An unfinished skyscraper occupied by squatters is a symbol of Venezuela’s financial crisis in the 1990s, state control of the economy and a housing shortage.
This skyscraper that was once a symbol of wealth, in an incredible paradigm shift, has now become is occupied by squatters. The lack of a vibrant formal economy and more formal housing leads to a lack of suitable options for many urban residents--especially with problems in the rural countryside. A complex web of geographic factors needs to be explained to understand this most fascinating situation. The video link "Squatters on the Skyline" embedded in the article is a must see.
--Already commented once before but feel as though should be rescooped in order for people to realize that to this day, people are still living in conditions that are not even suitable for the homeless yet it has become ok for people who were once promised housing.-- Michelle Carvajal
Via Seth Dixon