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Venezuela's vertical slum may be demolished

Squatters living in tower to move to government housing outside the capital

Saying goodbye: The squatters living in the 45-storey 'Tower of David' said that they were leaving voluntarily after advance meetings and guarantees of new apartments. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[CARACAS] An abandoned Caracas skyscraper dubbed the world's tallest shanty-town after a squatters' takeover could be demolished once its inhabitants are out, Venezuela's leader said on Wednesday. Soldiers and officials began this week moving out the first 160 of more than 1,150 families living