Special ALBA Summit Backs Bolivia

4-23-08, 11:50 am

Caracas, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The situation in Bolivia is on the table in this capital Wednesday at a special summit of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), called by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Interviewed on 'Venezolana de Television,' Chavez stated that the aim is to seek ways to avoid worsening the situation in the Bolivian territory, amid attempts to divide that country.

'Bolivia is on the verge of breaking out and the fascist right-wing does not want to meet,' said the statesman before accusing the US Empire of injecting hatred into those people through a media war.

'We sometimes have the terrible and dramatic sensation that we can do nothing, but I had an idea of calling a special ALBA meeting and talking about the issue with presidents of Brazil, Ecuador and Argentina,' Chavez noted.

The summit, attended by Bolivian President Evo Morales, Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega, and Cuban Vice President Carlos Lage, will also analyze topics like food and energy alliances.

The Venezuelan head of state pointed out that participants will boost the energy security treaty inked in the framework of the ALBA, and generate new projects and grand-national companies for the development of regional countries.

Lage said the current largest challenges include preserving peace faced with an empire 'striving to impose its domain on the world' through destruction, war and death.

At his arrival to the Miraflores Palace, Morales expressed gratitude to his host and confidence in the wisdom of native peoples and social movements.

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