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Caracas Families Evicted without Alternative

What is affected
Housing private
Land Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 January 2006
Region LAC [ Latin America/Caribbean ]
Country Venezuela
Location Caracas

Affected persons

Total 1800
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details
Development
Forced eviction
Costs

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

State
Brief narrative "In January 2006, employees of the Ministry of Housing evicted at least 368 families from their homes adjacent to the Caracas viaduct. After heavy rains and landslides, the area was considered to be in danger of further landslides, as well as the collapse of the viaduct. Many of the evictees had no immediate housing alternatives, although the Ministry of Infrastructure assured affected families that they would be given one of three options: a home in a safer location, a subsidy to purchase a home, or alternative housing under construction for the evicted families in Miranda State.226

226 = Minvih acelera proceso de desalojo en el barrio Nueva Esparta’, ABN, (7 Jan. 2006), http://www.abn.info.ve/go_news5.php?articulo=32396&lee=2

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Source: page 62COHRE Global Survey on Forced Evictions 2003-2006
Found at http://www.cohre.org/store/attachments/Global_Survey_10.pdf

Costs   0


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