Beatriz Meave sweeps while looking after her grandson Ian Meave, 1, in the Villa del Alamo development in Tijuana. lOS aNGLES tIMES photoTIJUANA, Mexico — The eviction squads arrive in convoys, whisking attorneys, police officers, bank agents and teams of movers through the gates of the Canadas del Florido housing development. They eject the residents, seal the front doors with bricks and post signs warning against break-ins. Abandoned units blight every block of this 2,000-home community.
TIJUANA, Mexico — The eviction squads arrive in convoys, whisking attorneys, police officers, bank agents and teams of movers through the gates of the Canadas del Florido housing development.They eject the residents, seal the front doors with bricks and post signs warning against break-ins. Abandoned units blight every block of this 2,000-home community.
As developers erected enormous housing projects across Mexico, the homes they built were getting smaller and smaller. Today, there are about 1 million houses so tiny that they have come to be known by their reviled nickname: mini-casas. A mini-casa squeezes a bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen into about 325 square feet, a space smaller than a typical American two-car garage. Bunched side-by-side 50 units at a stretch, they look like dilapidated dollhouses.
Check out my Facebook live video for a look into current conditions at a rapidly-decaying slum in Ensenada built by Wall-street backed developer Homex. It's a followup to my five-part #MexHousingCrash series in the LA Times last week.
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