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Maduro: Universal Welfare Aim of Venezuela’s Socio-Economic Model

Maduro economic announcement

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced new initiatives yesterday to address current economic problems, stating that guaranteeing the population’s universal welfare is a key aim behind policymaking.

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Venezuelan Human Rights Council to Design Protection Policies

Council of Human Rights

Venezuela’s National Human Rights Council met for the first time yesterday and set priorities for the institutional defence of human rights in the country.

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Head of Venezuela’s Barricades Arrested

The “brains” of the opposition’s barricades has been arrested, while a suspect in the shooting of a former Venezuelan inte

A key organiser of the Venezuelan opposition’s barricade groups, and a suspect in the shooting of a prominent revolutionary figure have been arrested in separate incidents, according to authorities.

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Venezuelan Annual Wage Increase Below Inflation For First Time in 15 Years

Maduro said the national government has awarded 25 wage increases in the last 15 years (Prensa Presidencial)

Yesterday, President Nicolas Maduro announced a 30% increase in the minimum wage and pensions. For the first time, the Bolivarian government’s May Day increase is less than annual inflation, which was at 57.3% in February, with March experiencing 4.1% inflation.

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Renowned Venezuelan Revolutionary Murdered in Caracas

Eliecer Otaiza was shot dead on Saturday, in Caracas (William Dumont)

On Saturday, renowned Chavista revolutionary Eliecer Otaiza, 49, was found dead in the municipality of Baruta in Caracas. His body, struck by multiple bullet wounds, was identified yesterday afternoon. 

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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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Venezuela Launches Widespread Vaccine Campaign, Changes in Medical Sector

The Ministry of Health estimates over 3 million children under the age of six will have access to the vaccinations (AVN)

This week the Venezuelan government launched a vaccine campaign which is equipped and estimated to serve over 3 million children. The procedure is has been set in motion in accordance with the Pan American Health Organization’s “Vaccine in the Americas” initiative. 

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Political Violence Stokes Inflation in Venezuela, Says Central Bank

The BCV has warned that inflation could continue to rise, following a four month high of 4.1% increase in March. (Archive)

Venezuela’s central bank has blamed political violence for the highest monthly inflation rate in four months.

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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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Venezuelan Government-Opposition Dialogue Produces Results, Army Moves on Barricades (+ Video)

Both the government and the moderate opposition remain committed to the talks, with MUD spokesperson Ramon Aveledo saying that i

The third dialogue talk between the Venezuelan government and opposition has produced more results, while the armed forces have largely “liberated” another city from militant opposition street barricades.

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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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President Maduro Holds Conference with Businesses, Aims to End “Economic War”

Maduro in factory

Last night President Nicolas Maduro presided over an Economic Conference for Peace with over 650 business people and leaders from private and public sectors. He announced a range of economic measures as part of his new “economic offensive”.

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Wives of Ousted Mayors to Run in Venezuelan By-Elections

Patricia Ceballos (left) and Rosa de Scarano (right) will run for the MUD in by-elections in San Cristobal and San Diego respect

Venezuela's opposition has turned to the wives of two imprisoned former mayors in snap elections scheduled for next month.

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Street Violence Enters “Second Stage” According to Venezuelan Army Chief

Student leader Alejandro Padron (Prensa Integracion UCV)

Military chief Vladimir Padrino said yesterday that the violent street blockades which began in February have moved on to a “second phase” characterised by “selective attacks and terrorist cells”.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Unveils New “Economic Offensive”

Maduro reiterated plans to export one million barrels of oil per to China (AVN)

After meeting with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro outlined a “new offensive” for the Venezuelan economy, supported by three key objectives; to increase production, to eradicate scarcity and control speculation by enforcing fair prices. 

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