Venezuela's world-famous 'vertical slum' may be demolished

July 24, 2014 4:39 AM

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Venezuela's world-famous 'vertical slum' may be demolished

CARACAS (Reuters) - 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 inside the 45-story "Tower of David" in central Caracas. They are going to government-provided low-income housing outside the capital.

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