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ALBA Nations to Boost Cultural Unity       

DOMINICA, June 10, 2010. Countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America (ALBA) will examine in Dominica next week ways to promote cultural development as an alternative to hegemonic forces.

  From June 15 to 17, Ministers and officials of Cuba, Bolivia, Dominica, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Paraguay, as invited country, will center their debates on the ALBA Grand National Cultural Project designed to foster Latin American and Caribbean artistic and literary creation

For the Dominica ambassador in the integrationist bloc, Philbert Aaron, the event offers the opportunity to show the diversity of typical manifestations of each country with African, European and indigenous influences.

To that end, the forum agenda includes an act allegorical to artistic expressions of this Antillean island in the capital�s cultural center Old Mill and a visit to the Caribbean indigenous community, the biggest in the region, with about three thousand natives.

ALBA, a mechanism of regional political, social and economic integration, promotes since 2008 the cultural unity in order to rescue, preserve and develop the traditions of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.

That instrument groups the states of Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Ecuador, St. Vincent and the Grenadines,. Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda.(Cubaminrex – PL)

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