ALBA Alliance Celebrates 10 Years | Venezuela Analysis

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“The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), which now comprises 11 countries was founded in 2005 by Cuba and Venezuela as a leftist alternative to the proposed Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA). … [ALBA] [p]lans to strengthen the ALBA bank, the internal Sucre currency, and to make operational an economic zone between the ALBA, MERCOSUR and CARICOM [trade] blocs” Full story here. Also see: 10 Achievements of the ALBA Alliance in 10 Years | TeleSUR