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Five issues on the agenda for Havana ECLAC meeting

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Cuba will host this week the 37th Session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the most important intergovernmental meeting of this United Nations body, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary.
Havana will host the forum for the first time since the triumph of the Revolution, in which crucial issues for the economic and social development of the countries of the region will be analyzed.

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“Don’t mess with Cuba,” civil society responds to provocation in Lima

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Close to 200 members of Cuban civil society, meeting in Havana for the 2nd “Thinking the Americas” forum, broke into applause when diplomat Juan Antonio Fernández denounced the provocation of an anti-Cuban grouplet in Lima, Peru.
“Don’t mess with Cuba,” insisted the Cuban diplomat, referring to the offensive comments of Jorge Luis Vallejo, a member of the so-called Latin American Network of Youth for Democracy

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Like a seed, the legacy of Fidel and Chávez continues to sprout

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The right place and the right time. This is how the recently concluded 15th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) could be described.

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Raúl: The joint defense of Venezuela is the strategic and urgent task of ALBA

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As a tribute to the memory of the Comandante of the Bolivarian Revolution Hugo Chávez Frías, precisely five years after his passing, the 15th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) was held in the Venezuelan capital’s Miraflores Palace.

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Our peoples have no future without unity, without integration

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Speech by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, at the 15th ALBA-TCP Summit, held in Caracas.

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Maduro and ALBA-TCP leaders honor Chávez

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“The Venezuelan people are today more Chavista than ever, and we state with love: Chávez lives!” expressed Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, speaking before a large crowd gathered outside Miraflores Palace. The Bolivarian leader was accompanied by Heads of State and officials attending the 15th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), in an act recalling the legacy of Comandante Hugo Chávez.

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15TH ALBA Summit Final Declaration supports Venezuela’s attendance at the Summit of the Americas

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The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) supported March 5 the right of Venezuela to participate in the 8th Summit of the Americas, scheduled to take place in April in Lima, Peru.

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The peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean come together in Lima

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Parallel to the Eighth Summit of the Americas, taking place mid-April in Lima, Peru, social organizations of the region will hold an event entitled “For the Social Articulation of Our America.” The encounter is being organized by the United National Command for the Struggle (CNUL), of the General Workers’ Federation of Peru (CGTP); people’s movements.

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The strategic challenge of the Latin American left

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After the long and sad night of neoliberalism in the 1990s – which bankrupted entire nations like Ecuador – and ever since Hugo Chávez was elected President of the Republic of Venezuela at the end of 1998, the right wing and submissive governments of the continent began to collapse like a house of cards, as popular governments, committed to Good Living Socialism, extended across the length and breadth of Our America.

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The Our America Consensus: A guide for the future of the Latin American left

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With the approval of the Our America Consensus, the first programmatic document stemming from the Sao Paulo Forum, leftist and progressive parties from Latin America and the Caribbean have a new instrument with which to resist the right-wing onslaught and continue implementing political and social changes in the region.