At a crucial time for Latin America and just over two months after Hugo Chavez’s death, the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, social movements of the continent gathered around the project of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) to set the basis of their permanent coordination. The Constituent Assembly of the Coordination of Social Movements Towards ALBA will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from May 16 to 20. Real World Radio and the social movement’s communications convergence will cover the event.
Without meaning to ignore or minimize some signals of change that currently exist in Latin America and the Caribbean, such as public redistribution policies and the recovery of state sovereignty, the hegemonic model continues being extractivist and primarizing economies, which continue being peripheral, while the US does not put an end to their geopolitical and economic domination attempts in dispute with other imperial powers. Read more
The Assembly of Social Movements Towards ALBA took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, after a process of political and social construction to reclaim the leading role of social movements in the promotion of change and of coming up with proposals to confront the crisis of capitalism in Latin America. Read more
The Assembly of Social Movements Towards ALBA began on Thursday with a turnout of over 150 delegates of Latin America and the Caribbean. In the five days of the Assembly the representatives of over 22 countries will discuss the challenges of the grassroots integration as part of the ALBA continental project. Read more
The communications commission of the Continental Assembly of Social Movements Towards ALBA, held at the Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandez in Sao Paulo, Brazil, organized a round table with four speakers. Read more
Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean issued a declaration after the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on March 5. Read more
The Foundational Assembly of the Articulation of Social Movements Towards ALBA will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil from January 18 to 23. Its organizers are saying it will be a broad and representative meeting of all the social movements that have contributed in different countries of the region, to the bottom-up continental integration project by resisting neoliberalism and imperialism. Read more
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