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“Afro-Venezuelans Deserve Reparations that go Beyond the Symbolic”

Afro-descendent rights activist and Executive Director of the Institute of African Diaspora Studies (IEA), Francisco Tovar. (cou

On the 163rd anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Venezuela, Francisco Tovar, Executive Director of the Institute of African Diaspora Studies (IEA) talks to VA about systemic racism, the challenges facing the Afro-Venezuelan population today, and his new book on comparative abolitionist processes in Venezuela, Colombia and the US. 

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Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution Embraces its African Roots

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Venezuela honors African and Diasporic political, cultural and economic traditions at its one-of-a-kind Center of African, American, and Caribbean Wisdoms. 

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Danny Glover Expresses Solidarity with Venezuela on Behalf of African Descendants

Venezuela Foreign Minister organized a meeting with US actor and solidarity activist Danny Glover as well as US producer James E

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez met with US actor and activist Danny Glover as well as scholar James Early after an international summit this week where they expressed their solidarity with the South American nation.

 

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UNESCO Recognises Venezuela’s El Callao

The Carnival of El Callao is held across Venezuela from January to March. (Prensa MPPC/Orlando Herrera)

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) officially recognised Thursday the Venezuela festival of El Callao on its List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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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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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 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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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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“We Will Defend the Revolutionary Process”: Afro-Venezuelan Youth and Today's Struggle for Freedom

Afro-Venezuelan children practice traditional music at a cultural center in Barlovento, Miranda State. (Jeanette Charles)

VA’s Jeanette Charles speaks with one youth organizer about his movement's commitment to continue the revolutionary legacy of the Afro-Venezuelan people.

 

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Caracas “Afro Chávez” Forum Inaugurates Afro-Venezuelan Month

Afro-Venezuelan pre-independence leaders depicted in a mural at a cultural center in Acevedo, Miranda State. (Jeanette Charles)

Afro-Venezuelan revolutionaries came together on Tuesday for a forum to commemorate the Black political legacy of Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution. 

 

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