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Here you will find archived issues of ...In focus, Focus on Mexico's informative and fun newsletter about living in Mexico on your own terms. Published on the first Friday of every month.

We send it on the first weekend so you'll have the weekend to take your time and enjoy the articles and digest the news. We hope you like focus. If you have any questions, or would like to see more articles on a certain subject, please write to us at

04 | 05 | 2011

April 2011 Newsletter

2011 April NewsletterIn this issue you will learn how expand your thinking about Tequila and the right food to pair with blanco, reposado or anejo. You'll also see 10 Reasons why moving to Lake Chapala may not be for you and some suggestions on Working from Home while living in Lake Chapala! And do you need a travel companion for your drive to Mexico or do you want to get a caravan of cars going.
03 | 07 | 2011

March 2011 Newsletter

A Minute for PeaceIn this issue you will find articles on; A Minute for Peace,Violent Deaths in Mexico, The Boomers are Coming, Economic crystal ball gazing for 2011, Documents needed when someone dies in Mexico...and other information of interest.
02 | 06 | 2011

2010 In Review

2010 In Review for Lake ChapalaWe had a great year in Lake Chapala. This special edition of ...inFocus, Focus on Mexico is replacing the February issue and will reflect on the past year in Lake Chapala as well as look forward to the future and what’s in store for us. We’ve excerpted some articles from the Guadalajara Reporter, our local publication, as well as other publications from around the world...for instance, the LA Times, The Washington Post, the Financial Times of name a few.
01 | 07 | 2011

January 2011 Newsletter

2011 January NewsletterIn This Issue learn about how Savvy Canadians Making the Move to Mexico can save $70,000 on a home purchase,Mexico’s economic outlook, about the New Residential Sales in November 2010, how to Beat the Baby Boomers and more
01 | 04 | 2011

December 2010 Newsletter

2010 December Newsletter HeaderIn This Issue learn about How to Sell Your Home in Winter, Mexico Obtains New ‘Intangible’ UNESCO Heritage Masterpieces, NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN OCTOBER 2010, Driving to Lake Chapala from the United States, Direct Flights from Canada to Guadalajara??? Sign here!, My Visit to a Dentist in Lake Chapala, The Fine Art(s) of Living in Ajijic, Big Cholesterol Improvements with New Pill, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas!, Spanish 101 - Feliz Navidad, Chupacabra: The Truth is Out There, Make Your New Year’s Resolution A Healthy One!, Christmas Eve Mexican Dinner, In Mexico, ladies ring in the New Year in brand-new underwear, 10 Secrets to a Stressfree Life and in Karen's Korner... A helpful Party Calculator for food & beverage, and a GREAT gift for the cook on your list!
12 | 01 | 2010

November 2010 Newsletter

Newsletter November 2010In This issue:  Best Places to Retire to That You've Never Heard Of, Making a Case for Travel Insurance, NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES (UNITED STATES) IN SEPTEMBER 2010, The Man on Fire by Jose Clemente Orozco, Spanish 101: Old, Big and Young, Why 'EE. UU.' for 'Estados Unidos'?, Chicharron , Crunchy Botanas, Centennial Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, Bicentennial Song for Mexico 2010, Restrain Your Pets...Please!, 365 days & counting: Pan Am Games clock unveiled, Get motivated for change in 2011, The Agony and Ecstasy of Writing By Mark Sconce, Balloon Festival in Ajijic By Walt & Nancy Heine.
10 | 19 | 2010

October 2010 Newsletter

October 2010 NewsletterIn this issue learn about Mexico Reports 27.5 Percent Increase in International Visitors, Top 10 Places to Live and Retire in Mexico, A Positive Attitude Is a Key Selling Tool, What?!? Sick Because Of My Teeth??? You've got to be kidding!. Finding the Right Dentist in Lake Chapala, Spanish 101: A few favorite slang phrases, The Virtues of Asparagus, The Day of the Dead Celebration in Mexico, Tere's Life and Yoga in Lake Chapala Mexico, The Bottom Line on Costs at Lake Chapala, Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 to October 15, Karen shares "stuff" in Karen's Korner...5 Foods That Starve Cancer and the United Mexican States!
09 | 27 | 2010

September 2010 Newsletter

Newsletter September 2010In this issue:  Lake Chapala, The Best Climate in Mexico, MSS: Documents needed for Registration in Lake Chapala, Sun and Our Health, Dermatologist in Lake Chapala, Mexico City Christmas Tour, Memory Menders and Simple Brain Exercises, Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia, The Bottom Line on costs at Lake Chapala, A funny moment at the Mexican Consulate in Seattle, Common Spanish Phrases, Chiles en Nogada and Mexican Independence, A community comes together, A note about Grupo Mexicana suspending flights, Citrus Peels, Drink Protectors, Protecting your identity and more!
09 | 03 | 2010

August 2010 Newsletter

Newsletter August 2010In this issue learn about Shoulder Replacement in Lake Chapala, Mexico Style, GREAT NEWS for our very own Lake Chapala, One US journalist’s nonconformist view of Mexico, Mexico Real Estate and Investment News - Mexico's Economy Races Ahead, BC Stock Market Host is Buying Up Real Estate in Mexico, Through the Cooking Class in Lake Chapala, Spanish 101: Mande is not the same as Monday, Ana's Farewell!, Volunteers Needed for Friends of Villa Infantil (FOVI), A letter to the Friends of ACA and Karen shares "stuff" in Karen's Korner...The stock market, flies, CPR & more!

08 | 03 | 2010

July 2010 Newsletter

Newsletter July 2010In This issue learn about a Real-World "Fountain of Youth" In Affordable Lake Chapala Community, Carnitas a gift from Michoacan to the whole World, Practicing yoga or tai chi can reduce stress, Overweight? Start Reducing Today!, A Fascinating Dinner in Lake Chapala, Myth about Mexico: Health Care, Ojo del Lago Review of "A Pillow Stuffed with Diamonds", The Meaning of Ya, A tip from the Mexican Kitchen and AMSIF in San Juan Cosala Charity begins at home.
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Crash Course On Mexico


On your Journey of Discovery to retire in this land of enchantment, we cover topics that will be important to you…immigration, health options available in Mexico, legal and financial topics, and information that will guide you through the decision-making process of buying or renting a house, options for moving, bringing your pets, and a myriad of other details that we have collected during Focus on Mexico’s 15 years of experience guiding our participants through the Lake Chapala area.