The Venezuelan head of state responded to a shoot-out at a government housing complex on Sunday by confirming that all “criminals” would be removed from government provided houses. The incident was described as a “massacre” by the national press, and led to the deaths of 9 people.
A week into a government-initiated relocation plan, 25 percent of the 1,156 families occupying the Torre Confianzas in downtown Caracas have been moved to new housing in Valles de Tuy, Miranda state, Minister Ernesto Villegas announced this morning.
Communes minister Reinaldo Iturriza announced this Saturday the creation of 400 volunteer work fronts for housing construction. A march was also held in Lara state to commemorate the registration of the 600th commune.
The plans to construct housing for disaster victims on a plot of land in Nueva Casarapa, a district within the commuting city of Guarenas, have been called off following protest from residents, mayor Freddy Rodriguez announced this morning.
After reaching its construction goal for 2012, The Venezuelan government renewed its pledge to provide affordable and dignified housing for all citizens during a special meeting held last Friday between state governors and members of the Executive branch.