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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 yekoland@gmail.com)

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

(CorreodelOrinoco)

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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Thousands March in Caracas to Commemorate Fall of Dictator

(Lucas Koerner - Venezuelanalysis)
 
On Friday, thousands took to the streets of the Venezuelan capital to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the toppling of the Pérez Jiménez dictatorship as well as to voice their support for the government of President Nicolás Maduro in the face of economic war and political destabilization. 

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Maduro Confirms Venezuelan Economy in Recession, Announces “Recovery Plan” for 2015

In a special press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas last night, President Nicolas Maduro said that signif

The Venezuelan government has published previously withheld data revealing that the economy entered a recession in the second quarter of this year. However President Nicolas Maduro said significant changes to Venezuela’s economic model were being planned and that an economic “recovery plan” would be implemented in early 2015.

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Academics, Journalists and Activists Urge Support for Venezuelanalysis.com

An activist holds up a copy of the Bolivarian constitution at a pro-government march held recently in Caracas, Venezuela (archiv

A number of academics, journalists and solidarity activists have expressed their support for the work of Venezuelanalysis.com as the site launches its fundraising drive to maintain operations in 2015.

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Venezuelans March to Celebrate 15 Years of the Bolivarian Constitution

A demonstrator holds up a battered copy of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the march in Caracas toda

Today thousands of Venezuelans marched in Caracas to celebrate 15 years since the Bolivarian Constitution was passed in a nationwide referendum, creating the legal framework for the Bolivarian revolution.

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Venezuela Creates Council for People with Disabilities

According to Venezuelan law, 5 percent of a company's workforce needs to be persons with disabilities to ensure employers c

The Presidential Council was created after social organizations lobbied for better state representation of disabled persons.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Approves Laws on State Security & Corruption as Enabling Period Ends

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro approved five laws addressing corruption and state security on the last day of the period of

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has approved five laws addressing corruption and state security on the last day of the enabling period of limited lawmaking powers granted to him by the National Assembly.

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28 New Laws to Stimulate Production and Disarm Monopolies in Venezuela

Maduro signed the laws yesterday evening.  (Minci)

Yesterday evening, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro passed 28 laws by means of the enabling law, which permits executive action without Parliament approval. The bills, 16 of which were revealed in Tuesday’s promulgation ceremony, make up a comprehensive economic reform directed at industry, agriculture, tourism and tax revenue.

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Maduro to Increase Gasoline Prices as Part of Economic Pact with Venezuelan Workers

1st Working Class Congress in Caracas. (AVN)

On Monday, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro approved 12 workers’ proposals aimed at increasing economic stability for working class families.

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Five New Laws Passed to Provide Stronger Social Support and Undermine Corruption in Venezuela

Maduro announced five new laws that were passed via the Enabling Law (AVN).

President Maduro passed five new laws yesterday in an attempt to create a stronger social safety net in the face of ongoing economic difficulty within Venezuela. The five laws, encouraging employment, creating greater guarantees in existing social programs, strengthening the power of communal councils and community financing, and increasing the rate of food subsidies, were all passed via the Enabling Law, which allows the President limited lawmaking  for a temporary period.

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WB Report: Venezuela among Top Ten Countries for Investment in Education

University students in Venezuela (archive)

According to a report published by the World Bank, Venezuela is among the countries in the world which most invest in education as a percentage of GDP.

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Consultation Reveals Advances and Challenges for Education in Venezuela

The preliminary results of the Venezuelan government’s National Consultation for Quality in Education were released this week,

The preliminary results of the Venezuelan government’s National Consultation for Quality in Education were released this week, underlining the advances and existing challenges facing the Bolivarian education model.

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