$1.2 Billion Investment Announced to Regenerate Venezuela’s Barrios

$1.2 Billion Investment Announced to Regenerate Venezuela’s Barrios

Published on 11 August by www.venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela continues to build new homes and improve existing communitiesThe...

Activists & National Authorities Create Regional Councils for “Communal Governance” in Venezuela

Activists & National Authorities Create Regional Councils for “Communal Governance” in Venezuela

Published on 16 August by www.venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelas communes continue to growAcross Venezuela commune activists are creating...

Venezuelan Ministers Offer Resignations to President Maduro as Part of Government “Shake-Up”

Venezuelan Ministers Offer Resignations to President Maduro as Part of Government “Shake-Up”

Published on 19 August 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com Cabinet discusses the Revolution within the RevolutionIn an effort...

Venezuela Highlights Mercosur Bloc’s Advancement in Caracas Summit

Venezuela Highlights Mercosur Bloc’s Advancement in Caracas Summit

Published on 1 August 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com Mercosur presidents meet in CaracasVenezuela handed over the pro...

Venezuelans Donate Tons of Goods for Gaza

Venezuelans Donate Tons of Goods for Gaza

Published 6 August 2014 Telesur TV Venezuela builds solidarity with Gaza The Palestinian Foreign Minister will...

  • $1.2 Billion Investment Announced to Regenerate Venezuela’s Barrios

    $1.2 Billion Investment Announced to Regenerate...

  • Activists & National Authorities Create Regional Councils for “Communal Governance” in Venezuela

    Activists & National Authorities Create Regional Councils...

  • Venezuelan Ministers Offer Resignations to President Maduro as Part of Government “Shake-Up”

    Venezuelan Ministers Offer Resignations to President...

  • Venezuela Highlights Mercosur Bloc’s Advancement in Caracas Summit

    Venezuela Highlights Mercosur Bloc’s Advancement in...

  • Venezuelans Donate Tons of Goods for Gaza

    Venezuelans Donate Tons of Goods for Gaza

$1.2 Billion Investment Announced to Regenerate Venezuela’s Barrios

Published on 11 August by www.venezuelanalysis.com

Venezuela continues to build new homes and improve existing communitiesVenezuela continues to build new homes and improve existing communitiesThe Venezuelan government has announced an investment of 7.3 billion bolivars ($US 1.2 billion) in programs to renovate and beautify the country’s poorer urban and rural communities.

The funds will be injected into the “New Barrio, Tricolour Barrio Great Mission” (GMBNBT), a government social program which aims to comprehensively improve living standards in the country’s barrios.

Key strategies of the mission include housing renovation, the construction of new public spaces, risk management, installation or improvement of basic services, community policing initiatives, and the promotion of communal organisation and productive activities.

The investment, which represents almost double the amount spent on the program so far this year, was announced by Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro after a ministerial cabinet meeting last Thursday. The money will be used in the 63 geographical zones across the country where the program is already operating, and on ten new zones to be opened.

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Activists & National Authorities Create Regional Councils for “Communal Governance” in Venezuela

Published on 16 August by www.venezuelanalysis.com

Venezuelas communes continue to growVenezuelas communes continue to growAcross Venezuela commune activists are creating regional Presidential Councils of Communal Governance in order to play an increased role in the management of local and regional affairs in conjunction with national authorities.

The development comes after President Nicolas Maduro travelled to the western state of Lara last month to install the first such council. The councils are meant to be made up of representatives of each commune in a regional state, in addition to representatives of national government institutions and social programs.

According to the communes ministry, these councils will be conduits of consultation and debate in order to influence national executive decision making. They are also to help design strategies and actions to effect a transition to a “communal state”, where powers and responsibilities are transferred from municipal and regional state governments to community councils and communes.

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Venezuelan Ministers Offer Resignations to President Maduro as Part of Government “Shake-Up”

Published on 19 August 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com

Cabinet discusses the Revolution within the RevolutionCabinet discusses the Revolution within the RevolutionIn an effort to more easily facilitate structural changes within the government, all ministers have offered their resignations to Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, a development confirmed last night by Vice President Jorge Arreaza.

“We have decided as a group, vice presidents and ministers, to submit our resignations to President  Nicolas Maduro so that he has the freedom to make decisions regarding government reorganization,” Arreaza said in a televised broadcast.

The move is part of a government “shake-up” – termed “the revolution within the Revolution” – announced last month by Maduro. It marks the second time during the president’s administration that ministers have taken such action.

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Venezuelans Donate Tons of Goods for Gaza

Published 6 August 2014 Telesur TV
Venezuela builds solidarity with GazaVenezuela builds solidarity with Gaza
The Palestinian Foreign Minister will visit Venezuela August 11 to discuss Venezuela's vital support to his people.
The Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Caracas has been transformed into a hub of activity over the past few days, as Venezuelans respond en masse to the government’s call to provide donations for the people of the besieged Gaza strip in Palestine.
“We have more than a plane’s worth of donations to send, more than two tons of food, clothes and medicine,” explained Danielis Escalona Arellano, Coordinator of Culture and Solidarity for Venezuelan Dispatch to Asia, the Middle East and Oceania, who has been directing the effort. 
“There is a lot of love for the people of Palestine, we are all brothers and all united for the Palestinian cause,” she added. 

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U. S. finances violence in Venezuela

Published on 5 August 2014 by Granma Internacional

Violent protests on Venezuelas streets in 2014Violent protests on Venezuelas streets in 2014If there was any doubt that the United States is behind opposition violence in Venezuela, the country’s very own Associated Press has added evidence, revealing that the State Department and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a government funded group, sent some 7.6 million dollars to these Venezuelan organizations in 2013.

AP (Associated Press) gained access to documents which indicate that funds for the year were 15% greater than the 2009 allocation, although the story of U.S. financing of forces opposed to the Bolivarian Revolution goes back more than a decade.

Leopoldo López and María Corina Machado - two opposition leaders who publicly incited violence to overthrow current President Nicolás Maduro this past February - have been longstanding, funded collaborators of Washington. The National Endowment for Democracy and the United States Aid to International Development organization (USAID), provided funds to Leopolds’s political parties, Primero Justicia and Voluntad Popular, to María Corina’s non-government organization Súmate, and her election campaigns.

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Venezuela Highlights Mercosur Bloc’s Advancement in Caracas Summit

Published on 1 August 2014 by www.venezuelanalysis.com

Mercosur presidents meet in CaracasMercosur presidents meet in CaracasVenezuela handed over the pro tempore presidency of the Mercosur commercial bloc to Argentina on Tuesday during the 46th presidential Mercosur summit in Caracas.

The Common Market of the South (Mercosur) is a customs and trade alliance founded in 1991. Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela are full members, with the grouping comprising 275 million inhabitants and 83% of South America’s GDP.

A key task for the bloc during the presidential summit this week was to extend relationships with other regional organisations and potential members, with the hope of creating a complimentary economic zone across Latin America and the Caribbean.

In particular, Mercosur would like to construct more formal links with the ALBA, Petrocaribe, Pacific Alliance and Caribbean Community (Caricom) groups. Several countries in the region are Mercosur associate states, while Mexico and New Zealand are signed up as observers.

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