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Mexico City Weighs Regulating Airbnb as Home-Sharing Booms

  • Capital is 6th largest short-term rentals market in Americas
  • Areas exclusively for rentals would be a problem, mayor says
Claudia Sheinbaum
Claudia SheinbaumPhotographer: Toya Sarno Jordan/Bloomberg
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Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum is considering regulating Airbnb Inc. in the country’s capital, soon after announcing a partnership with the company to attract more tourists and remote workers to the densely populated urban center.

Airbnb has enjoyed a boost in Latin America’s second-largest economy, partly by catering to US citizens seeking affordable destinations who have been settling in the country at unprecedented rates, and to tourists who find it convenient to visit given Mexico’s proximity to the US.