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  1. Early on there was an effort to combine with Argentina to support AstraZeneca in their development of the vaccine that would be offered free or cheap to Latin America. I believe Carlos Slim was offering some backing too. There was a hitch in production that caused AstraZeneca to halt that version so AMLO sought out other venues. He thought he had a deal with the US to share supplies,but soon it was apparent that it wasn't going to be forth coming. He's talked with Indian, Russian and Chinese suppliers too. This isn't a problem confined to Mexico, as countries all over are competing for sup
  2. 70% of all medications taken in the USA are from China and India and now you're worried about their standards....none of these pharmacutical companies tell the whole truth about their products claiming it's private information. The public is only given need-to-know info and a certain number of adverse effects and deaths are a calculated risk that is accepted by them. We are all too familiar with drug recalls of medications that have been tested and used for years by US companies where it was found that the drug was more deadly than the disease. None of these vaccines have had a long trial p
  3. A new raspado shop has opened up in Ajijic down Colon towards the Malecon. Raspados are shaved ice with different liquid toppings. Lucia has dozens of flavors and makes them herself. She is open every day but Tuesday from 12-8pm. Just the thing for these hot days....
  4. AMLO said he would stick with DST instead of switching back and forth...we'll see. These switches only benefit those at higher latitudes, not the tropics.
  5. Saw Maria Isabel was shuttered and looked inside, completely gutted of any tables or equipment. Wonder what's next....This is one of the oldest sites in Ajijic, formerly called the old Posada. When I first visited here in 1992 there was an old map framed on the wall that showed the original map of Axixque that started there and continued up Colon to the old church on the plaza, set up in the Spanish style. At that time it was in a state called Nueva Avila and only accessible from across the lake. I hope whatever new venture takes the building over will continue to respect its long history.
  6. The reason for the 10,000 L aljibe is that the water trucks only hold that amount and if you want any less they charge you the same as they have no way of measuring....you can also judge if you got the right amount by how full it is. of course, if you have city water or may have in the future, a bigger tank would be great.
  7. This is not "Gringo Guilt" but "Gringo Awareness". Once you know, you can't unknow and the truth of the matter is that on the personal level it might look like a good deal to save a few pesos at the Big Stores, the hidden costs on the local/global level is too high. One thing this has to do with is the velocity of money. It used to be that a dollar spent in the local economy would circulate 9 times before going out of the community, now it's twice. How divestating is that to a local economy? The loss of local sales due to the convenience of all-in -one- store shopping when often the same i
  8. Try Savta. I grew up on rye bread and apples in my Polish family...
  9. The problem with Lake Chapala is the same as with Lake Sahara--yeah, Lake Sahara. They both have no outflow so there's too much siltification. This means that their volume to surface area is out of the proportion so that there is too much evaporation and not enough of a reservoir because its too shallow. Eventually it will go underground. I wish that when the lake was extremely low that they would have excavated a deep channel to hold water. there was a rumor at that time that a Japanese company wanted to dredge the lake and was willing to build a train spur to take away the soil to Japan f
  10. That's a broad statement and untrue. I haven't driven since 1973 and have lived in Ajiic fulltime for over 20 years and haven't begin to sample all of the great restaurants within walking distance. Every year more interesting spots pop up and the old time establishments are always upgrading. The fact that there's no parking may be a turn off to some and nostalgia for the similarity of urban/suburban restaurants back home make make some seek out that experience, but Ajijic--and the entire lakeside area--has a quality of dining not seen in most of Mexico, not to mention the USA.
  11. Wow! The price is really high and with delivery charges it's out of sight--between 539p and over 1000p for the exact same thing. I've noticed a lot of products that come through US companies has risen, anyone else make this observation?
  12. I believe it was under 400p for 3.79L....I will be needing some more soon, so I would appreciate an updated price.
  13. I remember the same here in Ajijic in a kioske on the plaza until the mid-90's....after that we could use the Lada phone booth on a corner there, if you could figure out how to use it!
  14. Ha-ha--open every day except Tuesday. I love this place, Naz's work ethic, his insistence on using pricier quality ingredients, the variety of goods not available anywhere else and the ambiance. He's added outdoor umbrella tables and inside or outside you can have a private conversation without interruptions unlike the more public plaza spots.
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