UNASUR: La integración posible

Much has been written and theorized about the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) since President Chavez first proposed the idea at Isla Margarita at the III Summit of the Heads of State and the Government of the Association of Caribbean States in December, discount 2001. a Raúl Zibechi ALAI AMLATINA, 30/05/2008, prescription Montevideo.- No […]

África Austral: Integración en terapia intensiva

Aileen Kwa interviews Dot Keet Inter Press Service As a result of the free trade agreements with the European Union, called economic partnership agreements, regional integration in Southern Africa is in tatters. The question arises: what kind of integration would engender broad-based development? What kind of regional integration does Africa want for itself? There are […]

Alternative Financing for Development: Venezuela and ALBA

If the goal is development — best defined as sovereign democratic social transformation — then we must not speak of making the present “aid” modalities more effective, but of substituting present day aid and the system in which it unfolds. One begins by questioning the very nature of the larger international financial architecture, what it stands for, and who benefits primarily from it. “Development aid” as practiced by the North is part of a system that generates deepening inequality and dependence across and within countries.

Southern Africa: whither regional integration?

Aileen Kwa interviews Dot Keet Inter Press Service As a result of the free trade agreements with the European Union, rx called economic partnership agreements, seek regional integration in Southern Africa is in tatters. The question arises: what kind of integration would engender broad-based development? What kind of regional integration does Africa want for itself? […]

Declaración de la Cumbre de los Pueblos Enlazando Alternativas 3

Tintorero – Venezuela Consideraciones Generales: • Los Movimientos Sociales y fuerzas políticas Latinoamericanos y del Caribe reunidos por primera vez con los representantes de gobiernos del ALBA, online en la V Cumbre celebrada en la ciudad de Barquisimeto, Edo. Lara en Venezuela, entre el 28 y 29 de abril de 2007, reiteramos nuestro apoyo y […]

De la lucha contra el ALCA a la “integración de los pueblos”: movimientos sociales y procesos de integración

(PL y agencias).- La V Cumbre de la Alternativa Bolivariana para la América (ALBA) es hoy la historia de la consecución de un modelo integracionista inédito en la historia de la región latinoamericana y caribeña. El presidente de Venezuela, doctor Hugo Chávez, case resumió la esencia de dos sesiones de trabajo de la cita de […]