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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"Honduras joins ALBA," NAM News Network, August 26, 2008.

Honduras has joined Latin America's anti-imperialist project ALBA, hoping the trade bloc will solve problems caused by capitalism. The Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas "doesn't commit us to anything, it opens up hope for us in solving the serious problems created by global capitalism," President Manuel Zelaya said at a meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Aug 26 2008. "Honduras did not ask permission from any imperialist country to join ALBA," Zelaya stressed.

Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Dominica make up the alliance, which offers development projects and trade programs for the impoverished nations in the region. Honduran President Manuel Zelaya signed the documents in a public ceremony attended by ALBA members Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Bolivian President Evo Morales, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Cuban Vice-President Carlos Laje.
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