• Glenn Wilson
    Sept 9, 2019:
    • Mexico will charge VAT and ISR to Airbnb hosts,
    • “Distilling Mexico” to be recorded in Guanajuato,
    • SAPASMA suspends works in Zacateros street,
    • September: Month of Wills,
    • Day of the Dead Barbie sparks criticism,
    • Nearly all British Airways flights canceled,
    • Miroslava Breach: The Journalist Who Would Not Be Silenced,
    • The Okinawa Diet: Living to 100?,
    • What If We Stopped Pretending?

    Mexico will charge VAT and ISR to Airbnb hosts and other hosting platforms
    A further step in the regulation of digital accommodation platforms is underway, with the modifications issued by the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) to the miscellaneous tax, in which the hosts must pay the taxes corresponding to the business activity.

    In accordance with the Criteria for the VAT Law, individuals or corporations that grant the temporary use or enjoyment of goods must pay the tax at a rate of 16 percent. The document details what is meant by temporary enjoyment of assets: “the lease, usufruct and any other act, by which a person allows another to temporarily enjoy or use tangible assets in exchange for consideration.”

    Although there is an exemption from the income tax of a real estate, it does not apply to spaces: furnished, destined as a hotel or destined as lodging houses. It indicates the document published in the Official Gazette of the Federation.
    Mexico will charge VAT and ISR to Airbnb hosts and other hosting platforms.
    See also: SMAFAQ: Requirements for Renting Out Property in SMA.

    They will record “Distilling Mexico” in Guanajuato
    The folklore, mystery and magic that the state of Guanajuato possesses has attracted millions of tourists, renowned artists, musicians, national and international actors; and this time, the destination will be explored by the renowned actor Miguel Rodarte who will record the 2nd. season of the series "Distilling Mexico."

    Distilling Mexico is a series inspired by the legacy of the typical distillates of Mexico. Each of the episodes focuses on a state of Mexico and its most representative distillate.

    The production team decided to film the process of making tequila from Friday, September 13, in the state of Guanajuato.
    They will record “Distilling Mexico” in Guanajuato (sp).

    SAPASMA suspends works in Zacateros street for national events
    The Municipal Government, through the San Miguel de Allende Drinking Water and Sewerage System (SAPASMA), reports that the rehabilitation works of the potable water network, replacement of pipes, change of intakes in poor condition and downloads, which are carried out in Zacateros street will be stopped by the national celebrations in the city.

    From September 7 to October 6, at the request of the addresses of the Municipal Sports Commission (COMUDE), Directorate of Culture and Traditions and the Tourist Council of San Miguel de Allende to the contractor of the work, José Luis González Cano, it suspends the work in order not to affect the roads due to the sporting, religious and traditional events that take place this month, mainly in the historic center of the municipality.
    SAPASMA suspends works in Zacateros street for national events (sp).

    September: Month of Wills
    With the purpose of strengthening security, giving legal certainty to the heritage of Guanajuato families and promoting the culture of legality, the “September Month of the Testament” campaign began. The Secretary of Government, Luis Ernesto Ayala Torres on behalf of the Governor, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo; He stressed that the will is an instrument ...
    They start the campaign (sp).
    Also: How To Sign Your Will in Mexico: And Save Half-Off During September With.

    Designer speaks out after Day of the Dead Barbie sparks criticism
    Some social media users called Mattel out for cultural appropriation.
    Designer speaks out after Day of the Dead Barbie sparks criticism.
    We asked this question in August: SMAFAQ Brief News and Views August 28, 2019.

    Nearly all British Airways flights canceled as pilots go on strike
    British Airways says it was forced to cancel "nearly 100 per cent" of flights for Monday and Tuesday after the British pilots union went ahead with a strike.

    The strike was called for by the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) amid a heated dispute over pay with the airline.
    Nearly all British Airways flights canceled as pilots go on strike.

    Miroslava Breach: The Journalist Who Would Not Be Silenced
    Before the murder, a gray Malibu car prowled the José María Mata street of the Granjas neighborhood in Ciudad Chihuahua. The security cameras installed on the street captured him six times between 21 and 22 March 2017 when he passed the two-story house marked for crime: it was the number 1609, with brown bars and a small garden in the porch. It was the house where on the 23rd in the morning the journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea was surprised and riddled with bullets on board her car, while she waited for her son to take him to school.

    One of the sisters of the journalist remembers that on the afternoon of Monday, March 20, while unloading plants they had just bought out of the trunk of Miroslava's car, her gaze met that of a man walking on the sidewalk. She felt chills. When she learned of the murder, she understood that her younger sister was under surveillance.
    Miroslava Breach: The Journalist Who Would Not Be Silenced.
    See also: SMAFAQ Journalism: Dangerous in Mexico.

    The Okinawa Diet: Living to 100?

    What would happen if you centered your diet around vegetables, the most nutrient-dense food group?
    Ten to 14 extra years on this Earth from simple lifestyle choices?
    The Okinawa Diet: Living to 100

    What If We Stopped Pretending?
    The climate apocalypse is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it. ...

    The struggle to rein in global carbon emissions and keep the planet from melting down has the feel of Kafka’s fiction. The goal has been clear for thirty years, and despite earnest efforts we’ve made essentially no progress toward reaching it. ...

    Psychologically, this denial makes sense. Despite the outrageous fact that I’ll soon be dead forever, I live in the present, not the future. Given a choice between an alarming abstraction (death) and the reassuring evidence of my senses (breakfast!), my mind prefers to focus on the latter. The planet, too, is still marvelously intact, still basically normal—seasons changing, another election year coming, new comedies on Netflix—and its impending collapse is even harder to wrap my mind around than death. Other kinds of apocalypse, whether religious or thermonuclear or asteroidal, at least have the binary neatness of dying: one moment the world is there, the next moment it’s gone forever. Climate apocalypse, by contrast, is messy. It will take the form of increasingly severe crises compounding chaotically until civilization begins to fray. Things will get very bad, but maybe not too soon, and maybe not for everyone. Maybe not for me.
    What If We Stopped Pretending?.
    See also:Existential climate-related security risk (pdf).

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