Hundreds of Rural Families in Venezuela Retake Idle Land for Agricultural Production

Hundreds of Rural Families in Venezuela Retake Idle Land for Agricultural Production

Published on 29 September 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelas land law supports redistribution of idle landOn Saturday,...

Venezuela Takes Over Clorox Factory

Venezuela Takes Over Clorox Factory

Published on 27 September by TeleSUR English Worker Assembly at CloroxAfter Clorox's official decision to cease...

56 Tons of Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Reach Gaza in Second Shipment since August

56 Tons of Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Reach Gaza in Second Shipment since August

Published on 16 September 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com An ALBA plane delivers more aid to GazaFifty-six tons...

Maduro Announces the Creation of the Communal Development Bank

Maduro Announces the Creation of the Communal Development Bank

Published on 17 September by www.venezuelanalysis.com The development of the communes will be supported through the...

ALBA Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

ALBA Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Published on 10 September 2014 by TeleSUR Ambassadors meet to evaluate ten years of ALBAAmbassadors from...

  • Hundreds of Rural Families in Venezuela Retake Idle Land for Agricultural Production

    Hundreds of Rural Families in Venezuela Retake Idle Land...

  • Venezuela Takes Over Clorox Factory

    Venezuela Takes Over Clorox Factory

  • 56 Tons of Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Reach Gaza in Second Shipment since August

    56 Tons of Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Reach Gaza in...

  • Maduro Announces the Creation of the Communal Development Bank

    Maduro Announces the Creation of the Communal Development...

  • ALBA Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

    ALBA Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Hundreds of Rural Families in Venezuela Retake Idle Land for Agricultural Production

Published on 29 September 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com

Venezuelas land law supports redistribution of idle landVenezuelas land law supports redistribution of idle landOn Saturday, hundreds of rural workers and their families took over land in the state of Guarico, calling on the National Land Institute (INTI) to support their takeover. Supporters of the recent takeover emphasize the urgency to expedite land expropriations considering the shortages and economic war that Venezuela currently confronts.

A video announcing the takeover and calling for support was released on the independent media site Apporea on Saturday.  In the video Roland Denis, public intellectual and former planning minister (2002-2003) and Fresia Ipinza, former gubernatorial candidate for the state of Miranda and frequent Apporea contributor, called on Venezuelans to offer support to this takeover, especially in light of the current food shortages, high levels of imports, and low levels of agricultural production within the country.

“Why do we need help in this moment?” Denis asked, “Because we know about the immense food crisis that we are living in this country.”  The former minister referred to the food shortages, speculation and trafficking of basic goods, all of which have helped create a scenario in which citizens are increasingly aware of the need to increase food production as a means of achieving food sovereignty within the country.

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Venezuela Takes Over Clorox Factory

Published on 27 September by TeleSUR English
Worker Assembly at CloroxWorker Assembly at CloroxAfter Clorox's official decision to cease production and sales in Venezuela, workers have taken over the abandoned factory with government support.

On Friday, the Venezuelan government initiated a takeover of the abandoned Clorox factory with the country's Vice President Jorge Arreaza calling an assembly of the company's 475 workers to reactivate the plant's activities.

Clorox Venezuela called workers and left voicemails stating that they were liquidated due to the company's decision to leave the country on Monday. The U.S.-based company claims that economic challenges influenced its decision to close the factories doors.

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56 Tons of Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Reach Gaza in Second Shipment since August

Published on 16 September 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com

An ALBA plane delivers more aid to GazaAn ALBA plane delivers more aid to GazaFifty-six tons of Venezuelan humanitarian aid were delivered last Monday in Egypt by the Red Crescent Society, which will be in charge of distributing the tents, non-perishable food items, water, and clothes to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip throughout the week.


After an Israeli airstrike lasting over 50 days, resulting in over 2,000 dead and many wounded, thousands of Gazans find themselves without shelter in densely populated areas, many of which have been reduced to rubble. 

Venezuelan ambassador to Egypt Juan Antonio Hernandez said of the aid shipment, “The idea is to alleviate a bit the grave humanitarian situation in Gaza.” The diplomat also mentioned that this kind of foreign aid is based on the legacy of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, who had a “vision of brotherhood with the arab peoples.”

Other initiatives taken by president Nicolas Maduro have been to swiftly establish the “Hugo Chavez” refugee center for Palestinian children orphaned by the conflict, and to pledge financial aid in the reconstruction of Gaza’s cities. 

This is the second shipment of its kind that Venezuela has successfully sent to Gaza since the most recent airstrike this summer. The 12 ton package sent on August 12th included medicines, medical equipment, flashlights, sleeping pads and blankets, as well as family-sized tents, along with drinking water and non-perishable food.

Maduro Announces the Creation of the Communal Development Bank

Published on 17 September by www.venezuelanalysis.com
The development of the communes will be supported through the newly merged bankThe development of the communes will be supported through the newly merged bankOn Tuesday 16 September, President Maduro announced the creation of the Communal Development Bank and the Presidential Council of Popular Communes as a new structure to bolster local popular power. Through the Communal Development Bank, he allotted resources to communes throughout Venezuela to increase agricultural production.
 
Following the recent “shake-up” in Venezuela, President Maduro proposed a further restructuring of government institutions during his television show “In contact with Maduro” on Tuesday night. He proposed the formation of a Bank of Communal Development of Venezuela which would fuse together all of the existing development banks under one umbrella, in hopes of more efficiently distributing resources throughout the country.

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ALBA Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Published on 10 September 2014 by TeleSUR

Ambassadors meet to evaluate ten years of ALBAAmbassadors meet to evaluate ten years of ALBAAmbassadors from the nine member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA-TCP) met in Caracas, Venezuela to evaluate the progress achieved since the bloc was created 10 years ago.  

The meeting is part of an ongoing campaign, which began earlier this month in order to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the organization.

During the event General Secretary of ALBA-TCP Bernardo Alvarez highlighted the findings from a report, which monitors the progress and policies of the integration bloc carried out over the last decade. 

"There is no doubt that since the creation of ALBA, Latin America has become increasingly more unified with respect to sovereignty, autonomy and independence," Alvarez stated.  

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Venezuela and Bolivia Celebrate Beating Illiteracy

Published 8 September 2014 by TeleSUR

Cubas Yo Si Puedo campaign has been used worldwideCubas Yo Si Puedo campaign has been used worldwideVenezuela and Bolivia are celebrating their countries' progress in beating illiteracy Monday, during International Literacy Day. Illiteracy in Bolivia is at its lowest ever level ever, while Venezuela is marking seven illiteracy-free years.

Bolivia can now officially count itself as illiteracy-free, with a 96.2 percent total literate population. The United Nations Educational Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) deem countries free of illiteracy when the rate is less than four percent.

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