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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.”


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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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the hot bread girls....

Post by dean on Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:35 pm

the hot bread girls place is adding a little enclosure to block the wind by the pizza oven. I have not gone for a close up inspection.

also I forgot to mention we also do not have those annoying little strings of stingers that nail you. not bad like a jellyfish or a man-of-war but they sting you here and there. I have been swimming without a rash guard all summer and not a hit. amazing water this year... no kites out today. they made it out briefly yesterday.

and just a refresher on banking, I use bank of america and I pay 0 fees when I use the Santader ATMs. and there is a Santader right across the street from Sorrienas, and a ATM in the old CCCs.

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more campers

Post by dean on Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:41 pm

looks like Bill and Yen are in the campground this evening.

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kiting today and water update

Post by dean on Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:39 pm

Kiters are out today....
Here is my update. This summer in the early part we had a few man-of-wars and a few sting rays. I snorkel on average every other day. Since the early midsummer I have literally seen only a handful of man-of-wars and only one sting ray. For sting rays, I have seen other years with few too and have seen years when there are 20-100 during a snorkeling session all season.. But this is unprecedented for man-of-wars. In all the other years on days when I would go for a walk you could see ten to hundreds almost every day. I was not measuring the surface water temperature but un-scientifically I have noticed this year the water is much more refreshing than usual. It seems to me that works to cool you off much better than other years, is this why we do not have them? And I noticed the hurricanes that formed did not get sucked up even close to the sea of Cortez this year, they bee lined out to Hawaii. Which was great. So which leads me to post this. I highly suggest people head on down earlier than normal to snorkel and and windsurf/kite while you do not even have to wear a rashguard just a swimsuit is all that is needed to enjoy…. While the weather seems a bit nicer right now, like the heat part has broke, It is still a bit warm down here for camping but if you can endure it I think with the great snorkeling it is worth it. And as far as bugs this is the least amount of any kind of pesky flying ones I have seen too.

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new grocery store for lapaz is close

Post by dean on Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:39 am

i drove by the location of the new theatres and the Mega grocery store. It appears they just need to add the store sign on the front is about all from the street it looks like it needs to open. all glass on the exterior is in place and the front is painted. Parking lot finished. This is over by the VW intersection in front of the ford dealership. huge parking lot with underground parking like the one in San Jose.

At least it is a store we can pronounce the name....

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half the lanes closed at san ysidro due to construction acci

Post by dean on Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:36 am

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/09/border-crossing-re-opened-after-scaffolding-collapse.html

Officials reopened the San Ysidro border crossing between the U.S. and Mexico early Thursday morning, a day after a scaffolding collapse injured 11 people.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency said 13 lanes were reopened. The far right northbound lanes, however, will remain closed.

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ATM problems

Post by dean on Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:12 pm

this person reported that they went to get money out and no money came out and the bank here reported that the ATM did not have extra money. they lost, their bank in Canada did not refund the several hundred dollars.

BWO
Similar Bancomer ATM Problems - I placed an ad last February to collect incidents for failed ATM transactions with no public response. To the couple asking in the last issue and others who experience this problem, please know that this happens all of the time and it is my belief it is the internet/online connection to the States that gets interrupted during these transactions.

I was told upper management doesn't deem it a big problem. Vivian in the office asked me to compile documentation so she could forward to management. I personally have experienced this twice, the last being in February when one of my guests experienced this problem while on vacation. The incident left them without funds for a least that day last March. My neighbor experienced the same issue prior. This is what happens: The transaction transmission is interrupted and if you go to the bank the next day, they then have their records which will show the card number with a debit amount and a credit amount just below. This means the money never reached Bancomer. What I had to do is contact my bank in the States, give them the day, amount, location of ATM attempt so a live person could research (which can take up to 2 weeks) to find the transaction in their records and credit back my account.

It is a real bummer if you don't have an alternative cash source to tap and freaks out our visitors/tourists in a foreign country. Suggestion: Document your incident and drop off or email to the bank's English-speaking representative, Vivian. - Debora, Pescadero
Update: ATM Complaint at Bancomer - Thank you all for your support, advice and words of encouragement. I tried to email everyone individually, and I apologize if I missed anyone. I received so many emails telling the same story at Bancomer and also many from Banorte, Banoro and others. Seems to me that this is very rampant and unexceptable. I spoke with my bank, CIBC, and insisted that they reopen my complaint file and also that I posted an article in the BWO. I then called CIBC bank on Saturday to tell them I was flooded with emails from people who have had the same experience. I would like to bundle all these emails together and present them to both my bank and Bancomer when I return to Todos Santos in either December or January -- that is unless anyone would like to stay anonymous (just let me know). So, again, thanks to all who wrote. I hope to have this resolved and have money back in my account in time for our return - Doris , Todos Santos

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water pressure

Post by dean on Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:12 pm

we have real high water pressure for the last few days.

and the water reading is about 3000 ppm. I think that is the worst I have ever found.

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first camper in the campground for this season

Post by dean on Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:24 pm

we have a pop up camper sitting up in the campground.


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LaPaz safest city in North America

Post by dean on Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:28 am

http://themexicoreport.com/2011/06/17/la-paz-mexico-safe-cities-in-mexico/

La Paz, Mexico: One of the Safest Cities in North America

According to Irvine-based research group, Competitive Analytics, La Paz is one of the safest cities in the world. When La Paz (population, 220,000) is ranked among California (U.S.) cities between 100,000 and 500,000, it is the third-safest in murder and manslaughter in 2009, the latest year available for an accurately averaged comparison.

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Glen Close talks about kiteboarding, she was in laventana

Post by dean on Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:02 pm

someone told me they saw her out for a private walk. she obviously wanted private time and seems everyone respected this and gave her her space.

http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2371314&start=10
I met her in La Ventana this past spring (end of February) and both on and off the beach I found her to be very pleasant and low key. She even invited me over to her table to have lunch with her and her husband(?).

I didn't even realize she was Glenn Close until a few days later during a diner when someone else mentioned it.

I didn't want to intrude on her vacation so I never got out my camera.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs41lgrj9Vk
talks about more kiting.
http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/glenn-close-6811/1332690/

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US consular in cabo is now open in new location

Post by dean on Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:19 am

The US Consular Agency in Los Cabos will be open at a new location as of Monday, Sept. 12: Tiendas de Palmilla
Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 27.5, Local B221
San Jose del Cabo, BCS
9 AM to 2 PM, Monday through Friday
Same telephone number: 624 143 3566
General Email address: usconsulcabo@yahoo.com
If possible, please write or call beforehand to notify the Agency that you will be arriving.
The office is located on the lower level of the Palmilla shopping center, next to the business center.
The usual services will be available: US passport applications, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, US notary services, emergency services for US citizens.
For emergencies after 5 PM and on weekends, please call the answering service in San Diego, CA: 619 692 2154.

Trina Brown, Consular Agent

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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:18 am

humidity is now reasonable, we have bo bos but not to bad

there was a major pot bust here last week hear near the new star mini-super area. they did damage entering and it was a house owned by a gringo and was rented out to a mexican national.



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very humid right now

Post by dean on Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:15 pm

our humidity is very high right now. really muggy. not quite floriday stuff but yuck...

the bugs are not bad yet, but usually it takes a few days after the rain.

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netflix moves to latin america, and mexico

Post by dean on Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:12 pm

http://gigaom.com/video/netflix-brazil-mexico-piracy/

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baja california sur tourist video

Post by dean on Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:04 pm

http://vimeo.com/28470944

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more rain

Post by dean on Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:19 am

had some more rain... at my place about 1/4-1/2 inch. yesterday evening was even very pleasant as far as temperture.

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laventana classic 2012

Post by dean on Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:34 am

La Ventana Classic 2012
Game on for Jan 19-22 - not much bigger...but better - clinics Jan 16-18
Kite and windsurf events plus SUP island crossing, downwinder and more..............................plus some new surprises.

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econ 101

Post by dean on Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:06 am

http://www.economist.com/node/21526899

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report on future of baja area/laPaz

Post by dean on Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:14 am

http://futurolapaz.icf-xchange.org/content_e.html

also kiter out yesterday...

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for septemeber campers

Post by dean on Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:48 pm

If you are a sept camper, just a slight warning. This year has been a bit hotter than normal. This is the only year I can remember where I have not had a good breeze every day.

For instance yesterday there was none and it hit about 95 degrees which is 3 degrees hotter than normal. my record at my place for a full day is 96 in 12 years. That 3 degrees differential with no breeze makes it very uncomfortable. In previous years I have only needed the AC during the day a handful of times. thus summer I am using it 1 out of 5 days and right now it is at 2 out of 4 days.

I was sleeping on a cot with a fan under and one from above that worked great. But it was one of those low to the ground cheapy ones not meant for daily use and it died. So have moved to ac at night.

here is the cot I wish I had... designed with a mesh ventilation so a fan under would work even better.

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___41195

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big wind right now

Post by dean on Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:03 am

a storm is passing by , big wind. my guess is 15 with gusts to 40.

looks like rain to the north but not here so far. lots of lightning and thunder.
not much rain down here but el sergento had a little more...

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windurfing kiting season offically started today

Post by dean on Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:41 pm

definitely the start of the season... we have wind..... earliest start ever...

hurry get down for warm windsurfing...

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construction at san Ysidro starts end of August to end of

Post by dean on Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:46 am

construction at san Ysidro starts end of August to end of November

here is a video of it.
http://bcove.me/6pmkabxb



http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/aug/19/san-ysidro-border-may-increase-capacity-during-con/
SAN YSIDRO — Even though demolition at the San Ysidro Port of Entry will be closing as many as five re-entry lanes at a time in the next few months, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Thursday that traffic may actually flow faster through the busiest border crossing in the Western Hemisphere.

here is what it will look like when finished

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cabo, US consulate is moving

Post by dean on Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:55 am

page 15 says the consulate is moving to the shops at Palmira. and says they hope to keep same phone number.

also notes there is a Consular Warden Neil Shroyer at Marina de LaPaz available for general information and emergencies 612-125-2112

http://www.bajacitizen.com/Editions/bajacitizenaug0811.pdf

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rained today

Post by dean on Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:36 am

ok we got our 1/4 to 1/2 inch of rain today.... watch the desert turn green in a few days...

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new market in laventana opens STAR

Post by dean on Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:44 pm

the new market opens... 8/2011

the picture is below...

if you can not see it you may have to be logged in to see it. so create an account and you will not have ads and you can see pictures.



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REGION: San Ysidro border project could be delayed by lack o

Post by dean on Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:14 am

it also mentions Otay Mesa is also having funding issues.

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/sdcounty/article_9a998d60-90d6-53da-9dff-bf9edbc1f60c.html

REGION: San Ysidro border project could be delayed by lack of funding
Completion of the $577 million San Ysidro Port of Entry renovation could be delayed unless Congress allocates more money to finish the project, officials said during a state Assembly committee hearing held last week in San Diego.


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When completed, the new San Ysidro border crossing is expected to reduce wait times to about a half an hour, according to GSA officials..

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UNDERWATER BAJA CALIFORNIA WILDLIFE PARK COMES TO LIFE

Post by dean on Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:56 am


http://www.kreadtiv.com/underwater-baja-california-wildlife-park-comes-to-life-219927.html

UNDERWATER BAJA CALIFORNIA WILDLIFE PARK COMES TO LIFE
A new investigate led by researchers during Scripps Institution of Oceanography during UC San Diego (USA) has found which a abounding undersea wildlife play ground tucked divided nearby a southern tip of Mexico’s Baja peninsula has proven to be a world’s many strong sea haven in a world.

Results of a 10-year investigate of Cabo Pulmo National Park (CPNP), published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE journal, suggested which a sum volume of fish in a haven ecosystem (the “biomass”) boomed some-more than 460 percent from 1999 to 2009. Citizens vital around Cabo Pulmo, formerly burned out by fishing, dynamic a play ground in 1995 and have particularly enforced a “no take” restrictions.

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Rise in foreign tourist arrivals in Mexico

Post by dean on Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:52 am

http://in.news.yahoo.com/rise-foreign-tourist-arrivals-mexico-045053262.html

Rise in foreign tourist arrivals in Mexico

Mexico City, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) The number of foreign tourists visiting Mexico reached 11.4 million in the first half of 2011, a 3.3 percent rise compared with the same period a year ago, the tourism ministry reported.
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In like manner, border tourists (spent) $260 million in the first half of the year, which represents an increase of 2.4 percent compared with the same period in 2010,' the ministry went on to say.

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Tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign currency, after petroleum sales and remittances.





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just at cabo airport

Post by dean on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:48 am

the new addition to the cabo airport is looking great. From the looks of it it will solve a lot of problems. this is my guestimate but it appears it is way larger than the other terminal so my guess is there will be just one terminal when they are done. They have an upper and lower drive section so it appears there will be a departure and arrival separation. and they are carving in another 2 lane road so there will be two lanes coming in and going out. and I bet they are going to make it much simpler for people t\when exiting to know which way to go to get out of the airport. If all is done it will make it a professional class of airport. I am confident it will be finished by the time the worlds leaders arrive next year for the G20 summut meeting.

the road from cabo to TS is in full swing. I rode my motorcycle that way about 5 weeks ago and could not imagine they would be done with it as reported this year. But WOW... what a difference in 5 weeks. Now I see it will be finished as they stated. and watch out they put in topes in the dirt.... hit a 5 minute downpour in cabo but nothing apparently in LaVentana..

also I heard from a person on my last trip down there that they will widen the road from Cabo to Barriles to 4 lanes next. I asked when and he did not know.

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alaska fly to cabo special

Post by dean on Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:21 pm

http://www.alaskaair.com/content/deals/flights/mexico-sale.aspx?wc_mid=1506%3A11745%3AWHA_IN_20110809_4_SoCal&wc_rid=1-459TW0L&wc_lid=Greeter_||20110805_SALE||

Fare Rules: Purchase by August 15, 2011. Fares available for travel to/from La Paz, Loreto, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, and Los Cabos Monday through Friday from August 22, 2011, through October 7, 2011. Fares available for travel to/from Guadalajara, Mexico City, Ixtapa, and Manzanillo from August 29, 2011, through November 16, 2011. No advanced purchase is required.
Service Exceptions: Service to and from Mazatlan operates Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday only. Service to and from La Paz operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Service to and from Loreto operates Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.

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Mexico's drug war

Post by dean on Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:43 am

http://www.bajadailynews.com/


Mexico's drug war
WASHINGTON - THE UNITED States is sending new CIA operatives and retired military personnel to Mexico and may deploy private security contractors to fight drug cartels, The New York Times said.

Small numbers of CIA operatives and civilian US military employees have been posted at a Mexican military base, it said late on Saturday.
Security officials from both countries work there side by side in collecting information about drug cartels and helping plan operations, the report said. Officials are also looking into embedding a team of American contractors inside a specially vetted Mexican counternarcotics police unit, it said.
The new efforts have been devised to get around Mexican laws prohibiting foreign military and police from operating on its soil.

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tarantulas info and forum

Post by dean on Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:03 pm

need to know about tarantulas? centipedes othr spiders
http://atshq.org/boards/viewforum.php?f=3



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to treat severe scorpion stings.

Post by dean on Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:49 pm

http://www.npr.org/2011/08/06/139023806/mexico-to-the-rescue-in-americas-venom-belt
Mexico To The Rescue In America's 'Venom Belt'

by Monica Ortiz Uribe

Toxicologists refer to the American Southwest as the "Venom Belt" for its many venomous spiders, snakes and scorpions. In fact, doctors estimate there are about 250 severe scorpion stings a year in this country.

Most of those stung are children in Arizona, but the U.S. ran out of its own supply of scorpion antivenom nearly a decade ago. Mexican doctors, however, have been treating stings from venomous creatures for years, and what they've learned may now save American lives.

Just last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug made in Mexico for use in the U.S. to treat severe scorpion stings. It's called Anascorp and was developed by a company called Instituto Bioclon.
http://www.goldcanyontoday.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1794&Itemid=192
He notes that hundreds of these cases result in serious nerve poisoning and require medical treatment. “Nearly all of these patients are young children whose breathing may be severely affected by the effects of the venom. Without anti-venom, children stung by scorpions typically require heavy sedation and intensive supportive care, including a ventilator.”

“This is the first drug approved for this use by the FDA,” adds Dr. Boyer, who also serves as director of the University of Arizona’s VIPER (Venom Immunochemistry, Pharmacology and Emergency Response) Institute and is the Lead Investigator on the clinical trials. “

This is the first-ever drug developed fully in Latin America and subsequently approved by the FDA; the first-ever scorpion anti-venom proved effective under controlled clinical trials; and the first-ever anti-venom with so few allergic reactions.”

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La Paz Immigration Office Update

Post by covertcode on Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:48 pm

Hi everyone, the new immigration office in La Paz is still not open yet. As of today, there's still a lot of remodeling being done.
I was told that they should be up and running maybe mid next week , around the 10th.

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dean wrote:News from La Paz! The Immigration Office is Moving!

The Immigration Office will no longer be located on the Malecon. Starting next
week, the office will be located on 5 de Febrero Blvd. between Forjadores Blvd
and Durango St., near McDonald's.

If you've dealt with Immigration you probably known that it's very hard to get
things done; lately, the main reason why they've taken so long is that their
computer system is down all the time. So if you're planning on applying for or
renewing a visa I recommend you do it as soon as you arrive.

In mid august I will be launching a very informative website to help you
understand essential information regarding Immigration. In the meantime if you
have any questions feel free to write me. Please also, tell your friends about
my services.

Here's a quick bio about me.

I am 27, with 3 dogs and a lovely LaPaz Native wife. I was born in Mexico City,
but grew up in Orange County, CA and also here in Baja. Even though I completed
all my schooling in the US K to finishing Jr College, I also took everything
from K-12 here in Mexico (my mother wanted both cultures in my life), so you
could say I have double diplomas in both countries. I am currently a part time
law student at the Catholic University here in town and I'm also a certified
translator. I understand both cultures and both cultures slangs which is usually
very difficult for many who are fluent in English. And that's what allows me to
understand the needs on each side. My goal is to become a lawyer one day, but
for now I've been earning my living helping people with immigration visas and
legal translation, so if you or someone you know needs help...contact me.

-Francisco Gonzalez (Pancho)

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our road

Post by dean on Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:06 am

I passed a truck on the road with people marking it every half a kilometer. I did not pay close attention to what the truck logo was because had to keep an eye on the pot holes and the their workers. I wish I would have noticed, but I think it was the water department. Obviously we want it to be the road department. They marked the entire road so I think it was water department. Maybe a new water line, i can not imagine they are going to repave the entire road.

The new LaPaz style modern looking mini-super now has beer signs up. They have older shelves in it so I assume it will not be a OXXO who would put in new shelving.

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LaPaz immigration office has moved

Post by dean on Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:47 am

News from La Paz! The Immigration Office is Moving!

The Immigration Office will no longer be located on the Malecon. Starting next
week, the office will be located on 5 de Febrero Blvd. between Forjadores Blvd
and Durango St., near McDonald's.

If you've dealt with Immigration you probably known that it's very hard to get
things done; lately, the main reason why they've taken so long is that their
computer system is down all the time. So if you're planning on applying for or
renewing a visa I recommend you do it as soon as you arrive.

In mid august I will be launching a very informative website to help you
understand essential information regarding Immigration. In the meantime if you
have any questions feel free to write me. Please also, tell your friends about
my services.

Here's a quick bio about me.

I am 27, with 3 dogs and a lovely LaPaz Native wife. I was born in Mexico City,
but grew up in Orange County, CA and also here in Baja. Even though I completed
all my schooling in the US K to finishing Jr College, I also took everything
from K-12 here in Mexico (my mother wanted both cultures in my life), so you
could say I have double diplomas in both countries. I am currently a part time
law student at the Catholic University here in town and I'm also a certified
translator. I understand both cultures and both cultures slangs which is usually
very difficult for many who are fluent in English. And that's what allows me to
understand the needs on each side. My goal is to become a lawyer one day, but
for now I've been earning my living helping people with immigration visas and
legal translation, so if you or someone you know needs help...contact me.

-Francisco Gonzalez (Pancho)

SouthernBajaLegalServices
"Efficient and Affordable Paperwork Support:
Immigration - Real Estate Research - Legal Translation and more..."

Mex Cell Phone: (612) 155-8421
From the US/CAN:(714) 983-8266
Email: info@...
Website: www.southernbajalegalservices.com (Coming Soon)
Skype & FB: covertcode@...

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ts dora now

Post by dean on Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:42 am

last evening a walk on the beach showed many rocks in the 10-30 lb catagory up high on the beach area.

many by this morning have been sinking into the sand.
today we have a very dry wind, and it is about the hotest day though i have recorded on my thermometer, 94.8. but because it is such a dry wind it is much more comfortable than the last week of humid heat.

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dora tide

Post by dean on Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:11 pm

on the evening beach walk noticed the sea urchins are being washed up on the beach in quantity. the waves are not large but are very long going up way onto the beach.

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hurricane Dora

Post by dean on Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:11 pm

Hurricane Dora was upgraded to cat 4 a few hours ago at 135 mph winds roughly 600 miles away. we are beginning to experience 10-15 mph winds from the south for the last few hours 9pm right now.

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New U.S. consulate opens in Tijuana

Post by dean on Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:17 pm

New U.S. consulate opens in Tijuana
Spacious compound is more efficient, secure than previous location
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jul/18/new-us-consulate-opens-in-tijuana/



TIJUANA — Long lines of visa applicants have for years been a fixture outside the offices of the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana, hub of one of the busiest American consular districts in the world. This week, the lines have suddenly vanished, even if the activity hasn’t.

After 47 years in the same location near the Caliente Racetrack, the U.S. government has moved across town, on Monday opening offices in a $120 million gated compound built near the Otay Mesa border crossing. The imposing stone structures — with more than 100,000 square feet of space in the main building — are intended to offer both greater efficiency and tighter security at a time when the consulate’s role has grown increasingly complex.

http://tijuana.usconsulate.gov/ncc.html
Visas to the U.S.

Consulate General Tijuana is moving! As of July 11, 2011, all nonimmigrant visa interviews will be held at our new facility at the following address:

Paseo de Las Culturas s/n
Mesa de Otay
Delegación Centenario
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico 22425

the below star is old location... it does not show oon this map go to the link.





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