The Bolivarian Missions are a series of social justice, social welfare, anti-poverty, and educational programs implemented under the administration of the current Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez. They draw their name from the historical Venezuelan hero Simón Bolívar. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bolivarian Missions"
The Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the current constitution of Venezuela. It was drafted in mid- 1999 by a constitutional assembly that was created by popular referendum. This 1999 Constitution was adopted in December 1999, replacing the 1961 Constitution — which had been, of the 26 constitutions in use by Venezuela since its independence in 1811, the document that had remained in force for the longest time. It was primarily promoted by the current President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez and thereafter received strong backing from diverse sectors, including figures involved in promulgating the 1961 constitution such as Luis Miquilena and Carlos Andrés Pérez. Chávez and his followers ( chavistas) refer to the 1999 document as the "Constitución Bolivariana" (the "Bolivarian Constitution") because they assert that it is ideologically descended from the thinking and political philosophy of Simón Bolívar and Bolivarianism. ...more on Wikipedia about "Constitution of Venezuela"
DISIP (Dirección de los Servicios de Inteligencia y Prevención, or Department of Intelligence and Prevention Services, aka Directorate of Services of Intelligence and Prevention), is the Venezuelan state and political security police. It was established in January, 1958 by the then-president of Venezuela, Marcos Perez Jimenez. DISIP is an internal security force subordinate to the Ministry of the Interior. As of May 2005, the Minister of the Interior and Justice of Venezuelan Government is the Chávez-appointed Jessy Chacon. ...more on Wikipedia about "DISIP"
Mission Barrio Adentro ("Mission Into the Neighborhood") is a Bolivarian social welfare program established under current Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez that provides comprehensive free health care, dental care, and sports training to poor and traditionally underserved communities in Venezuela. Mission Barrio Adentro features the mass construction of thousands of distinctive two-storey medical clinics — consultorios or doctor’s offices — as well as their staffing with an assortment of certified medical professionals who are required to live in or near the clinic itself. Mission Barrio Adentro thus constitutes an attempt to deliver a de facto form of universal healthcare that seeks guaranteed access to quality and cradle-to-grave medical attention for all Venezuelan citizens. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mission Barrio Adentro"
Mision Hábitat ("Mission Habitat") is a Venezuelan Bolivarian Mission that has as its goal the construction of thousands of new housing units for the poor. The program also seeks to develop agreeable and integrated housing zones that make available a full range of social services — from education to healthcare — which likens its vision to that of New Urbanism. Critics have criticized the slow rate of construction (less than 10,000 housing units built over the last six years, the duration of Hugo Chávez's tenure). ...more on Wikipedia about "Mission Habitat"
Mission Mercal (officially launched on April 24, 2003) is a Bolivarian Mission established in Venezuela under the government of Hugo Chávez. The government has set up subsidized grocery stores in a state-run company called Mercal. At present some 11.36 million Venezuelans benefit from Mercal food programs on a regular basis. At least 14,208 Mission Mercal food distribution sites are spread throughout Venezuela, and 4,543 metric tons of food are distributed each day. Mission Mercal stores and cooperatives are mostly located in impoverished areas and sell generic-branded foods at discounts as great as 50%. While the company is heavily funded by the government, the goal is to become self-sufficient by replacing food imports with products from local farmers, small businesses, and cooperatives (many of whom have received microcredits from Mercal). This endogenous development is central to Chávez's stated goal of non-capitalistic development from the bottom up. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mission Mercal"
Misión Ribas (launched November 2003) is a Venezuelan Bolivarian Mission that provides remedial high school level classes to the five million Venezuelan high school dropouts; named after independence hero José Felix Ribas. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mission Ribas" The view on www.shortopedia.com.
Plan Bolívar 2000 (launched 27 February 1999) was the first of the Bolivarian Missions enacted under of administration of current Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. The plan involved around 40,000 Venezuelan soldiers involved in door-to-door anti-poverty activities, including mass vaccinations, food distribution in slum areas, and education. The program also transported thousands of poor and ill Venezuelans at cost by military cargo planes and helicopters, as a means of alleviating their domestic travel expenses. ...more on Wikipedia about "Plan Bolivar 2000"
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