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Baja Evictions

NPR's Gerry Hadden reports Mexican authorities have begun evicting some foreign residents, including Americans, from their homes on a disputed piece of the Baja peninsula, a coastal area just south of California. The Mexican Supreme Court has ordered that the land be returned to a Mexican company, saying that the company was wrongfully stripped of the land almost 30 years ago. The high court acknowledged that the foreign residents were unaware of the title problem when they built their homes, but said they still must vacate. Authorities gathered in force to carry out the order and changed the locks as soon as the foreign residents had left. The U.S. Consul General in Tijuana says some 350 households have received eviction notices.

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