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Muelle Market

Well we had 2 markets to end the year and how wonderful they were. Many familiar faces and some new ones enjoyed the pace. Many new vendors also. Reminder of why we do this every year.  We have worked very hard for the past 8 years to support the Food Bank and many programs for the children of Chicxulub.  We support local Yucatecan Artisans by providing a good space for them to sell and we give back as much as we can.  This market is a circle that means more than money…it means helping others to sustain life  and...
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New information from yucalandia/survving yucatan by S. Fry Mexican Visa $$ Solvency Requirements for 2020by yucalandia December 21, 2019Mexico’s daily minimum wage will be going up Jan. 1, 2020, to $123.22 pesos per day (20% increase).    Because the INM’s personal monthly income & personal savings requirements for Residente visas are tied directly to the minimum wages,  the INM’s “personal solvency” requirements for foreigners will also automatically rise 20% in January, 2020. Residente Permanente visa applicants must show a monthly income of 500 times the minimum wage =>  $3,243 US dollars ($61,610 MXN pesos) using an exchange rate of $19:1 … That income must be documented by 6 months bank statements. … People who have liquid assets can also qualify by proving an annual average balance of 20,000 times the minimum wage =>  $130,ooo US dollars ($2,464,400 MXN pesos) using an exchange rate of $19:1 for 2020 applicants … documented by 12 months of bank statements. Residente Temporal visa applicants must now prove a monthly income of 300 times the minimum wage => $1,946 US dollars ($36,966 MXN pesos) per month (using an exchange rate of $19:1.   Consulates want 6 months of bank statements. … People who have liquid assets can also qualify by proving an average annual balance of 5,000 times the minimum wage => $32,426 US dollars ($61,6100 MXN pesos) account balance for 2020. If you want more details on immigrating to Mexico, or visiting Mexico, see our main immigration article at: ~ Current Rules and Procedures for Immigration, Visiting, and Staying in Mexico. David’s Restaurante New Years Dinner  6 pm 31 December A whole roast pig from...

Christmas Party

Sunday, December 15th was the fiesta de navidad for kids and seniors. Everyone was excited to see and have a picture taken with...

Christmas Hampers

We began filling the 35 hampers Friday December 6th and we were done by noon that day. It was exciting because the new house worked great for us and the volunteers were in fine...

December 2019 Dispensa

What an exciting morning this was. We used the new house for the dispensa, Christmas hampers and Santa’s party. It was wonderful. There was so much going on the photos were forgotten. However some photos with the party for you to see. Thanks to one and all who were at the various stages to assist. Merry Christmas and Happy New...

FAST

The City of Progreso is pleased to announce the launch of its new service designed to help foreign residents and visitors living or visiting in Progreso.  The Foreigners Attention Service Team (F.A.S.T) is now available to answer your questions – in English! – about any type of city service: garbage, water, non-emergency police matters, paying your property taxes, city events and more.  They will also offer a referral service to provide information on other types of service providers.  The manager of FAST is Rashid Pedro Martinez. The Beach Area News Team met with Rashid to learn more about him and his vision for FAST. Rashid was born and raised here in Progreso, although he has had the privilege to travel throughout Mexico.  He has two university degrees, one in Education and another in Ecological Tourism. He was working in Monterrey, Mexico before returning home to Progreso to take on this new assignment. Rashid sees his job as being a channel of communication for the expat residents and snowbird visitors into city government. Rashid shared that the City of Progreso greatly values the many ways that foreigners contribute to the region, both from an economic development perspective and also in the way we support the various charitable programs that help the less-fortunate residents in the community. He noted that in some ways, such as garbage and caring for street animals, foreign residents care more about improving Progreso than many of the locals who have lived here all of their lives. Rashid speaks excellent English, which he learned by watching English music videos – he loves American rock & roll, hip-hop...