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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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Venezuela’s Maduro Announces Reforms to “Widen” Social Programs

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Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has announced a series of reforms to the system of state-run social programs, known as “missions”, in order to improve their reach and performance.

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Venezuela’s University Education Mission Reaches Ten Years, 695,000 Students

Mission Sucre has provided many people with the opportunity to study at a university level (Prensa MPPEU)

Venezuela’s Mission Sucre has reached ten years of providing higher education to over 695,000 people, 379,000 of whom have already graduated.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Creates Social Happiness Ministry, Is Criticised by International Media

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (EFE)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has created a new government agency to coordinate social programs and further reduce poverty. 

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Venezuela's Chavez: Our Victory was a Victory for Independence

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Following his election victory last Sunday against the MUD rightwing coalition candidate, Henrique Capriles Radonski, newly re-elected Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave his first press conference on Tuesday outlining his thoughts on the election and national and foreign policy issues.

 

 

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"Misiones" on a Mission

(Jody McIntyre)

British activist and journalist, Jody McIntyre, shares his impressions of a mass march held in favour of the government's social missions last Saturday in Caracas.

 

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Venezuela’s “Mission Culture” Celebrates Seventh Anniversary

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Mission Culture, a social program that aims to transform cultural education in Venezuela, celebrated its seventh anniversary on Tuesday. The program was created on July 10, 2005, by the government of President Hugo Chávez, and since then it has trained over 12,000 people in different areas of the arts to foster a renewal of popular creativity.

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9 Years of Venezuela’s Health Mission Sees 745,078,000 Consultations

Doctors yesterday at the inauguration of another Integral Rehabilitation Room in Miranda state (AVN).

Venezuela’s Barrio Adentro Health Mission now involves 12,898 Cuban and Venezuelan doctors, 4,595 dentists, 7,772 nurses, 6702 community medical surgeries, 551 medical diagnostic centres, 580 rehabilitation rooms, 33 high technology centres, and 459 optometrist centres, according to Vice-president Elias Jaua.

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Venezuela’s New Social Missions Aimed at Reducing Poverty and Unemployment

President of the Venezuelan National Institute of Statistics (INE), Elías Eljuri (archive).

The “great social missions” created over the last six months could contribute to reducing the national rate of extreme poverty from 7 to 3.5 percent in the medium term.

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Mission Miracle Performed Almost 200,000 Eye Surgeries in 2011

The Venezuelan state's Mission Miracle has performed over 199,000 surgeries throughout the course of 2011 (AVN)

During 2011, the state-funded social program known as Mission Miracle performed 199,791 surgeries on patients that were suffering from vision problems, according to statements made by the program’s coordinator Manuel Pacheco on Wednesday.

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