The members-states of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) gathered in Havana, Cuba to celebrate 14 years of working to defend regional peace and consolidate Latin American and Caribbean integration.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, Cuba's former President Raul Castro, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel and Bolivia's President Evo Morales during the closing session of ALBA's 16th summit.
Maduro and Castro embrace at the closing ceremony, in which ALBA condemned U.S. interventionism in the region and unilateral coercive measures against left-wing governments.
President Maduro stressed the importance of building a new financial architecture by promoting projects like the virtual regional currency known as the SUCRE.
Delegates from over 10 Latin American and Caribbean countries participated in the summit.
Cuba's Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez read the final declarations, which included a commitment to build a democratic international order, in which countries' sovereignty is respected.
A picture of all the presidents and prime ministers who traveled to Havana to participate in ALBA's XVI high-level summit.
The final declaration included a call for greater unity to face recurrent threats by the United States.
15 December 2018 (18 hours 34 minutes ago)