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  1. I believe Mexico is only administering the Pfizer vaccine in major urban centers where they have the refrigeration capability to administer it.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. At the airport Arrive 3-4 hrs. early..
  8. 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??
  9. ***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
  10. A PCR test is required for pre-entry into a Canadian airport per a recent Gov't communique. Antigen test not allowed.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Did you ask the proud charmer what they found? Was it a broken pipe, a misaligned joint, ground movement, and underground spring???
  14. I did a roofing project last year at my house to replacing an old tile roof over the terrazzo. Very similar design to the pic above. I used 4' x 8' x 8mm. Cempanel and screwed it directly onto the steel 1' x 2" purlins that the old tile roof was wired to with countersinking self tapping screws. On my roof the purlins were on a 30 cm. spacing. Bottom line, it didn't work out too well. The Cempanel seems to have a lot of expansion/contraction due to the changes in temperature. Eventually it developed cracks. The fix was to mount the panels with an approx. 1/4" gap and insert a foam b
  15. It may be very difficult to do. Usually, the original fabricator of the trailer has to give you a factura and then you take that to the Recaudadora to TRY and get them to issue a license plate for it. Hitch comes when you have no serial# on the trailer to give them. I did this once for a trailer I built and had a lot of difficulty. This is why so many trailer plates get stolen. You could always just use it without a plate or registration (like many locals do out in the countryside) but stay off Federal Highways. I have been stopped with mine on several occasions in Federal Police roadbloc
  16. In March I ordered some fairly expensive instrumentation electronics (about $20,000 pesos in value) from a company in California that had their products for sale on Amazon. I set my delivery address to iShop in SAT where I have a box#. I thought I was going to be OK for delivery because of the Amazon logistics. What I found out after shipping that they sent the order by USPS - no other options offered unless I could use my own courier account - which I don't have. I was able to track the shipment to the border then it entered a black hole. No further tracking info or updates. After abou
  17. I concur - try to avoid the use of Correos de Mexico for any packages delivered from Vendors NOB. Biggest culprit seems to be items shipping from Vendors using US Mail (USPS). Tracking is excellent until the hand-off to Correos de Mexico at the border. There does not appear to be any integrated clearance service with SAT so the delays become horrendous and the products seem to go missing too frequently. Amazon MX/US/CDN seems to be the best solution currently if you can find what you are after and the product is fulfilled by Amazon's excellent logistics service. I have also has some good
  18. It has moved further east into the larger 2 story building called "Home Decor".
  19. Strange delivery yesterday. I tried to call Z-Gas for a bulk delivery - both numbers I have including the web site say service disconnected. So I called the last driver's card I had. Two guys came (they have been here before driving a Z-Gas truck). They were wearing Z-Gas uniforms but driving a Vela Gas truck and the receipt they gave me was for Gas Los Altos. Price was $9.60 per ltr. What gives???
  20. If ordering from USA - make sure you use a courier service such as DHL or Fedex (or Amazon Logistics if an Amazon purchase). Never ever have something shipped by USPS - it will hit the black hole of death called "Correos de Mexico" once it crosses the border and you will likely never see your purchase.
  21. Have not yet found a "Good" electrician Lakeside yet. My assumption is that all of more skilled or educated tradespeople migrate to better paying jobs in the city.
  22. I used them for a first time a few weeks ago and probably won't again. First problem arose when trying to use a credit card or debit card that is not on a Mexican bank. The system requests additional security ie. the scan of an IFE card or equivalent. As a Permanente Resident, I have no such card and the system is not set up to deal with non-Mexican citizens it seems. Had to go to Oxxo to make my payment - which is OK - but they still also charged my credit card after they told me it was not accepted????? Fortunately they reversed the charge so not a big deal. Then their Vendor shipped i
  23. OP probably is referring to 5-1/4" floppies. Still lots for sale on Mercado Libre, Amazon, etc.
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