Wednesday June 03 2020

  You would like to work in Mexico as a foreigner. Many people think it is really hard to get permission to work here in Mexico as a foreigner but it has become much easier over the years. There have been some real changes over the past years and now you must begin the process of obtaining your residency cards, Temporary or Permanent at the... Read more...
Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Camille…and more recently; Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita were all devastating hurricanes that hit the US. Where do these names come from, who picks them out, and why name them at all? It’s all based on tradition. From the time that Europeans started coming to the “New World”, and for centuries... Read more...
We took the official National Hurricane Center's recommended survival kit and added some Insider humor. We have a preparedness video from our friends at West Coast Global Insurance too.• Water - Probably the single most important post-hurricane resource and the one most commonly overlooked. You would think that with all the water in the streets... Read more...
Yes, once again this is the season to turn our weather eye south, to the ITCZ (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone) and watch tropical waves and seas surface temperatures. These are the components that bring tropical cyclones to Baja Sur. When these storms come, how do you know what is really happening? (see Hurricane History in Baja) You want the... Read more...
Hussongs Cantina – Baja's Oldest Bar and the Verified Originator of the Margarita Ever been to Hussongs in Ensenada? (map) Most Baja Aficionados have—at least once in our lives. It’s a rite of passage for Southern Californians who turn 18 and don’t want to wait another three years before bellying up to a bar. But Hussongs isn’t just a bar. It’s... Read more...
Just like most other countries, you don't want to get stuck holding the bag on a bad currency note. Knowing how to quickly identify the security features of the Mexican peso can protect you from getting passed a bum bill.Mexican Pesos from $20 pesos to the $1000 pesos note have several distinct characteristics to help you to identify genuine... Read more...
I was researching for my own personal tax and company financial needs the other day and I came across a very informative site on financial planning for those with "cross-border" needs. Well, as I have begun to correspond with Raoul Rodríguez-Walters who is a Certified Financial Planner and co founder of Mexico Advisor, I realized I had found a... Read more...
I have been a client of ACV Logistics for more than 7 years and until recently only had a handful of issues with them on importation issues. However, recently...
INEGI – Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía / National Institute of Statistics and Geography INEGI is the Mexican government office in charge of statistics concerning populations, census, agriculture, manufacturing and many other industries. INEGI is also the place for people to look and or purchase topographic maps, as well as... Read more...
Mexico will raise its minimum wage on Dec. 1 from 80.04 pesos per day to 88.36 pesos, tThat's equivalent to 45-cent increase to $4.71 per day. So, many professions count on tipping (propina), which is inflicted on the Mexican customers as well as us gringos. In restaurants you will find 15% still a valued tip. 20% is anticipated in the more... Read more...

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