Monday, July 11, 2005
They protested that, although on several occasions they have promised them a home, they have not received one, this according to Globovisión news channel.
Anabel Ribero, victim of the refuge of the parishes Macarao and Caricuao, protested that after five months at a shelter, they have not had their housing situation solved, and two of their babies have passed away. "we are demanding the right and our necessity to have a worthy house". It requested that it is investigated to IVI of Miranda.
Also, the victims indicated that they have received information of irregularities at Conavi (government housing authority) in the process of awarding houses. "They have not given any house to us (...) They told us when we were transferred to the Polyhedron (shelter) that to those of the Macarao parish we had 15 days left in the refuge nothing more", they said. "these houses do not exist. The lands are empty ".
The Honor Guard of the Palace maintains security around the zone.
In the high mirandinos also they demand house
In the early hours this morning, a group of victims of the high Mirandinos protested in the Pan-American highway that communicates the city of the Teques with Caracas, to demand a worthy house.
Afterwards, the group also went to the Palace of the government to demand president Hugo Chávez meet with them and listens to their requests. - LP
To the readers I would like to remind them housing construction has been at lowest levels in Venezuela under Chávez than under any previous government. However, what I find worse is that fewer people have the ability to actually purchase a home, instead they must rely on the government to build them homes. Thus creating a huge welfare state.
Posted by KA at 8:18 PM