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‘Stopping the cooking’ pot, organizing the neighbourhood
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‘Stopping the cooking’ pot, organizing the neighbourhood

At the present time there is a great shortage of housing in Chile. There is a deficit of over 500,000 dwellings. This means that there are over one million people without a place to live. The ‘poblaciones’ (settlements), which are areas occupied by poorer people, have developed as a consequence of uncertain housing policies. The settlers are organizing to overcome the processes of exclusion, exploitation and social marginalization.