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Venezuelans Celebrate 203 Years of Independence on July 5th, 2014

An honored unit of the Bolivarian National Guard received special applause for their struggles to control the counter-revolution

Tens of thousands filled the grandstands that line the kilometer-long parade ground, Paseo de los Proceres, to celebrate Venezuela's 203rd Independence Day, July 5, 2014.

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LGBTQ & Allies Show their Colors during the 2014 Caracas Pride Parade

Venezuelans march in the 14th annual Pride Parade in Caracas. (VTV)

On Sunday, June 29th, Venezuelan members of the LGBTQ community and allies marched through the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. The demonstrators came from many different social sectors and represented a wide variety of political beliefs.

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A Glimpse at Communal Council Elections in Venezuela

Residents take a look at the list of candidates (Rachael Boothroyd - Venezuelanalysis)

On Saturday 7 June, neighbourhood residents in the community of Isais Medina Angarita in the Venezuelan state of Sucre held elections for their communal council, called "the Good Neighbour". 

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Venezuelan Commune Members Meet to Advance Movement for Community Self-Organisation & Production

The weekend meeting was held in the small town of Mesa Bolivar, situated on a plateau in the foothills of the Venezuelan Andes.

On the weekend of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May, over 600 commune activists representing dozens on communes in the state of Mérida in the Venezuelan Andes met to build greater links between themselves and to advance their movement for community self organisation and production, what they refer to as “people’s self government”.

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The 2014 South American Beach Games Open in Vargas, Venezuela

The opening ceremony on Wednesday, 14th May (YOSET MONTES Y MIGUEL ANGULO PRENSA MIRAFLORES)

The 2014 South American Beach Games have begun in Vargas, Venezuela.

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Community volunteers help build housing

Voluntary work in El Tigre 2030, Píritu, Anzoátegui

Communes minister Reinaldo Iturriza announced this Saturday the creation of 400 volunteer work fronts for building of housing. 

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Alternative Photography, Alternative Education

(Asier Rojas)

The alternative school of Pueblo Nuevo, Merida, aims to empower children by involving them in their learning processes, in their community, and placing communication in their hands: involving them in radio production, video production, and here; photography.  

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Venezuela's Revolutionary Students

Students from more than 30 universities marched in Caracas  for peace on 22 March. (Carlos Contreras /AVN)

Most of Venezuela's students aren't manning the barricades – many firmly back the government, and have opposed opposition violence.

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A Tale of Two Cities: A Photo Essay of Protests & Polarisation in Mérida, Venezuela

Album cover: a barricade in Mérida

This photo essay follows the development of the unrest from the beginning, and looks at the current state of a town divided between the eerie tension of the barricades and the bustling normality of the rest of the city.

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Venezuela Remembers Chavez

A march in Merida. (Ewan Robertson/Venezuelanalysis)

The one year anniversary of former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's death was commemorated across Venezuela on 5 March.

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Scars on Venezuela's Streets

A stray dog sifts through the rotting, scorched garbage days a barricade was torn down by security forces in Merida. The piles o

Since violent demonstrations spread nationwide on 12 February, many of Venezuela's cities have been scarred by politically motivated vandalism. 

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Opposition Violence Follows Peaceful Marches on Venezuela's Day of Youth

Thousands of Chavistas marched through central Merida, ending at Plaza Bolivar. Chants condemned the recent spate of violence an

After a peaceful morning of Day of Youth commemorations, violence erupted in a number of Venezuelan cities including the capital, with riot police and the national guard being deployed to the streets.

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LGBTI activists petition equal marriage rights

(Alex Guzman/AVN)

"Loving should be legal" chanted activists outside the National Assembly on Friday. 

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Combined Scottish and Venezuelan El Sistema Orchestra Plays Caracas

Cover: the combined Scots – Venezuela El Sistema orchestra playing in National Centre for Social Action through Music, Caracas

Fifty-two children from Scotland’s Raploch Big Noise orchestra travelled to Caracas to practice and perform directly alongside children from Venezuela’s El Sistema youth orchestra system.

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Old Venezuela

A food shop in Santa Rosalia, Caracas, 1900-1906

Looking at photos of Venezuela from the last century one notices that some things have changed little, while others, especially people's diet, the skin colour of politicans, clothing, and attitudes towards national identity, have changed.  

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