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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...

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