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Grassroots Cultural Movement Tranforms Public Spaces in Caracas

A grassroots cultural movement in Venezuela proves that art can emerge and take over public spaces without the help of government grants and funding.

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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.

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Venezuelan Independence Day 2015

Marching workers from the government's "Great Housing Mission" (albaciudad)

On Sunday July 5th, Venezuela celebrated the 204th anniversary of its emancipation from Spanish colonial rule. 


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Venezuelans Plant Thousands of Trees for Eco-socialism

Henry Tesara y Fausto Torrealba (AVN)

Thousands of Venezuelans joyfully dug their hands in the soil on Sunday, May 31, planting 3,500 trees in Caracas as well as 187,000 seeds in national parks across the country.

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Caracas Theatre Festival 2015

Venezuelan theatre company, Dramart, brought the public their version of Anton Chekhov's "The Bear".  (UstrubalBr

Venezuelanalysis brings you a selection of photos from Caracas' fourth Theatre Festival, which came to a close on Sunday.

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FILVEN 2015 Comes to a Close in Caracas

Readers were able to peruse a vast selection of books sold at "preferential prices" throughout the two week festival (

Venezuela´s annual International Book Festival (FILVEN) came to an end in Caracas over the weekend. Here, Venezuelanalysis brings readers a selection of photos from the ten day long festival.

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Venezuelan Carnival "El Callao" Comes to a Close in Caracas

There was plenty of revolutionary sentiment! (David Rojas - Venezuelanalysis)

Thousands of Venezuelan families turned out for the closing procession of Carnaval "El Callao," held across the country this Tuesday in Venezuela.

Here Venezuelanalysis brings readers a selection of photos from the celebrations in Los Proceres, Caracas. 

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Popular Sectors Demonstrate Support for Maduro Amidst Economic War

With oil prices tumbling to a decade low of under $40 USD per barrel of Brent crude, Maduro recently returned from a whirlwind t

On January 21st, Plaza Bolivar was full of chavistas who cheered as President Maduro walked towards the National Assembly building to give his annual national address to the legislature. Supporters did creative street actions, theater pieces, and showed their force in support of the President. 

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Thousands of Venezuelans March to Celebrate their Constitution and Condemn US Interference


Thousands of Venezuelans marched in Caracas on Monday to celebrate 15 years since the Bolivarian Constitution was passed in a nationwide referendum.

 The march also served as a platform for Venezuelans to express their outrage at the sanctions recently imposed by the United States government on the Caribbean nation.

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First 'Suena Caracas' Latin American Music Festival Draws Massive Crowds

(Emilio Ilic La Peruta)

The highly anticipated festival saw 138 different musical acts from around the world perform at a series of different public spaces across Venezuela's capital, including public squares and newly refurbished public theatres. Big names such as Cultura Profetica and Cafe Tacuba played in the diverse program which began on November 28th and ended December 6th.

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Venezuela Moves! First National Dance Festival Held in Caracas

(Milángela Galea)

In mid-November, Venezuela celebrated its first annual dance festival in Caracas. The event, organized by the National Dance Center and the Ministry of Culture, and entitled Venezuela Moves, brought together national choreographers and dance companies ranging from modern, folkloric, ballet, and African dance.

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Venezuela Breaks Three Guinness World Food Records with National Christmas Dish

Cornmeal flour was stuffed with pork, chicken, bacon and a range of vegetables to prepare the hallaca. (@YvanJoseBello)

On Saturday Venezuela was awarded three world records in a special preparation of its hallmark Christmas dish.

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November Social PreCOP: Changing the System, not the Climate

Members of civil society re-work draft of policy platform generated by the Venezuelan presidency of the Social PreCOP.  (PHOTO:

Over 80 social movement organizations from around the world have converged on Margarita Island, Venezuela this week to discuss and debate climate change policy. 

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Venezuelan Music Project Helps Low-Income Kids Even Before Birth

A member of 'El Sistema' plays on a harp, as part of its 'New Members' program, next to a newborn baby at a

It used to only admit children aged at least 5. But under its latest "New Members" projects, hundreds of smaller infants can receive voice lessons, musical initiation with paper-made instruments, and free concerts, at its base in Caracas.

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The Philosophical Summit of the Poor

As well as political debate, the event encourages spontaneous cultural creation, such as this rap performance. (Photo: teleSUR)


The Philosophical Summit of the Poor held its fourth gathering in Caracas on Friday, October 3rd.  Hundreds of people participated in open discussions about a range of issues exploring the culture and politics of the poor, and came to view the exhibit of paintings that had been birthed through collective creation and discussion.

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