One of the most successful projects of the government of Hugo Chavez took another leap forward last week, with the announcement that Venezuela is expected to produce 1,200,000 Canaima computers this year.
The Venezuelan government signed an agreement with China last Thursday to build and launch a second satellite, this time for environmental management, urban planning, agricultural activity, climate and climate change monitoring, containment of the advance of desertification, and attending to and mitigating extreme conditions.
On Wednesday Venezuelan Foundation Infocentros was awarded the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize in recognition of its work providing everyone with access to information and communication technologies to traditionally excluded sectors.
By Lainie Cassel - Green Left Weekly, Apr 21st 2009
in the heart of Barrio 23 de Enero, a large impoverished neighborhood in
Caracas, among the man-made ranchos with red brick walls and metal roofing,
stands the Ramon Ismael Ramos Infocenter. It is one of several government
programs aimed at improving access to technology among those near or below the