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    Most of those living at Lakeside know Agustin, owner of Viva Mexico and guardian angel of San Juan Cosala. Always willing to help anyone and giving to all in need, one of Agustin's major goals is to help more children gain an education. He is so grateful to all those who helped him along the way and wants to give back. He and his family are turning the bottom floor of their home into a tutoring center for local children who need to get educational support. There will even be a computer center located there for the children's use with home, online classes, and language tutorials. And as always, when Agustin pays it forward ... it is great for so many of us. One thing that he decided this morning was to make the fund raising dinner on April 28th into a buffet, so that all who come can eat a wider variety of delicious foods. So even though his "cut" of the fund raiser will decrease, he wants "his kids" to have what it takes to be successful. Just wanted to give a shout out to this great man.
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    The OP indicated that he has been other places in Mexico where the stray dog problem was "virtually non-existent". He asked specifically about the situation Lakeside. Telling him he doesn't belong in Mexico is not helpful.
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    Those thoughts will poison her, not them. This, of all weekends, should be a weekend for forgiveness and understanding. I am sorry for anyone who feels this kind of hostility, whether she expressed it or not. Peace.
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    Mexico has always been a popular choice for expats looking for a better quality of life. Reasons are varied but they might include taxation, less big-brother government, lower cost of living, a more relaxed culture. I read in an investment magazine recently that Mexico had the highest number of expats than any other Latin American country with in the neighborhood of 839,000. Yet I have also seen published data from the U.S. State Department giving the number of US alone expats in Mexico nearing the million mark. Certainly Britain has Brexit and America has some political discord sparking interest. Mexico is a very diverse and politically stable country in my opinion and therefore an attractive option. Too, a close drive or flight back north for closer family ties. I also believe Lake Chapala has a fabulous climate, close proximity to the airport and all that Guadalajara has to offer with lots of green space, parks, zocalos and some very old and beautiful architectural buildings. Too with US deportations many Mexicans are returning and looking for places to invest. Too, Tapatios seem to be returning to the area in droves. Of course this is just my opinion and subject to abuse by some.
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    You know, of course, that these speed bumps were installed without permission or instructions from the state of Jalisco. The local Chapala govt. has no control over the carretera since it is a state highway. That is why there are always disputes about replacing traffic lights along there. I saw the guys installing these bumps and it was just two guys in a private vehicle using simple tools and a rag to wave cars around while they worked. It had the appearance of a private work crew which I'm sure was at the request of the school. They sometimes had a traffic cop out there in the morning to allow cars to turn in and out but I've never seen a crossing guard. I've never see a kid crossing there on foot. It always mostly new, big cars driving the kids the one block up to the school and then having to male u-turns and try to turn back out across traffic. The local cops can't be counted on to always provide direction so the obligation should fall to the school to provide a private officer to help when needed and the illegal topes should be removed there and anywhere else they have been installed by private individuals to suit their own interests. Alan
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    To my mind, it's extremely crowded. I remember having to take the Camino Real (the old road) all the way from far east Ajijic to my place in far west Ajijic because the carretera was totally tied up with cars coming in from Guad. It is a good time to stay home if you can!
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    You are very brave to bring up the subject of stray and or unleashed dogs in this forum. In my opinion there are a lot of both in Ajijic. The worst offenders however are the pet owners who let their dogs (big and small) roam freely while truly believing that their dogs have some special privilege and should be allowed to run free wherever they are, and crap wherever they want. We are near the malecon and frequently have dogs (with owners in the park) run into our yard when we open the gate and crap and run around & do as they wish. Some of these dogs are quite large and it is a bit scary to try and get them out because you do not know their temperment so getting them out is always a stresser. While walking our little dog on the malecon, our dog has been attacked by loose dogs but fortunately not hurt badly. It is also a case of dodge the dog crap on the malecon which is extremely unfortunate. I don't understand these people at all. They cannot comprehend that their dog might be either a threat or a nuisance to other people who just want to enjoy a nice walk by the water.
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    I think a lot of people here are missing the point that MEXICANS are the ones who are taken into account with scheduling etc. And for many, with small homes, large families, and often no extra storage space especially in the denser areas, pick-up needs to be often or, as bezerk notes, rats,roaches, scavenging dogs and other animals etc. would be the next thing some people would complain about. Just because you have come to live here, folks, doesn't give you the right to decide how "they" do things here.........
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    We have about 2400 sf in a village two story 2/2 with 2 living rooms and a dining room and an extra den office on the second floor. Pantry shelving, windows, polishing and kitchen cupboards are on a monthly rotation. Wiping out the rerigerator and freezer are every other week. All the weeks laundry is done, folded in the basket for the ironing lady and the personal items taken to the bedrooms and towels/linens put away stocked in the baths. We have 4 cats so every upholstered item is vacuumed in addition to numerous area rugs. We also have a 2/2 single story 1000sf rental next door where all the same things are done. Our household help comes once a week, Tuesdays so we don't hit any holidays, and is scheduled 9 to 5 for $500 pesos for both houses. She drives, walks or rides a bike. She prefers to hustle thru the day and is always moving so she often does not have to come until 10 since we are not that messy, an she can sometimes be done by 4. However she keeps meticulous track of that hour before and after and uses it to accomodate us when tenants move in or out on a day between her regular cleaning days. If the days are adding up she makes arrangements to come for an afternoon to dust and polish the dinnerware closet items. She has her routine, she starts at the top and works her way out the door. I provide all her preferred products, all the old towels and tshirts she wants to cut up for rags and a new mop and broom whenever she says. We also pay her vacation, a two week bonus in late July for school expenses and her aguinaldo in mid-November plus for new years we gift her with a full meal with liquor certificate to Ajijic Tangos - her choice and onher birthday I pay for her lunch celebration with 5 girlfriends at a restaurant of her choice. I asked her once if she wanted money instead of the meals and she said no that she and her husband can provide well enough for the kids but there never seems just enough more for she and her husband to go out to a nice meal without a crowd of family along and this gift lets them say, "no just us". Also most of her girlfriends (since grade school) simply put cannot afford to eat out for any special occasion let alone a birthday lunch but it makes everyone feel great that she is not paying but using a gift and they are all getting to go out. We pay the woman who irons for us whom we've know since 2004 - my gosh that is a long time - a flat rate of $200 pesos per ironing session. If we have been vacationing and have an extraordinary amount of ironing I pay the additional time at 60 pesos rounding the total to the nearest 100 demonination. We pay her even when we have renters in our home and we do not use her services. She too keeps track and is available at a moments notice to help especially during difficult times or to take care of the cats. So it is all about what you want and what you are willing to do. Many people I know have extremely personal relationships with their household helpers, they fix juice in the AM and lunch. They loan money, give rides into Guad for doctors etc... etc... we don't go that route. Theyhug and coo and oww and ahhh when they run into each other. We say hello so nice to see you, the children are lovely. Respect with distance. So that is why I asked what do you want.
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    Present company excluded?
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    So basicaly what has been said here is that, cars and time are more important than saving one kid or family? I spoke with the Comandante and they will be replaced. They had permission and I believe the city installed them. Rattler speed bumps have been in place for years but no one cares. Yes I hate speed bumps, but no one respects traffic laws here including the gringos and Canadians! Speed bumps get put up by popular demand because of the disrespect for human life. I thought most North Americans that lived here, were liberal and people friendly? I guess not! If we all went the speed limit topes wouldn't damage our cars. The cobble stones hurt our cars ten times worse than the speed bumps!!! The man that removed the speed bullets should be held acountable if anyone is injured or killed! What kind of people are we, when you care more about your cars than a human life? Sad world we live in!
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    I was talking to one of the business owners recently and he was saying that he was seeing more younger people with kids that work remotely in the US. There's a lot less Gringos here today than when I arrived 9 years ago, from what I see. A lot more prosperous Mexicans is what I see. Someone is driving a lot more cars than 9 years ago, of that, I'm certain. There's probably more traffic on a weekday now than on weekends in summer when I arrived.
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    Reading all this makes me wonder why some people even come here to Ajijic! Michael merely announced, and with good reasons for HIS business, a change of hours. Which may be subject to change again as the snowbirds migrate north....why in the heck does this turn into a 'rant' ? Any subject here begins ok then becomes a nasty discussion, and its just sickening! I like La Mision and many other places here..and gee...I don't prefer others or had a bad 'experience'...so just don't go...no need to bash the hell out of anyone!! Grow up people...get some activity to do instead of reading this board hour after hour and feeling the need to comment, especially in a negative manner....go help someone or even yourself!! Really....you can't please all of the people all of the time!! Thats it..thats all..... And thats my rant ...will probably be nailed now too....oh well.......... Carry on La Mision...you are fine...and your chef is too!! Good Luck!!!
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    I wish people responding to posts about adopting someone's dogs would not be so negative. There are usually very good reasons why people have to find new homes for their pets--not always, as I did know someone who came here for a short time, adopted a dog, and then did not even try to take it back to their home NOB or find it a good home--just dumped it at a shelter. But most people who are giving up pets have health reasons for doing so: they can no longer take care of the pet, or they have to go into a nursing home where the pet(s) will not be allowed, or they have to go to live with relatives who won't take the pets, or something similar. Let's concentrate on finding homes for those animals who need them, not dumping on the people who give them up, when we don't know the circumstances. If you have pets, it is a good idea to have a reciprocal agreement with friends who have pets, with the understanding that each of you will take the other's pets if one of you falls ill or dies. However, that is very hard to arrange! And hard to keep in effect as people age!
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    We had school "patrols" and "crossing guards" when I was young, and still do up north. There is absolutely no need to put in topes anywhere that has only a two-times-per-day requirement, especially when accidents do not happen there. These have only caused an aggravated traffic situation, one that was already sorely impedimental. At the school on the parroquia in Ajijic, they tried blocking the street for a while a few years back... caused massive chaos. Worse, the really smart guys who figured out where to put the spheres also placed them against incoming and outgoing traffic, not just highway traffic. Which means everyone has to slow down in every direction, making the whole thing pointless.
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    The main problem in this area , inconsiderate animal owners...if 2 are good the 8 must be better. Many folks who leave their animals unattended or with maid have no idea of the problem of barking etc., and when approached fail to accept the noise happens. There was a time when you showed photos of your grand kids now Lakesiders bore you with their pets.
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    Here at Lakeside, some of us are working to improve the problem - Operation Amor had sterilized nearly 2500 dogs and cats in the years it had been in operation.The shelters provided temporary (sometimes permanent) homes for dogs in peril . We try to educate people about the difference between a reasonably happy healthy street dog, a dog who runs loose but has someone who feeds it and provides some degree of dare (try to get the dog spayed or neutered and leave it alone) and dogs who actually need to be rescued. Is it perfect? Far from it. Is it better than some other places? I think so
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    Not sure Mexico is the place for you.
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    So do you recommend that I shoot at weed whackers and ultralights too? Is that normal legal behavior? Thinking that one has the right to control noise by shooting someone else's property is sadly mistaken. It points to the real problem in this arena, paranoia. The vast majority of drones have ZERO interest in you. Drones are likely filming landscapes and architecture. Just because a drone is overhead, it is unlikely that The camera is pointed at you. People do not own the airspace above their property and have no right to destroy things that fly above their property. I am annoyed by quite a few things but I do not shoot them. An ultralight guy flew by my home 4 times yesterday. I watched and smiled despite the noise. I don't get my gun. This attitude of I don't like something therefore I am going to shoot and destroy it is an intense reaction to a harmless situation that is misinterpreted. It points to paranoia, anger and control issues. Chillin: Gap in legality? Drones are legal and regulated by Mexico's Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). You can "guarantee" me what the Mexican government will do in the future? Wow, a clairvoyant, impressive. Gringal: age affects many things but you are welcome to disagree. Perhaps look at the statistical incidence of dementia by age to understand my point. Biological systems wear down with time and this allows disease to set in. The concept that age makes no difference in biology or psychology is interesting psychology in of itself. I clearly see that carrying on a rational conversation here about Drones is a waste of my time.
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    I believe the primary reason restaurants don't succeed beyond a month or two is under-capitalization. The owner should have several months of operating expenses put away and not take anything out of the business for for several months. But if the owner is relying on a cash draw for his own living expenses from the first day's sales, he won't make it.
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    Just a dash of nitpicking. There is a difference in serving 3 tables of 4 than one table of 12. The kitchen only has to make sure that each table of 4 is served all at once, at the right temperature. Another story on having 12 at one table. I also agree that Cocinart is one place that does things right and at very reasonable prices. The only problem there now is finding a seat. No seats when we arrived at noon, so we meandered over to Tabarka, where it's very pleasant although S L O W. Excellent food at a reasonable price. 'Tis a wonderful thing to have two such good eateries within walking distance and being able to avoid downtown this weekend. Re prices in general: Some restauranteurs are a bit full of themselves and the relationship between the food and the price can be tenuous at best.
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    Buying a car in another state and then getting it tagged here in Jalisco is one giant hemorrhoid! It starts way too early in the morning ends late in the afternoon and you need a translator/facilitator.
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    With all due respect, if you learned your history in an American classroom, I suggest you peruse some British, French, German, Chinese, and Mexican literature.
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    Well what Tom is saying is that some meds are not even available, never mind where they are cheapest. First we learn to read, then we read to learn.
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    My experience with not getting hearing aids is that..... their spouse gets VERY irritated. VERY.
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    You know Chillin its posters like you that just will not let it be. You must have a very boring life.
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    A lot of specualtion here. Boom! what boom? A lot of Canadians buying? Really? That is silly to ask that if a lot of Canadians were leaving Canada "Could it have anything to do with illegals and refugees ?"
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    My feeling is that if the comandante gave permission, it was not his to give. This is a state highway. Also I think these topes are in place 24 hours a day and are in place seven days a week. During that time they can cause motorcycle wrecks and head-on accidents as vehicles swerve to avoid them, as well as causing yet more delays, more pollution, more wear and tear on vehicles (brakes, tires, and shocks) and as I've already seen, the danger of rear-end accidents. All this because the school has a problem for 45 minutes once in the morning and once in the afternoon and only on school days. The traffic still doesn't slow enough to let cars turn out across traffic. You only can do that when a nice driver blinks his lights and lets them turn in front IF the traffic coming the other way stops too! A far safer and more cost effective way to deal with the actual problem is to station an officer there during the times it is needed and if an officer is not provided the school certainly has the resources to hire somebody for the days and times needed. A lot of folks pay a lot of money to send their kids there...take up a collection if the parents feel it isn't safe. Do what is right not just what is easiest.
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    I hate topes but unfortuntely in a country where people do not slow down for school children and pedestrian in general or red lights I am afraid they are the only way to force people to slow down. It is a real shame but I say higher and nastier topes are necessary.. Yesterday I saw a lady get run over by a car that did not even bother stopping after the lady was hit.. I a tope had been there the lady would be alive.
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    Topes are out of control in this country. Those particular topes are damaging to cars and tires at any speed and very dangerous for anyone on two wheels. Try crossing guards. This is a prosperous private school, they can afford to put someone out there for a few hours per day. No more damn topes!
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    I'm all for saving the kiddies but they are the wrong kind. They should have put in the rattler topes. If a motorcyclist hits one wrong, you have a spill and someone hurt, so the motorcycle guys whip out into the other lane. I almost hit one head on in my lane the other morning with the full sun in my eyes. I saw him at the last moment.
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    I rest my case. If you understand chocolate and understand Rony's chocolate, it is beyond human comprehension why a woman in California would be asking Rony to send anything but his chocolate. That would be like saying, "Colonel Sanders didn't stipulate the woman wanted his fried chicken." In this community and on this web board, Rony is the Colonel Sanders of fine chocolate.
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    In a recent speach Todd Stong reported that 5 of the 8 wells in Chapala were contaminated with arsenic. Mexico is so cavalier about agrochemicals and pesticides and other pollutants.
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    You are certainly entitled to your opinion. My opinion is that Lots of dangerous pesticides are used in the local area and they are being allowed to run off into the lake. Thus, local rivers and streams also get polluted.
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    I'd have to disagree. The common Mexican belief is that animals don't have souls; that is why you would regularly see kids and adults kicking and beating dogs in the street. That is why they leave them out all day, or on the roof to bark. That is why there is a country overrun with strays. You really think that they care about poop? It has only been the last few years that this perception has started to change. Only been a few years since some Mexicans have started using a leash on their dogs.
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    My guess is that there are very few if any other places in Mexico that do as much for its animal population, pets and strays, primarily due to joint efforts of local concerned Mexicans and the large expat population of which quite a few are involved in running shelters and sterilization clinics. As far as barking, that depends a lot on where you live at Lakeside and who your neighbors are and how they control and treat their animals. In the 11+ years I've lived here I've seen real advancement in the attitude of how animals should be treated due to various factors such as an educational program that teaches children about how animals should be treated and the sterilization programs like Operacion Amor in the municipio of Chapala and what was known as Operacion Compasion (recently changed its name but the new one escapes me at the moment) in the municipio of Jocotepec. The state of Jalisco has also passed stricter laws regarding how animals should be treated, and that is indicative of more awareness in the Mexican population in this area. I f Hopeful Mex is greatly bothered by the plight of stray dogs (and cats) then he/she has two options in the decision to move here: 1. Choose a place other than Mexico or other poorer spots where there is a more highly developed overall cultural attitude towards the rights of animals and thus better treatment of them and government funds dedicated towards that end, or 2. Come on down and help with the efforts described above to better the situation of dogs and cats, whether pets or strays. For me, personally, volunteering at the sterilization clinics is the most rewarding effort I have been involved with here. When one sees the people care about their pets enough to wait hours just for them to be taken into surgery and then more hours while they are operated on and in recovery, one realizes that cultural attitudes are changing and you are helping with that effort. That is very satisfying. Plus, if you work in recovery, you can cuddle the dogs and cats while they can't object. That was my selfish plan when I started. You can volunter at the various animal rescue shelters or help with fundraising activities. And, of course, adopting a dog or cat in need of a fur-ever home is a small step in the big picture of strays but a huge step in that animal's life. As far as barking dogs again two recommendations: 2. Live in a fraccionamiento with strict policies that are enforced in regards to letting your dog(s) bark unnecessarily, incessantly, annoyingly, or 2. Live in a sparsely populated area or even way out in the country with no close neighbors.
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    this is not a harmless topic but an actual invation of privacy that is being actively promoted by someone who has an interest in continueing flying over peoples property and taking videos. the idea that since you didn't pay anything for your privacy , it must be worthless is absurd--just try buying it back after you've lost it. and also the slippery slope of conceding your rights to the peaceful enjoyment of your property to anyone who has the whim to invade your space. what's next? do we draw a line now, or wait until the info gleaned from such flights is sold to corporations, or when its okay to arm the drones? i'm gonna start practicing with my slingshot...
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    I do not know where you live NOB but I can tell you that the produce was a whole lot fresher in California...Most of the produce around here comes from the abastos and not from local farmers.. We were appalled when we moved here how bad the produce was. The stores keep the fruit and veggies way longer than they should. The quality started improving when Soriana and then Walmart came in. Even SL had terrible produce 15 years ago..Now they have improved but it took the competition of the big stores to make them change,
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    Thought the world was trying to save the bees, not eradicate them.
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    I stand by my comment. The governor of Jalisco needs to clean up his own state first. The filthy air of GDL and the dirty rivers everywhere are a disgrace and they are killing people. The corruption that allows industries for which pollution control technology has been around for decades to literally get away with murder is criminal. Not everyone buys into the climate hysteria either. In fact, fewer all the time. And FYI Shall we shut down all the natural gas power plants next? https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/u.s.-natural-gas-co2-emissions-will-top-coal-emissions-in-2016
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    Thank you for sharing that April/2017 article with us. I wonder how many are experiencing kidney malfunction, in our expat population, their pets included. I say their pets, for I have noted what seems like a unusually high amount of people stating their pets have kidney issues/died from kidney issues. This being stated is usually followed with "I have had pets all my life (NOB) which never had these issues. Anyone care to touch base/raise hand if your family member or your pet has developed such challenges, post relocation SOB? As much as we do not want hear this type of review of Lake Chapala, we must consider that environment most likely has something to do with this. As per the above article: http://harpers.org/blog/2017/04/under-the-surface/ While it is true that poverty exposes these poor families to an increase in Kidney Failure: The following facts stand out: 1) The state of Jalisco has the second-highest incidence of kidney disease in the world. 2) A polluted water supply doesn’t help. The state of Jalisco has the second-highest incidence of kidney disease in the world. It’s widely known that Lake Chapala is toxic. The Lerma River, which feeds the lake, has been polluted by untreated wastewater for twenty years. This isn’t news and it isn’t an anomaly: an estimated 70% of Mexico’s rivers are open-air sewers, in large part because the government has failed to enforce laws defining what can and cannot be dumped into the water.
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    I take it you are interested only in people replying to you if they have an "inexpensive" car to sell and do not want to hear anything else. However, other people who come to this thread because they too are looking for an inexpensive car may be interested in hearing other ways to find one.
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    I must remember to tell that to the Lakeside resident who is currently paying off a 12,000.00 debt for non-residency tax problems and ignored advice from others. The contents of my post cover facts that are readily available on the CRA web site. Bank accounts and drivers licenses do not count towards Canadian residency status, certain types of property and dependents resident in Canada can contribute to residential ties. The fact remains that CRA International determines whether you are a resident or non-resident of Canada for tax purposes. Not you. It is far more complicated than you may think. Depending on your income you may actually pay significantly less tax as a non-resident. By way of closing, if you feel my information does not meet your needs, that does not make it bad information. If you wish to "fly under the wire" with CRA then do so. That is up to you. I wish you all the luck! I hope you have a good tax lawyer.
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    Lacking an open MLS system, conjecture about who, why and how many people are moving here can only be based on anectodal evidence. I know of two high end homes that sold in the last year. One is a friend from Dallas who had no intention of moving to Mexico but after a visit or 2 he and his wife bought a house. That scenario has been repeated over and over again through the years. If one extrapolates it would seem like the more people that hear about the Lake Chapala area and start visiting, the higher the chances are they'll chuck life NOB and retire here. There are lots of baby boomers out there and even those younger with assets. My friend sent an email with a comment I thougt might be relevant. They bought a house over a year ago and are finally nearing the end of a spectacular remodel. "It is interesting to see how perceptions change over time in regard to where you live and comfort zones. I used to think that I would retire and be in Dallas, probably in this house, for the rest of my life. Now it feels odd to be here and has almost a claustrophobic feeling with all the buildings and traffic and no distance view just the houses all around, not to mention all the people rushing through their lives not having the time to appreciate friends. My wife feels the same way and is ready to get back to Ajijic. She says let's go home now." Again, only anecdotal but it would seem there is a relationship between those who visit for fun and those who see a way out of the madness anywhere NOB. To the OP and others. You're welcome. Back on topic...
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    Because their laws are very shortsighted and wrongheaded.
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    More than once is not the same as swimming regularly. The only people I've ever seen swimming in the lake with any frequency are Mexican and that is during the summer months when we have a lot of Tapatio visitors. I think most of we expats prefer our water warmer and clearer.
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    What a ridiculous thing to say. I live in Riberas, but I understand Mexico as a whole. And I hit every damn township on this side of the lake day and night, frequently. So please retract that little bit of baloney. Or are you saying either that Ajijic is unique in this respect, and/or that you don't know anything about the other places like Chapala or Riberas.
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    Truthfully, I think more than a little of the dog crap problem around here is caused by the dog walkers the expat hire and ignore the fact they obviously don't bother to pick up after the dogs. I've seen one of these jokers walking six dogs in the Malecon park, pissing and crapping all the way on the lawns and everywhere else including where the kids play. Ugh! I've also seen more than a few expats merrily watching their dogs poop and then walking away and leaving it for someone to step in. Aside from the barking, IMHO the biggest part of the dog problem here is caused by the expat community, not the Mexican one. I haven't seen near the sidewalk/street crap problem in wholly Mexican towns that I see here. So the snarky remarks to the OP's legitimate question suggesting they shouldn't live here because of the dog problem are off base. True, they probably shouldn't live around a bunch of expats who think just because they live in Mexico it is OK to be an irresponsible dog owner and a health hazard to the community.
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    Check to see if they have been at same address over 6 months, if they use landline phones if plates will be from Jalisco and if they will give you a written contract and some examples of cars done. Nationalizing is like UFOs, so many want to believe but few real ones exist.