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  1. When I purchased my home, the Santander banker for the real estate company said I could not use XE to transfer the funds. I ignored him and got a much better exchange than he offered. The banks just wish to make the money. XE charges nothing to do a transfer and often gives a better exchange rate than what they post on the public website. As a member, one can make a market order, stipulating a desired exchange rate. When the rate is reached the funds are transferred automatically.Could be the middle of the night. I have transferred to Multiva, BBVA Bancomer, Actinver but have never tried Intercam.
  2. Thanks. I'll be able to determine the difference by the length of the leaves. https://www.naturalista.mx/taxa/168364-Salix-taxifolia/browse_photos
  3. Could be but they look more like these; https://www.naturalista.mx/taxa/54847-Salix-nigra/browse_photos - lower to the ground and more spread out.
  4. Another distribution map included all of Mexico. The reason to know is to harvest some small branches to make analgesic (aspirin-like) and I wish to estimate the possible strength. https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:304250-2 https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/herbal-report/final-assessment-report-salix-various-species-including-s-purpurea-l-s-daphnoides-vill-s-fragilis-l_en.pdf https://publications.lsmuni.lt/object/elaba:1898377/18983
  5. Has anyone determined the species of willow growing in and near the lake? My guess is Salix Nigra.
  6. Likely you need to turn off the auto time set feature somehow(?)
  7. With my cell, I manually set the correct time. I have an LG phone and they don't have a fix. Up at 4 AM - ha
  8. For computers just uncheck automatically adjust for DST in your clock settings
  9. Part of the problem, I surmise is with confusion at Microsoft. - according to online publications.
  10. For cell service, I use Verizon but through Telcel and my clock was moved forward. My internet through ILOX did the same despite being on GDL time zone. Anyone else?
  11. Somebody didn't tell Telcell and the Internet?
  12. https://www.chopo.com.mx/jalisco/colonoscopia-virtual Chopo; Poplar Justo Sierra Justo Sierra Avenue 2350, Ladrón Guevara, Guad, Jalisco, Mexico. -44600 Nuestro precio en sucursal $3,935.00 Precio en línea $2,951.25 Tu ahorro en línea $983.75 This sounds like a heck of a deal compared to $12,000.00 in Riberas Homeland La Patria Avenue 1744, Santa Isabel, Zapopa, Jalisco, Mexico. -
  13. Only Canada but I see no reason they would not be available in GDL. I'll be searching in 5 years.
  14. In case anyone is unaware a 'virtual colonoscopy' or CT scan is an alternative. I have only had these as a precautional preventative to potential injury [due to birth malformities]. Of course presence of polyps would require a true colonoscopy. One advantage is that organs are also scanned for abnormalities. I have no clue as to availability nor cost locally.
  15. I forgot to add; this is why Amazon Mexico often cannot compete with Amazon US.
  16. The Mexican government should loosen up the import regulations and brokers should be restricted with further scrutiny. To get an import permit for business here is onerous and expensive. Also any commercial import of an electric or other machine operated device requires the importer to pay an outlandish annual fee for a government certification on each model. The Mexican economy could be booming, benefiting ordinary Mexicans but this is stifled by regulations catering to money barons. A few years ago I imported my mobility scooter from the US. I was charged $500 USD by an American broker plus $500 USD by a Mexican broker and I was charged duty on an item which is supposed to be duty free. I was promised official receipts to try recouping some cash which never came....crooked. When I ran a business in Canada, I received my import permit free in one day. I brought 1/4 full containers of microscopes from China, duty free and the broker charged 100 CAD to clear through customs. I also imported and exported regularly with the US with very few costs. I could choose to act as my own broker. Here, Mexicans are discouraged from starting such businesses. If this politics > delete
  17. IPAB current rate; 400,000 UDI x 7.7672 = 3,106,880.00 MXN As far as I know all the local banks have this coverage but they also have the riskier higher paying investments which are not covered. A good question to ask.
  18. Multiva - Total Assets 121,292.81 Trading at 8.39 https://www.reuters.com/markets/companies/GFMULTIO.MX/financials/balance-sheet-annual Actinver Total Assets 102,755.25 Trading at 12.69 https://www.reuters.com/markets/companies/ACTINVRB.MX/financials/balance-sheet-annual
  19. What kind of mushrooms did you have?😎
  20. In real estate listings, I believe all or at least most listings are set in pesos. This does not change with currency fluctuations. The US prices are there only for the mathematically (peso value) challenged gringos.
  21. The way to handle a lot of recycling of materials is to process it locally. Plastic can be turned into building beams and other useful items. It takes a local business or non-profit to get rolling with the equipment. I do not know the current process for cardboard but it can be composted and used as weed blockers in gardening and worms love it.
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