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Slum dwellers are fleeing the country because of the lack of food, medicine and work.

The fallen metropolis: the collapse of Caracas, the jewel of Latin America

By Editors' Choice

Once a thriving, glamorous city, Venezuela’s capital is buckling under hyperinflation, crime and poverty By Tom Phillips, The Guardian — A portrait of Hugo Chávez and a Bolivarian battle cry greet visitors to the Boyacá viewpoint in the mountains north of Caracas. “It is our duty to find one thousand ways and more to give the people the life that they need!” But as Venezuela buckles, Chávez’s pledge sounds increasingly…

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A toilet roll next to 2,600,000 bolivars, its price and the equivalent of US$0.40 at a mini-market in Caracas.

Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro And The People

By Commentaries/Opinions

For the empowered Venezuelans, their socialist ideology is part of their identity. It is what and who they are, writes Les Blough. By Les Blough, teleSur — In his article, ‘Venezuela’s Monetary Revolution Vis-a-Vis Economic Sanctions,’ Nino Pagliccia reports on the new economic model based upon the petroleum-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, introduced in March of this year. The new initiative brings a series of economic measures to begin on August…

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Supporters of President Maduro gather at the center of the capital Caracas in support of the president after the failed attack against him. | Photo: teleSUR

Venezuelans March in Support of Maduro After Failed Attack

By News & Current Affairs

The march started at the center of Caracas and end at the Miraflores government palace, where President Maduro will give a speech. By teleSur — Venezuelans started gathering Monday to march in support of President Nicolás Maduro, after a failed drone attack against him during a speech at a military parade. The march in support of the president was convened by the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and…

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International Meeting on Reparations - Caracas, May 8th - 10th, 2018

Declaration from the International Meeting on Reparations in Caracas, Venezuela

By Reparations

International Meeting on Reparations Caracas, May 8th – 10th, 2018 DECLARATION We, activists, scholars, government representatives and social movements, gathered in the city of Caracas, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela from 8th to 10th May, 2018, on the anniversary of the anti-slavery and humanitarian rebellion of the Maroon Jose Leonardo Chirino, which occurred in Las Macanillas, Falcon State, on May 10th, 1795, declared as the Afro-Venezuelan National Day. Delegates from different…

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Ralph Gonsalves

Venezuela joins CARICOM fight for slavery reparations

By Reparations

By TeleSur —  Venezuela is joining the Caribbean Community (Caricom) in the fight for global slavery reparations, discussing appropriate compensation for centuries of injustice. During a speech entitled ‘Reparations of Resistance to Action,’ Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza urged Latin America and colonizing countries to assume responsibility for past wrongs which affected Africans and their ancestors around the world. The Venezuelan government is working to guarantee that the social rights…

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Special Features on April 16th Edition of Vantage Point — Dr. Ron Daniels

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Featured Topics: The Amazing National Black Writers Conference, Medgar Evers College; Another Report on the Newark As Model City Initiative; Report Back From Afro-Descendant Conference in Venezuela. Guests: Dr. Brenda Greene, Executive Director, Center for Black Literature, Medgar Evers College/CUNY, Brooklyn, NY; Dr. Charlene Sinclair, Director for Reinvestment, Center for Community Change, Washington, DC; Yvette Modestin, Founder/ Executive Director, Encuentro Diaspora, Boston, MA

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President Maduro and Danny Glover at the signing of the UN decree at the Casa Amarilla in Caracas.

A Report on the Afro descendants Gathering in Venezuela

By Commentaries/Opinions

President Maduro and Danny Glover at the signing of the UN decree at the Casa Amarilla in Caracas. Pres. Maduro to host International Reparations Conference By Yvette Modestin (Lepolata Aduke) — “Soy Afro, mi gente, Soy Afro, Afrodescendiente” This song of pride to be an Afro descendant in Venezuela became the song of all who joined them on this journey to uphold the Bolivarian message. Afro descendants from the US,…

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Hugo Chavez

A Barbadian and Caribbean Tribute to Hugo Chavez

By Commentaries/Opinions

“The evidence is clear for all to see that Hugo Chavez was one of the greatest and most genuine friends that our Caribbean region has ever had!” By David Comissiong — When, on the 5th of March 2013, the great and heroic Commander Hugo Chavez passed off this mortal coil, the people of Venezuela lost a “father” of their nation; the people of Latin America lost an “architect” of their Civilization; the people of the Caribbean lost one of their most sincere friends and benefactors; the people of the so-called Third World lost their preeminent freedom-fighter; and the people of the world lost a legendary humanist, a veritable lover of humankind!

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