Last Thursday, the second annual meeting of the cultural ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) was held in Caracas. 33 member states met to discuss their objective of fomenting cultural activity as a medium for social development.
The Venezuelan government has offered its condolences to the family of army Major, Raul Antonio Bracho Jaimes, after the high ranking army official was gunned down by ¨smuggling gangs¨ on Friday night.
In an effort to more easily facilitate structural changes within the government, all ministers have offered their resignations to Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, a development confirmed last night by Vice President Jorge Arreaza.
A week into an operation closing Venezuela’s 2,200 km border with Colombia between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., officials in the Venezuelan government have noted positive results in the prevention of contraband sales.
Following the announcement of a collective workers’ contract signed at the end of last week, the Sidor steel plant in Ciudad Guyana will reopen for normal operation, several officials confirmed this afternoon.
Across Venezuela commune activists are creating regional Presidential Councils of Communal Governance in order to play an increased role in the management of local and regional affairs in conjunction with national authorities.