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Tuesday, November 29th 2022

Chiquitibum: How A Model Popularized Mexico’s Most Famous Cheer

In this article, you'll learn about how Mexico's most-famous cheer was popularized by a model during the 1986 World Cup. Click here to learn more!

Monday, November 21st 2022

Monarch Butterflies in Mexico

Curious about the Monarch butterflies in Mexico? Click here to learn about where to see them and how they get here.

Thursday, November 17th 2022

Taking A Car to Mexico Permanently: How to Import a Car to Mexico

If you would like to permanently import your car to Mexico—and by that we mean getting your car registered with the Mexican government—it is different throughout the country. Yet, first a bit of advice. If you are considering importing a car to Mexico, you might just want to sell your car and purchase a new one once you are a resident.

Monday, November 14th 2022

What Is A Tanda?

Have you heard the term "tanda" and wondered what it meant? Click here to learn what a tanda is, and how it helps people at a grassroots level.

Friday, November 11th 2022

What's It Like to Date A Mexican?

Have you wondered what it's like to date a Mexican? We asked expats in Mexico this question. These were YOUR answers. Click here to learn more!

Friday, November 11th 2022

Cecina de Yecapixtla: International Cecina Fair in Pictures

One of our Expat Insurance contributors went to the International Cecina Fair in the charming village of Yecapixtla. The pueblo of Yecapixtla is known for its cecina de Yecapixtla. Find out what is cecina and what makes this town so special, all in pictures! Click here to take a visual journey and learn more!

Tuesday, November 8th 2022

Guide to Mexican Slang

In this article, you'll learn Mexican slang so you can speak like a local. Click here to learn more!

Monday, October 31st 2022

Mexico's Last Daylight Savings

Fall of 2022 will be Mexico's Last Daylight Savings Change. However, this could create huge problems. Click here to learn more!

Wednesday, October 26th 2022

What Is Mariachi Music

Have you ever wondered how mariachi music came to be in Mexico? In this article, you'll discover the origins of mariachi music. Click here to learn more!

Thursday, October 13th 2022

Cost of Living Adjustment Will Increase Meaning More Money for Expats in 2023

Many expats will be getting more money starting Janaury 2023. Find out how and what this means in this article.

Sunday, September 25th 2022

Polka Influence on Mexican Music

Things we think of as typically Mexican often have roots outside of Mexico. Chicken and lime were not indigenous to Mexico, nor was cheese or bread. El trompo for tacos al pastor comes from Lebanese immigrants. The accordion is no exception. In this article, you’ll learn the surprising history surrounding how polka changed the Mexican musical landscape.

Sunday, September 25th 2022

An Expats Guide to Street Tacos in Mexico

Tacos have been a passion of mine for decades. Growing up in Mexico City, my friends would take me to tacos stands throughout a night of social engagements; and as the night would pass, we would find ourselves eating progressively cheaper and stranger tacos with incrementally spicier salsas to cover up exponentially.

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