#ALBA Nations Ratify Commitment to Unity and Peace

Havana,  The commitment to regional unity was the center of the talks of the 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – People”s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), held this Monday in the Cuban capital.

At the opening of this meeting of foreign ministers of the member nations of ALBA-TCP, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez called for organization and solidarity in the region.

He also highlighted the importance of ratifying the final declaration of the 14th Special Summit of Heads of State and Government of ALBA-TCP, held last month in Caracas, Venezuela, which he recalled warns of the risks to the region and constitutes a powerful guide for concerted action.

ALBA Summit Honors Hugo Chavez’s Revolutionary Legacy

Leaders of Latin American countries allied with Venezuela through the regional social, political and economic organization ALBA arrived in Caracas Sunday, kicking off a summit set to honor the late Hugo Chavez, former president of Venezuela and leader of the Bolivarian revolution.

On the four-year death anniversary of “El Commandante” Chavez, ALBA leaders sung high praises for their former comrade ahead of the 14th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Trade Treaty of the Peoples, also known as ALBA-TCP.

“We are honored to be in this sacred land, (of) Simon Bolivar and Chavez, a land that represents a people that has fought for the independence of our America,” Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega told reporters in Caracas Sunday.

After Ortega, Cuba’s Raul Castro arrived, along with Bolivia’s Evo Morales, who had been in Cuba for medical treatment.

“We have come to accompany the Venezuelan people and all anti-imperialist people … Every day is a permanent struggle against political and economic aggression, like (those from the) United States. There are countries that will never give up thanks to the struggle of Chavez,” Morales told reporters the same day.

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