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Another Sky: An Uruguayan journey 25
Parque tecnologico, Montevideo, Uruguay
By Francesco Pistilli
21 Jan 2014

Carlos, 39 is union glass worker at Envidrio (Cristaleria del Uruguay). The plant produces about 180,000 bottles a day and exports them in Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil.

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Another Sky: An Uruguayan journey 24
Parque tecnologico, Montevideo
By Francesco Pistilli
21 Jan 2014

After a long struggle, with the help of Hugo Chavez and Pepe Mujica workers from "Cristaleras del Uruguay" have set up their own business, taken over control of the factory in which they had worked before bankruptcy, and have set up the only glass bottle factory in the country, Envidrio. Inspired by "fabricas recuperadas movement," Envidrio emerged in response to Argentina's 2001 economic crisis. It's now the most significant "workers' self-management" phenomenon in Uruguay.

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Chavez Followers Attend Maduro's Swea...
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
20 Apr 2013

People cheer and celebrate at the sight of newly sworn president Nicolas Maduro.

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Chavez Followers Attend Maduro's Swea...
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
20 Apr 2013

A young boy cheers and celebrates at the sight of newly sworn president Nicolas Maduro.

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Chavez Followers Attend Maduro's Swea...
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
20 Apr 2013

Newly sworn president Nicolas Maduro rides with his wife Cilia Flores surrounded by security personnel in Los Proceres boulevard.

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Venezuelans Protest Election Results ...
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
20 Apr 2013

A young woman holds a sign demanding jail time for National Electoral Council Tibisay Lucena

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Venezuelans Protest Election Results ...
Caracas, Venezuela
By U.S. Editor
16 Apr 2013

Venezuelans protest outside Henrique Capriles Radonski´s headquarters in Bello Monte.

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Venezuelans Protest Election Results ...
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
16 Apr 2013

A young man protests electoral fraud and demands an inmediate recount.

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Venezuelans Protest Election Results ...
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
16 Apr 2013

Supporters of opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski hold up a picture of him in the street.

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Venezuelans Protest Election Results ...
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
16 Apr 2013

A young woman holds a sign outside Henrique Capriles Radonski´s headquarters protesting the electoral results.

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Venezuelans Protest Election Results ...
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
16 Apr 2013

Venezuelans protest outside Henrique Capriles Radonski´s headquarter in Bello Monte.

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Venezuelans Protest Election Results ...
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
16 Apr 2013

Many cars drive around with the word 'fraud' written on the back.

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Venezuelans Protest Election Results ...
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
16 Apr 2013

A group of students arrive at Henrique Capriles Radonski´s headquarters in Bello Monte to join the protests.

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Venezuelans Protest Election Results ...
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
16 Apr 2013

A woman holds a sign that reads: Everybody to the streets for the unity of Venezuela.

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Venezuelans Protest Election Results ...
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
16 Apr 2013

Venezuelans protest outside Henrique Capriles Radonski´s headquarters in Bello Monte.

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Opportunity for Change 1
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
08 Apr 2013

Never before did the Venezuelan opposition have more in their favor for a possible victory on Sunday's elections, but claims of a lack of transparency and favoritism for Hugo Chavez decreased chances of the National Electoral Council's appointed opponent.

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Opportunity for Change 9
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
07 Apr 2013

Some supporters even resorted to climbing several stories of a building under construction, by the government's popular housing program Mision Vivienda on the right side, to have a better view at the closing ceremony speech given by Henrique Capriles.

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Opportunity for Change 3
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
07 Apr 2013

Opposition candidate offers a strong message to supporters and makes a few jokes about his opponent.

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Opportunity for Change 8
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
07 Apr 2013

A young woman awaits Henrique Capriles' closing campaign speech in downtown Caracas.

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2012 Venezuelan Presidential Election...
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
07 Oct 2012

Venezuelan immigrants living in Barcelona turnout to vote for their new president. Barcelona is on of five Spanish cities that provided a place for Venezuelans to vote in the election, with 13 tables in the Holy Family Civic Center.

Los inmigrantes venezolanos residentes en Barcelona acuden a votar a su nuevo presidente. Barcelona es una de las cinco ciudades españolas que han habilitado un espacio para votar en los comicios venezolanos, con 13 mesas en el Centro Cívico Sagrada Familia.

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2012 Venezuelan Presidential Election...
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
07 Oct 2012

Child with the Venezuelan flag in the door of the polling station.

Venezuelan immigrants living in Barcelona turnout to vote for their new president. Barcelona is on of five Spanish cities that provided a place for Venezuelans to vote in the election, with 13 tables in the Holy Family Civic Center.

Niño con la bandera de Venezuela en la puerta del colegio electoral.

Los inmigrantes venezolanos residentes en Barcelona acuden a votar a su nuevo presidente. Barcelona es una de las cinco ciudades españolas que han habilitado un espacio para votar en los comicios venezolanos, con 13 mesas en el Centro Cívico Sagrada Familia.

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2012 Venezuelan Presidential Election...
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
07 Oct 2012

Venezuelan immigrants living in Barcelona turnout to vote for their new president. Barcelona is on of five Spanish cities that provided a place for Venezuelans to vote in the election, with 13 tables in the Holy Family Civic Center.

Los inmigrantes venezolanos residentes en Barcelona acuden a votar a su nuevo presidente. Barcelona es una de las cinco ciudades españolas que han habilitado un espacio para votar en los comicios venezolanos, con 13 mesas en el Centro Cívico Sagrada Familia.

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2012 Venezuelan Presidential Election...
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
07 Oct 2012

Venezuelan immigrants living in Barcelona turnout to vote for their new president. Barcelona is on of five Spanish cities that provided a place for Venezuelans to vote in the election, with 13 tables in the Holy Family Civic Center.

Los inmigrantes venezolanos residentes en Barcelona acuden a votar a su nuevo presidente. Barcelona es una de las cinco ciudades españolas que han habilitado un espacio para votar en los comicios venezolanos, con 13 mesas en el Centro Cívico Sagrada Familia.

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2012 Venezuelan Presidential Election...
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
07 Oct 2012

Venezuelan immigrants living in Barcelona turnout to vote for their new president. Barcelona is on of five Spanish cities that provided a place for Venezuelans to vote in the election, with 13 tables in the Holy Family Civic Center.

Los inmigrantes venezolanos residentes en Barcelona acuden a votar a su nuevo presidente. Barcelona es una de las cinco ciudades españolas que han habilitado un espacio para votar en los comicios venezolanos, con 13 mesas en el Centro Cívico Sagrada Familia.

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2012 Venezuelan Presidential Election...
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
07 Oct 2012

Venezuelan immigrants living in Barcelona turnout to vote for their new president. Barcelona is on of five Spanish cities that provided a place for Venezuelans to vote in the election, with 13 tables in the Holy Family Civic Center.

Los inmigrantes venezolanos residentes en Barcelona acuden a votar a su nuevo presidente. Barcelona es una de las cinco ciudades españolas que han habilitado un espacio para votar en los comicios venezolanos, con 13 mesas en el Centro Cívico Sagrada Familia.

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2012 Venezuelan Presidential Election...
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
07 Oct 2012

Venezuelan immigrants living in Barcelona turnout to vote for their new president. Barcelona is on of five Spanish cities that provided a place for Venezuelans to vote in the election, with 13 tables in the Holy Family Civic Center.

Los inmigrantes venezolanos residentes en Barcelona acuden a votar a su nuevo presidente. Barcelona es una de las cinco ciudades españolas que han habilitado un espacio para votar en los comicios venezolanos, con 13 mesas en el Centro Cívico Sagrada Familia.

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2012 Venezuelan Presidential Election...
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
07 Oct 2012

Venezuelan immigrants living in Barcelona turnout to vote for their new president. Barcelona is on of five Spanish cities that provided a place for Venezuelans to vote in the election, with 13 tables in the Holy Family Civic Center.

Los inmigrantes venezolanos residentes en Barcelona acuden a votar a su nuevo presidente. Barcelona es una de las cinco ciudades españolas que han habilitado un espacio para votar en los comicios venezolanos, con 13 mesas en el Centro Cívico Sagrada Familia.

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Rally In Support Of Hugo Chavez In Ca...
Caracas, Venezuela
By @LatAmSight
22 Sep 2012

Thousands of demonstrators marched this Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Caracas, Venezuela, to show their support for socialist president Hugo Chavez, two weeks ahead of a crucial election that could give him another six-year term, after having been in charge since 1999.
Scores of people traveled from distant places of the country to join the march in Caracas, wearing red to show their support of Chavez. Many of these people are benefit recipients of “Misiones,” a popular, government-sponsored social program to fight poverty using oil export revenue.
(interview 1 – Omar Rangel, optometrist: “What Chavez has done is to vindicate us, to include us in all the social programs. That’s what we have now. That’s why here; years and years will pass and we will still be here for Chavez”) In a particularly tight election, on October 7, Chávez will face opposition candidate, Henrique Capriles Radonski, who denies the alleged official government accusations to eliminate “Misiones” if Capriles is elected. (interview 1 – Telandria Castillo, teacher: “He is not friend of the ‘missions’. He has proven that he doesn’t mind the welfare of the mass but only that of one minority”) Chavez, who has remained in power since 1999 and has been treated recently in Cuba for cancer, is leading many polls with more than a 20% advantage over Capriles.