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PW: “We are not joining ALBA
nor are we considering it,” - Funes
Good news from Central America, El Salvador president, Mauricio Funes, has made it crystal clear, Salvador will not join Venezuelan the Bolivarian Alliance for Latin America (ALBA), a political association of countries founded by Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez
“We are not joining ALBA nor are we considering it,” - Funes said on Wednesday, in a speech at the VII International convention of Salvadorians in the world, in El Salvador.
Funes made his statement, after El Salvador vice president said during a trip to Cuba that the Central American country was analyzing the
possibility of entry into ALBA.
Is clear that Funes, a left-wing leader of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, or FMLN, who took office on June 1, ending two decades of right-wing governments is align with some left win political policies, however, it looks that he may change the conception of a left win government.
Funes has called Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and US President Barack Obama symbols of hope for their countries.
“Obama proved that it is possible to reinvent hope, Funes has said he wants to build a relationship of "understanding and mutual respect" with the United States.
He has also expressed admiration for the economic policies of Brazil's moderate left-wing president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. "Lula showed that you can have a popular, democratic government with a strong economy and a just distribution of wealth,” Funes said.
On his inauguration address Funes ended saying “Let’s live and govern so the other countries say: Today, that little Tom Thumb is a giant for its honest work, a giant of liberty and happiness for its people.”
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Petroleumworld News 12/ 10/09
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