Town had grown it's double since its foundation, but mostly wrong. The lack of planification and order had left poor neighborhoods, with
commercial zones where prostitution and illegal mercancy could be found in every corner.
Altough cops had succeded from keeping violence out of the "Safe" neighborhoods, it wasn't enough and if this situation would continue, the city
was destinated to become a deadtown.
The strike begun.
People claimed that the city had to be "Rearranged", the unsafe neighborhoods had to be eliminated, and replaced with more organized blocks, with more
cops and fire coverage, besides to give them basic services that were lacking, like water. after weeks of protests, and threatening to make a sabotage to
the ports and surrounding industry; the Mayor Amaia Young, agreed to ask resources to re-establish the town. in two weeks the works started, firstly
replacing the downtown, by a main block where the main police dept. and fire dept. would be, to have more coverage around the town. so the city hall,
the main public school (both basic and high) and a central plaza under the name of Simón Bolivar's square. between all this, some commercial areas were
zoned and everything was surrounded by residences, and the unsafe neighborhoods were removed.
After the "Main Square" was finished, the improvement was clear. Land Value increased drastically, basic services were stablished, police coverage
was improved, but mainly, Ojeda City started to be seen as a good place to live. new families flocked into the city, and some of them didn't had to do
anything with oil-industry. This was the start of Ojeda City, as a real city.
Altough the city grew correctly, new troubles were right across the corner. the town had 6000 inhabitants and jobs started to lack. the government
decided to place new commercial zones, but for some reason there were more unemployed people, who had previously had job. they claimed they
were fired with no apparent reason. something was going on with the american industries.
The mayor ordered to investigate to investigate the transnational corporations. After checking the recent hirings of the companies
it was known that they were replacing local workers with emigrant workers from europe and america, to use their already adquired
skills instead of investing in a training program for new workers, which was stablished by the law. they communicated the situation
to the presidence, and they inmediatly ordered the re-establishment of the fired workers. the company allegated that they weren't forced
to do it by the law, and the congress wrote that by every emigrant worker hired, there must be 3 local workers. companies refused
to hire the fired workers and asked support from the american government, to resolve the fight the situation. the venezuelan government
shutted down two factories, which caused a furious reaction by the american government, and 3 days after they ordered the attack of the town.
people ran away from the town, and a 2 day "mini-war" developed in town. destruction was inminent.
The two embassies agreed to stop the fight. part of the american companies were transfered to the venezuelan government, but in change, they had
to admit the hiring of inmigrants, and the foundation of a american army-base, and a residential zone only for american workers. in order to stop
the destruction of the town, the venezuelan government agreed.
The base was done in couple months, using an industrial zone, and made avenues in the limits to restring access. along with the base
they build a plane landing, and a private port, along with a research center, an embassy, and a federal prison.
the residence was made a month later.
The city had 8250 inhabitants and had 18 years of foundation
This is the end of entry #2