Squatters Dominate Caracas Tower Amid Housing Shortage

As housing costs rise and supplies dwindle in Caracas, more than 2500 squatters have occupied a downtown skyscraper.

The 45-story office tower, one of the tallest buildings in South America, has been dominated by the city's poor who have been priced out of housing in the city.

Full Story: Squatters on the Skyline

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