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  1. Just FYI to all: there is a FaceBook page called Lake Chapala Memory Wall where posters can announce, or otherwise honor, friends of Lakeside who have passed. It's helpful for many of the posters, and especially for others who haven't heard about the passing or contributions of those who made their mark here. Lakeside7, you may wish to copy and paste your post there for those who aren't members of this group.

  2. 17 minutes ago, cyberjack said:

    I've gone to the page https://citas.jalisco.gob.mx/transporte/client/newAppointment?eiid=104&lid=13

    but it only offers me appointments in May 2021.

    Is there any way to make an appointment in June or do I have to wait for tomorrow when hopefully the software will adjust.

    Thanks in advance


    I just clicked on the link and it shows availability for the first three weeks in June, Monday-Friday.

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  3. 1 hour ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    Your post says, "Also, Jocotepec starts tomorrow , apparently 12-4 on Monday and 8-4 thereafter."  

    Cedros said, "Too far for us at the west end of the lake."



    Clearly, again, there are discrepancies, but I don't make this stuff up--I just monitor closely and provide information as it comes. And guess where my assignment location is today? Puerto Vallarta. Clearly, I am not going. They can screw up a two-car parade. 

    I also posted Jocotepec because many people live in San Juan Cosalá--if not members on this board, then many of their workers, who are now of age. AND...the 40+ registration is ongoing, so please encourage your contacts of this age to sign up on the federal platform.

    So...here are the primary-source posts, with the conflicting details. By noon we will know what opened, when, and if there are restrictions.

    Interim President Trejo announced yesterday afternoon that the event would start today, nobody over age 59. You can watch his conference and see the information provided. AMENDED JUST NOW (9:10 AM MONDAY) ON LOCAL WHATSAPP GROUP: TREJO SAYS YES TO 60+ WITH NO PRIOR VACCINE HISTORY.


    The local tv is reporting the same--starting at the Tecnológico today at 8 am; starting in Joco today at 12.


    Yet, here is the post from the state: 1-4 June; 60+ welcome so long as this is the first dose.


  4. You are going to hear some people say that it is unnecessary to check out when traveling by land and this has been confirmed to them by INM personnel. However, if you read the back of the FMM (in English and Spanish) submission of the FMM form has no exception for anyone at any time. It reads, in part, "All foreigners, including diplomatic personnel, must fill out this form individually and present it..." As you are returning by air, the computers at some point will try to link the exit portion to the reentry portion, as both have the same bar code number.

    Solidaridad-Colombia is a quick and efficient Laredo crossing. Never in 15 years has any official at Colombia, Juárez-Lincoln or Progreso, Pharr=Reynosa told me NOT to submit the document. But, your risk level and experience may vary.


    I wanted to do a trial run of the call process to find out what information for callers to have ready, but I got busy signals for two hours. However, a friend (non-Spanish-speaking) DID get through and the following is her experience, "It was easy."

    • Once she got through, the automated system offered six options; not speaking Spanish, she randomly chose 3 and was connected an English-speaking person.

    • She was asked for full name (Reminder: match your CURP and legal docs and first shot record, if you received), age, date and type of first vaccine

    • Complete address, cell/home phone contacts

    Was told that Bienestar will call within two weeks to provide a date and hour.



    Jalisco Secretary of Health Dr. Petersen on Wednesday posted a message for all in Jalisco who weren’t physically able to go to a vaccine site. 
    If you’ve been home bound and unable to get your Covid vaccine in Jalisco, here’s the number to call the (federal) Bienestar folks and register:

    Secretaría del Bienestar  teléfono: (33) 3616 6670
    calle Lerdo de Tejada 2466, Col. Obrera Centro


  6. The last municipal traffic laws for the Municipality of Chapala that I have were updated by Moy in 2019. The copy and paste, below, refers to the wo quetions asked in this thread: what documents are drivers required to present and which towable offenses?

    You need to have: up-to-date plates, original (or receipt) for current tarjeta de circulación, sticker (now a card) for the plates, insurance coverage in amount by law. 

    Foreign-plated cars can circulate so long a they comply with immigration/importation laws and comply with laws (including current plates and requirements) from their home entity.

    Within the municipality, a vehicle can be towed for: no current license plates, plates covering other plates, failing to have/display transit requirements in Article 23, wrongly parked or abandoned, public vehicle circulating for private use.






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    This Tues and Weds only; last chance to catch up for second-dose stragglers. IF you are 60+ plus and you got your first shot of either Sinovac or Pfizer at any of the below locations in Guadalajara, here is your make-up second dose—at one Guad location only--the Army and Armed Forces Museum.
    PS Someone messaged me that they'd be willing to share a taxi to go for the second shot; she got her first at the University in Tlajomulco. If you are interested, please let me know and I'll put you in contact. The required appointment scheduling may be an issue, tho.
    AND: BIG NEWS: In the ZMG only, starting on Monday at DAWN (time updated on Saturday from the original posted by the Governor on Friday)  you can SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME; in truth, the website schedules your time for you! Go to vacunacion.jalisco.gob.mx to guarantee your shot!Go to vacunacion.jalisco.gob.mx to guarantee your shot!
    " A partir de este lunes 24 de mayo, a la 1:00 de la tarde, se podrán registrar en el portal estatal http://vacunacion.jalisco.gob.mx para hacer su cita, además del portal federal http://mivacuna.salud.gob.mx para garantizar su vacuna. Son dos registros, pero créanme que valdrá la pena."


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  8. Also, check your Jalisco auto insurance: usually the coverage is collision only, only up to $100K USD. That does not meet the minimum TX limits. You can go to segurogringo.com and up your collision coverage to meet the minimum; very inexpensive and you do it all online. (Of course, you may have a TX agent who will cover your vehicle for the period you are there.)

  9. 1 hour ago, Natasha said:

    Aiming this at people like Harry B, Hector, jrod, and a few others who seem to have better access than the rest of us, on behalf of those who for whatever reason did NOT get their first dose. Is there a way any of you have a pipeline to the "powers" to address this?

    While I don't belong in this group, there are many right here in this community (not to mention other areas I'm sure) who would seriously welcome any help you can procure.  Gracias!!

    I messaged Isaac Trejo about this and did not hear back. Alfaro says it is under the umbrella of the Bienestar people, who will be contacting people at some point later in time to do home visits and he didn't get back to me either, nor did the head of IMSS (who did respond to me once, early on.) I'm sure someone, somewhere has the plan but throughout this Covid vaccination process, information and details have been keep close to the vest, rather than share publicly and update regularly as things change, which would have, in my opinion, reduced anxiety and the zillions of individual queries about when, where, who, how, etc. 

    I'll continue to check sources and query people...maybe I'll again get lucky and will post here.

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  10. On 5/14/2021 at 9:14 PM, Bob Liu said:

    I understand that. : )

    As of my posting, there’s no one pointing to Walmart Mexico's official website about its no-receipt return policy, just reasonable guessing. Many agreed with dichosalocura (including me : ). Until I found out that no-receipt return IS possible. There may be some similarity among different Walmarts. So I pointed it out with proof and stated, “(Not sure the one in Ajijic is the same or not)”. : )

    Here's the Walmart Mexico return policy I googled online: 90 days with store receipt or online order number; return made to original form of payment unless indicated otherwise in "exceptions".

    Devoluciones Walmart en tienda física México

    Dispone de un plazo de 90 días después de la compra para cambiar o devolver un artículo; proporcione su recibo de la tienda o el número de pedido en Walmart.com y reembolsaremos su compra al modo de pago original, a menos que se indique lo contrario en nuestras excepciones.May 1, 2018

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  11. 3 hours ago, Natasha said:

    So well got excited and printed out the Expediente as per Mopsy's instructions.  FB video does NOT mention doing that.  Anybody taking bets / odds on what happens tomorrow in Chapala? :rolleyes:

    Trejo specifically says to bring your confirmation of first vaccine; I got mine in February yet the expediente link doesn’t register either of my vaccines yet. Bring proof of your  shot.

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  12. Interim Presidente Municipal just confirmed that the vaccines are on, starting Thursday May 13 and running through next Monday.

    The Sinovac lots are confirmed. Starting on Thursday:

    • alpha order by first letter of last name
    • only second doses of Sinovac
    • only people who got their first dose in Ajijic or Chapala
    • we have exact number of doses as first-shot people; no “new” people from other municipios
    • Parque de la Cristianía in Chapala is the sole location
    8 am until daily doses are done—we have 400-600 per day
    Here’s the alpha schedule.
    Thursday only (first last name/apellido) A-E
    Fri only F-L
    Saturday only M-Q
    Sunday OFF No vaccinations are planned for Sunday
    Monday only  R-Z
    You can only go on the day of your last name (apellido paterno); you will be turned away if not on your “name” day.
    Bring the confirmation of first doses; if you didn’t get it, there will be a location that can look it up for you with your CURP and federal registration.
    Three documents needed: your CURP, your first-dose confirmation, and your INE/Temporal/Permanente
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  13. 4:25 pm  TUESDAY, MAY 11.

    Isaac Trejo’s LIVE update: We are ready but the documents have not arrived. We are in contact with COFEPRIS (the federal health agency) but… crickets.

    As of now, no certification has been received, although the vaccine has arrived. Therefore, a start date of tomorrow IS NOT confirmed.
    He asks for our patience and when he knows, we will know. More to come, when more is known. He asks to stay calm and he will post updates as they happen.





    The municipality says the required documentation has not arrived so they cannot start tomorrow as they expected. Trejo apologizes, and says hopefully Wednesday will be the start date, but he will keep us posted. Still (5 pm) no confirmation on a new first day.



    12:46 pm

    And here are the details for Chapala's second Sinovac shots, from Interim President Isaac Trejo’s conference now:

    • confirmed Parque de la Cristianía as the sole location—Not malecón de Ajijic this time
    • second dose only, and only those who got their first shot in the municipality of Chapala (not elsewhere for first shot)
    • alpha order by paternal last name on these days: (NEW days to come)
    Tuesday: ABCDE
    Wednesday: FGHIJKL
    Thursday: MNOPQ
    Friday: R thru Z
    • You need 3 items of documentation: copy of CURP, copy of INE/INM permanente/temporal, first shot record/confirmation. (If you didn’t get the record, there will be a location where you can use your CURP, get on line, and get the printout, but that will delay things for you.
    • No need to get up at the crack of dawn and line up.
    • Take something to drink, etc...


    The Jalisco secretary of health announced 1/2 hour ago that the Chapala second dose of Sinovac for the 60+ crowd starts tomorrow.

    Still nothing posted on the official Chapala media sites beyond what Interim Presidente Municipal posted on Friday: alpha order, Parque de la Cristianía the sole location for the municipality. I'll update with other details as I see them.


    And for those 60+ who are awaiting second vaccines in nearby municipalities:

    • SINOVAC also in Guadalajara, Ocotlán and Ciudad Guzmán

    • PFIZER in Tlajomulco, El Salto

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  14. 1 hour ago, Mostlylost said:


    First he is doing his job. His job is not managing jobs of the federal and state government. He did not complain in pubic. He is far to polite to do that.

    Second if you were Mexican you would know the cultural differences including civility and politeness and the way a Mexican answers a question when they do not know the answer. 

    The statement posted as in an interview was 100% correct  

    He anticipates the second-dose Sinovac for seniors to start here any day. 

    He did not say as early as Saturday. The OP said that.


    Actually, I didn't say that. Forward to 1.33 in the audio; Trejo DOES say perhaps as early as Saturday or Sunday. "...puede ser el sábado, o domingo...."  

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  15. 26 minutes ago, Natasha said:

    There is a clear difference on the 1st dose document between "Nombres" (eg Mary Kae) , PRIMER appelido, (eg Jones)  and Segundo appelido. (second last name)

    Only space filled in mine is Primer appelido, bemuse of course, don't have a second one. Even if a NOB person has a hyphenated last name, or bears two last names, I assume they would still go by the PRIMER appelido section.  Hard to see how "Betty Lou" could be confused when looking at that document.

    Still excellent advice jrod, and everyone should be checking their stuff asap.

    What happened with some regularity at the registrar tables wass that the names on the comprobantes were picked up from the person's CURP. There, Betty Lou Smith MAY have been picked up as Betty (Nombre) Lou (Apellido 1) and Smith (Apellido 2).  Just review and go when slated.

  16. Isaac Trejo, the interim Presidente Municipal, just did an interview and said the following (I summarize):

    • He anticipates the second-dose Sinovac for seniors to start here any day. The day the municipality is given the go-ahead is the day vaccinations start. That could be, he says, Saturday, Sunday, Monday…
    • This round is for second-dose seniors only. If you did not get the first Sinovac shot in this municipality (either in Ajijic or at the Parque de la Cristianía in Chapala) you aren’t eligible for this round.
    • This round will only be at Parque de la Cristianía. (Not, I guess, at the Malecón in Ajijic)
    • This round will be alpha order only; the last name order will be followed.

    Here's the link to the interview I watched this afternoon: https://www.facebook.com/lavozdelariberadechapala/videos/746512745985042

    As y’all know, things change quickly and it doesn’t mean that they won’t make changes, as they have in the previous round; however, for now, please plan on having almost no notice to be ready to get thyself to the Parque de la Cristianía on the day your last name is scheduled.

    Also, bring all your previous docs as well as the first-round shot confirmation. LOOK AT THAT CONFIRMATION and see what they have as your last name.
    When I worked registration, many of the Spanish-only registrars were having a difficult time conforming to our single last name. I saw “Betty Lou Smith” being assigned “Lou” as the paternal (first) last name. If that is the case on your document, I’d plan on going on the day assigned to your first last name, then ask about getting your document amended.

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  17. Here's an easy way to find vaccine availability in the US based on zip code. I needed to turn my VPN on, as it gives me an error message "Error: unable to load results" if I don't.

    Plug in your desired zip code, then you can check the boxes to sort by the vaccine you want: Pfizer, Moderna, J&J. The real-time availability (or lack thereof) pops up by address. The website is vaccines.gov

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  18. When I applied for citizenship some years ago, at one stage I received from SRE a printout of my and exits they had documented to/from México (for this process, they are only concerned with the two years prior to application.) It included passport records as well as FMM information. Since I had renewed my passport during that time (thank goodness I had the expired passport returned to me and in my possession) and with the help of my calendars and airline documentation, I was able to reconcile the information, then revise the form to complete the attestation. Here is the kicker: I think perhaps only one or two trips were actually fully documented with INM (FMM) and passport stamps: in most cases, either I was missing the passport stamp or the INM, or I was logged out, but not back.... It took several hours to go through the documentation but, yes, they were serious about reconciling so you are not out of the country more than the allowed days.

    Also, since all of us enter the country before we ever leave, our records show (E) Entrada prior to (S) Salida on our passport; México records in reverse--exit then return. That also helps screw up the documentation and dates, as you'll always have a missing (E) to show how you entered.

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