The American expats breaking up indigenous communities on the Mexican ‘Riviera’
As property developers edge closer to the home town of 5,000 Cocas, the community has appealed to the government for help. The latest threat to their land? A wave of American retirees heading south – pretty ironic, given President Donald Trump’s demonisation of Mexican immigrants. Thousands of American and Canadian retirees have settled in the neighbouring towns on Chapala and Ajijic in recent decades to take advantage of the cheap living costs, year-round sunshine and stunning views of Mexico’s biggest lake.
Source: The Guardian.