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Venezuela moves to close down Torre David, a 45-story ‘vertical slum’

 
Images of Venezuelan independence hero Simon Bolivar, left, Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez and Jesus Christ, decorate a wall above a television broadcasting a stylized image of Chavez's eyes, in a living area inside the half-built Caracas skyscraper known as the Tower of David, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. On Tuesday officials began evicting thousands of squatters from the building, who then boarded buses for their new government-provided apartments, 23 miles south of Caracas.

The Venezuelan government is moving more than 4,400 squatters out of Torre David — the country’s third-tallest (and never finished) skyscraper.

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