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  1. So many things have changed since then. I am pasting in an article I wrote about my very first trip here which had been published in a now defunct local Newsletter. I neglected to mention in this article how much I loved discovering the Ajijic Plaza in the evening when there were virtually no gringos there. Staying in a B&B, I had to go out to dinner every night and usually ended up there for a nice ice cream bar for dessert as I sat watching and absorbing everything. Before the Malecon was built in 2008-09 due to flooding caused by very high lake levels, the Plaza used to be the
    6 points
  2. Many times you can buy the parts at Autozone and Synthetic oil on sale at Costco. Plugs, oil filter, air filter, gas filter, synthetic oil and maybe fuel injector cleaner, then find someone to change it all out. Your car will be very happy and you can control price and quality of parts.
    3 points
  3. Actually....I was the only patient in the waiting room, when the lady came out of the exam room holding her little fluffy dog. After she left I questioned the receptionist and was told she held the dog on her lap throughout the procedure. Next, my turn. Candy walked me right into the same exam room!! There was no time to have done a true cleaning....possible. I expressed my dismay and left.. I don't really care if the dog is a trained emotional support dog or not, it's a dog and I don't want a dog sharing the dental space with me. I live dogs and have many, but come on already...,
    3 points
  4. All I want people to do is to just connect the dots, just connect the dots folks! Lets shed some light on the article that Virgo Lady just posted. This highly contagious virus known as Covid-19 which some sources quote it to be up to 10 times more contagious and deadly than the common flu, as of now it currently has infected up to 2% of the general population or heck, lets go with the highest figure out of New York, it has infected roughly 7 % of the population, it is common knowledge that this virus has been massively infecting people in the US since late December and or early January. Ac
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  5. A new way to refer to the one you refer to, in your area.....with the crowded people and loud music.
    2 points
  6. I am the original OP. Since all that are responding have not actually answered my original questions about actually using this program, I have decided to contact a lawyer who will certainly have accurate information about this program.
    2 points
  7. Agree, and be responsible to others who are more at risk than you are. And avoid places like La Coveda. It is the selfish ones who become asymptomatic carriers who are causing the majority of the increases out there.
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  8. After nearly 13 years here I've learned the one constant thing here is the rules and players constantly change and if you are attempting anything the least bit out of the ordinary it is best to hire a Mexican who knows the ropes to help you. That also applies to some of the usual stuff like getting resident visas, driving licenses and even buying cars. We hear about those who have negotiated the ropes successfully on their own, not so much the others. I'm amazed at how cheap that help is and how much it has helped us avoid a lot of unnecessary stress and upset over the years. After all
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  9. What's nasty is the people on this board who think they know everything about everything, to the point that they will even tell you that what you personally experienced couldn't possibly be true.
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  10. Well, you are simply wrong. I know you have an impossible time believing such a thing could be true. I used a respected immigration lawyer- he told me that he couldn't guarantee that INM would approve a working TR for my own business, but that there was no reason not to try. It was approved without any problem. I know several other foreigners who had the same experience. Mexico seems quite amenable to having foreigners start businesses here, because not only do we add to the economy in the same way that retired foreigners do, we also pay income tax on our earnings. And lest you start bera
    2 points
  11. You need to be a citizen.
    2 points
  12. That is an excellent name for that place. LOL
    1 point
  13. "Maria" Lourdes is fantastic and has been our dentist for many years. we strayed a couple of times including to a very popular dentist. She totally corrected the mess he made of my wife's bridge. She has done all my dentures including relines made by the excellent lab she uses.
    1 point
  14. I really love my dentist. Lourdes Barajas in Chapala a couple of doors south of the bus station on on Madero. 765-2800 She is very skilled and for a root canal she called in a dentist from Guad. He gave me the best root canal I've ever had with curved rasps. She's reasonably priced (root canal and crown for 4000 pesos) and really skilled. She did restorative work on a friend with veneers and a bridge and it's been stable for years.
    1 point
  15. Yes it was here then. Only place to eat in Ajijic at that time. Also I have memories of dining there in '76 or '77 with the water splashing up against the windows. Driving to Joco was an adventure avoiding all the charales drying on the highway. Yes times change
    1 point
  16. As stated you have to be 65 if Indian or 68 non-indian. Must have voting card. My landloard which collects U. S. SS plus my rent and probably more. receives 2550 pesos every two months. I am eligible in October. I am not saying I will apply.
    1 point
  17. As a 19 year old, on my own, I came here in 1972 and spent two years. Only available phone was in a tienda on the plaza. No banks, hospitals,LCS, traffic lights, and very few restaurants. Most of the streets were two way and not many cars parked to impede traffic. Movie theater on the plaza, pier under water during the rainy season, and only a couple of blocks of development north of the highway. Still a fishing village. Somehow though, still much the same. Alan
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  18. As a person with a permanente visa that has never shown my income to the Mexican government, I know's that's right.
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  19. Was I talkin' about you? Please...your ego is getting the best of you!!!
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  20. Please...the subject is the malecons opening up here... again everything getting off track. I just got back from my daily walk along the pedestrian bridge and SAT malecon and back through town (many hola's, adios! with all the friendly folks here). Thankfully more and more activity, mostly young parents and children and othes out and about. Don't want to get into the politics here but my personal opinion is that it was a dumb CYA decision from the get go. As so the liquor ban, but beer and wine OK that is still in effect. Oh well, we still can enjoy the great weather with the rainy season here
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  21. I came here in 1980 for my 40 birthday trip, And now I am 80 and still in love with the place, when I came the old posada was the hangout, and the plaza was a gazebo in a field, there were maybe four or five restaurants some bars and lots of vacant land , everybody knew each other, then th building boom started and has never stopped, all my five casas we not more than five blocks to the plaza, I am here to stay..
    1 point
  22. It probably is vastly underestimated everywhere in the world.. I know many people in France and Mexico who had it and never reported it.. That is not uncommon for the people who can stay home and get over it. There is no medecine for it and no cure so unless it san emergency why even go tho the doctor.
    1 point
  23. I got mine several years ago in guadalajara, the director refused to give me the card and I stuck to my guns and she called a immigration director in and he told her I qualified she was pissed, sorry I had to share that. I believe lcs had a program to get the card thru them, when they open back up I would check with them, it is a beneficial card to have 💯
    1 point
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  25. Your getting in to politics. About 6 weeks ago I asked the owner of the TOB to delete my registration because he let politics infiltrate his entire board and not just the "political" section and in essence turn the whole thing in to a fish bowl debate. So please take your Canada versus the US stuff to TOB. (and just to let you know I am Swiss but have lived 11 years in Ontario, Canada). 😑
    1 point
  26. Please tell us ....How did you qualify for a PR on an income of under $600US per month?
    1 point
  27. You are right. Staying at home most of the day, I am constantly reading international news online. Real news, not fake conspiracy theories. I can't supply links because I read up to 100 items every day. I read one written by a medical professional that some people who do survive CV do come out with lasting and very serious side effects such as lung and heart damage and inability to wake up after the required medical sedation when you are on a ventilator, which is very traumatic to the body. Other medical professionals have detailed how horrible some of these cases are even if the people l
    1 point
  28. It seems some people here don't read the posts. It's obvious by the reply. AS I STATED $12,000 PESOS PER MONTH WAS TOO MUCH INCOME TO QUALIFY FOR THE PROGRAM FOR MEXICAN CITIZENS UNDER DISCUSSION I MADE NO COMMENT ON WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF POOR. MEXICAN OR OTHERWISE. I doubt very much the poster from Sayulita lives on a total income of $12,000 per month based on previous posts. Possible, but doubtful. The poster probably is not a Mexican citizen either. I would love to meet some foreigners who have gained Mexican citizenship who don't own a home and live on an income
    1 point
  29. Residente Temporal and Residente Permanente are visas, each with an income requirement, and are administered by the INM (Instituto Nacional de Migración). Mexican citizenship has no income requirement and is administered by the SRE (Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores).
    1 point
  30. And for those of us from elsewhere who have become citizens, it would be totally shameful and greedy to try to exploit this benefit intended for "born here" Mexicans who are in much more need than we are, regardless of each foreign-born person's financial resources.
    1 point
  31. mudgirl, it really is time you stopped destroying threads with your constant patronizing. No one cares about your pointless and continuous judgey posts. Just because this person opened himself up to the possibility of a personal attack does not mean you have to. But you do at every opportunity. Try to be nice for a change.
    1 point
  32. Yogi...where are you????
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  33. Please do not presume why I am asking for information regarding this program. It is stated on bienestar.gob.mx what credentials are needed. The site says nothing about "poor" Mexicans, nor, does it give an income level required for a valid application. I am still waiting for someone to respond to my actual questions that have experience with this program. Mostlylost, how do you know about the "eligibility interview"? How do you know about ''Seguridad Social pension''?
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  34. I read your post and...gasp!...even comprehended it. OK, joking-ish aside, do you really think the virus is going to respect a border? The self-isolation is great for the person that's at risk, but there are many that just can't put their lives on hold. We're fortunate that we're retired and don't have to worry about the next paycheck. That's great for us, but...people have to eat. Jobs have to be done. Life is going to continue, regardless of what is out there. Medical emergencies, or other emergencies, are going to happen. When we return, we still have to eat, see a local doc, etc, etc. No
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