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  1. Mexico’s central bank started raising interest rates in early 2021 before most other countries, pulling in investors. That too helped strengthen the MXN.
  2. do you mean Chase will call your Mexican landline with the 2-factor code? I don't see how a text can be received on a landline.
  3. I tried to open an account at BBVA and they asked for my U.S. social security number. With all these ID theft issues out there, didn't feel comfortable giving out that info and they declined to open an acct for me. Not sure if all banks here ask for SSN.
  4. If leases can't be enforced, it cuts both ways, i.e., tenants could never pay rent. Does that happen here often? What recourse do landlords have?
  5. Thanks for the responses. They seem to attack my crown of thorns plants only and have a voracious appetite. I'll research environmentally friendly ways to get rid of them.
  6. Here's a link to the protocols, in Spanish, but you could copy-paste to an online translator: http://www.hgo.sep.gob.mx/content/convocatorias/estrategiaHEH/ANEXO_12_PROTOCOLO_INCINERACION_Y_ABANDERAMIENTO.pdf The Legion no doubt follows protocols for the U.S. flag. I'd assume the Chapala gov't offices (the Mayor's office) follows protocols for the Mexican flag, so perhaps drop it off at the Mayor's office.
  7. No, 2.5g of fat is 1% milk. See https://www.usdairy.com/news-articles/what-do-milk-fat-percentages-mean
  8. Are you saying the critters I have eat mealybugs? So they are larvae of Coccinellidae and not mealybugs? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccinellidae: Coccinellidae (/ˌkɒksɪˈnɛlɪˌdiː/)[3] is a widespread family of small beetles ranging in size from 0.8 to 18 mm (1⁄32–23⁄32 in).[4] The family is commonly known as ladybugs in North America and ladybirds in Great Britain and other parts of the English-speaking world. Entomologists prefer the names ladybird beetles or lady beetles as these insects are not classified as true bugs.[5]
  9. Thank you! Next on my to do list: how to get rid of mealybugs. Do these critters go away after the rainy season?
  10. Don't know. Started about 2 weeks ago. My gardener said salitre, but I've seen salitre and it looks nothing like it.
  11. my understanding was scorpions live under rocks/logs during the day. from https://www.orkin.com/pests/stinging-pests/scorpions/scorpion-habitat : Most scorpions hide under logs, rocks, boards and clutter. ...
  12. The thought of saving water by replacing grass w river stones/lava rock is appealing. a couple of questions: 1. Replacing grass with river stones could potentially cause an increase in surface temperatures. I'm assuming you haven't noticed any difference or the increase has been bearable, even in the hotter months? 2. Does lava rock create a habitat for scorpions?
  13. Is he generally available? I have a very good handyman, but lately he's become so popular, its hard to get his time. I guess that's bound to happen with good workers.
  14. does the well water here contain toxic substances if the well is sufficiently deep? For e.g., I've heard that the wells at Chula Vista Norte and Cielo Vista are sufficiently deep that one can drink the water safely. And the Guad Reporter noted that the recently restored 175 meter deep Pozo 3 in Chapala tested clean for toxic substances. Source: https://theguadalajarareporter.net/index.php/news/news/lake-chapala/58391-chapala-water-supply-restored
  15. The only ATM in Chapala that permitted fee-free withdrawals using my Intercam Banco debit card was located at the 7-11 in Chapala, next to the soccer field (Campo Municipal Chapala) on Madero. The 7-11 was demolished and there's new construction. 1) Is there another ATM in Chapala centro that offers fee-free withdrawals using an Intercam Banco debit card? I could go to Scotiabank ATM in SAT, but Chapala centro is easier for me. 2) Anyone know what's the new building going up where the 7-11 used to be located?
  16. I'm aware that if I fire a gardener, I'm required to pay severance pay. What about if I cut my gardener's hours in half because, well, I'm doing half the work anyway. I still need him for some of the heavy work. Anything I owe him besides informing him?
  17. 1st the Radisson Blu. Now a shopping center? Which shopping center? does this mean there could be issues with the family's other businesses, such as Lloyd's Insurance, O'Rourke investments, etc.?
  18. You may have received a spam email. ML's website states on several pages that cash is accepted at Oxxo. Here are two of the pages: Medios de pago: https://www.mercadolibre.com.mx/gz/home/payments/methods Cómo pagar tu compra: https://www.mercadolibre.com.mx/ayuda/Como-pagar-tu-compra_923 Be careful not to click on links in the spam email.
  19. The link Ferret provided above shows James O'Rourke as President, Maureen O'Rourke as a board member, and Terrance O'Rourke as a shadow board member of O'Rourke & Associates. Unknown if they are related to the guy arrested.
  20. If I have a recurring auto-payment every 30-days, does the rollover happen in that scenario? Or does it have to be a manual payment on or before the last day?
  21. I have 2 barcodes on my CFE bill. On page 1, it has a partial RFC above the linear (old-fashioned) barcode. The full RFC is on page 2, next to the QR code/barcode (the newer square matrix type barcode).
  22. Is that the Max Sin Límite plan? Unlike the Amigo plans, it does not seem to offer calls to the U.S. (Minutos y SMS Sin Frontera) and data while visiting the U.S. (Gigas Sin Frontera).
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