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  1. Maybe if they bring in more tourists it justifies an increase in local taxes. Surely those living in a "tourist area" understand the need to pay more taxes, no matter what local services we get, right? Somehow it bothers me that plazas, bird viewing areas, a splendid mural, a giant sail, etc. just don't seem to do much to make the lives of locals better, although these are done "for the people". But, then I remember that we are in Mexico, and those types of things have always been done to improve their lives by governments (lots of corruption room in those projects). Many locals seem to appreciate that. So, who am I to complain, as I will never, in my lifetime, change anything about how Mexico does business. Some would say that is pessimistic, I call it realistic.
  2. Ned, if you would be kind enough to point several of those out in each location, I feel it would be of much benefit to those who think there is very little being done.
  3. Agree. Things are not like NOB, and not expecting that will just lead to less stress and more tranquility. Well said, Bowie, mowers, and Joyfull.
  4. Hud

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    I believe the best option is simply to get advice from Spencer and Sonja, as they deal with things like this and know the ropes and the laws, etc. Taking advice from anyone else here is a "crap shoot" at best, AND the responses have been all over the place, even "scare tactics". I believe those 2 people can relieve her mind and provide a smooth path for her return to the US. I believe that there is a simple path for her to follow and not worry. Suerte.
  5. Actually.my beliefs are none of your business. However, for your personal benefit I will make an exception and tell you that I agree 100% with the newly elected President of the US; I believe the US needs to take care of the US and let the rest of the World fend for itself. So, looks like we agree on that political point you brought out of nowhere. So, don't judge an apple by how you think it looks, because inside it may be the sweetest you will ever have in your life.
  6. You know nothing about me, if you did, you would know my post has nothing to do with politics, but the truth about Mexico. Sad that when some people believe that they are always correct, but can't back it up with facts when challenged, they resort to terms such as "racist", "bigot", "conservative". That is an attitude that creates division among people, and some would even say it creates "hatred".
  7. You REALLY believe that? I think the loved ones of the "43" students and many others would disagree 100% with you. Hey, but what do they know that you don't, right? (Maybe this being their Country and seeing and living the fear of police and government all their lives has something to do with it.) Try asking some REAL Mexicans their feelings, if you honestly want to know the truth. I would also like to stick to the subject: Mexican citizenship. But when someone states something that I know not to be true, I owe an attempt to help them learn the truth, no?
  8. And, your monthly living cost, broken down?
  9. Mexico is too busy killing it's own citizens and those of countries South, crossing Mexico headed North, to provide support against terrorists worldwide, so some other country picks up the slack left by Mexico. More have been killed inside Mexico in the last 10 years than any place in the World. THAT is a sad FACT, and it continues to grow daily, just not being reported by the EPN government. Violence is worse in Mexico now than any time under Calderon. Wonder why?
  10. Visiting in Leon for the Holidays, we noticed that one day there were 2-3 stations closed with "no gas" signs. That afternoon, there became lines at several stations. Two days later, we saw those stations with "no gas" signs "open" with lines of cars and they sold out in one day. Looks to me like they wanted to sell out and pulled a hoax, so they could have a good Christmas. It seemed to work, as many began selling out, then days after, were open again. I think the public was taken advantage of in this scam.
  11. I believe gringal has a Very valid point, that even some "facilitators" will agree with. Look before you leap. Mexico has never cancelled any "permanent" type of stay before and there is absolutely no reason to think they would in the future. That is called "scare tactics". And, the benefits, contrary to some, are not any different. Check them out, don't just accept someone's post here.
  12. Other that you can vote, what MAJOR advantage is there to have "citizenship" over Permanente for someone living at Lakeside?
  13. Sadly, appears the US has opened itself for those attacks, too. Fortunately, no one cares about Mexico.
  14. Spencer is a Mexican Notary. Speaks decent English, too !
  15. EXCELLENT STATEMENT !!!! Some people seem to ALWAYS forget this when they talk about things NOB, when they haven't actually lived there in 20 years. Things do change, and people do move on. Only a few continue to live in the Past. Maybe people will remember your wise words the next time they say that they have lived there and know how things are, when it was 20 years ago. Thanks, bmh !
  16. To me, the easiest way around any problem is to show a US passport(or Canadian) upon entry to the US, and if you have a Mexican plated car, then you need a Mexican driver's license. That DL shows you are a resident and living in Mexico, not currently living in the US. Everyone is happy. When you show a US driver's license, that shows that you are currently living in the US( because it is current and your address has to be correct), and therein lies the problem with the Mexican plated car. When you are not in your car NOB, you can use your other DL for ID, etc. Seems simple to me. Do what you like.
  17. If I show a US driver's license, in the US, I am not on vacation from Mexico. Your US driver's license has your current address (and MUST be corrected within 2 weeks of a move). Think about that. If you are living in another country, then that address is where you live and your US address is incorrect, so your DL is invalid, no?
  18. To me, the easiest way around any problem is to show a US passport(or Canadian) upon entry to the US, and if you have a Mexican plated car, then you need a Mexican driver's license. That DL shows you are a resident and living in Mexico, not currently living in the US. Everyone is happy. When you show a US driver's license, that shows that you are currently living in the US( because it is current and your address has to be correct), and therein lies the problem with the Mexican plated car. When you are not in your car NOB, you can use your other DL for ID, etc. Seems simple to me. Do what you like.
  19. BTW, those who have a problem with the BP agents at the Bridge asking about beer/liquor, because it is a state tax. Go ahead and say you don't have any (when you do) and let them pull you over, search, and find it. Then, you will know what they can actually do , or not do. Call that bluff !
  20. They do not "enforce" state laws, they just turn you over to the state police if they believe you are subject to state laws. Personal experience. I don't have a source on the mountain pass, sorry. Maybe Tom does. I'm just saying what we have been told at the Border, that a legal, permanent resident of the US cannot have a Mexican plated car while living in the US. How do they know I lived in the US? I showed then my driver's license, when I was asked for it, which showed we were legal, permanent residents of Texas, with my correct address, when they questioned. Hey, do what you like, I do. Follow the rules, or don't. That is something you need to decide for yourself. Don't like what I post, ignore it. That is what I do when I read something that you post and I don't like it. OR, check it out for yourself, then you will know for sure, and you will not have to depend on what others say.
  21. I believe that only citizens of foreign countries are allowed to drive foreign plated cars into the US. Otherwise, with the peso like it is, there would be a lot of new cars bought in Mexico and driven to the US. Don't get stopped by a state hwy patrol, using a US driver's license. Will he just give a ticket, or impound?
  22. I believe that replies only to citizens of foreign countries. Makes sense to me.
  23. Mexican citizens that enter the US with a Mexican plated car have no issues. US citizens can not own a Mexican plated car in the US. I think most US police have not encountered this before, but I believe that soon that will change, and the law will be enforced.
  24. Maybe you should check the law to see if an American citizen or green card holder can legally have a foreign plated car in the US. They told my wife, a green card holder at the time, that she could not have her car in the US because it was Mexican plated and she was a legal US resident. I think that if you show a US driver's license, that says you are a legal US resident, and most states only give you 2 weeks to change your legal residency on your driver's license, You could have a problem. Of course, if you never get stopped by US police, then probably you will not have a problem. I can imagine the problems when responding to a state hwy patrol when he asks " is this address your current address" when you show him your DL when driving a Mexican plated car.
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