Current events and discussion on the crisis in the Eurozone and more globally, have raised interesting questions of democratic deficit, sovereignty over economic policy and whether countries can work co-operatuively together to improve economic and social development. Yet in Latin America, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America (ALBA) agreement between progressive governments is showing a positive alternative, that puts people first. This blog explores how ALBA is helping the people of Nicaragua in areas such as health and education – one of the key reasons behind the Sandanista’s recent election victory there.
There will be a session on ALBA and one on Nicaragua at the Latin America 2011 Conference on December 3 at Congress House. The conference will be addressed by speakers from Nicaragua, Venezuela, Cuba, Colombia and Brazil amongst others, plus MP Jeremy Corbyn. Register online and see the full programme here. Continue reading