ALBA presidents to meet in Bolivia on Thursday

Caracas, 01 Oct. AVN.- Heads of State and Government of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America (ALBA) are going to meet next Thursday in Cochabamba, Bolivia, with a view to discuss matters of joint interest, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told the media last Monday.

President Maduro detailed that his counterparts of Bolivia and Ecuador, Evo Morales and Rafael Correa, respectively, have already confirmed their attendance to the encounter.

The meeting is also expected to be attended by foreign ministers of the regional bloc. “We are going to hold a special meeting of South America’s ALBA presidents to check some issues next Thursday in Cochabamba.”

Creating a regional alliance was proposed by Bolivarian Revolution leader Hugo Chavez during the third summit of Heads of State and Government of the Association of Caribbean States, held in Margarita, Venezuela, on December 2001.

The regional bloc is made by Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Dominica, Ecuador, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Antigua and Barbuda.

Domestic economy

Upon leaving a meeting with his top military and political officials, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said they checked some plans aimed at “defeating the oligarch class that declared an economic war against the population.”

Maduro said they evaluated some plots under way by the United States Administration against Venezuela.

“You are not going to implement the Syria scenario here. You will not make it and foreign minister (Elias Jaua) has already acted,” Maduro told the media.

President Maduro expelled three U.S. diplomats last Monday for their alleged involvement in acts of sabotage to destabilize the South American country.

The Venezuelan President said he has evidence that involve the U.S. Embassy officials in Caracas in acts to sabotage the country’s economy and electrical sector.

In addition, he affirmed that the Superior Organ for the Defense of the Economy is working around the country to fight sabotage.


 AVN 01/10/2013 10:17

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