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Healthcare Center Accreditation in Mexico

Topics: Health Care

Published: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Helathcare Center Accreditation

By Monica Rix Paxson

In the United States and Canada, the accreditation of hospitals and many other healthcare institutions is ubiquitous. You expect your local neighborhood hospital to be accredited and you’d be surprised if it weren’t. In Mexico the situation is different . . .

The Problem with Predicting Exchange Rates

Topics: Living | Money

Published: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

USD MXN Chart

In recent years, one of the hardest things to predict has been the Mexican peso/US dollar exchange rate. Just when the peso seemed to be making a comeback from the 2008 devaluation something else happened leading investors to move back into dollars . . .

Banking Services in Mexico

Topics: Living | Money

Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bank

If you’re living or working in Mexico, planning to retire here, or planning to invest in Mexican real estate, the likelihood is that you will need to open an account at a Mexican bank to facilitate your daily financial transactions in Mexico as well as manage money transfers between foreign accounts and your Mexican bank account . . .

Mexico: A Land of Three Lands

Topics: Climate and Environment

Published: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Oceanfront

Mexico’s geographical territory is composed of a diverse topography including coastal plains, temperate highlands, and extensive mountain ranges which climb to heights of over 10,000 feet above sea level. This diversity gives rise to a range of different climate zones . . .

Authoritative Handbook for Mexican House-Buyers

Topics: Real Estate

Published: Monday, February 16, 2015

Arches

Whether you plan to buy land and build a house on it, fall in love with an old ruined property you want to restore, or buy a pre-existing home in Mexico, the process takes real commitment, energy, patience and above all—relevant know-how . . .

Living in Mexico Without a Car

Topics: Living | Retirement | Transportation

Published: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Taxi DF

Cars in Mexico are symbols of social status, and switching from public transport to owning your own vehicle is regarded as a step up on the social ladder here. The paradox is that some expats who came from countries where car dependency is now embedded into everyday life feel delighted to have dumped their car–as they have come to know just how expensive and cumbersome becoming dependent on one can be . . .

Key Reasons Why People are Relocating to Mexico

Topics: Living | Retirement

Published: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Compass Mexico

The inquiries we receive about relocation to Mexico have been rising steadily over the last 18 months. As more baby-boomers retire, and the underlying reasons people choose Mexico for living, full-time or part-time, continue to influence decision-making, the long-term trend is for even more foreigners to come to Mexico . . .

2015 Mexico Immigration Guide Published

Topics: Living | Retirement | Working

Published: Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mexico Immigration 2014

The Mexico Immigration Guide has been revised and updated for 2015. While there are no major legal changes to report, the new edition includes updated application fees and criteria for certain visa types, as well as enhancements introduced from our readers’ feedback over the last year . . .

A Miracle from Mexico

Topics: Health Care

Published: Monday, January 26, 2015

Howe NHL

By Monica Rix Paxson

I’m from Chicago. That’s ice hockey territory. So it was with interest that I learned that hockey legend Gordie Howe had a round of stem cell therapy in Mexico in December. He’d been in bad shape for a long time. A member of his family reported that he, “had been rapidly declining and was essentially bedridden with little ability to communicate or to eat on his own.” Family members have described the result of his treatment in Mexico as, “truly miraculous.” . . .

When in Mexico, Speak Spanish

Topics: Learning Spanish | Travel Essentials

Published: Friday, January 23, 2015

Spanish

If you have plans to live, work, or retire in Mexico, you will need to have at least a working knowledge of the Spanish language for day-to-day living here. While those who come on vacation can enjoy Mexico without speaking a word of Spanish, when you’re living here and doing everyday tasks like shopping at the market, paying your electricity bill, getting your car repaired, and arranging for a plumber to fix a leaking pipe, only Spanish will do . . .