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Advances in Venezuela’s communal development presented at an international forum

Caracas, July 29, 2022 (Press MinComunas) – This Friday, in the framework of the “Venezuela Week” in Mexico, the telematic forum “Commune or Nothing” was held as part of a series of webinars organized by the Latin American Institute of Educational Communication (ILCE), based in the Aztec nation.

In this virtual meeting, they presented the achievements and progress of commune development in the country from the perspective of Barbara Martinez, spokesperson of the El Panal 2021 Commune of the 23 de Enero parish in Caracas.

“The Bolivarian Revolution has been through several stages where we have built the maximum participation of the People’s Power. Among men, women, boys, girls, grandparents, workers and students, we have agreed under a method of democratic participation to constitute the new Republic as our Commander Chavez said”, recounted Martinez.

The virtual forum reflected through time how participatory and protagonist democracy has been perfected since the beginnings of the Communal Councils that are currently articulated in Communes to promote the development of the territory.

“We understood that the Communes in Venezuela are not an isolated antecedent born out of nowhere. They were born out of the struggles of the peoples, of the oppressed subject, vilified and historically exploited by the different phases of capitalism”, added Barbara Martinez.

Regarding the beginnings of the Commune in Venezuela, Andres Ruiz, former Vice Minister of Education and University Management, said that “we have established a new form of social organization that gives life to the protagonist and permanent participation. It is a democracy where people vote for popular representatives with the accompaniment of the communities and the figures of the State”.

During the first semester of this year, the Latin American Institute of Educational Communication organized a series of weekly webinars to promote knowledge about the social, cultural, and educational situations of the members of the state.

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