Jose Felix Ribas Barrio (one of many in Caracas) - 120,000 people on 237 acres in makeshift houses they build themselves with whatever materials they can find. They have sparse electricity and no running water.
Typical barrio house, hey, this one actually has bricks -
The caption on this photo is "If the neighbours want the alleyways and stairs that run between their homes to be lit at night, they get together and sort it out." Now that's some snazzy infrastructure!
Hugo's "Mision Hábitat" was criticized for building a whopping 10,000 housing units in its first six years. But wait, part of Mision Hábitat's goal is to issue titles of ownership to these barrio folks, and they have! As of mid 2005, 126,000 Venezuelan families can proudly say they own a piece of THIS -
And just in case that notion of private ownership seems to fly in the face of Chavez's life goals...by their own words, under Mision Hábitat's authority, the govt can seize and distribute "land that is claimed by private owners, but whose claims the government disputes." (Translation - anyone's.)
Oh, by the way, since Chavez took office, the crime rate in Venezuela has tripled and Caracas has become the most dangerous city in South America with most gunshot deaths per capita.
Ain't socialism grand?
Thanks for your post, that’s what Pelosi and her leftist followers don’t want anyone to see.
Urban Planning Coming to Your Town SOON!
Heh that last picture looks like a bunch of stacked legos all waiting to fall off those hills.
Oh and the commentary on convicted felons said by another poster on here, you are forgetting that Vladimir Lenin also served time in Siberia, I also thought that Mugabe spent some time in jail, and Mandela(he of the Necklacing fame) spent some time in jail. It is great that you have noticed that pattern, though IMO sometimes a convict can be helpful in resurrecting a system’s political expertise. Mostly, however, they act like they not only deserved it(the jailtime) but would spend some time in jail in the most lenient country.