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Sunday December 17 2017
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Mazatlan: Why Snowbirds Keep Coming Back

The closest of Mexico's Pacific beach resorts to the U.S. West Coast, Mazatlan is a favorite winter destination for snowbirds who love its casual, sometimes gritty atmosphere, low prices, fresh seafood and miles of golden beaches. Many Canadians and West Coasters return year after year, settling in for a couple of weeks or half a year, drawn back b...

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Mazatlan Today

Mazatlan has a 50-year history as a tourist destination and now receives over 1 million visitors annually. Mazatlan, the city that Travel Leisure Magazine years ago rated as “one the world’s top three family vacation destinations”, and the classic south-of the-border port that Carnival Cruise Line chose to launch the Love Boat, has now beco...

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Second-Home Market in Mazatlan

Mazatlan, unlike most Mexican tourist locations, has shown an increase in sales of second homes or tourist housing on the past few years. The main reason for this is that Mazatlan has become one of the most attractive beach destinations in the world in terms of affordability and standards of living. Mazatlan has perfect weather, beautiful beach...

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With U.S. Real Estate Crisis, Mexico Emerges as Solid Contender for Investment

In the last year and a half, we have seen a dramatic change in the global economy. Not just the stock market, but all critical business and real estate sectors have suffered. In fact, even the richest people in the world have gotten poorer just like the rest of us. The economical leaders have lost 23% of their wealth in just the last 12 months. ...

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Interview with Miguel Angel Lemus

Miguel Angel Lemus. He has over 30 years of senior level experience in development, sales & marketing in the resort industry of Mexico. Mr. Lemus strengths are the analysis of demand and supply, market positioning in the resort industry, consultant, promoter and developer of real estate. As President of Lemmus Servicios Inmobiliarios & Resort ...

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Mexico’s Copper Canyon

For an unusual winter break, how about a Mexican train ride? The Reader's Digest called Mexico's famous Copper Canyon railroad trip, "the most dramatic train ride in the western hemisphere". Even that description fails to do justice to the spectacular scenery and sightseeing along the line. The railroad was originally built to give southern Texa...

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My Move to Cabo

This is the story of my move to Cabo San Lucas, from my very first trip in December of 1993 to today. I share stories of my travels and thoughts from the very beginning when I was just a tourist with a visa card to buying a vacation property to becoming a full-time resident in 2004. Over the years many friends have visited, so many that a gathe...

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Effects of the Great Recession on “Maquiladora” and other Taxpayers

Since 1995, when transfer pricing provisions were enforced in Mexico, Mexican taxpayers have generally relied on public information of US companies to test that their related party transactions are established on an arm’s length basis. This became popular since US databases were considered to be the most reliable source of potentially comparable...

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182 Years of San Marcos: The Fair of Mexico

Make the most and discover why the fair of Aguascalientes won the right to be called the Fair of Mexico. Wander over its area of more than 90 hectares of vast and vanguardist bars and restaurants with multiple artistic and cultural performances. The “Isla San Marcos”, host of important exhibitions as the Expo-Ganadera (one of the largest li...

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Chapala: A Little Mexican Paradise Treasured by Expats

The deep silence of the night is broken by the shy, sweet chirp of the sparrows. There are many types of birds including humming in Chapala Lake including hummingbirds, pelicans, and herons. The lake is covered by a golden mist, and the wind blows a soft and crisp breeze, an-nouncing the coming of the autumn. The leaves on the trees are trembl...

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A Place Unlike Any Other: Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

Even though there are a thousand words to describe something beautiful, nothing is more delightful than enjoying and feeling experiences for oneself. Some experiences one must not miss when visiting Ixtapa include taking a stroll along Paseo del Pescador to experiment the daily comings and goings of the fishermen, walking through its stone-paved...

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A Luxurious Destination

Riviera Maya, the spectacular tourist zone located along the length of the Caribbean, offers white, sandy beaches from the town of Puerto Morelos south to Punta Allen, comprising 75 miles of the Yucatan Peninsula in the State of Quintana Roo. The destination contains an impressive amount of hotel infrastructure where visitors can choose among in...

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Mexico to Bite the Budget Bullet: How Investors Win

In spite of its push to provide quality health care for all Mexican citizens, Mexico has an ambitious 2010 budget with a slogan that Mexico will spend less on anything that is not essential, and will not allocate more than absolutely necessary on those things the country must have. Some are saying that budgets for infrastructure could be cut as mu...

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Calgary's Home Events '10

Calgary.- As part of our research efforts at Ventana Magazine, we have identified that despite current worldwide economic challenges, the Canadian economy has been one of the least affected and together with its demographic and weather characteristics Canadians are very likely to acquire a retirement or leisure property in Mexico. Therefore, we dec...

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Chile Poblano: How to Prepare

CHILE POBLANO Ingredients (1 serving): Poached "Poblano" Pepper 1 piece Zucchini Blossom 4.2 oz. (120 g) "Oaxaca" Cheese 1.8 oz. (50 g) Mexican Rice 1/2 cup Avocado Sauce 6 tbsp Chopped Parsley .03 oz. (1 g) Stuffing Ingredients: “Flor de Calabaza” 1/2 piece Corn Kernels 4 tbsp Chopped Onions 2 ...

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