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The term Ranch It can be used in different ways. One of its most common uses in South America refers to the living place precarious , built with few resources. For example: "The player grew up on a ranch that had no drinking water or electricity and is now a millionaire", “The rulers should do something so that those who live in ranches can access more dignified housing”, "The hurricane destroyed dozens of ranches in the rural area of ​​the province".

In Venezuela, a ranch lacks the necessary materials and elements to guarantee the security of people what they inhabit. In a ranch there is usually no access to basic public services (electricity, water, gas), which makes living conditions bad.

A ranch can have a floor land roof of sheet and walls of paperboard , to cite a possibility. Therefore, a storm can knock it down or damage its structure very easily. The ranches are improvised, without the participation of an architect or an engineer. As expected, people living in such buildings do not have sufficient resources to access the right conditions for their own development.

In Venezuela, the city of Caracas is the urban agglomeration in which there are the largest number of ranches. The origin of this phenomenon in the country dates from the twentieth century and has grown intensely throughout the current. In the 50s, President Marcos Pérez Jiménez was proposed as one of the objectives of his mandate eradicate the ranches through plans of building of apartment blocks, which would be delivered to citizens.

The rulers who followed Pérez Jiménez worked on a program that consisted of the construction of these homes and their subsequent donation to the needy, and it reached its peak from the year 2000. But despite the efforts, not only Venezuela failed to reduce the number of ranches in its cities, but just the opposite happened : in 2011, the results of a census national revealed that almost the 10% of the buildings destined for housing are of this type.

Rancho, on the other hand, is the name that receives the common food It is done for a large group of people. Typically, the ranch consists of portions of a stew They share prisoners or soldiers.

The verb ranch , in this sense, it is used with reference to the action of ingesting a ranch (a food in common) or to share a home: “I'm ranching with some friends, you can come with us if you want”, “We are going to ranch and then we continue traveling”.

Salsa at the ranch

Also known as ranch sauce , the sauce Al Rancho is a delicious combination of flavors used to accompany grilled or baked meals. Let's see below the list of ingredients necessary for its homemade elaboration:

* 1 kg of big onion, also called white;
* 250 gr of butter;
* 1/2 liter of cola drink;
* 100 gr of sugar;
* ketchup and barbecue to taste;
* Bay leaves, thyme, salt and pepper.

The first step of the preparation is to saute the onion along with the butter; A few seconds after the start of cooking, it should be seasoned with salt, pepper, two bay leaves, thyme and sugar. Once the onion has caramelized, it is time to liquefy the tomato and barbecue sauces and the cola drink, to finally pour the mixture together with the onion and leave fire Slow for 20 minutes.

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