HAVANA.- President Fidel Castro meets in the Cuban capital over this weekend with its homologous from Venezuela, Hugo Chavez and Bolivia, Evo Morales to celebrate the America Bolivarian Alternative Alliance’s (ALBA), first anniversary, a mechanism for regional integration to which Bolivia will be added.
Upon Morales’ arrival to Cuba yesterday he was received by Castro, while the arrival of the Venezuelan head of state would be later in the day.
The three mandataries will conduct a "mini-summit", in which the Treaty of Nations Commerce (TCP) will be signed.
The (TCP), is framed within the (ALBA), subscribed in May of last year by Castro as an alternative that Chávez has embraced as opposed to the U.S.A. proposed Americas’ Free Commerce (ALCA).
The (ALBA) accounts for an increasing interaction between Cuba and Venezuela in all fronts: from the sale of petroleum and other products, through medical collaboration to monetary credit pacts.