Monthly archive July, 2011

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Project Directory

The Angel Tree Program This is a worldwide program, a branch of which was started in Zihuatanejo seven years ago. The project organizes gifts for the children of people incarcerated in the local jail.  Gifts are delivered on January 6th of each year (Kings’ Day).  The inmates also create high quality hammocks which are sold...

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Changes in Mexican Migratory Law, part two

Changes in Mexican Migratory Law, part two

This is part two of my series on the new Mexican Migratory Law; it deals with the classification of TEMPORARY RESIDENT. The previous article dealt with the classification of VISITOR as explained in the first part of Article 52 of the new Mexican Migratory Law and the following article will deal with the classification of...

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Europeans visit in record numbers, everyone feels fine

Europeans visit in record numbers, everyone feels fine

Visited Mexico recently? What are your thoughts, did you feel unsafe at any point in your vacation?

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Mexico's Economy is Strong, says central bank

Mexico’s Economy is Strong, says central bank

Augustin Carstens, the Governor of the Central Bank of Mexico (Banxico) said last week that the country has the elements necessary to face the problems generated by the U.S. debt and the Euro zone nations. In a media conference, Carstens said that the accumulation of international reserves, low interest rates and fiscal consolidation are some...

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New Changes to Mexican Immigration Law

New Changes to Mexican Immigration Law

On May 25th, 2011, Mexico published its new migratory law (Ley de Migración) in response to glaring human rights violations, but as well as the human rights protections, the new law also includes some changes that affect expat foreigners. This is part one of a series of articles explaining the changes in the new migratory...

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Owning Property In Mexico

Owning Property In Mexico

Ley De Fideicomiso


http://youtu.be/lKGgxj4OZkk   How many times have you heard,  you can’t own property in Mexico, you can only get a long term lease!   Real property ownership is not the same in Mexico article 27 of the Mexican constitution of 1917 decrees that no foreign person may be registered as the owner of any real property...

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Ask An Expert

Ask An Expert

SAT on Timeshare sales


Question: I have been contacted about selling my timeshare in Mexico. The firm claims that I must pay 12.5% tax on this sale. Can you confirm that?   Answer #1 Rory King: The answer to the question is a little complicated because it depends on the type of timeshare.   Most timeshares or fractional ownership packages...

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July 2011

July 2011

July 14-19, XVI Cabalgata Villista, (16th Annual Villista Horseback Ride) Chihuahua, Chihuahua. More than 1000 people take part in this horseback riding adventure which covers 136 miles from the City of Chihuahua to Hidalgo del Parral, to commemorate the legendary General Francisco “Pancho” Villa and the troops of the famous Northern Division, which toured the...

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Getting Married in Mexico

Getting Married in Mexico

Getting married on a Mexican Beach or in a Mexican Hacienda is becoming a trend among foreign couples looking for a different and extra romantic wedding. Unfortunately, even while the foreign-wedding business is clearly growing, the Mexican authorities have not made enough efforts to facilitate the process. It is not that it’s impossible to get...

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Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is one of the most attractive destinations in the Mexican Caribbean. Located in the heart of the Mayan Riviera, 68 km(42 mi) south of Cancun, it has an ideal subtropical climate with an average temperature of 25º C (77º F) and sunny days throughout most of the year. During the summer, the maximum temperature can...

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The Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatan Peninsula

Campeche, Yucatan, Quintana Roo / The Mayan Riviera


The Yucatan Peninsula, located in southeastern Mexico between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, has a year-round hot and humid climate, which is ideal for enjoying its Beach Resorts and natural paradises. The region, which comprises the states of Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo, is well known for its numerous Mayan archeological sites, the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea that wash onto white-sand beaches,...

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Baja California Sur

Baja California Sur

Loreto, La Paz, Todos Santos, Los Cabos


Located in northwest Mexico on the southern part of the Baja California Peninsula, this is a region where the desert meets the sea, allowing you to take in breathtaking scenery. Inhabited from time immemorial, as evidenced by the cave paintings found in the Sierra de San Francisco, near Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, has more...

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