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Ecologist Jorge Guerrero was one of the many activists to draw attention to the environmental disaster that would be caused by a

Social Movement Victory: Venezuela’s Maduro Derails Plan for New Carbon Mines

After months of grassroots organizing, a “correction” of the presidential Decree 1,606 was published in last week’s Official Gazette revoking plans for new coal mines and a carbon-electric plant in Venezuela’s western region, in acknowledgement of the damage it would cause for the ecosystem and indigenous communities in the region.

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Opinion & Analysis

President Maduro speaking at the march against paramilitarism in Caracas.

Venezuela Takes Control of Its Border as Bogotá and Caracas Bring Their Cases to UNASUR

The author argues that chronic shortages in Venezuela are a direct result of cross-border smuggling networks, which are the target of President Maduro's recent anti-contraband offensive in the Colombian-Venezuelan border zone. 

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Venezuela in images

Against the Grain: Women Workers Build Socialist Housing Complex in Venezuela - “They said we couldn’t do it, that it was men’s work,” says Daneysa. But their motive is a strong one; to create housing for everyone. A few miles from the Bicentennial City, they organized and proposed a project called “Heroines of the Homeland” which will provide homes for 680 women and their families.

Mehmet Ali Dogan (courtesy)

Mehmet Ali Dogan: Communes, Counter-Hegemony, and the Kurdish Fight for the Middle Eastern Patria Grande

As Turkey ramps up its bombing of Kurdish forces in northern Syria, VA sits down with Mehmet Ali Dogan, a Kurdish anthropologist and documentary filmmaker from Turkey, who is spokesperson for the Kurdistan-Latin America Solidarity Committee. With powerful testimony, Dogan bridges the gaps between peoples' movements across the globe, emphasizing the need to reduce state roles in order to create and defend revolution from the ground up.

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Economic Indicators

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This CEPR has written various reports on the situation of the venezuelan economy. Read them here

Interview

Andrés Antillano (Gabriela García)

Andrés Antillano: Economic Recession and Increased Repression Are the Spark for Social Explosions

Andrés Antillano, chair of the Department of Criminology at the Central University of Venezuela School of Law, analyzes the crime surge in Venezuela as well as the Maduro government's recent police offensive, Operation Liberation and Protection of the People, arguing that the latter marks a return to a more repressive model of policing that risks criminalizing the poor and excluded.

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