The Grannational concept is enshrined in the conceptual substratum of ALBA. It is an essentially political concept, but it encompasses all the aspects of the life of our nations.
Has several components:
Historical and Geopolitical Basis: focused on the Bolivarian vision of the union of the Latin-American and Caribbean republics for the shaping of the great nation. The grannational concept can be assimilated to the mega-state concept, within the meaning of the joint definition of shared guidelines for political action between the states that share the same view on the exercise on national and regional sovereignty, where each develops its own political identity, without creating supranational structures.
Socio – Economic Basis: Based on the fact that the strategy for the development of the economies of our countries in order to meet the social needs of the great majorities cannot only be restricted to the local sphere. It is a matter of overcoming the national barriers to strengthen the local capacities by merging them in a whole in order to be able to face the challenges of the global reality.
Ideological Basis: it is determined by the conceptual affinity between us who comprise ALBA, regarding the critical conception of the neoliberal globalization and the need to break the world trade patterns based on the free market fiction.
Program of action intended to comply with the principles and objectives of ALBA, validated by the member countries and its implementation involves two or more countries, for the benefit of the social majorities.
Enterprises from the productively integrated ALBA countries, whose productions will be fundamentally destined for the INTRA-ALBA, market to shape up a fair trade area, and its operation will be carried out efficiently.