• Glenn Wilson
    51
    August 23, 2019:
    • Canadian woman faces lifetime ban,
    • New School Year,
    • Tropical Storm Ivo to bring rough surf,
    • They find tire punchallantas on the road to Neutla,
    • Mexico struggles: talk to vigilantes or jail them,
    • Mexicans Rise Up Against Rape and Official Indifference,
    • Fault homicide figures reported by Guanajuato,
    • 'They killed our city.'

    Canadian woman faces lifetime ban after getting caught with CBD oil at border
    U.S. border protection has barred a young Canadian woman from crossing the border after cannabidiol (CBD) oil was found in her backpack — a non-psychoactive product of the cannabis plant she uses to treat the painful side effects of scoliosis.

    The woman, who has asked not to be identified by CBC News pending the outcome of an application for reentry, is the latest Canadian to face border troubles after Canada legalized cannabis last year.

    Thousands of Canadians have been denied entry to the U.S. simply for admitting they’ve smoked a joint once in their lives. Others have been banned from entering the country for life for carrying cannabis products to the border — a punishment that this unsuspecting CBD oil user could now face as well, according to immigration experts.
    Canadian woman faces lifetime ban after getting caught with CBD oil at border.

    Ready to go back to class? 1 million 561 students prepare for the new school year
    Next Monday, August 26, all elementary school students will return to class to start the 2018-2020 school year, so releasing notebooks, supplies, uniforms and shoes will be the best of all. The students of the upper middle level will also do it, although some already have weeks that entered class.
    Ready to go back to class? 1 million 561 students prepare for the new school year.

    Tropical Storm Ivo to bring rough surf to Mexico as it tracks over the eastern Pacific
    Ivo will unleash dangerous surf as it parallels the western coast of Mexico into the weekend.

    On Wednesday afternoon, an area of disturbed weather off the western coast of Mexico organized and strengthened into Tropical Storm Ivo, the ninth named tropical system this year in the basin.

    Ivo continued to strengthen on Thursday, packing sustained winds of 65 mph as it was tracking north-northwest over the Pacific.
    Tropical Storm Ivo to bring rough surf to Mexico as it tracks over the eastern Pacific.

    They find flat tires on the road to Neutla
    These puncturizers are putting them between the road from Comonfort to Neutla, if the tire is punctured with these nails, do not stop, continue until you find some minimum security, in the week they put it to me and a metallic noise is heard in the tire, but I didn't stop until I saw people who could support me to change the tire. These punchallantas are made and put with that purpose so that you stop in that place.
    They find flat tires on the road to Neutla (sp).

    Mexico struggles: whether to talk to vigilantes or jail them
    Mexico's government appears to be split about whether it should talk to armed vigilante groups, or treat them as criminals.

    President Andres Manuel López Obrador said Thursday he disagreed with his assistant interior secretary's decision to attend a ceremony with vigilantes, who often call themselves "self-defense" groups.

    "We cannot have illegal groups performing law enforcement duties. That cannot be allowed," Lopez Obrador said.
    Mexico struggles: whether to talk to vigilantes or jail them.
    See also: States warn feds they’re negotiating with criminal gangs, not self-defense forces, and, Three governors warn 4T that negotiates with pillos, “no self-defense” (sp).

    Mexicans Rise Up Against Rape and Official Indifference
    Late on the night of Aug. 3, a 17-year-old found herself disoriented, walking the streets of Azcapotzalco in northern Mexico City after a party. Surveillance cameras show her getting out of a car and stopping in front of a house, where she rang the doorbell for help. Instead of opening the door for the scared young woman, people inside called 911. The teenager was next seen waiting on the sidewalk. After a few minutes, a couple of patrol cars arrived, followed by a police SUV that parked in the middle of the desolate street. She likely thought that would be the end of her ordeal. In fact, it was just the beginning. She would claim four police officers approached her and, after asking why she had been walking alone, abducted her, forced her into the larger vehicle, and sexually assaulted her.
    Mexicans Rise Up Against Rape and Official Indifference.

    Fault homicide figures reported by Guanajuato
    It is undeniable that the phenomenon of violence has hit the state of Guanajuato hard in recent years. Virtually month by month, official figures show that this entity is reaching levels not seen in recent times. But to what is obvious, the increase in malicious homicides, the analysis of specialists from other indicators such as wrongful killings raise suspicions that the registration of these crimes by state authorities is not being carried out with the neatness that is requires.
    Fault homicide figures reported by Guanajuato (sp).

    'They killed our city': Locals feel helpless as vacation rentals overrun Sedona, Arizona
    Julieanna Bottorff has lived in her quiet Sedona neighborhood for 20 years. A deer path that runs behind her house and across the street was regularly trafficked by wildlife.

    Then a developer moved in across the street and ripped up the path, she says.

    The developer plans to build as many as five 6,000-square-foot homes to be used as short-term rentals, neighbors say. The once quiet street is now punctuated with the steady noise of construction.

    The move comes as residents of the tourist hotspot grapple with the consequences of a two-year-old state law that restricts how cities and towns can regulate short-term home rentals advertised on websites such as Airbnb or VRBO.
    'They killed our city': Locals feel helpless as vacation rentals overrun Sedona, Arizona.

    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
bold
italic
underline
strike
code
quote
ulist
image
url
mention
reveal
youtube
tweet
Add a Comment

Welcome to San Miguel Frequently Asked Questions!

Expat and immigrant English language resources and community for San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Visitors to this site may browse.

Register to receive the optional daily email digest.

Registration is also required to post or vote in polls. When you register, we will send you an email with a link. Open that email and click that link to complete the process and confirm your email.