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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 03:12 PM
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84. There are two, both located between Caracas and La Carlota.
Edited on Wed Aug-12-09 03:16 PM by Occulus
The northern one is the Vista desde el vila Country Club; the other is the Valle Arriba Golf Club.

Edit: there are three; the Lagunita Country Club is located to the southeast of Caracas proper.

Then there's this NYT article from 2006.

A tidbit:

Almost lost in the uproar was the housing crisis that led the mayor to rattle well-heeled Caraqueos in the first place. Official estimates suggest Venezuela needs 1.7 million new homes to meet low-income housing needs, even though 35,000 such units were built in the first half of the year.

The housing shortage has been decades in the making, created by mass migration to Caracas and other cities from the countryside and natural disasters, like mudslides and Hurricane Mitch in 1998, that left more than 400,000 people homeless and destroyed more than 60,000 homes. Rising prices for new homes, as Venezuelas economic growth has surged by 9 percent this year, have also put owning an apartment out of reach for many people.

Anemic efforts by private construction companies to build low-income housing and a lack of new homes to keep up with population growth in this country of 27 million people have worsened the problem.

And another:

Already, squatters occupy units in more than 140 buildings in Caracas, either illegally or with the approval of city officials. Mayor Barreto, who once pursued doctoral studies in sociology, has ordered more than a dozen takeovers of buildings, including a 96-unit residential complex in El Rosal, a district with soaring postmodern office towers and the Caracas stock exchange.

Mr. Barreto made apartments in the building available to families of firefighters who were homeless or had to commute from far-flung areas to Caracas to work. The firefighters now live in 46 of the buildings one- and two-bedroom apartments.

From the sound of the OP, the housing problem in Venezuela hasn't improved much. They need far more space than tearing down a dinky little stadium can possibly provide (and according to the views on Google Earth, those stadiums are a mere fraction of the size of the golf courses).
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