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April 2009 Blog Posts (20)


It looks like ground zero where the swine flu has started is a US company who moved some operations to Mexico to avoid US environmental regulations. Looks like the flu will have far reaching affects beyond the actual virus. Check out this article

Added by Doug Jones on April 30, 2009 at 9:07am — No Comments

Areas Idntified for Swine Flu Outbreaks

Mexican states with swine flu outbreaks

By The Associated Press – 1

Mexican states identified by health authorities as having confirmed swine flu outbreaks:

_ Mexico City

_ Mexico State

_ Veracruz

_ Oaxaca

_ Baja California

_ San Luis Potosi

Some, including Oaxaca, Mexico City and Baja California, have tourist areas.… Continue

Added by George Puckett on April 26, 2009 at 6:25pm — No Comments

BizPack The New Revolutionary Tool For Real Estate Agents And Small Business Owners

Bizpack is a one stop shop for starting and running a small or home-based business. If features all the latest technologies essential to running a business in the 21st century such as web conferencing, video prospecting that allows you to send videos to sell your products/services, an automated contact system, and much more.

If you want to know how to start a small business without making costly mistakes, bizpack has the solution you're seeking. Nowadays,… Continue

Added by Kevin on April 26, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Swine Flu-On Location in Mexico City

I live in Mexico City, and what I saw in the news today was that there were around 60 people dead, but of those 60 only 20 are directly linked to influenza. I think I read that there were just over 1000 cases confirmed here in Mexico City.

Of course, that is probably not accurate, due to the fact that lots of people don’t go to the doctor. I had to go out today, and went in the Metro, which is not usually too crowded on Saturday, and… Continue

Added by George Puckett on April 25, 2009 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Swine flue attacks Mexico

BREAKING NEWS: Mexico flu deaths raise worries of global epidemic


Associated Press

At least 16 people - and possibly dozens more - have died from a swine flu virus in Mexico, and world health officials worry it could unleash a global flu epidemic. Mexico City and the State of Mexico closed schools across the metropolitan area Friday in hopes of containing the outbreak, and tougher measures were being considered.

Scientists were trying to… Continue

Added by Paul on April 24, 2009 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Serena Full Assistance is Coming to Ensenada

Serena Full Assistance is coming to Ensenada! Our unique all-in-one bilingual services make life easier for non-citizens living in Baja. Through our very affordable Serena Full Assistance Card, members receive discounts for many services: emergency medical response, home repairs, roadside assistance, locksmiths, doctors, hospitals, in-home nursing care, prescriptions, restaurants, recreation and much more.

We have a toll-free 24-hour bi-lingual call center to dispatch day-to-day and… Continue

Added by George Puckett on April 23, 2009 at 9:02am — No Comments

Trish's Houses

Wow - those are beautiful. Just stunning photos of very cool houses. Kat

Added by Kat Hammontré (Craig) on April 22, 2009 at 2:04am — 1 Comment

Mexico's Oldest Escrow and Title Company soon to be 18 Years Old

Happy Anniversary

By John K. Glaab, CIPS

On May 1st, The Settlement Company® Mexico’s oldest escrow and title company will celebrate eighteen years of serving the real estate industry. The company has also played a major role in educating realtors® and the public. Sat its office in San Jose, company founder Linda Neil would deliver three seminars each year. The first in the series would be for brokers and agents. Many of the leading realtors® in Los Cabos came to hear about various… Continue

Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on April 21, 2009 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

Safety in Rosarito, Baja California, México

by Victor Loza and Sharon Heafey

Is the Press biased when it comes to reporting about dangers in Mexico? In our opinion, yes, it is. There is no doubt that Mexico is having problems right now, but does that really affect the average student, tourist or investor?

Recently there were shootings during Mardi Gras in New Orleans that were not widely reported in the US media. Yet CNN on the same day ran a report of three drug dealers killed in Mexico. After that, more warnings… Continue

Added by Victor Loza on April 18, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Mapping for Mexico

Greetings from Santa Barbara.

I just wanted write a short note to inform fellow members of mexicomyspace of the products and services offered by my company, World Map Source, aka

Many types of maps are available for Mexico. Some of the most popular are road atlases and topographic maps. Another very popular product is the GPS map set for your Garmin receiver which can be downloaded over the internet.

Garmin has the widest compatibility among the… Continue

Added by Mark Walker on April 17, 2009 at 11:55am — No Comments

City Lights, Big Waves

It’s 3:53 a.m. here at the beach in La Paz.

I look at the city lights across the bay, and at this hour when the city sleeps, it doesn’t look like there are any less lights. Yet I know there has to be fewer lights. People are sleeping. They don’t all sleep with their lights on. Not all of the citizens of La Paz are writing in their blogs at almost 4:00 a.m. I wonder if an engineer could measure this? Maybe if I had a really high-powered night… Continue

Added by Susan Fogel on April 17, 2009 at 3:50am — No Comments

Help Grow Our Membership on Mexico-My Space

Since the beginning of the year, our membership has grown by seventy-five (75). Our total number of new members for March was seventeen (17) and we already have seven (7) new members in April.

UPDATE: As of today, 1:15 a.m. April 13, 2009 we have a total of 27 new members for the month. Click Here to See our Members Page.

Growth is vital for the continued survival of Mexico-My Space. If we… Continue

Added by George Puckett on April 13, 2009 at 1:15am — No Comments

Linda Ellerby on safety in Mexico

Thought everyone would find this insightful and true to the experience we know about Mexico.

One Journalist’s View of Mexico

By Linda Ellerbee

Sometimes I’ve been called a maverick because I don’t always agree

with my colleagues, but then, only dead fish swim with the stream all

the time. The stream here is Mexico.

You would have to be living on another planet to avoid hearing how

dangerous Mexico has become,… Continue

Added by Doug Jones on April 11, 2009 at 7:48am — No Comments

Pigeons smuggle cellphones into Brazilian prison

Here's something funny that I read this morning on a website:


SAO PAULO (AP) — Police say inmates are using carrier pigeons to smuggle cellphones onto a prison farm in southeastern Brazil.

Police inspector Celso Soramiglio says that guards at a prison near the city of Sorocaba caught a pigeon last Wednesday with components of a small cellphone inside a bag tied to one of its… Continue

Added by George Puckett on April 10, 2009 at 12:27am — No Comments

Reporting Rental Income on Mexican Properties

The international accounting firm, Deloitte, recently gave a seminar to AMPI agents on the subject of renting Mexican properties and the reporting of income.

For years, some owners of homes and condos in Mexico, both foreigner and national alike, have not reported their rental income. The law has become more formal over the years and the procedures the country has now to seek and find those not reporting income, has become more strict and encompassing.

What property applies to the… Continue

Added by Paula Retamal on April 9, 2009 at 5:19pm — 2 Comments

Traveling Safe In Mexico These Days

I recently returned from a week in Mazatlan, and I felt absolutely NO tension there whatsoever. Friendly as always, the Mexican people made me feel appreciated and watched over. I went everywhere - Old Mazatlan colonia, the new Marina, walked the Malecon, all over the "golden zone" (translated = tourist area), restaurants, the beach, shopping, even real estate open houses. I accidentally attended a funeral in the main cathedral, got from point A to point B by open air "pulmonia" (little… Continue

Added by cheryl weaver on April 8, 2009 at 10:49am — 9 Comments

Mexico Travel agents and Mexico Travel websites wanted

We are currently expanding our agents network and looking for more agents or websites to sell our Mexican transport solution

We can offer agents specials and live booking for agents plus an upcoming affiliate system.

Added by Simon on April 8, 2009 at 4:11am — No Comments

The Apostille – Making a Document Legal for Use in Mexico

The Apostille – Making a Document Legal for Use in Mexico

By Linda Neil

In Mexico, the ONLY authority permitted to draft a deed transferring real property or an interest in real property (such as the fideicomiso) is the Mexican Notary Public. This person is different from a Notary Public in the United States where a simple exam, bond, and a rubber stamp can make a Notary Public out of most people.

Nor it is… Continue

Added by George Puckett on April 8, 2009 at 2:33am — 2 Comments

Holy Week, Jesus Light, Holy Hell, Nothing Religious Here

Sunrise at the oasis…put your camel to bed…oops wrong song! How about It’s just another tequila sunrise? Or in non-singing mode, we have a Pacific marine layer that has rolled in. Actually it was here yesterday. The air had a frosty look, but was actually a gentle, warm, air mass, balmy I guess you would say. This morning,as I write, the colors are changing fast. First a soft billowy grey, the cloud layer just grazing the peaks of the mountains behind… Continue

Added by Susan Fogel on April 4, 2009 at 7:37am — 2 Comments


Mexico has money ready for expatriate investment

By Mariana Alvarado


Tucson, Arizona | Published: 04.02.2009


Hoping to entice expatriates to invest in start-up businesses south of the border, the Mexican government is putting up more than $8 million this year to help them open a store, bakery or other small business in their hometowns.

Known as the Productive Assets Project,… Continue

Added by George Puckett on April 3, 2009 at 5:28am — 1 Comment

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