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Venezuelan Supreme Court Blocks Housing Privatization Law

The Great Venezuelan Housing Mission has seen the construction of over 1.2 million homes for low income Venezuelans. (AVN)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court found that the contentious law contravenes the Venezuelan Constitution’s principle of “progressivity” with regard to human rights, and constitutes a “regression” that reduces the right to housing to “a mere consumer necessity”.

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Venezuela's President to Move Into Public Housing Unit, Amid Protests Over Housing Privatization

Thousands of Maduro supporters have rallied in Caracas against proposed reforms to the GMVV. (AVN)

Thousands of Venezuelans protested Thursday against proposed legislation that critics say would privatize the country's public housing sector, while President Nicolas Maduro said he himself hopes to move into a public housing unit.

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Venezuelans Protest Privatisation of Social Housing as Parliament Approves in First Discussion

The march set out from Plaza Morelo in Bellas Artes and headed for the city centre (Jonas Holldack, Venezuelanalysis).

Venezuelan housing rights groups took to the streets of Caracas on Thursday to reject the political opposition’s plans to privatise social housing. Parliament also approved the proposed privatisation law in first discussion. 

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Inside the Americas- "The World's Tallest Slum"

The Torre de David in Caracas (Iwan Baan)

Known locally as the Tower of David, this skyscraper has been dubbed everything from a den of thieves to the world's tallest slum. These labels conceal the radical story taking place behind the tower's walls. TeleSUR English reports from Caracas

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Housing Movement Condemns Police Corruption within Venezuela’s Barrios

“We firmly support the efforts of the revolutionary government to ensure peace and coexistence, but we believe that the action

Representatives of the Housing Movement, communal councils, and various social movements gathered in downtown Caracas on Sunday to denounce police corruption and abuse within the city’s barrios.

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“Terrorists” Attack Housing Mission and Preschool in Venezuela

Fire fighters with an evacuated child. (Zurda Konducta)

The headquarters of the Venezuelan government's housing mission and an adjacent pre-school have been attacked by anti-government groups, according to authorities. 

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Venezuelan University Developing Experimental Bamboo for Green Homes

Venezuelan grown bamboo is being experimented on to improve its strength and durability at the USB (Prensa Fonacit)

Venezuelan researchers are studying ways to use bamboo to provide cheap, environmentally friendly housing.

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Venezuelan Government Increases Banking Sector’s Obligation to Fund Construction and Mortgages

The financial obligation applied to both state-owned and private banks (Minci)

The Venezuelan government has increased the banking sector’s financial obligation to fund construction and provide low interest mortgages as part of policies to broaden access to affordable housing. 

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The “Socializing” City Vs. the Alienating City: Taking the Venezuelan Example to Italy

Venezuela's new socialist city Caribia in the evening time (Rachael Boothroyd)

This year, the Venezuelan government will present the concept of its new socialist cities at the International Architecture Biennale in Italy, which is due to be held from August 29th to November 25th.

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Independence Equals Housing, Health, Agriculture, Defense & Political Will


Last night, Venezuela's VTV reported from CAVIM (Venezuelan Military Industries) in Maracay, on their production of the AK-103 and a full range of ammunition for use by the new National Police Force and the Venezuelan Military.

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