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Caracas Golf Course: Confiscation On The Green
Publius Pundit ^ | 30 August 2006 | A.M. Mora y Leon

Posted on 09/03/2006 8:29:20 PM PDT by Kitten Festival

In Caracas, there are very few green spaces, other than the Avila mountain range, which ruffles the northern side of the vast Venezuelan capital city. The rest is pure urban concrete. Of those few green spaces, even fewer are safe enough to go to without needing a bodyguard or a bullet-proof automobile.

But there is one important exception - it’s in the municipality of Chacao, and it’s called the Country Club. I was there - and it’s not quite as elite as you might think. The Country Club is a private recreation club where any resident in the area can buy a membership and where even without a membership, everyone visits and socializes.

It’s safe there, nobody gets mugged, and it’s like a privately financed neighborhood community center. It has an inexpensive restaurant, some tennis courts, and a little golf course.

It’s not a real big establishment, and it’s no more luxurious than a nice San Diego mall in some place like Encinitas. Feathers has some interesting corollary thoughts about this here.

The 9000 people around Chacao who have memberships go there to play golf, providing employment to about 2,000 poorer people who have jobs there, in hospitality industry work like waiters or caddies. When I was in Caracas, the caddies said that business was down, due to all the people who were emigrating.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Government; Travel
KEYWORDS: caracas; chavezmustgo; communist; confiscation; expropriation; golf; kelo; theft; theregoesthebarrio; venezuela
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1 posted on 09/03/2006 8:29:22 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
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