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Record Cancer Walk Crowd Donates Big

Tara A. Spears

Nayarit Editor ….Story Tip? Email Tara @  [email protected]

Even though it was the hottest day of the year with full tropical sun the enthusiastic supporters of the annual Jaltemba Walk against Cancer marched and partied for the cause!  700 lucky individuals purchased admission bracelets prior to the sold out event that had standing room only. The sweat poured off the dancers, but hey, another beer and they were ready to go again. The money might have been soggy, but more than $111,600 pesos were donated for Patty’s haircut. It was also the largest 50/50 raffle with the winner receiving a whopping $8,140 pesos! The 2018 event final count is $244,290 which will go a long way providing free mammogram, ultrasound and cervical testing for low income Mexican women. These early detection measures are a step towards a healthier community.

The Cancer Walk event is the sole source of income for this service. Accolades go to Dorothy Bell for the original idea; Dr. Lidiana Flores for donating hundreds of professional hours to assist the women with the proper medical treatment; Hinde and Patty Hueso for financially sponsoring this initiative for eight years; Tecate distributors for their continued donations; Adan for keeping the party happy; the many volunteers that set up and serve at the event; the wonderful donations for the silent auction;  and most importantly, all of you that join together to celebrate life.

The way the program operates is that the area medical offices- from San Pancho to Las Varas- are given contact information and our liaison makes the appointment for the indicated test. Our women are given a ride to and from the laboratory plus a complementary lunch while she waits for a cancer specialist to do the analysis of the test.  Should the mammogram indicate a problem, the patient is immediately given an additional ultrasound evaluation that day. Pending that result, Dr. Lidiana arranges a biopsy and further treatment. Each year the Cancer Walk program has detected several pre-cancer or cancerous conditions for women who did not have negative symptoms and that she was unaware of the problem. Thankfully, this early diagnosis and prompt medical attention makes it easier to treat.

The Cancer Walk committee originally began by wanting to address the rampant breast cancer that occurs in Nayarit after seeing the hundreds of women that attend our sister group, Cancer de Mama Clinic; we know that for each breast cancer survivor all of her female relatives are high risk and should have regular screening. This wasn’t easily available through the Mexican health services so our grass root group of volunteers set out to raise money to provide what the system did not provide. In addition, just by advertising the Cancer Walk has had an ancillary role in educating the public concerning early detection. After a few years we expanded our initiative to include all types of female cancer.

This year’s very exciting live auction for cutting Patty’s hair certainly will go down in La Penita history. When Patty said, “I’ll cut one centimeter for every 1,000 pesos” of course it was motivating for all to pool funds to get a buzz cut!  Patty handled it with pizzazz and grace. The auctioneers fired up the crowd while the guys with the hats collected donations.

Another milestone was the auctioning of the butterfly bra made by Donnett Hodges who succumbed to cancer shortly before the event. Her friends gave a short tribute, and this one item raised $9,180. Thank you, Donnett and family.

Our wild, sweaty, fun street party will have a major impact all year long. We hope to see you next year, Monday, February 11, 2019.  We’ll have more chairs! More shade! More kind hearts dressed in pink and celebrating life- thank you all!

All Shook Up: Earthquake Preparedness

Tara A. Spears

Nayarit Editor

It was a huge shock to me when I moved to Mexico to experience an earthquake my first year. Before selecting my retirement home SOTB, I researched various characteristics, such number of sunny days, shopping, housing, culture and average winter temperature. I did not bother to check out what natural disasters might occur in coastal Mexico.

To compound my ignorance, I did not know Spanish or the Spanish terms used in an emergency! After the fact, I now have key words at my command: Sismo! Terremoto! Are Spanish for earthquake; salir del edificio means to exit the building. With the recent tremor in Jaltemba Bay gathering attention, it’s a good time to learn how remain safe in an earthquake.


According to the Unison Jalisco author Roberto Larios, Jalisco state has a high degree of seismic activity due to this area lying in the subduction zone where two adjoining continental plates can collide and where 99 percent of the country’s earthquakes are generated.  Jalisco and Nayarit authorities must remain alert and their citizens aware that a tremor may occur at any time. As visitors to this region, it is good to be aware of the possible occurrence and to have a plan of action if an earthquake occurs.

“The Mexican National Seismological Service (SSN) states that the recent events with epicenters very close to the metropolitan area of ​​Guadalajara (ZMG) were due to pre-existing faults such as Tesistán or the Santiago River. It is significant to note that within the last hundred years, all major earthquakes in the region had the epicenter along the western Pacific coast,” reported the University of Guadalajara (UdeG).  The scientists stated that so far science cannot predict the date, magnitude, or location of earthquakes because quakes are sudden movements.

What really surprised me was learning that ground movement during an earthquake is seldom the direct cause of death or injury. Most earthquake-related injuries result from collapsing walls, flying glass, and falling objects as a result of the ground shaking, or people trying to move more than a few feet during the shaking. Much of the damage in earthquakes is predictable and preventable.  By being aware and having an emergency plan one can safely protect yourself during an earthquake.

Tips for Being Prepared for an Earthquake:  Plan and stay calm

In the event of an earthquake while you are staying in Mexico, you should be prepared to fend for yourself for at least three days. This emergency supply list can also be applied to other disasters, such as hurricanes, floods or wildfires.

You’ll need food and bottled water (a gallon a day per person); a first aid kit; a fire extinguisher suitable for all types of fires; flashlights; a portable radio; extra batteries, blankets, clothes, shoes and money (ATMs may not work); medication; an adjustable or pipe wrench to turn off gas or water, if necessary; pet food; and an alternate cooking source (barbecue or camp stove).

A lot of these tips are common sense but didn’t occur to me. The following tactics are useful before an earthquake occurs.

Become familiar with surroundings at all times and know how to get out of the building. This is more important if you are in a strange place like a hotel in another city;  Select a safe place in your home for everyone to wait out the earthquake; Practice earthquake drills with your family; Keep flashlights and sturdy shoes available; Bolt gas appliances to walls (water heater, oven, dryers); Know how to shut off the gas in your house and have the proper tools on hand if you need to do this; Keep emergency supplies in a safe location.

During an earthquake:  If you’re indoors, stay there. Get under — and hold onto –a desk or table, or stand against an interior wall. Stay clear of exterior walls, glass, heavy furniture, fireplaces and appliances. The kitchen is a particularly dangerous spot. If you’re in an office building, stay away from windows and outside walls and do not use the elevator.

If you’re outside, get into the open. Stay clear of buildings, power lines or anything else that could fall on you.

If you’re driving, move the car out of traffic and stop. Avoid parking under or on bridges or overpasses. Try to get clear of trees, light posts, signs and power lines. When you resume driving, watch out for road hazards such as cracked roads, etc.   If you’re in a mountainous area, beware of the potential for landslides. Likewise, if you’re near the ocean, be aware that tsunamis are associated with large earthquakes. Get to high ground.

If you’re in a crowded public place, avoid panicking and do not rush for the exit. Stay low and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms.

Lastly, what to do after an earthquake. Check for fire or fire hazards. If you smell gas, shut off the main gas valve. If there’s evidence of damage to electrical wiring, shut off the power at the control box. If the phone is working, only use it in case of emergency. Likewise, avoid driving if possible to keep the streets clear for emergency vehicles.

Be aware that items may fall out of cupboards or closets when the door is opened, and also that chimneys can be weakened and fall with a touch. Check for cracks and damage to the roof and foundation of your home.

It’s always a good idea to listen to the radio or local television for important information and instructions. This is where it gets tricky for international visitors who speak another language!

Remember that aftershocks are sometimes large enough to cause damage in their own right.  The aftershock generally follows large quakes.

Now that I’m prepared and I’ve got my safety plan and stashed emergency supplies I can go about my normal happy life. Realistically, our section of the Pacific coast in not in a prime earthquake area therefore there isn’t great cause for alarm in the Riviera Nayarit. The glorious weather, lovely scenery and charm of living in a Mexican village far outweigh the maybe of an earthquake.ad Hinde and Jaimes

Choosing the Road Less Traveled: Fine Art Painting on Gourds

Tara A. Spears

Jaltemba Features Editor

Outside of the creative box is a good way to describe the unique hand painted gourd art by local artist Lorraine Rourke Hodges. Gourd art is a combination of delicate fine art painting using a 3D surface; combining the best of both styles into an organic art piece. Each deceptively simple piece is a complex melding of texture, color, dimension, and design to form a truly original, collectable work of art.
While artist Lorraine didn’t pursue art full-time until retiring, she has explored watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, and paverpol sculpture at various points. “The gourding process is what ignites my creative juices,” said Lorraine. “I decided that I find more peace and satisfaction from exploring this medium. I enjoy the challenge and self-discovery of each new gourd.”
In case you’re scratching your head in confusion, trying to comprehend how a plant and art could combine to become art, let’s break it down. According to gourd artist Cyndee Newick, gourds are believed to be the earliest plant domesticated by man. Genetic testing has shown that gourds originated in Asia, but were eventually grown throughout Africa, Polynesia and the Americas. It is speculated that they made their way to America carried across the Bering Strait and by floating on ocean currents.
A gourd is the hollow, dried shell of a vine fruit in the Cucurbitaceae plant family, similar to a cucumber or pumpkin. There are two main types of gourds, ornamental and hard shelled. Soft shelled, ornamental gourds are the type you see in the fall season and are generally used for temporary decorations.
Hard shell gourds, once dried can last forever and are essentially a soft wood. There are dozens of varieties of hard shell gourds and their varying sizes and shapes have provided man with a multitude of functional, decorative and spiritual uses, such as containers and utensils, boat floats, masks, musical instruments, jewelry, dolls and more. This is the type that Lorraine used in her projects.
Until recently gourd art was a relatively unknown art form, used primarily for primitive folk art, crafts and birdhouses. However, a few dedicated artist in the US and Canada formed artist societies in the 1930s to try to elevate ‘gourding’ from being just a craft to becoming an artistic style. In addition, resurgence in gourd arts began around 1990, when gourd art guru, Ginger Summit, began to publish a series of Gourd Crafting books that encouraged others to explore this medium. Today most craft supply stores and many online sources carry the special inks, dyes, tools and saws required to work with gourds.

Lorraine explains the lengthy process involved with gourd art. “It begins with a trip to the field to pick your gourds or rather, I let the various shapes pick me! Different shapes and sizes inspire different designs.” Next, the gourds will be left intact in order to dry completely, causing the thick skin to become firm and wood-like. After nearly a year drying time, the gourd is cleaned and cut if the project requires it. Lorraine sketches her vision on to the prepared gourd then begins etching the outline of the drawing. (photo) Some designs require extensive detail work with the burning tool (note the leaves gourd that follows.) When the outlining is finished, Lorraine uses special inks and dyes to paint in color and detail. After the design is dry, a special finish coat is applied to seal the art, resist fading, and protect the gourd surface from moisture. Altogether, each work of art averages 25 hours creation time.

What Lorraine finds stimulating about gourding is that no two are alike, therefore every piece is one of a kind. “It gives me such satisfaction when someone is drawn to touch a finished piece, to become excited about something I made!” For themes and design ideas Lorraine looks to the outdoors and the natural world. “Using an organic shape as the backdrop for my painting is challenging; simple yet pure.” Whether she is concentrating on the natural color variation within the gourd itself or contrasting with vivid colors, Lorraine has a sophisticated eye. The etching and carving add texture; the cutout voids play against the light to create interesting shadows. Gourd art is one of those types of art that require study from several angles to really appreciate the complexity. Gorgeous!

When Lorraine is home in Kelowna, BC, Canada she teaches classes in introductory gourding. “I started out taking ‘beginning watercolor’, ‘beginning mixed media’, etc. I had a need to learn how to express myself creatively. From the basics I immersed myself in doing- in making art in many forms.”
Lorraine’s advice to other retirees who love art but hesitate to try it ‘at my age’: “Don’t be afraid to try any type of art! The beginning class is perfect because you learn what tools are needed and you get to see if this style fits you. Then let yourself explore!’ Looking at the marvelous results that Lorraine creates is certainly proof that heart and talent can go a long way.
Lorraine’s beautiful smile reflects her inner joy and her art reflects her appreciation of simple, beautiful things. To arrange a private viewing or to place an order for custom items, go to her webpage: gourdsbylorraine.com or email her directly: artbylorraine.ca
On her webpage you can peruse her other artistic styles and get a better picture of the scope of her work. The world is enhanced because Lorraine dared to take the road less traveled!

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Sol Mexico News Publisher Dorothy Bell (right) congratulates newly appointed Jaltemba Editor Tara Spears

Long Time Feature Writer for Sol, Tara Spears, Made Editor of Jaltemba Edition of Sol Mexico News

Tara Spears, who has written hundreds of stories on everything to do with life and living in a small  town on the Nayarit Coast, Rincon De Guayabitos, accepted the new title this week.

“Tara Spears has written just about everything you can possibly think about on life in the Mexican tropics, the Sol has been so lucky to have her,” said managing editor of the Sol Mexico News, Bill Bell.  “She is a pillar of the Jaltemba Bay area, working tirelessly for many major charities events, such as the Fashion Show, Cancer  Walk, Cancer de Mama and many more.”

The Sol Mexico News has grown over the years to over 6000 weakly subscribers, 50,000 distinct visitors a week, and covers now over 30,000 group members on its broad based facebook page, On the Road In Mexico and another 6000 members on its more localized Facebook Page of Friends of Riveria Nayarit . 

“It is through the excellent writing and diverse coverage that Tara has provided that has helped create this success and has provided the entire English speaking Nayarit and Jaltemba community a consistent voice that reaches out to so many readers,” said Publisher Dorothy Bell.

“We are very pleased that local people will have a person that they can reach out to, who will assist in disseminating the crucial  information that so many people depend on in the Jaltemba Bay area,” Bell said.

Tara Spears can be reached by email at [email protected] 


Enjoy Music under the Stars  in Rincon de Guayabitos

Tara A. Spears  Editor Jaltemba Edition

The Guayabitos Hotel Association cordially invites everyone- visitor and residents alike- to attend and enjoy the wide repertoire of musical entertainment that has been selected for the 2018 Artistic and Cultural Festival being held in Guayabitos town plaza each Saturday evening throughout February. Not only are the performers top notch, the setting is beautiful, but the concerts are free!

The Festival begins on Saturday, February 3, with the renowned Aguascalientes Brothers and their international violins as the second presentation. The warm up group starts at 7:45 pm each Saturday. The first performance leads with the Get Out Group.

This family of musicians began in 1977 and is made up of the teachers Daniel Aguascalientes Palma on the first violin, José Luis Aguascalientes Palma on the second violin, Gregorio Aguascalientes Palma on the guitar, Mario Aguascalientes Palma on the keyboards and Daniel Jr Aguascalientes Gasca in the bass.

The members of the band are originally from San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. Each musician graduated from the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center “El Nigromante” of the National Institute of Fine Arts. In addition to touring, the band has been part of the Symphonic Orchestra of the University of Guanajuato, besides having performed with the State Band. Aguascalientes Brothers also play in the orchestra that accompanies the organist Juan Torres.

They have appeared in important forums in Mexico, North, Central and South America, and Europe; besides that the group has received multiple recognitions from prestigious cultural institutions. They have 12 international music productions in their discography. Speaking of beginnings, the group’s first international tour was in Lima Peru, where they were fortunate to meet a famous composer. From that chance meeting the composer the band began a collaboration that produced some of their future recorded songs.

In the course of Aguascalientes Brothers’ career, they have recorded almost two dozen albums, of which 12 are on the market, including one dedicated to the music of Juventino Rosas (a city in their home state.)

February 10th: Circo dragon & XEMPA show

This performance starts with the amazing Xempa dancers that warms up the crowd for the dazzling Circo Dragón atheletes. Circo Dragon is a company in which theater, dance and circus techniques merge to serve each other. The goal remains the same: to reflect feelings through art. This group performed in the inaugural ceremony of the Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011. Dramatic entertainment that will take away your breath!

Xempa was born from the idea of ​​creating a story that shares with the public the richness and color of the Mexican culture in terms of its music, its people, and its most typical legends. A significant focus of the group is to it recreate the vision of Mexican culture towards the subject of death.

Since the beginning of the creation process of Xempa, the desire to merge the disciplines of circus art with the dramatic art has prevailed, not only for the taste and passion that the performers have discovered in this form of expression, but also for making it more colorful and original, in order that it is not only circus or only theater. The troupe tries to transmit this typical Mexican belief in such a manner as to move and surprise the audience. Common themes include: Life escaped in a second: “death comes without asking you to appear.” Hallucinations come and go, with a sugar head and skeleton body; they are the ghosts of fear.”

February 17 opens with the Mariachi Los Nietos leading up to the Ballet Mexcaltitán de Nayarit. The Ballet Mexcaltitán (Ballet Mexcaltitán, Danza y Arte de México) was founded in 1989 by the choreographer Sergio Eugenio García Pérez in the state of Nayarit, Mexico. The objective of this professional dance company is to promote and consolidate the folk dance of this state, to create unique performances that represent the region. The company also performs other Latin American and contemporary dances, as well as other Mexican folkloric dance styles.

The group of dancers consists mainly of young people but the organization is divided into two sections: the main group and the group of children called Mexcatitlán Infantil, formed by underage artists in training to join the main group. The dance company receives support from the government of the state of Nayarit. Sr. García Pérez is still the general director of that organization. The troupe is based in Tepic but travels as Ambassador of the Nayarit Culture for Mexico and throughout the world.

The final performance on February 24th is worth waiting for! The warm up performer is a young singing protégé, Nachito Vallarta, who has already been performing for ten years.

Featured performers are the gifted brother and sister duo. Originally from Tepic, siblings Erika and Vick del Real, known as Arcano, are among the busiest musicians in Puerto Vallarta. According to Vallarta Lifestyle review, “Influenced by their father who is an accomplished organ player, they began studying music in early childhood. Although they tried several instruments as part of their training, they eventually gravitated to violin and piano, respectively, performing as soloists in an orchestra setting. Fresh out of high school, they began performing at the PV Mayan Palace.” Now in their mid-30s, Arcano’s sound reflects their youthful energy. Arcano’s musical vocabulary is quite varied, as reflected by the CDs they have released to date, featuring everything from Beatles tunes to Vivaldi, with a few romantic ballads, Latin-American standards and film music favorites thrown into the mix.

Their sound is fresh and contemporary, thanks to Vick’s interest in polyphonic synthesizers, which he relies on during live performances to create a broader, more orchestral sound. While many musicians find themselves more at ease in enclosed venues, Erika and Vick find the capricious spontaneity of outdoor performances more alluring. “We never know what to expect from the crowd, and that is what keeps things interesting, especially when you perform repeatedly.” Arcano is absolutely amazing talent.

This concert series is such a wonderful opportunity for our community to enjoy quality entertainment under the stars. Many thanks go to the Guayabitos Hotel Association for gifting the community with this stellar entertainment!

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El Monteon just went big time upscale

Billion-dollar bet by One & Only Resorts

Mandarina is residential project, hotel in Riviera Nayarit…There goes the neighbourhood!

An international ultra-luxury resort operator is making a billion-dollar bet on a new oceanfront residential development in Nayarit, just north of the Pacific coast city of Puerto Vallarta.

One & Only Resorts, owned by the Dubai-based company Kerzner International Holdings Ltd., is selling private homes in the US $1 billion Mandarina project, located around 50 kilometers or less than an hour’s drive from Puerto Vallarta in the Riviera Nayarit.

It is the first time that One & Only Resorts has put its brand on a residential project. Kerzner partners RLH Properties and RSC Development pre-sold the first branded residences late last year.

A total of 55 residences make up the first phase of the project, which was designed by Arizona-based architect Rick Joy to incorporate the natural environment including jungle vegetation and cliffs which drop down to the Pacific Ocean.

Each residence is priced between US $4 million and US $12 million. There is also a 108-room One & Only hotel.

A later stage of development will add another section of residences and a second hotel as well as a beachfront polo field and an equestrian center.

“The community that these people are buying into, they realize that this is the last large tract of land,” said Ricardo Santa Cruz, CEO of RSC Development.

“It’s very difficult to replicate, if you’re interested in this part of the country.”

Santa Cruz began acquiring land for the Mandarina project in 2008. With backing from a private-equity firm in which Goldman Sachs was an investor, he eventually purchased properties owned by 58 families.

The land was placed in a new company, RLH Properties SAPIB, and in 2015 shares in the company were sold to the public.

The new development comes amid a construction boom that, since 2011, has increased the number of luxury hotel rooms in Mexico by 33%, according to lodging industry provider STR Inc.

Last month, hotel chain Hilton announced that it was planning five new properties in Mexico, including a luxury Waldorf Astoria hotel in Cancún, Quintana Roo.

One & Only has one property already in operation in Mexico, the luxury Palmilla resort in San José de los Cabos, Baja California Sur. It is also developing another property about 100 kilometers south of Puerto Vallarta called Santa María de Xala.

Source: Bloomberg (en)

I’ve been away from La Penita far too long and one of the things I really missed was Petra Huerta‘s famous Alpine Breakfast . Had to stop by and congratulate her marriage to Kristie Roberts Hutsonpillar…what a team! What a breakfast. ….Bill Bell

When Dorothy and I with our children landed in La Penita in 2001, Jaime Horton was already a legend. Him and his wonderful wife Hinde had run a bar in Boca Najango and had just opened a bar in the small town of La Penita de Jaltemba Nayarit. throughout those years we became close friends with the entire Meza and Horton clan. BUT as everyone knows I like to take photographs and it was rare indeed that I could capture a good photo of Jaimes because he always made funny faces whenever I pulled out my camera. Today I was fortunate to capture what I consider a few good photos of my dear friend and at least one showing his great smile.….Bill Bell
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A reminder that on January 30 & 31 The Field of Dreams is holding its Second Annual Dream Cup Open. Stroke play with 9 holes on Tuesday, starting at 8:30 and 9 holes on Wednesday starting at 9:30 – Lunch included on Tuesday and Breakfast and Lunch included on Wednesday. $650 for members $900 for nonmembers. Special presentation on Wednesday by the Ballet Folklorico Estudiantina (Traditional Mexican Dancers – for those not wanting to play golf but wish to come to the presentation the cost for lunch and show is $150 – dancing starts at 2:30)

Lo de Marcos Playa…Photograph by Bill Bell

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Mexico Auto Insurance

What you need to know
The following is taken from Mexperience.com

You need Mexico car insurance because it’s required and US /Canadian insurance coverage stops at the Mexican border. Every year Mexico implements stricter laws for uninsured motorists, meaning not having it can cost you money due to damage/loss to your vehicle, fines and more
When you drive your car to Mexico, travel with complete peace of mind, by being properly insured. Your U.S. or Canadian insurance policy, however comprehensive, won’t cover you in Mexico, but affordable insurance is available…


Mexican Auto insurance You Can Trust if you ever get into an accident in Mexico

Insuring Your Car in Mexico
Although your U.S./Canadian car insurance policy may be comprehensive, and might also extend some limited damage coverage in Mexico, you will still need to purchase policy that is legally valid in Mexico.
U.S. and Canadian auto insurance policies, however comprehensive, hold no legal jurisdiction in Mexico. This means that you must buy separate insurance cover for your car while you’re driving in Mexico if you want to travel with complete peace of mind.

If you are driving your car improperly insured in Mexico and you become involved in an accident it will, at best, cost you a lot of money and, at worst, leave you imprisoned in a Mexican jail house. Presenting a U.S. or Canadian auto insurance policy will be of no use because these documents have no legal or actual force in Mexico, and the companies backing them will not settle any claim arising when you or your car are situated south of the border.
Drivers who are involved in serious accidents in Mexico are usually arrested pending investigation. If you are not properly insured in Mexico and become involved in a serious accident—even if it’s not your fault—these procedures will likely place a great deal of stress and financial burden upon you.
This guide explains how insurance works in Mexico and how to go about buying the additional insurance protection you need to ensure that you, your passengers, and your vehicle are properly insured when driving on Mexican soil and that, in the event of a serious accident, you are properly covered by a legally-valid and adequate insurance policy.
Mexican Auto Insurance
Mexican Law stipulates that only insurance companies which are licensed in Mexico can provide the type of auto insurance coverage that is recognized and accepted by Mexico’s legal system.
A few U.S.-based insurance companies will extend physical damage coverage on cars and RVs while they are situated in Mexico, but they cannot and do not provide Mexican liability insurance. So, although these policies may cover your damage, they will not cover your liability to others in Mexico. This is why a special insurance policy is absolutely necessary to be properly insured in Mexico.
Mexican Insurance Companies
Mexican Law also stipulates that liability insurance must be purchased from a licensed Mexican company, so your auto insurance policy necessarily needs to be issued by one of Mexico’s insurance companies, or through a broker in the U.S./Canada working in conjuction with a Mexican insurance company.
Who’s Insuring You?
Buyers purchasing insurance for their car in Mexico are often times misled by believing that they can rely on the broker, rather than the Mexican Insurance Company, to properly handle any claim that may arise during their stay in Mexico.
The insurance company underwriting your policy is much more important than the Broker that sells you the policy.
As all insurance policies are sold through brokers, it’s important to know which insurance company (or companies) are underwriting the policies being sold to you by the broker. Click here to read more