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Seizure of Caracas golf courses ordered

Caracas Metropolitan Mayoralty ordered to take the gulf courses of Civil Association Valle Arriba Golf Club, an official source said.

Metropolitan Gazette general coordinator Roxana Salazar told AP that last August 24 a decree of the Caracas Mayoralty came into force on compulsory purchase in the public interest of the courses of Caracas Country Club and Valle Arriba Golf Club.

In accordance with the decree, the Metropolitan Solicitor General should enforce the expropriation order.

Edition No. 001512 of the Metropolitan Gazette -the journal where official decrees are disseminated- establishes taking of these lands to "provide the residents of Caracas Metropolitan District with housing."

Additionally, "temporary occupation" is set forth and the Metropolitan Police is instructed to guard the estate seized on a permanent basis.

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