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    Jan 9, 2020:
    • Nearly one million visitors arrived in SMA during the holidays,
    • Changes if you live in Mexico and work in the US,
    • INSABI: At least in 2020, the uninsured will pay fees,
    • LeBarón: attorney general asked for public’s help,
    • Mexico city bans single use plastic bags,
    • Joe Rogan and Ed Calderon on Mexican Cartels,
    • Mourning a disappearing world as Australia burns,
    • Tequila!

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    Nearly one million visitors arrived in San Miguel during the holiday season
    A total of 926 thousand 155 vehicles entered San Miguel de Allende, from December 15 to January 5, dates on which between 98 and 100 percent hotel occupancy was reported. In addition, 235 people were referred to preventive separations for administrative offenses, 13 more for common-law crimes and one for federal offense.

    According to information presented to the Secretary of Public Security of San Miguel de Allende through the highway arches, 377 thousand 800 vehicles entered through the entrance of Celaya; 291 thousand 754 by the Station and 256 thousand 601 by the entrance of Querétaro.
    Nearly one million visitors arrived in San Miguel during the holiday season (sp).

    Changes if you live in Mexico and work in the US
    The Tax Administration Service “SAT ” announced that as of January 1, 2020 changes will be implemented in the way of filing taxes and watch out if you are one of the people who work in the United States but live in Mexico, this information will be of your interest.

    According to an article in Noticias Ya, if as a Mexican you make payments by means of transfers in a foreign account under your name and you do not declare it to Hacienda (Mexican department of treasury) and Public Credit, you can be subject to investigation by the SAT. ...

    Jorge Pickett, a tax lawyer, explains that the information exchanged between the United States and Mexico is from the US accounts with amounts greater than $ 50,000.00, although it could also happen with any other account with a lower balance.

    The best way to avoid problems will be to declare any transaction with the SAT. It should be noted that this does not mean that you pay double taxes, Guillen says that the taxes paid in the US can be considered in the Mexican calculation “so that I get less to pay or that nothing comes out to pay.”
    Changes if you live in Mexico and work in the US.
    See also: SAT reinforces measures to detect tax evaders (sp).

    INSABI: At least in 2020, the uninsured will pay fees
    The Ministry of Health acknowledged that high specialty hospitals and institutes will continue to charge recovery fees, at least in 2020, because "it is impossible to resolve all coverage deficiencies." ...

    “We are reformulating the financing scheme of the National Health System for the uninsured population, in such a way that, at the time, these national institutes and federal hospitals of high specialty can have financial solvency without having to charge recovery fees to patients. This is not going to happen immediately, it will not happen during 2020, ”he said.

    The official clarified that the Institute of Health for Welfare (Insabi) will only serve the population without social security in first and second levels of care in health centers, in medical units of IMSS Welfare, in Units of Medical Specialties and in general hospitals , rural and community.
    INSABI: At least in 2020, the uninsured will pay fees (sp).

    LeBarón: attorney general asked for public’s help to pressure lawmakers
    Mexico’s justice system leaves citizens “defenseless” against crime, according to a relative of the nine members of the Mormon family murdered in Sonora in November.

    After a meeting with federal Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero, anti-violence activist Julian LeBarón said in a radio interview that “it seems that laws protect criminals more” than citizens.

    He also said that Gertz Manero asked him and other members of his family to issue a call for citizens to join forces to pressure lawmakers to change existing laws to build a stronger law enforcement and justice system.
    LeBarón: attorney general asked for public’s help to pressure lawmakers.
    See also: Justice system leaves us defenseless against crime: LeBarón (sp).

    Mexico city bans single use plastic bags
    Mexico city bans single use plastic bags.

    Joe Rogan and Ed Calderon on Mexican Cartels

    You may agree or disagree or like or dislike some of the opinions in this video but there is some useful info here and it will be viewed widely.
    The Joe Rogan Experience is the 28th most popular radio program/podcast and the 24th most famous.

    Mourning a disappearing world as Australia burns
    For the very first time, the wetlands are also on fire. Old Gondwana growth, ancient forests are aflame. This is not the forest that regenerates; what is being lost will never return. It is not hard to see that something is deeply, palpably wrong. All winter drought conditions have intensified; the building fire skipped the river, which should have been a natural break. There is practically no water left; the Shoalhaven is so parched that the town will run dry within months. ...

    Denial is entrenched at so many levels, but it’s gruesomely absurd when hardware stores in Sydney are running out of particulate-blocking masks, and schools are open or closed on a day-to-day basis, depending on risk. Friends tell stories of the smoke haze setting off fire alarms inside their workplaces, so that they are evacuated into the same filthy air. Ash is turning the beaches on the South Coast black.

    Like so many others, I’m in mourning for a world that’s disappearing. The Great Barrier Reef has almost died in my lifetime; thickets of insects no longer spatter the windshield when we drive down country roads.
    Mourning a disappearing world as Australia burns.

    Tequila!
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