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  1. We use Vasa http://vasarentacar.com/en/ Very affordable, and sadly we experienced an accident a few years ago. They were terrific and came through for us very promptly and handled everything. They are not at the airport, but will pick you up and take you to their location. Highly recommend!
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  2. My discovery started when coming across a tiny "Capilla" on Calle Morelos in Joco where an old photograph of who later I'd find out was Padre Toribio Romo Gonzalez hangs, a murdered priest of the Cristero War, beatified by the Catholic church. Shortly after I saw the movie "For Greater Glory" with Andy Garcia which is loosely based on actual events. Being a student of history, I was shocked that I'd never heard or read of this religious war that took place between 1926 and 1929 in this region where we all reside. For those of you unfamiliar with this incredible history, the Cristero War comme
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  3. Prior to the Mexican revolution, the vast majority of the land of Mexico was owned by the powerful elite and the Catholic Church. The campesinos had no land to farm and lived in abject poverty on the edge of starvation. Following the revolution, much of this land was confiscated and redistributed as communal farmlands, what came to be known as "ejidos." The Cristero War was a counter-revolt, led by the elitists, in an attempt to regain their lands and power over the common folk. Some of the provisions of the Calles Laws lasted for 70 years, until they were rescinded following the election of V
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  4. I fear that's a bit romanticized view . There were many heros on both sides - dying for their beliefs . But Study deeper & you will find there was much , much more to this story than religious persecution. As always the real issue was money and power . And the control & manipulatation of the poor and uneducated masses . The Church at the time was no friend to the native Mexican people - it limited their human rights, taxed them unmercifully , outlawed their indigenous beliefs, stole their land etc . Over time Native spirituality 'grafted ' onto Catholocism - making the t
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  5. I wouldn't be too harsh on Calles,the Catholic church had a well deserved reputation for exploitation back then.
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  6. Our Citibank American Air card will pay for CDW for up to 30 day rental. In Mexico we have never been able to avoid them charging something like "optional liability" insurance, even though liability ins in on the CAR, not the driver ( just look in the glove box for a copy of of the policy). In GDL it shouldn't be more than $10 a day. Hard to avoid.
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