Defendiendo la Vivienda (Defending Our Homes)

Fabiola and Luis are fighting to defend their home of the accelerated real state development in what has become one of the most expensive areas in Mexico City.

Defendiendo la Vivienda was originally published by AJ+ Español on August 12, 2020.

Anclada en medio de una marea de edificios de lujo está Palo Alto: una de las primeras cooperativas de vivienda de…

Posted by AJ+ Español on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

During the 70s, land miners fought for a house while working for decades with close-to-slavery conditions after migrating to Mexico City looking for better opportunities. The neighborhood they built was called Palo Alto and was established as a corporate project.

While the Santa Fe zone grew and earned popularity, corporate and residence high-class buildings began to surround Palo Alto. Now residents face daily pressures to sell that have divided their community.