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Venezuela Resists!

Venezuela is facing a serious political and economic crisis, prompted by a historic drop in the price of oil which has dramatically reduced the OPEC member states' finances, along with an intense campaign against the country's elected government by opponents internally and externally.

While the Bolivarian government continues to call for dialogue with its adversaries, the Bolivarian popular movement continues to look to address the needs of Venezuela's people and communities in spite of the difficulties.

Land Reform

 

In 2005, Venezuela's campesinos benefitted from a break up of big estates. How are they faring today? READ MORE

Farming Communes


All sides in Venezuela say the country badly needs to grow more food. Can farming communes provide the answer? READ MORE

Occupied Factories


Suramericana de Soplados is just one of Venezuela's occupied factories that is resisting the economic war in Venezuela.

Housing


In Venezuela, organized communities are building their own homes with financial support from the government. The Kaikashi Pioneer Camp in Caracas is an example of self-governance and communal power.

Communal Councils


Popular power and community organizations play a fundamental role in decision-making in Venezuela. Since former President Hugo Chavez signed a law in 2006 empowering people to form neighborhood-based elected councils, communities have been able to make decisions affecting their lives in a variety of areas, from infrastructure to transportation. READ MORE

Afro-Venezuelans


The Afro-Venezuelan community is an important part of the new Congreso de la Patria.

Women Resist

Women have played an important role in the course of the Bolivarian revolution. Now the overriding concern is the difficulty in getting hold of key items of food. And on the ground, it is again women like Milagros who are leading the search for solutions. Correspondent Iain Bruce spent some time with a group of working-class feminists, in the eastern state of Anzoategui, to see how they are coping with the shortages. READ MORE

Community Media

Venezuela's media has previously been dominated by private, opposition-oriented media outlets. Now there’s been a push towards the democratization of communication, widening the scope of debate beyond that offered by for-profit private media. READ MORE

 
  • Journalists reject threats to freedom of expression.

    Journalists reject threats to freedom of expression. | Photo teleSUR

  • Thousands of Venezuelans buy food at subsidized prices.

    Thousands of Venezuelans buy food at subsidized prices. | Photo EFE

  • People buy food from a government-regulated store.

    People buy food from a government-regulated store. | Photo EFE

  • A doctor attends a patient as part of the free Barrio Adentro health care service.

    A doctor attends a patient as part of the free Barrio Adentro health care service. | Photo EFE

  • In 2013, the farming commune Negro Primero became the first commune to be registered in the state of Valencia. Today there are 42 registered communes.

    In 2013, the farming commune Negro Primero became the first commune to be registered in the state of Valencia. Today there are 42 registered communes. | Photo Marco Teruggi

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