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Venezuela: Can the Revolution be Liberated from the Oil Economy?

The international media totally misreads the Venezuelan people on President Hugo Chavèz (currently battling serious illness) argues Professor Miguel Angel Nuñez, an adviser to Chavèz on agro-ecology, in an interview with Green Left TV. The interviewers were Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter, authors of Voices from Venezuela. Filmed and edited by Peter Boyle.

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Eighth Annual Citgo-Venezuela Heating Oil Program Launched

The program was launched at the Night of Peace Family Shelter in Baltimore (CITGO)

It is estimated that this year the program will help more than 100,000 families in 25 states plus the District of Columbia, including members of more than 240 Native American communities and more than 200 homeless shelters.

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The Achievements of Hugo Chavez: An Update on the Social Determinants of Health in Venezuela

AFP/File, Rodrigo Arangua

One of the main factors for the popularity of the Chávez Government and its landslide victory in October 2012 is the reduction of poverty, made possible because the government took back control of the national petroleum company PDVSA, and has used the abundant oil revenues to build needed infrastructure and invest in the social services that Venezuelans so sorely needed.

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The 2002 Oil Lockout: 10 Years Later

Venezuela this week marked ten years since the opposition’s two-month sabotage of Venezuela’s oil industry and economy in an

Building nearly a million homes, strengthening the national healthcare system, and creating productive sources of new employment are just a few of the things the national government could have done with the $20 billion dollars lost during the oil lockout launched by the Venezuelan opposition on December 2, 2002.

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Developing Socialist Production, Meeting the Needs of the Population

Making gas containers at the plant (RCG)

The PDVSA Gas Communal 'Ambrosio Plaza' plant in Las Guarenas, Miranda State, produces over 1,000 gas cylinders each day, contributing to guaranteeing the supply of subsidised gas for domestic use to the Venezuelan population. 90% of families use this gas for cooking and for their household needs.


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Socialist Transformation in an Oil-Dependent Economy: a Venezuelan Perspective

Pablo Gimenez (RCG)

Pablo Gimenez is a Professor of political economy at the Bolivarian University of Venezuela (UBV) in Caracas. He spoke about the challenges posed by Venezuela’s oil-dependent economy and about the difficulties involved in trying to forge a new way of teaching political economy in the context of the Bolivarian Revolution.

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Eight New Accords Tighten Venezuelan, Russian Relationship

The meeting between the Venezuelan and Russian delegations was held in the Miraflores presidential palace (

A total eight accords signed Thursday further strengthened the relationship between Venezuela and Russia in energy cooperation.

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The Sabotage Theory of the Explosion in Venezuela’s Amuay Refinery

Smoke coming from Amuay refinery last weekend after the explosion (

Here, translates an article from the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN) examining the circumstances before and after the tragedy that have been fuelling speculation over possible sabotage at the Amuay refinery.

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Venezuelan Opposition Jumps on National Tragedy

The fires resulting from the gas explosion at the Amuay refinery last Saturday have now been extinguished (

In the aftermath of this weekend’s tragic oil refinery explosion, the Venezuelan opposition and its allies in the private media issued a series of baseless claims aimed at fomenting fears and winning over voters.

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People and Government Show Solidarity as They Repair Amuay Explosion Damage

Volunteers and PDVSA workers help repair a damaged roof near the Amuay refinery (YVKE Mundial)

Once fires were completely extinguished yesterday, national government institutions began investigating the cause of the recent explosion in Venezuela’s largest refinery. The government has designated large amounts of compensation to victims’ families, and together with community members is helping to repair damaged housing.


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