Honduran Congress approves adhesion to ALBA

The Honduran Congress approved Honduras' adhesion to the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas.

Friday, October 10, 2008

President Manuel Zelaya said yesterday from Colombia, where he is on an official visit, that he was happy to receive the new and thanked the president of the Honduran Parliament for his support as well as those lawmakers who gave their support.

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Honduran Congress Approves Withdrawal from ALBA

January 2010

The Congress of Honduras ratified the withdrawal of the country from the Bolivarian Alternative to the Americas (ALBA).

Interim president Roberto Micheletti had sent the executive decree on December 2009.

"Rafael Pineda, presidential minister, had explained that the withdrawal from ALBA doesn't imply suspending commercial relations with the countries which compose the block", reported Proceso.hn.

Leaning left

October 2008

Honduras joins the Bolivarian Alternative for American Countries, a club promoted by Venezuela and Cuba.

On October 9th the Honduran Congress ratified the country’s membership in the Alternativa Bolivariana para los pueblos de nuestra América (ALBA, Bolivarian Alternative for American Countries), a regional grouping promoted by Venezuela and Cuba.

Honduran companies opposed to Alba

August 2008

Private companies in Honduras rejected the decision of President Manuel Zelaya to join ALBA, saying that it is a threat to free trade.

"The private sector manifests its discord with this unilateral initiative by the Executive Power, which, not knowing our history, traditions and culture, is placing the country in an alliance that is politically, militarily and ideologically damaging to the future of the Honduran people and free trade," said a release from the Honduran Private Sector Council (COHEP).

Honduran president announces union to ALBA

July 2008

President Manuel Zelaya announced that Honduras will join the Alianza Bolivariana de las Américas (ALBA), lead by Venezuela and Cuba.

"The government's political decision, aiming to solve the historical problems of the country, is to join Alba as a full member", stated Zelaya.

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