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Venezuelan Experts, Union Leaders Debate Increase in Gasoline Prices

The forum included presentations by each of the five speakers – two economists and three transportation sector representatives

In a public forum on Thursday organized by Caracas newspaper Últimas Noticias, experts and union leaders expressed tentative approval for an increase in Venezuela’s gasoline prices.

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Activists & National Authorities Create Regional Councils for “Communal Governance” in Venezuela

Since Maduro created the first regional Presidential Council of Communal Governance in mid-July, a series of meetings involving

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.

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First Bolivarian Workers’ Congress Begins in Venezuela

“We need to build a new economic model in the country, where the working class is protagonist,” said Maduro. (prensa Miraflo

The First Congress of Workers, which officially starts today, will debate plans and proposals for the economic development of the country, with the presence of rural workers, industrial workers, and civil servants, among others.

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United Socialist Party of Venezuela Grassroots Elects National Congress Delegates

Grassroots members of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela elected 537 delegates to the party’s 3rd National Congress on Su

Grassroots members of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela elected 537 delegates to the party’s 3rd National Congress on Sunday.

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Analysts Confused as Venezuelans Say Their Country is Second Most Democratic in Region

Venezuelans march in the 14th annual Pride Parade in Caracas, on 29th June this year. (MIGUEL GUTIÉRREZ / EFE)

In a respected regional poll measuring citizens’ perception of their democracy, Venezuelans have given the second most favourable response in Latin America, leaving the report’s authors scratching their heads.

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Initiative Launched to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disabled People in Venezuela

The first disabled people’s employment fair was opened last Monday in Caracas with the presence of around 40 public and privat

The Venezuelan government is organizing a series of employment fairs to increase the number of disabled people in formal employment, as part of efforts to guarantee the disabled their full rights as citizens.

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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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PSUV Community Leader Disappears in Merida, Venezuelan Government Urged to Act

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Last week, community members gathered in Mérida to draw attention to the prolonged disappearance of pro-government activist, Jonathan Hernandez.

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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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Venezuela’s “El Sistema” Youth Orchestra System Expands to Public Institutions

Nicolas Maduro was present at the inauguration of the new centre (agencies)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro inaugurated a new children’s music centre in the headquarters of the electricity ministry on Thursday as part of plans to greatly increase the number of children receiving free classical music education in the country.

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Extended Social Programs and Benefits Announced during Venezuela’s May Day Celebrations

In his May Day speech at a large rally in Caracas, President Nicolas Maduro announced the extension of social programs and benef

In his May Day speech at a large rally in Caracas, President Nicolas Maduro announced the extension of social programs and benefits to workers and the population in general. The opposition held its own march to criticise the state of the economy.

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Community Volunteers Aid in Housing Construction in Venezuela, Registered Communes Reach 600

600th Commune

Communes minister Reinaldo Iturriza announced this Saturday the creation of 400 volunteer work fronts for housing construction. A march was also held in Lara state to commemorate the registration of the 600th commune.

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Seven Million Students To Participate in Venezuela’s National Education Consultation

The National Consultation for Quality Education will be rolled out nationwide over the next five months. (Juventud Rebelde)

Students, teachers and parents from around 29, 000 educational institutions across Venezuela are expected to participate in a nation-wide consultation scheme.

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Venezuela's Caracas Theater Festival Surpasses Expectations

With more than 649 shows, 152 groupings, and 26 public theatres, the III Caracas Festival of Theater took over the capital this

With more than 649 shows, 152 groupings, and 26 public theatres, the III Caracas Festival of Theater took over the capital this week in a genuine expression of popular culture that surpassed all expectations.

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