G.M.V.V. Chronicles, cont.

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Recorrido-Mision-Vivienda-Alex-Delgado_NACIMA20130310_0597_6For the residents of a couple of recently-opened housing development in Caracas, their brand new homes are no longer bringing them joy, but really big headaches.

One, in El Morro (Petare), was apparently built over a geological fault line, which has recently caused problems with the water pipelines.

On the other side of the capital, the inhabitants of El Cristo complex (in Catia) are still stuck with the bad quality of their walls. Since its opening last year, this sort of thing has become quite a routine for them. Sadly, we are witnessing the same pattern with many G.M.V.V projects.

The hook of the Gran Misión Vivienda Venezuela program is to have the largest number of houses and buildings ready ASAP. Nicolás Maduro has now pledged to continue it, so the promise of three million homes made by the late comandante presidente can be kept.

It’s true there’s a large housing deficit in Venezuela, much of which built up over the first 10 years of the Chávez era. It’s true that many people are now living in terrible conditions. But there’s no excuse to simply build like crazy without any planning or minimum quality control standards.

People who have been waiting for years in improvised shelters deserve much better than a home that’s going to collapse and leave them homeless again in a few months.

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      • yeah, I loved that. Said by someone who calls himself son of Chávez, a man who never had a complex about using his two apellidos. This latest attempt to discredit must have come as a switched-on lightbulb, after some ingenue PSF, who’s never been exposed to naming conventions in Latin America, wondered why folks have two family names.

  1. So Maduro is promising to fix a problem that Chavez created with Chavez’ solution. But if they had the last 14 years to do it, why would anyone believe that they will do it in the next 14 years. Socialism is all promises with no accomplishments.

    When Maduro dies, he may want to repose next to Chavez corpse. No telling which way the stink would move.

    • I wasn’t one to celebrate Chavez’s death because it is not an honorable thing to do and because it was not a victory for the opposition or Venezuela. He died in power and our country fell under his populist spell and we were unable to defeat him even after 14 years of a terribly bad government.

      However, I am very grateful that I won’t have to listen to his BS ever again.

  2. Watching this reminded me why I couldn’t stand the goon! Good riddance! What goes round comes round! I wonder if he remembered this discurso when he was lying in the hospital with the hole in his neck!

  3. Hurried up construction with poor oversight and low quality materials on terrains not thoroughly tested in an area with strong seismic activity… it looks like the recipe for a Haiti earthquake-like disaster…

    Just another of Chavez departing gifts for his “beloved” pueblo.

    And we are left to pick up the pieces, literally.

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