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Inflation in Venezuela Higher This Half Year

Inflation dropped in June, though the first half of the year experienced significantly higher inflation than last year. Continue reading

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Study on the Disabled Ends in Ecuador

The solidarity mission Manuela Espejo, formed by Cuban and Ecuadorian doctors, completed on Friday its bio-psychological, clinical and genetic study of disabilities in Santa Elena province, having studied 21 of Ecuador’s 25 provinces… Continue reading

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Venezuelan Tree Mission Launches Community-Led Reforestation Campaign

As the world gets accustomed to the effects of global climate change such as increasingly frequent extreme weather events including forest fires, government are compelled to direct greater attention and resources to mitigate environmental impacts… Continue reading

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Communal Power in Caracas – An Interview with Wilder Marcano

We caught up with Wilder Marcano, director of the network of Comunas in Caracas, on the morning of June 18, 2010… Continue reading

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Venezuela Pays for First ALBA Trade with Ecuador in New Regional Currency

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez took a giant symbolic leap in the direction of Latin American independence on Tuesday when his government and that of Ecuador conducted the first bilateral trade deal between two ALBA countries using the new trading currency, the Sucre, instead of the US dollar… Continue reading

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Learning from ALBA and the Bank of the South. Challenges and Possibilities

The current period is marked by three overlapping developments: the failure of neoliberalism, the crisis of the East Asian export-led growth model, and South American efforts to advance an alternative regional development strategy… Continue reading

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Venezuelan Inventiveness, Marxism, and Vernacular Revolutionary Traditions

July 8th 2010 I’m certain that this process is irreversible. This movement of change, of restructuring, of revolution, will not be stopped. —Hugo Chávez, 2002[1] El Caracazo In the eyes of much of the world, the year 1989 has come … Continue reading

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Suggested paths to 21st century socialism in Venezuela (Part 4)

Series: Bolivarian Venezuela at the crossroads Continue reading

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Bolivia’s UN ambassador: ‘We need a global climate movement’

It is no surprise that Solon, also Bolivia’s chief climate negotiator, was not on the list of special invitees to G20 meetings… Continue reading

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War and Peace in Venezuela

I don’t get tired of quoting Clausewitz, who says that war is a continuation of politics by other means. The United States has failed so completely and successively in its policies that it always has the temptation of war. PEACE … Continue reading

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