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ALBA: a culture of regional alternative integration for Latin America

Grant number: 10/02823-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2011
Effective date (End): April 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Modern and Contemporary History
Principal Investigator:Suzeley Kalil Mathias
Grantee:Adriana Suzart de Pádua
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais (FCHS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Franca. Franca , SP, Brazil


Regional integration is a dream pursued in Latin America since the time of independence of their countries. During the twentieth century, many attempts have been made in order to achieve this goal, but with few concrete results. Already in the twenty-two regional integration projects are highlighted: the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and the Bolivarian Alternative for Latin America and the Caribbean (ALBA), led respectively by Brazil and Venezuela. These blocks, eminently political, have been presented as an alternative to the proposed economic integration of bias, more specifically, the United States proposal embodied in the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). The goal of this project was the result of basic scientific research supported by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), is whether these new proposals for regional integration can be understood as a counter-hegemonic force to the International System in general, and to the United States in particular, dominating force in the Americas, as these two new regional blocs go against the interests of the great nation in the northern region. (AU)

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PÁDUA, Adriana Suzart de. ALBA-TCP: uma cultura de integração regional alternativa para a América Latina?. 2012. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais. Franca Franca.

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