Mexico and the EU Discussions Turn up the Heat on the Jalepeño

Trade talks heat up over jalapeño chiles Mexican chile growers want to prevent other countries from using the names jalapeño and chipotle, just as the tequila producers do. The term Mariachi music is another tradition that deserves its singularity with Mexico Mexican producers of chile peppers want protection for fresh jalapeño…
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Exchange Rates and Capital Gains taxes in Mexico

Exchange Rates and Capital Gains on Your Mexican Home With the shifts in the currency exchange rate between the US dollar and the Mexican peso, one of the ‘hidden’ costs of selling your Mexican home might lay in the US dollar amount used to calculate the property’s value. In many towns and cities across Mexico, house…
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Capital Gains Tax On the Sale of Homes In Mexico

Capital Gains Tax on the Sale of Homes in Mexico If you are selling your home in Mexico it is of the utmost importance to know, before you sign an agreement or offer to sell, how much you are going to pay in Capital Gains Tax (ISR) because this amount is going to be deducted from the price of sale. Before signing a private sales contact…
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Monarch Butterflies In Mexico

Monarch Butterflies in Mexico Every autumn, one of the most spectacular natural phenomena can be observed in the forested mountains west of Mexico City: wintering Monarch Butterflies. Learn about these marvelous insects, their 3,000 mile journey from the U.S. and Canada, and how you can experience and be witness to the presence…
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Mexico's Frequent Traveler Pet Program

México has just recently introduced a new “Frequent Traveler Program for Pets” called Programa Mascota Viajero Frecuente.  The aim of the program is to speed up the entry process into México for frequent visitors with pets. For now, it appears as though that only dogs and cats are eligible for the program and it is only for…
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Walking On Sunshine by Jasmine Hohenstein

Walking  On Sunshine It’s 5:45 am in Guayabitos and it’s dark outside. I hear an aggressive rooster crowing in the distance as I quietly crawl out of bed not wanting to disturb my sleeping husband. Making my way to the bathroom in the dark , I  quickly splash some water on my face, brush my teeth and arrange my hair into…
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A 1,000 Year Old Stone Structure May Depict the Creation of Earth

A 1,000-year-old stone structure in Mexico may represent how some people in ancient Mesoamerica believed the Earth was created, an archaeologist suggests. Located on the foothills of a volcano in the middle of a pond, the "Tetzacualco" (a name that can mean "stone enclosure") has been known to explorers since the 16th century. Since…
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Taste of Lo de Marcos

Get ready for the 5th Annual Taste of Lo De Marcos Each year this annual Fundraising Events gets more and more popular and its time to get the party started! The Taste of Lo De Marcos will be held Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 3:00 until 8:00 pm at Luis Echeverria #9, Lo de Marcos, Bahia de Banderas, (just east of the town plaza). The…

What Probably Killed the Aztecs?

In 1545 disaster struck Mexico’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Death generally followed in three or four days. So what killed the Aztecs? Within five years as many as 15 million people – an estimated 80% of the population – were wiped…
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Starting a Tradition

While walking through the many colonias, which together, make up what most of us call La Colonia, I realized just how poor many of the folks living there really are. I decided to see what I could do to help them better manage their holiday season and began starting a tradition, I hope. I asked around to find out just what they could use…
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Astronomical Phenomena for 2018

Check out these Astronomical Phenomena, as 2018 brings special events in the field of astronomy. The total eclipse aroused interest as it left, in the dark, part of the United States last August. This new year will be dominated by superlunas, star showers, moons of blood and even solar eclipses. Some of these phenomena are cyclical…