This week the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) added the Parranda de San Pedro to the Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The Parranda de San Pedro is a traditional festival celebrated in the towns of Guarenas and Guatire in Miranda state on the Feast Day of San Pedro.
As the Venezuelan government continues to crack down on hoarding and speculation, this week a small protest against consumerism took place in Merida. In many parts of the country there have been large lines outside stores forced to lower prices and supermarkets where scarce goods appear, while nationwide the consumer protection body Indepabis is regularly inspecting businesses for price infractions.
At the first National Communal Economy Fair in Caracas on Saturday Communeros/as came from every state in order to show a sampling of what they produce to the public. Thousands queued up in long lines to purchase vegetables, sweets, handicrafts, clothing, meat, and other goods.
As part of the second phase of the street government, neighbours, with some governmental support, have been voluntarily cleaning up, fixing, renovating, and building housing and other public buildings in their communities .
Activists sporting sashes with names like “Miss Anorexia”, “Miss Envy”, “Miss Plastic” and “Miss Bulimia” joined other protesters who took to the streets outside the 2013 Miss Venezuela contest on 10 October.
Yesterday, Friday 4 October, the Venezuelan government and supporters of late President Hugo Chavez met to mark the one year anniversary of the final rally for Hugo Chavez’s re-election campaign as president.
The 40th Anniversary of the 1973 Chilean coup was commemorated in Caracas on 11 September with a march through the city. The coup ended the presidency of Salvador Allende; who today is widely viewed as one of the most important figures in the history of the Latin American left.
One of the priorities of the Bolivarian revolution has been to make quality public transport accessible to the majority of Venezuela's population. Here a just a few of the latest state investments in dignified public transport in Venezuela.
For the close of celebrations of the 7th anniversary of the “Gilberto Rodríguez Ochoa” Latin American Child Cardiology Hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, an annual race was held last Friday with the participation of staff and local residents.
On 28 July, Venezuela commemorated former president Hugo Chavez's birthday. Had Chavez not passed away earlier this year, he would have turned 59 on Sunday. His birthday brought supporters to the streets all over Venezuela.