The EU debt crisis foretells a more serious global debt crisis, caused by unlimited growth and the ongoing financial casino. Latin America's emerging financial and regional architecture offers hope for a new type of integration based on solidarity.
Dr. Pedro Paez talks about the creation of a new financial architecture in Latin America, based on principles of redistribution, environmental sustainability and social cohesion rather than market principles that dominated the old architecture.
Exploring the current neoliberal conjuncture in Latin America and the Caribbean in light of its historica legacies and contemporary trends, the conference will look at neoliberal sectoral reforms, public policy and state restructuring, responses and resistance to neoliberalism, and artistic, cultural and ideological transformation.
The neoliberal FTAs pursued by the EU with Colombia and Peru threaten to exacerbate human rights abuses - which include killings of trade unionists, forced expropriations of indigenous people from land, and environmental destruction - for the sake of corporate profit.
Despite repeated democratic rejection of the Lisbon Treaty, the European Commission pushed ahead with it via the EU Constitution via a private, technocratic and non-democratic process. Susan discussed the treaty and its implications in a workshop at the EA4 summit in Madrid, 15 May 2010.
This year's Madrid summit marks a key milestone in the ongoing development of the Enlazando Alternativas network for both highlighting EU complicity with human rights and environmental abuses and highlighting the real alternatives offered by social movements of integration and development that respect the rights of people, communities, and protect the environment.
The Bi-regional Europe-Latin America & Caribbean Network 'Enlazando Alternativas' is mobilizing for the fourth time to strengthen emerging popular resistances and new convergences and solidarities between our peoples. Despite the criminalization of social movements, it will aim to build a bi-regional political space for mobilization.