Fredrick Catherwood’s Lasting Legacy

Fredrick Catherwood’s Lasting Legacy


In  the early 1840’s, two haggard men on mules emerged from Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula telling stories of a lost civilization discovered and unknown cities explored, long before the days when Nikon cameras and National Geographic magazine told us of these things. Between the years of 1839-1842, American John Lloyd Stephens...

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Buying on the Beach

Buying on the Beach

Defining Mexico’s Federal Maritime Zone


  Defining and measuring the Federal Maritime Zone The Federal Maritime Zone is legally described as the 20 meter wide strip of land that is transitable and next to the beach (playa mar). Let’s break this down to make sure we are clear on what we are talking about: 1....

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The Secret to Raising Fish

The Secret to Raising Fish

The Holy Trinity of Resonance


Do some boats raise fish better than others? You bet they do, but why? And, how can a 25 foot Mexican panga raise more fish than a “no expenses spared” 45 foot sport fisher? It is all about the Holy Trinity of Resonance, Vibration and the Horsepower to Weight Ratio....

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Wine and Cheese

Wine and Cheese

Breaking with tradition


The theme of an eternal discussion among sommeliers, the pairing of wine and cheese is without a doubt the most difficult.  This despite the fact that both are a result of the blending of yeast and bacteria.  A good cheese can better a low quality wine or a powerful cheese...

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Pacific Coast Pirates


…a 27 year old English Captain by the name of Thomas Cavendish, was bearing down on him with distinctly unfriendly intentions.”   An account of the Manila Galleon and English pirates off the coast of Mexico The Spanish galleon Santa Ana slowly tracked the coast of Baja California in November 1587 under clear skies and favorable sailing conditions. She was four months out of Manila and only days away from dropping anchor at her home port of Acapulco. She carried in her hold an immense fortune in Oriental treasure: gold, pearls, silks from the China, ginger, cloves and cinnamon from the Spice Islands, jewels from Burma, Indian ivory. Lookouts from the Santa Ana spotted distant sails as the overloaded ship passed by Cabo San Lucas. Captain Tomas de Alzola reduced sail and ordered camouflage netting to be hung. Weapons were issued to those among the 160 passengers and crew capable...

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Real Estate News - July 2016

Real Estate News – July 2016

Welcome to the Second Quarter, 2016 Newsletter. In this edition we look at Mexico’s economic relationship with the U.S.A. and we check out Canada’s new immigration law. In addition to the VISA regulation, covered in the article below, Canada is seeking an increase of Mexican students for scholarships and an increase in temporary agricultural workers....

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Uruapan, Michoacán – Pearl on the Rio Cupatitzio (Part 1)

Uruapan, Michoacán – Pearl on the Rio Cupatitzio (Part 1)

Uruapan, Michoacán was founded in 1547 by Fry Juan de San Miguel. The sixteenth century city results from the amalgamation of nine barrios. Today, there are six, since San Lorenzo dropped out many years ago. The barrios are; La Trinidad, San Francisco, San Juan Evangelista, San Pedro, Santa Maria Magdalena and San Miguel. Each barrio...

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Do I have to pay taxes on my Mexico rental in the US?

Do I have to pay taxes on my Mexico rental in the US?

  Do I need to pay income taxes on my Mexico rental property if I only rent it a few times a year? YES!   Mexican newspapers are full of headlines about the growing problem of foreigners who are renting their homes or condominiums and failing to pay Mexican taxes.  Not only is this a...

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50 things I love about Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

50 things I love about Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

In honor of 50 consecutive, dogged and determined attempts to capture, encapsulate, commemorate this unique and delightful place we call paradise…We celebrated the 50th edition of ADIP with a list of our 50 Favorite Things about Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. If you have 50 favorite things about Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, send them to me at info@adip.info, subject line “50 favorite...

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Printmaking in Mexico, a revolution in the arts

Printmaking in Mexico, a revolution in the arts

Artemio Rodriguez, (Mexican 1972–), La piñata que no se cae, 2010. Linocut 13×18. Artist Profile: Artemio Rodriguez Mexico has the longest and richest print tradition in the Americas.  From woodcuts to engravings to lithographs and linocuts, Mexico has enjoyed a long history of prominent print makers.  The first book published in the Western Hemisphere was...

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David Alfaro Siqueiros

David Alfaro Siqueiros

Courtsey of MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art)


Artist and political activist, David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896 -1974), was a vital member of the Mexican School of Painting along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. He continues to be viewed as one of the most important Mexican artists of the twentieth century while his artistic influence spread far beyond Mexico’s borders. Siqueiros was...

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Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera

Faithful…to his art and politics


It is with delicious irony that Diego Rivera was born in Guanajuato. In the indigenous Tarascon dialect, the name Guanajuato means: place of frogs. Often endearingly and sometimes not, Rivera, with rounded chin and eyes bulging with imagination acquired the nickname ‘Frog’. Rivera’s claims to history include his tumultuous two marriages with Frida Kahlo and...

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José Clemente Orozco

José Clemente Orozco

"Art is knowledge at the service of emotion."


Unappreciated in his native land for much of his life, José Clemente Orozco was eventually hailed as “the greatest painter Mexico has produced” during the years preceding his death by none other than arch-rival Diego Rivera. Orozco (1883-1949) dreamed of being an artist since early childhood, but tragedy struck before he was a teenager. First...

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Ask an Expert - Do foreigners have to pay taxes in Mexico?

Ask an Expert – Do foreigners have to pay taxes in Mexico?

If I do not earn any income in Mexico, nor have any investments in Mexico, as a permanent resident do I need to file a Mexican income tax return? Question 1: I sold my principal residence (not a rental) in PV in June and paid Capital Gains tax. I know I have to go to SAT...

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Global Mexico Comes to Banderas Bay

INSTITUTO IMOBILIARIO GLOBAL MEXICO A.C. (IIGM) was officially founded in 2014, in Mexico, by four real estate professionals, with more than 120 years in the Global real estate arena. The group has always believed that PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION for real estate agents in Mexico should be the foundation for anyone wanting to work or invest in...

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Mexico Resort Real Estate Update

Mexico Resort Real Estate Update

From The Settlement Company®   Welcome to our Second Quarter, 2015 Newsletter. In this edition, we bring you a Los Cabos market report courtesy of Martin Posch of Windemere realty, a report from the National Association of Realtors® and economic news from Mexico   President Peña Nieto wraps up state visit as relations thaw Mexico...

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Semana Santa in Uruapan

Semana Santa in Uruapan

  For 55 years the artisans of Michoacán have come to Uruapan for the largest event of its kind in Mexico.  This year more than 300 came from forty-seven pueblos. Michoacán handcrafts and folk art is a Mexican regional tradition centered in the state of Michoacán, in central/western Mexico. Its origins traced back to the...

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