The Mexican Border Fence: A Solution?

by S (Rio) Guzman We are building an incredible new fence along the Mexican border; that means tax payer’s money down the drain. Mexicans cross the US border illegally in search of work because they don’t earn enough money in their own country to sustain themselves.  I can vouch for that. Is a fence going to stop them? We have to address the problem not the symptoms. They need a decent minimum wage.  They need schools and libraries. They don’t need […]

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Like Water For Chocolate (Movie)

Hi I recently seen this movie in my film class, my family is from mexico, I always have heard things passed on to me, in mexico who knows if any of these magical realism are really still passed on like in this movie if you have seen this. Just wondering. I hear it all the time hear in the U.S. about the medicines from the grandparents when they were alive, but anything like this movie?

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CHEPE schedule changes

Dave Hensleigh, authenticcoppercanyon.com The train changed schedule in Copper Canyon about 12 days ago. Primero stayed the same but segundo changed: > -It goes Chi to Mochis on Thurs > -Mochis to Chi Fri > -Chi to Mochis Sat > -Mochis to Chi Sun > -Chi to Mochis Mon > -Mochis to Chi Tues > -WED NO SEGUNDO! Then I was on the phone Saturday to my friend Erasmo in El Fuerte and he said the segundo is going to […]

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Mexican Peso Declines

Good news for Mexico-bound travelers, bad news for most Mexican citizens and investors: The peso, the worst performer among the world’s most-traded currencies in the past six months, will weaken another 15 percent by year-end as the nation’s twin deficits swell, said Rogelio Ramírez de la O, the economist who predicted the 1994 devaluation. The peso will slide to 18.2 per dollar [From The News]

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Mexico News Update

As part of my typical morning routine I always visit a couple of online Mexican newspapers, El Universal  (associated with the Miami Herald) and The News from Mexico City. El Universal  offers a much broader coverage of current events, politics, business, entertainment and lifestyle, etc. but the site is in Spanish so if your interest in Mexico isn’t really deep The News (in English) is your best bet. El Universal The News

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Doing Business in Baja, Mexico

I’ve just been reading an interesting article in the Mexico Matters newsletter by Jose Perez called “Baja California Real Estate, a Retrospective 1984 – 2008”. The title is quite a mouthful and so is the article. Mr. Perez is an American investment consultant who lives in northern Baja. He has strong feelings about living and doing business in Mexico and isn’t timid about speaking his mind.

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