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Transformations in Latin America and the Caribbean
Some comrades have felt proud of the fact that there are no protests by indignados in Venezuela. They reason more or less the following: We’re going well, we’re resolving the problems of the people and the people are content with the performance of the Bolivarian government, so in our country there are no reasons nor would it make sense to have such protests.
Of the 3,679,339 families who registered with the Great Housing Mission as needing housing or renovations, minister for science and technology Ricardo Menendez said 41.28% of them had single mothers as the head of household. Continue reading
Venezuela’s Chavez Nationalises British Company Agroflora, Expropriates over 13,000 Hectares of Commercial Land
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has ordered the immediate nationalisation of the British agricultural company Agroflora – a subsidiary of Britain’s Vestey Group which focuses on the commercial production of beef.
Corporate media networks and their owners in the Americas issued fresh attacks against Venezuela last week during a meeting of the US-based Inter-American Press Association (IAPA). Continue reading
The Venezuelan government is to establish a new system for the distribution and sale of nationalised cement, and has also announced an increase in regulated cement prices. Continue reading
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez exhorted all South American countries to consolidate the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) to protect the region from situations like that of Libya, whose government was overthrown by NATO’s actions that killed its leader Muammar Gaddafi last week.
Agriculture, infrastructure, and energy are just some of the main governmental sectors that will see a boost in funding next year according to Venezuela’s proposed 2012 budget revealed last week by Finance and Planning Minister Jorge Giordani.
It hasn’t been without its challenges, but for the past four years, indigenous Guarani have been monitoring the social and environmental effects of the hydrocarbon industry operating on their native lands in the Bolivian Chaco.
The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) transcended the continental sphere to become a global institution by gaining a seat at the United Nations as an observer, a status which allows it to join UN work.
Since Venezuela nationalized the agricultural supplies giant Agroisleña and turned it into the state-owned Agropatria one year ago, the number of farmers served by the company has almost tripled and the number of supply outlets has increased by two thirds, according to Agropatria’s annual balance sheet.