ALBA celebrates 10 years of Latin American solidarity and integration

ALBA, the Spanish acronym for Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, an intergovernmental organization based on the idea of the social, political and economic integration of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, is celebrating its tenth anniversary, prompting comments from various Latin American and Caribbean leaders.

Nicolas Maduro Moros, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, said:

‘‘…ALBA is an Alliance of peoples, of revolutionary governments, to consolidate real independence, and to build prosperity upon the basis of independence… ALBA is the result of the struggle of peoples, which in resistance to neoliberal capitalism and its formulas of free trade agreements, created an alternative and transformative vision of integration, based on principles of cooperation, complementarity, solidarity and justice for the union of our America."

Read comments from other Latin American and Caribbean leaders here.