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First Local Planning Council for 2014-2016 Period Sworn in

Carora meeting

Yesterday 104 people, including fifty commune representatives, were sworn into the Local Council of Public Planning (CLPP) of Carora, Lara state. The Carora CLPP is the first to swear in for the current period, with others soon to follow.

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Venezuelan Security Forces Restore Order to Middle Class Neighborhood

Soldier in Chacao on Monday (AVN)

In the early hours of Monday morning, Venezuela’s armed forces carried out a swift and precise operation that saw the state’s security apparatus restore order to the municipality of Chacao in the capital of Caracas.

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National Communal Economy Conference Calls for Communal Markets, Increased Funding of Communal Banks in Venezuela

The National Communal Economy conference was held in Barinas state   (Prensa CRBZ)

Representatives from 225 communes met on 31 January and 1 February in Barinas to discuss strengthening the communal economy.

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National Alternative Media Meeting and Venezuelan Government Agree on Steps Forward

Ministry of communications representative Reinaldo Escorcia (CdO)

While members of the communications ministry met with hundreds of community and alternative media over the weekend to look at ways to support that movement, other government officials met with private media on Monday to encourage them to promote better values.

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Citizen Referendums Create 169 New Communes in Venezuela

On Sunday local citizens voted to create 169 new communes (Prensa MinComunas)

On Sunday local citizens voted to create 169 new communes, deepening efforts to create forms of communal organisation in the South American country. 

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Regional Poll: Venezuelans are Strongest Supporters of Democracy in Latin America

Venezuelans queuing to vote in the October 2012 presidential election (agencies)

A regional poll has found that support for democracy is higher among Venezuelans than citizens of any other Latin American country. 

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Second Phase of Venezuela's Barrio Nuevo, Barrio Tricolor to Promote Sustainable Development

Maduro announced the second phase will start on 2 November, beginning in Caracas (AVN)

The second phase of a national project to renovate and beautify Venezuela's barrios will improve the lives of one million Venezuelans, according to President Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuelan President Maduro Launches Second Phase of Street Government

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (centre) launched the second phase of his Street Government initiative yesterday (AVN)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has launched the second phase of his Street Government initiative, with the aim of inaugurating new projects and strengthening community organisation. 

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Communist Party of Venezuela Youth Hold XII Congress

General Secretary of the communist youth, Hector Rodriguez, at the congress (PCV)

The recent national congress of the Communist Youth of Venezuela (JCV) declared the need for more “revolutionary measures” to combat the “economic sabotage” that Venezuela is facing.

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Expectations Surpassed as Over 1000 Communes Registered in Venezuela

Estimations of the number of communes in Venezuela were surpassed as 1,150 communes registered in a national census last weekend

Estimations of the number of communes in Venezuela have been surpassed, as 1,150 communes registered in a national census last weekend.

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“The Commune Has to Be the New Economic Power,” Says Venezuela’s Maduro

The presidential commission for communes being established yesterday (VTV)

The Venezuelan government established a presidential commission for communes yesterday, and President Nicolas Maduro has announced further measures to strengthen the political role of communal councils and communes in Venezuela.

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20 New Communes to Launch in Venezuelan Capital

The first elections of the capital’s “communal electoral operation” will take place in the 23 de Enero district (archive)

A mass grassroots electoral operation is being organised to elect spokespeople for communal councils and twenty new communes in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas.

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Maduro Demands Greater Government Support for Venezuela’s Communes

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (centre - right) called on his government to give greater support to the construction of com

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro yesterday called on his government to give greater support to the construction of communes in the country, proposing several initiatives by which this could be done. The head of state also announced a “complete restructuring” of his government.

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Attacks on Venezuela’s Worker Run Diana Industries Increase, Maduro Appoints New Manager

Diana worker talking to Aporrea outside the national assembly yesterday (Aporrea Tvi)

After over three weeks protesting the “imposition” of a manager on the worker-run factories of Industrias Diana, President Nicolas Maduro has appointed a new manager. However harassment of workers continues.

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“Revolutionary Solidarity” as New Commune is Created in Venezuela

The new commune was established after locals voted on its charter (Radio Comunitaria Dinira Libertaria/ANMCLA)

Venezuela's newest socialist commune has been established in the western state of Lara. Named after a 20th Century communist guerrilla, the commune brings together the ten communal councils of Hato Arriba.

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