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  1. I used to live high up in the Venezuelan Andés when I was younger in the city of San Cristóbal in the state of Táchira. I obviously wouldn't want to live there now with all their problems but I hear that Medellín has similar weather.  I remember the weather being fantastic, never too hot and never too cold.  It rained nearly daily most evenings for 30 mins or so.  The surrounding Andés mountains were green year round.  Their weather was much better than here with low humidity too due to altitude.  The weather stayed the same all here with little variance in temperatures, nearly always springtime weather, much more so than here but without the mildewy damp feeling you get in Boquete Panamá or in Cuenca.  I hear that Cuenca is pretty wet and cold most the time.  

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  2. Also about that human trafficking that Mudgirl expounded on.  Yes it unfortunately exists everywhere.  But I am curious about where much of the Mexican human traffickers are trafficking these humans? Could it possibly be to el Norte y el más allá?

  3. Ok I just spoke with a cholo friend of mine and he confirmed that there was a shooting the day before yesterday up in the Plaza de Toro neighborhood.  One guy was shot.  According to US standards thats hardly a shootout.  It sounds more like one bad guy was sent out to kill another bad guy.  If occasional incidents like that frighten you here, living back in the States should truly terrify you.

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  4. I still want to know more about that shootout that Luvsdawgs says happened yesterday in Chapala.  I live downtown and haven't heard anything or read anything about it.  Not saying it didn't happen but my guess is it happened in one of the more rougher neighborhoods up on the hill somewhere.  

  5. Jim Bowie, in all seriousness the poor air quality has a lot also to do with topography.  Large mega cities surrounded by high a$$ mountains with no where for the pollution to go.  That little fact should be measured in the equation.  Los Angeles is another example.

  6. Ken and Patti just disregard the few toxic people on this forum.  They always make the loudest noise.  In reality there are so many warm and friendly expats living here and not to forget the truly wonderful Mexican locals here.  Its honestly a beautiful area with so much to see and do here, that is why this area attracts so many expats.  But yet again due to Covid fears many of the elderly expats here just grumpily still hide out at home and easily become grumpy and nasty behind their computer screens.  They seriously need to start getting out more.

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  7. I guess the real question is, where do you live?  I live in Chapala.  I can talk about bars in Chapala but I don't know a lot about bars in the other towns.  In Chapala the best place to meet expats would be the bar at the American Legion, possibly followed by the Patio Restaurant on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  You generally see expats also at the Coffee Hour, Marios, and Bar El Toro.  The Iron Horse bar in Riberas attracts a lot too.  And thats why I generally just go to the cantinas, jaja.

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  8. Here is an interesting article from the Washington Post yesterday.


    Did I read that correctly that currently 42% of all deaths have been from the vaccinated?  Thats pretty darn close to half of all deaths are from the vaccinated.  Does that mean the vaccines only give an 8% rate of survival vs the unvaxxed?  So I guess the old argument about how the vaccines keep you from dying and out the hospital needs to be rethought.  But the article does mention you are better off vaxxed and keep wearing those masks folks.

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