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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:55:35 AM EST
    Alcide Arregocete, who has a prosthesis on her leg, up the stairs with the help of a crutch in Las Mayas slum in Caracas May 28, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:54:06 AM EST
    Maria Orizco waits for daughter at the door of her house in Las Mayas slum in Caracas May 26, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:52:44 AM EST
    A man works on his wooden shack at the slum of Las Mayas in Caracas May 31, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 31, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:51:38 AM EST
    Three-year-old Leyerly looks in a mirror as she plays with her sister at their shack in Las Mayas slum in Caracas May 31, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 31, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:49:38 AM EST
    A girls runs outside a wooden shack at the slum of Las Mayas in Caracas May 31, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 31, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:48:34 AM EST
    A boy holds onto a barbed wire as he stands outside his shack in the slum of Las Mayas in Caracas May 31, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 31, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:46:36 AM EST
    A new government-made housing project is seen in Las Mayas in Caracas May 24, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:45:32 AM EST
    A woman feeds her child as she waits for transport in the slum of Las Mayas in Caracas May 28, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:44:25 AM EST
    Maria Orizco waits for clients at her store in Las Mayas slum in Caracas May 28, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:43:28 AM EST
    Sulvelis (R) and Maria take part in a census of inhabitants of her sector at the slum of Las Mayas in Caracas May 28, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:43:03 AM EST
    Marisol Aponte, checks her mobile phone prior to a local community council meeting at Las Mayas slum in Caracas May 26, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:40:20 AM EST
    Night view of the slum of Las Mayas in Caracas May 26, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:39:09 AM EST
    A woman is seen reflected in a mirror hanging outside a shack at the slum of Las Mayas in Caracas May 28, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:35:05 AM EST
    Children climb down flights of stairs at the slum of Las Mayas in Caracas May 28, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:32:53 AM EST
    Martha walks at her wooden house at the slum of Las Mayas in Caracas May 31, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 31, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:31:26 AM EST
    Clara, a neighbor of the slum of Las Mayas attends a meeting of the local community council to discuss housing issues in Caracas May 26, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:29:01 AM EST
    Kelly Lopez (L) and Katuiska Flores get a overhead view from their house in the slum of Las Mayas in Caracas May 31, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 31, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:27:02 AM EST
    People walk over a mudslide area which wiped out the way to the slum of Las Mayas in Caracas May 31, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 31, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:24:05 AM EST
    Maria Colmenares pick up her clothes outside her shack in Las Mayas slum in Caracas May 31, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 31, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 6/2/2011 10:22:26 AM EST
    Eder throws his nephew 'El Toro' in the air as they play at the slum of Las Mayas in Caracas May 28, 2011. Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in Venezuela, where the 500,000 new homes built during Chavez's rule, about two-thirds by the private sector, is no better than the rate of construction under his predecessors. Not surprisingly, Chavez has sought to take the initiative with a new "Grand Housing Mission" -- his eighth such construction plan -- aiming to build 2 million new units by 2017 with funds available from higher global oil prices. To match Feature VENEZUELA-HOUSING/ Picture taken May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)