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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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Is Poverty Still Falling in Venezuela?

A barrio (informally constructed urban community) in Caracas, with the buildings painted under the urban regeneration social pro

This article examines the claim that poverty is rising in Venezuela by examining the country’s latest poverty statistics, as well as exploring current efforts at further poverty reduction.

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Maduro Unveils Policy to Eradicate Extreme Poverty in Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro has vowed to eliminate extreme poverty altogether by 2018, the end of his term of office, as well as to

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro unveiled a new policy to focus on the needs of the least well off as part of his pledge to eradicate extreme poverty in the country by 2018. 

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Venezuela Led Region in Poverty Reduction in 2012, ECLAC Says

(Carlos Vera/ECLAC)

ECLAC’s new “Social Panorama of Latin America” report notes that Venezuela and Ecuador led the region in decreasing poverty in 2012.

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Venezuelan Government Outlines Social and Economic Advances in Annual Report

Venezuelan vice-president Nicolas Maduro and ministers of the national executive outside the national assembly yesterday (Prensa

The Venezuelan government has highlighted social and economic gains made over the previous year in an annual report of government performance. 

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Poverty and Progress: Comparing the US and Venezuela

(patriagrande.com.ve)

What does it mean to be “Third World” in 2013?

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Census Figures Show Reduction in Poverty in Venezuela over Last Decade

Elías Eljuri, president of Venezuelan’s National Institute of Statistics (Informe21)

Representatives from Venezuela’s National Institute of Statistics (INE) officially revealed some of the most important conclusions from the 14th National Census of Population and Housing to the Venezuelan public this week.

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Venezuela among the Most Positive Countries, Gallup Says

Venezuelan children outside newly built government housing (archive)

A new survey by the Washington, DC-based public opinion pollster Gallup finds that Latin Americans are the most positive people in the world, and Venezuela is tied for second place among all countries measured.

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Why Chávez Was Re-elected

(NYTimes)

For most people who have heard or read about Hugo Chávez in the international media, his reelection on Sunday as president of Venezuela by a convincing margin might be puzzling.

 

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Why Do Venezuelan Women Vote for Chavez?

Venezuelan women are at the forefront of the Bolivarian revolution (archive)

If the the international press is to be believed, President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela is a dictator, a menace to the region and is driving his country to the ground.  If that is so, why do his people vote for him in landslide numbers?  Why does he have an enormous following of the women of his country? 

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