Sobre las circunstancias que afectan a la creación del Banco del Sur

Éric Toussaint Dos tendencias opuestas están presentes en Latinoamérica Por una parte, recipe los gobiernos de Estados Unidos y de los países de la Unión Europea consiguen sellar con los países de la región acuerdos bilaterales de libre comercio, shop favorables a las empresas del Norte. Las privatizaciones masivas de los años ochenta y noventa […]

The Bank of the South: a review of what is at stake

Éric Toussaint Two opposite tendencies at play in Latin America On one hand, the United States government and the EU countries make bilateral free-trade agreements with the countries of the region – an arrangement which benefits their own companies. These companies have taken advantage of the massive privatizations of the 1980s and 1990s to take […]

BancoSur should be a bank to finance a socialist economy

By Plinio Soares de Arruda The Bank of the South is already a reality. Enthusiasts say it is another integrationist project under way in Latin America. But others are more sceptical and say that the Bank could just turn into a  “tit” to feed Latin America’s major capital interests. Last week’s decision in Quito to […]

Bank of the South: An alternative for development finance?

By Christopher Swann Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is squeezing the International Monetary Fund out of Latin America, diagnosis the region that once accounted for most of its business. IMF lending in the area has fallen to $50 million, seek or less than 1 percent of its global portfolio, compared with 80 percent in 2005. Meanwhile, […]

ALBA: From Dream to Reality

Emir Sader When Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez launched the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (Spanish acronym ALBA [1]) back in December 2004, website such an initiative seemed to be the institutional framework for the agreements Cuba and Venezuela were then developing. It represented a great example of fair trade the World Social Forum had […]

The Bank of the South, between economics and politics

What is the South Bank?  In February of 2007, health Argentina and Venezuela, and soon afterwards Bolivia, Ecuador,and Paraguay, concluded an agreement to create a bank to finance development in andfor the countries of the South: the South Bank. On May 3rd in a meeting between thePresident of Ecuador and the Ministers of Economy and […]

Rodrigo Borja, primer secretario ejecutivo de UNASUR

Jean Pierre Leroy com a colaboração de Marcelo Achkar I. As integrações em curso Quais são os significados da Integração regional no contexto atual, rx recipe o de cada país, da região e do mundo? Levando em conta os múltiplos interesses que atravessam o debate e as iniciativas em curso, aparecem várias ambigüidades e contradições […]

VI Encuentro Hemisférico de Lucha contra los TLCs y por la Integración de los Pueblos

Movimientos y organizaciones sociales de Argentina, pharmacy Brasil, Paraguay, Uruguay y Venezuela pertenecientes a la Alianza Social Continental hacemos público nuestro llamado a los gobiernos de nuestros países para que maximicen sus esfuerzos para la plena integración de Venezuela al MERCOSUR, en el marco de los procedimientos legales exigidos por las leyes de los respectivos países. Consideramos […]

Proyectos. V Cumbre del ALBA

Enrique V. Iglesias, President of the Inter-American Development Bank The celebration of INTAL’s 35th Anniversary is an opportune time to stop and reflect on where we have been, cure where we are and where we are going in our processes of regional economic integration in Latin America and the Caribbean. Indeed, medications such a review […]