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University Enrollment Rises 294 percent in Venezuela

Venezuelan University Students
Venezuela  ranks fifth in the world in the number of university students. This Monday 2,630,000 Venezuelan students resumed their studies in public or private universities. The total number of students at the highest level shows a striking 294 percent rise in the last 14 years, from 894,418 students in the year 2000.

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Venezuela Provides 30 Million Free Textbooks For New School Year

Venezuela's students using Canaima software to control their robot (Photo: AVN)

An estimated 10 million Venezuelan students will return to school for the new academic year. Venezuela's Education Minister, Hector Rodríguez said, “most of our citizens are now in classrooms, this is historic.”

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Venezuela and Bolivia Celebrate Beating Illiteracy

An Aymara woman holds a banner that reads "Territory free of Illiteracy" when the department of La Paz was declared il

Venezuela and Bolivia are celebrating their countries' progress in beating illiteracy Monday, during International Literacy Day. Illiteracy in Bolivia is at its lowest ever level ever, while Venezuela is marking seven illiteracy-free years.

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Maduro Creates Council To “Revolutionize" Food Production in Venezuela

Venezuelan farmers will benefit from the increased production network, Maduro said. (archives)

On Sunday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the formation of a presidential council of farmers, fishers and rural producers working alongside a state-run food distribution company, aimed at addressing nutrition, food scarcity, and rural production in Venezuela.

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Maduro Announces 'Five Big Revolutions' in Venezuela, Overhauls Cabinet

Maduro announced a new stage of the revolution on Tuesday (VTV)

In declarations to the country on Tuesday night, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced what he described as "a new stage of the revolution", consisting of five designated areas of reform and a full-blown cabinet overhaul.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Designated New Party President at III PSUV National Congress

The congress began in Caracas on Saturday and will run until this Thursday (El Universal)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has been made the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)’s new leader. The announcement took place during the governing party’s six day national congress, where political re-organisation and economic reform have been top of the agenda.

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Venezuela Marks 60 Years since Birth of Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez during the campaign for his reelection in October 2012 (archive)

Venezuelan’s Bolivarian movement today celebrates 60 years since the birth of former president Hugo Chavez.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Offers to Bury the Hatchet with Internal Critics

On Friday Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro offered to renovate his government and bury the hatchet with the former ministers

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has offered to renovate his government and end the dispute with the former ministers who recently criticized his leadership.

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Social Programs Expanded in Venezuela’s Poorest Communities

In the barrio of Antimano in Caracas, Vice President Jorge Arreaza participated in a house to house visit where high risk housin

The Venezuelan government has initiated its policy of expanding social programs in the country’s most deprived areas in a bid to eradicate extreme poverty.

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Venezuela’s Economic “Architect” Giordani’s Exit from Government Causes Controversy

Jorge Giordani (AVN)

The dismissal of one of the government’s long standing economic figures, Jorge Giordani, from his ministerial post has caused debate and controversy in the South American country.

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United Socialist Party of Venezuela Prepares for III National Congress

The governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is preparing to elect delegates to its III national congress, the first

The governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is preparing to elect delegates to its Third National Congress, the first to be held since the party’s leader and founder Hugo Chavez died last March.

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Independent National Communard Council Created in Venezuela

The council was sworn in by communards at a final plenary session following a day of discussion groups (Ewan Robertson)

Activists from across Venezuela met last weekend to form the National Communard Council, which aims to coordinate the country’s commune movement and present its demands to the national government.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Announces Reforms to “Widen” Social Programs

Maduro missions

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has announced a series of reforms to the system of state-run social programs, known as “missions”, in order to improve their reach and performance.

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Venezuelan Government and Activists Seek to Advance toward “Communal State”

In the town of Mesa Bolivar last weekend, commune members met in an assembly where initial announcements and cultural activities

The Venezuelan government and commune movement are taking steps to move towards the creation of what is referred to as a “communal state”, which involves community organisations assuming collective control of local production and decision making.

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Venezuelan Leftists Meet to Discuss Future Directions in Political Ideology and Eco-Socialism

eco-socialist

Venezuelan leftists met in two conferences over the weekend as part of efforts to design the direction and strategy of the country’s Bolivarian revolution in the coming period.

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