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Venezuela: The Tower of David: Highest Vertical Squat in the World

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I first read about the Tower of David in the New Yorker magazine last year, in these stories:

Venezuela

Slumlord and its successor piece The Real “Tower of David”, both written by Jon Lee Anderson.

The Guardian has also written about The Tower of David here

Here's a BBC video about it.

From YouTube

n Venezuela, Hugo Chavez has been dead for a year. Since then the country has been engulfed by runaway inflation, rampant crime, food and housing shortages. The crisis is clearest in one building in downtown Caracas. It's called the Tower of David - an unfinished skyscraper planned as a glittering monument to capitalism, It's now home to thousands of squatters. They police it, renovate its rooms, and plumb it into the city's electricity and water, and all for peppercorn rent. Olly Lambert has been to the Tower. He met three of its residents: Elvys Merclan, elected president of the tower cooperative, Miriam Figueroa - a shop keeper on the 22nd floor, and Yecenia Polanco, a young mum with 5 children.

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Video- Fox & Friends' Steve Doocy Asks Guest About "Parallels" Between Hugo Chavez And Barack Obama

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Via MM.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies

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 Hugo Chavez is seen in a rare image with his daughters during his cancer treatment Photo: Reuters


Hugo Chavez is seen in a rare image with his daughters during his cancer treatment Photo: Reuters

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Via an email alert:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the charismatic socialist whose "Bolivarian Revolution" reduced poverty in his country and galvanized anti-American sentiment across Latin America, died today. He was 58.

For the latest information go to www.latimes.com.

He was battling cancer.

UPDATE: Chavez's successor in Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro

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Video- Hugo Chavez Sings About His Dislike For Hillary Clinton

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At least his voice isn't that bad. Via Wonkette.

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