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ALBA heads to hold meeting in Ecuador
Published on July 22, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The heads of government of the countries that make up the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our Americas integration bloc (ALBA) will meet on July 30 in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil to address economic integration and social problems in the region.

Ecuadorian foreign minister Ricardo Patiño made the announcement of the meeting and said that the heads of state of Venezuela and Ecuador will meet on July 29 in a bilateral round of talks, according to Juventud Rebelde newspaper, which cited Telesur TV.

Patiño announced that Nicolas Maduro and Rafael Correa will hold their first bilateral meeting after the death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez last March 5.

“We are reconvening these meetings, the most recent of which was attended by Hugo Chavez at the Ecuadorian spa of Salinas two years ago,” Patiño said.

The July 30 Summit will be attended by heads of government and high-level officials from the countries making up the bloc, as well as representatives of other nations, which are guests or are requesting their observer status. ALBA member states include Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Dominica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Ecuador, and Antigua and Barbuda.

The meeting will allow social organizations to put forth issues related to South American integration. This will be the occasion to address what we are doing in the context of the ALBA and see what the social organizations need the bloc to do for them, said the Ecuadorian foreign minister.
 
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Comments:

Peter:

Just so as you all understand ‘Integration’ in this case means joining together to become one country, one block.

I have warned you on several occasions that the joining agreement that Gonsalves signed with ALBA includes becoming one, but in much broader and detailed terms, its like reading a horror story for any none Marxist communist decent citizen.

Its the thin end of the wedge in destroying our sovereignty. If we had voted yes to the new constitution, we would be much further along the road to total sell out long before now. Its only by our having the Queen as our constitutional monarch that ALBA has taken a step back from Gonsalves and know that they must beware the wrath of the British.

Of course the WIKILEAKS publications did not help Gonsalves, when the US Ambassador in Barbados alleged in several electronically transmitted secret messages to the US State department, that Gonsalves had bad mouthed several of the ALBA leaders. Those messages also allege all sorts of supposedly other wrong doing by Gonsalves. The ALBA leaders must of been really deeply annoyed at what they saw as a two faced collaboration by Gonsalves. So much so that I noticed and believed that Chavez and the Castros stopped hugging him up and even stopped inviting him to their inner lairs when he visited their countries, arranging his meetings with lesser diplomats [‘shunned’ him is the word I was searching for]. Did Gonsalves really think that whilst divulging and making remarks to the US Ambassador that he was able to wear the cloak of invisibility. He must of known it was the ambassadors job to make reports, and I actually believe he was relying on such reports getting back to the US State Department to make him look like the good guy.

Peter Binose
Self-appointed keeper of the whistle


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