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ALBA-TCP debate on regional unity against imperial geopolitics

Within the framework of the Seminar “Latin American and Caribbean unity in the face of imperial geopolitics”

The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People's Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), through its Executive Secretariat, and the Peoples Institute for Original Thought, organized this Friday the Seminar “Latin American and Caribbean unity against to imperial geopolitics", in which renowned experts in the area of ​​integration agreed that the region continues to be in dispute between the model of union proposed by the liberating fathers, with Simón Bolívar at the helm, and the Monroe doctrine that they have sought to impose the United States governments for 200 years.

At the beginning of the activity, moderator Jorge Arreaza, executive secretary of ALBA-TCP, outlined that “our Latin American and Caribbean continent has been in dispute between both currents: that of sovereign peoples, with their rights to be free, with their self-determination as a fundamental line; and the domination of American corporations over our neighbors,” says the website of the ALBA.

He stated that today there is evidence of American imperialism in decline, in decadence, but that it maintains great strength in the military, weapons, and war industry.

“Our America, in this multipolar world of several centers, has the potential in natural resources, in population, in extension, in glory, as The Liberator Simón Bolívar would say, to be a great pole of power,” said Arreaza, pointing out that the ALBA-TCP is present, not only politically, but it has a clear economic agenda, with a development bank, with potential in economies that complement each other and not compete with each other.

The Executive Secretary pointed out that the regional union is aimed at forming a transition process to a new world, towards a new systemic structuring, as the Latin American pole of power, which can help generate balance in the world. “Only together we can influence geopolitically, geostrategically, the world that is emerging,” he asserted.

Bolivarian union project

At the head of the presentation “Towards a geopolitics of unity and anti-systemic alternatives”, the Ecuadorian sociologist Irene León, contextualized that the proposal for sovereign regional integration is presented as an alternative that resulted from a process that placed and places systemic change as project and resulted from intense struggles against neoliberalism and free trade, which opened possibilities of breaking with capitalist power and, "above all, cleared the possibility of refounding the region from its own."

In this sense, he highlighted that the ALBA-TCP proposal is an excellent synthesis of this process and of the approaches that Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro were able to organize and systematize to launch this proposal for systemic change unmatched in the world. The integration seen from the ALBA-TCP “is the most significant project that the region has managed to place in future scenarios and this not only because of the strategic perspective of raising a common agenda in the face of the attacks of globalization, but also because it opens “a range of possibilities for the delineation of geopolitical, economic and sociocultural initiatives attached to the configurations of a multipolar world.”

Professor Pedro Sassone, director of the “Pedro Gual” Institute of Higher Diplomatic Studies of the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, in his presentation “A Doctrinal Vision of the Union”, conceptualized unity as a doctrine, which in the region is rooted in Bolivarian thought.

“Bolívar's concept of union is a central concept to achieve independence,” because the Liberator conceived the republic as a “construction of unity,” said the expert, raising the need to transcend beyond the traditional thinking of integration, more beyond purely economic integration, and think about a concrete unity in a comprehensive vision, which covers the political, economic, social, security and defense, and that, ultimately, a unity in terms of the fundamental problems of Latin America and the Caribbean.

From revolutionary Cuba, Félix Valdés García, a researcher at the Havana Institute of Philosophy, specialized especially in the Caribbean, in his exhibition titled “Latin American and Caribbean unity as a shield of protection against imperial domination,” walked in a historical account of the integration attempts tried in the region to confront the attacks of imperialism and the approaches of great theorists of the left on the union.

The researcher of the nascent Pueblos Institute, Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein, spoke at the seminar about “ALBA: Proposal for the future for Latin America and the Caribbean.” He recalled that in various latitudes attempts were made to give continuity to the Bolivarian ideal of Latin American unity, which died out with the death of the Liberator in 1830. “The first great option for freedom that still exists today was the Cuban Revolution that triumphed on December 1. January 1959 and brought a different option to Latin America, and two decades later, in 1979, the popular Sandinista revolution triumphed in Nicaragua, which also made its contribution.”

He indicated that, later, Commander Hugo Chávez, who triumphed in the 1998 presidential elections in Venezuela, began to rescue the Bolivarian project and bring the people closer together, while exalting the principles of ALBA-TCP, such as complementarity, respect for the sovereignty of the Member States and equitable participation.

Finally, Mireya Bolett, professor at the Simón Rodríguez University of Venezuela, in her presentation “The Latin American and Caribbean union in the face of generative artificial intelligence and the current globalist domination project. A look from psychopolitics," he detailed what the current project of globalizing domination represents for the regional union, through the dissemination and use of content through generative artificial intelligence, "which focuses on the creation of systems capable of generating content imitating the human creative process.”

He warned that the “hidden mechanism” behind the aforementioned technology surely “imprints an ideological political concession, there are biases of interest, there are stereotypes, false information that, as I told you, they call hallucinations (…) there is an intention to cultural domination.”

sourceALBA-TCP

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