Five years have passed since the creation by Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA). Held last December, his eighth "Summit", in Havana, Cuba's capital, killing well known: an enormous amount of words and promises, rhetoric "imperialist" outdated and implausible, disdain for the economic realities and the true democracy, and zero accomplishments on behalf of their peoples.

The only real change in the organization came out of it. The next day to conclude the meeting of Heads of State, the Government of Honduras sent Congress an initiative for that country to abandon the Alba.

Thus the Alba goes back nine to eight members: besides the two founders, Cuba and Venezuela, comprising Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, the Caribbean microstates of Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda.

Among the rants and agreements of the meeting, two stand out for their foolishness. The final statement condemned "in strongest terms the political and military offensive on the U.S. Latin America and the Caribbean," which only exists in the minds of delegates.

He also announced that, come into force later this month, as payment for trade between members of Alba, known as Unit Compensation System (Sucre), a common seudomoneda, according to its creators, will replace the dollar within the organization. This may happen, but probably at a cost inefficiencies, distortions and barriers, are extremely harmful to their economies.

If we look with complete coldness, the Alba, besides being a simple ideological and opportunistic alliance of a group of heads of state, not its people, has only served in practice to cover, with flights of supposed sovereignty and shared anti-imperialism, humiliating Cuba's economic dependence on Venezuela.

This situation, unfortunate result of a totalitarian regime, is evident in the millions in transfers which, by a series of agreements and swaps, Chavez made to the collapsed economy of the island, and their friends and "revolutionary guide", brothers Fidel and Raúl Castro, who, in turn, will provide ideological disguises, personnel and logistics to spread his authoritarian strategies, as they did in the 60s and 70s of last century with the goal of "annexing" Communism led by the Soviet Union the countries of Latin America.

Indeed, before the ALBA Summit held in Havana, held its tenth meeting of the Joint Binational Commission (Cuba-Venezuela) with promises of new injections of capital to the dictatorship of the Castro brothers (no oil or dollars Sucres certainly) for $ 3000 million.

Without such aid, fueled by petrodollars checkbook Hugo Chávez, who squandered the money of the Venezuelan people, only to achieve their personal desires drive the "Bolivarian imperialism" and the Cuban economy would have collapsed completely.

No wonder, the excitement of the Cuban communist regime by Alba and it really represents. An entity so distorted in their views and objectives, and often so outdated to contemporary realities, it can hardly succeed.

The decision to leave the Honduran Alba, has been shaken. For the moment, besides, there seems no possibility that another country will join the organization.

The expectations, fueled by some sections of the ruling Frente Farabundo Marti de Liberacion Nacional (FMLN) of El Salvador to give the pass totalemnte were belied by its president, Mauricio Funes.

That is, the "Bolivarian alliance" has lost momentum and base. Unfortunately, however, remains as a distorting factor in Latin American relations and as a transmission belt of delusions of Venezuela's president, Lt.. Col. Hugo Chávez to members of the organization.


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