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Reports of Attacks Against Food Distribution Trucks Increase in Venezuela

A state operated food distribution truck in Catia, Caracas. (Bloomberg)

Local community councils and media have reported networks of re-sellers and gangs have orchestrated more than a dozen attacks and robberies in the last 90 days against food distribution trucks.

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Venezuelan Conglomerate to Continue Beer Production as Workers Reach Agreement with Coca-Cola

Workers in Zulia have secured their rights and benefits as Coca-Cola closes plant (Bloomberg).

Polar announced that their plants will produce beer throughout the year while Coca-Cola workers will continue to receive benefits despite paralyzed plant production.

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Venezuelan National Assembly to Investigate Expropriated Land, Communes Threatened

State-owned Agropatria. (Aporrea)

After passing a motion by majority vote on Tuesday, Venezuela’s National Assembly will launch an inquiry into the expropriations of privately owned land and enterprises spearheaded by the socialist government in past years.

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Maduro Creates National Council for Productive Economy

The National Council for Productive Economy. (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Tuesday the creation of the National Council for Productive Economy, a diverse body composed of ministers, private business leaders, governors, mayors, academics, and grassroots representatives tasked with finding solutions to the country’s deepening economic crisis.

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New Agriculture Minister Launches Bid to Cut Import Dependency

The new measures are the first actions taken by new Minister of Agriculture and Land, Wilmar Castro Soteldo (AVN).

Venezuela’s new Agriculture and Land Minister, Wilmar Castro Soteldo, launched a string of measures this past Saturday in a bid to get the country’s national food production back on track.

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Caracas Farmers’ Market Showcases Grassroots Responses to Economic War

A woman sells fresh produce at the Caracas farmers' market. (Lucas Koerner)

Hundreds gathered in Los Caobos park in downtown Caracas on Saturday morning for an ecological farmers’ market organized by grassroots organizations and cooperatives.

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Commune Alberto Lovera Reinvigorates Venezuelan Fishing

Turistic Fishing Commune Alberto Lovera brings communal production to Venezuela's sunny beaches. 

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Workers Accuse Venezuela's Largest Food Company of Intimidation

POLAR is Venezuela's largest private food company (VTV)

Workers at Venezuela's largest private food company, POLAR, say management is trying to stifle calls for improved wages and conditions.

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Maduro Creates Council To “Revolutionize" Food Production in Venezuela

Venezuelan farmers will benefit from the increased production network, Maduro said. (archives)

On Sunday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the formation of a presidential council of farmers, fishers and rural producers working alongside a state-run food distribution company, aimed at addressing nutrition, food scarcity, and rural production in Venezuela.

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Venezuela Increases Local Chocolate Production

The Los Teques Cimarron plant (PSUV Miranda)

Yesterday members of the Venezuelan national government inaugurated another chocolate factory, part of a push to increase local production of a product which for centuries was Venezuela’s main export, but was always processed and consumed overseas.

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