July 24, 2019:
Taxi driver sexually abuses foreigners
- Taxi driver sexually abuses foreigners,
- The Kindness Diaries,
- Switching Parties,
- Cartel Takedown Won’t Solve Mexico’s Oil Theft Problem,
- New Gas Station Scam Technique,
- Economic Development in SMA (Presentation).
A retired foreigner was raped by a taxi driver last week, the man offered her service in the heart of the city and then abused her.
The testimony of the woman was released through More Security in San Miguel de Allende
(Facebook; see post July 22, 11:22 pm):
“I don't have much information. He was about 5'8 ″, black hair, spoke English with a Spanish accent. He was very kind, so I trusted him. He hit me on my right temple, knocked me out, I assume he's left handed. He knew exactly how to knock me out, so I guess he has done it before. Approximately 30-35 years old. It was a green taxi. I was parked in the street and asked if I needed to be taken. I don't know what my attacker's name was. He picked me up at 11:45 pm at the corner of Hernández Macias and Umaran in the Center ”
Noticias Con Valor Taxi driver sexually abuses foreigners
The Kindness Diaries
Traveling on "roads less traveled" has always been a passion of mine. The above photo was the "road", I use that term loosely, from Creel to Batopilas. It was a six hour trip to go ninety miles.
Believe me, midway through it was apparent to me that I should have believed all that I had read in the past about the danger and length of this trip. Add to that, once one reached Batopilas, the thought struck that one had to go back up that road!
Imagine, though if you started out in a yellow 1971 Volkswagen Beetle convertible? From Anchorage to Argentina! That was the beginning of a series that I just finished watching on Netflix called "The Kindness Diaries".
#BabsBlog The Kindness Diaries
If a topic cannot be discussed with goodwill and humor, it will usually not show up on Mexpatriate.
That is one reason politics is not a regular discussion point on Mexpatriate. Today will be an exception. Sorta.
Winston Churchill has the reputation of being a party-switcher -- even though he only switched twice. From Conservative to Liberal back to Conservative.
I have taken the same route in my own party-switching. On the topic of iguanas.
mexpatriate — in the key of steve switching parties
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Cartel Takedown Won’t Solve Mexico’s Oil Theft Problem
Authorities in Mexico have cracked down on the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, touted as the nation’s leading oil theft gang, but this vast criminal economy will not be undone by scapegoating one crime group.
Since March 2019, Mexico’s financial intelligence unit has frozen 35 million pesos (around $1.8 million) in bank accounts associated with a Guanajuato-based oil theft gang known as the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel and its leader, José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, alias “El Marro.” Meanwhile, police in the central state of Guanajuato, where the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel operates, have arrested or killed 62 suspected cartel collaborators and seized 14 properties, 129 vehicles and a wide array of weaponry, Milenio reported.
The targeting of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel has been a key strategy of the war on oil theft, which President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has made his top national security priority since taking office in December 2018.
InSight Crime Cartel Takedown Won’t Solve Mexico’s Oil Theft Problem
New Gas Station Scam Technique
No matter where you are in Mexico, the advice is the same when visiting a gas station — watch the attendants carefully. The reason is that scams and frauds at gas stations are very common, and if you’re not paying attention, you might end up paying way too much for that gas.
Last year, I wrote an article about some of the common gas station scams to watch out for and how to avoid them. If you missed it, you can check it out later by clicking HERE
Well, last night I encountered a scam that I had never seen before so I thought I would share the information with our readers.
Qroo Paul Mexico: A Failed Attempt to Scam Me at a Gas Station Reveals a New Technique
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Economic Development in SMA (Presentation)
Expats living in San Miguel de Allende can always get answers from the Office of Customer Service to the Expat Community and Nongovernmental Organizations. That’s a long name, but it’s a short way to get help. And, perhaps best of all is that the employees are bilingual with many speaking English.
Francisco Garay Russo heads the Office of Economic Development and International Affairs and he will be this week’s guest speaker at the Mid Day Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende. Better known as Paco, Garay Russo, and his staff have opened the doors to help expats and the NGO community.
Join us Tuesday, July 30th. We’re located at Los Arcos, next to the yellow caboose on Sterling Dickenson. Doors open at 9 AM with the presentation commencing at 9:30 and is free.
San Miguel Times Economic Development in SMA (Presentation)
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