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CAURA: The world’s largest megadiverse park.

Venezuelan’s president has just declared CAURA an indigenous area, national park, the wooded area of more than 7 million 500 thousand hectares that makes it the largest national park in the world. The creation of the Caura Park places Venezuela at the forefront of the fight against Climate Change by protecting one of the largest … Continue reading

Venezuela behind the Headlines: The Other Side of the Story

Thursday, January 26, 6-8:30 PM, Unitarian Church of All Souls, Manhattan Daily news reports continue to paint a dire picture of hunger and misery in Venezuela, while Obama has just renewed an executive order declaring Venezuela a threat to US national security, with accompanying economic sanctions. What is the political context behind these developments and … Continue reading

Urban Agriculture and the Production of Plenty for the Many

By LORENA FREITEZ – MINISTER OF POPULAR POWER FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE, January 6th 2017 The Economy Affects Us, Can We Affect [the Economy]? For the majority, the greatest trouble of our current political-economic conflict is the feeling that the economy affects us and seemingly, that we cannot affect the economy. [The economy] has us convinced … Continue reading

Urgent Call for Solidarity Delegation to Venezuela, December 5-15, 2016

What’s going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself by connecting with the grassroots movements at the heart of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution. The Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York invites historians, artists, videographers, writers, political analysts, and other activists who sympathize with the Bolivarian Revolution to join a delegation to Caracas, Venezuela … Continue reading

Urgent Call for Solidarity Delegation to Venezuela, December 5-15, 2016

What’s going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself by connecting with the grassroots movements at the heart of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution. The Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York invites historians, artists, videographers, writers, political analysts, and other activists who sympathize with the Bolivarian Revolution to join a delegation to Caracas, Venezuela … Continue reading

Special Report: Hunger in Venezuela? A Look Beyond the Spin

by Christina Schiavoni & William Camacaro – Food First You may have seen the headlines about Venezuela – headlines that allude to food scarcity, rioting, people eating stray animals to survive, and a country on the brink of starvation. These stories are not only alarming, but perplexing, too. Is this the same country that was … Continue reading

Statement of International Solidarity with Venezuela’s Seed Law

Statement of International Solidarity with Venezuela’s Seed Law On December 23 2015, Venezuela’s national assembly passed a new seed law banning the import, production, and planting of GMO seeds and protecting the production and free exchange of seed varieties of Venezuela’s farming communities (Indigenous, peasant, and Afro-descendant) among other provisions. The law is significant both … Continue reading

Iconic Photo of Shortage-Ridden Venezuelan Supermarket Taken in New York

by Lucas Koerner Venezuelanalysis A report by the Spanish website FCINCO has revealed that a photo widely circulated by international media as a depiction of chronic shortages in Venezuela was actually taken in New York in 2011. The now iconic photograph, which shows a woman in a supermarket gazing at empty shelves, was reposted by … Continue reading

Venezuela: Maduro creates ‘socialist enterprise system’, collectives protest food giant’s hoarding

By Rachael Boothroyd & Lucas Koerner, Caracas Grafitti reads: “Less beer, more food. Release the food Lorenzo Mendoza!” Photo via Venezuela Analysis. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the creation of a National Productive Corporation on February 22, as part of a new socialist enterprise system aimed at coordinating efforts among existing state, communal and mixed … Continue reading

Venezuela Passes Law Banning GMOs, by Popular Demand

by WILLIAM CAMACARO – FREDERICK B. MILLS – CHRISTINA M. SCHIAVONI The National Assembly of Venezuela, in its final session before a neoliberal dominated opposition takes the helm of legislative power on January 5, passed one of the most progressive seed laws in the world on December 23, 2015; it was promptly signed into law … Continue reading

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