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Post by dean on Fri May 28, 2010 11:05 am

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New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-PlatedCars into Mexico

Post by dean on Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:27 pm


http://yucalandia.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/new-requirements-for-bringing-foreign-plated-cars-into-mexico-banjercito/

New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-Plated Cars into Mexico: Banjercito
Posted on June 17, 2011 by yucalandia

The Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit has issued a new decree affecting expats bringing foreign plated cars into Mexico: “New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-Plated Cars into Mexico: Banjercito”. From the Banjercito website:

“IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) has issued a decree which states that beginning on June 11th, 2011 anyone applying for a temporary import permit for vehicles must make a deposit in the amount determined by the following table:

Vehicle Year Model:…….Amount to be paid in Mexican Pesos*
2007 and later…….USD $400
2001 until 2006…….USD $300
2000 and earlier…….USD $200

*Peso amounts are based on applicable exchange rate

This deposit is compulsory and can be paid by credit card, debit card, or cash (in US Dollars only).

Users must keep in mind that if the deposit is charged to a credit card, the charge will be made in Mexican Pesos and will be calculated based on the exchange rate of the day on which the payment is made. This deposit will be refunded to the same credit card on the next banking business day after the vehicle is fully returned and based on the exchange rate of that day.

The vehicle must be returned on time and within the time period stated on the temporary import permit. If the vehicle is returned after the stated time period, the entire deposit amount will be transferred to the Office of the Treasury on the day following the expected return date, as allowed by current law.”


Last Item:
Another clause in the new updated regulations requires FM2 Rentista and FM3 holders to notify Aduana within 15 days of when they renew their FM2 or FM3, otherwise Aduana is allowed to confiscate/keep these “new” deposits. Aduana’s address is listed in Yucalandia’s main article on cars in Mexico: “Importing & Driving a Car in Mexico”

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This post is meant as a public service announcement (not meant as legal advice), so, we here at Yucandia will keep the post updated with further understandings and clarifications as they develop.

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Feel free to copy while giving proper attribution: YucaLandia/Surviving Yucatan.
'Noise quenching' curtains open window to quiet

Post by dean on Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:51 pm
great new product for noisy rooms

http://news.cnet.com/noise-quenching-curtains-open-window-to-quiet/8301-17938_105-20059612-1.html
'Noise quenching' curtains open window to quietPost by dean on Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:06 am
Water, I have tasted it when not brushing my teeth and it is not salty. My meter reads about 1750 ppm which is about 1000 ppm less of what we use to have. But the taste tells me it is it is lower. My meter reads correctly on bottled water about 40ppm so not sure.

bookmark this site/thread as I will add pictures and issues from time to time.

here is a picture of one of the water tanks by the shrimp factory that will have the de-sal water. you will bring your own jugs here to fill up. a real watering hole...

right now they have the de-sal hooked up to the city water, our water is good but not great, 560 ppm disolved solids. I was told by the workers the plant can do 300 cubic meters per day. that is probably about 1/2 our requirements in the summer and 1/3 when everyone is here. I was told another well will be dug for the desal plant. also they ran a three inch line to all these tanks.

here is the tank in progress picture


here is the first structure being built in the campground by a comercial business. note the total area via the orange markers.


second commercial business in the campground. not sure, coffee or taco stand. white building to the right of the gate.


the first arroyo to the north of the campground, the new concrete fence with barbwire to stop people from parking there?


and finally in parting, we had a real cloudy morning here a week or so ago, this is the sunrise...




and lastly here is my suggested air seperation piping to keep water bills low, i have a discussion of it in the water section under building in this forum.


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a Mexican celebrity visitor

Post by dean on Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:36 pm

whats up... seems the holiday had a well known Mexican pop singer at one of our eateries. it is rumored that she liked it here enough to at least investigate property costs.

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Look whats cookin for holiday lunch...

Post by dean on Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:28 pm

paella


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Post by dean on Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:46 pm

what does the campground look like during easter?


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Delta and Aeromexico Seek Deeper Alliance With $1.5 Billion

Post by dean on Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:48 pm

this could make LaPaz a realistic connection if it does get approved

Delta and Aeromexico Seek Deeper Alliance With $1.5 Billion Deal
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-31/delta-and-aeromexico-seek-deeper-alliance-with-1-5-billion-deal

Delta Air Lines Inc. and Grupo Aeromexico SAB are seeking a $1.5 billion venture to boost flight options for travelers between Mexico and the U.S.

“Passengers will be able to reserve, buy and fly interchangeably between both airlines,” Aeromexico Chief Executive Officer Andres Conesa said in a filing to the Mexican stock exchange. “The potential to combine and align our networks and scheduling will offer our clients a better product than what they’d get individually.”

If approved by U.S. and Mexican regulators, the agreement would also increase shared investments in airport installations such as lounges and boost mutual sales and promotions, Aeromexico said. The venture would deepen a relationship that started with a codeshare agreement in 1994, Delta said in a statement. The two airlines offer more than 4,000 weekly codeshare flights now.

Delta President Ed Bastian disclosed on Dec. 11 that the company had started talking with Aeromexico about a new partnership, at least partly to capitalize on a new air treaty between the U.S. and Mexico. It would be Delta’s fourth such partnership, which give airlines some freedom to set schedules and fares without triggering regulators’ concerns of uncompetitive practices.

Delta has similar deals on transatlantic flights with Air France-KLM and Alitalia SpA, with Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. on some U.K.-U.S. routes and with Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd. on Australia and New Zealand routes.

The carriers have already struck accords to share access to each other’s airport lounges and check-in counters and to allow passengers to earn and redeem frequent-flier points.

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strike continues in San Quintin

Post by dean on Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:45 am

Today in Mexico News Daily: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/return-work-others-marching/ http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/return-work-others-marching/80,000 workers remain on strike, 10,000 return to work after being threatened with reprisals. On Friday, the employers offered a 15% increase to wages that run about 120 to 130 pesos a day. But the workers are demanding 200 after having reduced their initial figure of 300 pesos. Today, Sin Embargo reports that the conflict in the San Quintín valley continues. A spokesman for the National Alliance of Organizations for Social Justice in San Quintín accused farm owners of exploitation. “They’re millionaires,” said Fidel Sánchez Gabriel. “They have yachts, their children drive around in luxury cars. They say they cannot increase wages to 300 pesos but the truth is that they are rich thanks to our leaving our blood in the fields.” He also said owners had rejected paying benefits such as social security, vacation pay and others. Sánchez Gabriel said 80,000 workers remain on strike, but about 10,000 have returned to work after being threatened with reprisals. He and his fellow protesters are demanding that Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong travel to Baja California to resolve the situation.
- See more at: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/return-work-others-marching/?utm_source=Mexico+News+Daily&utm_campaign=603b9440da-Mar.+31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f1536a3787-603b9440da-347993985#sthash.3KAif9Wa.dpuf http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/return-work-others-marching/?utm_source=Mexico+News+Daily&utm_campaign=603b9440da-Mar.+31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f1536a3787-603b9440da-347993985#sthash.3KAif9Wa.dpuf

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Post by dean on Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:40 am

a person reports a source saying they saw the Telmex guys at the tower and the telmex guys said the fiber equipment is in the tower, and they are working on the optic equipment. They stated it is at least another month but would be online by next season? we will see ha?

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Post by dean on Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:56 am

BPE
The water park is open 7 days a week now. We drove by this morning and talked to employees waiting to go in for work. The park opens at 10am. Remember, they don't allow you to bring food or beverages. The snack bar inside is great with very reasonable prices.

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CFE

Post by dean on Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:39 am

CFE read the meters today for those who need that info to forecast their payment.

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Post by dean on Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:30 pm

The Secretary of Hacienda (SAT) which is the tax dept. has announced that contractors will not have to pay the IVA tax (16%) on materials when building a dwelling. The law will establish who will be considered as contractor. This is a very big saving for people who will use a contractor to build a house, thus very important that one hires only approved contractors. for more information write to can-am-mex Firma Juridica / law firm.
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Post by dean on Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:57 pm



http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/tourism-industry-saw-record-visitors-2014/

Tourism industry saw record visitors in 2014
Visitors totaled 29.1 million, up 20.5% over last year
- See more at: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/tourism-industry-saw-record-visitors-2014/#sthash.MHXfgowr.dpuf

There ought to be celebrations in Acapulco this week when the tourist industry gathers for its annual conference, Tianguis Turístico.

Mexico’s biggest tourism fair, which this year expects 100 foreign and 120 domestic buyers of travel-related products, follows a year in which the industry bounced back in a big way after some years of economic and security woes.


A record 29.1 million visitors arrived in 2014, an increase of 20.5% over the previous year, a big turnaround after some dismal years following the 2.5% decline recorded in 2009.

It is also significant in relation to the growth recorded during much of the last 30 years, when Mexico saw only modest increases in tourism. Its 1.1% growth during that period was shadowed by Turkey with 11.6%, Hong Kong with 8.6% and Malaysia with 7.8%, for example.

Another gratifying figure for the industry was in the estimated amount of money spent by visitors last year, a total of US $16 billion, a massive increase over annual revenues generated between 2000 and 2012, which fluctuated between $8 billion and just over $13 billion.

Last year’s numbers are expected to move Mexico into 12th place from 15th on the list of the world’s most-visited countries.

Although tourism promotion efforts have widened their geographic focus since the economic downturn of 2009, the United States continues to be the principal source of visitors. And with a stronger economy and lower fuel prices more Americans are on the way.

Their numbers were up 11.8% last year and many more are expected in 2015, particularly with the rise in the value of the dollar against the peso.

- See more at: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/tourism-industry-saw-record-visitors-2014/#sthash.MHXfgowr.dpuf

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go paperless with telmex and free usa calls

Post by dean on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:08 pm

you can online go paperless if you have a password, i think you can create your password online.  on the home page upper right click "mi cuenta", there is a picture of a symbol save a plant sin Papel click on it.      I did it and will see if they email it to me in a pdf next bill.   That was my interpretation.  

And on my current bill it does say unlimited calls at the 600 peso package I have.   I did not go over the normal threshold so could not verify that way but the bill clearly states under my plan as seen below




here are the plans

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in cabo road blocked by teachers/protest yesterday at home d

Post by dean on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:26 am

http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=78126

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Mexican Police Clamp Down On Farmworkers' Protests, Arrest O

Post by dean on Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:54 pm

http://www.ibtimes.com/mexican-police-clamp-down-farmworkers-protests-arrest-over-200-baja-california-1852018
Mexican Police Clamp Down On Farmworkers' Protests, Arrest Over 200 In Baja California

More than 200 people were arrested by police in the Mexican border state of Baja California on Wednesday in an attempt to clamp down on protests by farmworkers demanding higher wages. The farmworkers, who had blocked roads, including the transpeninsular highway south of the coastal city of Ensenada, were arrested on charges of vandalism, according to media reports.

The arrests came hours after the office of Governor Franciso Vega de Lamadrid said that they were ready to negotiate with the protesters' representatives. However, a statement released by the office added that state authorities were committed to ensuring the safety of residents and keeping the roads open. The protesters have presented a list of demands, which includes raising wages from the current $8 a day to $20, health benefits, overtime pay, and an end to sexual harassment by their employers, according to media reports.

“The authorities reiterated the call for protesters to focus on dialogue and avoid actions that affect the general population … there will be no tolerance for those who exploit the demonstrations to act outside the law,” the statement said.

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Post by dean on Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:54 pm

True. My brother in law drove up from La Paz and arrived to San Diego last night. Protesters would not allow him to drive thru San Quintin. After waiting for a while someone told him he could take dirt roads to get around the town. He left the protest areas with a broken camper window from people throwing rocks at his truck. He did manage to drive around via dirts roads which delayed his trip for 3 hours or so, he also had to tip to a local rancher who told him where exactly to turn to get back on the main road.According to the news this morning, there are more than 10 barricades along that stretch of the peninsular highway 1.
I heard on the local news (San Diego) that they are also blocking access to La Bufadora. Mayor cruise lines that arrive to the port of Ensenada have already stopped offering tours to that location.
Here's this mornings article on that issue on the Sol de Tijuana newspaper: http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldetijuana/notas/n3741941.htm (in Spanish, use google translate) Aldo

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Post by dean on Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:35 pm

As of March 18, 2015 at 12PM, the Transpeninsular Highway has been blocked off again by protesters in Vicente Guerrero. Here is the warning from the US Consulate in Tijuana:


March 18, 2015

While there are reports that the Transpeninsular Highway has been cleared by police overnight, State and Federal law enforcement agencies have advised that protesters may erect new barricades in remote areas of the highway, and recommend that travelers wait until at least midday before attempting to travel between San Quintin and Ensenada.


U.S. citizens who are traveling this portion of the Transpeninsular Highway are advised to exercise extreme caution, and to be alert for changing conditions along the road. Availability of services and fuel remain questionable, due to widespread looting during yesterday’s protests. Travelers should be prepared for delays and the possibility of being turned around in the event of further road closures.

Important Message

March 17, 2015

Traffic is being disrupted on the transpeninsular highway between Punta Colonet and San Quintin by protesting agricultural workers. The protests began early March 17. Media reports indicate that there have been fires and rock throwing as part of the protests. All businesses and local government offices in the immediate area are closed. Travelers can expect delays and should exercise caution. At this time, we do not know when the protests will end.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mexico enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at http://www.Travel.State.Gov http://www.travel.state.gov/. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Regularly monitor the State Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, (including the Travel Warning for Mexico), Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Mexico. For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s website.

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.


The American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit of U.S. Consulate General Tijuana provides a wide range of services to U.S. citizens visiting or residing in the Baja California region of Mexico. The ACS Unit issues passports, registers U.S. citizens born in Mexico, performs notarials, and provides assistance to U.S. citizens arrested in Mexico and to the families of Americans who pass away in our consular district, which includes the Mexican States of Baja California and Baja California Sur. Our Consular Agency in Cabo San Lucas handles services for U.S. citizens in the Cabo San Lucas/ La Paz region.

Additional travel information can be found at http://travel.state.gov http://travel.state.gov/

U.S. Citizen Services | U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico http://tijuana.usconsulate.gov/service.html

U.S. Citizen Services | U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico http://tijuana.usconsulate.gov/service.html Important Message March 17, 2015 Traffic is being disrupted on the transpeninsular highway between Punta Colonet and San Quintin by protesting agricultural workers.



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Post by dean on Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:04 am

coast road Los Planes to Barriles is drivable with high clearance.  looks like fun ha..



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Post by dean on Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:42 am

"5PM MST 3/17/15 URGENT ROAD REPORT UPDATE: A READERS REPORTS THAT BAJA'S HWY 1 IS CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC IN SEVERAL PLACES NEAR SAN QUINTIN BY PROTESTERS IN A FARM LABOR DISPUTE - PROTESTERS SAY THEY ARE READY TO STAY DAYS... FEDERAL POLICE ARE ON SCENE BUT THE ROAD HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN SINCE JUST AFTER NOON TUESDAY... REPORTS ARE THAT THE MILITARY IS ENROUTE TO REOPEN THE ROAD BUT TRAFFIC IS BACKED UP FOR MILES."
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Post by dean on Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:31 pm

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a. ATM Discussion
1) A friend & I, both with Charles Schwab debit cards, were denied cash at the HSBC next to Wal-Mart in Cabo San Lucas. When I called Schwab, they said they had blocked HSBC due to its high volume of fraud.

2) I had two incidents with ATM's in Cabo. Both were with HSBC using a Scotia Bank debit card. The first was with the machine at the bank in the mall by Walmart. The second was with the ATM for the same bank in the Walmart store.I did not get a receipt for either transaction but as I had tried more than once, in front of witnesses, I did get receipts for the other tries but no money. I am out in total over $1,000.00 Canadian
. I immediately contacted my bank in both cases and they were investigating. I have been told that as it is international I have to wait 47 days for action of any kind. This is very frustrating to say the least.. I will supposedly see some action from the Bank of Nova Scotia around the middle of April. I hope this is true.

3) A different bank machine problem. The bank machine in Los Barriles doesn't like Canadian bank cards. ! You may only withdraw 2000 pesos per transaction, so if you for instance want 6000, you have to withdraw 3 times and pay the bank fee three times both here and at home in Canada. If you try to use the "other" (amount) button you get a strange message : "No small denominations available" (!) So since we live in La Ribera and have to use gas at each trip going for money, it is becoming quite an expensive process. Inge

4) Last year I had a problem in San Jose at the Scotia ATM in the center with Applebee's and Office Max. I inserted my card into the machine and requested a cash amount, nothing happened for more than a minute and I could not get my card back. I didn't want to leave the machine incase it dispensed money and my card. Finally after about 2 minutes my card was ejected but no money. My US bank account was debited the amount requested but they would not process my claim stating a business ATM card did not have the same protection as a personal ATM card. I gave up and was out several hundred dollars.

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Post by dean on Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:47 am

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7a. Police bribes
Posted by: "DHOREA RYON" dhorearyail.com dhorea.ryon
Date: Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:09 am ((PDT))

We now have had 4 different couples stopped THIS month by the Police, at Caribe and Abasolo and Walmart area.
The Police demanded them to pay $100usd and they did . The last couple however called me. I told them not to pay. Then I called my husband and the Minister of Tourism, Pedro Aguilar 612 120 3292. Pedro in turn called the Chief of Police. In the meantime the Police got very threatening and apparently threatened to handcuff them if they didn't pay so they paid.
Then while the people were waiting for Javier and Pedro, the Police came back and slipped the money back in to them.
So if you are driving a rental car, head down to the Tourism office, grab an official complaint form in both english and spanish and show that to the cop. Pedro's cell is on there. I am also looking for tape to put over the name of the rental company on the car.


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7b. Re: Police bribes
Posted by: "Bernard Anderson" andersonpbc.com keynesco
Date: Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:27 am ((PDT))

Never pay USD! (100USD = 1500 pesos) Never give them your license - just tell them you don’t have it with you. Act dumb. Just wave at them. Good idea to get official complaint form whether you drive a rental or not!


I have just acted dumb in the past and waived and said goodbye in English and driven off. They will follow honking that horrible bleep horn - just wave back and keep driving and do a few turns until they are back in traffic and go have a coffee.


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Post by dean on Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:05 am

El Triunfo Art Festival, Sunday, March 15, 2015, 9am - 4pm behind the Music Museumto the kiosk park. Artistsand other participants, bringyour own table, chairs, and shade canopy; arrive before 8am to set up yourdisplay. Spaces cost 250 pesos. Pay in advance at the Cultural Center inSan Antonio or contact Mari Zonya at 612-119-7668 or creazonya at

yahoo.com tosecure a space. Money raised will help make repairs and paint the church in ElTriunfo.

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Post by dean on Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:33 pm

SuziQ a small whitish dog is lost near Star market Oxxo area. Missing for about an hour. Contact Mark@footworx.biz. 231-668-4231 or contact dean 114-0202

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The LaVentana classic returns Jan 5-10 2016

Post by dean on Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:32 am

The LaVentana classic returns Jan 5-10 2016

all the events of the past..... scholarships for kids and improve the schools. sup race, island crossing races, big air, bands and more...

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Post by dean on Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:52 pm

U.S. Mexico Cross-Border Pedestrian Sky-bridge Completed on Mexico Side

The Cross Border Xpress (CBX) pedestrian sky-bridge, an unprecedented bi-national project that will span the U.S./Mexico border and connect directly into the Tijuana International Airport, achieved a significant milestone over the weekend with the lift and placement of the bridge in Mexico.
The process, which was conducted on Saturday and Sunday, included a team of more than 70 experienced professionals to successfully complete the maneuvers. The remaining portions of the bridge, located on the U.S. side of the border, are slated to be put into place in the next several weeks. The purple reflective glass bridge will rest upon four 18-foot tall concrete support structures. The glass façade is slated to be installed over the next few months. In total, the bridge will be 390 feet long. The project broke ground in May 2014, and is expected to open for passenger crossings in late 2015.

here is a video of it being put in place.  

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=772258236189225&set=vb.317420038339716&type=2&theater





you can see on the right side the US border fence and a border patrol car parked.

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Post by dean on Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:49 am

via bpe
The American Consulate located in the Tiendas Palmilla opened yesterday for the first time since the hurricane. I renewed my American passport and was told it would be ready in four to five weeks. Their hours are 9.00 am until 1.00 pm. The cost for renewal was $110.00 payable in dollars, pesos, debit card or credit card.

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Post by dean on Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:39 am

Courtesy of  the Gringo Gazette:  Window Law Getting Serious
    You’re not allowed to have your windshield and front side windows tinted more than the factory standard, which is 25%, and the fine for obscuring your windows is 144 Gringo bucks. The reason for this is so the cops can see what kind of mischief they’re stopping.
    Hey, let’s show some love towards the cops and cooperate with this, because this is a law near and dear to their heart and because it’s the right thing to do to make them feel a little safer.
    And we don’t want to hear any sniveling about how you’re protecting your pasty white Gringo skin from the sun. They’re protecting their life against druggies.

Depends what the objective is, dark is commonly referred to as privacy films.     Note there are clear films for house windows that stop UVA & UVB (the ones that eat interiors and your skin) and reflect infrared (heat) that are clear.    In general to keep the car cooler you want to reflect vs have a dark surface that absorbs the heat.     I would hope car tinters have this material.     Home depot does off and on.

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whale of a day

Post by dean on Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:26 am

8am a bunch of whales out in the bay about 1 mile out. pictures later...

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You can once again fly non-stop from LAX to La Paz on Saturd

Post by dean on Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:05 pm

baja insider.

January 1, 2015 Aeromexico has resumed non-stop service from LAX to La Paz on Saturday mornings. The 90 minute flight has been sorely missed by those on the west coast looking to commute to La Paz.
The flights will return with the same Aeromexico Connect 88 seat aircraft.
Other flights are available to La Paz, but connect through Hermosillo or Mexico City adding as much as 8 hours to what should be a short hop. .

Air travel to La Paz has been an ongoing challenge for tourist related businesses in the capital city since the demise of Aero California several years ago. Aero California offered service to three of the major Southern California Airports at one time or another. There are direct flights that have long been available from Tijuana International Airport to La Paz, via InterJet and Volaris.

The addition of Interjet and Volaris increased the number of seats destine for La Paz in 2013, but the return of the direct flights to Los Angeles will help fill some of the 500 new hotel rooms in the city. In 2014 a number of new hotel projects came online raising the bar in competition for travel dollars with La Paz looking to benefit from its gateway to the Sea of Cortez status.

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Carnival LaPaz Feb 12-17

Post by dean on Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:41 pm

Carnival LaPaz Feb 12-17

http://www.bajainsider.com/baja-life/events/carnival/carnival-la-paz.htm#.VNF2Pp3F_VR

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Soriana buys Mega

Post by dean on Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:58 pm

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/comercial-mexicana-sells-soriana/?utm_source=Mexico+News+Daily&utm_campaign=6350a86b1e-Jan+29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f1536a3787-6350a86b1e-347994001

Mexico’s second-largest retail chain has reached an agreement to buy 160 stores from Comercial Mexicana, putting an end to months of rumors.

Organización Soriana will pay 39 billion pesos, about US $2.7 billion, for the stores, which operate under the names Comercial Mexicana, Mega, Bodega Comercial Mexicana and Alprecio.

Comercial Mexicana will retain ownership of 40 stores that operate under the Fresko, City Market and Sumesa names.

Soriana said the purchase will bump its annual sales by 37% and increase its work force by 21,300.

Comercial Mexicana began operating in 1930, selling textiles in Mexico City.

In October it was reported that negotiations were under way with Grupo Comercial Chedraui but nothing materialized.

Mexico’s No. 1 retail chain is Wal-Mart with 2,289 stores and 44.2% market share. The Soriana-Comercial Mexicana deal, which is subject to various approvals, will give Soriana 824 stores and 15.9% market share.

Chedraui is in third place in the retail market with 214 stores and 4.1% share of the market.

- See more at: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/comercial-mexicana-sells-soriana/?utm_source=Mexico+News+Daily&utm_campaign=6350a86b1e-Jan+29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f1536a3787-6350a86b1e-347994001#sthash.Yc4LzwyL.dpuf

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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:10 pm

went to telmex today because my modem would not operate on wifi. So asked if they could check into finding out when we will have high speed and they called a person and that person said 3 week. please...

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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:40 am

I think i found one alive many years ago in Mortos bay area. I picked it up by the shell and it was coming out which i found strange so made sure it could not come near me. It was so vulnerable with these long tube eyes that made me suspicious that it was not retreating. IE the cone/shell should be its protector, yet it was coming to attack. Went and found it pictured in a venomous book.

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Don't pick up this pretty shell unless your certain it is vacant. From Wikipedia;
C. textile is a carnivorous species, and uses a radula (a biological microscopic needle) to inject a conotoxin to kill its prey. C. textile eats snails.[8] The proboscis, the tip of which holds the harpoon-like radular tooth, is capable of being extended to any part of its own shell. The living animal is a risk to any person handling it who has not taken proper care to protect exposed skin. Several human deaths have been attributed to this species




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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:30 pm

I believe they hooked up the fiber-optic line to copper today for the feed.    went and asked if they were working in the building today and they were.  I am able to download a youtube in realtime now.    I had asked a person I know at the telmex office a month ago and he said end of January.  so may be true..

well now have dropped in speed again, if the fiber was hooked up this should not occur.

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Post by dean on Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:49 pm

The LA VENTANA WINDFEST will be held January 20-22.
It will be a 3 day event uniting the windsurfing and kitesurfing communities of La Ventana with fun, friends, competition, and celebration. Race events include Fast Track, Course Racing, Hot Springs Downwinder, and Big Air. Race Director Robbie Dean (from the San Diego Yacht Club) will be the Race Coordinator. Awards and raffle prizes will be awarded in all categories. PROJECTO X returns for a second year and will be held on the 22nd at 4Elements Kiteboarding, along with the awards ceremony. For more information please visit www.laventanawindfest.com or stop by 4Elements Kiteboarding from 9-11am or 5-7pm daily up until the event. We’ll see you out on the water!

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Post by dean on Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:35 am

The LA VENTANA WINDFEST will be held January 20-22. It will be a 3 day event uniting the windsurfing and kitesurfing communities of La Ventana with fun, friends, competition, and celebration. Race events include Fast Track, Course Racing, Hot Springs Downwinder, and Big Air. Race Director Robbie Dean (from the San Diego Yacht Club) will be the Race Coordinator. Awards and raffle prizes will be awarded in all categories. PROJECTO X returns for a second year and will be held on the 22nd at 4Elements Kiteboarding, along with the awards ceremony. For more information please visit www.laventanawindfest.com or stop by 4Elements Kiteboarding from 9-11am or 5-7pm daily up until the event. We’ll see you out on the water!

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calls to usa free? to cell phones from land lines now too?

Post by dean on Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:42 am

hmmm not sure what this means exactly, which plans and so on? but appears all calls are now free? including long distance? but which plans, before call usa with the $100.00 a month plan was free. to cell phones?

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/no-additional-cost-long-distance/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=FULL%20STORY&utm_campaign=Email%20Jan.%201

It will cost more to gas up today, but less to make some phone calls.

Effective today, there is no such thing as a long-distance charge for telephone calls within Mexico, from either fixed-line or cellular phones. Elimination of the charge came with federal telecommunications reforms.

Mexico’s dominant player in the telephone business took the new rules a step further this week by eliminating international long-distance charges as well. Carlos Slim’s Telmex made changes to its telephone and internet packages by dropping tariffs on worldwide long-distance calling.



It also included its video-on-demand service, ClaroVideo, as part of the packages, without additional cost. Those changes also take effect today.

Gas and diesel fuel went up today by 3%, based on the projected inflation rate. It will be the only increase this year.
- See more at: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/no-additional-cost-long-distance/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=FULL%20STORY&utm_campaign=Email%20Jan.%201#sthash.86Pma5d4.dpuf

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First Annual La Ventana Tamale Cook off

Post by dean on Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:55 pm

First Annual La Ventana Tamale Cook off
The East Cape Rotary Club will host with the La Ventana High School the first ever Tamale Cook Off. This fund raising event to be held at the El Sargento Concha will feature some of the very best chiefs in the area.
Held in tandem with the Lord of the Wind registration you can sample some of the best tamales in Mexico. Come out and help judge who will take home the prize of $100 for the best tamale.
During the evening you will be able to purchase a tamale dinner curtsey the High School with proceeds going to your local school.
Lord of the Wind registration 3pm-6pm
Tamale Cook off 6pm to 9pm with music supplied
Steve Fowler
www.lordofthewindbaja.com

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Post by dean on Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:50 am

added the new doctors cell number to be used for emergencies under emergencies like medical from home page.

farmers market is to be Wednesday tomorrow and the following week.

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Post by dean on Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:45 pm

I have been told peoples cell phones are now showing 3G here in LaVentana. No idea if they are actually getting that speed, it is a different microwave dish than the land line one.

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Its greek to me...

Post by dean on Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:52 am

new restaurant in LaPaz

ATHENA'S MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE



I this map of where they are in the food section of LaPaz subtitle if you need it later.


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ink jet 101

Post by dean on Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:14 pm

I have rebuilt a few inkjet heads in my time, modified them for bulk feed and so on.. Here are the issues, it is a solvent and it can dry out. real easily... If you ever run out of a color and do not immediately (a day or so) put a new cartridge in you will find you may be in deep dodo. I would not even allow one hour myself. Being a hot and generally dry desert these issues are even worse. Leaving it for 8 months and coming back bad bad news. I have used some flush kits to dissolve blocks before because the jets do get clogged when doing high volume printing that I have done before. Basically what they are adapters that fit into the space of the ink cartridge, and a syringe with a solvent that you force the solvent to clean out the clog. You might check with one of the ink refiller companies in LaPaz can do this for you, as they may have these different adapters. If they do please report back, people could at the end of the season take their printers in and have them flushed before leaving.


here are my suggestions for the future...
So basically you want to print something with all colors once a week.
If you leave for a month or more put it in a plastic garbage bag with a filled cup of water.
Or buy a flush kit for your printer and flush the head completely before leaving. Doubt you can find a flush kit here in LaPaz.
and like other poster mentioned do not buy an inkjet for the conditions we have around here. Buy a laser printer.

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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:53 pm

i found the link for getting the refund from the government SAT website


Tax refund for foreign tourists

​Foreigners visiting Mexico on a tourist visa can obtain the refund of tax* that has been retained in the acquisition of merchandise, in commerce established in our country, whenever the following requirements are met:

http://la-ventana.forumotion.com/t284-airport-use-tax-refund-and-duty#2977

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