VENEZUELAN NEWS 07 Feb. 2014 / N° 12

  • Maduro: CELAC is the realization of the dream of the liberators to unite America

Source: Radio Nacional de Venezuela (RNV)
Date: Jan. 31st 2014

NMThe Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) represents the realization of the dream of the liberators to unite America to consolidate their independence, stressed the President of the Republic, Nicolas Maduro.

In his Twitter account @NicolasMaduro, the Head of State reported that large international media silenced the Second Summit of the regional bloc, held this week in Havana, Cuba.

“The mass media of the world silenced the historical CELAC summit in Havana, it means we are doing well,” he added in the social network.

In another message, the National President recalled that the Bolivarian loyalty of the Supreme Commander Hugo Chavez was recognized at the summit of all heads of state and government of the region.

“Our Commander Chavez was widely recognized by all the leaders of the CELAC for his Bolivarian loyalty”, he wrote.

The President also noted that the summit was a great victory for the Great Homeland. “The Summit was a great victory for the new era of the Great Homeland, now to build the CELAC of the peoples”, he added.

With a firm determination to work to meet the challenges of the international scene and efforts to promote equity and social inclusion, eliminate discrimination, inequality, marginalization, violations of human rights and transgressions to the rule of law, culminated this Wednesday the 2nd Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States in Havana.

On January 25, started the Second Summit of CELAC in the Cuban capital, where delegations from 33 countries making the integration mechanism and more than 700 journalists from 200 media from around the world gathered.

The summit moved to Cuba to the general secretaries of the organizations of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon, and of the American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza.

A call to make the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States into a new model of political effectiveness, integration, unity, action and protection of the peoples of the region, made on Wednesday the president of the Republic, Nicolas Maduro, the heads of State and Government of the countries of the bloc.

The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), created in 2011, is a mechanism whose mission is to promote regional integration and the promotion of sustainable development.

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Ecuador , El Salvador , Granada , Guatemala , Guyana, Haiti, Honduras , Jamaica, Mexico , Nicaragua , Panama , Paraguay , Peru , St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis , Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , Suriname , Trinidad and Tobago , Uruguay and Venezuela make up the integration mechanism.

  • ALBA secretary highlights CELAC summit success

Source: Agencia Venezolana de Noticias (AVN)
Date: Feb 3rd 2014

Caracas, 03 Feb. AVN.- The second summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) was a success, said executive secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America-People’s Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), Bernardo Alvarez.

At a press conference in Caracas on Monday, Alvarez reaffirmed ALBA’s support to CELAC, whose presidential summit focused on fighting hunger, poverty and inequalities.

“Our role is contribution,” Alvarez said, remarking as well that ALBA members are pleased for having held the second CELAC summit at Cuba, a country attacked by the US Empire.

  • Maduro: On Feb-4 1992 the Homeland rebelled against the IMF neoliberal model

Source: Radio Nacional de Venezuela (RNV)
Date: Feb 5th 2014

February 4, 1992 was the rebellion of the deep Homeland against the neoliberal model, it was a day of rebellion against the International Monetary Fund, against a Punto Fijo pact that scoffed the hope of the people, said on a National TV and Radio joint broadcast the President of the Republic, Nicolas Maduro, regarding the 22-year commemoration of the Day of Dignity.

From the Military History Museum in the Mountain Headquarters in the 23 de Enero Parish, in Caracas, Maduro also reiterated that the Supreme Commander Hugo Chavez and his soldiers gave face up for a people that had 70% of poverty, because the “IMF gave orders on what should be done economically “to end the State and deliver all public institutions to privates”.

“February 4 came for the causes in which we were already debating as we had a 70% of poverty, misery was at more than 40% and workers had starvation wages. Politicians then mocked the people’s needs, and so the Eternal Commander saw it was time to do justice and give all Venezuelans a Homeland and political, educational, food sovereignty and work so they could have a better life ”.

He also stated “February 4, 1992 was an insurgency and rebellion of a people against a neoliberal and imperial domination model that had been imposed by the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the politicians that through the Punto Fijo pact had betrayed an entire people. “

Finally, he said that Venezuela was only condemned to take orders from the USA on everything that should be done in the political, economic, social and cultural scopes. Nowadays we are free and independent and all thanks to Commander Hugo Chavez and this February 4, 1992.

  • Maduro remarks loyalty to commander Chavez

Source: Agencia Venezolana de Noticias (AVN)
Date: Feb 5th 2014

Caracas, 05 Feb. AVN.- Eleven months after the physical disappearance of Bolivarian Revolution leader Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro reiterated his loyalty to the Supreme Commander.

“11 months after the passing of our Commander, we are loyal to his legacy, working everyday restlessly in the streets and with patriotic love,” posted the President to his Twitter profile @NicolasMaduro.

In addition, President Maduro remarked that works carried out by the Revolution have focused on defending the homeland during the last 11 months.

“These are 11 months of dedication to work for the Homeland, we are progressing, but there is a lot to do to consolidate Bolivar and Chavez’s dreams.”

  • People highlight Hugo Chavez’s legacy 11 months after his passing

Source: Agencia Venezolana de Noticias (AVN)
Date: Feb 5th 2014

Caracas, 05 Feb. AVN.- Bolivarian Revolution leader Hugo Chavez is remembered by Venezuelan people 11 months after his passing with messages posted to social network Twitter and a ceremony to honor him at Cuartel de la Montaña, where he lies in repose.

In the on line social networking service Twitter, political representatives and people’s power remembered the socialist leader on February 5th.

For instance, first vice-president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, posted to @dcabellor: “Here we go with you, Eternal Commander, forever you show us the way, you continue in our hearts, nobody will take you out of it.”

Meanwhile, Twitter users grouped messages with the hashtag “11 months since your sowing commander,” making it one of the most trending topic.

“#11MonthsSinceYourSowingCommander I’m here, fighting and prepared for any trench, to defend my people and Homeland,” posted Oriana Mariño to her profile @OrianaGarces14.

In turn, Doris Isturiz posted to @dsisma that “#11MonthsSinceYourSowingCommander you are more alive than ever. Your legacy, immense love is our guide to keep the homeland you gave back to us.”

  • Destroyed illegal mining camps in southern Venezuela

Source: Agencia Venezolana de Noticias (AVN)
Date: Feb 7th 2014

Caracas, 07 Feb. AVN.- Officers of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) destroyed six clandestine camps used for illegal gold mining in Guayana, Bolivar state, southern Venezuela.

Chief of the Armed Force’s Operational Strategic Command (CEOFANB), Vladimir Padrino Lopez, said the information through his Twitter profile @vladimirpadrino.

The illegal camps had been set up near Caroni River and were destroyed by officers of Guayana integral defense region, or Redi Guayana.

“Redi Guayana attacks illegal mining and destroys 6 clandestine camps at the mouth of Caroni River, Guri dam,” the CEO chief posted to the social network.

  • Dudamel will conduct six concerts to celebrate 39 years of the Orchestra System

Source: Radio Nacional de Venezuela (RNV)
Date: Feb 5th 2014

The maestro Gustavo Dudamel will conduct six concerts as part of the anniversary program of the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela, which began on February 2.

Dudamel will conduct four groups of the more than 23 to be presented this month: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, the Lara State Youth Symphony, the Youth Symphonic Choir of Lara and the Children National Symphony of Venezuela.

The first concert will take place on February 7 at the Simon Bolivar Hall of the National Centre for Social Action Through Music (Cnaspm) located in Quebrada Honda sector in Caracas (capital).

The concertino of the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Angelica Olivo, will be the soloist in this work that will perform with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. The concert will end with the Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, written in 1873, also by the Russian author (Tchaikovsky).

For Sunday February 9, the 200 musicians of the Simón Bolívar Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel will share the stage at the Simon Bolivar Hall of the cnaspm with actor Luigi Sciamanna to play The Tempest, A Symphonic Fantasy, Op 18, with texts by writer English William Shakespeare, in which Tchaikovsky was inspired.

The concert will also include the Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet overtures, applauded with fervor on the Paris – Middle East tour 2014, performed in January.

The third concert of the also director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (USA), which adds to the more than 30 that will be held during the anniversary celebration at Cnaspm, will be made on Wednesday February 12, the same day that began the history of National Orchestra System 39 years ago.

To celebrate, maestro Dudamel will gather on the same stage more than 300 members of the National Youth Orchestra of Lara and the Lara Youth Symphonic Choir (west).

Along with tenor Idwer Alvarez and baritone Gaspar Colon, the Venezuelans will perform one of the most important Latin American symphonic choral works: the Cantata Criolla (Creole Cantata), by Antonio Estévez.

The next day will conduct the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra at the National Centre for Social Action through Music in the performance of the Symphony No. 3 in D Major, and Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Two days later, on Saturday 15, Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the debut in Caracas of the latest generation of the National Children’s Orchestra of Venezuela.

The 208 children and youth, which presented at the Salzburg Festival (Germany), will take the Simon Bolivar Hall of the National Centre for Social Action through Music to interpret the Symphony No. 1 by Gustav Mahler, the same which stole applauses when played in the Austrian music event in 2013. Will also be played the 1812 Overture, of Russian composer Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Santa Cruz de Pacairigua, of Venezuelan composer Evencio Castellanos.

The concerts program by Gustavo Dudamel, who is included in the list of the 24 directors who will participate in the anniversary, will close this month with the interpretation of the Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, and the Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, by composer Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, on Sunday February 16.

Social work

The National System of Youth and Children Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela is a social and cultural work of the Venezuelan state. Also known as “El Sistema” (The system) was conceived and founded in 1975 by Venezuelan musician maestro José Antonio Abreu to systematize the instruction and the individual and collective practice of music through symphony orchestras and choirs, as instruments of social organization and humanistic development.

This educational, artistic and social model, which has reached significance in the entire world, is the social responsibility program of greater impact in the history of Venezuela.

  • Parliament pays tribute to Venezuelan film industry

Source: Agencia Venezolana de Noticias (AVN)
Date: Feb 6th 2014

Caracas, 06 Feb. AVN.- Lawmakers to the National Assembly (AN) made on Thursday a recognition to representatives of Venezuelan film industry, who turned 117 years of history on 28 January.

First Vice President of the National Assembly, Dario Vivas, and the president of the Culture Committee of Parliament, Gladys Requena, on behalf of members, participated in this meeting, in which Venezuelan film industry was given a recognition agreement.

Minister of Culture, Fidel Barbarito and most renowned filmmakers such as Roman Chalbaud, Margot Benacerraf, Carlos Azpurua, among others, attended the event.

Actors, actresses and writers also attended the parliament event.

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