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  1. It all comes down to what the other party accepts, and~or if someone challenges the notarization in the future. Formally, there are some US States that have officially legally recognized 'reciprocity' with the notaries in other states - when the cooperating States have effectively the same Notarizing rules. .. Still... some other states REQUIRE only Notaries licensed in the their State. Caveat emptor ... What's worked for some people may not work for you. That's where using a professional Notarization service, that follows all of your State's rules, can make all the difference. https://yucalandia.com/2019/12/06/need-to-notarize-a-document-when-abroad/
  2. There are several drivers that may cause the MXN peso to get even stronger over the coming year. That also means .... with a new NAFTA agreement just approved by the US Senate ... and the Phase 1 of the US-China trade agreement just signed ... it's possible that the US economy should finally do better. As the US economy does better, it buys more from Mexico ... and sends more goods to be manufactured in Mexico ... and the 45% US-content in Mexican exports back to the USA ... then BENEFITS BOTH USA & Mexico ... !!! Because Mexican goods exported to the USA have 45% US made content ... it means Mexico is the USA's best trading partner - because both countries benefit from increased US consumption & US imports from Mexico ... potentially increasing MXN peso strength (as Mexican growth has been stagnant during the USA's Trade Wars). Next ... II the cross-border trade springs back to life-before-Trade-Wars aka busy-ness ... and if US & Mexican commerce increases and economic growth heat back up to pre-Trade War levels ... Those changes would drive up oil consumption, driving NYMEX crude oil prices over $70 a bbl. => a stronger MXN peso. Then ... as both US & Mexican commerce increases and economic growth heats back up to pre-Trade War levels ... It will drive more Mexicans working in the USA ... to fill the new jobs created by a finally growing US economy => $10 of billions of more remittances of Mexican workers in the USA sending cash back home to Mexico => driving the MXN peso even stronger. And ... US consumers, buoyed by fresh confidence by finally returning to economic growth - start buying even more products Made in Mexico - driving yet even more Mexican prosperity, would drive the MXN peso stronger. Finally ... because Mexico imports 45% of her food from the USA (corn products, sugar & $10's of billions as US taxpayer subsidized cheap ag USA products) ... the 45% of ALL food bought by Mexicans comes from the USA could become cheaper - freeing up Mexican consumers' pesos to buy yet other goods => yet more Mexican economic growth => stronger MXN peso. but ... Who knows ??? ... Just how long is a piece of string ??
  3. MXN Peso Strengthens by 4% today. $18.66 => Strongest in 18 months!
  4. Other reports say they were Mexicans, (traveling from the USA) ... visiting their families in Mexico ... including family in SLP. **Edited to improve factual clarity.
  5. " No public official has the right to change federal law to suit themselves. " Notice that this is your idea. .... I never wrote anything even close to your imagined proposal. I only note that the local Delegados have discretion in how they determine whether an applicant has an adequate knowledge of the Spanish language, and knowledge of Mexican culture. The local SRE Delgados' discretion to add local requirements clearly has never required your proposed "changing federal law" ... Notice that this discretion of Delegados of SRE to set special local rules, also applies at ALL Mexican Consulates. That's why the requirements for applying for Residente Permanente and Residente Temporal vary from one Mexican Consulate to the next. Example: The Mexican Consulates in Houston, Dallas & across California have very different requirements for Residente Permanente visas ... than the Consulates in Laredo, Portland Oregon, Chicago, and Phoenix. That's also why some Delegados at SRE offices around Mexico set different requirements for applicants for Naturalized Citizenship ... like requiring them to be able to recite 1 or 2 or ever 3 verses of the Himno. ... So ... people reading this are best served to CHECK with their local SRE office to find out what that office expects.
  6. Mostly Lost, What was your experience going through the Naturalized Citizenship process here in Mexico? As the SRE Delegado pointed out to me: (as I noted above) There can MORE to the test & requirements than the simple enumerated items in the Ley de Secretaria Exterior ... " When we read the "Ley de Secretaria Exterior", it's clear that the local delegados have broad discretion to set their own requirements, especially in cases like requiring applicants to prove sufficient appropriate knowledge of ~ Mexico, ~of Mexican governance, ~ of Mexican culture, & ~ of Spanish. " Mostly Lost, I look forward to reading your experiences, and learning what good first-hand advice you can offer on how to become a naturalized citizen of our beautiful Mexico ... I especially look forward to you pointing out the passages in the Ley de Secretaria Exterior that prohibit a Delegado from requiring applicants to recite 2, 3, or 4 verses & the Chorus of our Himno. Can you at least tell us what 10 questions they asked you, Mostly Lost ??
  7. Thanks for that important correction .... Fortunately, spelling naturalización was not part of SRE's test. The knowledge of Spanish & Mexican culture test? ... Giving a 20 minute narrative (all in Spanish) describing all key big events, dates, and full names of Mexican history from Prehispanic times through the expropiación de petroleo was part of passing the SRE test. ... Fortunately, our Delegado did not split hairs ... nor expect perfect Spanish. ... He said he was looking for functional Spanish. More Liana ... What was your experience like when you went through SRE's naturalización proceess? Were you required to recite part ... or all of our Himno?
  8. Need to get a document officially legally Notarized ... and don't have time to wait 2 - 4 weeks for a US Consulate appointment ... or who don't want the $50 per page Consulated expense ... or the expense & hassles of getting to a US Consulate: Consider this (fully legal) option: https://yucalandia.com/2019/12/06/need-to-notarize-a-document-when-abroad/
  9. Yes. There are some SRE offices where the Delegado REQUIRES ... "la nacionalidad mexicana por naturalización" ** applicants "... to recite (from memory) the Chorus, verses 1 & 2, and sometimes verse 10 of the Himno ~ regardless of age. When we read the "Ley de Secretaria Exterior", it's clear that the local delegados have broad discretion to set their own requirements, especially in cases like requiring applicants to prove sufficient appropriate knowledge of ~ Mexico, ~of Mexican governance, ~ of Mexican culture, & ~ of Spanish. As a successful applicant for Mexican Citizenship... I fondly remember: " ... Mas si osare un extraño enemigo ... " and " ... tus sienes de oliva de la paz el arcangel divino que en el cielo tu eterno destino por el dedo de Dios se escribió ... " Hint: You'll likely never hear the verb "osare" in public, ever ... except in the Himno. ** Later edit: Per helpful suggestions below, I have replace my earlier typo with the "la nacionalidad mexicana por naturalización" official terminology.
  10. Yet more for Mexico to proud of ... !! USA National team falls to Mexico ... in a very dramatic way ... Mexico beats the USA in extra innings … to advance … as just 1 of 6 teams … into the 2020 OLYMPICS !! It was a SUPER-EXCITING GAME ... with a very special ending!!! Check out details here ... with some fun video links. https://yucalandia.com/2019/11/17/mexicos-national-baseball-team-into-the-olympics/
  11. Mexico ... Mercado Libre I don't know of good local sources. https://listado.mercadolibre.com.mx/abate-mosquito#D[A:abate mosquito]
  12. Indoor spraying ... DONE PROPERLY ... can be very effective. and ... Indoor spraying is super-important if someone in the house gets Dengue or Chikungunya ... because that infected (febrile) person ~infects~ yet more Aedes ae. female mosquitoes - making a reservoir of Dengue-infected or Chikungunya-infected mosquitoes that bite & infect other people, for up to another 30 days.   "Spraying Properly" = 1. Close all windows & doors to trap the mosquito spray-vapors. 2. Carefully & throroughly spray under all furniture ... inside closets ... up around the ceiling ... ... spraying especially where there are clothes, moving the clothes around briskly while spraying, because mosquitoes love our body odor residues on our clothes. (and yes, bleaching clothes is about the only way to remove the Aedes ae. "Dengue" mosquito-attracting body odor residues.)   3. Run out of the room (   ) and shut the door tight ... and leave the room closed for at least 30 min, to an hour. 4. Work your way through every room in the house ... Close -up tight, spray carefully, & keep it sealed for at least 30 minutes... Notice... Because we can't seal up our patios, gardens or yards, outdoor spraying simply does NOT penetrate into all the nooks, crannies, inside bushes, vines, etc where the Aedes ae. "Dengue mosquitoes" hide & rest. So, outdoor spraying means MORE Aedes ae. mosquitoes in the future.
  13. ***Ooooops... I didn't explain the details on treating standing water that can't be drained ... Unused pools, fountains, tires etc. are BEST treated with either pellets or pucks of "Abate" ... a proven mosquito larvicide that lasts for at least 3 months per treatment. Note: If your swimming pool has sufficient chlorine levels, the free-chlorine disinfectant kills the mosquito eggs & their larvae. => Maintain good chlorine level in pools & fountains ... or use Abate ... or Copper.
  14. .. As both the numbers of Aedes aegypti "Dengue" mosquito populations are increasing ... It's time to take some fun preventative actions to protect ourselves, families & friends from Dengue & Chikungunya risks. How to best control mosquitoes?? The last 120 years of mosquito control efforts show one proven method, that works both short-term and long term: ... Eliminate Aedes ae. mosquito breeding sites. Since Aedes ae. "Dengue" mosquitoes LOVE just a tablespoon of fresh rain water, we must eliminate (or treat**) or cover all standing water, inside & out. Bits of plastic rubbish, old bags, bits of old crockery, piles of yard waste (like palm frond bases that hold water), fountains, the over-flow dishes under plants ... and even flower pots (with no drain hole in the bottom) ... even unused toilets & floor drains ... ... anything that holds water for 7 days or more ... breeds whole new crops of mosquitoes in just 1 week at our temperatures. **Clean up our back yards & the insides of our homes ... Clean up the vacant lots .. treat "drained" fountains, swimming pools, and old tires with Abate ... Treat floor drains with either mineral oil or ammonia ... If it holds even a tablespoon of water ... it puts us, our families, and our neighbors at risk. = = = = = = = Next?? The last decade of research on over 1,500 homes here in Yucatan shows that GOOD SCREENS, plus nylon curtains over outside-entryway doors is a superb way to protect our family & friends. Then?? I also use our zapper racket (daily during heavy mosquito seasons) to kill all mosquitoes lurking by our front door & back door. Using these 3 principles, we get about 1 mosquito a month in our home for the past 10 years. ... and then, the zapper-racket works great. Finally !! Note that if you have no screens, or are sitting on an open patio ... burning the coils is proven to help ... plus ... spray your socks ... protect your ankles & feet & lower legs, (DEET or Autan) ... because that's where Aedes ae. mosquitoes most love to feed ... especially during mornings & evenings. Citronella candles also help with sitting in outside patio areas. https://yucalandia.com/science-health-issues/dengue-fact-sheet/
  15. . Very cool ... Superb advice for foreign made "Panama Hats" from Ecuador. ... Close ... but missing the information on our nice "Panama Hats" made in Mexico. . bmh is correct ... Mexican made very high quality "Panama Hats" come from the Yucatan town of Becal ... a town where many many houses have damp caves in their back yards - where the local Maya people diligently weave genuine "Panama Hats" every day ... in the humidity of their caves .... Becal is about 60 miles south of Merida - just inside the Campeche border. ... The high humidity is necessary to create the beautiful, superbly-tight fine woven fibers. bmh's point about going to the Feria de los Maestros points to an opportunity to buy superb quality Mexican-made panama hats - from Campeche, Mexico. http://yoymimochila.com/2012/07/23/becal-campeche/
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