Well, well, well… how about that? Days after publicly denying it, Caracas Transformation Minister Ernesto Villegas is supervising the eviction of La Torre de David this morning, along with Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres.
So, the report from TalCual was legit. I guess the Chinese wanted the building right now, barely hours after Xi Jinping left the country. I guess the Central Government wanted to get rid of both the tower and the bad reputation it had. My question is why they didn’t do so before he arrived.
The residents are being transferred to Ciudad Zamora housing complex in Cua (Miranda State). Sadly for them, the locals are not happy about that. The tower will be in the hands of the National Guard until further notice.
If this is indeed final, then farewell, Torre de David. For a few years, you were the true symbol of today’s Venezuela.
UPDATE: Thanks to Kepler, we can somehow confirm that our Chinese overlords are indeed taking the building. In this article from the website Archidead, looks like the Bank of China will turn “La Torre de David” as its South American HQ. The post is in Chinese, but thanks to the Internets and its online translators, you can read it for yourselves.