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  1. Thanks to all that responded. My wife is no longer worried. As I said, we are fairly cautious. Looking forward to visiting!
  2. We lived in a suburb of Dallas for 10 years. The news was full of violent crimes but we never saw or experienced any. We are pretty cautious. LOL! Don't blame you for trying to stop more people for moving in. My reference to NAFTA was that by issuing the travel advisory, the US Govt is trying to reduce visitors and retirees going to Mexico, thereby reducing the number of tourist/retiree dollars that Mexico gets. Tourism and ex-pats are a big business for Mexico.
  3. Thanks! That is why I expected (e.g., no cause for concern). Seems a coincidence that the advisory happened just as NAFTA is being renegotiated, doesn't it?
  4. After doing a lot of research on places to retire to, my wife and I (both Canadians but have lived in the USA for the past 20 years) booked a trip to visit Lake Chapala in early Oct. The wife is now concerned because the state dept. issued a travel advisory (http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/08/mexico_travel_warning_state_de.html). "Jalisco (includes Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Lake Chapala): U.S. citizens should defer non-essential travel to areas that border the states of Michoacan and Zacatecas because of continued instability. U.S. government personnel are prohibited from personal travel to areas of Jalisco that border Zacatecas, intercity travel after hours, and from using Highway 80 between Cocula and La Huerta. U.S. government personnel are authorized to use Federal toll road 15D for travel to Mexico City; however, they may not stop in the town of La Barca or Ocotlan for any reason." We are getting picked up at GDL by a shuttle from the place where we are staying and don't plan to travel after hours or on Hwy 80. I find it odd that I haven't seen any events occurring in the past 6 months that would warrant such as travel advisory. Should we have any reason for concern?
  5. I apologize for reviving this ancient thread but my wife and I are thinking of moving to Chapala next year (we are coming for a visit later this year to check it out). I'm eligible for a pension from a Canadian company and wanted to know what is the best way to manage the money. Should I have the pension deposited to an account with a Canadian bank and then write a check or can I get a direct deposit to a Mexican bank? I have a Canadian RRSP with Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) and know they have a presence in Mexico.
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