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Maduro Bets his Mustache that State Housing Mission will Finish 1M Homes before Year’s End

Maduro asked construction workers and engineers to work harder in order to save his mustache. (Photo: EFE)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledged Wednesday to shave his mustache in the event that the Bolivarian government fails to meet its goal of completing a total of 1 million homes by year's end as part of the country's Great Housing Mission. 

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Venezuela Fights Racism with Colombian Citizen Program

Venezuelan government officials announce the launch of the registration program. (AVN)

The Venezuelan government launched on Saturday a new registration program for Colombian nationals living in Venezulean territory, which forms part of the government’s ongoing efforts to combat xenophobia.

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Venezuela Recognized by FAO for Halving Malnutrition

Venezuela's Arreaza with FAO General Director Graziano Da Silva (Credit: @VTVCanal8)

Venezuela was recognized this Monday by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for meeting the UN millennium goal of halving malnutrition. 

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Victor Alvarez: “Venezuela’s Currency Controls Are No Longer Justified, and Are Only Used as a Means of Political Domination”

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Leftist economist and former high-ranking government official Victor Alvarez offers a critical perspective on state economic policy under the Bolivarian Revolution, arguing that it has perpetuated a neo-rentier logic via exchange controls and other measures that must be abandoned for socialism to advance.

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Venezuela Kicks off Vaccination Campaign

A Venezuelan baby is vaccinated against one of 14 illnesses. (Photo: AVN)

Medical workers will carry out house to house visits in the poorest communities and indigenous areas with difficult access.

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New Program Unveiled to Combat Medicine Shortages in Venezuela

The new system is designed to guarantee medicines for those who need them (UltimasNoticias)

Venezuelan health minister, Henry Ventura, has announced a new program to improve consumer access to medicines through the coordinated participation of over 7,000 pharmacies nationwide.

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Venezuelan Health Ministry to Distribute 18 Million Free Condoms

Last year the Venezuelan government distributed more than 17 million male and female condoms to the population (Radiomundial)

The Venezuelan Health Ministry announced on Friday that the National Public Health System will distribute 18 million condoms for men and women free of charge over the course of 2015.

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New Anti-Poverty Mission, "Households of the Nation," Gets Underway in Venezuela

The new mission, which began to be implemented on Saturday, is aimed at reducing the country's already low levels of extrem

The stated aim of the new mission is to tackle extreme poverty and ensure the "total protection" of the Venezuelan family, from birth and child-rearing through to elderly care. 

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UPDATED: New Law to Combat Discrimination Against Venezuelans with HIV/AIDS


A law protecting the equal rights of Venezuelan people living with HIV/AIDS and their families has been made official, after being approved by Parliament on August 14th.

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Five New Laws Passed to Provide Stronger Social Support and Undermine Corruption in Venezuela

Maduro announced five new laws that were passed via the Enabling Law (AVN).

President Maduro passed five new laws yesterday in an attempt to create a stronger social safety net in the face of ongoing economic difficulty within Venezuela. The five laws, encouraging employment, creating greater guarantees in existing social programs, strengthening the power of communal councils and community financing, and increasing the rate of food subsidies, were all passed via the Enabling Law, which allows the President limited lawmaking  for a temporary period.

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