Chris Erskine

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.


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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