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  1. 3 minutes ago, John Shrall said:

    Normally one of the 2 Multiva ATMs across the street from Actinver have money and are functional. I don't know the current surcharge amount. CI Banco has always had hit and miss streaks. It worked great in late March and April when Covid broke out but appears to back to its normal out of service/money mode.

    It seems like all bank's ATM surcharges have been rising. Easy money and can get to be costly for those who don't have an account that reimburses them and even worse when the withdrawal amount is limited forcing you to eat multiple surcharges.

    I finally gave up chasing for the cheapest surcharge and just wire larger amounts to an account in Multiva due to favorable exchange rates and minimal incoming wire fee. No outgoing wire fee from Ameritrade. I then move money by phone to BBVA and use either their ATMs or a cash withdrawal at the branch. If that doesn't work I withdraw cash at the Multiva branch.

    Are you withdrawing from a MultiVa account?  I want to use a U.S. debit card.  I think my Actinver debit card will give me access to that machine but once in I want to use my Capital One Debit card.  Is that possible?


  2. It is getting more and more difficult to find the CI Banco ATM operating and with money in it.  It used to be that Tu, Wed, Th were pretty good probability but that seems to have gone by the wayside.  Went by there at 10AM, not working, noon, not working.

    Understanding that other ATMs will charge more, what are the most reliable options at this point?  Bancomer?  Banamex? Scotia?  Other?  Possible to use a U.S. Debit card at Intercam and get peso cash at a decent rate?

    Looking to find out how others are managing this problem with CI Banco.


  3. On 8/9/2020 at 8:36 AM, gringal said:

    It's about the FOOD,  not the personality of the owners. 

    Ding, ding ding.  Give that lady the Cupie doll!  :D 

    This is why you are my favorite local restaurant reviewer.

  4. 7 minutes ago, WideSky said:

    FYI the owner of the National Enquirer is a personal friend/fixer of the Peach Pompodour. Now, while no one who can read would mistake the New York Times for being leftist leaning rag, and in that respect it is akin to the National Enquirer, but even you would have to admit as far as gossip that it may or may not print, in no way does it rise to the level of the National Enquirer for it's creativity.

    Oh, the creativity is there with all those unnamed sources.  It is just much more focused.  As for your assertion about the rest, no doubt you have your own unnamed source.  LOL


  5. 14 minutes ago, lcscats said:

     So Tom our Canadian friends who come down have said the same type of thing IS going on in Canada.  Its a proposal.  In fact I am glad they are discussing it.

    Here are the authors below.  Hardly junk reporting.

    Michael D. Shear reported from Washington, and Caitlin Dickerson from New York.

    Michael D. Shear is a White House correspondent. He previously worked at The Washington Post and was a member of their Pulitzer Prize-winning team that covered the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007. @shearm

    Caitlin Dickerson is a Peabody Award-winning reporter based in New York who covers immigration. She has broken stories on asylum, detention and deportation policy, as well as the treatment of immigrant children in government custody.  @itscaitlinhd

    Not junk, just very badly biased.  The result is far too often junk.


  6. Why don't you wait and see if this is anything other than some idea some nameless bureaucrat has that will never get beyond the draft stage? 

    Doesn't fit the agenda to do so?

    These days the NYT reminds me more of the National Inquirer, printing gossip from unnamed sources, than it does the formerly great paper that it was.

    The Times says it has copies of some parts of the draft.  That part is well below the sensational headline as usual.


    The draft, parts of which were obtained by The New York Times, explicitly says that any order blocking citizens and legal permanent residents must “include appropriate protections to ensure that no constitutional rights are infringed.” And it says that citizens and legal residents cannot be blocked as an entire class of people.

    Certainly both the U.S. and Canada have a legitimate concern about the CV situation here and the inability of the weak public health system to cope with it.

    If anyone has crossed by land recently, was there any sort of health check like taking temperatures or other sanitary measures?


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  7. 9 hours ago, sm1mex said:

    Mail sent from Handy mail you need to be  a HM box customer and yes they check the mail to make sure big checks are not being sent across the border. 

    They apparently really got slammed by Customs over this after which they got very careful.

  8. How has Sol y Luna been for you?  They didn't seem well organized when I visited them.  Would be nice to be able to walk to.  

    Handymail used to charge 10 pesos to take a post paid letter to the border, now 60 pesos. How much at Sol y Luna?

    Since Dryden passed away they are much less customer friendly IMO.  

  9. 10 minutes ago, kmetzger said:

    It looks like the system is picking me up as a filer because I am a filer. So I need to find some other way to submit my direct deposit information.

    Last time there was a direct link shown by IRS on their site for doing so.


  10. 9 hours ago, barrbower said:

    I'm not sure the US has a lot of room to suggest that any other country is not doing a good job fighting the virus.  The US has approx. 4.7% of the world's population and approx. 26% of confirmed Covid19 cases and 22% of deaths.  I'm sure these numbers are not exact because of the numerous ways they have been played to reflect political reality instead of actual reality.  Not just in the US either.  I'm pretty sure Mexico is playing the same games now.  In any case, it sure doesn't look like traveling anywhere is going to be a good option anytime soon.  Alan

    It's interesting the two fattest countries in the world have such high case numbers.  

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