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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Ejido Properties

Ejido Properties

Linda Neil is one of Mexico´s foremost real estate experts and is internationally renowned as a speaker and educator. Neil has been a pioneer in the industry in Mexico and has conducted international transactions in Mexico for over 40 years. She is a licensed broker in the state of California, and founder of the Settlement...

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Ley De Fideicomiso

Ley De Fideicomiso

Linda Neil is one of Mexico´s foremost real estate experts and is internationally renowned as a speaker and educator. Neil has been a pioneer in the industry in Mexico and has conducted international transactions in Mexico for over 40 years. She is a licensed broker in the state of California, and founder of the Settlement...

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Buying property in Mexico

Buying property in Mexico

Linda Neil is one of Mexico´s foremost real estate experts and is internationally renowned as a speaker and educator. Neil has been a pioneer in the industry in Mexico and has conducted international transactions in Mexico for over 40 years. She is a licensed broker in the state of California, and founder of the Settlement...

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ZIGF Opens submissions for 2014

ZIGF Opens submissions for 2014

The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival celebrated its 10-year anniversary in March 2013, bringing to beautiful Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, a week of world class music by international artists from across Mexico, the United States, Canada, Cuba, Spain, Japan, and Brazil. We had a wonderful 10-year anniversary and we hope you were able to join us in our celebration....

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Aeromexico gets a Dreamliner!

Aeromexico gets a Dreamliner!


Photos courtesy of Boeing, Aeromexico and airplanephotos.net This week Aeromexico took delivery of their 1st Boeing 787 Dreamliner, amid fanfare and celebration.   Boeing´s much anticipated, technologically advanced new 787 aircraft has been rolling out commercially since 2011 and despite a few glitches and literal bumps, it represents the most successful launch in commercial aviation...

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InMexico: Arts & Culture podcast -Intercultural Communication

InMexico: Arts & Culture podcast -Intercultural Communication

Today we are talking about Intercultural Communication – the art of communicating across cultural boundaries …      Expats are so often strangers in a strange land.  Foreigners can easily find themselves frustrated in their business or social interactions in Mexico.   Have you ever found yourself in a situation that seemed simple and straightforward but then...

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InMexico Business week, August 16, 2013

InMexico Business week, August 16, 2013

The big news in Mexico this week is the debate over energy reform and the privatization of the state run oil giant PEMEX… Mexico´s president Enrique Peña Nieto proposes Energy Reform amid debate about privatization of Mexico´s petroleum industry       Energy reform and the privatization of Mexico´s oil and gas industry is a...

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Huatulco

Huatulco

  A bit of history: it is said that under Spanish rule pirates ransacked Huatulco, but that they didn’t succeed in stealing its beauty. The Pacific Ocean laps the shores of Huatulco’s 36 stunning beaches, spread across nine bays boasting warm waters and golden sands. This area was a successful commercial port and favorite haunt...

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Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Mexican travelers include the neighboring beach towns of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, in the state of Guerrero, as favorite destinations, but that’s where their similarity ends. Visitors to this area will encounter two decidedly different vacation destinations just 6.5 km (4 miles apart). Ixtapa, once a coconut plantation, boasts the high-rise hotels, all-inclusive resorts, air-conditioned restaurants...

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Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

Before John Huston’s 1964 film, The Night of the Iguana, Puerto Vallarta was a just sleepy fishing village on the Pacific Coast where the states of Jalisco and Nayarit meet. But Liz Taylor came to keep an eye on her lover Richard Burton while he was filming with the voluptuous Ava Gardner. The publicity buzz...

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5 Fundamental Points of the Oil Energy Reform

5 Fundamental Points of the Oil Energy Reform

          The press release of President Enrique Peña Nieto´s staff, detailing the five main points of his reform proposal:   On the subject of oil and other hydrocarbons, the Energy Reform contains five fundamental points: – It reiterates, word for word, the text of Article 27 of the Constitution at the...

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Mexico´s president proposes Energy Reform amid debate about privatization of Mexico´s petroleum industry

Mexico´s president proposes Energy Reform amid debate about privatization of Mexico´s petroleum industry

Energy reform and the privatization of Mexico´s oil and gas industry is a controversial issue in Mexico and  has been in the national debate for many years.  The main point of contention being whether Mexico needs to open up the state run monopolies of energy to private investment to allow much needed funding for upgrades,...

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