(426) Forty-nine thousand abandoned homes



Forty-nine thousand
abandoned residences can be found in suburban locations near Tijuana, Mexico.  They were part of a building boom on the outskirts of the city that does not seem to have worked out well. Poor planning, lack of services and employment and high crime are blamed for the hollowing out of tracts of small, single-family homes. The story of suburban overstretch familiar to North Americans is found in this report from KPBS San Diego.