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    Tamara Pearson - Venezuelanalysis.com
    Throughout history bullfighting has been an occasion where the most powerful come together. While Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution tries to create a new identity that is independent of Spanish imperialism, and based on socialist humanitarian ideals, bullfighting strangely continues to be a huge money making industry, attracting governmental opportunists and opposition alike. 

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    Democracy Now!
    Democracy Now's Amy Goodman interviews Claudia Salerno, the lead climate negotiator for Venezuela at this week's climate talks in Warsaw, Poland.

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    Frederick B. Mills and William Camacaro – Council on Hemispheric Affairs
    Over the past two months, efforts to introduce a bill in the Venezuelan National Assembly that could have paved the way for the entrance of transgenic seeds into the country met stiff opposition from the agroecology and ecosocialist movements, stopping Monsanto and other GM firms from getting a foothold in the country.

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    Caleb Maupin- RT Op-Edge
    The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has just announced its plan to fight climate change. Claudia Salerno, Vice Minister for North America at the Venezuelan Mission to the United Nations, explained her country's proposals fight climate change at a special meeting with the press May 30. She summed up the plan saying: "Venezuela's contribution is to change the system, not the climate."

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    Arlene Eisen - Venezuelanalysis.com
    It’s the rainy season in tropical Caracas. The weather service frequently predicts thunderstorms and the air is thick with humidity, yet the menacing clouds rarely produce more than a few drops. Venezuela’s The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources expects half the usual rainfall for the season and is planning accordingly.

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    Adrian Fernandez Jauregui – Earth in Brackets
    The issue being raised by many of these European and North American activists is that Venezuela is a major oil producer and that attending such an event would lend tacit support to their fossil fuel extraction.  As a Bolivian, I believe the reality is more complex; this piece is my attempt to add nuance, as well as to call out some of the underlying assumptions of my Northern colleagues and allies in the climate fight.

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    Nathan Thanki- earth in brackets
    Nathan Thanki reports from Margarita Island, Venezuela, on the South American nation's unique approach in the first ever social preCOP on climate change.

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    Friends of the Earth International, Green Left Weekly
    Social movements gathered on Isla Margarita, Venezuela, over July 15-18 to discuss their demands ahead of United Nations climate talks due to take place in Lima, Peru, in December.

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    Z.C. Dutka- venezuelanalysis.com
    In the shadow of Columbus Day, venezuelanalysis.com writer Z.C. sketches, through interviews, an intimate portrait of a changing people – the Pemon of Venezuela’s mineral-rich Southeastern border. Their testimonies of struggle reflect the country’s changing political landscape and highlights a stark generational gap that afflicts many of Latin America’s first nation peoples.

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    Cory Fischer Hoffman - Venezuelanalysis.com
    A warm ocean breeze rolled across the picturesque beach on Venezuela's Caribbean island of Margarita.

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    Marcelo Resende & Vanessa Davies – Correo del Orinoco
    FAO Representative Marcelo Resende says Venezuela's urban agriculture is playing a key role in improving food sovereignty.

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    Ciudad CCS/ Guillermo Barreto
    In this interview with Caracas based newspaper Ciudad CCS, Venezuela’s new Minister of Eco-Socialism, Guillermo Barreto, gives readers an insight into the government’s vision for its environment policy.

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    Manuel Suarez & Rachael Boothroyd Rojas- venezuelanalysis.com
    VA's Rachael Boothroyd Rojas talks with activist Manuel Suarez of the Venezuelan collective Homo et Natura about the monumental Anti-Transgenic and Anti-Patent Seed Law currently in debate in the country’s National Assembly.

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    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 by President Nicolas Maduro. On December 29, during his television show, “In Contact with Maduro, number 52,” Maduro said that the new seed law provides the conditions to produce food “under an agro-ecological model that respects the pacha mama

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    Lenin Cardozo – Aporrea
    In an open letter to President Maduro, the author raises concerns regarding a recent open-pit mining concession by the Venezuelan government to Canadian mining conglomerate Gold Standard, which is likely to have severe ecological repercussions in the South American nation. 

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    Peter Bolton – COHA
    Western media deploy double standards in their coverage of water and electricity shortages in Venezuela, blaming the country's leftist government for problems common across the global South. 

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    Emiliano Teran Mantovani
    The national government is now driving a significant geo-economic reorganization of territories around extractivism, with “Orinoco’s Mining Arch“ and “Orinoco’s Petroleum Belt“ as central projects. The appropriation of the last “virgin” areas of the country paves the way for new “accumulation by dispossession” processes, attempting to address the crisis of governability and accumulation model.

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    Carlos Egaña - Prodavinci
    Carlos Egaña explores the political, economic and environmental concerns surrounding Venezuela's controversial Orinoco Mining Belt project.

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    Steve Ellner and Lucas Koerner – Venezuelanalysis.com
    Universidad de Oriente Professor Steve Ellner discusses a range of key issues in Venezuela, including the efficacy of state social programs such as the CLAPs, the Maduro government’s controversial Mining Arc, and the role of international solidarity.  

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    Rebecca McMillan
    Venezuela's grassroots movements say it's time for a greener constitution, and will demand greater environmental protections during the upcoming National Constituent Assembly.

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