Is Mexico Safe?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    is not that. Is because:

    "mas vale pajaro en mano que ciento volando"
  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  3. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    Just more greed and corruption. Birds and bushes don't have much to say.
  4. Kiko

    Kiko Long timer

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    De acuerdo.

    What's everyone whining about anyway, it's only a deposit that you get back if you abide by the rules. Geez get a life.
  5. eakins

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    well today my beer was a little warm (the 4th is just another day to the locals), the waves are kinda flat and it rained some...so the sky MUST be falling.


  6. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Back to the deposit on vehicles ... I think this horse has been beaten pretty much to death, but they tried this same system a few years ago and it only lasted for about 2 weeks.

    Stay tuned.
  7. eakins

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    they were capable but their system of taking an imprint only and then needing to charge on a few of those down the road lead them to attempt and charged expired cards. the new system requires a charge to the card and then a refund if you leave before 180 days. very logical to me. it was gringo's giving them cards they knew to be expired when they planned on not leaving properly that caused the problem.

    started on june 11, 2011. i had to pay $300 for my car and $300 for my bike. also you can no longer trailer a bike in under the same car permit. car is in my wifes name and bike in mine. both names are on the titles.

    currently working on fm3 and the bond $ will be transfered over to the fm3.
    i guess i never leave mexico keeps my $600 forever.
  8. eakins

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    doubt it. huge signs are at all the crossing (been talking with other travelers). all the people at banjercito are well versed in the new procedures and explained it to me in english.
    mexico charged my credit card...they have my $ and i have an incentive to follow the rules...when i leave they issue a refund. i you pash cash they issue a cash refund.
    anyone traveling to mexico from here on out can count on it.
    http://rollybrook.com/vehicle_permits.htm

    caulderon recently signed some sweeping legislation that also affect immigration too. i know 2 people that found out they can become citizens much sooner. you do all the paperwork online first. mexico updated all their computer system i was told. they are requiring an apostille for our daughters birth cert.
    all the expats are saying things in this area (bahia de banderas) are improving very quickly compared to the previous pace.
    roads getting paved, new sewer lines, places getting cleaned up...
  9. eakins

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    yes on june 15 and what i said above is correct.
    it's the real deal.
  10. eakins

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    your dates are wrong:

    2007 and later
    USD$ 400

    2001 until 2006
    USD$ 300

    2000 and earlier
    USD$ 200

  11. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    Nice! Makes me want to get on the bike and to see what's around the next corner. :thumb
  12. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    As is so often the case Mexico travel issues continue to generate more heat than light. Trice, Kiko, Bato and eakins are calling it right, IMO. No cash deposit required in Allende yesterday. Deposit charged to credit card per schedule Trice provided. Will report when charge is reversed, or if not.

    Pdte. Calderon was on the news a moment ago to explain the change in the law. Seems both reasonable and justified to me. I have no problem with the new system.

    As Trice said, we all still have a choice in the matter.
  13. eakins

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    i was told that when you turn back in your import sticker, it's bar code scanned and that triggers an auto refund that night to your CC.
    if you paid cash, you get exit paperwork that you take to banjercito for the cash.
  14. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Claro que si!:D
  15. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Same here. Fully expect Visa to report the charge reversal within a few biz days. Will confirm here.

    In my view Mexico is not being greedy or short-sighted. Just smart.
  16. PirateJohn

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    Mexico used to be very liberal on motorhomes and if you trailered something behind an RV that was OK. I wondr if t the new laws fuber those arrangements up.
  17. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Sure!
  18. eakins

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    good question.

    i was asked if the bike is for offroad only and if it was no permit would be needed. of course that would probably work fine for me if i was just riding around town but i wanted to be fully legal to ride it anywhere in mexico and have the proper paperwork if i got stopped. i'm know an atv would not need any paperwork nor would a scooter.
  19. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    We will be meeting to discuss these issues HERE this Friday/Saturday
  20. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    We must ....and in top + 1.00 for the copies
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    :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl