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Venezuelans Demand an End to Lesbo-Trans-Homophobia with Kisses and Culture

Couples celebrated love across the sexuality spectrum on Saturday with dozens of same-sex and trans couples kissing in Plaza Bol

Over the weekend, the sex and gender diversity movement organized a cultural takeover of public space in Caracas to call for a Venezuela free of lesbo-trans-homophobia.

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Venezuelans Honor San Juan Bautista in Annual Festival

Musical troupes from across the region come to Curiepe to perform traditional San Juan rhythms and dances (Jeanette Charles/Vene

In Curiepe, an historic Afro-Venezuelan community, June marks the San Juan Festival. VA documented the opening of this year's annual celebration.

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In Pictures: Venezuela Celebrates International Africa Week

AfroVenezuelan music group, Grupo Eleggua, performed at the event "Pandemonium of the Black Women" held as part of the

Afro-Venezuelan groups and collectives hosted a series of talks, workshops and cultural activities from May 23rd-27th in celebration of Venezuela's African heritage. 

 
 

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Inside Venezuela’s Housing Mission "Dignified Housing for the People" - Tiuna City

Tiuna City is located in Southern Caracas on a former military base. In 2010, during a television program, President Hugo Cháve

Read why the majority of Venezuelans living in the Great Housing Mission do not want their homes privatized.

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Revolutionary Artists Ascended to Venezuela's Pantheon of Heroes

Cesar Rengifo and Armando Reverón were two artists that rocked the academic and artistic traditions of Venezuela. Although they

Every May 10th Venezuela celebrates the National Day of the Artist in homage to Venezuelan painter, Armando Reverón, who was born on this date in 1889. This year was a particularly special commemoration, however, as the remains of Reverón and Communist painter and writer, César Rengifo, were transferred to the national Pantheon of Heroes in Caracas. 

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May Day Sees Venezuelans Rally for Revolution and Workers' Control

"Bolivarian Taxi Force with the Revolution".

VA brings you a selection of photos from May Day 2016 in Caracas. 

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Forming a Communal Council in Photos - Popular Organisation in El Manicomio, Caracas

After forming a preliminary "electoral committee," a community assembly is called in order to ratify the members of th

A VA image gallery of the process of forming a communal council in Venezuela, taken from the experience of El Manicomio in Caracas.

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Venezuela's Grassroots Rally Behind 100-Day Urban Agriculture Plan

The roofs of the apartment buildings were built in the form of terraces for the purpose of giving them a social-productive funct

As part of the economic measures to confront the economic war and the deep economic crisis, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has created the Urban Agriculture Ministry in a step that garnered strong support from various agricultural collectives who for years have used urban spaces for the production of different foodstuffs. Venezuelanalysis visited one of the projects included in the 100-day urban agriculture plan that was kicked off on February 28. 

 

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ALBA Movements Summit Convokes Grassroots Media Activists from across Latin America

 The forum was organised by ALBA Movements, and held between February 24th-28th just outside of Caracas, Venezuela. (Rachael Boo

Dozens of representatives of social movements and grassroots media from 24 Latin American and Caribbean nations gathered in Caracas last week to devise a continental communicational strategy to counter the resurgent power of the right-wing in the region.

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No Construction Companies Needed! Aquiles Nazoa Pioneer Camp, Caracas

Bianca Javier, one of the first organisers and spokespeople at the camp, will be giving us a tour of the construction project, a

"The Pioneers Movement" is a radical house-building collective in Venezuela that promotes taking direct action to solve the country's deacades long housing crisis. The Pioneers have taken over approximately forty different unusued land sites for community-led construction in Caracas, and many more across Venezuela. 


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Housing Rights Groups Protest Privatisation of Social Housing in Caracas

"Land is a right, not merchandise" (Jonas Holldack - Venezuelanalysis.com)

On January 28th, social movements took to the streets of Caracas to protest opposition plans to pass a law privatising social housing. 

The rally was called and led by the "Pioneers Movement"- a nation-wide network which has successfully carried out land invasions of unused private property in Venezuelan cities to construct communally run collective housing blocks. 

Here, Venezuelanalysis shares a selection of photos from the march with readers. 

 

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Venezuelans from Both Political Sectors March in Caracas as National Assembly Swings Right

"People of the world, we will continue to prevail!" -Chavista Territory.

Venezuelan chavista marched outside the National Assembly yesterday in defense of their revolution during the swearing-in ceremony of the new legislative body, which for the first time in 15 years came under the control of right-wing opposition parties. Supporters of the opposition also showed up en masse to show support for their new lawmakers.

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Maduro Invites 200 Grassroots Leaders to Impromptu Assembly after Chavistas March on Miraflores

Chavistas marched in downtown Caracas toward the presidential palace Miraflores. (Ances Díaz)

On Wednesday afternoon, shortly after the Venezuelan opposition swept a two-thirds majority in the Dec 6 National Assembly elections, supporters of the socialist government marched to the presidential palace Miraflores calling for debate and new revolutionary strategies.

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Chavistas Launch Campaign to Reclaim Revolution

Every heartbeat counts

Venezuela’s grassroots are rallying around a new self-managed campaign, which relies on graphic design and social media participation to highlight the enduring vitality of the Bolivarian process as a struggle to build power from below in the leadup to December parliamentary elections. 

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FIMVEN Showcases National and International Talent

Los Golperos (Oscar Arria)

Organized by the Ministry of Culture, the Venezuelan Festival of International Music (FIMVEN) opened in Caracas from October 7th to 11th, featuring eighteen major national and international performances, as well as venues for a further 900 national artists with the aim of visibilizing up and coming talent.

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