Storm Victims Evicted

What is affected
Housing Social/public
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 January 2006
Region LAC [ Latin America/Caribbean ]
Country Argentina
Location Puerto Vilelas, Chaco Province

Affected persons

Total 1000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative

Source: COHRE In January 2006, 300 heavily armed police officers and agents of the Special Forces violently evicted 200 families from State owned houses in Puerto Vilelas in Chaco Province. These families had moved into the houses following a storm that had left them homeless in December 2005. The Municipality ordered their eviction, and police used excessive force while carrying out the order, injuring several people with rubber bullets. The National Government promised a resettlement plan, but so far the families have not been relocated. For full narrative, please visit:

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