networkideas, pp.1-22, 2009 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)
Looking to the Future: Examining the dynamics of ALBA
This paper examines whether and to what extent the experiences of ALBA (Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our America) succeed in putting up an ideological challenge against neoliberalism. The path of the socialist Cuba and the Bolivarian revolution of Venezuela are the main driving forces of the ALBA project. As a result, socio-economic development on the basis of equity and complementarity has been realized under ALBA integration. ALBA has also played a role in reducing the vulnerabilities of the Cuban economy. The conclusion reached is that ALBA can provide some answers in the search for alternative economic development models.