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Ezzie

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    Municipio de Poncitlan, JAL
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  1. Expect the cost of pipas to rise dramatically shortly if they have not already done so. Conagua has just hit commercial water takers on the Chapala aquifer with a 300% increase in extraction tariffs - from $3.25 pesos per cu. mtr. up to around $9.4 pesos per cu. mtr. If you get your water from an illegal (unregistered well) or hose dipped into the lake, you are lucky. Don't know what the levies on the Municipal wells (ie. SIMAPA) have increased by.
  2. I believe Mexico is only administering the Pfizer vaccine in major urban centers where they have the refrigeration capability to administer it.
  3. The initial contact was from the Dellegado of our small village. Via way of one of the gardeners who takes care of the grounds maintenance, most of the 60+ residents (regardless of Nationality) were contacted and asked to come to the Plaza for registration. Then once the vaccines were ready, we were given a time slot for our community to come and receive our shots. A large covered area at the Mezcala community centre is set up. As you enter you are given a number. Wait timeyesterday was about 20-30 minutes. When called you went to a long table for checking of BP, temp, oxigenation and a
  4. A group of us 60+ residents of the Municipality of Poncitlan (east of Chapala) received our first jabs this afternoon in Mezcala, Next shot is to be given to us in 20-40 days. The vaccine used was the Sinovac (Chinese) vaccine which Mexico is administering for all of the rural areas where the Pfizer vaccine is impractical. There were about 200 people that were vaccinated and it was a remarkably well run and efficient process. Thanks to the Jalisco health unit. Oh... so far no side effects.
  5. There is a list of foreign banking institutions on the Scotiabank Canada website where you can use their ATM network without service charges. It is referred to as the "Global ATM Alliance" network. I was surprised at the list of banks throughout the world. https://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/personal/ways-to-bank/manage-accounts/global-atm-alliance.html
  6. I was able to get all charges reversed. The Customer Service agent I spoke with said it was a computer glitch and affected transactions from Feb 1 to 17. Who knows what the truth is! All good again now.
  7. I have searched for it before to use for chlorination injection for our community water wells. In our case it was available from the supplier who delivers product to the Municipal Water Dept. Check with your local SIMAPA office. It is a difficult product to handle due to the concentration level and had to be delivered from industrial chemical distributors in Guadalajara. None of the local pool suppliers I talked to at the time wanted to mess with this stuff.
  8. At the airport Arrive 3-4 hrs. early..
  9. That's not what I was told by the Customer Service Center. Can you cite where you heard or read this or are you just speculating??
  10. ***FOR CANADIANS***** I saw some additional service fees on my bank statement so called Scotiabank in Canada to find out what is going on. It appears Scotiabank Canada is changing its service fees effective March 1, 2021. If you have a Scotiabank Canada bank account and use the Scotiabank Caribbean or Mexico ATM networks, you may have to pay a $5 per transaction service charge moving forward - depending on which type of account you have. It was free in the past for Basic Plus or Preferred Checking accounts but will be no longer. Scotia Inverlat will now be considered a "non-Scotia" bank in th
  11. A PCR test is required for pre-entry into a Canadian airport per a recent Gov't communique. Antigen test not allowed.
  12. I believe it is Communal as the numerous lawsuits are filed with the Agrarian court. The local administration over the land area is assumed by a "Mesa Directiva" and the voting at their meetings is done by "Comuneros" who are typically the eldest son of the families that have lived in the area for some time. No women or foreigners allowed to be "Comuneros". The local Municipality (Poncitlan in this case) does not collect Municipal taxes from the residents and as a result there is very little spent on infrastructure.
  13. It is actually spelt "Chirimoyo" and is a distressed community due to an ongoing land dispute (approx. 20 yrs.) with the Mesa Directiva of the local Village called Tlachichilco. Good place to rent but could be problematic for purchasing property since many of the "foreigner" owned titles have been set aside on the properties in that area. The adjacent town of San Juan Tecomatlan has been regularized but Tlachichilco has refused to move forward so far. The locals refer to their community as "indigenous" even though there are almost no people currently living there that can trace their family
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