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Trade Treaties and US Hegemony in the Americas

On April 29, Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia signed a People Trade Agreement, which is seen as a step towards the alternative trade agreement proposed by Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez - the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas. The nationalisation of Bolivia's natural gas industry is a result of pressure from social movements and takes place in the context of moves towards energy integration in ALBA. After decades of austerity, growing inequalities, and US domination of the region, national governments are beginning to reject Washington's recipe for corporate-led growth.

Letter from America

Trade Treaties and US Hegemony in the Americas

On April 29, Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia signed a People TradeAgreement, which is seen as a step towards the alternative tradeagreement proposed by Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez – theBolivarian Alternative for the Americas. The nationalisation of Bolivia’s natural gas industry is a result of pressure from socialmovements and takes place in the context of moves towards energyintegration in ALBA. After decades of austerity, growing inequalities,and US domination of the region, national governments arebeginning to reject Washington’s recipe for corporate-led growth.

SUJATHA FERNANDES

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