Caracas, Strategic and Vunlerable

The urban planning of the capital reflects the political and socio-economic faults of Venezuela. The article explains political and territorial changes of the Chávez era, and how the Municipalities of Chacao, Baruta and El Hatillo have remained the stronghold of the opposition, where the number of people living in informal settlements is low. Still, even though people living in the barrios may have originally been strong supporters of chavismo, most are no longer with Maduro. They do however concentrate the colectivos, civilians that have been armed by the government, which are entrusted to defend the revolution at any and all cost. 

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