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  1. 7 points
    Find better workmen. It's a pain to go through the mediocre ones, I know. When you do find them, pay them well, conform to their cultural norms, and explain your expectations/cultural norms to them. Good people want to give good service. Once you are satisfied with a worker, ask them for recommendations for other trades, and even to bring them to consult with you. Our carpenter (now retired) introduced us to our ironworker, who introduced us to our painter. They all communicate by phone, text and What's App, none speak much English, and none are cheap. We have had these workers from 3-8 years, and will continue to use them. We have what I consider cordial and appropriate employer/employee relationships. It took a lot of time and a bit of wasted $$ to get to this point, but it can be done. No call backs or waiting around unless it has been prearranged. It takes work on both sides to develop this kind of relationships.
  2. 6 points
    I've simply not rehired those who don't show consideration. Also, I no longer wait for tradespeople to show up. I tell them to call when they are 10 to 15 minutes away, so if I'm out, I can come home. If they arrive without calling, after not showing up at the arranged time and I'm not there, then they miss out on the work.
  3. 5 points
    This topic is locked because of Milo's negative comments Mod 5
  4. 4 points
    Whatever Fred, but he owes RV a sincere apology. I would have used "pri*k" but figured it would get removed.
  5. 4 points
    Tradesmen phoning you LOL. and getting an angry rude foreigner´s remarks WILL be avoided possibly. We use tradesmen all the time with the many rental properties we have and this summer our house to repaint the roof and replace the solar hot water system. My wife and I know what "educado" is. We are friendly and polite with everyone no matter what. We say good morning and how are you and your familly etc. in person or on the phone. It is considered very rude to phone someone and start bitching first. This is why you use WhatsApp to connect. Your message Will be read! We always are polite when writing a message. Example: Good afternoon Arturo. I hope you are doing OK and know you and your crew are always very busy. We will wait for you until 3 o' clock today and tommorow is not good for us. I hope to hear when is good for you to come and do the job for us, Thank you. Alan. This works every time and we never are out of communication with anyone when using WhatsApp in Mexico. Old fashioned calling on cell phones was obsolite years ago here in San Luis Potosí. Only family and close friends use them to call or call to get information from a service desk etc.. You just don't know how!
  6. 4 points
    Calling him a "sick Puppy" is insulting to sick puppies the world over.....actually an ignorant uninformed fool would be better.
  7. 4 points
    Lakeside7, you are absolutely correct. All tradesmen lakeside are rude and inconsiderate. Well, there used to be good ones making a good living here who showed consideration for the immigrants they serviced but they left family, friends, culture, and a really good living to go NOB where they are, of course, welcomed and treated with dignity and respect. I do not understand how anyone reading your OP could fail to understand the logic and reasonableness of what you say.
  8. 4 points
    Sandrita, if you have a Mexican address registered with Social Security you will receive a letter in the mail at said address once a year. It basically asks if there have been any changes in the past year that might affect payment. You fill it out and mail it back ASAP in the envelope they provide. Some people pay a small fortune to have it couriered, some use iShop, HandiMail or Sol y Luna, but you can also send it via Correos. This annual task DOES NOT involve other people! Please consider the fact that you might be having some cognitive issues that might benefit from a trip to your doctor. I am sure others have become concerned lately, too. Something is amiss judging by your questions and the problems you seem to be encountering in your daily life.
  9. 3 points
    Oh My Goodness ! And here I thought it was really quite simple. A matter of common sense, good manners, a grasp of communication skills, and an understanding of the culture where you live.
  10. 3 points
    I sincerely hope the moderator permanently removes you for that comment. Your constant baiting of members of this forum and rude, insulting comments have earned you a ticket out of here.
  11. 3 points
    It appears that my sarcasm font was not working. Though I am surprised that someone from New Jersey failed to recognize it. I thought all us east coasters were fluent in sarcasm. I am sorry I upset you.
  12. 3 points
  13. 2 points
    All has been turned over to his authorized representative.
  14. 2 points
    This is an option you might explore... There is a gentleman who lives locally, his name is Alex Peterson who brings packages sent to him at a Laredo address and brings them to lakeside about once a month. I have found his fees very reasonable. this is his e- mail address: rapidpackman at gmail.com .. substitute the 'at' with a @ .. That would be the second leg of getting your books and telescope here. . Check out sending it from your location to Alex at his Laredo, Texas address via GreyHound bus - they do ship packages in the US . They have a very good on-line system to figure out the cost of sending the package(s) .. you would would need to have a guess for the dimensions of the package... and they will insure each package ,up to $1,000 USD.. I do not believe they are 'cheap' , maybe easonable compared to airline luggae - I don't know .. but it might be an option for you .. This way you can figure out if you want to use this method, air lines luggage costs , or ?? PS .. if you can not get your small telescope sent down, contact me.. I have a small Tasco 20X-60X50mm zoom telescope that you can have, that belonged to my husband.
  15. 2 points
    I agree with Chapalance and Pappy. Either bite the economic bullet or give up the books and telescope. There is no cheaper way I know of than paying for extra baggage. If you have a friend or relative with storage space you may leave stuff with them and figure out something later. Some of us end up regretting things we left behind. Others regret money spent on bringing down things that ended up not being important in their new lives. We make our best guess with what we know at the time. Best of luck.
  16. 2 points
    Let me see if I can clear up all the inaccurate info posted for this subject. Primary and of greatest importance DO NOT GET THE NUMBERS FROM THE US EMBASSY IN MEXICO OR THE CONSULATE WEBSITE IN GUADALAJARA. Lakeside is a unique situation. Usually the Friday before the second Wednesday visit the numbers are posted at the American Legion, Lake Chapala Society and on this web board under customs and immigration under title of US Consulate fees for that month. The fees for peso checks may change from month to month (Sox Fan, that is why I take the month’s figures down after they have completed that month’s visit). Until two months ago only Banamex cashier checks were accepted. The decision to accept peso or dollar cashier checks at lakeside was made to actually make it easier, especially if you have a local Mexican bank that is on the list to get a check. Instead of writing a whole book, let me just say that the past two months non account holders have successfully been able to get checks from Intercam, Banamex and Bancomer for a fee. My email address is posted in the latest Sox Fan posting. If you want the fees, when available via email, then email me and request same. I’ll not be monitoring this posting, so email if you have a question or want to be on next month’s distribution list.
  17. 2 points
  18. 2 points
    Fond memories of Laguna Net and your very professional service.
  19. 1 point
    We had solar installed about 8 years ago and have been very happy with it (love those low bills!). While our bills have usually been at or near the minimum with the configuration we have, we've been planning to install a few a/c splits and that will up our usage...time to add another inverter and solar panels. I contacted Opiere and set up an appointment with Nyah Walters. Wow! He was knowledgeable, professional, and actually fun to deal with. We pretty much knew what we wanted before we even met up, but it was nice to not feel pressured. Long story short, the crew came--every bit as professional as you could hope for--the setup was installed and we're very happy campers. Our property was left immaculately clean afterwards. If you're considering having solar, I very highly recommend Opiere. www.opiere.com ventasa@opiere.com 331 400 2646 (FWIW, no, we don't get anything for giving them a plug. It's just nice to be able to give positive reviews for companies that truly deserve them.)
  20. 1 point
    i have to agree with you. although loud firecrackers scare my dogs i have found a wonderful new all natural drops for miedo for animals as well as many more drops of for different things animals may have. there are drops you can put in their water that are good for them that just keep them relatively stable throughout the day. i love Mexico and i am lucky that i live in lower chula vista where i am not downtown ajijic during festivals etc. unless i want to go enjoy the festivities and noise. i am always confused why people move to a foreign country nlbut immediately want to change the country to clone the own country. Then go back to your own country. i think it is impotant to rent first in a country prior to buying to decide if where you are living is just to loud or to dirty or has to much crime etc for you so you can make a good choice if you decide to buy. Now i came here and the new San Antonio Plaza had not been built yet. the last festival went on for 12 or 13 days and music went till 4 am. but usually on weekends there is music i can here and i love it as i can dance on my terraza and it spices up my life. the music is not overbearing and is usually over by 10-11 pm. i agree as we age we need our sleep. at the health food place near the gas company and pool supply place sells 10mg sublingual melatonin by puitans pride. if i go to the states i buy the same sublingual pill at sprouts only made by natrol approx cost is 10-11 us dollars for 60 pills. take 1 pill and you are out for the whole night. some people might want to try a 1/2 pill to start. it is wonderful for your brain. so think wisely before you ret or buy. mexico is charming and they love there fiestas and i love the fact they do. rather than trying to change everything Mexico and their culture loves we should think about what positive things we can change in ourselves to help our situation
  21. 1 point
    R.I.P. Mr. Cook. I was hoping to find his rank via the Web; I did not, but I did discover this. https://abc13.com/society/texas-last-known-pearl-harbor-survivor-dead-at-96/5453571/
  22. 1 point
    Another graduate from the Underarm School of Charm!😠
  23. 1 point
    Check with Alfredo Cabrera in Chapala, he is a Mirage and Trane dealer / installs / services 33 1292 3394 Ninos Heroes 56, Chapala
  24. 1 point
    We just bought a house in Ajijic with solar panels installed by eSolar (which doesn't exist anymore, for newbies like me)... It seemed that it would be nearly impossible to change the CFE account because they were asking for so many things... Until I stooped by Opiere Solar. They were on the issue immediately and provided everything I needed!!! They can even do it for you and save you the 6-8 trips to CFE that I've had to take. If you just bought or are buying a house with a solar system, or want to get a system, I highly recommend Opiere! We will certainly go to them when we wan t to expand our system...
  25. 1 point
    By the time you pay to ship the items to Alex, and then pay his fees and any duty that is imposed, it's cheaper in time, money and aggravation to just pay the luggage fees.
  26. 1 point
    And now for some comic relief... I just recently bought a new computer and wanted an SSD. I thought it stood for Stainless Steel Drive.... DUH! My brain was scrambled with all the choices internally. I didn't get the SSD... maybe later when the computer slows down and prices for them come down.
  27. 1 point
    And I am going to raise you, 45 day dry aged. It really is this easy, but if I make another one, I will ask the butcher to cut off the bones at that fat line, they tie them back on the roast with butcher twine, then aging. Beautiful, beefy ribs, and the roast cut into thin steaks.
  28. 1 point
    I'm not surprised, when I started my business in 1997 a year later Telmex came in and many flocked to the cheaper rates and as I was told better service, obviously they have the bigger market share now so people have to put up with it. This is just Telmex, it has been pretty much the same company since I have lived here, they start off with a bang and then things gradually go downhill. I just recently ended my 22 year old E3 contract with Uninet and needed a residential Internet option I first subscribed to Telmex (it was my only option) and was getting 10megs down and almost 1 meg up, once the rainy season started I'm down to 5 megs down and 400Kbps up. Even though it's slow it's still reliable. I just recently subscribed to a new local company Unet Telecom in Jocotepec. I took to the lowest package which is 10/10Mbps up and down and so far I have been very happy. If reliability continues over the next few months I will bump it up to the 20Meg package. I'm sure Telmex will upgrade eventually in certain areas (if they see it as being cost effective) but there are many other options available now. Those who need reliability should really consider having two ISP's (if available).
  29. 1 point
    I'm way late to this conversation, but ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? No, they don't call, they don't text, they don't show up. It's all part of that wonderful Mexican culture I keep hearing so much about.
  30. 1 point
    There are now federal, state and local laws.
  31. 1 point
    You've been given the answers on where to find what you want. Some legwork required, but hey, we did our best.
  32. 1 point
  33. 1 point
    I have not been able to figure out why folks like it. May (very well) be me but I thought the food and service was (barely) meh.
  34. 1 point
    You are correct AlanMexicali. Instead of "call", we should be using the word "communicate".
  35. 1 point
    I don't enjoy reading on my iPad because of 1) the glare of the screen, 2) the weight/size of the iPad and 3) the blue light that comes from those screens. I much prefer the 'ink-like' characteristics of the Kindle and Nook. YMMV
  36. 1 point
    I am totally in agreement with you mudgirl. If a tradesperson doesn't call to inform me that they are going to either 1) be late or 2) reschedule in a timely manner, then they NEVER get my business again. There are many considerate tradespeople out there but, if I'm going to do business with someone, then I state my requirements for timing UP FRONT. I'm rarely disappointed but it does happen. My money, my time, my choice.
  37. 1 point
    Look, folks, I don't want to just delete my post and cause mass confusion, but I believe I mistakenly thought this was a TelMex modem, when in fact it is a TelCEL WiFi en Casa" modem. So any thoughts of using it... fuggedaboudit. I'm so sorry: I did three modem setups that day, and I have obviously swapped the details in my records. I can no longer say that this particular modem is the one that has the better WiFi.
  38. 1 point
    The form the Guad airport is most familiar with is the APHIS-7001 and must be completed by an accredited vet. (Not all are accredited either by APHIS or USDA.) The form comes with detailed instructions on how to complete it (all electronic, except stamp, seal and signature), not to use any abbreviations of any kind (including state or month.) Your vet must certify the pet as well to travel, provide original printout of valid rabies certificate, internal and external parasites/deworming good for six months. The date of the letter may differ from the date required by your airline, so check both and schedule your appointment to cover both. The SAGARPA agent will print out and give you an OISA Certificado de Importación for your records. You will also need to get a return health screening document from a Mexican vet for your return, with essentially the same info but with updated details, if your anti-parasitics expire during your stay. The process is not hard, it's just very specific (and not cheap) and requires precision each and every time. Following are the link to the APHIS site that clearly documents what needs to be done as well as a detailed, but well-explained, post from another website on what, when, and how to comply. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel/by-country/pettravel-mexico Bringing Your Dogs and Cats to Mexico October 17, 2017 Since this question comes up on this Facebook page approximately every 2 weeks I thought I would put together some guidance for bringing your dog or cat to Mexico. Just briefly about me I am an accredited veterinarian in the State of Texas, but I hope to retire to Mexico in the not so distant future so this topic is “near and dear to my heart” since I plan to bring my two cats with me. First, most of this information can be found at the following USDA website: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel/by-country/pettravel-mexico For those that are not aware The US and Mexico have agreements on the movement of many things across the border including pets. I theory these requirements should be honored by Mexico when you arrive with your beloved critters. Q: What is an Accredited Veterinarian? A: An accredited veterinarian is one that has completed training through the USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program. It is state based and allows these veterinarians to complete, sign, and date health certificates for international travel. Depending on the location of travel these health certificates are then countersigned and embossed/ stamped by the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). In the case of travel with dogs or cats to Mexico you will typically need an Accredited Veterinarian to fill out the Health Certificate, but won’t necessarily need the countersigning and embossing by APHIS (see below for more detail). The following is an overview from the USDA website. The Health Certificate must... • Be type written, or completed using a word processor or computer. o Documents with handwritten information will be rejected. • Not contain abbreviations. Example: o Dates: "January" is accepted while "Jan" is not. o States: Must be the entire word and not the two-letter abbreviation. o Ages: "Months" or "Years" is accepted while "mos" or "yrs" is not. • Mexico will reject VS Form 7001 health certificates if they are not signed and sealed by a Veterinary Services veterinarian. Choices You have some choice when it comes to the appropriate documentation to supply for bringing your dogs or cats into Mexico: Option A: The APHIS form 7001 health certificate (HC) or Option B: A health certificate (HC) issued and signed by an accredited veterinarian on their letterhead certificate that includes the accreditation number of the signing veterinarian. Option A: APHIS form 7001 health certificate (HC) Option B: A health certificate issued and signed by an accredited veterinarian Issued and signed by a USDA accredited veterinarian within 10 days prior to export. Must be signed and endorsed by a USDA Veterinary Services veterinarian. • Issued and signed by an accredited veterinarian on their letterhead certificate that includes the accreditation number of the signing veterinarian. [Type here] Mexico will reject VS Form 7001 health certificates if they are not signed by an accredited veterinarian and endorsed by a Veterinary Services veterinarian. USDA will charge a fee for this option. The certificate must be issued within 10 days of export. This certificate does not need to be endorsed by USDA. The certification statements (below) need to be included on or with the 7001. The three statements should be in English and Spanish. The HC must contain the following information: The statements should be in English and Spanish. Animal/s has been vaccinated against rabies. Indicate the date of vaccination and the date through which the vaccination is valid./Que el o los animales han sido inmunizados contra la rabia, indicando la fecha de aplicación de la vacuna y la vigencia de la misma; quedan exentos de este requisito los animales menores de tres meses de edad. Animals were inspected and found clinically healthy prior to export. Que en la inspección previa a la exportación, los animales se encontraron clínicamente sanos. The animals were treated against ectoparasite and endoparasite in a period not longer than 6 months. Los animales fueron tratados contra ectoparásitos y endoparásitos en un periodo que no exceda seis meses de haberse aplicado. The HC must contain the name and address of the importer and exporter. When the exporter and importer is the owner, the home address and the destination address of the owner of the pet must be given. The following certification statements must be included on the HC: Animal/s has been vaccinated against rabies. Indicate the vaccination and expiration dates of the rabies vaccine. Animals younger than three months are exempted from this requirement. Que el o los animales han sido inmunizados contra la rabia, indicando la fecha de aplicación de la vacuna y la vigencia de la misma; quedan exentos de este requisito los animals menores de tres meses de edad. Animals were inspected and found clinically healthy prior to export. Que en la inspección previa a la exportación, los animales se encontraron clínicamente sanos. The animals were treated against ectoparasite and endoparasite in a period not longer than 6 months. Los animales fueron tratados contra ectoparásitos y endoparásitos en un periodo que no exceda seis meses de haberse aplicado. Form 7001: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/vs/iregs/animals/downloads/mx_aphis_7001.pdf Health Certificate Template for use by an Accredited Veterinarian. Attached to the end of this document. **Don’t forget that this needs to go on their letterhead** Which one to use? So here I will interject a bit of my own opinion Q: Which form to use? A: I would lean towards Option B: A health certificate issued and signed by an accredited veterinarian. Q: Why? A: With the short turnaround time of 10 days prior to export with Option A you would need to: 1) Have an accredited veterinarian fill out the form 2) Have the form sent to the closest Veterinary Services Endorsement Office [Type here] 3) The Veterinary Services Endorsement Office needs to sign and endorse 4) The form is mailed back to you in a pre-addressed and stamped envelope that you send with the form 5) You have to pay for all the shipping and with only 10 days you will probably have to overnight the form to and from to get it back is a reasonable time 6) You have to pay for the endorsement Below are some of the other requirements listed on the USDA website OTHER REQUIREMENTS / OTROS REQUISITOS Personnel from the Office of Animal Health, Aquaculture, and Fishery will inspect the animals and documents. Pets with external parasites will be treated by a private veterinarian chosen by the pet owner who will pay for the cost of the treatment. At inspection, animal cages must be clean. After inspection, the attending official will disinfect animal cages without cost. El Oficial de Sanidad Agropecuaria, Acuícola y Pesquera (OSSAP) realizará la inspección física y verificará que no existan evidencias de parásitos externos, en caso contrario un Médico Veterinario Zootecnista particular elegido por el propietario aplicará el tratamiento indicado, con cargo al importador. Además el 3resente realizará una desinfección mediante 3resenter a las transportadoras del o los 3resent (sin costo), mismas que deberán presentarse limpias. To comply with dispositions established in Article 24, 32 and 89 of the Federal Law of Animal Health, the importer must present the health certificate at the port of entry. The health certificate must meet the requirements of this Zoosanitary Requirement Sheet (HRZ) and must contain the identification of the pets and destination of the shipment. Para cumplir con las disposiciones establecidas en los artículos 24, 32 y 89 de la Ley Federal de Sanidad Animal: El trámite de importación deberá ser realizado en el primer punto de ingreso al país, cumplir con lo señalado en la presente Hoja de Requisitos Zoosanitarios y hacer mención en el certificado de salud y documentos sanitarios, los datos de identificación de la 3resen y destino del embarque. Compliance with the sanitary requirements indicated in this document does not exempt the importer of presenting documents required by other authorities. El cumplimiento de los 3resenter3 zoosanitarios aquí señalados, no exime al importador de 3resenter trámites y/o documentos requeridos por otras autoridades. Information from Mexico The following information is what is provided on the el Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASICA) website (National Service of Health, Safety and Agrifood Quality) Here is a link to their website: https://www.gob.mx/senasica/acciones-y-programas/si-viajas-con-tu-perro-o-gato-56614 In Mexico only dogs and cats are considered pets! Upon entering Mexico ... You must contact the official SAGARPA-SENASICA personnel to make a Certificate of import of your pet, for this purpose, the officer will perform a physical and documentary inspection, to verify compliance with the following requirements: 1. Submit a Certificate of Good Health with a maximum validity of 15 days of having been issued in original and simple copy with the following elements: Si viajas con tu perro o gato ¡En México solo se consideran mascotas a perros y gatos! Al ingresar a México ... Deberás contactar al personal oficial de la SAGARPA- SENASICA para que realice un Certificado de importación de tu mascota, para tal efecto, el oficial realizará una inspección física y documental, para verificar el cumplimiento de los siguientes requisitos: [Type here] Issued by an official veterinarian of the competent authority or if it is a particular one, on letterhead, with the number of the professional certificate printed or a photocopy of the same (or its equivalent). Name and address of exporter (in country of origin or provenance) and importer (destination address in Mexico). Date of application of the rabies vaccine and its validity (animals under 3 months of age are exempt). That at the pre-trip inspection, the animal or animals were clinically healthy. That the animal or animals have been dewormed internally and externally within the previous six months and are free of ectoparasites. If you do not comply with the above, you must contact a Veterinarian (of your choice and for your account in Mexico), who will issue the health certificate and apply the corresponding treatment. 2. Your pet must enter a carrier or container, clean, without bed, without implements or accessories (toys, treats, prizes or other objects, made with ingredients of ruminant origin), otherwise they will be removed for destruction. The carrier or container will receive a preventive treatment by means of sprinkling by the official personnel of SAGARPA-SENASICA; you can enter with your necklace, strap, etc. 3. You can enter the ration of the day of balanced food in bulk. We remind you that in Mexico we have this type of food that has the Registration and Authorization of SAGARPA-SENASICA. 4. If you send your pet documented as a cargo, check the requirements on the airline of your choice and consider the need to use the services of a customs agent for release to Customs. 1. Presentar un Certificado de Buena Salud con vigencia máxima de 15 días de haber sido expedido en original y copia simple con los siguientes elementos: Expedido por un médico veterinario oficial de la autoridad competente o si es particular, en papel membretado, con el número de cédula profesional impresa o fotocopia de la misma (o su equivalente). Nombre y dirección del exportador (en país de origen o procedencia) y del importador (dirección de destino en México). Fecha de aplicación de la vacuna contra la rabia y vigencia de la misma (quedan exentos los animales menores de 3 meses de edad). Que en la inspección previa a su viaje, el o los animales se encontraron clínicamente sanos. Que el o los animales han sido desparasitados interna y externamente, dentro de los seis meses previos y se encuentran libres de ectoparásitos. Si no cumples con lo anterior, deberás contactar un Médico Veterinario (de tu elección y por tu cuenta en México), quién expedirá el certificado de salud y aplicará el tratamiento correspondiente. 2. Tu mascota deberá ingresar en una transportadora o contenedor, limpio, sin cama, sin implementos o accesorios (juguetes, golosinas, premios u otros objetos, elaborados con ingredientes de origen rumiante), de lo contrario, serán retirados para su destrucción. La transportadora o contenedor recibirá un tratamiento preventivo mediante aspersión por parte del personal oficial de la SAGARPA-SENASICA; podrá ingresar con su collar, correa, etc. 3. Podrás ingresar la ración del día de alimento balanceado a granel. Te recordamos que en México se dispone de este tipo de alimentos que cuentan con el Registro y Autorización de la SAGARPA-SENASICA. 4. Si envías a tu mascota documentada como carga, verifica los requisitos en la aerolínea de tu elección y considera la necesidad de utilizar los servicios de un agente aduanal para su liberación ante la Aduana. So the astute reader will notice that the US site states that the HC must be filled out in 10 days and the Mexican site states that it is 15 days. In my professional opinion I would err on the side of caution and go with the 10 day limit. [Type here] Parasites Q: What about indicating the medication brand, product name, batch number and date administered for internal and external parasites? A: Ok, this is a bit of a tricky one. While I can’t find any specific requirement detailing this on either site there are several anecdotal reports of this being required especially if you fly in with your dog(s) cats(s). While the USDA states that the template (that I’ve copied below) should not be changed I would recommend that you have the veterinarian supply and additional statement on a separate piece of letter head reasserting: The animals were treated against ectoparasite and endoparasite in a period not longer than 6 months. / Los animales fueron tratados contra ectoparásitos y endoparásitos en un periodo que no exceda seis meses de haberse aplicado. Then listing the medication brand, product name, batch number and date administered. (I’ve created a template below for this purpose, just note that this is not an official document of any government etc. so use at your own risk). If you decide to go the Option A route, on the form is a section called “OTHER VACCINATIONS, TREATMENT, AND/OR TESTS AND RESULTS” I have spoken with the Veterinary Services Endorsement Office in Texas and they recommended placing the parasite treatment information in this section. Flying vs. Driving If you plan to fly in with your pets I would strongly recommend that you contact your individual airline to find out what their paperwork requirements are, they could be different from what I have listed here. Also to the best of my knowledge when you fly and reach Mexico your pets will be inspected by someone from the Oficinas de Inspección de Sanidad Agropecuarias (OISA). You will need to supply them with the correct paperwork to receive your import certificate. If you drive in it is your responsibility to stop at the nearest OISA office location to have your pets inspected and receive your import certificate. I know a lot of people don’t complete this step when driving in, I just wanted to be clear that as far as I know you are supposed to do this. Here is a link to the OISA locations: https://www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachment/file/182074/Directorio_20170110.pdf Here is a link to a blog post by NOMAD-ISH with similar information on brining pets into Mexico. https://nomad-ish.com/furry-family-members-bringing-pets-into-mexico/ I hope this helps and removes some of the worry about bringing your dogs and cats from the US to Mexico. Safe Travels Dr. Calvin Patten Jr. [Type here] HEALTH CERTIFICATE TO EXPORT DOGS AND CATS FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO MEXICO Name and Address of Consignor/Nombre y Dirección de Consignador: Name and Address of Consignee/Nombre y Dirección del Destinatario: Identification of the animals to be exported / Identificación de los animales a ser exportados. Identification/ Identificación Breed / Raza Sex / Sexo Age / Edad 1. Animal/s has been vaccinated against rabies. Indicate the vaccination and expiration dates of the rabies vaccine. Animals younger than three months are exempted from this requirement. / Que el o los animales han sido inmunizados contra la rabia, indicando la fecha de aplicación de la vacuna y la vigencia de la misma; quedan exentos de este requisito los animales menores de tres meses de edad. Rabies Identification/Rabia Identificación RabiesName/Rabia & Manufacturer/Marca/Serial Number/Serial Numero Date Given/Fecha Date Expires/Fecha Expiraccion Animals were inspected and found clinically healthy prior to export / Que en la inspección previa a la exportación, los animales se encontraron clínicamente sanos. The animals were treated against ectoparasite and endoparasite in a period not longer than 6 months. / Los animales fueron tratados contra ectoparásitos y endoparásitos en un periodo que no exceda seis meses de haberse aplicado. Veterinarian Signature/ Date/Fecha Veterinario Firma Accreditation number/Número de Acreditación [Type here] The animals were treated against ectoparasite and endoparasite in a period not longer than 6 months. Los animales fueron tratados contra ectoparásitos y endoparásitos en un periodo que no exceda seis meses de haberse aplicado. medication brand/marca medication product name/nombre del producto lot number/número de lote date given/fecha dada Veterinarian Signature/ Date/Fecha Veterinario Firma Accreditation number/Número de Acreditación
  39. 1 point
    But you choose to escape our paradise albeit for medical reasons..who knows maybe the unattended frustration was part of the cause of your predicament..a latent killer
  40. 1 point
    I've never downloaded a Windows 10 Update since i got my present laptop, 2 years ago. Hasn't seemed to make an iota of difference aside from my computer not running at the speed of molasses, as it did with the last laptop when I was downloading all of them. Of course I have virus protections on, and all seems to work just fine.
  41. 1 point
    I am sure that many others understand, as I do. But, you choose not to, and we will not try to change your opinion, as it seems firmly established. Oh well.....,
  42. 1 point
    Kyle, to be fair your OP was a bit snarly, practically begging for a response in kind. I don't eat there (or anywhere in Ajijic) often but enjoy the food when I do. Yes, there is traffic noise but it does not hinder conversation even with my very hard of hearing friend. The prices are certainly not at the highest end of Ajijic and are not unfair for what you get. All of us have restaurants we don’t go to for a variety of reasons but (usually) do not angrily attack the owner for being in the wrong location for us.
  43. 1 point
    Psst, rafterbr--corn chips are totopos.
  44. 1 point
    Your choice,others don't agree and it seems his business is just fine. Talk louder,don't whisper.
  45. 1 point
    Would it be authoritarian of me to suggest that you determine the correct meaning of the word "authoritarian" before you bandy it about?
  46. 1 point
    Then I suggest you avoid mirrors.
  47. 1 point
    Had 3 kindles in 8 years. Couldnt live without it, but strangley the one i preferred was the old keyboard model, but the new ones are quicker and lighter.
  48. 1 point
    Yep you need to be able to go back and also set up your health care docs before you leave. That is what we did. Our supplemental also reimburses for emergency medical care here, the burden is on you to collect all the required reports and receipts. Closest place with plenty of docs and hospitals is McAllen, TX.
  49. 1 point
    https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/hospitals-warn-of-insolvency-due-to-cuts/ "Hospitals warn of insolvency due to cuts but AMLO insists there have been none Directors of 11 facilities claim 2.3 billion pesos has been withheld or cut Friday, May 24, 2019 Hospitals and national health institutes have warned that they are on the brink of insolvency due to federal budget cuts and the freezing of funds, threatening their ability to operate. At a meeting with members of the budget committee of the lower house of Congress yesterday, the directors of nine government health institutes and two public hospitals said that a total of 2.3 billion pesos (US $120.7 million) has either been cut or withheld from their budgets as a result of austerity measures. They demanded that the federal government release additional resources to ensure that they can continue to provide care to patients. The document entitled Position of National Health Institutes in the Face of Budget Cuts said that 50% of the budget allocated to the Federico Gómez hospital in Mexico City to subcontract medical services has been frozen. It also said that the hospital faced shortages of anesthetics and nitric oxide, undermining its capacity to schedule surgeries and threatening the adequate treatment of serious medical conditions in newborn babies. The document added that the hospital only has enough funds to pay cleaning staff until July and warned that nurses and lab technicians may have to be laid off. But President López Obrador today rejected the claims that 2.3 billion pesos has been withheld from the health sector.“There are no [fund] retention problems, [the accusations] are inventions . . . They may have a lack of information, that’s why we’re going to clear it up without any problem,” he said." https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/government-stopped-buying-medicine/ "Public hospitals and healthcare clinics continue to face medicine shortages, according to a pharmaceutical industry leader who also says the federal government hasn’t considered the logistics and costs of distributing the drugs it plans to purchase in 2020. Hospitals in at least 24 states reported shortages of medicines last month and the problem still “hasn’t been controlled,” said Rafael Gual Cosío, head of the National Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry (Canifarma). “It continues because the federal government stopped buying,” he said, explaining that the current administration has only purchased 20% of the medicines its predecessor committed to for 2019. “[The government] should have bought 50% of what was agreed to [by now] . . . but it’s not more than 20% on average. It stopped buying and that’s why there’s a shortage,” Gual added. Gual said that in 38 years working in the industry, he has never seen a medicine shortage as bad as what the nation is currently facing." https://www.am.com.mx/opinion/Cronica-d … -0002.html Google Translation: " OPINION Chronicle of announced deaths In my 41 years as a doctor I had never seen a crisis in the health sector of this magnitude, so much maleficent and incompetence announced as charities for supposedly fighting against corruption, which augurs in Mexicans a chronicle of announced deaths. By Dr. Éctor Jaime Ramírez Barba June 15 Javier Potes has just told a scene that describes full body just the phenomenon of what is already happening, which he called 'Schlinder's list in hospitals in Mexico'; using the voice of Jorge, a 34-year-old cardiologist who works at the National Institute of Cardiology, one of the thirteen high-level national institutes that depend on the Ministry of Health (as well, with lowercase letters) and as mentioned by this writer in columns past, they are on the verge of collapse due to the reduction of all kinds of resources. Jorge the cardiologist works on the evaluation of patients with heart problems and is one of those responsible for programming the procedures for the placement of "stents", which duly give years of quality of life to hundreds of patients. Jorge is not a technical doctor who sees folios; he attends to lives, families, dreams and hopes in each of them, so it is not surprising that he is looking for solutions beyond his responsibilities. Jorge told him, "I have Schindler's list," that's what the National Institute of Cardiology calls a list of more than 300 patients who could die if they are not treated within a year. Being on that list can save your life, not being is unthinkable. From that list some are already urgent, others - without knowing it - will play their luck hoping to arrive alive when there is the possibility of attending them in six or eight months or never. But the chances that they will be served today are few, there is no money at all ... the government's solution to reduce the costs of care is to let them die, regardless of whether we deprive them of ten or fifteen more years of life, something has to be done and we do not know what to do"." The new administration is responsible for all the turmoil not the previous administration which had medical systems budgeted correctly, built hundreds of new fully equiped clinics and state of the art hospitals and upgraded medical equipment needed for both the IMSS and Seguro Popular. They spent many billions of dollars on Mexicos socialized heath care systems in Mexico [ one of their crowning achievements ] and now it is being sabatoged by the current administration.
  50. 1 point
    AMLO has been repeating it for years there is no Seguro Popular with about 59 million affiliates in Mexico. He also repeats he will " create " a universal health system to make the more than 60 million uninsured in Mexico so that they will be covered. So it appears that he is trying to take credit for " creating " the Seguro Popular or whatever name they give it.
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