took place in Caracas yesterday. It focused on creating a “special complementary economic zone” between the member countries of both alliances in order to eradicate poverty in the region.

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Latin American Social Movements Map Solidarity with ALBA Alliance

An important summit of global significance, held in Brazil May 16-20, has largely passed below the radar of most media outlets, including many left and progressive sources.

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Petrocaribe Meets in Venezuela, Links With ALBA

The Petrocaribe summit took place over the weekend in Caracas (Alexander Gómez/AVN)

In its 7th summit over the weekend, the Petrocaribe oil alliance granted membership to Honduras and Guatemala, and adopted a proposed link with the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) in a new “economic zone”.

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Re-election of Correa a “Victory for Socialist Forces” Says Venezuelan Government

Rafael Correa won the presidential elections by 57% (AP)

Vice-president Nicolas Maduro congratulated Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa for his “gigantic” victory in Ecuador’s presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday.

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ALBA Expels USAID from Member Countries

Given the recent events in Paraguay, where the opposition senate has brought impeachment proceedings against leftist president, Fernando Lugo, ALBA countries have issued a statement requesting that USAID be expelled from member countries for interfering with national sovereignty.

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