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  1. I think he accepted that he was wrong from the beginning and has paid his dues. Isn’t that what going to prison should be about? Reflection and rehabilitation? Redemption? Theoretically one comes out a better person? (Of course it is often not the case, we know that.) In this case, and in many others that have occurred similarly in several countries, the babies were basically given over to the adoption agency by a parent or parents (or orphanage) thinking they would have a better chance and were paid Or just for money. Many poor families sold the children, but didn’t always understand they wouldn’t see them again.
  2. Yes, Bisbee Gal, I’d like to know the name as well. I have the same cabinets and after twenty years they too need a refinish/repaint.
  3. We know a man, released not too long ago after six years in prison for “stealing” babies who were being adopted by Irish couples. He’s actually a pretty nice guy who is trying to rebuild his life now, and realizes he was involved in illegal transactions.
  4. Ok, will do that Gringal, in awhile... but it does appear that they do have an office in a building in Guadalajara: Av. Lázaro Cárdenas, No. 3675, Col. Jardines de San Ignacio (Chapalita), Guadalajara Jalisco, Tel 01 (331) 031 2429 ...
  5. From their webpage (and Facebook page) it appears that they are based in Zamora, Michoacan and have coverage that extends to Sahuayo and Juquilpan, etc. And the posted reviews are largely negative, but none appear to be from 2018. Here is a map of their current and planned coverage, as well as supposed agreements with third parties farther north and northeast. What I have read on their website doesn’t give me a lot of confidence, or at least not at present. Will be interesting to see their progress this year. http://www.iloxtelecom.com/internet-dedicado
  6. Just little note...I think Benno and his family returned to Belgium after his father was detained by narcos while hiking with his dogs. It was about the time of the May massacres. Re house calls, Kia is their person... she’s great. I call her directly now.
  7. Haven’t seen anything about the above event. Was it attended by local Mexican women as well as expats? Curious.
  8. Dr. Alberto Don Olivera.... Don is his family name, not his first name, nor is it a nickname. Olivera would be his mother’s name. Some years ago a good number of his patients, including me, had to talk to Dr. Garcia, in order to get our money back from Dr. Don. Others just sucked it up. He had so botched the work he’d done. And had not kept complete records (ok, not uncommon at the time, a lot of doctors didn’t). Many dentists were aware they were fixing problems created by Don. I certainly hope he has improved in the ensuing years.
  9. On my Facebook page - for several days now - there is a band of red, with the message “unknown feed unit type: pages you may like feed unit”. So no suggestions. I like that there is not so much stuff cluttering my feed.... but curious as to what/why this is.
  10. You may get more useful responses if you tell us what your rental budget is, your preferred location(s), etc. Good luck...
  11. Truly, bdlington was referring to the old Pedro’s Gourmet on Ocampo...so easy to stop in, different ambiance. Go Bistro is pure Peter with great offerings as always, but also different. And the Secret Garden was on Hidalgo, just down from the corner, vegetarian, great bakery goods that Georgina still sells at the markets...owned by her and husband Peter. Can’t remember when it closed.
  12. DID YOU ORDER SIGNS FROM XILL FOR THE WOMEN’S MARCH? Xill Fessenden will be at the Cafe Black & White (east side of main Ajijic Plaza) Saturday 20 January @ 9am. Please pick up any signs for the Women’s March that you have ordered from her, at the Cafe. She still has a limited amount of extra signs if you are interested.
  13. Roberto, just a suggestion.... it might be better if you stated at the beginning....”including Expats from the Lake Chapala area from San Nicolas de Ibarra to Jocotepec” or something like that. If you put just Chapala/Ajijic, you will already have lost many potential respondents. Buena Suerte.
  14. What is this spider? Looked at the North American spider site... can’t really tell what she is. Some sort of orb spider perhaps. But I’d estimate she’s about 3.5” to 4” or so long. Her nest is messy messy messy, very strong threads, and a collection of food? Or something....
  15. I just went to her Facebook page and left her a message. Can also send an email to CNBC re the article. Maybe if we all send the network emails or leave comments, they’ll do something about this?
  16. From a slightly longer article on three places in Latin America to retire on social security alone. I’ve no idea where this woman got her figures...but a lot of people might be surprised when they get down here... or try for permanent residency unless the income amount has changed with the dollar fluctuation. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong. According to August 2017 data from the Social Security Administration, the average Social Security retirement benefit is $1,371 per month. Many Americans get professional help to plan their retirement, but in case you only have your Social Security to count on, there are retirement options just a few hours south of the U.S. border. In fact, in these three Latin American destinations, you can actually retire in comfort on Social Security benefits alone. — By Claire Boyte-White, special to CNBC.com. Boyte-White writes about finance and investing for Investopedia. Posted 6 November 2017 Mexico As our closest neighbor on the list, Mexico is a top choice for many retirees because it's not too far from home, which makes trips back to the States for the holidays or to see new grandkids relatively cheap. But Mexico has a lot more to offer than convenient proximity. To get residency in Mexico, you have to prove that you've received consistent monthly income, including Social Security benefits, of $1,300 (or more for permanent residency) over the past six months. What's more, once your residency is approved, you can enroll in the Instituto Nacional para las Personas Adultas Mayores (INAPAM) program. Carrying this little plastic card entitles you to discounts on a huge range of goods and services — including health care, leisure activities, public transport, restaurants and airline tickets — as well as discounts on property taxes and water bills in some municipalities. The lakeside town of Chapala has a thriving expat community, a near-perfect climate and surprisingly low cost of living. A one-bedroom apartment in the city center is just $148 per month, with utilities, Internet and cell service totaling $75. Groceries are similarly inexpensive, with a typical monthly grocery bill — including basics such as bread and cheese, meat, produce and a little extra tossed in for impulse items — can cost as little as $135. All in all, an average monthly budget in this sunny town including nights out, a gym membership and transportation comes out to just $675 per month.
  17. Sorry, think I wasn’t clear.... I do have Amazon Prime Mexico, for shopping. But cannot access Amazon Prime Video Mex with a U.S credit card linked to a U.S.Billing address.
  18. I was told by Amazon that I cannot pay for Amazon Prime Mexico with a credit card linked to a U.S. address. Don’t have a Mexican bank account or credit card. Have had Prime in the states forever, and video was accessible with a VPN ... now not possible. This is simply a comment, not much I can do.
  19. I have two phone lines, I.e. two separate numbers....after all my problems lately, with my Telmex WiFi signal and routers etc, I decided to add infinitum to my other telephone line, and keep the existing WiFi where it is. I called Telmex, and was told there is no new service in our area (Ajijic), because “they” are carrying out work. I asked when service would be forthcoming and was told no one knows. Does anyone have any additional insight into obtaining internet service? Also... Not interested in the investment being talked about with high speed fiber optics. Later, I thought, ok, I’ll contract Telecable instead. Talked to them last Tuesday afternoon.... and still have not received a call from an installer... what a disaster this all is.
  20. I think they meant between Jara (a ferretería/hardware store) and Galvez, also a hardware store, on the north side of the carretera just east of the Pemex.
  21. I’ve been using Express VPN for over a year, with my Amazon Prime Video with no problem... that was until October 2. Sigh. It no longer works. I tried about five other VPNs I’ve had some luck with in the past, but it seems Amazon has now caught on. I suspect VPNs are a thing of the past for Amazon. After the same problems last year with Netflix I switched to Netflix Mexico.
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