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    Jan 5, 2020:
    • Mexico’s New Official Immigration Fees for 2020,
    • Juan José de los Reyes Martínez, the forgotten hero,
    • Reprimands issued to businesses that fail to comply with a ban on plastic and unicel,
    • Family temporarily detained in Mexico while returning to U.S.,
    • SAPASMA Water Bill Discount,
    • Property Tax Payment and Discount,
    • Flu Season on Track to Be Especially Severe
    • Carmageddon Spreads to Canada,
    • Broccoli training.

    Peso: 1 USD = 18.93 MXN.
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    (morning low - daytime high - overnight low; chance of precipitation).
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    San Miguel Times | Noticias Con Valor (sp) | News San Miguel (sp).
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    Mexico’s New Official Immigration Fees for 2020
    Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior (Secretaria de Gobernación, SEGOB) and National Immigration Institute (NII) (Instituto Nacional de Migración, INM) published new governmental fees for immigration procedures related to foreign nationals and expatriates that took effect on January 1, 2020. ...

    Below are the approved amounts within the FRL that were published by the Ministry of the Interior and the NII ...
    Mexico’s New Official Immigration Fees for 2020.

    Juan José de los Reyes Martínez, the forgotten hero
    The name of Juan José de los Reyes Martínez Amaro "El Pípila" has always been between heroism and myth, however, in San Miguel - his home - remains forgotten. On the day of his birth the @GobSMA missed an event.
    The name of Juan José de los Reyes Martínez Amaro "El Pípila" has always been between heroism and myth, however, in San Miguel - his home - remains forgotten.

    Even when one of the most important works of the current government bears his name and the roundabout that receives visitors from the Bajío owns its statue, between parties and engagements, every year the date of his birth is forgotten.

    “El Pípila” was born on Barranca Street in the Center of San Miguel de Allende on January 3, 1782, in a humble house that to date remains forgotten. His heroic act in the Alhóndiga de Granaditas earned him recognition in history and a monument in the City of Guanajuato, as a symbol of the struggle of those who with "small acts" magnified the country.
    Juan José de los Reyes Martínez, the forgotten hero (sp).

    Reprimands issued to businesses that fail to comply with a ban on plastic and unicel
    They issue reprimands to businesses of #SanMiguelDeAllende that violate the ban on plastic and unicel.
    The Environment and Sustainability Directorate began to reprimand the establishments that still deliver petroleum products such as bags, straws, glasses, cutlery, containers and plastic packaging and single-use unicel.

    It highlights the admonition of several businesses of different turns, including a popular roast chicken restaurant.
    Reprimands issued to businesses that fail to comply with a ban on plastic and unicel (sp).

    Family temporarily detained in Mexico while returning to U.S.
    We have an active case, as we speak we have a family that was detained in Nuevo Laredo and extorted as they attempted to cross back into the United States from Mexico," Chief Claudio Trevino of the Laredo Police Department. "We are advising the public as to what is happening to develop to avoid any other family to go through this." ...

    The department asks paisanos returning from Mexico to avoid bridges within the Nuevo Laredo area.

    Those travelers trying to cross back into the United States should use a safer alternative like the Columbia Bridge to the north and International Bridges south of Laredo.
    Family temporarily detained in Mexico while returning to U.S..

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Pay the 2020 tax in January for a 15% discount. 10% discount if paid in February.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted. Our taxes are still a bargain, but about 36% higher than last year with no change in property valuation.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    2019-2020 Flu Season on Track to Be Especially Severe, New CDC Data Suggests
    https://twitter.com/CDCFlu/status/1213209931970678790
    The current flu season is on track be one of the worst in years, Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN.

    CNN reports that Fauci says the 2019-2020 flu season is on track to be as severe as the 2018-2017 season, which was the deadliest in at least a decade.
    2019-2020 Flu Season on Track to Be Especially Severe, New CDC Data Suggests.
    See also: CDC Preventive Steps.

    Carmageddon Spreads to Canada
    Sales of passenger cars and light trucks in Canada fell 3.7% to 1.91 million vehicles in 2019, the second year in a row of declines, and were down 6.1% from peak-year 2017, according to industry data compiled by Des Rosiers Automotive Consultants ...
    Carmageddon Spreads to Canada.

    Broccoli training

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