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  1. A care-giver is required for my wife, a stroke survivor, in our home.  The lady needs to be able to speak English in order to communicate with her.  The requirement is for 8 hours per day Monday to Friday.   Duties include: general care, preparing her meals, bathing, changing etc.   Location is in Fracc. Villa Nova, just West of Roberto's Restaurant and  2 blocks from a bus stop.

    Any ideas will be deeply appreciated.  Please use acinmex@gmail.com for any questions or suggestions.  Thank you.

  2. Thank you very much for this.  Alcohol, Cell phones and perhaps helmets I get, but there are a couple of priorities from the officials that are bizarre.  And, HarryB, I know you said his words not yours, so absolutely no criticism of you.

    As we all know, a pickup truck with the back full of children under age 5 is ignored.  In contrast, seat belts inside a car where one is surrounded by air bags travelling at 25 KPH is priority number 1.     Similarly, another priority is an 8th grader riding inside a car without a child booster car seat.  Huh? 

    BTW beware of the measurement system used to determine intoxication as it is different than standards up north.  In most jurisdictions up north .08 is the legal limit so the assumption is that .24 is 3 times as much.  But no, it is actually closer to the northern reading of .02  because the measurement system is different.  So pretty much one glass of wine with dinner can put you over the limit.


  3. 23 hours ago, Ready Or Not said:

    I do not understand your reasoning here....on one hand you say "The State of Jalisco leash law is posted on the malecon.  It very clearly states in Spanish and English the dog must have a collar and/or a leash"

    on the other hand you state "For 3 years at the malecon, I have been walking, without incident, a very high energy dog that needs to be off-leash.  His energy is admired by all."

    So its ok for your dog to be running off leash even though it is in contravention of the bylaw?  Perhaps all those other people who let their dogs run off leash feel the same way.

    The law simply reads that you must have either a collar or a leash for your dog but if you choose you are allowed to have both.  My dog always has a collar.

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  4. In my opinion, anyone leaving poison bait intended to randomly kill pets has lost a key element of humanity in their makeup.  These sickos turn up everywhere at some point.  Obviously, they need to be found and dealt with. Those that take away an important part of peoples' lives need to have an important part of their lives taken way.   Like their resident visa. 

    The State of Jalisco leash law is posted on the malecon.  It very clearly states in Spanish and English the dog must have a collar and/or a leash.   So, in fact it is being enforced because if the dog is wears a collar and being walked by its' owner, it is legal.  If the owner is not present there is nobody to pursue.  Yes, I hear the cry of 'Foul' but it is the law.

    Most of the dogs being walked at the malecon are off-leash.  They should be, because that is the way they became socialized and became a  positive element in the community.   Also, if they are off leash they have better ability to take necessary action to protect themselves from loose aggressive dogs.  If people have an aggressive dog, common sense dictates the dog must be leashed.  

    For 3 years at the malecon, I have been walking, without incident, a very high energy dog that needs to be off-leash.  His energy is admired by all.  I try to be very careful to pick up... and also pick up other deposits in arms reach.  There are people that don't pick up after their pets but they are few... still they give a bad name for everyone else.  

    The major offenders are the stray street dogs plus those that are kept by someone but are released every day to wander the town on their own.   Keep in mind, feces is nature's most biodegradable substance.

    Welcome to Mexico.  It is a package deal.  Let's just find the sicko.

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  5. Is there anywhere that anyone would want to live that is absolutely crime free?   Of course not.  So as with death and taxes there will always be crime where people want to live.  It seems to me there are two distinct kinds of crime 1) Property Crime and 2) Violent Crime.  Given a choice my desire is always live with a preponderance of Property Crime because the loss of things, is only money.   Violent Crime has irreparable consequences and thus if it is the predominant type of crime it is will not to be tolerated by me.  As an Expat of 7 years at Lakeside it is my sense that in Lakeside over the last 3 years Violent Crime has actually decreased but perhaps Property Crime has not.  

    I can live with that.

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  6. The Consulate in Laredo was a good experience.  In June of 2014 we made an appointment, drove up from Ajijic, stayed overnight.  Got in the line at about 8:00AM, showed them our 6 months of bank statements (no translation required), received our visas about 10:00AM and then went shopping.  They were friendly, surprisingly quick to answer my emails to make the arrangements; English is excellent.


    Mexican Consulate General in Laredo, United States

    1612 Farragut Street
    Laredo, TX 78040
    United States


    (+1) (956) 723 6369
    (+1) (956) 723 0990


    (+1) (956) 723 1741








    Mr Miguel Angel Isidro Rodríguez, Consul General

    Good Luck.

  7. Our group hasn't been back there since shortly after they opened the new place.  We discovered their practice of hiding a Service Charge of 15% labeled SRA in the 4th line of an 8 item bill.  If you were a group of 4 or more nobody tracks what everyone orders so it was not detected when splitting up the payment.  So of course, we would then add on a generous propina.  

    When we questioned it, they were forthright in admitting it was a service charge.  On that occasion another group of friends were settling up and they hadn't noticed either.  They were more than a little angry at the deceptive business practice.   That one instance meant 8 people who were otherwise satisfied never returned.  Generally people never forgive that kind of deception.

    Did they ever stop doing that?

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