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#LATE: A “People’s Campaign” for the Commune and Chavismo’s Revolutionary Rebirth

The Commune (#LATE)

#LATE, “Every heartbeat counts”. The provocative slogan is flooding Venezuelan social media in recent weeks, appearing in vibrantly colored artwork, videos, and other multimedia. Much more than a passing hashtag, the campaign is the work of an army of revolutionary artists and grassroots media activists seeking to reinvent the aesthetic narrative of the Bolivarian Revolution, overcome "the exhaustion of the image of Chávez" and situate the commune at its “symbolic center”.

 

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ALBA Movements Summit Convokes Grassroots Media Activists from across Latin America

 The forum was organised by ALBA Movements, and held between February 24th-28th just outside of Caracas, Venezuela. (Rachael Boo

Dozens of representatives of social movements and grassroots media from 24 Latin American and Caribbean nations gathered in Caracas last week to devise a continental communicational strategy to counter the resurgent power of the right-wing in the region.

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Venezuela Granted Cultural Heritage Award by UNESCO

The white fibres of the curagua plant are traditionally used by the indigenous peoples of Monagas to weave hammocks (CorreodelOr

Venezuela’s indigenous curagua weaving tradition has been declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Education, Science, and Culture Organization (UNESCO), which also recognized the Bolivarian Constitution for its commitment to enshrining the sovereign rights of the country’s indigenous peoples.

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Caracas Theatre Festival 2015

Venezuelan theatre company, Dramart, brought the public their version of Anton Chekhov's "The Bear".  (UstrubalBr

Venezuelanalysis brings you a selection of photos from Caracas' fourth Theatre Festival, which came to a close on Sunday.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Pays Tribute to Uruguayan Writer, Eduardo Galeano

Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano died on Monday at the age of 74 (vtv).

The head of state also asked Education Minister, Hector Rodriguez, to draw up a “special education programme” to introduce Venezuelan children in primary and secondary education to the writer’s principle ideas.  

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FILVEN 2015 Comes to a Close in Caracas

Readers were able to peruse a vast selection of books sold at "preferential prices" throughout the two week festival (

Venezuela´s annual International Book Festival (FILVEN) came to an end in Caracas over the weekend. Here, Venezuelanalysis brings readers a selection of photos from the ten day long festival.

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"March of the Red Carnations" Commemorates Living Legacy of Ali Primera 30 Years After His Death

The March of the Red Carnations began in Paraguana 30 years ago at the burial of Ali Primera (VTV)

Thousands took part in the March of the Red Carnations this Sunday in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the death of legendary Venezuelan folksinger and revolutionary icon, Ali Primera, known as "the People's Singer." 

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Venezuelan Carnival "El Callao" Comes to a Close in Caracas

There was plenty of revolutionary sentiment! (David Rojas - Venezuelanalysis)

Thousands of Venezuelan families turned out for the closing procession of Carnaval "El Callao," held across the country this Tuesday in Venezuela.

Here Venezuelanalysis brings readers a selection of photos from the celebrations in Los Proceres, Caracas. 

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First 'Suena Caracas' Latin American Music Festival Draws Massive Crowds

(Emilio Ilic La Peruta)

The highly anticipated festival saw 138 different musical acts from around the world perform at a series of different public spaces across Venezuela's capital, including public squares and newly refurbished public theatres. Big names such as Cultura Profetica and Cafe Tacuba played in the diverse program which began on November 28th and ended December 6th.

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The Philosophical Summit of the Poor

As well as political debate, the event encourages spontaneous cultural creation, such as this rap performance. (Photo: teleSUR)

 

The Philosophical Summit of the Poor held its fourth gathering in Caracas on Friday, October 3rd.  Hundreds of people participated in open discussions about a range of issues exploring the culture and politics of the poor, and came to view the exhibit of paintings that had been birthed through collective creation and discussion.

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