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  1. According to the Guadalajara Reporter, Governor Sandoval was criticizing the new U.S. administration for relinquishing its leadership role in the effort to combat global warming by reneging on its commitment to the recent Paris accords on climate. I both agree with his comments and respect his right to speak freely on the subject. Here's a quote from the article: "(His order) practically annuls the norms to combat global warming and is the first step in winding back one of the most significant accords in human history, COP21 in Paris," the governor said. "(Trump) is considering increasing military spending and energy generation through coal -- a stupid, retrograde step that represents a massive counter signal to the world."
  2. Here's another cheap trick: If you have a patio, hose it down and keep it wet. Of course, you need to open the windows and patio door to let the cooler, evaporative air circulate through the house.
  3. The answer to your question is "yes." I live in Chapala and have constant problems with the reliability of my Internet service. So do my neighbors. For me, the situation worsened about a month ago. I think the problem is due to overloaded servers in Guadalajara. Of course, Telmex will not admit to that.
  4. In case you missed it, here's a video that accompanied the article in Mexico News Daily...
  5. There are at least two separate issues here. One is the effect of agricultural runoff around Poncitlan and the other is the effect of industrial waste being dumped in the Rio Santiago as it nears Guadalajara. Here's a stunning video from Greenpeace which shows just how nasty this river gets in the vicinity of El Salto.
  6. I'm sure we've all noticed that we're getting fewer pesos for our foreign money these days. Here's an analysis from the New York Times. The New Currency Champ Lives South of the Border https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/25/your-money/peso-emerging-markets-donald-trump.html?module=WatchingPortal&region=c-column-middle-span-region&pgType=Homepage&action=click&mediaId=thumb_square&state=standard&contentPlacement=10&version=internal&contentCollection=www.nytimes.com&contentId=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2017%2F03%2F25%2Fyour-money%2Fpeso-emerging-markets-donald-trump.html&eventName=Watching-article-click
  7. This Mireles character has a long and sordid history. He once spent three years in a Mexican prison for trafficking drugs and was later convicted of practicing medicine without a license in California. He is currently facing some very serious charges. He was arrested for possessing fully automatic assault weapons reserved exclusively for use by the military. He is also implicated in the murder of five rival vigilantes, including a 13-year-old. He's been locked up in a maximum-security prison for over two-and-a-half years. Obviously, his diabetes is being treated by prison doctors...or he would be dead. His complaints about the quality of prison food are understandable, but probably receive no more consideration by prison authorities than the similar complaints by "El Chapo" Guzman. Borderland Beat is not a legitimate or reliable news source. Their misinterpretation of a figurative statement about Mireles being dead kinda proves that. Borderland Beat is simply an internet blog, which has been disseminating fake news for quite some time.
  8. 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 Vicente Fox in 2000. Fox's political party, PAN, was founded by the Cristeros following their defeat. While religious freedom is widely accepted in Mexico, the Catholic church as an institution is still hated and reviled by many Mexicans.
  9. Radon gas is a byproduct of natural uranium degradation. Municipal water wells in Southern California are monitored for radon gas, not just because drinking slightly radioactive water is harmful to living things but because it may be an indication of underground movement and a precursor to an earthquake.
  10. I'm also interested in this topic and would like to know what experience others have in depositing either their pension payment or SS directly to a Mexican bank. Is there a waiting period for when the money is available? How much is the commission or fee for the international transaction?
  11. ...and the consignment store is on the south side of the same street, three blocks east of the traffic light.
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