Yearly archive 2011

Book events in Zihuatanejo

First presentation of AUTHORS IN ZIHUA, book reading events by local authors. –Monday, Dec. 19 at 6pm. Restaurant El Manglar on Playa La Ropa, LINDA LEONARD- CANADIAN/ZIHUA TRAVEL AUTHOR presenting her 2 books: LIVING THE DREAM IN MEXICO is about RVing, about travel, about Mexico and her people; and LIVING THE DREAM IN EUROPE is a personal...

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12th is traditionally known in Mexico as the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Día de la Virgin de Guadalupe), celebrating the manifestation of the Virgin Mary on Dec 9, 1531. It is the most important holiday in Mexico, even more important that Christmas, and is celebrated nationwide. Millions of pilgrims converge on the Mexico City...

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la flor de Nochebuena, Cross-cultural beauty

la flor de Nochebuena, Cross-cultural beauty

Widely admired and cultivated in many lands, Euphorbia pulcherria is best known north of the Rio Grande as……..? Quick! What’s Mexican in origin, American by name, sometimes misunderstood and red all over? Hint: this item is leafy and often called a flower, which it’s not, and was once thought to be poisonous, which it isn’t....

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REALTORS ® Seize the Day

REALTORS ® Seize the Day

This year’s National Association of Realtors® (NAR) annual Conference and Trade Show was held in Anaheim, California. The theme comes from the fact that with low interest rates and lower prices for homes now is the moment to buy. (Or Seize the Moment) The attendance of 20,000 exceeded expectations that 18,000 would be there. A...

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Calling all Westjet Travelers!

Book transporters needed!


Word share with the children of Zihuatanejo, from Sister City Collingwood, Canada The Collingwood-Zihuatanejo sister city committee has been in existence since 2004, bridging the communities of Collingwood, Canada, and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, through cultural exchange and philanthropic projects. This year’s project will provide English language books and English language books on CD’s to Casa de...

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Busy month for the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI)

October was a busy month for the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI). The association staged two significant conferences. The first was the annual FORUM of the Mexico City AMPI Section. It is always the largest in the country, with more than 600 attending this year. Marcelo Ebrard Governor of the Federal District. District...

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Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Peace Festival, November 14-17 2011

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Peace Festival, November 14-17 2011

On November 14-17 2011, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo will host “Festival de La Paz” (peace in Spanish) to re-dedicate and celebrate its commitment to work towards peace and to recognize the many international groups and organizations that participated in peace-building activities with the community over the past year.  The Peace Festival will be celebrated in November rather...

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New members Elected to AMPI’s National Advisory Council

New members Elected to AMPI’s National Advisory Council

Ten new members have been elected to the National Advisory Board of the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI). The election took place at AMPI’s Annual General Assembly held in Merida, Yucatan. Armando Trujillo of Guadalajara led the balloting followed by Linda Neil of La Paz/Los Cabos. Others elected were Rogelio Ledesma of Queretaro,...

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Travails in Paradise: IMSS ADVENTURES

Renewing your annual IMSS health insurance coverage


Knowing I needed to renew my annual IMSS health insurance coverage for the first time in September, 2011, I hiked over there last month to make sure I had all the newest details on how to do so.  Confident I was fully prepared, I hiked back this past Wednesday with three copies of one form and carbon-interlaced copies...

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Kayak race celebrates Barra de Potosi, Oct 23

Kayak race celebrates Barra de Potosi, Oct 23

Announcing Regata Salva Barra, 23 October 2011 The community of Barra de Potosi (Petalan, GRO) announces that it will be hosting a paddling regatta on Sunday October 23, 2011 in Laguna Potosi.  The featured races will be a 1000 meter kayak sprint that will be held at 11 am on Sunday and a 4000 meter...

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Zihua Guitar Festival Opens Submissions for 2012

Zihua Guitar Festival Opens Submissions for 2012

Submissions now open for the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival. Now in its 9th year, ZIGF 2012 will be held March 4 – 10, 2012, in beautiful Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Submissions officially opened September 1, 2011, and will run through December 1, 2011.   The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival is GUITAR Festival for GUITARISTS only, full bands...

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FORUM: The future of business and real estate in Mexico

FORUM: The future of business and real estate in Mexico

Miami Based Journalist Speaks to Mexican REALTORS® More than 600 members of the Mexican Association of Mexican Realtors (AMPI) from Western Mexico met recently in Guadalajara. They came to attend the twenty first annual Forum of the AMPI Section in that city. The Key Note address was given by Andres Oppenheimer from the Miami Herald....

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