On its Twitter account, the Cuban Foreign Ministry released statements by the Venezuelan leader after the 22nd ALBA-TCP Summit, held on Wednesday in Havana, where he addressed the challenges of the organization.
Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez took a foundational step and demonstrated a great capacity to achieve a unitary dynamic in Latin America and the Caribbean, a unitary dynamic that had not been seen since the times of independence, since the times of Bolivar,’ Maduro recalled.
He pointed out as milestones of that work were ALBA, PetroCaribe, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), and the Union of South American Nations, all of which resulted from their regional and global leadership, he noted.
However, he added, the tasks they left behind are immense and have to do with generating integration with a capacity of action for the daily life of the citizens of the countries of the region.
This has already been demonstrated in education, health care, and energy, in spite of the imperial attacks that have circumstantially weakened us,’ Maduro pointed out.
Maduro added that ALBA must achieve, as a political, cultural, social and economic vanguard of Latin America and the Caribbean, to prove in practice that it is superior to any other known mechanisms and that it can generate solutions to the peoples’ real problems.