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  1. I've heard of similar nightmare stories including that of an old timer that lived on the Arizona border that would cross to buy medication in Mexico. He was an avid hunter/shooter so before crossing he would routinely scour his pickup for missed rounds. Then one day he missed a .22 round wedged between windshield and dashboard. It was noticed by an observant border official and he was arrested. He spent years in prison and his wife spent their life's savings trying to get him released by sending funds to his Mexican "attorney" who would always tell her "just a little more money and we should be able to get him out". Definitely not worth the risk breaking Mexican law!
  2. Yes RV, I'm very much aware of this. Interesting though, that once here, it could be registered with no problems.............
  3. Thank you for this clarification El Saltos. Do you know of a legal way to import a favorite family heirloom that would fall within the acceptable legal prerequisites for caliber, etc. that one could then take in to be registered? So I'm to understand that if somehow my own firearm were to find it's way into Mexico, I could then legalize it with the military? Thanks!
  4. Not sure if you have much of a choice than to go through the D.F. gun store. Given the restrictive law, are private sales (private citizen to private citizen) gun purchases even legal in Mexico? Registration with the military is the only legal route. This topic has been discussed here before. Spencer understands the law regarding firearms. Hopefully he'll chime in and be able to answer your questions..........
  5. Where is AT&T in Chapala? Do you have a phone number for them? You don't mean Alejandro at the IUSACEL (owned by AT&T) store in Chapala do you? Thanks Spencer.
  6. I assume it works the same as the IUSACEL unlimited plan (owned by AT&T), call between and from Mexico, USA, and Canada unlimited and works out to $166 pesos a month, period. When using it in the US, calls to Mexico are still local calls while calls to other US numbers are still international but free for you. Receiving calls from other US numbers remains along distance international calling for those who are calling you from the USA. You can dump your US based AT&T sim to call while in the US with these Mexico plans as long as you don't mind that USA originating calls to you are paying international rates, regardless of which of the 3 countries you (your phone) is at. I've been delighted with my service. It looks like TelCel is a better deal now though.
  7. So could the TIP still be applied for online, given it is a Mexican national with US Permanent Residency applying? Seems like the selections and categories for the TIP application are worded towards foreigners (Extranjeros) on the website. Would a Mexican with US Residency apply for the TIP in person at border?
  8. Good point snowyco. Where did you find the Paisano Program dates on the Segob website? I can't find them listed there. Thanks.
  9. Excellent advise snowyco! This is very advantageous to know. Between the 3 of you, I'll now be able to plot my failsafe strategy. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience with us. Thanks!
  10. Thank you Jim! So would my wife need to be a US citizen to get the TIP or is a US Permanent Residency card enough?
  11. I'll have to ask how my neighbor did it. He is Mexican and lives in Joco. He also holds US citizenship. He went to the US on vacation where he has a US plated car and drove the car back to Joco. He must have done it as a US citizen with a TIP?
  12. I'm wondering if anyone has information on whether a Residente Permanente or a Mexican Citizen can bring a US plated car into Mexico on a Temporary Importation Permit? I'm a RP and my wife is a Mexican born citizen. We'd like to bring house stuff from our US home to our home Lakeside. Could I bring in my US plated pickup on the TIP as a Residente Permanente or could my Mexican wife if I put the truck title and registration in her name? I have a Mexican neighbor who had a US plated car and took it to Mexico on vacation. Can we do this legally too? Any information or personal experiences appreciated!
  13. "Confrontational", are you kidding? Talk about projection...........
  14. Some good points made. On delving deeper I found that the movie sugar coats and distorts actual events. No doubt the Calles Laws were a response to Church abuses but then Calles went about things totally wrong. How could he not expect the people to rise up, denying them the practice of their faith? The Cristero's were also responsible for their share of criminal conduct and had some psychopaths in leadership roles like the priest General Vega. The movie is much too kind on him. Sandrita is right, "another sad time in Mexico's history", albeit, a fascinating one. There are some very good Mexican documentaries on YouTube for those that understand Spanish, including interviews with many of the men and women that participated. Just type in "Cristiada". Much less romantic and much more heart wrenching. I also have some books on order. Thanks for your input!
  15. My discovery started when coming across a tiny "Capilla" on Calle Morelos in Joco where an old photograph of who later I'd find out was Padre Toribio Romo Gonzalez hangs, a murdered priest of the Cristero War, beatified by the Catholic church. Shortly after I saw the movie "For Greater Glory" with Andy Garcia which is loosely based on actual events. Being a student of history, I was shocked that I'd never heard or read of this religious war that took place between 1926 and 1929 in this region where we all reside. For those of you unfamiliar with this incredible history, the Cristero War commenced when President Calles attempted to outlaw Catholicism here in Mexico! An insane prospect to begin with in a country almost exclusively Catholic. Churches were closed, priest expelled or murdered and all religious ceremonies outlawed with penalty of death attached. No more marriages, baptisms nor Masses. The people were denied their right to religious freedom and as common among these brave souls inhabiting this noble country, they rose up and took arms against the Calles government. The war was bloody, costing the lives of around 250,000 people. The war would not have been possible without the woman of Mexico that smuggled arms and ammunition to their men, nursed their injuries and kept them fed at great sacrifice and loss to themselves. The rebellion forced Calles to resign and the government to withdraw the "Calles Laws", restoring the right of religious freedom and worship to the populace. Among the sacrificed were Padre Toribio Romo Gonzalez, priest of the Tequila church who's photo hangs in the chapel in Joco and a 13 year old captured Cristero fighter named Jose Sanchez del Rio. The latter occurred just across the lake from us in the town of Sahuayo. The boy was tortured and offered to have his life spared if he would only deny God and the Cristeros. This brave boy answered repeatedly: "Que vive Cristo Rey"! He would not deny his God in the face of unbelievable torture, having had the souls of his feet pealed off to try to encourage him to reject his beliefs. Having failed to convince him, they put a bullet in his young head. He is interred in the Parroquia de Santiago Apostol in Sahuayo just across our beautiful lake. Both these individuals along with another 35 or so have in recent times been canonized by the Catholic church, joining the ranks of their Saints. I encourage anyone interested, to investigate this incredible history. It has moved me deeply even as a non-catholic and makes me proud to walk on the land they did. This land rich and vibrating with noble history!
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