On Monday, in celebration of the nationally acclaimed Day of Indigenous Resistance, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro established a presidential council for indigenous peoples, handed over collective land titles to 14 original communities, lowered the threshold age for indigenous pensioners, and announced the creation of an institute to protect the country’s 44 native languages.
On Sunday evening, as initial polls of Bolivia’s presidential election showed Evo Morales as the decisive victor with nearly 60% of votes, the South American leader dedicated his victory to the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
This past Tuesday evening, Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, approved legislation aimed at ensuring access to employment for young people in Venezuela. The new legislation promises to create 200,000 jobs for the country's youth, as well as to protect their labor and social security rights.
By Cory Fischer-Hoffman/ Juan Manuel Mendoza/ venezuelanalysis.com, Oct 7th 2014
Juan Manuel Mendoza tells venezuelanalysis.com the significance of the Philosophical Summit of the Poor, held on Friday in Caracas. Mendoza explains who “the poor” are and what it is they want, in terms so universal they could be applied to any struggle since capitalism and democracy became all but synonymous. How to recreate the model, Mendoza asks, when even the word freedom implies slavery?
On Sunday, Venezuelan education and technology minister Manuel Fernandez signed a contract with China Great Wall Industry Corporation to build and launch the South American nation’s third satellite into space.
By Ewan Robertson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Oct 6th 2014
Media either ignored or downplayed Robert Serra’s assassination and side-stepped the issue of far-right political violence, further highlighting how tightly mainstream media sticks to the prevailing narrative on Venezuela.
The murder of Robert Serra, a young legislator of the PSUV (United Socialist Party of Venezuela), who was killed in his home along with his companion Maria Herrera late Wednesday night, is tied to a right-wing terrorist plot, government officials stated yesterday.
Quechua anthropologist Ollantay Itzamná writes of his crossing from Baranquilla, Colombia to Venezuela. After choosing not to heed the colorful warnings of famine and crime parroted by Colombian taxi drivers, Itzamná finds as he draws closer to the border that he is just one foreigner among hundreds of Colombians who cross over daily to fill their bags with low-priced goods.