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  1. News Jalisco Governor Alfaro prepares to release young fish into Lake Chapala. Chapala development plan’s main focus is transportation, including a train Jalisco governor presents 533-million-peso plan for the Lake Chapala region Saturday, June 15, 2019 The governor of Jalisco has presented a 533-million-peso (US $27.8-million) development plan for the Lake Chapala region, one of whose priorities is the study of a train service between Guadalajara and Chapala. Enrique Alfaro said yesterday the plan is intended to provide social justice, economic development, improved security and more effective government for the more than 300,000 people who call the region home. He also said that natural resources and the environment will be protected and that the different municipal governments in the region will work together to implement the plan. More than half the funds – just under 303 million pesos – will go to upgrading highways and roads in the area, which includes the municipalities of Jocotepec, Chapala, Poncitlán, Tuxcueca, Tizapán el Alto, Ocotlán and Jamay. Rehabilitation of the Jocotepec-Chapala is considered a priority project. More than 26 million pesos will be allocated for the improvement of the region’s healthcare clinics, while funds have also been set aside to undertake a clean-up of Lake Chapala, which is polluted by a range of contaminants including arsenic and ammonia. The lake will also be restocked with carp and tilapia. The plan’s goal is to release one million hatchery fish into the lake next year. During a tour of the region yesterday, Alfaro went for a cruise on the lake and bumped its fish population by 250,000 with the release of young fish. José Luis Valencia, chief of the state government’s strategic projects agency, said the development plan will also provide funding for Isla de Mezcala, a small island in Lake Chapala, and the Chapala Media Park, a technology precinct. Financial support for companies will be made available via the Jalisco Business Promotion Fund, he said. Alfaro said another priority project will be a train running between Chapala and Agua Azul in Guadalajara. He said the state is working with the railway company Ferromex to develop the project. “. . .We’re doing the topographic surveys, they’re progressing and very soon we’re going to have a project ready. . .” and know how much money will be required, he said. In addition, money could also go to sporting, tourism, education, agricultural, fishing and sewer projects as well as the establishment of new military facilities. The launch of new transportation services on Lake Chapala and gastronomic corridors are under consideration as are the establishment of new markets, makeovers for lakefront promenades, a new bicycle path and a clean-up of the Santiago river. However, Alfaro said that all potential projects must first be approved by committees that will be made up of government officials, members of the business sector, civil society organizations and citizens. The governor added that he will personally supervise the progress of the plan. Both state and federal governments provided funds for it. Source: Milenio (sp), Informador (sp)
  2. you could write about them here to expose them to others.....just a thought... I've seen restaurants go out of business for poor write ups on this board....
  3. I take 1/2 Tylenol PM about twice a week when I can't sleep....(my doctor said it was OK if that's all I use) and sleep like a baby....but I also use a sound machine next to my pillow......😴...
  4. I probably used them instead of 20 peso bills...so that's probably where a lot of them went....🤗.....
  5. Alpha 1...that's a good comparison between the US and Canadian banking systems...but has nothing to do with Mexico.
  6. I only posted it because it's now a 'non-issue' ... so now no more need for discussions, political or otherwise.
  7. "President Donald Trump has dropped plans to impose a 5 percent tariff on all Mexican goods beginning next week after administration officials reached a deal with Mexico to stem the flow of Central American migrants seeking to enter the United States. The move avoids a possible confrontation with Congress over the tariffs, which experts have warned could drastically damage the U.S. economy. The United States imported about $350 billion worth of goods from Mexico last year, including everything from car parts to avocados. "I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended," Trump tweeted Friday evening."
  8. so.....is there actually any enforcement for these traffic violations? I mean...really? 🤨
  9. Monday is usually 'cleaning' day...Tuesday is the best day to go, in my experience...I try to get there early...around 9 AM as it tends to fill up by noon. I avoid weekends for obvioous reasons, and school holidays. Summers are out, for me, anyway.
  10. Estética Paty Calle Hermenegildo Galeana, Ajijic, Chapala 3767661505 Paty does a great job...good English and reasonable prices.
  11. Great photo...that's right in the centro...surprised no one has posted an update this morning...anyone know the status?
  12. I just did a google search and found lots of info for Medicare Part B in Houston.
  13. I haven't seen it in Ajijic in a long time...sorry...
  14. Several years ago there was a boat that shuttled people across the lake..used to be at the beginning of the malecon...but haven't seen it in a long time...it was fun, and they gave you a free drink as you motored across the lake...quite nice...but the lake was a lot less high then.
  15. I'm sad to say that this is not unusual here...😢...it really upsets me too when I discuss this with my Mexican friends, they tell me 'it's the culture'....
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