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Post by dean on Fri May 28, 2010 11:05 am

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New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-PlatedCars into Mexico

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http://yucalandia.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/new-requirements-for-bringing-foreign-plated-cars-into-mexico-banjercito/

New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-Plated Cars into Mexico: Banjercito
Posted on June 17, 2011 by yucalandia

The Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit has issued a new decree affecting expats bringing foreign plated cars into Mexico: “New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-Plated Cars into Mexico: Banjercito”. From the Banjercito website:

“IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) has issued a decree which states that beginning on June 11th, 2011 anyone applying for a temporary import permit for vehicles must make a deposit in the amount determined by the following table:

Vehicle Year Model:…….Amount to be paid in Mexican Pesos*
2007 and later…….USD $400
2001 until 2006…….USD $300
2000 and earlier…….USD $200

*Peso amounts are based on applicable exchange rate

This deposit is compulsory and can be paid by credit card, debit card, or cash (in US Dollars only).

Users must keep in mind that if the deposit is charged to a credit card, the charge will be made in Mexican Pesos and will be calculated based on the exchange rate of the day on which the payment is made. This deposit will be refunded to the same credit card on the next banking business day after the vehicle is fully returned and based on the exchange rate of that day.

The vehicle must be returned on time and within the time period stated on the temporary import permit. If the vehicle is returned after the stated time period, the entire deposit amount will be transferred to the Office of the Treasury on the day following the expected return date, as allowed by current law.”


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Another clause in the new updated regulations requires FM2 Rentista and FM3 holders to notify Aduana within 15 days of when they renew their FM2 or FM3, otherwise Aduana is allowed to confiscate/keep these “new” deposits. Aduana’s address is listed in Yucalandia’s main article on cars in Mexico: “Importing & Driving a Car in Mexico”

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This post is meant as a public service announcement (not meant as legal advice), so, we here at Yucandia will keep the post updated with further understandings and clarifications as they develop.

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Feel free to copy while giving proper attribution: YucaLandia/Surviving Yucatan.
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Post by dean on Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:51 pm
great new product for noisy rooms

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'Noise quenching' curtains open window to quietPost by dean on Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:06 am
Water, I have tasted it when not brushing my teeth and it is not salty. My meter reads about 1750 ppm which is about 1000 ppm less of what we use to have. But the taste tells me it is it is lower. My meter reads correctly on bottled water about 40ppm so not sure.

bookmark this site/thread as I will add pictures and issues from time to time.

here is a picture of one of the water tanks by the shrimp factory that will have the de-sal water. you will bring your own jugs here to fill up. a real watering hole...

right now they have the de-sal hooked up to the city water, our water is good but not great, 560 ppm disolved solids. I was told by the workers the plant can do 300 cubic meters per day. that is probably about 1/2 our requirements in the summer and 1/3 when everyone is here. I was told another well will be dug for the desal plant. also they ran a three inch line to all these tanks.

here is the tank in progress picture
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here is the first structure being built in the campground by a comercial business. note the total area via the orange markers.
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second commercial business in the campground. not sure, coffee or taco stand. white building to the right of the gate.
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the first arroyo to the north of the campground, the new concrete fence with barbwire to stop people from parking there?
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and finally in parting, we had a real cloudy morning here a week or so ago, this is the sunrise...
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and lastly here is my suggested air seperation piping to keep water bills low, i have a discussion of it in the water section under building in this forum.
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Post by dean on Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:26 am

http://www.gizmag.com/nocqua-adventure-gear-led/28282/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=54fd5e10dd-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-54fd5e10dd-90245106
Stand-up paddleboarding has been one of the fastest growing outdoor sports in recent years. It's been growing so fast that even general interest publications like Time Magazine and The Wall Street Journal have taken notice. New start-up outfit Nocqua believes it has a way to make paddleboarding even more fun and popular, empowering paddlers to get out in the dead of night.

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Post by dean on Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:24 am

we had at least 1/16-1/8 inch of rain last night.


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Post by dean on Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:19 pm

a new building going up on the road next to the baseball field, my bet is a mini-super

they were working on the round restaurant today. Maybe open next year?

and here is another interesting one.   in the arroyo north of campground they are installing what it looks like to me gate posts.  

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Post by dean on Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:45 pm

Mexico: It's the Law! Mexico Employers Must Implement Training Programs for Employees or Risk Steep Fines

By: Enrique García Conde, Javiera Medina Reza, Liliana Hernández and Jose Maria Galindo Füguemann

On June 14, 2013, Mexico's Department of Labor and Social Welfare ("STPS") published final rules outlining an employer's obligation to develop and implement detailed employee training programs that will foster productivity. Pursuant to these rules, covered employers have a three-month window, until September 15, 2013, to come into full compliance with the law. Given the penalties for noncompliance, employers should immediately implement changes to their practices to comply fully with the law.

http://www.littler.com/publication-press/publication/mexico-its-law-mexico-employers-must-implement-training-programs-emplo?utm_source=Newsletter+July+10&utm_campaign=Newsletter+July+10%2C+2013&utm_medium=email

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Post by dean on Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:45 am

last night we have had a trace of rain so far.  you can smell it in the air, that ionizing fresh smell.  
i  snapped a photo of the overcast cloud cover.  note the damp road.    amount of rain is my guess about 1/16 if an inch.  

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3pm,  as the storm is passing baja on the pacific side, we have no more rain, we have wind and there is a kiter out.   I was close to windsurfing a few hours ago but the wind dropped to zero.    around 11am  it was then dropped a bit and real humid.    Right now is just beautiful weather at wind and 85 degrees humidity dropped.

windsurfed today with an onshore wind. Tonight it is amazingly nice weather low humidity. no more rain all day and very clear skys. so total rain was a disappointing 1/16 of an inch.

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Post by dean on Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:47 am

real humid as the tropical storm approaches, we could get 2-4 inches of rain...

update 3pm starting to get some wind going from 20 mph for half an hour to more and it is changing directions.  

this is unbelievable...     there is a rumor of a very serous incident or accident at a local resort yesterday, the rumor includes the police have a person in custody. a individual staying at the resort and  the death of a local female who worked at the resort.  She had fallen from a high elevation.  maybe an accident?   Hard to imagine the resort having to deal with this no matter how it happened as we this person was like family to them. Update the male from Australia was released from jail and left the country, so they must have ruled it was an accident.

Last week we had a death from a elder local coming back from the LosPlanes celebration, hitting a cow just before the big hill entering LaVentana.

6pm, walk on the beach was nice, we are heading for a peak high tide and we have a larger surf that is like the wave noise at night from a el norte.    went down at 9pm which was close to the peak and it has smoothed out the beach again waves have not gone up as far as the ones a week or two ago.


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Post by dean on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:47 am

yesterday snorkeling had the most schools of fish (large schools) and different fish I have ever seen in front of my place.    Also I have never seen a large fish while snorkeling before in front of my place and say a good sized tuna 5 feet away.

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Post by dean on Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:31 am

we have a new electrical and plumbing parts store in LaVentana. I will post pictures sooner or later, when he is done painting. One side is finished.

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Post by dean on Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:29 am

http://yucalandia.com/2013/07/05/gringo-attitudes-regarding-tips-inm-permits-and-mexicos-laws/


Gringo Attitudes Regarding TIPs, INM Permits, and Mexico’s Laws – The Article
July 5, 2013

There has been an interesting exchange of views, buried in the comments section of our Importing & Driving a Car in Mexico article, that raises and tracks a number of ongoing issues that gringos face in Mexico. These discussions seem to boil down to 5 basic issues:

- Should we (foreigners) generally respect and follow Mexican Laws and rules?

- Should we follow our own personal / individual sensibilities of what we feel is right and wrong, when our beliefs conflict with the actions & beliefs of local Mexicans or local Mexican govt. officials or police?

- Are we guests here, or do we instead somehow have all the rights that we imagine exist back in Canada or the USA ?

- Does it benefit Mexico and other foreigners to have a small-but-growing group of foreigners who intentionally are ignorant of … and ignore …. the laws and rules and ignore the direct instructions of police and govt. clerks, bureaucrats, and other officials? ( Just where do the “Disney-Land” view of Mexico – where Mexican rules “don’t apply to us / me” – “What happens in Mexico, stays in Mexico” attitudes … lead? )

- What kind of gringo community do you want to be associated with?
Do we want to be known as people who are respectful, using behavior and personal codes that humbly mesh with local, regional, and national rules and laws – or Do we see ourselves as Patriots and Free Citizens, free to do what we think is “right”.

The specific issues that triggered these dialogues were the supposed “rights” of Permanent Residents to keep and freely operate their Temporarily Imported Permit (TIP) vehicles in Mexico – along with our “rights” to have and legally assert Common Law (Concubinado) relationships in interactions with Mexican police and other Govt. officials…

Here are parts of our responses to the questioner:
“Note that Article 106 DOES NOT APPLY to your situation. TIP vehicle owners who have gotten Residente Permanente cards are NOT allowed to keep their TIP vehicles in Mexico, and Residente Permanentes can only legally operate their TIP vehicles when they have a valid 5 day Retorno Seguro permit from Hacienda, to take the vehicle out of Mexico. This official final ruling came down in late February from Aduana Mexico City, and it has been supported 100% in every challenge since them.

The changes in Aduana rules have been simultaneously true-but-changed (updated), due to the May 2011 INM Law changes. Unfortunately, there are many stubborn gringos who cling to the idea that if they continue to have some/ANY INM residency permit, that their Aduana TIP is somehow magically protected.

The legal principle governing this is that the Aduana Law specifically says only Inmigrante No Lucrativa and No Inmigrante qualify to have TIPs. You, unfortunately, NO LONGER have either of the qualifying types of INM permits. Since the “new” Residente Permanente is a lucrativa visa, then there is NO equivalency between the old qualifying INM permits and Residente Permanente under Aduana’s rules.

Gringos with Residente Permanentes have had their TIP cars confiscated since the late February 2012 Aduana rulings.

When we drive our cars with a Residente Permanente, consider that we also put other people at risk significant harm, due to us not having legally required $$$ protection, since insurance companies can deny accident protection coverage due to driving an illegal vehicle. In many states, if we accidentally hit and killed a family of 4 Mexicans, we would owe up to $20 million pesos to that poor family.

Do any of us have $20 million pesos?
If not, then it seems to be irresponsible for any of us to ignore the laws, just to serve our personal beliefs.

Since you (the questioner) opened the door to moralizing, when you incorrectly and non-factually moralized about how the police should not have stopped your spouse, I thought you were open to discussing moral behaviors. Should we remain silent about our peers ignoring and disobeying laws, especially when it puts them and others at risk – especially when the peers ask for advice?

When we choose to ignore the laws, then a good working society uses the option of peer pressure to attempt to get scofflaws to follow the laws – hopefully before they get arrested and punished.

Really, here at Yucalandia, we are faced with a basic choice:

Should we tell people directly and clearly when they make mistakes – and tell them the consequences of not correcting the errors?
or
Should we hedge our answers – or sugar-coat things- Doling out “spoons full of sugar” so the “the medicine goes down” – simultaneously risking significant misunderstandings due to subtle, nuanced, read-between-the-lines types of communication?

We choose the direct and frank route.

Mexico is better when the Mexicans and gringos know Mexico’s laws and follow Mexico’s laws.

You (the questioner) write what you think the spirit of the law is.

Really, the spirit and letter of the Aduana law with TIP cars is straightforward and easy to understand:
- Temporarily Imported Permit (TIP) vehicles are in Mexico only ** temporarily ** ,
- TIP vehicles are allowed only for foreigners with **temporary** visas,
- ALL TIP cars must either be ultimately taken out of Mexico, or destroyed,
- TIP holders agreed in a signed written contract to take the car out of Mexico when they do not meet the terms of the agreement they signed,
- Unfortunately, by getting a Residente Permanente card, you no longer meet the requirements of the agreement, because you chose to get a **permanent** visa,
- You chose an INM status that does not meet the requirements that you signed-up for,
- Since you did not keep your part of the legal agreement, you are now required to take the car out of Mexico.


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Post by dean on Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:03 pm

we has the extreme high tide and the outer bands of wind from the hurricane at the same time.    So water went up to real high, just a bit went into the campground.   and for instance Villa Paraiso it hit their base.  

So the beach is much nicer again.    from the last el norte in march has put some larger size sand that was difficult to walk through.   This fixed it up.  

Had not seen water up so high other than a direct hit by hurricane john.

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Post by dean on Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:32 pm

the lot next to Bellavista store the south has been cleared. also BellaVista old store is closed and they made a new mini-super to the north of their home which is open.

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Post by dean on Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:58 pm

cloudy today because of approaching hurricane.  wind came up in afternoon.

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Post by dean on Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:10 pm

another hundred yards down the road, heading south a truck lost control, and wend off the road and landed upside down in Tims arroyo.   Coolers were flown and same with the people, a big yard sale of 7 people and I hear there were no serious injuries.   truck is totaled.

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Post by dean on Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:57 am

wow... yesterday they dug up the spot where that pole was down.  and they cast a new concrete anchor and carried away the pole on the back of a pickup truck that had a 90 degree bend in it.    Wish they were doing the other one just south of there too.

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Post by dean on Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:02 pm

someone going north at Captain Kirks curve lost control and crossed the road and took out another street light.    Skid marks for about 50 feet on the sidewalk.     The pole is 50 feet to the north with a severe bend.  


Oh and down blow at the north end of the campground 1 week ago there was a upside down car on the west side of the road.    Many people gathered and heading there.    


Our new condo development across the street from captain kirks is moving forward.   Formerly Sgt Peppers and the lot next to it.      The land is now cleared and they have several water tanks on the property and have it chalked off for building locations.   From what I have heard it will be 5 stories high, I am not sure from the chalking if it would be that high, but the person I talked to was in the real estate office and thats what they were told.    club Ceralvo.

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http://www.bajainsider.com/weather/hurricanes/officialhurricaneoutlook2013.html

ricane Outlook
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Of the 18 named tropical cyclones would be recorded in the Atlantic, 9 be tropical storms, 5 hurricanes moderate (category 1 or 2 in the Saffir-Simpson scale) and 4 major hurricanes (category 3,4 or 5), according to first version of the Activity Forecast and Tropical Storms Hurricane issued today by researchers at the State University Colorado (CSU), Philip Klotzbach and William Gray on April 10, 2013

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Last night was my first night of AC.    Humid and about 83 as I went to sleep.

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06/13/2013 - Volume 59, No. 24

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Mexican Land Trusts used to avoid ownership restrictions aren't trusts for tax purposes
(06/13/2013)


Federal Taxes Weekly Alert,


Mexican Land Trusts used to avoid ownership restrictions aren't  trusts  for  tax  purposes 



Rev Rul 2013-14, 2013-26 IRB


In a Revenue Ruling, IRS has determined that described "Mexican Land Trust" arrangements (MLTs) with Mexican banks, which allow non-Mexican persons to hold residential real properties in certain areas of Mexico that they are legally prohibited from holding directly, don't qualify as trusts under Reg. §
301.7701-4(a). IRS found that the banks aren't acting in a true trustee capacity where their only function is to hold property. However, IRS noted that if the banks hold title to additional assets or have duties beyond merely holding legal title, then the tax classification of the MLT is determined under the regs.

Background.  Under Reg. § 301.7701-1(a)(1), whether an organization is an entity separate from its owners for federal tax purposes is a matter of federal tax law and does not depend on whether the organization is recognized as an entity under local law. Reg. § 301.7701-2(a) defines a "business entity" as any entity recognized for federal tax purposes (including an entity with a single owner that may be disregarded as an entity separate from its owner under Reg. § 301.7701-3) that is not properly classified as a trust under Reg. § 301.7701-4 (see below) or otherwise subject to special treatment under the Code.

The term "trust" refers to an arrangement created by a will or by an inter vivos declaration where trustees take title to property for the purpose of protecting or conserving it for beneficiaries. Although the beneficiaries of a trust usually do no more than accept its benefits, the beneficiaries may be the persons who create it, and it will be recognized as a trust if it was created for the purpose of protecting and conserving the trust property for beneficiaries who stand in the same relation to the trust as they would if the trust had been created by others for them. An arrangement is generally treated as a trust if its purpose is to vest in trustees the responsibility for the protection and conservation of property for beneficiaries who cannot share in the discharge of this responsibility. However, if a trustee's only
responsibility is to hold and transfer property at the direction of a taxpayer, then the trustee is merely an agent and the taxpayer is treated as directly owning the property for tax purposes. (Rev Rul 92-105,
1992-2 CB 204)

Facts.  The Mexican Federal Constitution prohibits non-Mexican persons from directly holding title to residential real property in areas of Mexico located within 100 kilometers of its inland borders or 50 kilometers of its coastline ("restricted zones"). Non-Mexican persons, however, may hold residential real property located in the restricted zones through a Mexican Land Trust (MLT, also called a "fideicomiso") with a Mexican bank after obtaining a permit from the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


RIA observation: Apparently, MLTs are commonly used to allow non-Mexican persons to purchase homes in desirable vacation areas.
Earlier private ruling. In PLR 201245003, IRS ruled that an MLT arrangement between a domestic corporation wholly owned by two non-Mexican individuals and a Mexican bank involving a condominium within a restricted zone wasn't a trust for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The PLR found that, similar to Rev Rul 92-105, the sole purpose of the MLT was to satisfy legal requirements by vesting legal title to the property in the name of the trustee. The trustee had no duty or right to defend, maintain, or manage the property.

Three situations. Rev Rul 2013-14 provided three fact patterns to illustrate its holding:

... In Situation 1, a U.S. citizen is the sole owner of a domestic LLC that is a disregarded entity. In order to purchase a residential real property in a restricted zone, the LLC obtained a permit from the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and signed an MLT with a Mexican bank. The LLC did the negotiating and paid the seller directly. The MLT agreement gives the LLC the right to sell the property, and the LLC is responsible for paying all liabilities relating to the property. Any rental income from the property is received by the LLC and reported by the individual on his return. Legal title is held by the bank, which is identified as a fiduciary in the MLT agreement but which disclaimed all responsibility for the property.
... Situation 2  is identical to Situation 1,  except that the entity involved is a corporation under Reg. §
301.7701-2(a). Any rental income is received by the corporation and reported on its return.

... Situation 3  is identical to Situation 1,  except that the individual deals directly with the bank, obtains the requisite permit, signs the MLT agreement, and negotiates the purchase of the property. The provisions in the MLT agreement pertaining to the LLC in Situation 1 instead apply to the individual. Any rental income is received and reported by the individual. The LLC collects a nominal annual fee from the individual.

MLTs aren't trusts. IRS analyzed the facts and found that in Situation 1, the bank's only duties are to
hold and transfer legal title at the direction of the LLC, which has the rights to manage, control, and collect rent on the property, as well as the obligation to pay taxes and other liabilities due on it. Accordingly,
since the LLC is treated as a disregarded entity, the individual is treated as the owner of the property. In Situation 2,  the analysis is identical except that, since the entity is treated as a corporation, it is treated as the owner. In Situation 3, these rights and obligations are held by the individual, who is treated as the owner.

Thus, IRS determined that, in all three situations, the MLT isn't a trust under Reg. § 301.7701-4(a). However, it noted that if, under an MLT agreement, a bank holds legal title to any assets other than the property or is permitted or required to engage in any activity beyond holding legal title to the property, then this ruling won't apply. In that case, the rules of Reg. § 301.7701-1 through Reg. § 301.7701-4 will determine the proper tax classification of the MLT.


RIA observation: Although the PLR described above wasn't mentioned in Rev


Rul 2013-14, both reached the same conclusion.


References: For the characteristics of a trust, see FTC 2d/FIN ¶ C-5000 et seq.; United States Tax
Reporter ¶  77,014 et seq.; TaxDesk ¶  651,025  et seq.; TG ¶ 2605 et seq.



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Post by dean on Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:18 pm

this has been the mildest spring to date. Only a few days hitting 88. Nights have been cool not one day or night using the AC. and only a few where I have a fan on even at night. Last year about 12 days had the AC on by this point.

Today is unusual as I can not remember very many days when there is absolutely no wind at all. Generally we prefer to snorkel early. Going to head out now in the heat of the day... a whole 86 degrees out.

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Post by dean on Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:32 am

great news but for small areas like ours will not be much relief.

http://www.thenews.com.mx/index.php/home-articulos/10651-pena-signs-telecom-reform-into-law

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MEXICO CITY – Upon signing a telecommunications reform bill into law on Monday, President Enrique Peña Nieto said that changes to the industry will increase competition, make businesses more efficient and prices fairer.

The bill tackles Mexico’s major telecommunications companies head on, officially outlawing any business from controlling more than 50 percent of the market.
América Móvil, owned by Carlos Slim, the world’s second richest man, is estimated to control around 80 percent of the fixed telephone line business and 70 percent of the cell phone market.
The law will also encourage foreign investment in Mexican telecommunications, as well as opening up two new network TV channels.

The telecommunications law is one of many reforms that have been proposed by the Peña Nieto administration since taking office in Dec. 2012. Soon after arriving at Los Pinos, Peña Nieto established the “Pact for Mexico,” a multi-party agreement which brings Mexico’s

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Post by dean on Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:30 am

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Thinking about bribing a police officer in Tijuana? Think again - 253 arrested so far in 2013



From San Diego Red

TIJUANA. - "The number of people (31) who were arrested and processed for offering bribes to police officers in Tijuana has decreased. And according to the municipal police, it is the lowest figure in a single month so far this year.

From January 1 to May 31, 2013, the total number of people who have been arrested for this crime has amounted to 253. 49 in January, 59 in February, 73 in March, 41 in April and 31 in May.

The Municipal Secretariat for Security and Public Safety (SSPM), said that this figure contains all of those people who offered different amounts of money to officers in order to prevent them from arresting their relatives, friends or even themselves and turning them over to the prosecutor or the Municipal Judge after committing any type of crime.

In the past 24 hours Jose Luis Martinez Gonzalez, 29, Sergio Ivan Lopez Castillo, 30, and Jose Alfredo Martinez, 43, were all arrested for trying to bribe officers.

Gonzalez tried to offer 300 pesos (about $25 USD) to officers who patrol neighborhoods near "La Presa", so that they would release an employee from the hardware store in "El Refugio" for selling several cans of spray paint to two minors.

Sergio Ivan Lopez Castillo tried to bribe officers with 200 pesos (about $15 USD) near the "El Centenario" neighborhood after officers had stopped him for driving a vehicle without the proper documentation.

Finally, with 200 pesos ($15 USD) Jose Alfredo Martinez tried to avoid a citation after being stopped for speeding.

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Post by dean on Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:43 pm

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FUTURE MARINE LABORATORY IN EL CARDONAL

During the past 10 years I have been involved as a “Collaborador” with Dr. Jorge Urban Ramirez of UABCS (Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur) in La Paz. My work has specifically related to the monitoring, through photo identification, of our local Humpback Whales during their breeding and calving season here in the east cape. This part of Mexico’s marine waters is the second largest breeding/calving ground in The North Pacific Ocean and home to a rich marine environment. Some 5 years ago I began developing an idea for a marine laboratory to be situated here in our area for the continued monitoring of the humpbacks (as well as reef and plankton studies) but most importantly to provide a training ground for local students and an inspiration for them to become involved in the marine sciences.

This year, after several meetings and presentations, the Telesecundaria school in El Cardonal has offered a piece of land adjacent to the school to house the laboratory. On the 28th of May I met with the officials of The Department of Secondary Education in La Paz and presented my idea. I just heard a few days ago that they had unanimously approved of the donation and have given me the go ahead to begin planning the construction. The lab itself will be part of the overall school facility but will be separated from it physically. It will be owned, maintained and operated by the school and I will act as a program developer and consultant. The University in La Paz will also be involved in a similar capacity.

Though there may be some money coming for this project from Mexican agencies the bulk of the funds will be provided through fund raising by myself initially and with the help of anyone interested as time goes by. Donations are tax deductible through MioSah a 501(c)(3) corporation. Contact me for additional information : ukaldveer@gmail.com

I have a power point presentation that I can give anytime if a group of people would like to get a better idea of the project. I have also recently published a book of my experiences with the whales during the past 40 years that is available in El Cardonal and at The Land & Homes office and Information Center in Los Barriles. The title is: THE OTHERS “The Whale People”, A Personal Journey of Discovery, Transformation and Healing.

Urmas Kaldveer, PhD - El Cardonal: ukaldveer@gmail.com
Director: MioSah – Mendocino Institute of Science & History
My website is dated but my blog is current and includes my most recent website information: www.urmkal.blogspot.com

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Post by dean on Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:10 am

the mainland states have removed libel and defamation from being a jailable offense this year and appears baja is following suit.

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Interesting!!



They propose eliminating the Penal Code, libel and defamation

La Paz, Baja California Sur. - The State Congress proposed the repeal of
several articles of the Penal Code that considered criminal libel and
defamation, as in the national and international context "the protection of
honor and reputation, should only be guaranteed through civil sanctions
under criminal law ever, "said the deputy Jesús Salvador Verdugo, who
presented the initiative to the full, which seeks to repeal sections 338,
339, 340, 341, 342, and add a paragraph third to Article 1822 of the Civil
Code of the State.





Proponen eliminar del Código Penal, calumnia y difamación



La Paz, Baja California Sur.- El Congreso del Estado propuso la derogación
de varios artículos del Código Penal del Estado que consideran como
delictivas la calumnia y la difamación, cuando en el contexto nacional e
internacional "la protección al honor y la reputación, deben estar
garantizados solamente a través de sanciones civiles y jamás por la vía
penal", expresó el diputado Jesús Salvador Verdugo, quien presentó la
iniciativa al pleno, la que busca derogar los artículos 338, 339, 340, 341,
342, y adicionar un párrafo tercero al Artículo 1822 del Código Civil del
Estado.

http://www.oem.com.mx/elsudcaliforniano/notas/n3009813.htm

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Post by dean on Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:06 am

two of the most humid morning I have ever seen here. Also the most mild weather for may and june to date. Not even one AC day or night yet.

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Post by dean on Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:20 pm

I just added two pictures of maps of mines here in laventana in 1876 in the old photos section in this directory.

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Post by dean on Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:54 pm

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Hi All,

There is a new IRS revenue ruling that came out today regarding fideicomisos and
if filing form 3520 is necessary. Enjoy!


http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rr-13-14.pdf







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Post by dean on Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:41 am

I have the directions to this office with maps in the travel road remove a sticker something like that.

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"Regarding the importacion/nationalization of cars at Otay Mesa:
The office is right next door to the banjercito office at the border. The business is called Sanchez y Asociados. Their phone number is 664-217-9131. Their e-mail (or at least the e-mail of the man we spoke to) is: luisimporta@yahoo.com. They were recommended to us by the people at the banjercito office. Luis said that a newer pickup (you can't import one newer than 2007 I believe) would cost around $1000 USD and the price would go down with the age of the vehicle. And, yes, he said it could be done in 6 or 7 hours. We will be nationalizing our truck through them in September and will let you know how it goes.

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Post by dean on Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:59 am

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Surely you've ever wondered why so few liters if the other station are over? The profeco just published a list of stations that steal in the state of Baja California, the trick is to turn down the speed at which gasoline and goes faster the counter, pure programming.

http://yurld.com/blog/lista-negra-de-gasolineras-que-dan-litros-de-menos-en-baja-california.html

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Post by dean on Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:12 am



http://www.proz.com/kudoz/spanish_to_english/ships_sailing_maritime/4127407-tren_de_muertos.html

moorings
Explanation:
A muerto is a mooring. As explained, a block of concrete or other deadweight on the seabed with a chain. This chain may be buoyed and visible on the surface and so you can tie up to a mooring line shackled to it.
A tren de muertos suggests a line of these, either in the marina as explained earlier or as swinging moorings in the basin

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Post by dean on Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:32 am

From my understanding once you become a permanent resident with the new immigration system you by the law cannot drive a US plated anywhere in Mexico. That was true even in baja with the old FM2. I had a friend who was a 20 year or so FM2 and he was not allowed to go to the mainland with his US plated vehicle for that reason. He would have issues with the police every once in a while in LaPaz too. He never had his car confiscated but it was threatened on a few cases. So that is one issue.

So now they have notified people that the new visa if a working one you cannot legally have a foreign plated vehicle.

Now added to that, the author below infers that in case of a serious accident because you are illegal your insurance company may not have to cover you. That is the same in the USA insurance companies will not cover you if for instance you were driving with a illegal license even though you paid for insurance. I had a friend that was an attorney that his job was fighting insurance companies denying people insurance claims after serious accidents in the USA.

So I personally think that that author would be accurate without a dozen Mexican attorneys giving their opinion all to one side. So one could be risking this. We are aware what happens here when you cannot pay at the time the cost of an accident it is severe here in México. And next we have a new liability limits for wrongful death this year has gone from was it about USD$50k or so to is it now USD$300k this year with their new laws. I think this is where the real concern for making the informed analysis risk assessment comes from, we are in new untested waters.

People should just consider this is a possibility now and make their decision with the new changes in the immigration laws.

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Post by dean on Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:02 am

As the new changes in the immigration law are being ironed out, here are a few. I received an email today from
Surviving Yucatan. Two issues

1, a person with a Residente Temporal Lucrativa can not drive a US plated
vehicle anymore and must remove the vehicle from Mexico.

2, it states "
Note that if the police find a TIP car being driven with an
expired TIP (e.g. when you have an accident), they can confiscate the car
permanently. Also note that some insurance companies use the excuse of
having an invalid/expired TIP as justification to deny payment on accident
claims. In the case of severe accidents, denying coverage can leave the car
owner on the hook for $3 million to $5 million pesos of liability per death from
an accident, regardless of who is driving the car..."
I posted full email at
http://la-ventana.forumotion.com/t145-registering-vehicles-and-importation-of-th\
em-and-other-items

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http://www.pv-tech.org/news/sonora80m_plans_20mw_solar_park_in_mexico?utm_source=PV-Tech&utm_campaign=1a93f2c04d-PV_Tech_Daily_Newsletter_Thursday_30_May_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4ee2b8d807-1a93f2c04d-705265

Ford to buy power from 20MW Mexico solar farm


Although Martifer Solar is currently constructing Latin America's largest solar project, Sonora80M believes it will have the last laugh with a 80MW facility within the next few years. Image: Martifer Solar
Sonora80M Group has signed an agreement to deliver 15% of energy generated at its planned 20MW solar park in Mexico to Ford Motor Company.

The solar park will be located in Hermosillo, in the state of Sonora in northern Mexico, and is expected to start operations in 2014.

Plans to build the park, billed at the time as Mexico's "first large-scale PV project", were confirmed in August 2012. It will use Portuguese EPC firm Martifer Solar’s Smartracker technology, a one-axis tracker which is said to optimise the installation’s yield by around 30% and maximise the power distributed to the grid.

Commenting on the delay from planning to implementation, Pablo Mayo Sanz, partner-director of Sonora80M, told PV-Tech: “The delay is due to all the legal requirements needed to complete the project. This project sells energy to seven municipalities in Sonora (as well as Ford Motor Company), and this kind of public-private structure is quite complex, and requires political approval before starting.”

Martifer Solar was awarded an EPC contract for a 30MW PV facility in La Paz, Baja California, Mexico last week, which it said would be the “largest PV plant in Latin America to date"

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Post by dean on Tue May 28, 2013 11:55 am

I have another theory why some have very high water bills. The meters are accurate.

I put on a air separator. But... Well I am on the main line with the campground. As we know the campground water is always on. Their is a shutoff 100 feet past my property to the north where they shut the water off for the water line on the east side of the street. So it is rare for me to have my water off. This winter and recently the water pump or lines have not been on and I noticed a higher than normal usage for no reason. I actually have a excel spreadsheet for my water and electric for 14 years of almost daily readings when I am down here. So I can pick out severe problems when they occur.

One recent one that was hard to figure out was a toilet that was intermittent and sticking open sometimes and not others. This leak over 2 months of not being able to find it cast about 20 cubic meters of water. And a pipe crack overnight about 15 cubic meters because of how large my water pressure from the city is. I would not have looked for the pipe break if I was not reading the meter so much and it would have been a couple hundred dollar water leak or much higher if I was not here. As we know some people have had yes USD$2,000.00 water bills. Shut your water off at the meter... have someone turn it on one day every other week for a day and send you readings.

Ok, back to the new issue, I have a air separator, but I also have two storage tanks, one large below ground and the other a small above the roof for gravity feed is we lose electric. so on these recent city water outages it drops the water levels in my pilas. Thus it opens the valve for these tanks so that air can just pass by because there is no back pressure to make it go through the air separators. So in theory a spring loaded one way valve could put enough pressure on the line to force it to go out the air separators. But this would take some testing. Probably the best would be to make a tall J trap out of pvc tubing that will give a few foot pounds of resistance. At the top of the J trap a larger diameter tubing may be a better design.

Yesterday this hit me when I had turned off the water main at the gate because the water was off all sunday. Generally you do not want the initial water when repair has been completed by the water department. So i was heading out for a bike ride and could hear a whistling sound at my gate, I went and looked and it was my air separator just whistling with air coming out because my shut off was closed. I should have opened the valve right then to see if the whistling sound dropped in dBs/volume to know this is for sure a condition. this sound was continuous for about an hour before water arrived.

Now for people that get shut off every other day this could be a significant impact.

so contact me if you have water bills that are higher than you think it should be and have a float level filling tank and I will keep you posted if I can find a good test subject to work with.


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