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Venezuela Maintains High Human Development: UN

Children studying in a state school in Caracas, Venezuela. May 23, 2014. (Reuters)

Despite the ongoing economic crisis, Venezuela has maintained a higher human development ranking than Brazil, Peru, and Colombia

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Venezuela’s Maduro Denounces “Traitors” in Ranks of Revolution

President Maduro denounces the presence of “traitors” in the ranks of the revolution. (Prensa Presidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro warned Saturday of the rise of “right-wing reformist tendencies” whom he accused of attempting to sabotage the country’s revolutionary process.

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Hugo Chavez College Program Launched by Nicaragua's Sandinistas

Hugo Chavez Plaza in Managua, Nicaragua honoring the late Venezuelan leader. (United Socialist Party of Venezuela).
Socialism, Bolivarianism, liberation theology, Afro-Indigenous history, and anti-colonial history are among the many topics that will be studied.

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Venezuela Opens Registration for Social Missions Card

Venezuelans queuing up to register for their Homeland Cards. (UltimasNoticias)

The new identity card is intended to streamline access to social programs among the country’s most vulnerable sectors.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Appoints New Rectors to National Electoral Body

The TSJ appointed new CNE rectors on Tuesday. (Archive)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court appointed two new rectors to the National Electoral Council Tuesday amid an ongoing standoff with the opposition-held National Assembly. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Pays Homage to Fidel Castro in Havana

President Maduro addresses nearly a million Cubans in Havana's Plaza of the Revolution. (Prensa Presidencial)

Speaking before nearly a million Cubans in Havana Tuesday, Maduro underscored Venezuela’s historic debt to Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution.

 

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Venezuela Launches "Indestructible Heart” Media Campaign

Youth in Coro, Falcon state form a heart to show their support for the campaign (Correo del Orinoco).

Communities and organizations across Venezuela have organized cultural and political events as part of the latest media campaign to defend Venezuelan sovereignty.

 

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Senior Chavista Diplomat Freed After 12 Days in Venezuelan State Custody

Ricardo Moreno during an appearance on CNN Español. (CNN)

Ricardo Moreno was released Sunday evening after being detained for twelve days by state intelligence agents under unclear circumstances. 

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Venezuela Creates New Tourism and IT Universities

Venezuela’s new National Tourism University. (AVN)

The Bolivarian government announced Monday the creation of two new state universities dedicated to tourism and information technology. 

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Venezuela Turns Guns Into Homes for the Poor

Thousands of firearms were destroyed by authorities in Caracas Wednesday. (Photo: MPPRIJP)

Venezuelan authorities said Wednesday they had melted down 17,000 firearms, and would use the scrap metal as material in public housing units.

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Venezuelan Communist Poet, Journalist, and Ex-Guerrilla Dies at 100

Olga Luzardo. (via @NicolasMaduro)

A lifetime poet, journalist, feminist, and communist revolutionary, Olga Luzardo died on Monday at the age of 100. 

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Chavista and Opposition Mobilizations Continue Across Venezuela, CNE Closed over Concerns

Opposition (left) and Chavista (right) marches documented side by side in Nueva Esparta state on Wednesday (Globovision).

Mobilizations took place Wednesday in defense of the Bolivarian Process as well as in favor of the opposition’s demand for a recall referendum this year.

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Venezuela to Restructure National Police Force, Maduro Announces New Mission for Authorities

National Bolivarian Police officers (MinCi).

President Nicolás Maduro announced plans to restructure the National Bolivarian Police Force and a new social mission focused on authorities and their families.

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Chavista and Opposition Marches Converge Peacefully in Caracas

Social movements, community councils and other organized sectors of Venezuelan society accompanied President Maduro on Av. Boliv

State operated media as well as conservative news outlets reported fairly peaceful marches across the South American nation. The government is looking into several cases of violent outbursts purportedly catalized by the opposition.   

 

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López Rejects Dialogue as CNE Begins Signature Validation Process

Leopoldo Lopez takes part in violent anti-government protests in 2004. (Archive)

The opposition leader dismissed the possibility of dialogue with the government unless a recall referendum is guaranteed.

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