U.S. citizens relocating to Mexico form unique expat community

Americas Now

With the often dismal news of violence in Mexico in recent years, it may come as a surprise that millions of U.S. citizens are migrating there.

Foreigners have been relocating to Mexico since the early 20th century, but as the high cost of living and political uncertainty become a growing concern in the United States, more non-Latinos than ever before are making what some are calling “the great escape” to Mexico.

Correspondent Mike Kirsch recently traveled to one of the country’s most eclectic melting pots of foreign citizens along the shores of Lake Chapala, south of Guadalajara, to explore a unique expat community.