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Wednesday, November 3rd 2021

Yes, Mexico Is Cracking Down on Visas.

Anyone who stays for 180 days, leaves, and then comes back for another extended period within the same year is obviously living in Mexico and *not* living in their native country. These people are now being flagged by agents and given short FMM permit periods. Some tourists will be denied entry altogether. They will be encouraged to return to their home countries where they can apply for residency.

Thursday, October 14th 2021

U.S. Embassy Responds to Detained Residents in Mexico

For the last few months, we at Expat Insurance have been hearing increasing reports of tourists—and even temporal or permanent residents!—being detained for *months* while the status of their visa is confirmed. We recommend that you carry your FMM, Temporal, or Permanente Visa on you at all times, as well as a form of legal identification such as your passport. Though we haven’t heard many accounts of people being stopped in their own cities, it’s probably a good idea to at least carry around a copy of your documentation with you to avoid any issue.

Tuesday, September 7th 2021

Nopal Cactus: Sustainable Food of the Future?

Do you like nopal cactus? Well, it might be the sustainable food of the future. Learn about how nopal cactus is helping people in arid areas grow enough food to feed themselves and their livestock. Also, discover a myriad of benefits growing nopal cactus has on other farm produce. Click here to learn more!

Tuesday, September 7th 2021

San Mike or San Cris? – Differences between San Cristóbal and San Miguel

Have you ever been to San Cristóbal de las Casas or San Miguel de Allende? Have you ever heard anyone compare San Mike and San Cris? In this article, you will learn the differences between the colonial pueblos of San Cristóbal and San Miguel. Click here to discover which might be a better fit for your next vacation!

Tuesday, September 7th 2021

Jalisco Approves Free Breast Reconstruction for Breast Cancer Survivors

In a landmark initiative, the Mexican state of Jalisco has approved free breast reconstruction for breast cancer survivors. In this article, you will learn about breast reconstruction surgery in Mexico, what is being covered, and why this is so necessary to women after breast cancer. Click here to learn more!

Tuesday, September 7th 2021

Overstayed Your Visa in Mexico? – Here’s What You Can Do

Have you overstayed your visa in Mexico? This article will tell you what to expect if you have to overstay your Mexican visa. Learn what to do if you have an expired visa in Mexico, including what the fees are and how to pay them. Trust me, I've overstayed my visa in Mexico. Click here to learn our secrets!

Tuesday, September 7th 2021

Mexico in WW2: An Overlooked Contribution

In this article, you'll learn about the role of Mexico in WW2. Discover Mexico's vital contribution to the war effort, the heroes who fought in the war, and what Mexico was like before, during, and after the war. Also, learn how the programs enacted has a lasting effect on US-Mexico relations. Click here to learn more!

Tuesday, September 7th 2021

People of Mexican History: Porfirio Díaz

He ruled Mexico with an iron hand for 30 years, and it would take a revolution to get him out of power. However, was he the despot history makes him out to be? Hear both sides of the argument. Learn about one of the most famous figures in Mexican history: Porfirio Diaz. Click here to learn all about this!

Tuesday, September 7th 2021

What Are Posadas? – Instantly Learn About Las Posadas for Christmas in Mexico

Have you wondered: what are posadas? Discover this rich tradition during Christmas in Mexico. Learn everything you need to know, including how to sing the songs, what to expect, and how these unique celebrations came about! Don't be caught unprepared for las posadas this year. Click here to learn more!

Tuesday, September 7th 2021

Groundwater Quality in Guanajuato

This brief study of groundwater in Guanajuato covers the basics of groundwater and aquifer use, and the overexploitation of groundwater in Guanajuato. It also highlights the groundwater quality in San Miguel de Allende. And it lastly covers radiation found in groundwater in Guanajuato. Click here to learn more!

Tuesday, September 7th 2021

Quesadillas Without Cheese?!? – Quesadillas Don’t Always Have Cheese in Central Mexico

Quesadillas without cheese?!? In this article, you will learn about the controversy surrounding the term quesadillas. Quesadillas don't always have cheese in Central Mexico. Learn about the history of this interesting phenomenon, and the cultural clash that has grown around this. Click here to learn more.

Tuesday, September 7th 2021

How Raising Minimum Wage in Mexico Can Affect You

Did you know that they are raising minimum wage in Mexico? In this article you'll learn about how this wage increase came about, whether it will affect inflation rates, and how this could affect the lives of American expats for better and worse. Click here to learn more!

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