Honduran president announces union to ALBA

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

Thursday, July 31, 2008

"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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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 Congress approves adhesion to ALBA

October 2008

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

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.

ALBA to explore for petroleum off the coast of Honduras.

August 2008

The ALBA Energy, Gas and Petroleum Gran-national Company will carry out the corresponding studies in the next few days.

"The ALBA Energy, Gas and Petroleum Gran-national Company will carry out the corresponding studies in the next few days, and, under the supervision of the Honduran State, will be able to carry out its production and commercialization plan" according to the document published by the local paper, Tiempo.

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).

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