The presidents of Venezuela and Equador are agreed that independence of the region depends on co-operation between them. Presidents Chavez and Correa also spoke of strengthening ALBA across the region their joint interest (“the Bolivarian Alliance for the peoples of Our America (ALBA), which also includes Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Honduras, Nicaragua, and San Vicente and the Grenadines.”)
At the same time Cuban doctors are going to Venezuela to help build primary care services. Venezuela is following Cuba’s example training its own community-based doctors.
News has gone very quiet in Honduras where resistance continues to succeed in supporting the elected president Zelaya.http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2009/septiembre/vier25/Reflections-24sept.htmlto all of this.