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Housing Shortage Grows Tense in Caracas

The gun-wielding crowd burst into the building, but screaming residents banging on pots and pans drove the would-be squatters away — one of many clashes spurred by the housing shortage in Venezuela’s capital. Looking to further President Hugo Chavez’s socialist revolution, the city government has begun taking over buildings deemed abandoned to use as public housing, but some people aren’t willing to wait. Property owners say groups desperately searching for housing have increasingly raided their buildings. Full Story

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