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  1. I think that is the case. The OP would be advised to search this board, like use drivers license, and find the names of one or two facilitators to help with this.
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    IPhone 6s service

    Benno's replaced the battery on a iPhone 5 recently. $600p
  3. No fees at iShop either. I could share our box.
  4. I use Uber in Guadalajara with great success. I use Lyft in the US with equal success. The biggest benefit is the quality of the cars vs taxi's questionable quality. I am also an Uber driver here but don't do it because the rates are too low. There was a lady the other day in Ajijic handing out cards saying she was Uber but the app didn't show her. Avoid these people for the main reason they lack insurance whereas Uber drivers carry insurance.
  5. Dr Marta in the clinic between the 2 hardware/materials places just west of TelMex. She is here on Thursdaysso just go in there and make an appointment. She is who the retired Dermotolgists worked with when they did the LCS thing.
  6. tomgates

    Budgeting costs of reconnaissance

    Expedia has had pretty cheap rental cars, as low as $1 a day including Mexican liability insurance.
  7. tomgates

    CFE solar credit system update

    I went back and looked at the Jan bill where it had the "observations" section on page 2 and that was where my surplus was listed. No such section in subsequent bills but still don't owe anything.
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    CFE solar credit system update

    First line is what I use and second line is what I produce. Production has always been higher that use. Bills are just for the $42 pesos +/- service charge and those are covered by a credit that originated in 2010 when they billed me $2483p in error.
  9. I have always gotten one but lately, looking at cars at the car wash or WalMart parking lot, many don't have a sticker. These are late model cars too.
  10. tomgates

    CFE solar credit system update

    My credits have been showing for 10 years.
  11. tomgates

    Any results of Chapala Elections

    From Today's Wall St Journal: Mexico Vote Snubs the Political Establishment López Obrador’s victory marks an end to the political party system that dominated Mexico for three decades Andrés Manuel López Obrador with supporters in Mexico City on Sunday after winning Mexico’s presidential election. PHOTO: PEDRO PARDO/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES By Santiago Pérez and José de Córdoba Updated July 2, 2018 8:37 p.m. ET 6 COMMENTS MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s election was a tsunami for the country’s traditional parties, which suffered unprecedented setbacks at the hands of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Movement for National Regeneration the leftist leader founded just four years ago. Like Brexit and the presidential election of Donald Trump, Mexico’s historic vote is the latest example of the backlash against the political establishment that has swept through Europe and the U.S. amid eroding trust in traditional political parties. Mr. López Obrador’s victory marks an end to the political party systemthat dominated Mexico over the past three decades—a three-party system of the centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the conservative National Action Party (PAN) and the center-left Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD). His new party is known as Morena, an acronym that also alludes to the country’s patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and means dark-skinned in Spanish. Eroding baseMexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party(PRI) historic performance in presidentialelectionsSource: Mexico's electoral agencyNote: The PRI's Meade now has 16.1% with 70% ofvotes counted. .%WinLoss1980’902000’10020406080100Winx1988x50.4 % State governorships under control of the PRISource: Mexico's electoral agency .out of 32 governorships2000’15048121620242832 “This is the end of the parties as we have known them,” said Jesús Silva-Herzog, a leading political commentator and scholar. “The legacy parties have their work cut out for them in remaking themselves and reassessing their identity.” Mr. López Obrador’s landslide—he won by more than 30 percentage points over his closest rival and took more than half of the vote in a field of four candidates—is the widest since Miguel de la Madrid of the PRI won the 1982 election, before Mexico became a full democracy. Mr. López Obrador will also be the first Mexican president since 1997 to have an outright majority in Congress. For the ruling PRI, the once-hegemonic party that ruled Mexico as a single party state from 1929 to 2000, the result was a disaster. The number of PRI representatives in the 500-member lower house is expected to drop from 204 to 45, according to projections from the country’s electoral authority, making it only the fifth-largest party in Congress and below the newly created and relatively unknown evangelical Social Encounter party. The PRI ran in a coalition with other parties. The PRI’s tally of governorships has also fallen steadily, from all 31 states and Mexico City in 1987 to 12 after Sunday’s vote, in which it lost Jalisco state in the west, home to Mexico’s second-largest city, Guadalajara, and Yucatán state in the southeast. It hasn’t run Mexico City since 1997. “The results are catastrophic for the PRI,” said Roger Bartra, a renowned Mexican sociologist. “I don’t think the party will disappear, because it still has a powerful machinery, but it faces unprecedented challenges.” A man walked by newspapers at a kiosk in Mexico City on Monday. PHOTO: ULISES RUIZ/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES Having been kicked out of power in 2000, the PRI won back the presidency six years ago with Enrique Peña Nieto, a telegenic candidate. But he leaves office Dec. 1 with the lowest approval ratings for any president in modern history amid a steady stream of corruption scandals and rising criminal violence. Presidents are constitutionally barred from running for reelection. Mr. López Obrador’s win also weakens his former party, the center-left PRD, which fell from 53 members of the lower house to 21. Mr. López Obrador was elected mayor of Mexico City on the PRD’s ticket in 2000. He ran as the party’s presidential candidate in 2006 and 2012, and left the PRD to form Morena in 2014. The conservative PAN, meanwhile, also emerges weaker, and faces growing internal disputes linked to the nomination of its candidate, Ricardo Anaya —deep splits that may grow amid finger-pointing after the loss. The broader opposition is so weakened that some analysts speculate that Morena could become Mexico’s next hegemonic party, exerting a political power similar to the one the PRI exercised from 1929 to 2000. “It’s a paradox that the ones who voted for López Obrador to put an end to the PRI are really voting to construct another PRI,” said José Antonio Crespo, a political analyst at CIDE university in Mexico City. “This could mean a setback to Mexico’s democracy.” Supporters of Mr. López Obrador celebrated in Mexico City on Sunday. PHOTO: ULISES RUIZ/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES Like the PRI, Morena is a pragmatic “big tent” including all sorts of political actors with clashing beliefs, including an alliance with the Social Encounter party that has conservative views on issues like same-sex marriage and abortion, according to Jorge Chabat, a professor at the University of Guadalajara. “There’s room for everybody—the left, the right, those with a history of corruption, those not corrupt,” said Mr. Chabat. “This is very clear—it’s back to the future.” Morena could also take over many of the PRI’s old patronage networks. While the PRI has curbed the power of top unions while embracing free-market overhauls, Morena has courted them. Mr. López Obrador secured support from Mexico’s biggest mining union, with close to 280,000 affiliates, and has rejected an ambitious reform of the country’s education system to attract the country´s two vast teachers’ unions, as well as Elba Esther Gordillo, the former powerful head of the country’s largest teachers union who was convicted of corruption during Mr. Peña Nieto’s term. She has said the case was politically motivated. Part of Morena’s ascent is based on the territorial, grass-roots work that the PRI dominated decades ago. The PRI’s candidate for president, José Antonio Meade, represents the radical shift taken by PRI leaders in recent decades. Mr. Meade, a U.S.-trained former finance, foreign and social development minister under PRI and PAN administrations, isn’t a formal member of the party and lacks the local activism of many veterans who emerged from the party base. Many PRI leaders and legislators have defected to Morena and more are expected to do so in coming months, analysts say. Such defections will be key for a new party lacking experienced political cadres. Morena will have to fill thousands of legislative and positions in federal and local governments in coming months. —Juan Montes contributed to this article.
  12. tomgates

    New President in Mexico

    Milton Friedman once commented about socialism as sooner or later you run out of other peoples money...
  13. tomgates

    Epsom salt

    Walmart, $70p for 1#