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DO YOU WONDER WHY FOREIGNERS CANNOT DIRECTLY OWN PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE RESTRICTED ZONE?

Baja Closing Agent - 6-5-2018 at 06:10 PM

DO YOU WONDER WHY FOREIGNERS CANNOT DIRECTLY OWN PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE RESTRICTED ZONE?

I am sure you have heard about the need to get a bank trust in order to acquire property in Baja, especially if it is located along the shoreline. This requirement is due to the Restricted Zone, which is the strip of land within 50 km of the coastline and 100 km from the border.

Do you wonder why?

The Mexican Political Constitution prohibits foreigners to directly acquire property located in the Restricted Zone. This has its historical reason that goes back to the days when it was considered necessary to promote migration from other countries to Mexico in order to increase the population, especially in the Northern territories of the country.

However, this policy could have been adverse for Mexico, since there was the risk of potential invasion from a foreign domination. An in fact, this occurred with the state of Texas, which used to be territory of Mexico and later become part of the US, as a direct consequence of said policy.

Therefore, in order to avoid losing more territory, the Restricted Zone Act was established, with the purpose of preserving the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Mexico.

The Restricted Zone Act is considered by many to be out-of-date and someway unnecessary these days. Nevertheless, all initiatives to remove this law from the Mexican Political Constitution have failed.

Paco Facullo - 6-5-2018 at 06:56 PM

Keep Mexico , Mexico. P-nche Gringo's have a habit of ruining Countries....

Timinator - 6-6-2018 at 01:32 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Paco Facullo  
Keep Mexico , Mexico. P-nche Gringo's have a habit of ruining Countries....


Ha ha ha!

chumlee57 - 6-6-2018 at 09:43 PM

uuhhmm, the last time I took a look at things, the good ol USA was a pretty good destination for any and everybody. It is the only country in the world with a constitution that states its " for the people, by the people " sure there's a few problems, but unlike other countries, we get to change the rescheme every four years. Mexico is a beautiful country with awesome people, but managed about as bad as any country in history, especially given there resources. Mexico is Mexico, I'm fine with it the way it is, but don't insinuate it's run with the good of the people as a first consideration...

pacificobob - 6-7-2018 at 06:54 AM

"run with the good of the people as a first consideration..."
do you believe for a minute that the US run with that as policy?

Paco Facullo - 6-7-2018 at 07:38 AM

"run with the good of the people as a first consideration..."

More like " Run with the good of the bankers and large corporations as first consideration " nowadays....

Yes the good o'l USA was initially "for the people by the people" buy now ??? Ya right , FAR from it....

TMW - 6-7-2018 at 12:33 PM

The United States is run no different today than when it was first formed years ago and before. People with money have and always will have more say than common folks. They have the resources to form and change public opinion when need be. People will complain about anything and everything just because they can.

We just had a primary election in CA and only 22% of registered voters voted. If you don't like how things are run get out the votes and change it.

SFandH - 6-7-2018 at 03:50 PM

Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
The United States is run no different today than when it was first formed years ago...


Sure it is. When it was first formed only rich, white males could vote. Now all citizens can vote.

But wait.....now rich, white males run the show regardless of the vote, so you're right, nothing has really changed. Damn!

[Edited on 6-7-2018 by SFandH]

chumlee57 - 6-7-2018 at 09:37 PM

White, blue, green, the United States is the premier place in the world, I'm not boasting or bragging, if there was another country that could compete, I'd rally behind them as well. Truth is, is always lonely at the top. And u are always a target, which is fine, bring it. Name another place where you can choose your own destiny, even if you fail 3 times before you get there. Most negetive opinions on this is from people who are 'victims' of some kind, face the truth, we live in the most progressive and prosperous time in history, get a clue and don't drink the koolaid, listen to every opinion, keep your eyes open and form your own opinions, you will be a smarter, brighter and more importantly, a happier individual