Life in the Barrios of Caracas

What follows is an assortment of photos of the barrios of Caracas, from the Mission Tricolor (painting the barrio houses rainbow colours and fixing up the houses and streets), to the people, their culture, religion, and politics, taken by Lainie Cassel in Caracas.

By Lainie Cassel

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M-28 (28 March) is a movement for the transformation of the university
M-28 (28 March) is a movement for the transformation of the university

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Rapping as part of the  Escuela Popular para las Artes y Tradiciones Urbanas (Popular School for the Arts and Urban Traditions), just outside Caracas
Rapping as part of the Escuela Popular para las Artes y Tradiciones Urbanas (Popular School for the Arts and Urban Traditions), just outside Caracas

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In August 2009 there was a violent between workers and right wing hired thugs over this building. The workers won and converted the previously elite space into a place for workers' assemblies, workshops, and offices. (Barquisimeto)
In August 2009 there was a violent between workers and right wing hired thugs over this building. The workers won and converted the previously elite space into a place for workers' assemblies, workshops, and offices. (Barquisimeto)

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Part of a program that teachers children to report and create their own media
Part of a program that teachers children to report and create their own media

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La Pastora, Caracas. Cassel, with a group of others, occupied the house owned by right-wing mayor Antonio Ledezma and turned it into a community culture space.
La Pastora, Caracas. Cassel, with a group of others, occupied the house owned by right-wing mayor Antonio Ledezma and turned it into a community culture space.

What follows is an assortment of photos of the barrios of Caracas, from the Mission Tricolor (painting the barrio houses rainbow colours and fixing up the houses and streets), to the people, their culture, religion, and politics, taken by Lainie Cassel in Caracas.

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