Mexico Evictions

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Some 70,000 Americans live for part of the year in Baja California. They've built homes, some worth millions of dollars, on land they thought they were leasing from Mexican owners. But in one case, Mexican courts have ordered owners evicted. Were they duped or did they fail to protect their own interests in a country? What about the thousands of other Americans who live in Mexico? We hear from the attorney and homeowners association that includes 200 of the 400 evicted homeowners, an American attorney who represents developers in Mexico, a spokesman for the US Embassy in Mexico City, and the Mexican consul general here in Los Angeles.
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Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Frances Anderton