Latin American countries vowed to defend themselves from US intervention today as they issued a rallying call for the defence of sovereignty and self-determination of all people.
The Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of America (Alba) adopted a declaration rejecting all attempts by the United States to interfere with the nations of Latin America.
Leaders and representatives of countries including Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua and Cuba stressed the importance of political integration in the face of increased US hostility aimed at removing progressive governments across the region.
Venezuelan foreign minister Jorge Arreaza said: “We want to ratify that, those moments when imperialism seems to dominate processes are the moments in which the Bolivarian Alliance, the alliance of the peoples, has to unite and not only to resist; we are here to advance towards the union and integration of our peoples.”
Alba offered its unconditional support for Nicaragua, Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba which have all seen attempts to destabilise their economies through a series of measures, including sanctions.