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Hugo Chávez Promises Two Million Homes For Venezuela’s Poor: Real Hope Or Just Hot Air? – Worldcrunch – All News is Global

 The Venezuelan government is on a “mission” to set millions of poor Venezuelans up with public housing. The plan is kindling hope among some Caracas slum dwellers. Critics, however, say Chávez’ housing scheme is more than a little far-fetched. CARACAS – While health questions continue to hound Venezuelan President Hugo …

China’s Slum Dwellers Need A Break – Worldcrunch – All News is Global

Editorial: China is failing its “most disadvantaged,” argues economic historian Qin Hui, who likens Chinese slum demolition to the white South African government’s handling of shantytowns during apartheid. By Qin Hui 经济观察报(Economic Observer)/Worldcrunch Chinese authorities say they are committed to improving “public services” for “disadvantaged groups.” Evidence suggests, however, that …

Southeast Asian Slums Network For Housing Rights : NPR

Fast economic growth in many countries often carries a high price for some of the poorest residents: Vast slums are cleared by urban planners and commercial developers, sometimes by force. But there’s a growing international movement of activists who are fighting for slum-dwellers’ housing rights. Phnom Penh: A Rising Lake …