Gentrification is the process by which the character of an impoverished urban area is changed by the arrival of wealthier people, improved housing, and the attraction of new businesses, usually displacing current residents in the process.
An influx of Californians and other Americans have flown into Mexico City, angering some locals who say they are gentrifying the area, according to a report.
The Los Angeles Times report Wednesday explained how some Mexican residents are “fed up” with the growing number of Americans, many from California, moving and visiting the country, which has contributed to rising rents and the shift from Spanish to Spanish. English in some places.
“New in town? Work abroad ? flyers appearing around Mexico City reportedly said. “You have the plague and the locals hate you. Leave.”
The article describes how Americans brought a flavor of “new wave” imperialism as taquerias and convenience stores slowly turned into cafes and Pilates studios.