“Diplomacy of the Peoples”: Evo Morales on the Return of Bolivia to ALBA, CELAC and UNASUR

This Saturday Former President of Bolivia Evo Morales celebrated the announcement made by the Foreign Ministry that Bolivia will rejoin regional integration organizations based on the diplomacy of the peoples, from which it had departed during the de facto government headed by Jeanine Áñez.

In a tweet, Morales expressed his satisfaction regarding the re-entry of the Andean nation into the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).

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During the past decade, the indigenous leader, together with President Hugo Chávez and other left-wing leaders of the region, in what is known as the Progressive Cycle of Latin America, or the Pink Tide, promoted the creation and consolidation of alternative mechanisms of solidarity and integration between the countries of the continent,  outside of Washington’s sphere of influence but—for the most part—open to all political ideologies.

 

Featured image: Evo Morales inaugurating the headquarters of UNASUR’s Parliament. File photo.

(La IguanaTV)

Translation: OT/JRE/SL