• Short Summary

    Two hundred families have been moved from their dwellings in "villas miserias" -- shanty towns which surround Buenos Aires -- to new homes in modern flats, under the Argentine Government's re-housing programme.

  • Description

    Two hundred families have been moved from their dwellings in "villas miserias" -- shanty towns which surround Buenos Aires -- to new homes in modern flats, under the Argentine Government's re-housing programme.

    The first families were moved out of the suburb of Retire on Thursday (26 June).

    It was a military operation, with more than a hundred army vehicles forming a convoy to transport people and belongings to their new apartments.

    The re-housing programme, which is being handled by the Secretariat of Urbanism, was begun almost twenty years ago, but changes in Government and general political unrest caused many delays.

    Even though the low income earners from Retiro will now have almost luxury style accommodation of three rooms -- a bathroom, a kitchen and a living room -- they'll still have to cope with Argentina's spiralling inflation and dramatic price rises.

    Many of them arrived at the new housing area with only a mattress, or with a few wooden planks.

    The government is pressing ahead with similar operations throughout the country to try and overcome the problem of the one hundred thousand families who live in squalor in Argentina.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAUVN655T4L7F1GCF5HQO5W1HQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAUVN655T4L7F1GCF5HQO5W1HQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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