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    Quote Originally Posted by wackyjacky View Post
    ^^^^^ Purto Angel I assume ?
    Not much in Puerto Angel as I recall other than it's a small fishing village between Bahias de Huatalco and Puerto Escondido.

    More hotels have sprung up just south of the best restaurant/hotel in Puerto Escondido - the Santa Fe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen View Post
    and there was me expecting to see a MK 1 or 2 Ford Escort
    I did not know the name carried over to the Mk II.

    I think the RS2000 was all-around a better bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
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    ^^^^^ Purto Angel I assume ?
    Not much in Puerto Angel as I recall other than it's a small fishing village between Bahias de Huatalco and Puerto Escondido.

    More hotels have sprung up just south of the best restaurant/hotel in Puerto Escondido - the Santa Fe.
    Amazing that Sante Fe is still #1. I ate there at least a dozen X back in the 80s. One year a huge rogue wave came up during the night, capsized all the boats, and bit off most of the beach. 5m from the hotel gates was a 5' cliff dropping off down to the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wackyjacky View Post
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    ^^^^^ Purto Angel I assume ?
    Not much in Puerto Angel as I recall other than it's a small fishing village between Bahias de Huatalco and Puerto Escondido.

    More hotels have sprung up just south of the best restaurant/hotel in Puerto Escondido - the Santa Fe.
    Amazing that Sante Fe is still #1. I ate there at least a dozen X back in the 80s. One year a huge rogue wave came up during the night, capsized all the boats, and bit off most of the beach. 5m from the hotel gates was a 5' cliff dropping off down to the water.
    All the fishing boats are now north of the Santa Fe along that stretch of beach leading to the town proper. Best time to be in Puerto Escondiido is Sept/Oct when the big rollers come in. Great tubes, man

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    The boats were always up the other end. The waves are too big down by the SF. They're partially protected up there, but the rogue wave came up from the SW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wackyjacky View Post
    The boats were always up the other end. The waves are too big down by the SF. They're partially protected up there, but the rogue wave came up from the SW.
    Hired a boat one day to take us up to Chacawa Beach north of Puerto Escondido (couldn't get there at the time with even a 4 wheeler) for a day of perfect reef breaks. Totally stoked, man

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    I love travelling throughout Mexico and have done so. It's a good time to do so now (too bad I'm stuck in my job). If you like Mexico, this may be a good time to go.

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    Tue Sep 1, 2015
    Mexico central bank sells $200 mln after peso slumps
    MEXICO CITY, SEPT 1

    Mexico's central bank said on Tuesday it had sold $200 million of $200 million offered after a sharp drop in the peso triggered an auction.

    The central bank sold dollars at a weighted average of 16.9602 pesos per dollar. The auction is triggered when the peso slumps more than 1 percent from the previous day's fix rate. (Reporting by Michael O'Boyle; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

    Mexico central bank sells $200 mln after peso slumps | Reuters
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    Excellent food, Great beer, terrific climate - what's not to like about Mexico.

    Personally, I prefer the west coast from Mazatlan down to Oaxaca although the east coast areas from Tampico to Veracruz are nice too.

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    The murder or Presidential Candidate Luid Donaldo Colosio in 1994, in Tijuana. The official line of 'one, lone gunman' has never been accepted and believed by many in Mexico.....


    The Slain Man Who Haunts Mexico - NYTimes.com





    It could have been a moment of liberation for a haunted society that sees the Colosio assassination as confirmation of its worst fears about Mexico. But the report appears to have satisfied no one.

    ''I don't believe him,'' said Jesus Zembrano, an opposition congressman from the Party of the Democratic Revolution and a member of a congressional committee investigating the assassination. ''We'll see if the people of Mexico believe him.''

    The answer, at least among people near Mr. Colosio's memorial, was no. ''They are only trying to confuse us,'' said Carmelo Rojas, 24, a restaurant worker.

    Irlanda Rodriguez Rivera, 22, said, ''It's obvious that his death was the product of a conspiracy and that there are many politicians of then and now who are involved.''

    Irlanda Rodriguez Rivera, 22, said, ''It's obvious that his death was the product of a conspiracy and that there are many politicians of then and now who are involved.''

    ''Who do they think they are kidding?'' said Nicolas E. Flores, 34, a commercial sound technician and moonlighting tax driver.

    The Colosio case has elements of political conspiracy, police corruption, yellow journalism, internal struggles for power: all the sensational features linked by some to the assassination of John F. Kennedy -- except for an Oliver Stone film, and feelers have already gone out.

    Like Americans with the Kennedy assassination, most Mexicans seem to have a hard time closing the book on the slaying of Mr. Colosio, uneasy with the notion that a powerful leader could be killed so easily.

    ''In this strange scripture that is Mexican history, it seems that we seal chapters and begin chapters in this same way -- with killings,'' said Enrique Krauze, a Mexican historian who has just published a book about Mexico's leaders called ''Mexico: Biography of Power'' (HarperCollins, 1997). ''Mexico is full of heroes that die violently.''
    Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta (Spanish pronunciation: [luis ðoˈnaldo koˈlosio]; February 10, 1950 – March 23, 1994) was a Mexican politician, economist, and PRI presidential candidate, who was assassinated at a campaign rally in Tijuana during the Mexican Presidential campaign of 1994.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Donaldo_Colosio

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    Poor Doral. Hope they’ll get the key back,…….

    PGA Tour moves tournament from Miami Donald Trump course ... to Mexico


    The Donald Trump-owned golf course in Miami that has hosted a storied professional golf tournament for the past 55 years lost that event Wednesday when the PGA Tour announced it was moving its elite World Golf Championship out of South Florida. Beginning in 2017, the tournament will be played instead in — of all places — Mexico City.

    The move highlighted the uneasy relationship between the sport of golf and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, an avid golfer who has spent much of the past decade building a golf empire that includes some of the most coveted properties in the world. Some of golf’s governing bodies have moved to distance themselves from Trump since he made controversial remarks about Mexicans and Muslims.

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    “It’s quite ironic we’re going to Mexico after being at Doral,” Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, the world’s third-ranked golfer, said at a news conference Wednesday. “We’ll just jump over the wall.”

    My younger sister will work this event every year (not since it started). I have to ask her if she intends on visiting Mexico next year
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    The American - note American - Mainstream media has been perpetuating this and that about "race" for as long as I can remember. But it's gotten a lot worse in the last 20 years, IMO. Creating anecdotal news stories for ratings.

    Here are some interesting insights into the topic of this thread: Mexico.

    Not only are Mexicans not a race because of the various mixtures of peoples over hundreds of years, even breaking down the 'Mestizo' category / label cannot really be done accurately.

    *Mestizo means a mixture of Spanish and indigenous blood, and seems to only be used in textbooks and not daily conversation.

    So, remember folks, "Mexican" is a nationality term that may include (and usually does) many different mixtures of European, different indigenous groups, and also from what some Anthropologists claim East Asian backgrounds by those who note the Indigenous cam from Asia.


    Interesting article on genetics (genomes) and the differences in DNA from northern Mexico to Southern Mexico, within the Indigenous populations.

    TECH & SCIENCE
    MEXICO IS HOME TO DNA THAT'S A WORLD APART, STUDY SHOWS
    BY KARLA ZABLUDOVSKY ON 6/12/14
    TECH & SCIENCEMEXICOHEALTH AND SCIENCE
    Mexicans from different regions of the country are as genetically different as Europeans are from Asians, researchers have found.

    The vast differences in the patchwork of Native American ancestry indicate that Mexicans should no longer be lumped into one homogeneous group,
    particularly when it comes to clinical practice, according to a report published Thursday in Science. The study was led by a group of scientists from Stanford University’s School of Medicine, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the Mexican National Institute of Genomic Medicine.

    “When you walk into a clinic, whether you know it or not, someone makes a decision about you. Are you white, are you European, are you African, are you Asian?” says Esteban Burchard, professor of bioengineering and therapeutic sciences and medicine at UCSF. “In the U.S., one of the things we ask is, are you Hispanic?”

    Now, says, Burchard, it has become clear that what is normal for one ethnic group may be borderline abnormal for another—and taking the finer details of Latino health into consideration can make the difference between an accurate diagnosis and an erroneous one.

    Researchers studied lung function, in particular, and concluded that diseases such as asthma and emphysema are determined by a person’s type of Native American ancestry. For example, a person in northwest Mexico would have lungs that appear approximately 12 years younger than a person of the same age and height in the country’s southeast region.

    Scientists also found that people of mixed European and Native American heritage—two groups that began exchanging genes some 500 years ago during the Spanish colonization—were found to have genomes corresponding to their local indigenous population. A person in the northern state of Sonora, for example, is more likely to have Seri or Tarahumara genomic components while someone from Yucatan, in the country’s southeast, would probably display a Mayan gene component. These, in turn, are as genetically different as the Europeans are from the Chinese.


    These results can be used to spot larger trends. “This is not just relevant to Mexico. It’s relevant, number one, to all of Latin America, so a fifth of the world population. The method, the observations, are generalizable to the entire world,” said Burchard.

    “We’re showing, for the first time on a country-wide level, genetic variation in Native American population,” added Burchard.

    Since most genetic studies to date have concentrated on Europeans or European Americans, researchers said, the team decided to focus this study on Native American ancestry. It was a way to both celebrate and understand a marginalized and understudied segment of the global population, says Carlos Bustamante, professor of genetics at Stanford and one of the lead authors of the study.

    Mexico was a natural choice not only because it has one of the largest amounts of pre-Columbian genetic diversity in the Americas but also because some scientists in the team had already been collecting samples from the area for years. In the end, researchers utilized 1,000 samples, about half of which belonged to Native Americans and half to mestizos, or people with mixed descent. Together, scientists had nearly 1 million genetic variants to work with.

    The study, its authors say, highlights the need to study populations worldwide so that the fruits of the Human Genome Project become accessible to all.

    “Our hope is that we can move the needle and develop genomic medicine so that it benefits everyone, not just the populations of European descent,” says Bustamante.

    The findings, Burchard says, will also help advance precision medicine, a practice in which a person’s genetic information is used to tailor a specific medical treatment.

    Bustamante said his team plans on using the samples to study signatures of natural selection in different environments, as well as biomedical traits such as height.

    About 40 experts, including researchers from Puerto Rico, Spain, France and the United Kingdom, participated in the study, which was financed by the Mexican government, the UCSF Chancellor’s Research Fellowship, the American Asthma Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, among others.
    http://www.newsweek.com/dna-proves-n...d-equal-254642

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    Mexico used to be the place to go and buy a couple of keys of weed to take back to the states didn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Mexico used to be the place to go and buy a couple of keys of weed to take back to the states didn't it?
    Certainly in Cheech and Chong movies.

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    Mexico used to be the place to go and buy a couple of keys of weed to take back to the states didn't it?

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    Sorry Squire scratched your record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Mexico used to be the place to go and buy a couple of keys of weed to take back to the states didn't it?
    No never.

    It was all controlled.

    Off-topic - please contribute to thread and topic and hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza View Post
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    Mexico used to be the place to go and buy a couple of keys of weed to take back to the states didn't it?
    No never.

    It was all controlled.

    Off-topic - please contribute to thread and topic and hand.
    The topic is Mexico isn't it?
    I was talking about weed availability in Mexico.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
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    Mexico used to be the place to go and buy a couple of keys of weed to take back to the states didn't it?
    No never.

    It was all controlled.

    Off-topic - please contribute to thread and topic and hand.
    The topic is Mexico isn't it?
    I was talking about weed availability in Mexico.


    Always cheaper and safer to grow your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
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    Mexico used to be the place to go and buy a couple of keys of weed to take back to the states didn't it?
    No never.

    It was all controlled.

    Off-topic - please contribute to thread and topic and hand.
    The topic is Mexico isn't it?
    I was talking about weed availability in Mexico.
    I stand corrected.

    Carry-on.

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    Mexico has some security issues in certain (but not all) areas, but it's a good time to go is you focus on the Peso.

    Mexico’s Peso Just Can’t Catch a Break as Global Risks Abound

    For investors who think calmer seas await the Mexican peso after the U.S. presidential election, the top forecaster of the currency has some bad news: The next proverbial Donald Trump is just around the corner.

    The peso is poised to lose whether or not the Republican candidate makes it to the White House in next month’s vote, says Juan Carlos Rodado, director of Latin America research at Natixis North America and the most-accurate forecaster in the third quarter, according to Bloomberg rankings. He expects the peso, seen as a proxy for global risk aversion, to fall to 20 per dollar by year-end from 18.99 now as investors look beyond the election toward the next big event.

    Mexico?s Peso Just Can?t Catch a Break - Bloomberg

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    They definitely did not write that note themselves.

    Six people found alive with severed hands in Mexico

    AFP October 18, 2016

    Five men and a woman have been found alive on a road in western Mexico with their hands amputated by a criminal group linked to drug trafficking

    Five men and a woman have been found alive on a road in western Mexico with their hands amputated by a criminal group linked to drug trafficking

    Guadalajara (Mexico) (AFP) - Five men and a woman have been found alive on a road in western Mexico with their hands amputated and their foreheads marked with the word "I'm a thief."

    The victims were mutilated by a criminal group linked to drug trafficking, which also left a dead man on the road and two bags with the severed hands in Tlaquepaque, near Guadalajara, Mexico's second biggest city, police said.

    "They're in a delicate state of health," local police commander Roberto Larios told reporters. "Their stumps were wrapped in plastic."

    Drug cartels often leave the dismembered bodies of victims on roadsides in Mexico, making the discovery of six mutilated people alive all the more unusual.

    The dead man, 39, was apparently beaten to death and his hands were not cut off. He was married to the woman, who is 44. The other men are aged between 25 and 43.

    Authorities suspect that the gruesome crime is linked to drug dealing. Two of the victims have rap sheets.

    Witnesses say the victims were driven to the site in two vehicles and abandoned there with a note that said "this happened to us for being thieves."

    6 found alive with severed hands amid Mexican drug war violence - CBS News

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    An update on 'El Chapo.' I assume he'll be extradited to the US and they are going through the motions.

    Chapo? How about "Chubby?"




    Ruling one more step towards extradition

    But El Chapo's defense team can appeal the ruling and prolong things further

    Mexico News Daily | Saturday, October 22, 2016
    Another step forward has been achieved in the drawn-out process of extraditing drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán with a federal judge’s finding that there was no fault in the legal procedures that have been undertaken.

    The judge also decided to reject and dismiss five amparo requests, or injunctions, filed by Guzmán’s lawyers.

    Despite the judge’s ruling, the extradition of the Sinaloa Cartel leader to face drug-related charges in the United States is not yet a fait accompli. His team of lawyers had 10 days to contest it and demand a revision before an appeals court.

    But it’s a clear sign of progress all the same, says National Security Commissioner Renato Sales.

    “[The judge’s decision] confirms that of the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (SRE),” said Sales, in reference to the secretariat’s decision to approve the extradition of Guzmán last May.

    On that occasion, the SRE said the United States had offered sufficient guarantees that Guzmán would not face the death penalty should he be convicted.

    “Of course his defense can demand a revision of this decision, after which it is the appeals court that will have a final say in the matter,” said the commissioner. “It is that court that will determine if the decision issued this week by the federal judge adheres to the law.”

    “These are but technical and juridical matters,” he remarked, adding that his office is ready to act accordingly when a final decision is reached.

    “We expect to be ready to extradite him come January or February.”

    The drug lord’s defense team had a different view.

    “He can calculate and have a personal opinion. The way I see it, it will be rather difficult to have the issue done by January,” said José Refugio Rodríguez Nuñez, one of Guzmán’s lawyers.

    He was certain that the upcoming appeal could well prolong the case beyond the first months of 2017.

    “We have been instructed by Guzmán to fight until the end to avoid his extradition,” said Rodríguez.

    Ruling one more step towards El Chapo's extradition

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    When I was young and naive I always enjoyed Mejico...the women...the food...the beaches...the agavė margaritas...the 'wild west' feel and sunshine.
    Of course when I was young...and naive.
    (I still love Mexican cuisine.)

    I'm glad I decided not to retire there.
    Now I'm in Thailand.
    Of course I'm twenty years older...
    and was probably almost as naive when initially investigating LOS.

    For now LOS works for me except as an American reading, speaking , generally understanding and communicating in a predominantly Catholic country would have been far easier in the earlier years of establishing the retired life-style though not so sure that being with 20+ years my junior would have worked as well so close to the American border.
    (I can understand how PI works for many expats.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Mexico used to be the place to go and buy a couple of keys of weed to take back to the states didn't it?
    JJ Cale used to, anyway...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
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    Mexico used to be the place to go and buy a couple of keys of weed to take back to the states didn't it?
    No never.

    It was all controlled.

    Off-topic - please contribute to thread and topic and hand.
    The topic is Mexico isn't it?
    I was talking about weed availability in Mexico.
    Cujo, I apologize.

    You're post was fine. My bad.

    Please continue.


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