Wednesday, August 30, 2006

VENEZUELA TO SEIZE GOLF COURSES

The mayor of Venezuela's capital Caracas says he plans to expropriate two exclusive golf courses and use the land for homes for the city's poor.
Mayor Juan Barreto has said playing golf on lavish courses within sight of the city's slums is "shameful".
Mr Barreto, an ally of President Hugo Chavez, has been trying to address a dramatic housing shortage in Caracas. But critics say property rights are being eroded in Venezuela, where farms and ranches have also been seized.

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