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Venezuela Celebrates Fidel Castro's 90th Birthday

Maduro flew out to Havana where he watched the birthday celebrations alongside Fidel from the Karl Marx theatre. (Cubadebate)

In the following image gallery, Venezuelanalysis brings readers photos of the 90th birthday celebrations held in both Cuba and Venezuela for revolutionary leader Fidel Castro 90th birthday.

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Uhuru Presente! at Venezuelan International Poetry Festival

"Poetry for Emancipation", event at Simon Rodriguez's restored home in downtown Caracas. The event included prese

Spanning one week and crossing global borders, Caracas set the main stage for Venezuela's 13th Annual International Poetry Festival.

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Caracas Commemorates Pride with Annual March

Thousands marched as part of dozens collectives from east Caracas toward the central square in Plaza Venezuela. (Jeanette Charle

Thousands of Venezuelans participated in this year's annual march in the nation's capital on July 3rd calling for fully recognized and implemented equal rights. 

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Afro-Venezuelans Converge on Caracas in Pro-Maduro March

Eli Machado Blanco (19) dances the mina, a traditional Afro-Venezuelan dance from Curiepe in Barlovento. (Lucas Koerner/Venezuel

Thousands gathered in the nation's capital to defend President Nicolas Maduro, stressing the continuity of liberation struggles from slave resistance to Bolivarian Revolution of the present.  

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Venezuelans Demand an End to Lesbo-Trans-Homophobia with Kisses and Culture

Couples celebrated love across the sexuality spectrum on Saturday with dozens of same-sex and trans couples kissing in Plaza Bol

Over the weekend, the sex and gender diversity movement organized a cultural takeover of public space in Caracas to call for a Venezuela free of lesbo-trans-homophobia.

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Venezuelans Honor San Juan Bautista in Annual Festival

Musical troupes from across the region come to Curiepe to perform traditional San Juan rhythms and dances (Jeanette Charles/Vene

In Curiepe, an historic Afro-Venezuelan community, June marks the San Juan Festival. VA documented the opening of this year's annual celebration.

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In Pictures: Venezuela Celebrates International Africa Week

AfroVenezuelan music group, Grupo Eleggua, performed at the event "Pandemonium of the Black Women" held as part of the

Afro-Venezuelan groups and collectives hosted a series of talks, workshops and cultural activities from May 23rd-27th in celebration of Venezuela's African heritage. 

 
 

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Inside Venezuela’s Housing Mission "Dignified Housing for the People" - Tiuna City

Tiuna City is located in Southern Caracas on a former military base. In 2010, during a television program, President Hugo Cháve

Read why the majority of Venezuelans living in the Great Housing Mission do not want their homes privatized.

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Revolutionary Artists Ascended to Venezuela's Pantheon of Heroes

Cesar Rengifo and Armando Reverón were two artists that rocked the academic and artistic traditions of Venezuela. Although they

Every May 10th Venezuela celebrates the National Day of the Artist in homage to Venezuelan painter, Armando Reverón, who was born on this date in 1889. This year was a particularly special commemoration, however, as the remains of Reverón and Communist painter and writer, César Rengifo, were transferred to the national Pantheon of Heroes in Caracas. 

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May Day Sees Venezuelans Rally for Revolution and Workers' Control

"Bolivarian Taxi Force with the Revolution".

VA brings you a selection of photos from May Day 2016 in Caracas. 

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Forming a Communal Council in Photos - Popular Organisation in El Manicomio, Caracas

After forming a preliminary "electoral committee," a community assembly is called in order to ratify the members of th

A VA image gallery of the process of forming a communal council in Venezuela, taken from the experience of El Manicomio in Caracas.

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Venezuela's Grassroots Rally Behind 100-Day Urban Agriculture Plan

The roofs of the apartment buildings were built in the form of terraces for the purpose of giving them a social-productive funct

As part of the economic measures to confront the economic war and the deep economic crisis, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has created the Urban Agriculture Ministry in a step that garnered strong support from various agricultural collectives who for years have used urban spaces for the production of different foodstuffs. Venezuelanalysis visited one of the projects included in the 100-day urban agriculture plan that was kicked off on February 28. 

 

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ALBA Movements Summit Convokes Grassroots Media Activists from across Latin America

 The forum was organised by ALBA Movements, and held between February 24th-28th just outside of Caracas, Venezuela. (Rachael Boo

Dozens of representatives of social movements and grassroots media from 24 Latin American and Caribbean nations gathered in Caracas last week to devise a continental communicational strategy to counter the resurgent power of the right-wing in the region.

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No Construction Companies Needed! Aquiles Nazoa Pioneer Camp, Caracas

Bianca Javier, one of the first organisers and spokespeople at the camp, will be giving us a tour of the construction project, a

"The Pioneers Movement" is a radical house-building collective in Venezuela that promotes taking direct action to solve the country's deacades long housing crisis. The Pioneers have taken over approximately forty different unusued land sites for community-led construction in Caracas, and many more across Venezuela. 


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Housing Rights Groups Protest Privatisation of Social Housing in Caracas

"Land is a right, not merchandise" (Jonas Holldack - Venezuelanalysis.com)

On January 28th, social movements took to the streets of Caracas to protest opposition plans to pass a law privatising social housing. 

The rally was called and led by the "Pioneers Movement"- a nation-wide network which has successfully carried out land invasions of unused private property in Venezuelan cities to construct communally run collective housing blocks. 

Here, Venezuelanalysis shares a selection of photos from the march with readers. 

 

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