Cuba Hosts Hemispheric Meeting on Latin America Integration

Havana, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) The hemispheric meeting “Defeat of FTAA, 10 years later,” begins today in this capital, to analyze the challenges of the Latin American integration one decade after the Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata.

Leaders and representatives of social movements in Latin America have agreed on today and for three days this meeting, to be held at the Conference Center in Cojimar, east of Havana.

The meeting seeks to redefine strategies of action to strengthen regional integration.

The event will deeply analyze what was reached on mobilization and regional resistance, one decade after the demise of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), a mechanism with which the United States sought to re-colonize Latin America and the Caribbean.

As of the experiences of the Summit of the Americas held in 2005 in Mar del Plata, Argentina, attendees will examine new elements to face up the renewed offensive of neoliberal measures, and the attempt to rightwing re-coordination the region is confronting, organizers said.

This event is convened by the Cuban Chapter of the Coordination of Social Movements toward the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America- People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP).

The event’s program includes several panel discussions, among them the recent Trans-Pacific Partnership, the state or of relations between Cuba and the United States, achievements, setbacks, and challenges on the way to integration of the peoples.