This is to carry out 16 of the present, a new Summit of the Bolivarian Alternative (Alba) in Cumana, State Sucre of Venezuela, Summit that President Hugo Chavez shape as a new challenge for Latin America. Robert Iger gathered all the information. Points out, that it will come out with a single purpose and one voice, that voice of our peoples will be heard in port Spain, at the Summit of the Americas Cumana will be the scenario that will bring together the representatives of Cuba, Dominica, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Honduras and Venezuela. The meeting will take place once the past 6 April 2009 to be held in Caracas the first meeting of the permanent coordination of the Alba. Cumana is the capital of Sucre State, in the area North-East of Venezuela, with coasts to the Caribbean Sea and little more than 700 kilometers from Caracas. Specifically, President Hugo Chavez invited Raul Castro, Cuba’s leaders; Evo Morales (Bolivia), Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua), Manuel Zelaya (Honduras), Fernando Lugo (Paraguay) and the first Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (Dominica).
Remember, the ALBA was created in 2004 by Cuba and Venezuela in Havana, this grouping is a proposal of integration focused for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean that places emphasis on the fight against poverty and social exclusion. It translates into a project of collaboration and political, social and economic complementarities between countries in the area, promoted initially as the counterpart of the Area of free trade of the Americas (FTAA), driven by the United States. Already arrived the Cuban delegation, which was received by the Minister of Popular power for the foreign relations of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. The Cuban delegation, headed by the Vice President of that nation, Ricardo Cabiezas; Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz, Minister for foreign investment and economic collaboration; Bruno Rodriguez Grill, first Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs; Osvaldo Martinez Martinez, Chairman of the Committee on Economic Affairs of the Assembly national of the power Popular, as well as other Deputy Ministers and officials of the Cuban Government and the Foreign Ministry.