From the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York
We will meet at 79th Street and Central Park West to March against Climate Change this coming Sunday at 10 AM Sept 21. Please join to the ALBA countries Against Climate Change.
We will be marching with Claudia Salerno, Venezuela. Rene Orellana, Bolivia. both of them Presidential Special Envoy for Climate Change of their respective countries. Jaime Hermidas, deputy ambassador and chief negotiator for climate change Nicaragua.
The agreement was proposed by the government of Venezuela, led by President Hugo Chávez, as an alternative to the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA or ALCA in Spanish), a proposal by the United States that was opposed by several countries and the region and inspired massive popular protests.
The Cuba-Venezuela Agreement, signed on December 14, 2004, by Presidents Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro, was aimed at the exchange of medical and educational resources and petroleum between both nations. Venezuela began to deliver about 96,000 barrels of oil per day from its state-owned oil company, PDVSA, to Cuba at very favorable prices and Cuba in exchange sent 20,000 state-employed medical staff and thousands of teachers to Venezuela’s poorest states. The agreement also made it possible for Venezuelans to travel to Cuba for specialized medical care free of charge.