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Venezuela to Host ALBA Meeting

  • Nicolas Maduro speaks at the 2015 ALBA Summit.

    Nicolas Maduro speaks at the 2015 ALBA Summit. | Photo: EFE

Published 3 March 2018

The Latin American and Caribbean countries will meet to ratify their support to the sovereign decisions made by the government and the people of Venezuela.

The member states of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) will meet in Caracas, Venezuela on Monday.

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The meeting, which will take place in the Miraflores Palace, headquarters of the Venezuelan government, will be held with the objective of ratifying the support of the ALBA-TCP nations for the right of the South American country to resolve its existing political woes without the interference of external forces and through democratic means.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will preside over the meeting, which will be convened amid political, economic and financial aggressions and pressures exerted by the administration of United States President Donald Trump, regional allies,and sectors of the Venezuelan opposition.

While the Venezuelan government has attempted to reach an agreement with some sectors of tjhe opposition to counter the U.S.-sponsored economic and financial sanctions and head to national elections, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for an oil embargo and hinted at a military coup.

The event will also be used to pay homage to the legacy of Hugo Chavez, the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, on the fifth anniversary of his death.

Among the countries, which form part of the Bolivarian Alliance, are Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Dominica, Ecuador, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, and Suriname.

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