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Today: Inside Mexico’s Housing Debacle

Today: Inside Mexico’s Housing Debacle

Mexico promised affordable housing for all. Instead, it created slums where homeowners scrounge for water, gutters run with raw sewage, streets sink, and sidewalks crumble.

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Inside Mexico’s Housing Debacle

In 2001, the Mexican government began a massive campaign to raise living standards for its working-class citizens by teaming with private developers to build housing tracts. But the program has devolved into a slow-motion social and financial catastrophe, inflicting daily hardships and hazards on millions in troubled developments across the country, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found. Inside many homes, roofs...

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