A Major Victory at Tenacatita: Update

  For over twenty years, the people of Rebalsito have endured fires, rampant destruction of property, the loss of home and livelihood, threats, endless meetings, and expensive legal battles. Five years ago, armed guards hired by the Rodenas corporation wrongfully took over on of my favorite places on earth. The community has been fighting back ever since, tooth and nail.  We have endured so many setbacks. And for once, things are looking up. In a time when so much news […]

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Good Deal for Calling Mexico

An old-fashioned phone.

  Missing your gente in Mexico? This from our friend Bob: “A good phone card to buy for calling a home phone in Mexico (a fixed home phone, not a cell phone) is El Torito. A $5 card gets lots of time (a 5 minute call cost me about 8 cents) and there is no charge to the person in Mexico that receives the call. I’ve tried lots of different ones and this one clearly seems like the best deal. […]

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Mazatlan Has New Social Network

Carl just alerted me that Mazatlan has a cool new website, Mazatlan My City, a diverse platform that includes a social network, video programming, radio shows, news articles, an interactive map, and a music collection where users can add files. The site looks great and it’s easy to use. Definitely recommended for anyone who is contemplating a move to Mazatlan.

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Mexican Post Office

An envelope says "par avion"

The Mexican postal service is not exactly renowned for its efficiency, so I was a little surprised by its remarkably comprehensive website, which now has an English version that looks like it was actually translated by a bona fide, professional, flesh-and-blood human translator. (Thanks to El Codo for bringing this to my attention.)

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Cellular Telephone Purchasing Tips

Editor’s note: Yesterday I innocently asked People’s Guide correspondent David “El Codo” Eidell if he had any advice on using a cell phone in Mexico, and I received the following novel in what seemed like minutes. “El Codo” has mysterious super powers. by David “El Codo” Eidell Yesterday I tried to get my USA Tracfone changed to the Mexican TelCel system but try as they might, three TelCel dealers could not make their “SIMS” chip work in my Samsung phone. […]

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Wi-fi hotspots

Some of you may remember when your only news from home was two-month-old snail mail via “lista de correo“. How times change. This just in from legendary (some might say infamous) People’s Guide correspondent, David “El Codo” Eidell: “Just type in the name of the city or town and the search engine will state if there are any known WiFi hot spots…”  

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Summering in Mexico

A reader writes: Since we live in sunny Arizona, my wife and I are looking for locations with at least relatively cool climates to get away from our very toasty temperatures from May to October during the summer.  Can anyone suggest places in Mexico’s highlands where we might get some respite?  It’s hard for us to be gone more than three weeks at a time because of medical and other commitments, so is there anyplace within three to five days moderate […]

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Cell Phones in Mexico

I accidentally erased my original post about using your present cell phone while in Mexico. If anyone has any personal experience with this, please let us know. Carl Here’s a comment on my original post: Verizon now offers a North American plan which for $120 a month for 2 phones gives you 1500 minutes anywhere in Canada, U.S, and Mexico. Mexican coverage is good enough to have about 100 towns with service in the state of Nayarit. Mark Bullick

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