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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ZIGF meets fundraising goal!

ZIGF meets fundraising goal!

For the second year the ZIGF has raised over $10,000 on crowdfunding website Kickstarter to buy airline tickets for invited artists.  Monday, November 3, ended a 20-day campaign that raised $12,800 dollars from Zihuatanejo fans to help fund the 12th annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival, to be held March 6 – 15, 2015. Held every...

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12th Annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival Announces Kickstarter campaign and 2015 Line Up

12th Annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival Announces Kickstarter campaign and 2015 Line Up

12th Annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival to be held, March 6 – 15, 2015, in beautiful Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. A week of live music in paradise, the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival comes back in 2015 with more incredible music in a beautiful beach front setting. Over twelve years, this non-profit festival...

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ICF seeks Disaster Relief to Rebuild Cabo

ICF seeks Disaster Relief to Rebuild Cabo

The International Community Foundation is raising funds to support immediate disaster relief and rebuilding efforts in Baja California Sur in response to damage caused by Hurricane Odile.   Odile made landfall near Cabo San Lucas on Sunday night, September 14, 2014, as a powerful Category 3 hurricane, with estimated winds of 127 mph and torrential...

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Global Real Estate Institute in Mexico

Global Real Estate Institute in Mexico

Global Mexico Real Estate Institute was recently formed by a group of high profile Mexican REALTORS®. It is a bi-lingual, bi-cultural organization dedicated to delivering international education to the Mexican real estate industry. The four founders have a combined experience of more than 120 years in the international real estate arena. Having searched for courses...

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ZIGF launches benefit project

ZIGF launches benefit project

  The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival brings musicians from all over the world to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo every year in March.  They stay together for 10-12 days in the same hotel, they hang out, they make music together and they often develop  friendships that lead to collaborations and tours down the road.  This past festival brought together...

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2013 Record Year for Canadian tourists in Mexico

2013 Record Year for Canadian tourists in Mexico

For the ninth consecutive year, Mexico welcomed a record number of Canadian tourists during 2013, with the number of visitors totaling 1,599,409. Mexico has now become the world’s tourist destination most visited by Canadians after the U.S. According to the Mexican Tourism Board’s (CPTM) Integrated System of Tourism Markets, last year the five most visited...

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The Fideicomiso will continue, amendment rejected

The Fideicomiso will continue. Amendment to Article 27 of the Mexican Constitution has been Rejected In May of 2013, the Mexican Chamber of Deputies (the lower house) approved legislation which would have amended the Mexican Constitution to permit foreigners to purchase property outright in Mexico’s Restricted Zone which is 100 kilometers from the borders of...

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Spotlight Mexico wraps up a successful 2013

Spotlight Mexico wraps up a successful 2013

  Janet Jensen & Cindy Stanford of SNELL REAL ESTATE ENGEL AND VOLKERS Luxury Home Sales, promoting Mexico at NAR San Francisco In 2013, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) announced a new program. It would be called Country spotlight. The first year was Spotlight Mexico 2013. (2014 is Australia and 2015 will be Canada)...

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Chiles: The definitive spice of Mexico

Chiles: The definitive spice of Mexico

  One of the most frequent flavorings in cuisines as diverse as Indian, Chinese, Moroccan, Hungarian and Mexican is the chile or chili. Some believe that it is perhaps the most commonly used spice in the world. The chile pepper is native to Central and South America. Research into its origins suggests that chile peppers...

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Morelia International Film Festival

Morelia International Film Festival

And thousands of Americans just googled Jodorowsky.   Kanye West –rapper, pop star– is known for his bluster and bravado.  I feel a bit bad for him, he makes a lot of money but no matter how many hits he gets,  it`s never enough.  He has been out on tour lately and venting in public...

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Manufacturing in Mexico, the new China

Manufacturing in Mexico, the new China

Wage increases, the cost of manufacturing, higher costs of oil that lead to higher shipping costs, lack of intellectual property rights protection, midnight conference calls because of the time difference and 16-hour flights for business meetings,  are all contributing factors in why many businesses are moving their manufacturing centers from China to Mexico. Automobile Industry, Top...

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Mexico ranked in Top 5 Countries for Mining Investment

The Behre Dolbear Group Inc., founded in 1911, are minerals industry advisors who publish a yearly survey on where and where not to invest in the minerals industry. In 2013, Mexico again made the Top Five. The Behre Dolbear Group bases their rankings on independent research from within their global network of 12 offices worldwide,...

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