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Spanish terms for building and construction in Mexico John Worthington

I think that it is time to cover some of the Spanish terms used in construction. There isn't room in the space I have for this column to cover all the terms but perhaps a brief primer is in order. Fir... read more

Setting up a business in Mexico

Ownership of Equity. Types of Companies. Company Formation. Starting Operations. read more

14 step program of recovery for Mexico Connect web addicts

I will have a cup of coffee in the morning and read my PAPER newspaper like I used to, before the Web. I will eat breakfast with a knife and fork and not with one hand typing. ... read more

Showcasing quality sites Ron Mader

I have written about the development of Mexico-related Internet resources since the late 1980s. My introduction to the Web began as a graduate student at the University of Texas when I started research... read more

Tying The Knot -- Mexican Style Judy King

Mexico's ornate old churches are beautiful and romantic settings for weddings. Saturdays there always seem to be three brides at the charming little church across... read more

Getting here - paperwork for people, animals, cars and things Karen Blue

FM-T Tourist The basic entrance immigration status for tourists is the FM-T. It is valid for a maximum of 180 days and is issued at your point of entry into Mexico-either at a border crossing or an ai... read more

Mexico's a breeze jennifer j. rose

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Latitude 38's First Timer's Guide To Mexico - Boating 38 Latitude

I. Preparation The Boat. If you're going to sail to Mexico, the size of your boat isn't nearly as important as the quality. Make sure the boat was designed, built and has been maintained for open-... read more

The Insider's Guide: Mexico's Lake Chapala and Ajijic Reviewed by Allan Cogan

I'm filled with admiration and respect for The Insider's Guide. Its 368 pages are so complete and comprehensive and so well thought out and so well organized. Teresa Kendrick and her colleagues have done a wonderful job of providing and packaging a full authoritative range of information, not only for long and short-term residents of the Lake Chapala area but also for those many people who seem to be contemplating coming here either to live as permanent retiree-residents or as snowbirds. read more

Mexico Magic by Dru Pearson Reviewed by Allan Cogan

.Dru Pearson begins her account of her first four seasons in Ajijic starting in the summer of 2000 when she loaded or, rather, overloaded her VW van with as many belongings as it would hold, and she and her dog, Bailey, drove (slowly, she emphasizes) to Laredo. However, before she even reached the U.S./ Mexico border, the vehicle broke down and she found herself by the roadside in 110 degree temperatures, unloading twelve boxes of belongings, plus a TV, a computer complete with monitor and printer and other sundry items. However, a mechanic answered her call and the car was repaired and she made it across the border at Laredo, starting the 750 mile stretch to Ajijic on the shores of Lake Chapala. read more

How to export to and import from Mexico Mexico Data On-Line

Mexico is a large trading partner to both Canada and the US. NAFTA has accelerated this exchange. With the rules and regulations constantly changing, finding your way can be cumbersome. Mexico Co... read more

Retire in Mexico: Live Better for Less by Dru Pearson Reviewed by Allan Cogan

Author Dru Pearson has done an excellent job of researching and compiling almost everything anyone needs to know about adopting this country as a place to spend one's leisure years, either part-time or full-time. I can't think of any important topic that isn't covered here. Also, while it isn't the first book of this type to become available, I think it's the first - to my knowledge, at least, to be strictly computer accessible. read more

Absentee Voting For The 2004 U.S. Presidential Election Jon Sievert

By Jon Sievert © 2004 Jon Sievert November's U.S. Presidential election is shaping up as the most passionate and volatile in memory. Candidates from both major parties are already ... read more

Driving in Mexico: A short practical guide

The following is a practical guide to driving in Mexico compiled from experiences over the last several years. Driving in Mexico, in my opinion, is no more hazardous than driving anywhere else,... read more

Mexico Magico: Everything You Wanted to Know by German Estrada Navarro Reviewed by Allan Cogan

This is a well-organized and clearly presented compilation of data about this country that any newcomers - and some old-timers, too - could use. read more

Live Well in Mexico Reviewed by Allan Cogan

What Luboff has set out here is all the basic information one needs on a host of topics relevant to moving to Mexico. You'll find details on acquiring residency documents, whether or not to buy or rent a house, working in Mexico, how to bring your car here, how to move your furniture here and so on. You’ll also find hints and tips on staying healthy, dining out, hiring help, what to bring on your first trip, road safety, the best ways to get from one place to another and much, much more. Indeed, there is hardly a page that doesn’t have some useful hint or tip on living here successfully. read more

It takes more than "I Do" to marry in Mexico jennifer j. rose

Dreaming of that storybook wedding on a scenic cliff above crashing ocean waves, blessed by a Mexican sunset while mariachis croon? Or amid bougainvillea'd stone arches in a colonial setting? Few place... read more

Alternatives to the Mexican Postal Service Discussion Thread Forum

Posted by Hurley on Marzo 29, 2000 What can you tell me about the mail service from Mexico? I want to use the service to ship small packages back to the USA. Cost? Insurance? Speed? Duty? Any... read more

Motorcycles in Mexico Discussion Thread Forum

Any general information about driving a motorcycle would be helpful. Thinking about buying one in U.S., driving into Mexico, and using it as my only means of transportation. Any thoughts on safety, security, paperwork, insurance, etc? read more


If I'm living in Mexico, with no traces of a residence in the U.S. other than a past history, do I need to have a Will drawn up in Mexico? Or do I need a Mexican Will for my Mexican assets and a U.S. Will for my U.S. assets?

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Weights, Measures and Conversions: Translations Mexico Data On-Line

Translations and conversions of weights, measurements and ingredients for the kitchen. read more

The People's Guide to Mexico, 25th Anniversary Edition Reviewed by Allan Cogan

“This book is about Mexico - about living, travelling and taking things as they come in a foreign country. It’s about driving conditions and health and how to cross the border. It’s about drinking the water without getting sick… It’s not about which hotels to stay in or the most interesting villages to visit. The purpose of the book is to teach you how to find out those things for yourself.” read more

Live Better South of the Border Reviewed by Allan Cogan

I’d love to have had this book five years ago when we first came to live in Mexico. It’s not that we ran into a string of problems then but it’s just such a useful source of information and opinion about living here it would have cut a lot of corners for us at the time. As the author says, this book is written for people of all ages who want to live in Mexico and Central America, from retirees to baby-boomers who want a new life to artists and writers who want a stimulating and less expensive way of life. read more

Wedding protocol & procedures

My fiancée and I are planning a wedding in Puerto Morelos on September 4,1999. We are having a difficult time finding information on:

1. Blood test info
2. How long do we have to reside in Mexico before the wedding
3. Marriage license info

If anyone has access to this information or other pertinent marriage info in Mexico we would greatly appreciate your help.


PS. We're also interested in Mexican wedding tradition.

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I received my permiso last week and the boda civil is planned for 8/7. For those of you who have seen my previous postings, this is an update. For new readers, this is one gringa's encounters with Mexican bureaucracy--my fiancé is from Monterrey, we live in Nuevo Laredo, I am a daily border crosser because I work in Laredo, and my novio prefers to live/work/study in Mexico.

Be prepared for different information from every office you inquire at. The Mexican Consulate in Laredo gave us one set of instructions, the Office of Migracion in Nuevo Laredo another, and when we got to the Office of Migracion in Monterrey, we received yet another set of instructions.

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