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Social Media and Collecting Evidence in a Digital Age

These days it seems much of our communication is carried out online, whether it be through text messaging, tweeting, Facebook or other social networks. We use these online services to stay connected, to post about our lives, concerns or beliefs. The online experience can have a negative impact on us, or it might be beneficial.
Investigations by employers, police or lawyers into a person’s social media have become increasingly routine, gathering evidence to build a case, or provide an alibi. There are many situations where researching a person’s online persona can be useful in a legal situation.

What Is There to Love About Merida?

When foreigners dream about relocating to Mexico, they typically picture sandy beaches and a turquoise ocean. But do they know about Merida? The capital city of Yucatan is located in the southeast of Mexico, 20 miles away from the Gulf of Mexico. Living in Merida provides the luxuries of city life, rich culture, theater, and fine dining. Merida is an authentic Mexican city, with Spanish colonial buildings and haciendas. It has all the modern-day amenities and conveniences expats appreciate which most colonial cities do not offer, and the beach is 30 minutes away. Merida may be the best of two...

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Mortgaging Real Estate Investments in Mexico

Mexico is the most popular country for Canadians and U.S. citizens looking for a second home or retirement investment. The cost of investing, taxes, and maintenance are considerably lower in Mexico. Most foreigners move to Mexico for the culture, food, and the weather, but for many others finances play the key role, realizing their nest egg may not be adequate for them to retire comfortably. You can enjoy a greater quality of life living on a fixed income in Mexico. One of the advantages of purchasing Mexican real estate is that it will practically pay for itself with the potential to...

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Transportation Laws: Is Competition In and Monopolizing Out in Quintana Roo?

On May 28, 2018, the Quintana Roo Congress unanimously approved the State Mobility Law. Among other points this new law makes way for digital platform transportation companies like UBER, a long-awaited solution to some of the issues passengers have with the current system. The taxi union in Quintana Roo have had a monopoly on transport for years; this new law opens up the market for fair competition of transportation companies. The new regulations will allow a safer, and more reliable option for users of public transportation. Regulated prices and safety are currently the most significant concerns for the public using taxi...

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Considerations Regarding Hiring and Firing Employees in Mexico

Mexico’s labor laws favor the side of the employee; it is crucial as a business owner to understand the labor laws in Mexico before hiring or firing an employee.  It is important to screen your potential employees for the right fit as firing an employee can be expensive and complicated. Confirm their immigration status: The company owner is obligated to ensure all employees have the legal right to work in Mexico. The business owner may resolve the matter by offering the candidate a job offer, but ensure their immigration status is resolved before hiring them to avoid fines to the...

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