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Alternative Photography, Alternative Education

(Asier Rojas)

The alternative school of Pueblo Nuevo, Merida, aims to empower children by involving them in their learning processes, in their community, and placing communication in their hands: involving them in radio production, video production, and here; photography.  

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Venezuela's Revolutionary Students

Students from more than 30 universities marched in Caracas  for peace on 22 March. (Carlos Contreras /AVN)

Most of Venezuela's students aren't manning the barricades – many firmly back the government, and have opposed opposition violence.

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A Tale of Two Cities: A Photo Essay of Protests & Polarisation in Mérida, Venezuela

Album cover: a barricade in Mérida

This photo essay follows the development of the unrest from the beginning, and looks at the current state of a town divided between the eerie tension of the barricades and the bustling normality of the rest of the city.

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Venezuela Remembers Chavez

A march in Merida. (Ewan Robertson/Venezuelanalysis)

The one year anniversary of former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's death was commemorated across Venezuela on 5 March.

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Scars on Venezuela's Streets

A stray dog sifts through the rotting, scorched garbage days a barricade was torn down by security forces in Merida. The piles o

Since violent demonstrations spread nationwide on 12 February, many of Venezuela's cities have been scarred by politically motivated vandalism. 

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Opposition Violence Follows Peaceful Marches on Venezuela's Day of Youth

Thousands of Chavistas marched through central Merida, ending at Plaza Bolivar. Chants condemned the recent spate of violence an

After a peaceful morning of Day of Youth commemorations, violence erupted in a number of Venezuelan cities including the capital, with riot police and the national guard being deployed to the streets.

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LGBTI activists petition equal marriage rights

(Alex Guzman/AVN)

"Loving should be legal" chanted activists outside the National Assembly on Friday. 

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Combined Scottish and Venezuelan El Sistema Orchestra Plays Caracas

Cover: the combined Scots – Venezuela El Sistema orchestra playing in National Centre for Social Action through Music, Caracas

Fifty-two children from Scotland’s Raploch Big Noise orchestra travelled to Caracas to practice and perform directly alongside children from Venezuela’s El Sistema youth orchestra system.

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Old Venezuela

A food shop in Santa Rosalia, Caracas, 1900-1906

Looking at photos of Venezuela from the last century one notices that some things have changed little, while others, especially people's diet, the skin colour of politicans, clothing, and attitudes towards national identity, have changed.  

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A Look Inside Venezuela’s Diana Industries

The factory entrance (Mario Bogunovic)

State-owned Diana Industries is one of dozens of industries in Venezuela run under some form of worker control.

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Venezuela's Seeds of Revolution

Inside one of the two greenhouses at the Proinpa cooperative. (Tamara Pearson/Venezuelanalysis)

In the rural community of Mucuchies in Merida state, Venezuelan farmers are taking control of the seed producing process.

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The Parranda de San Pedro

(Manaure Quintero/CDO)

This week the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) added the Parranda de San Pedro to the Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The Parranda de San Pedro is a traditional festival celebrated in the towns of Guarenas and Guatire in Miranda state on the Feast Day of San Pedro.

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Protesting Against Consumerism in Venezuela

Protest in Merida against consumerism. Placards (from left to right) “fight against speculation”, “0-800 Consciousness”

As the Venezuelan government continues to crack down on hoarding and speculation, this week a small protest against consumerism took place in Merida. In many parts of the country there have been large lines outside stores forced to lower prices and supermarkets where scarce goods appear, while nationwide the consumer protection body Indepabis is regularly inspecting businesses for price infractions.

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Communes Producing

Produce from 6 communes in Delta Amacuro state

At the first National Communal Economy Fair in Caracas on Saturday Communeros/as came from every state in order to show a sampling of what they produce to the public. Thousands queued up in long lines to purchase vegetables, sweets, handicrafts, clothing, meat, and other goods.

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