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RLDSC FAN
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Americans, particularly Californians, are flooding Mexico City

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Mexico City is being flooded by Americans -- including legions of remote workers drawn by cheaper rents.

They're transforming classic neighborhoods, the housing market and even racial dynamics.

More and more, locals are asking them to please go home.



The article is behind a paywall, unfortunately. But it's pretty funny how the locals are upset about this

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ETA: article with no paywall. Thanks member12

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member12
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Parts of Mexico City are gorgeous and cool AF. I imagine the Californians are pricing the Mexicans out of those areas.

I encourage this.

Maybe Mexico gets to deal with what their government is dishing out for a while. And when transplanted Californians miss an election in the US, it’s probably a good thing.
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TigersSEC2010
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Nobody wants Californians.

In fact, I'll make a deal with Russia. If they agree to take about 15 million Californians from liberal areas, we will take back Brittney Griner. They can send our exports to Ukraine for all I care.
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9Fiddy
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More and more, locals are asking them to please go home




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Scruffy
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Parts of Mexico City are gorgeous and cool AF. I imagine the Californians are pricing the Mexicans out of those areas.
Locusts do what they are designed to do.


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danilo
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Mexicans invade California, now Californians invade Mexico
Hate to see it
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RogerTheShrubber
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More and more, locals are asking them to please go home.


Make a mess of California then off to somewhere else to frick it up too.


member12
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Here is the article with no paywall: https://archive.ph/hPF3n

Some good quotes.

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In leafy, walkable quarters such as Roma, Condesa, Centro and Juarez, rents are soaring as Americans and other foreigners snap up houses and landlords trade long-term renters for travelers willing to pay more on Airbnb. Taquerias, corner stores and fondas — small, family-run lunch spots — are being replaced by Pilates studios, co-working spaces and sleek cafes advertising oat-milk lattes and avocado toast.

And English — well, it’s everywhere: ringing out at supermarkets, natural wine bars and fitness classes in the park.


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For the cost of a $2,000 one-bedroom in Koreatown, an Angeleno can rent a penthouse here.

Despite growing tensions, Mexico City is not Paris, where an American stumbling over French in a boulangerie will get a dose of hostility along with her croissants. It’s not Berlin or Barcelona, where locals in recent years have mounted major protests over excessive tourism and the gobbling up of urban properties by global investment firms.

The vast majority of people in this crowded, colorful metropolis are unwaveringly kind and patient with international visitors, who in the first four months of this year spent $851 million on hotels alone, according to tourism records.

But there is friction beneath the surface, as more locals consider what gentrification means for the city’s economics, culture and even race relations.

Over the weekend, a tenant advocacy group hosted a walking tour of “places we have lost to gentrification, touristification and forced displacement.” “Our homes,” the event flier read, “now house digital nomads.”

The dynamic playing out here is, in many ways, an old-world problem colliding with tech-age mobility, one that is forcing Mexico to confront its own history and traits.



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“I kind of feel like, as a person of color from America, I’m so economically disadvantaged that wherever I go and experience some advantage or equity, I take it,” she said.

In Mexico, which has a relatively small population of Afro-Mexicans and abolished slavery decades before its northern neighbor, Rodwell said she does not experience the same racism as she does in the U.S.. “Being Black in America,” she said, is exhausting. “It’s nice to take a break from it.”
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Bestbank Tiger
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Mexicans invade California, now Californians invite Mexico


Accelerate the trend. We're getting the better end of that deal.


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jcaz
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More and more, locals are asking them to please go home.

Oh the mf'n irony


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SuperOcean
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Didn't the Portuguese say the same thing as well


RougeDawg
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Didn't the Portuguese say the same thing as well


No kidding. How many people are still left in California!


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More and more, locals are asking them to please go home.
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member12
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Nobody wants Californians. You get too many of them and everything gets screwed up.


SEClint
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You get too many of them and everything gets screwed up.



This is a neighborhood..they all deserve each other.



member12
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Mexico is going to build a wall. And have America pay for it.


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PrecedentedTimes
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Member since Dec 2020
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Honestly if I could I’d do the same. American rent sucks unless you’re in a complete shithole, then everything else sucks


SwampGar
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More and more, locals are asking them to please go home.




Oh, the irony.


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dewster
LSU Fan
Chicago
Member since Aug 2006
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My company has a huge office in Mexico City. I heard it’s awesome, and I have been wanting to go check it out.

It’s too bad the city is being flooded by locusts from California.
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nola tiger lsu
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Didn't the Portuguese say the same thing as well


Yes


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