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I was reading on the newspaper about the misadventures of those who had already applied for a Visa to visit Canada.

First, the Canadian staff was clueless of what to do, no protocols were set so each person handled things differently. Second, all the interviews were held in English as most of the consuls don't know how to speak Spanish, the results were misunderstandings everywhere. Third, because of the misunderstandings people complained of the staff being elitist and racist because most of the consuls rushed the interviews and ended them abruptly (I would say it was desperation). Fourth, most of the applications were rejected and visas were denied; statistically the percentage of denied visas is bigger than that of the American which denies visas to almost anyone (of 200 applications just 15 visas were issued). ETA: Fifth: Applications had to be filled in English or French. Just as reference, in the American Embassy the application has to be filled in Spanish.

The main reason to deny visa was that people failed to demonstrate they are financially capable, surprisingly they denied the visa to the son of the third richest man in the country for that reason.

I think that the main problem is that there are no protocols and the Embassy staff don't speak Spanish and even if many here speak English it seems that everyone was confused about what to do.

The Canadian government said that the Mexican government has known about the visa application for a while but is The Canadian government to decides when to start this policy so I think that if it is chaos is because their lacked planning.

I feel for those who need to get the visa.

ETA 2: The same is happening to the Czech but at least they have dignity because they removed their Ambassador and are asking visas to Canadian diplomats traveling to The Czech Republic, I think we should do the same.
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The requisites to apply for a Canadian visa are:

1. Go to www.canada.org.mx to get the application.

2. Send the application by certificated mail or courier.

3. Passport has to be issued at least 6 months before application.

4. Payment of $75CA to get a one entry visa or $150 to apply for a multiple entry one. (non-refundable if your visa is denied)

5. Have to justify that your visit is temporal and that you have motive to come back to Mexico (like having a job here or leaving your little children with grandparents, etc)

6. Bank statements that show your financial solvency to support your stay in Canada.

7. Health certificate.

8. Certificate of non criminal records (God knows who issues this one!)

Canadian government has mad an statement saying that the "imposition" is due to the high number of Mexicans that have applied as refugees. Some analysts says there are darker motives. Who knows!

The visa will be effective next Thursday and this requisites were known just yesterday at night.

What has angered the Mexican people is the fact that Canadians won't need a visa to visit Mexico!. Which is just stupid, this kind of things are both ways.
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From the 16th of July all Mexicans visiting Canada need a visa )
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Monster Mania may not happen? )

ETA: The thread's replies were deleted which I think was made to avoid wank as all of them said they didn't give a shit if James was on or not.

ETA2: Monster Mania's thread has been updated.
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Another test, hopefully this one will work out. :)

Test

Jul. 11th, 2009 02:38 pm
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Crossposting test, please ignore. :)

I voted!!!

Jul. 5th, 2009 12:03 pm
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My mother and I arrived around 8:30am in order to vote early, there were two polling sections, one for those whose last name was between A-Lop and those whose last names was between Loq-Z. The sections were divided, again, in two part. One local and one federal.

In Mexico City we are going to vote for Federal Representative (Diputado Federal in Spanish), for Local Representative (Diputado Local in Spanish) and Delegado (A Delegado is the chief of office at our Delegacion which is like a county for those in the US). Mexico city is divided in 16 Delegaciones.

After arriving we were directed to the queue for local voting, we were given two ballots, after voting our right thumb was marked with ink. Then we went to queue to get the ballot for Federal Representative and we found out that two poll officials, who were supposed to look for your in the list, didn't arrive. The other officials were inviting people to replace them but all declined. The boot can't open if the those officials are not present so we couldn't vote.

We left and went to have breakfast, we returned around 10am and found the booth open. It looked like party observers (each party has the right to have an observer in each voting location) helped the officials with the searching.

This is the ballot for Federal Representative, you can see the local and federal ballots are different.

Finally my thumb was marked again, this time in the lower part of my finger. According to the Electoral code the ink mark for federal voting should have be placed on the top of my thumb and the ink mark of the local voting in the lower part. I had them applied the other way around. :)

Now, we just have to wait and see what the results will be. It looks that 70% of the voters won't vote and of those voting, 2% will vote in blank as a protest because they couldn't find a candidate whose ideas and propositions they liked.

ETA: Google Mexico's logo today. :)
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Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] diachrony, I hope you're having a wonderful day.

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Happy 4th of July to everyone in the US!
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I went to Starbucks yesterday and after ordering a Frapuccino Green Tea with light and lactose-free milk I was told it wasn't possible as the final result would be awful. Is not the first time I order that combination so I told the barista and he said that, and I quote, "Had been lied or fooled because that combination is impossible". I then asked the other barista "Hey pal! Have you lied or fooled me before? Cause it's you the one who prepared my Frapuccino Geen Tea the other day!". The guy's cheeks turned into a nice shade of red but the case is that they did it the way I asked and to be honest I was "lied and fooled" the first time cause this one tasted horrible. Starbucks' policy says that if you don't like the mix they have to do it again, of course, this time they refused as they had warned me before about the final result BUT as the barista who "lied and fooled" me the previous time didn't accept nor denied to have cheated then I was able to call the manager in charge and explain him the situation.

They still refused to make the new mix but they gave me my money back. I think that is against their policy but this particular franchise seems to break the rules quite frequently.
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Is amazing but no one wants a single Dreamwidth invite anymore. Am I the only one?
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LJ is dead as is Michael Jackson (according to TMZ) what we know for sure is that the beautiful Farrah Fawcett is an angel now. :(

If Michael Jackson is dead then this would be one of the most awful days ever.

Wii Fit?

May. 17th, 2009 10:29 am
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I have to loose some weight, nothing drastic but I'm about 5 kilos off the weight I should have. I have a stationary cycle which helps me a lot but the thing is that doing cardio makes me catch a cold easily, maybe is because I sweat too much and my body can't handle that, anyway, I think that maybe doing some yoga and other type of exercises will help me to stay fit without getting sick and Wii Fit looks versatile enough to accomplish that.

So, who uses it? Or do you have any feedback about it? Should I get one?
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Happy birthday to the talented and awesome [livejournal.com profile] eyesthatslay, I hope you're having a wonderful day.



Also, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! I celebrated with my four legged daughter, who loves me and is a source of joy. :)
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I have noticed that my friend's page can only go back to the lastest 60 posts (skip=40), is this only me or is the same to everybody?

Yay!!

May. 5th, 2009 10:38 pm
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So now I have a paid account. I need to figure out how to back up my LJ here, I must upload more icons, I have to know how x-posting works but maybe not because I use filters in LJ so not an alternative, etc, etc.

Also, I have a new layout that I like very much, I wish this would be available for LJ too.

PS: Oh!!! I must upload my spuffy mood theme here, it needs to be edited so the images are smaller though.

Good night!!!!
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Happy Birthday to my dear friend [livejournal.com profile] drusplace, I hope you're having a wonderful day.

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I think I will get a paid account here after all.

1. Six icons aren't enough
2. I think backing up my journal here is better than doing it in IJ
3. This looks more efficiently managed than LJ or IJ.
4. Did I mention that six icons are not enough?


Anyway, I'm going to sort out some things first and then buy the paid account.
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