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  1. It's good, I run it on a couple of old laptops with Win 7 and one with Windows 10 better than Google Chrome but I still prefer Brave browser.
  2. I dont know where the municipalities are getting their data I am assuming from the federal website but this is a good source I have found in Spanish. This is a general Covid19 thread on reddit Mexico that has been updated since the start. https://www.reddit.com/r/mexico/comments/gng20b/megathread_coronavirus_8/ This is list with numbers based in states and municipalities. https://gist.github.com/agentphantom/20bfd5fe1f959bcbe6c690b5ef1fd6f0
  3. You cant believe the people running around with nothing to do, its as typical month of May, they are bored have nothing to do and go from business to business doing a whole lot of nothing. I guess there are a lot of people who find going to pay their bills in person kills some time.
  4. The issue is that Lopez Obrador has taken no real initiative against crime, the issue in Culiacan with El Chapos son seemed to have set the ground rules for the President. He claimed he would hit the cartels in their pocket book and yes, he has seized a lot of bank accounts, properties etc. Unfortunately, that solves nothing, it just bleeds more drugs into this country and since the Cartels need cash liquidity, kidnappings, counterfeiting and business extorsion will do just fine.
  5. It is not going to do much good, my hunch is that AMLO is doing it more for fear of future riots and marches due to a failing economy when people cant feed their family they get angry. Since AMLO's stance is Abrazos no balazos (hugs not bullets) it will not be effective , there have been so many incidents in the past where the military is kidnapped and guns taken. Unless AMLO changes his stance to fight crime head on things will continue to deteriorate.
  6. The local authorities have been using these road blocks far beyond the pandemic. Obviously since he is the Director of the Prepa Chapala (high school) this is probably not the first time he had been questioned from going back and forth. Last weekend I was behind the typical rich tapatios driving their brand new shiny BMW 1250s at a snails pace (grrrr) they were waved right though the checkpoint in la Mojonera, I was riding my dirty 650 and was pulled over and got the 20 questions drill. Sad to say most of the local law enforcement are not well trained, many of them don't have much of an education then again its not a job a lot of people want. This is not the first time this has happened, considering the UDG has lot of pull, I think that the local government will have lots of explaining to do.
  7. I'm with Mainecoons extending this is just going to prolong the agony, but Alfaro is not the brightest individual. I wish he would be just as efficient with crime as he is with this lock down. I think if we look at the stats crime deaths over the last couple of months in the state of Jalisco are probably close to to those of Covid19 deaths. Many of the locals I have talked too over the last few days are going to open up or begin working behind closed doors the best they can shutting things down for another two weeks is nuts.
  8. Legally they cant, but most people do not know the law and others feel its not worth the hassle, specially dealing with the corrupt authorities. Having said that these road blocks go up late in the morning so a lot of the Tapatios come out early in the Am or late at night when the road blocks are taken down. In the case of Jalisco Governor Alfaro is money hungry so more temporary laws and road checks means more $$. Notice here locally the transito are at the checkpoints fining and confiscating as they please.
  9. No, not available in San Juan, they cover Joco and come out as far as Las Fuentes.
  10. I have talked to a few people who work locally at different businesses Lakeside and they were basically told that they could self quarantine if they wanted to without pay. Some have chosen to not go to work, others cant afford to and are forced to work. In Joco I see the people who work at the berry farms and fields are in full force, pretty scary considering they are all shuttled back and forth on buses everyday.
  11. Its not that big of a deal to swap out one of the Telmex modems with a different brand, all you need to know is your username and password, if you don't have that you can call the 800 number and get it from them. After that you just need VCI and VPI settings (which are pretty standard) which you can find on the net and your good to go. I have set up a few different brands, mostly Tplink, and Dlink and they do have a few configuration options that seem to improve connectivity, personally my feeling on this is why pay for a modem when you can get a replacement from Telmex.
  12. Actually you don't require proof of license or insurance they tried to pass that law but did not go through. For motorcycles you pay $260.00 pesos and they will probably try and tack on the red cross fee.
  13. Even if it does happen things begin to get tricky starting from money transfers, contracts, taxes, deeds etc. Eventually they end up getting an agent. Amazing what lengths people will go through to save themselves paying someone a commission.
  14. A lot of expats feel they own the place, I'm sure they have been favored due to the fact that they are foreigners and government sees them as having $$.The family being Mexican should know how to work things out, as the saying goes "Pa los Trompos son las cuerdas".
  15. Unfortunately Alfaro is not doing this for safety, its a money grab. The same with smog verification and any other way he can get funds. Many of the illicit things his government was involved in have been shut down so they will try and get money however they can. Been through this many years ago with my business in Guad. Eventually they will start hitting small business making sure everyone has a first aid kit, fire extinguishers you name it. Any way to make a buck. Not only is the state making a killing so are the tow truck company's, many of those vehicles that are impounded will not make it out because many cant afford to get them out of hock. Then they will sell them off and make more money.
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