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The Best Intentions? Politicization in the Gran Misión Vivienda Venezuela

Fri, 2014-01-03 09:31

Venezuelans refer to their country’s slums and the individual improvised constructions as ranchos (ranches).  These feats of engineering are ubiquitous throughout the country; they spill down the hills and mountains surrounding the capital city of Caracas, down to the port of La Guaira north of the city and south into the Tuy valleys, and dominate the periphery of even more intermediate cities like Maracay, Ciudad Bolívar, and San Cristóbal.  Some Venezuelans claim that the rancho that has overtaken the colonial town of Petare in eastern Ca

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