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West Pedestrian Facility Opening

Mexico City, May 12, 2016 — The Governments of Mexico and the United States are pleased to announce that the Pedestrian West Facility (PedWest) in El Chaparral-San Ysidro will begin processing northbound pedestrians on July 15, 2016.  Travelers to the United States will be able...

IF YOU OWN RENTAL PROPERTY ANYWHERE IN MEXICO…

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THESE MEXICAN TAXES TBC ·    Mexico Income Tax ·    Mexico Value Added Taxes – IVA (16%)   if the unit is furnished* ·    *IVA is paid by tenant but collected and declared by the owner. ·      Many nonresidents of Mexico have never paid any taxes...

Please Respect Disabled Parking Spaces in La Paz

TBC The parking spot is right there. You are just going to run in and run out. What is the harm of using it for just a few minutes? Everybody does it. This is Mexico! By parking in a disabled parking space, if even for...

May Days in Mexico

May Days!! May is one of the busier months of the year in Mexico, with a mountain of special days to consider if you either work or study here. Please take into account these dates before making any major plans. May 1st – Labor Day...

Rescuing Our Reefs and Mangroves

By Pablo Ahuja In July of 2015, several marine biologists were poolside in La Paz, enjoying the beautiful Baja California Sur weather. As usual when you gather marine biologists and beer, the talk eventually turned to how dirty our oceans are becoming, pollution, fishing debris,...

So Now That You Love La Paz…How Do You Actually MOVE Here?

  By Heather Borquez So … you have fallen head over heels in love with La Paz and you want to live here. But how the heck do you do it? How do you move here, find a home, support yourself, get your money out...

NORTHERN EXPOSURE – PLAYAS PACIFICAS

By Linda Jackson For those who love the Pacific-side of Baja California Sur, with its kinder summer climate and its wave and breeze-filled energy, for those who are disenchanted with the increasing urban sprawl (or at least want to hold it at bay for a...

Are You a Foreigner With Assets in Mexico?

  Take Advantage of the Mes de Testamento By Gisela Talamantes Saenz During the months of March and September, the College of Public Notaries of the State of Baja California Sur reduces their fees by 50% for granting wills. Also, some Notary Public offices will...

The Inflation Rate for January, 2.6 percent, is the Lowest Since 1970: EPN

TBC Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced last week that according to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), the inflation rate for January of this year, 2.6 percent, is the lowest for a first month of the year since the indicator...

Se Habla… A La Paz Success Story

By Gregory A. Lakes For a foreigner to succeed as a small-business owner in Baja California Sur requires a special set of skills, according to those who have tried. A sharp business sense is essential, but it’s not nearly enough. What’s required, they say, is as...