Reading Development

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The “Urban” Contract

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post by Marines Pocaterra

Reflecting on one of our recent posts “The Revolution Bolivariana and the Social Contract” by Andrew Carman, I’d like to summarize the sad involution it has caused in Venezuela.

Fifteen years ago, in 1999, Venezuela was implementing pilot plans to upgrade informal areas. In 5 years more than a million people would have had a radical improvement on their urban living conditions and value of their properties. The master plan, would proceed until every community could obtain financial and professional resources to rehabilitate their sector, their houses transformed into economic assets with massive inclusion of the lower income sector in the urban economic pattern.

Few years later, Chavez and his pretend “revolution for the poor” stalled all urban plans breaking agreements with World Bank.

Why?

The premise “we need the poor to remain poor” was acknowledged in private by revolutionary leaders. If people believe…

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