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Caracas Farmers’ Market Showcases Grassroots Responses to Economic War

A woman sells fresh produce at the Caracas farmers' market. (Lucas Koerner)

Hundreds gathered in Los Caobos park in downtown Caracas on Saturday morning for an ecological farmers’ market organized by grassroots organizations and cooperatives.

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First Black Woman Independence Fighter is Honoured in Venezuela’s National Mausoleum

Juana’s symbolic remains are transported to the Venezuelan pantheon of heroes (AVN)

Revered independence combatant Juana Ramirez’s symbolic remains were transferred over to the Pantheon of Heroes this past Friday in an official state ceremony. The revolutionary commander, born into slavery in 1790, is the first black woman to have been granted this posthumous honour in Venezuelan history. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Raises Minimum Wage by 30%

President Nicolas Maduro made his announcement from the Sidor steel plant in Venezuela's Bolivar state (VTV).

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday a 30% increase in the national minimum wage and food tickets effective November 1.

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Attacks on Venezuelan Commune and Farmland Reported, Crops Destroyed

Edison Diaz (center) accuses Barinas state governor Adan Chavez of ordering a raid to evict farmworkers and destroy their crops.

Over the past week, two different Venezuelan groups have stepped forward to denounce illegitimate raids conducted by National Guard officials (GNB) against peasants on disputed farmland in Barinas state, and on the agricultural commune El Maizal, respectively

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Maduro Calls for Radicalizing Bolivarian Revolution, Voices Solidarity with Ecuadorian and Brazilian Leaders

President Nicolas Maduro speaking at a meeting of the Presidential Council of Communes Government on Saturday (Photo: Correo del

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro issued calls for "a more radical revolution" on Saturday, announcing expanded funding for the country's growing commune movement.

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Venezuela Announces 4-Year Human Rights Plan

Vice President Jorge Arreaza said the new four year plan will deepen the government's efforts to promote human rights. (tel

Venezuela announced Tuesday a four year plan to improve human rights, including institutional reform and better coordination with social movements.

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PSUV Grassroots Propose Candidates for Legislative Elections, 60% Women

(UBCH, Roberto Martinez, Caricuao, Caracas)

The successful nominees will take part in the United Socialist Party of Venezuela’s (PSUV) internal elections on June 28th, when party members will vote on a final list of candidates.

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Venezuelan Government Creates Ministry of Eco-socialism

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the creation of the new Ministry of Eco-socialism and Water during his weekly tele

On Tuesday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the creation of the Ministry of Eco-socialism and Water, which will be tasked with protecting the environment and confronting the threat of climate change.The governments of the Bolivarian Revolution have taken concrete steps to confront the threat of climate change.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Granted Decree Powers by Parliament to Confront Imperialism

The new Anti-Imperialist Enabling Law for Peace" was formally approved by a 60% majority of Venezuela's parliament in

The Head of State’s request to make use of the country’s Constitutional Enabling Law was officially approved by the Venezuelan National Assembly in second discussion on Sunday. Maduro will use the law to pass legislation aimed at protecting the country from the growing threat from the United States. 

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UPDATED: Castro, Correa and Morales Rally Behind Venezuela to Condemn US Sanctions

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa said today that the latest White House measures “remind us of the darkest hours of our Amer

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa said today that the latest White House measures “remind us of the darkest hours of our America, when we received invasions and dictatorships imposed by imperialism... Will they understand that Latin America has changed?”

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Venezuela’s Maduro Vows Equal Gender Representation for Parliament on International Women’s Day

2500 women from throughout Venezuela attended Sunday's congress, debating heated issues ranging from same-sex marriage to a

A series of other measures put forward by Venezuela’s National Women’s Congress were also approved by the president, who called for a debate on legalising same-sex marriage and abortion. 

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US Solidarity Organizations Plan National Day of Action for Venezuela on March 5th

Poster for the NYC march on Human Rights Watch, in defense of Venezuelan sovereignty. (design by

As the two-year anniversary of Hugo Chavez’s death approaches, US-based solidarity organizations rally for a nation-wide Day of Action to celebrate the late socialist leader’s legacy and condemn US intervention in Venezuelan affairs.

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Venezuela Continues to be Chavista, According to New Poll


The poll also highlighted that 57% of citizens have faith in President Nicolas Maduro's capacity to improve the economy, while a substantial 80% of those questioned believe that human rights are guaranteed in the country.

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Venezuelans Commemorate 26th Anniversary of the Caracazo

The armed forces massacred thousands of people on February 27th 1989 (Archives United Socialist Party of Venezuela)

Dozens gathered in the South Cemetery of Caracas on Friday to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the "Caracazo", the 1989 popular rebellion which saw Venezuela's poor and excluded majority rise up against the IMF structural adjustment package imposed by President Carlos Andres Perez.

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Venezuelans Commemorate Rebellious 4F: “It wasn’t a coup, it was an insurrection”

Pedro Cubillon, Coronel and founder of MBR-200, third from left (Rachael Boothroyd - Venezuelanalysis)

Thousands of Venezuelans swelled the streets of downtown Caracas this Wednesday to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the attempted overthrow of the Carlos Andrés Pérez government by progressive sectors of the military on February 4th 1992. 

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