SAARC: So Little Free Trade, But So What?

Graciela Rodriguez Download PDF Benny Kuruvilla* (1), Focus on the Global South-India South Asia’s talking shop – the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) – held yet another annual summit from 2 -3 August 2008, with the usual entourage of ministers, bureaucrats, media, think tanks and NGOs descending into Colombo. Over 1200 delegates attended […]

How Petrocaribe is providing hope during the devastating food crisis

On August 11 and 12 the Executive Technical Committee of the Council of Agricultural Ministers of Petrocaribe met for the first time in La Habana, Cuba, to discuss progress on the regional energy initiative’s proposed Food Security Treaty. To put the Nicaraguan government’s successful food policy into its regional context, Tortilla con Sal reports on how […]

SADC People's Summit Declaration (Gauteng South Africa, August 2008)

Dot Keet, AIDC Regional Briefs 6/2004 Following a three day conference, in August 2000, of twenty four independent peoples civil society organisations, sectoral networks and coalitions from many sectors and from all the countries of Southern Africa, the following declaration was produced. This expresses the perspectives of peoples organisations from across the region, and calls […]

Los movimientos sociales en el ALBA

Durante las últimas dos décadas, health los procesos de liberalización e integración comercial en América Latina han perpetuado las relaciones de dependencia ecónomica de los países no industrializados respecto de los países industrializados, en base a una intensificación de la matriz exportadora basada en recursos naturales con escasa tecnologización (commodities); una apertura indiscriminada a la […]

People's SAARC 2008 (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

South Asian heads of government will meet in Colombo, Sri Lanka for the annual South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit between 27 July and 3 August 2008. Regrettably, this SAARC summit will be no different to its predecessors in having little relevance to the needs and daily struggles of the peoples of South […]