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Chavista Trade Unionist Kidnapped and Murdered in Venezuela

avista union leader Esmin Ramirez. (Twitter / @EsminRamirez)

The killing marks the second assassination of a grassroots socialist leader in two days. 

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Venezuelans Flood Caracas in Pro and Anti-Maduro Marches amid Deadly Opposition Violence

The Chavista march was one of the biggest in years. (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis)

A National Guard sergeant was killed and a bystander critically injured in the latest wave of anti-government protests that have claimed seven lives so far. 

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Grassroots-Run Bakery Faces Opposition Guarimba Attacks

Opposition supporters protest outside of La Minka bakery Tuesday.(screen shot/LaIguana)

Just days after the grassroots organisation La Minka occupied a Caracas bakery, opposition supporters launched violent attacks against the store. 

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Venezuelan Feminists Protest Outside Guatemalan Embassy in Solidarity with 43 Girls Burned to Death

Venezuelan feminists protest outside Guatemalan embassy last week in solidarity with 43 girls killed in a shelter. (Aporrea TVI)

Venezuelan feminists protested outside the Guatemalan Embassy last Friday in solidarity with the 43 young girls that burned to death March 7th at a shelter near Guatemala City.

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Alternative Chavista Website Aporrea Reports Cyber Attack in Venezuela

Caption: The alternative Chavista website Aporrea was formed in 2002. (Aporrea)

The alternative Chavista website Aporrea is operational again after almost a week offline due to a string of “intense and sustained” cyber attacks, says the media collective.

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Venezuelan Communist Party Denounces Molotov Attack on Regional HQ

(Tribuna Popular)

Venezuela’s Communist Party (PCV) condemned a terrorist attack on their regional headquarters in Monagas state on Saturday.

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Chavistas Storm National Assembly in Protest at Impeachment Attempt

Angry Chavistas interrupted the National Assembly's parliamentary session on Sunday, after opposition legislators released

Hundreds of Chavistas forced their way into parliament after opposition legislators declared that President Nicolas Maduro had “abandoned the constitutional functions” of his presidency. 

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23 de Enero Colectivos Accuse Venezuelan Police of “Abuses” Following Shootout

Grassroots revolutionary groups have accused Venezuelan police of engaging in repressive practices under the cover of the govern

Grassroots revolutionary groups have accused state security forces of replicating repressive policing practices seen under Venezuela's Fourth Republic. 

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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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Venezuelan Supreme Court Admits Lawsuit against Mega-Mining Project

Venezuela’s Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit filed against the Orinoco Mining Arc on Tuesday. (Archive)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court announced that it would hear a lawsuit filed by former high ranking cabinet members against a government plan to open 12 percent of the South American nation’s territory to open-pit mining.

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International Social Media Campaign Shows Solidarity with Venezuela

Movements across Venezuela the globe have expressed their solidarity in recent weeks (Prensa Presidencial).

“I Believe in Venezuela” built an international platform on Twitter this week to express solidarity with the South American nation in light of the recent OAS Summit. 

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Creates New Ministry for the Development of Ecological Mining

A promotional advertisement for the Orinoco Mining Arch from Venezuela’s Petroleum and Mining Ministry. “The Mining Arch wil

The new institution will be in charge of designing the state’s mining policy, as well as ensuring respect for the environment and human rights.

 

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Venezuelan Social Movements Converge on Supreme Court, Demand Injunction Against Mining Arc

Banners read left to right: "Impunity will not happen! Sabino Lives!", "No to the Mining Arc! Water is more valua

Grassroots activists and ex-government officials submitted a lawsuit demanding that the high court halt a contentious mega-mining project on constitutional grounds. 

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Venezuelans Commemorate International Africa Week

Vice-Minister for Gender Equality and Anti-Discrimination Nirva Camacho speaks with media (Jeanette Charles/Venezuela Analysis).

The South American nation honored its African ancestry with a variety of political and cultural events last week.

 

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Haitian-Venezuelan Politician and Solidarity Activist Assassinated Outside of Caracas

Fritz Saint Louis. (archive)

Haitian-Venezuelan political leader and solidarity activist Fritz Saint Louis, 54, was shot dead in his home by masked gunman on Saturday evening.

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