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  1. Most  Mexicans with any money have lost big in  currency devaluations.  The one thing that wasn't affected was real estate.  One reason many well off Mexican's own multiple houses, and rent them. 

    In the last devaluation house prices doubled in pesos while remaining the same in dollars. Rents rose 25% or more in the next two years in both dollars and pesos. 

    Right now a lot of Mexicans are investing in houses and sending money abroad because they are worried about the current financial policies under AMLO.

    Owning a house makes sense if you plan on living here for any length of time.  


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  2. 1 hour ago, Sonia said:

    Their vehicles, trailer and extensive belongings are in Canada. While they thought of this option it is a major hardship according to them.

    They are allowed to enter the USA for a Medical appointment.Why not make an appointment in the USA with a specialist, get a return email form the DR's office?  Then cancel the appointment? That's what Mexicans are doing...

  3. An albañil has masonry skills and is basically any worker that builds houses. 

    What you need is an experienced Pintor or painter. There are many ways to cure salitre (which is basically natural salts) leaching from cement or mortar because the sand used in Mexico is unwashed and has natural salts. 

    Cemex has a new waterproof cement that can be used if someone removes the old cement down to the brick.

  4. August 13 Thursday updates 

    Chapala  active: +1 awaiting results: +2 Deaths: +1  Jocotepec  active: unchanged  awaiting results: +1

    Ixtlahuacán  active: unchanged     awaiting results: -1 


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  5. 2 hours ago, AngusMactavish said:

    I would use Telcel if they were not twice the cost of ATT. I prepay for a year and I get two years. That crap about coverage is just that... crap. I get data when some can't with Telcel at for instance Vista del Lago. 

    So what do you pay for 2 years of unlimited calls Mexico, USA, Canada,. Unlimited texts.,Unlimited social media & Whatsapp,  and what amount of internet per month?

  6. August 12 Wednesday updates 

    Chapala  active:unchanged awaiting results: +4  Jocotepec  active: -1 awaiting results: +1

    Ixtlahuacán  active: unchanged     awaiting results: -1 


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  7. The conversion rate is not determined by  the bank unless you accept the bank's rate if asked.  The conversion rate is determined by the company that processes the transaction for your Visa or Mastercard. 

    Look on your card and there might be a name of the networks your card uses. The ATM will have a network that matches (sometimes posted on the ATM) 

    At the top of the "pyramid" are national networks Plus (Visa) and Cirrus (MasterCard). At the next level there are networks such as NYCE, Jeanie, Star (East and West), Mac, Quest, Pulse and others.

    The ATM you use has no way of changing the network's rate unless they offer an option to use the dynamic rate and you accept it.

    You could go to Banorte, HSBC, Bancomer, CI Banco or anywhere and it is the same rate on the same day. You can get a very good estimate before you go at the Visa or Mastercard websites






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  8. Medicine, and medical devices require an import permit. If Aduana opens the package they will not take the time to research the ingredients (listed in English). They will deny entry. It does not matter how it is shipped (FedEx, DHL, USPS International etc) 

    So it is a gamble. 8 or 9 out of 10 packages might clear customs inspection. If you order be ready to lose your money.

    Far better to take the ingredient list to a pharmacy here and see if they have something similar.

  9. August 11 Tuesday updates 

    Chapala  active:unchanged awaiting results: +2  Jocotepec  active: unchanged  awaiting results: +1

    Ixtlahuacán  active: +1    awaiting results: +1  


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  10. There is little doubt that in most of Mexico especially outside of metro areas, and lakeside the actual coverage of Telcel is better with fewer blind areas. But since AT&T bought up a couple of companies they have been working to expand their network and to compete with  Telcel.

    Both offer various options of pre-paid as well as monthly contract plans. Depending on an individuals needs one might be better than the other for pricing. 

    When traveling in the US with a Telmex  Canada/USA/ Mexico plan Telmex uses the T-Mobile network which is not always the best coverage in the USA outside of metro areas. 

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  11. Just now, bmh said:

    I would not useUPS either,  took themto court twice, nothing but bad experences wth them.. Also they do not haveoffces in a lot of cities in Mexico. WIthin Mexico I use Estafeta and DHL to foreign destinations.. Fedex s my second choice for foregn destinations.. 

     The mail is ff n the STates as well. My cousin sent a book to New York from Paris 2 months ago.. she was able to trace the packet to the US but then no tracing... 

    If you are sending packages internationally you must pay for international tracking.  If not when it is handed over to a different countries mail system the tracking ends. 

  12. August 10 Monday updates 

    Chapala  active:unchanged awaiting results: unchanged Jocotepec  active: unchanged  awaiting results:unchanged

    Ixtlahuacán  active: +1    awaiting results: -1  


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  13. August 9 Sunday updates 

    Chapala  active: +2 awaiting results: -2 Jocotepec  active: unchanged  awaiting results: -1

    Ixtlahuacán  active: -1    awaiting results: +1    


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