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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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ALBA Countries to Withdraw from Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance

The presidents of ALBA countries Evo Morales (Bolivia), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Hugo Chavez (Venezuela) (AVN)

This week, an agreement to publicly withdraw from the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance was signed by foreign affairs ministers of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA), including Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.

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Venezuela Represents “Hope” in the Midst of a Crisis of Capitalism

Socialist Mayor of Marinaleda, Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, on Venezuelan state TV channel VTV (VTV)

Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, a history lecturer, representative for the United Left Party in Spanish Parliament and Mayor of Marinaleda in Andalucia, Seville, is currently visiting Venezuela for the first time in solidarity with the Venezuelan process. Here, he talks about the relevance of Venezuela's struggles for Europe.

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