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  • In the tiny places called "ranchos," an elected representative called the comisariado ejidal selects someone to be in charge of water.

    Water Crisis: Availability Of Water In Mexico

  • Across the country, new housing is being built to replace shantytown "ranchos" that so many Venezuelans live in.

    Jeff Cohen: Go to Venezuela, You Idiot!

  • At present, there is a 68 km long coastal belt which is mainly planted with copra, and has 25 small farms ( 'ranchos').

    Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

  • And I know we have many tidy little "ranchos", as they are called locally, near Mazatl├ín that have good places to eat, nice plazas and good people.

    small town living

  • The "ranchos" and "haciendas" of the valley extended nearly ten miles along the stream below San Ildefonso.

    The White Chief A Legend of Northern Mexico

  • "What I've done is criticize that there are some rich guys in Caracas who have... golf courses and next to them the 'ranchos' are falling down," he said, referring to the simple brick homes clinging to hillsides that have been destroyed in recent landslides.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • The coup triggered a huge outpouring of over a million supporters from the "ranchos" marching on the Presidential palace where the coup makers were holed up.

    Venezuela Analysis

  • Hegemony was extensive but lacked depth among the middle classes and was totally absent among the sixty percent of the population living in the poor 'ranchos' and employed in the 'informal sector' - the electoral majority.

    Dissident Voice

  • A great deal has changed for the better since my first teaching invitation at the Central University over 40 years ago: The Chavez government has build hundreds of medical and educational facilities serving the vast majority of the poor, vastly reduced underemployment, subsidized food for the slum residents of the 'ranchos' and raised living standards for ordinary Venezuelans.

    Dandelion Salad

  • A substantial increase in government spending on local programs, the completion of immediate impact programs, the rapid implementation of local public lending policies to thousands of co-operatives in the 'ranchos' has in the last weeks of the campaign improved the poll results of government candidates.

    Venezuela Analysis


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