Jump to content
Chapala.com Webboard


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Posts posted by bmh

  1. People who lost their money were not paying attention and trusted someone they should not have trusted. If you take care of your own business without delegating to someone you do not lose your money in a Mexican bank. We have had accounts in Mexico for 20 years without any problems. We bank on line from the US via Schwab and with Bancomer and Banamex without any problems. 

    • Like 3
    • Thanks 1
  2. Upfron, I said talk to them and ask permission. , they have the right to say no and if you go anyways you are trespassing... If you want to challenged their ownership go to a lawyer.. It has been tried before..and so far , they do what they want.

    They say it is ejidal land but they also say they have some kind of grant from the Spaniards which would make the land communal as Ejidos were formed during the Revolution so I am not sure what the land is.. There is a ejidal house near the school in upper Ajijic.. or was.. Maybe some of it is comunal and some of it ejidal, who knows..either way they have the right to close off the trails.

  3. That is why I put indigeous  with quotation marks.. they have lost all indigenous customs , it seems, language and culture..  went to one of the meetings with indigenous from Chiapas one day to hear what they had to say and the indigeous from Chiapas said to me , these people are not indigenous.. if you have comunal land, , you take care of it, you cultibate it , you do not sell it and if you do not care of it, you lose it but that is between them and the locals aand as foreigners or strangers to the area we have nothing to say

  4. It is their land so if they tell you you cannot hike there and you cannot come to an agreement with them , the answer is that you are trespassing if you go there, pretty simple , NO? Go to your lawyer if you do not agree.

    • Like 1
  5. Never argue with them, just talk to them and come up to an agreement or not.. .

    . When I go to Oaxaca I stay iwith indigenous in an indigenous town and one day the family decided to go hiking on the rancho, (land of the village) and hike onto the next rancho. One of the man with us was an elder of the village.. When we got to the next village he went to pay his respect to an elder of the neighboring village and ask permission to hike the rancho. We got the ok.. then I   realized  that the village had a public road  crossing it so there were plenty of strangers coming and going there without permission, but between neghbors they did ask forpermission and got it.. This is how it is done..  Arguing is a sure way to get a no for ever-

    The elder maybe defensive because there is acontroversy about them selling comunal or ejidal land so they may not want people snooping around on their land and taking pictures of new building sites


  6. the black fungus comes from scale which is difficult to wipe out.  To prevent the insects from settling spray with watr garlic and chile, that s what my indigenous friends told me to do.. It is more preventve than curative but it helps when the insects that become scale fly around in the spring. Nor we have the palomits or little moth looking things that are everywhere...

  7.  First of all unless you have automatic watering you need them more in dry season,, Second I hired various gardeners, at the end I wanted one for 5 hours 3 times a week so they showed up 2 father and son  for 2.30 hour ... .. I watched them closely and they were goofing off and left befor etheir time so I fired the father and told the son to work for 5 hours 3 times a week. The kid is dong way more work than the two were doing and also has more time watering when we need it as I have srinklers he can put on. while working on other things.  Whatever you choose do not make it permanent tell them you will review with them what will really be necessary after they start...

    • Like 1
  8. So Coca Cola does not cae about their reputation in one of the largest market for Coca Cola in Mexico? Down there Coca Cola is used instead of water.. It is the beverage of choice in wedding, in churches ,,etc.. It is a whole of a lot more important market for Coca Cola than the Lakeside area. 


  • Create New...