The people of Mexico City are not happy with the masses of Americans coming to their city.
Mexicans are “fed up” with Americans changing the city’s culture by temporarily or permanently moving south of the border to take advantage of the city’s cheaper rents and cost of living, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.
Pilates studios are replacing taquerias and fewer people speak Spanish, which has caused secular flyers to pop up in town.
Here is an example highlighted by the newspaper:
“New in town? Work abroad ? You have the plague and the locals hate you. Leave.”
According to the State Department, about 1.6 million Americans live in Mexico. The country also allows Americans to stay in the country for up to six months without a visa.
The owner of a Mexico-based relocation company said Americans who come to the city “don’t even know how long they’ll be staying. They are completely on their way back to life and have just moved here.
The same landlord said she receives 50 calls a week about people considering moving to Mexico City.
Locals begin to feel excluded from amenities by the demand to serve foreigners.
A local university professor said white people are favored when it comes to being looked after in a company.
“Now, if a local wants to go to a restaurant or a club, they don’t just have to compete with wealthy white Mexicans, but also with foreigners,” the professor said.