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For professional assistance & information on legal & business matters regarding Mexico and Latin America, please contact:

ATTORNEYS AT LAW FOR MEXICO
Please contact us at our Mexico offices located at:
Apartado Postal No. 9
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
TEL. US.: (800) 856-5709
Local Phone (415) 152-3648

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BUSINESS CONSULTANTS FOR MEXICO
REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE ASSISTANCE FOR MEXICO
At our Phoenix or Mexico Offices
P.O. Box 42773
Phoenix, Arizona 85080
Tel: (623) 242-7442

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OUR MEXICO CITY OFFICES
Montecito no. 38 Piso 37 Oficina 37
Edificio World Trade Center
Colonia Napolis C.P. 03810
Mexico, Distrito Federal

Tel: (55)5351-0438

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WHAT'S NEW IN MEXICO

WHAT'S NEW IN LATIN AMERICA

 

 

WHAT'S NEW IN MEXICO

Choose One or more:Automobiles Traveling to Mexico , Banking , Business & Real Estate Leads in Mexico , Conferences, Meetings, Seminars and Shows , Economic Forecast for Mexico , Entry Tax , Law in Mexico , Magazines on Mexico , Maquila and Pitex Taxation , (The) Mexican Peso , National Identification Registry , News Articles on Real Estate for Mexico , Newspaper Links for Mexico , Rocky Point-Puerto Penasco, Sonora , Seismic Activity in Mexico (Earthquakes and Volcanoes) , Stock Market in Mexico , Telephone Numbers & Area Codes , Television Links in Mexico , Trends, Tourism, Weather in Mexico , Weather in Latin America , And-More

New Sonoran Law on Real Estate Agents

Mexico Business & Real Estate Article of May-June 2003

Mexico Business & Real Estate Article of January 2004

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Automobiles Traveling to Mexico

It is now possible to acquire automobile insurance on-line for travel into Mexico. Using your favorite search site you should be able to locate one. I found one at the AAA Arizona site ( http://www.aaaaz.com ). You can contract the insurance over the internet and print out your policy. Coverage is available for tourist automobiles, R.V.'s, trailers, and boats in tow.

December 1, 1999: The Federal Mexican government placed into effect the new regulations requiring the persons wishing to pass a U.S. registered automobile into the interior of Mexico (passed the border town) pay a refundable amount of $400.00 dls for automobiles year model 1994 and older, $600.00 dls for automobiles year model 1995 through 1998 and, $800.00 dls for automobiles year model 1999 and newer.This is in addition to the normal filing cost of $15.00 dls which is not refundable.The enforcement of this process has also suspended (or canceled depending upon the point of view) the programs known as "Only Sonora" which had lesser requirements to enter the interior of the border state of Sonora.

December 3, 1999: After meetings with the governor of Sonora (Armando Lopez Nogales) and other officials, the President of Mexico suspended this new several hundred dollar cash bond charge for US automobiles entering the interior of Mexico. This was done with the further statement that they will need to come up with another process which protects against the entry into Mexico of stolen cars and will provide sufficient incentive for all other to return their automobiles to the US after their visit.

Banking News

Banamex last year (2000) lost its long-standing position as Mexico's top bank when rival Grupo Financiero Bancomer merged with Spain's Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria. Spain's Banco Santander Central Hispano also bought Grupo Financiero Serfin.

Citigroup's purchase of Banamex is the first big acquisition in Mexico by a U.S.-based bank. If approved by the end of the year (2001) as Citigroup predicts, the combination of the two banks' Mexican operations will create the biggest financial group in Latin America.

Banamex's parent company - Grupo Financiero Banamex-Accival, or Banacci - was the last major Mexican bank without a foreign partner. Citigroup officials have said they hope to profit through increased economic cooperation between Mexico and its northern neighbor.

http://www.latinbanking.com

Business & Real Estate Leads in Mexico (Choose: Business , Real Estate)

Business

Agricultural and other business opportunities in Nayarit, Mexico
http://members.tripod.com/~nayarita/index.html
http://www.huichol-art.com/arla/tepic/nayarit/tepic/directory.htm

Real Estate

See: Real Estate Page on this website

Conferences, Meetings, Seminars and Shows

Lic. Vernon Penner periodically gives a class or seminar on Mexican Real Estate and Mexican Business at the "Arizona School of Real Estate and Business", Scottsdale, Arizona, 7142 E. First Street, Tel: (480) 946-5388, Fax: (480) 949-5918. (see scheduling, can be 9am to 12 noon or 6:30pm to 9:30pm). A copy of both Mr. Penners' ABC's on Real Estate and ABC's on Doing Business in Mexico may be handed out as part of the class (for more information on these pamphlets see Mr. Penner's Publications elsewhere on this site under Publications).

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Tradex Exposiciones Internacionales, S.C (Carolina Vidal) in Mexico City (Tel.: (5255) 56 04 49 00 / ext. 132 ; Fax: (5255) 56 05 10 80 ; www.tradex.com.mx ) held the EXPO BIENES RAÍCES (REAL ESTATE) 2002, from the 8th through the 10th of November (2002) at the WORLD TRADE CENTER / Cd. de México - Mexico City. There were more than 130 presenters offering more than 500,000 homes, apartments, lots offices, developments on the beach, countryside homes, warehouses and industrial buildings.

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Border Trade Alliance holds conferences on "Canada, Mexico and the United States". Contact 1-800-333-5523, 400 N. 5th Street. MS 8612, Phoenix, Arizona 85004. e-mail zb4227@apsc.com , http://www.thebta.org or Administrative Contact at: P. O. Box 53999, MS 8612, Phoenix, Arizona 85072, Tel: 1-800-333-5523 or Fax: (602) 250-3360.

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The Arizona Mexico / Sonora Arizona Commission holds by-annual meetings (one in the winter and one in the summer). Contact information for future meetings is the Governor's Office, State of Arizona.The Governors' office in Phoenix, Arizona use the following no. for this information (602) 542-1377 or 542-11345, Fax (602) 542-1411

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The Mexican Real Estate Connection, Inc. holds meetings in Tucson, Arizona, RSVP to: Kathie Noble by calling 520-293-6488. There may be a cost to attend.

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The State Bar of Arizona holds sporadic conferences on "Arizona Civil Remedies" including a section on "Civil Remedies in Mexico". For further information please contact Suzanne E. Page, Administrator Southern Regional Office (520) 623-9944. Mr. Vernon Penner gives the talk on the Mexico portion.

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Invitation to the: "Foro Nacional de "Educación, Constitución  y Derecho" has conferences from time to time. Registration and more information at: http://derecho.org/comunidad/foro 

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The VI Congress of Business and Professional Women Sonora -Arizona held it's 6th annual meeting September 30th, and October 1 and 1, 1999, at the Araiza Inn, Hermosilo, Sonora, Mexico. The contact numbers were (52-62) 130692 and 130652. In Phoenix the telephone number is (602) 542-1377

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III Latin American Congress of Internal Auditors (CLAIN), took place in Mexico City July 1 and 2, 1999. Contact Information prensa@abm.com.mx

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Arizona Economic Forum held its 20th annual conference on June 17 to 19, 1999 in Arizona. For more information Carol Springer, President, at (602) 542-1463.

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The NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commerce Disputes held a conference on " Alternative Dispute Resolutions in the NAFTA Region" in Mexico City on June 3-4, 1999. For further information please contact Ms Nancy A. Oretskin, Director of the U.S.-Mexico Conflict Resolution Center, Tel: (505) 646-1091, Fax: (505) 646-1092. E-Mail at: CRC@crc.nmsu.edu

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The U.S./Mexico Border Health Association, together with other official organizations held its 57th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, June 2-4,1999 at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel. The title of the program is "Health as a Bridge to Binational Understanding". For further information see http://www.usmbha.org or call (915) 581-6645.

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Alternate Dispute Resolution for Judges and Businesses, a conference was held June 3 & 4, 1999 in Mexico City at the United States trade Center located at Liverpool 31, Colonia Juarez, C.P. 06600, Mexico, D.F.. The registration fee was $100.00 US. Payment can be remitted to U.S./Canada, U.S. trade Center, P.O. Box 3087, Larado, Texas, 78044-3087, USA., or to U.S. Trade Center, Liverpool 31, Colonia Juarez, C.P. 06600, Mexico, D.F. The telephone contact no. was in Mexico City (011-52)-(5)-140-2610, Fax: (01152)-(5)-566-1115. Hotels to be used, subject to availability Hotel Casa Blanca e-mail hotelcasabca@compuserve.com.mx , toll from from US 1-800-972-2162, or Hotel Presidente toll free from the US 1-800-447-6147. (Note; tele. no.s in Mexico City are now 8 digits with a 2 digits area code (code is 55 and if unknown add a "5" to the front of the tel. no. to get 8 digits.)

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The Settlement Company was and still may be offering seminars (reservations contact: Joan Miller in La Paz at Tel: (112) 53838, or John Glaab/Erlinda Weyer in Los Cabos Tel: (114) 22006, Fax (114) 22016) (To call from the US or Canada 011-52-) (E-Mail info@settlement-co.com ).

Do your due diligence, since things have been changing in the Baja (some good and some not so good)

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NAFTA related conferences and meetings see: http://www.naftaconnect.com and click on "Nafta Calendar"

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1998-1999 Real Estate Tours into Sonora by Lisa Larkin (tell her we sent you) tel: (520) 629-8176.

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ALTEC-AMTEC Seminar on Technology Management in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico was held on November 1-3, 1998. The contact was Alan Garcia (529) 46-0989, glira@sreste.com

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Several different banking related organizations hosted a Conference on American Banking in Mexico City on September 24 & 25, 1998 in Mexico City. For further information contact the National Law Center for Inter-American Trade (Tel: 520-622-1200 Lillian T. Araúz)

Economic Forecast for Mexico:

http://www.cob.asu.edu/seid/eoc/eocmex.html (Arizona State University, Business Administration School) ( http://www.asu.edu/seid/eco/mxcst197 )

http://www.dgcnesyp.inegi.gob.mx/pubcoy/economy/pestab.htm (National Statistics, Geography and Informatics Institute of the Mexican Government)

http://www.com.mx/estudios/eng/esem9809.htm (Banamex bank Economic Study of Mexico)

http://quicklink.com/mexico/gobfed/boldgae.htm (Mexican government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Economic Forecast Indicators)

http://www.quicklink/mexico/tablasec/inpc.htm (Mexican Consumer Price Index)

Entry Tax

As of July 1, 1999 the Mexican government was charging 15 dollars to all foreigners that enter into Mexico. I believe this has been taken off. There now (yr. 2001) appears to be an increase on the taxes charged foreigners that whish to travel to Mexico by air.

Law in Mexico:

December 2002 Re: Mexican Institute of Industrial Property fees increase. We have been informed extra officially that the Mexican Government will soon make an increase in the overall rates for services rendered by the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI). The rates have not been published yet in the Federal Gazette. However, this can occur at any time now, becoming effective as of early next January 2003. The increase will be of a 33% over the current rates, aiming to continue to improve the services of IMPI in terms of quality and efficiency.  

May -2002 The Real Estate Agent Coin has Dropped in Sonora. Sonora (the Mexican state south of Arizona) has passed a law the 21st of this month (May), which will take effect after its publication in their Official State Gazette. It will create the very first registry for real estate agents in Mexico. This is the very first such law in all of Mexico. The law will require all real estate agents in Sonora to register themselves in the state’s new Registry of Real Estate Sales Agents. It appears that their intent is to not call the process a license but rather a registry, therefore the agents will say “I am a registered agent” rather than “I am a licensed agent”.

The author has been informed by what he deems a reliable source that although there still does not exist a regulatory law to implement it, it is thought that the following will apply.

1. In order to register candidates, they must:
•“Present personal identification and pertinent information relating to their business and its location(s)
• “Accredit their professional training, specialized knowledge and experience in real estate agency
• “Agree to enroll in training programs on a regular basis and provide proof of completion
•“Prove they have not been convicted of any crime of fiscal malfeasance or of any other serious crime.”

2. Following initial registration, the real estate sales agents are to comply with the norms for real estate agents that will be established by the Sonoran State Government Offices charged with administering this registry and/or the then existing law;  re-register or update registry regularly as required by the mentioned government agency and to advise it of any changes in registry information submitted; permit government inspectors to make on-site visits; and submit to those sanctions corresponding for non-compliance (ranging from fines to suspension of registration or even to removal from the state registry, depending on the offense). Three offenses within a three-month period may constitute grounds for possible removal from the registry. The resulting registry information will be open to the public.

3. The proposed regulations for the new law will hopefully be submitted by the Governor of Sonora, within 45 days of the effective date of the new registry law ‘s publication, to the Sonoran legislature for their review and hopeful approval, after which date agents may have three months to file for registry.

* Maquiladora Decree of November 1998.

*Decree by means of which the Customs Law is modified, of December 31, 1998.

*Decree by means of which several Taxation Schedules of the General Importation Tax Law were created, removed and modified, of December 31, 1998.

*Second Decree by means of which the Taxation Schedule of the General Importation Tax Law, of December 31, 1998.

*Decree that establishes the rate for 1999 under the General Tax for Importation of goods originating from North America, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Chile and Nicaragua, of December 31, 1998.

*Decree that establishes the modification of the Fiscal Coordination Law, of December 31, 1998.

* The Federal Income Tax law of Mexico changes each year.

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Relatively new is the concept that owners (direct or in trust) of beachfront property in Mexico can apply for and acquire more permanent rights of use and exclusivity on the beach in front of their homes, than previously given (previously it was just a lease and non-exclusive at that).

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January 2002
Mexican Institute of Industrial Property Fees Increase

As you know, IMPI published in the Federal Government Gazette of October 17, 2001,a new tariff showing an unexpected and substantial increase of fees. Due to the efforts of AMPPI, the Government accepted holding the operation of the tariff until January 1st.2002
We now would inform you that due to further discussions held between IMPI and the Federal Government, they have again accepted to postpone the application of the tariff for three additional months, that is, until March 1st. 2002. The foregoing was published at the Gazette of December 24, 2001. Discussions will certainly continue during the following months and hope we will finally convince the authorities to reduce the increase of fees. We will keep you posted.

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2001

There is an attempt underway to set up a system for securitization mechanism as a legal device for financing real estate development in Mexico. There was a second conference on the subject matter, just recently in Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico. Along with this was prepared a legal feasibility study on securitizing Mexican real estate in the U.S. market. The real feasibility of this system is still to be seen.

It reminds me of attempts by persons like myself (Vernon Penner) and others to set up a real estate agent licensing and education mechanism in Sonora (and hopefully elsewhere in Mexico), with attempt to present it to the Sonoran legislature (having stopped at the committee level), and which still sits on the sideline.

Mexico passed two decrees on November 13, 1998 a: Changing the Temporary Importation Program to Produce Export Articles (reforming the decree that established the PITEX program) and b: Changing certain rules on the Development and Operation of the Export "Maquiladora" Industry.

In March of 1998 Mexico promulgated (issued) the Regulations to the FECCO law. The Federal Act of Economic Competition of Mexico (1992) (FECCO) sets forth further understanding of what is meant by constitutional prohibition of monopolies and monopolistic practices.

Further regulation on the issue of the Mexican Calvo Doctrine relative to the Foreign Investment Law of 1993 (recognizing the necessary use of Mexican laws and courts by foreigners and not using the laws and courts of their home country): 1996 amendment regarding real estate outside the Restricted Zone and authorizations for exploitation and exploration of mines and waters in Mexico, requiring a filing with and a permit from the Ministry of Foreign Relations; and 1998 General Accord regarding the foreigners whose countries have diplomatic relations with Mexico which simplified the process.

Mexico's 1997 Regulatory law on the Federal Communications Act of 1995.

Mexico's Telecommunication Regulations of 1997 which regulate the Federal Communications Act of 1995.

January 23, 1998 publication (March 20 enforceability) of the new Nationality Act of Mexico which recognizes dual nationality by Mexican nationals (their Mexican nationality and the foreign nationality they acquire).

 

Magazines on Mexico

http://www.mexicobusiness.com

http://www.mexconnect.com (Mexico Connection Magazine)

http://www.fun.com.mx (Weekly magazine for entertainment in Mexico City and Cuernavaca)

 

Maquila and Pitex Taxation

(March of 1999) Mexico has moved to tax the income and assets of the U.S. companies with maquila operations in Mexico. Traditionally the maquilas have been Mexican corporate wholly owned subsidiaries of the U.S. based companies that enjoy certain benefits from the "maquila program" ). The strategy has been to use the maquila operations as production centers with little or no profit and the majority of the assets are of foreign origin(not owned by the maquila company). Therefore it is easy to see that there is little or no income tax and little or no asset tax for Mexico since the maquila does not make profit nor own assets.

Pitexes are set up for the Mexican business community to compete with the foreign business that has maquilas. Where the Pitexes have foreign origin temporarily imported raw material, packaging and machinery (like the maquilas) there could also be the absence of income and asset holding in that entity.

 

(The) Mexican Peso:

The value of the Peso at the borders along the U.S. is presently approximately between $10.00 to $11.00 Pesos to the U.S. Dollar (Depending on who you deal with). While in the interior of the country it is closer to $11.00 to $11.50 per U.S. Dollar. The Peso fluctuates continuously. There exist alternatives to seek the best rate of exchange. Each bank in Mexico provides the rate at which it is willing to exchange currencies, the private exchanges houses also provide their rate at which they are willing to exchange them and the hotels and shops also will normally exchange them (the hotels and shops are not in the business of exchanging currency, therefore their rate of exchange will normally not be as good). To calculate a currency exchange see the Currency Exchange Calculator info elsewhere in this site.

National Identification Registry

On October 23, 1996, the Presidential Accord for the Adoption and Use by the Federal Mexican Administration of the Sole Registry Number of "Población" was published in the Official Daily Gazette of the Mexican Republic. This is also known as the "CURP" number.

This CURP number is a number given all Mexican citizens and all residents of Mexico. This number is used by all these people to identify them. In other words this is their federal Mexican I.D. number.

News Articles on Real Estate for Mexico

May -2002 The Real Estate Sales Agent Coin has Dropped in Sonora. Sonora (the Mexican state south of Arizona) has passed a law the 21st of this month (May), which will take effect after its publication in their Official State Gazette. It will create the very first registry for real estate sales agents in Mexico. This is the very first such law in all of Mexico. The law will require all real estate sales agents in Sonora to register themselves in the state’s new Registry of Real Estate Sales Agents. It appears that their intent is to not call the process a license but rather a registry, therefore the agents will say “I am a registered agent” rather than “I am a licensed agent”.

The author has been informed by what he deems a reliable source that although there still does not exist a regulatory law to implement it, it is thought that the following will apply.

1. In order to register candidates, they must:
•“Present personal identification and pertinent information relating to their business and its location(s)
• “Accredit their professional training, specialized knowledge and experience in real estate sales
• “Agree to enroll in training programs on a regular basis and provide proof of completion
•“Prove they have not been convicted of any crime of fiscal malfeasance or of any other serious crime.”

2. Following initial registration, the real estate sales agents are to comply with the norms for real estate sales agents that will be established by the Sonoran State Government Offices charged with administering this registry and/or the then existing law;  re-register or update registry regularly as required by the mentioned government agency and to advise it of any changes in registry information submitted; permit government inspectors to make on-site visits; and submit to those sanctions corresponding for non-compliance (ranging from fines to suspension of registration or even to removal from the state registry, depending on the offense). Three offenses within a three-month period may constitute grounds for possible removal from the registry. The resulting registry information will be open to the public.

3. The proposed regulations for the new law will hopefully be submitted by the Governor of Sonora, within 45 days of the effective date of the new registry law ‘s publication, to the Sonoran legislature for their review and hopeful approval, after which date agents may have three months to file for registry.

Please see the articles contributed at our webpage on ARTICLES CONTRIBUTED.

Newspaper Links for Mexico

http://www.novedades.com.mx/the-news.htm (In English) Was not working last time I tried it.

http://www.imparcial.com.mx (El Imparcial in Hermosillo, Sonora)

http://www.informador.com.mx (El Informador in Guadalajara, Jalisco)

http://www.publi.com (El Público newspaper in Gudalajara, Jalisco)

http://siglo21.com.mx (Siglo 21 news source form Guadalajara, Jalisco)

http://www.el-nacional.com.mx (El Nacional in Mexico City)

http://www.el-universal.com.mx (El Universal in Mexico City)

http://www.excelsior.com.mx (El Excélsior in Mexico City)

http://www.notimex.com.mx (Notimex in Mexico City)

http://www.novedades.com.mx (Novedades in Mexico City)

http://www.unam.mx/jornada (La Jornada del UNAM in Mexico City) http://serpiente.dgsca.unam.mx/jornada/index.html

(alternates for La Jornanda) http://unam.netgate.net/jornada ,, http://serpiente,dgsca.unam.mx )

http://www.intercable.net/diariomty (El Diario in Monterrey, Nuevo León)

http://elnorte.infosel.com (El Norte in Monterey, Nuevo Leon)

http://www.novenet.com.mx (Novedades de Cancun, Quintana Roo)

elsiglodetorreon.com.mx (from Torreón, Choahuila) (to contact them servy@elsiglodetorreon.com.mx)

Graphic Listing of Newspapers by Region (from Mexico) for Mexico, choose Mexico and then newspapers (periodicos) at: http://www.unam.mx/noticias/Norteamerica

Link Listing of newspapers for Mexico City : (http://www.presidencia.gob.mx/pages/dirmeddi.html)

http://www.seercom.com/acamexic (partial listing of Mexico newspapers)

http://www.tecnipublicaciones.com/transporteviajeros/amdpress.html

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Rocky Point-Puerto Peñasco, Sonora

It has gotten so bad in Rocky Point-Puerto Peñasco, Sonora on bad real estate deals, that the city has had to issue a letter warning to people to be clareful:

ATTENTION
ALL PROSPECTIVE REAL
ESTATE BUYERS

With our city becoming the next major tourist area in Mexico, many real estate developments have expressed interest in doing business in Puerto Peñasco. Therefore, in February 2001, the city established a Tourism Committee, whose first order of business focused on the real estate industry.

NOTE: (UPDATE) THIS LIST HAS CHANGED 

After meeting with, and analyzing, each project, the following is the status for each development as of-October 20, 2001

Projects Authorized Projects Process of Authorizati
Casa Blanca Golf Villas

Costa Diamante

La Ballena

La Jolla

Laguna Del Mar

Las Palmas

Los Delfines

Princesa de Pefiasco

Sonora Spa Resort

Vidafel

North Beach Paquiné

The Village

The committee has reviewed only the above projects. For any project not listed, legal advice is recommended.

As the status of these projects change, the city will print an update reflecting those changes. It is in all of our best interest to help protect and promote our city with secure real estate investments.

For any complaints regarding these or other projects, please submit in writing to:

City of Puerto Peñasco
P. O. Box 432
Lukeville, Arizona 85341

Or you may email information to: cityofrockpoint@msn.com

In the future, as we continue to grow; this administration’s goal is for this to be a City we all can enjoy and be proud of

                 Office of the Mayor
                 City of Puerto Peñasco

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Seismic Activity in Mexico (Earthquakes and Volcanoes)

Mexico

There are presently three active volcanoes in Mexico (with eruptions). The Popocatepetal on the south side of Mexico City is close one of the largest cities in the World.

http://tlacaelel.igeofcu.unam.mx/Sismo.html Instituto de Geofisica, UNAM

http://tlacaelel.igeofcu.unam.mx/~ramon/Sismo_esp.html

http://ddf.gob.mx/popo1.html

http://www.popocatepetl.pue.gob.mx

University of Puebla Popocatepetl Site

http://www.cenapred.unam.mx

http://www.cenapred.unam.mx/info/colima.html

Regional Centers -

Middle America Seismograph Consortium (MIDAS):

http://midas.upr.clu.edu

For other regional centers see Latin American - Regional Centers

World Sites (Throughout the world)

http://www.geophys.washington.edu/seismosurfing.html

 

Stock Market in Mexico

http://www.bmv.com.mx

 

Telephone Numbers and Area Codes in Mexico
New Telephone Numbers In Mexico's , New Area Codes in Mexico

New Telephone Numbers

All of the telephone numbers in Mexico are being changed to the seven digit system, except for the Mexico City area, Guadalajara (Jalisco) area and Monterrey (Nuevo Leon) area, which three areas will have eight digit telephone numbers. Mexico City changed February 28, 1999. All the other cities will be changed on a progressive schedule during the years of 1999 and 2000 and 2001. The additional digits will be taken from the respective area codes. Example: if the area code is 465 and the number is 29977, then the new area code would be 4 and the new telephone number would be 652-9977. Neither the government of Mexico nor the telephone company have advised (1999) what they will do about making the area codes whole again (See below).

For further information on this topic, please go to the Mexican telephone company (Teléfonos de México) site at (white pages numbers) http://www.online.telmex.net/cgi-bin/acceso_contra?T=778 . (Note: when the new numbers first came out there was a site address to get further info. However, since time has passed, Telmex fells this is old news and now wants you to use the white pages telephone directory. Previous site info: http://www.telmex.net.mx/internos/convivencia/index.html )
Spanish
http://www.telmex.net.mx
English http://www.telmex.com/internos/english/english.html

New Area Codes

New Area Codes Will Go Into Effect in Mexico (November 16, 2001) TELMEX USA reminds the public that, under new Mexican government regulations, area codes will change throughout Mexico this Saturday, Nov. 17. According to Mexican authorities, this change will allow the country to increase its numeric capacity to meet the demand for telecommunications services in the future. As close as I can tell, Telemx has used a new three digit area code similar and in some cases identical to the area codes that existed prior to the start of the number changes and the area code changes, for all cities except Mexico, Guadalajara and Monterrey. In these three cities the telephone numbers are now 8 digits with the rest of the country being 7 digits, wherefore their area codes are 2 digits and the rest of the country 3 digits.(Mexico City area code is 55, Guadalajara area code is 33, and Monterrey area code is 81)

For further information on this topic, please go to the Mexican telephone company (Teléfonos de México) site:
Spanish:
http://www.telmex.com/internos/nuevasclaves/
English http://www.telmex.com/internos/english/areacode/areacode.html
Additional site with information: www.cofetel.gob.mx

Television Links in Mexico:

http://www.cni40.com.mx (CNI Television news information service)

http://www.tvazteca.com.mx (Azteca Television network)

http://www.televisa.com.mx (Televisa Television network)

http://www.cnn.com (CNN interactive)

http://www.unam.mx/tvunam (TV UNAM)

You can find Television links at: Choose Mexico, then TV at: http://www.unam.mx/noticias/Norteamerica

Weather

http://www.weather.com/weather/int (International Weather)

http://www.weather.com/weather/maps (National & International Weather Maps)

http://www.weatherpost.com/navpages/frame_set_inter.htm (Then choose the country, region or city you wish) (The Washington Post weather)

For more Latin American weather see Below and/or at "Latin American Weather" elsewhere on this site.

And-More

For more Newspapers, Bulletins, weeklies, Information Agencies, Television, Magazines and Informational Synopsis in and on Mexico see: .... http://www.unam.mx/noticias/Norteamerica/Mexico.html

For more on Maps and Government see "Latin Business Information" elsewhere on this site.

For Tourism in Mexico see "Tourism" elsewhere on this site.

The Washington Post Mexican page: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/longterm/worldref/country/mexico.htm

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Our resources are at your service:

info@mexicolaw.com

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WHAT'S NEW IN LATIN AMERICA

Choose One or more: Banking , Bids and Privatization News of Latin America , Conferences , Disasters , Law , Newspapers etc , Seismic Activity in Latin America (Earthquakes and Volcanoes) , Trends , Weather in Latin America , And More

 

Banking News

http://www.latinbanking.com

 

Bids and Privatization News of Latin America

see: http://www.latintrade.com (see key words: trends, bids and privitizations)

 

Conferences

 

Disasters (sit for several mirror sites for Latin America and the Caribbean)

http://www.disaster.info.desastres.net

 

LAW

See the MexicoLaw.Com  Table of Content

 

Newspapers and other sources of Information

Choose one or more Argentina News , Belice News , Bolivia News , Brazil News , Chile News , Colombia News , Costa Rica News , Cuba News , Dominican Republic News , Ecuador News , El Salvador News , Guatemala News , Honduras News , Nicaragua News , Panama News , Paraguay News , Peru News , Puerto Rico News , Uruguay News , Venezuela News .

Graphic Listing of Newspapers by Region (from Mexico) for Central and South America .................
Choose Central America and then the country ..... http://www.unam.mx/noticias/Centroamerica_Caribe
Choose South America and then the country ...... http://www.unam.mx/noticias/Sudamerica

http://www.tecnipublicaciones.com/transporteviajeros/amdpress.html

Other: Magazine entitled "America Economia" with offices in Argentina, Brasil, Chile &Mexico.
Argentina Tel: (54-1) 342-1983, Fax (54-1) 331-1384; Brazil Tel: &Fax: (55-11) 828-9770, Chile Tel: (56-2) 290-9400, Fax: (56-2) 206-6005, Mexico Tel: (52) 525-42400, Fax: (52) 525-47510.

Seismic Activity in Latin America (Earthquakes and Volcanoes)

Chile - Departamento de Geofisica - Universidad de Chile: http://www.dgf.uchile.cl/sismologia.html

Colombia - OSSO - Observatorio Sismologico del Sur Occidente, Cali, Colombia http://osso.univalle.edu.co

Costa Rica - Observatorio Vulcanologico y Sismologico de Costa Rica. OVSICORI-UNA: http://www.una.ac.cr/ovsi

Honduras - University of Honduras - Geophysics:

http://www.geofys.uu.se/~dca/geophysics.html

Mexico - see Mexico Seismic Activity

Peru - Instituto Geofisico del Peru:

http://www.igp.gob.pe

Regional Centers -

Regional Center for Seismology for South America (CERESIS):

http://www.dgf.uchile.cl/ceresis/html

Middle America Seismograph Consortium (MIDAS):

http://midas.upr.clu.edu

SALSA (Scientific Alliance for South America):

http://www.dgf.uchile.cl/salsa.html

Laboratorio de Geofisica de la Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela: http://celeste.ciens.ula.ve

Cepredenac - Norad

http://www.sinfo.net/cepredenac

http://www.sinfo.net/cepredenac/resis.html

World Sites (Throughout the world)

http://www.geophys.washington.edu/seismosurfing.html

TRENDS

 

 

 

Tourism - Gabriel Alejandro Martínez Ramírez. has provided us with an update on the bus lines in Mexico, along with many websites to review on this subject. We thank him for his help on this. See it all at Bus Lines in Mexico .

Weather in Latin America

http://www.weather.com/weather/int (International Weather)

http://www.weather.com/weather/maps (National & International Weather Maps)

For more "Latin American Weather" see elsewhere on this site.

http://www.weatherpost.com/navpages/frame_set_inter.htm (Then choose the country, region or city you wish) (The Washington Post weather)

For Mexico Weather see above.

And-More

The Washington Post Country page:

Example for Mexico (replace the word "mexico" with "brazil", "argentina" , etc.) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/longterm/worldref/country/mexico.htm (example for Brazil: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/longterm/worldref/country/brazil.htm

For more on Maps , Government and other see "Latin American Business Information" elsewhere on this site.

Another link for information on Mexico http://www.mexicofile.com/mexicolinks.htm