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Today is Driver’s License Day

For those who have been waiting for the mobile driver’s license unit to return, tomorrow’s the day. It will be held at Chapala’s Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia (CCAP), the triangular building at the corner of Calle Madero and Hidalgo (the Carretera), on Thursday, February 15th. Applicants will be processed on a first come, first served… Keep Reading

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Mayor to Complete Ajijic Roadwork Before Election Season

Starting this week, the streets of Ajijic will be receiving maintenance from two groups of professional stonemasons, announced the mayor of Chapala, Javier Degollado González. For the time being, the biggest potholes on the streets most affected by vehicular traffic will be repaired. However, the mayor pointed out the urgency of also upgrading the water… Keep Reading

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New App Locates Lowest Gasoline Prices in Area

Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) has made available a mobile application that shows the prices of gasoline according to the area you are in. With the unregulation of gasoline prices throughout the country, the gas stations are now able to establish the price of gasoline according to the market, and each one will be able… Keep Reading

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Many Car Insurance Plans Don’t Cover Uninsured Vehicles, and That’s 70% of Jalisco’s Vehicles

One of the reasons car insurance in Mexico is less expensive than north of the border is that many insurance plans here do not cover damages caused by uninsured vehicles. And in Jalisco, despite being legally mandatory, only 30% of vehicles carry liability insurance, according to SEMOV (Jalisco’s Ministry of Mobility). This creates enormous problems… Keep Reading

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Vehicle Fines Reduced Thru December 28th – Up to 70%!

The state tax office (Recaudadora) has a holiday present for those who have been procrastinating paying their outstanding traffic and parking tickets, and fines for late vehicle renewals. All outstanding fines can be paid through December 28th at a big discount—up to 70%. In past years, the maximum discount was 50%. To pay fines, visit:… Keep Reading

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New Timeline Set for Ajijic Carretera Upgrades

With the original target date of November 30 for completion of the Ajijic Carretera upgrades already passed, the Municipality of Chapala’s Director of Public Works, Engineer Luis Rodrigo Paredes, provided updates today exclusively to the Lake Chapala Reporter. The delays in the construction have primarily been due to the sewer lines along the Carretera being… Keep Reading

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Ministerio Publico Warns About Fake Uber Drivers

Yesterday, the Jalisco prosecutor’s office (Ministerio Publico) confirmed the detention of three men who, as part of a criminal organization, committed robberies while pretending to be Uber drivers. This is an increasing problem in areas of high activity of legitimate Uber drivers, such as malls, nightclubs, bars, event halls, and the Guadalajara airport. The criminals… Keep Reading

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