Bolivia Formally Joins Revolutionary Bloc
From Cuban online journal Granma
THE presidents of the Republic of Bolivia, Evo Morales Ayma, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Hugo, Chávez Frías arrived in Cuba today, April 28, the first anniversary of the signing of agreements between Venezuela and Cuba to implement the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA). Scheduled for this historic visit is the signing of documents to facilitate the membership of the Republic of Bolivia. Said documents equally include ideas proclaimed by President Evo Morales regarding People’s Trade Agreements (TCP).
The ALBA constitutes an integration model based on cooperation, solidarity, and the common will to advance toward higher levels of development, to satisfy the needs and aspirations of the Latin American and Caribbean countries, and to preserve their independence, sovereignty and identity.
This new visit to Cuba by Presidents Evo Morales and Hugo Chávez reaffirms the will of the three governments to continue working toward the integration of the sister nations of our continent and the strengthening of the excellent bonds of friendship and solidarity that unite Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia.
The two leaders, accompanied by delegations of ministers, senior government officials and other personalities, are to be received by President Fidel Castro Ruz.