More than 200,000 houses have been built in 2012 in Venezuela
The goal of Great Mission Housing Venezuela this year has been set at 200,000 dwellings
Venezuela's Minister of Petroleum and Mining and President of the Housing Higher Authority, Rafael Ramírez, claimed that so far, Great Mission Housing Venezuela completed 200,080 dwellings in 2012, thus overcoming the initial goal of 200,000 units.
"Big news is that we have completed and delivered 200,080 houses; this year we have accomplished the goal of the Great Mission by 100%," Ramírez exclaimed, state-run TV channel Venezolana de Televisión quoted.
The senior officer added that since last year, when the government endeavor started, a total of 346,798 houses have been built nationwide, thus attaining 99% of the expected 350,000 houses.
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.