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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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Woman’s Rights Activists Protest for Change to Venezuela’s Anti-Abortion Laws

These banners read, “We decide” and “Every year 700,000 women due to clandestine abortions”.

On Sunday, around 200 Venezuelans from various socialist collectives gathered in the student residences of Plaza Venezuela, in Caracas, to protest the country’s strict anti-abortion laws.

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Maduro Meets with Community Leaders in the South Bronx

Bronx resident showing his support for President Maduro (Photo: AVN)

Tuesday evening after presenting at the United Nations Summit on Climate Change, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro seized the opportunity to visit community leaders, local activists and grassroots groups in an event hosted by Hostos Community College of the South Bronx, in New York City.

 
Around 1,000 people attended the event, which was organized by Citgo, and many arrived early to wait outside for good seats and to hold signs welcoming Maduro as “president of the people.”
 

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The First International Film Festival in Caracas

At the inauguration of the film festival (FestCineCCS).

On Friday, September 12, Venezuela's First International Film festival commenced in Caracas. The film festival features over 100 movies that are being screened in theaters, and cultural spaces throughout Caracas. The films are produced by directors, animators, and documentarians from across Latin America.

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Third International Percussion Festival in Barlovento, Venezuela

The festival celebrations began on August 27th (teleSUR/Rachael Boothroyd)

More than 350 percussionists from Chile, Colombia, Peru, South Africa and several states of Venezuela took part in the third  International Percussion Festival of Barlovento 2014 (FIPBAR).

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Chocolate, a "Tool for Liberation" in Venezuela

The hand painted shell of the cocoa pod (teleSUR/Rachael Boothroyd)

A chocolate fair in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the SENIAT, organised by the Our Land Foundation, a non profit organization which works with a number of chocolate cooperatives, collectives and small enterprises

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Photos: Venezuela's “Hugo Chavez” Shelter for Palestinian Child Refugees Revealed

The Venezuelan government has released images of the “Hugo Chavez” shelter where incoming Palestinian child refugees of the Israeli assault on the Gaza strip will be housed.

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Venezuelans Rally in Support of Palestine

Ewan Robertson - Venezuelanalysis.com

On Saturday 2 August, members of progressive and left-wing organisations mobilised in cities throughout Venezuela in order to demand peace in the Israel Gaza conflict and condemn what they called the "massacre" of Palestinian civilians by Israeli security forces. VA.com covered a pro-Palestine protest in the Andean city of Mérida, where hundreds of activists gathered to make their views on the conflict known.

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In Images: The Bolivarian Movement Celebrates Hugo Chavez’s 60th Birthday

A well-wisher writes a message at the Cuartel de la Montaña (alba ciudad)

On Monday 28 July, Venezuelan’s Bolivarian movement celebrated 60 years since the birth of former president Hugo Chavez.

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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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