Carmen Melendez, first Admiral of Venezuela, said on Sunday that the full inclusion of Venezuelan women in the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) has been achieved during Hugo Chavez’s presidential rule.
This film attempts to do something taboo in Venezuela - analyze from a social and cultural point of view the effects that the country's multi-billion dollar beauty industry has on the lives of ordinary women.
By Coral Wynter - Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network, Dec 22nd 2010
Yoly Fernandez lives in a barrio in the city of Valencia, Venezuela. She has been involved in community politics all her life and is a member of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), headed by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez. In this interview she speaks of life for Venezuelan women during the Chavez administration.
By Susan Spronk, Jeffery R. Webber -Upside Down World, Jul 2nd 2010
An interview with Rosa Maria Gonzalez, a leading commune member, about how the communes work, how they help solve community problems, increase women's participation, raise consciousness, and their role in the Bolivarian revolution,
By Antenea Jimenez, Jeffery R. Webber, Susan Spronk, Jun 14th 2010
An interview with Antenea Jimenez, who is working with a national network of activists who are trying to strengthen Venezuela's communes. She discusses the important advances in the process, as well as the significant challenges that remain in the struggle to build a new form of popular power from below.