The Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA), created by president Hugo Chávez, of Venezuela, in 2004, will create a military school for the formation of its Armed Forces.
According to the Venezuelan ambassador in Madrid, Isaías Rodríguez Díaz, the Armed Forces of ALBA respond to the necessity to face the influence of the United States in the region.
The bloc consists of eight countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Venezuela.
The ambassadors of these countries met recently in the Spanish capital to value the implementation of the measure.
Rodríguez Díaz informed that the project of the ALBA is priority so that the soldiers of the countries that integrate the bloc have a formation and own methods of the South America and not anymore of the United States, which, with the School of the Americas, enabled many soldiers of the region since 1946.
The Venezuelan diplomat affirmed that the best defense is the integration that is capable to surpass not only the military conflicts, but any others that may result in war fighting.
According to Rodríguez Díaz, “we bet in an autonomous and independent doctrine, linked to the peace, a formation that doesn´t convert us in instruments of the politics of the United States and that allows to defend the sovereignty of each member-country”.
In his evaluation, the project of ALBA doesn´t empty the initiative of the Union of the South American Nations (UNASUR), through the South American Council of Defense (CDS).