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Nueva cromática para taxis del DF

According to well-documented Televisa's Susana López Peña article (available in Spanish language only) effective on June 1, 2009 ALL Mexico City taxis will have a new look, as pictured above. Everytime we make reference in our videos to "green roving taxis" please apply the new chromatic adjustment. All public safety concerns, recommendations pertaining to citizens' personal protection continue the same. More information about the new regulations, in the link


Video VIDEOS SAFE Taxi Sitios


Coming up: Exercising Safely

Serving the International Community: Altruistic Assignment


If driving to Mexico City


No Circula in Mexico City Include SATURDAYS and foreign, non local vehicles

INTRODUCTION TO THE CULTURE OF SAFE TRAVEL, CRIME & LOSS PREVENTION offers the International Community a unique, versatile NEWS!! Service with the Global Perspective in mind. Mario González-Román -the creator of Security Corner in Mexico- has 35-years' experience promoting the Culture of SAFE TRAVEL by responsibly addressing issues on Crime Prevention, Public Safety and Personal Protection, at no cost. In addition, a free online professional Security Consultancy is offered to readers.


The author of Security Corner in Mexico is a retired FSN State Department Diplomatic Security Service (DSS/RSO) officer. He has extensive experience in Executive Protection, Safeguarding Property & Information and offers your company or organization the best possible consultancy services through the Mexico City Industrial, Banking Police Department (PBI) and GIVI, S. A. de C. V. GIVI is a Human Resources company that employs psychologists with a specialty in graphology, combining their knowledge with security professionals. This Site is a not profit Community Service, seeking sponsorships as an important way of developing community networks to promote the Culture of Safe Travel in Mexico. More information by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone (011-52) 5574-5228, cell. (local callers add 04455) 5436-5137.

Additional information, HERE.


Current statistics on crime and violence for Mexico are high. These seminars will help participants to understand how to ensure personal safety and protect corporate interests. Participants will be better prepared to challenge the local security threat and to become familiar with current trends of criminal activities in the Streets of Mexico. By training your family members and employees in Crime or Loss Prevention everyone will be able to carry on their daily duties productively and in a safe manner. Please visit our new Security Seminars page. These training sessions are tailored to serve Mexico's International Community for our ever-growing virtual audience. Should we be able to be of assistance, would love to hear from you.


On December 23, 2008 at 11:00 AM Security Corner was invited to Nucleo Radio Mil AM, to Buenos Dias Program with the Topic Tips for Safe Travel. A special guest was Mr. Gordon Stuart, a banker from Scotland and Mexico City resident.

Security Corner in Mexico at Mexican Universities via radio

Twice in November 2007, Security Corner in Mexico was the main subject of two radio interviews covering issues about safety and personal protection.The interviews were hosted by Prof. Yahir Garcia and Alejandro Coria. These live transmissions included a vast audience consisting of ISEC's students, teachers and affiliated organizations in Central America.

Universidad Tecnológica de México (UNITEC)

On November 24, 2007 Mario González-Román, creator of Security Corner in Mexico, was a guest speaker on the issue of Corporate Protection and Human Resources. He  was joined by 1st. Inspector Blas Hernández Martínez Blas, Deputy Director of Operations, Banking, Industrial Division (PBIDF), Mexico City Police Department. This was possible thanks to Licenciado Pablo Robles Varela, Director of Business Liaison at UNITEC, a prestigious, private university in Mexico City. If your university is interested in these topics please click on Security Seminars, above.

Our appreciation goes to Reforma newspaper, Business Section's reporter Said Pulido for making Security Corner in Mexico the center of attention as a promoter of Culture of Crime and Loss Pevention as shown in a generous article dated September 11, 2007. Reforma again reported on December 11, 2007 a special coverage about Security Corner's involvement in Mexican private universities through  GIVI, S. A. de C. V.


Mexico is home to a growing number of expatriates, mostly North Americans. We live in a challenging & dangerous world of growing insecurity at our places of employment and our homes. This situation represents a challenge to our Family unity and personal happiness. But there is a safe haven for you to visit. A small, secure corner of the internet—where you will find answers and you may ask questions if needed. We love to hear from our readers. Your ideas, suggestions, interests prompted the articles, a little less than 40, we now have online for your use. Please tell your friends about the Security Corner monthly help column, and help us make the world just a little safer for everyone.

News, Contact

This Site provides a versatile news service, with selected topics about Mexico updated periodically. If you require INSTANT, current news in English or Spanish, please click on News BRIEF. A selection of what we consider as the most respected, prestigious, reliable media is at the tip of your fingers. Our Spanish program offers useful, practical information for the Latino community and readers who live in Mexico. In Featured Articles we make the most sincere effort to keep information updated, a major task, while this is not always possible. We are always happy to hear your comments, suggestions. Thanks to your input ALL topics online have been selected. To make contact with the author of Security Corner in Mexico please use our format or if it's an emergency, simply call me.

OUR PHILOSOPHY – Public Safety and Crime Prevention

Our philosophy is to present the whole research process made EASY as follows :

Have incorporated what the experts, academics, writers, journalists have concluded.Virtually I put together my readers with authorities of the Mexican Government, law-enforcement agencies, media sources and international organizations willing to join this specialized forum to nourish their own commitments to society and enrich an extraordinary channel of communication within the Community.

Added my own experience.

Then, you decide.

Testimonial, by Mr. Joseph Staszak, retired U. S. Foreign Service Officer living in Mexico

“Starting in 2002, Security Corner’s informative column has been helping the International Community assess Mexico’s Public Safety situation. The author is a professionally-trained Private Consultant, security expert with extensive international work experience: Mario González-Román was Supervisor of Foreign Service National Security before retiring from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. Mario had country-wide responsibility for Consulates, coordinating security issues with Mexican government, police and military authorities for all official U.S. visits—ensuring the safety of visiting Presidents, members of the Cabinet and employees working in Embassy locations throughout Mexico, through the RSO (currently, Diplomatic Security Service). He continues to enhance his skills, through training sessions and interaction with security professionals, consulting with multi-national corporations. He has provided consultancy services to the United Nations Organization in Mexico. Further, he maintains an extensive network of contacts to obtain accurate, unbiased information—that helps businessmen and women, tourists, housewives, teachers, students or backpackers who visit or relocate to Mexico—to achieve a secure environment. I invite you to visit this Home Site often and recommend it.”

      • More than 1 million hits in 2006 via
      • For the past five years, Solutions Abroad has helped more expatriates in Mexico than any other organization.
      • Thanks to Lic. Agustín Barrios Gómez and Alan Skinner, Security Corner has a permanent space to make this column available to Mexico's Expats Community.
      • was launched in September 2006 with an ever increasing audience.
      • Our articles are now also being published by Homesliving, covering the areas of Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Los Cabos
      • Links to over 20 of the most reputable Tourism-related organizations worldwide.
      • After retirement my interest in helping visitors to my country remain safe and informed has turned into a highly rewarding humanitarian activity that is creating more interest than I could possibly have hoped for at the beginning.

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Mexico City Weather


Detailed Forecast,


Canada United States

North America


Courtesy by the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Relations (SRE)

Embassies, Consulates and International Organizations officially accredited before the Mexican Government

(select the Diplomatic Mission of your interest)

SRE Offices in Mexico

Mexican Embassies Around the Globe


Daily you are provided with LAZOS

Lazos is a news service provided by the Institute of Mexicans Abroad, Secretariat of Foreign Relations (SRE)


U. S. State Department Passport Page, Consular Services

Everything you need to know about U.S. passport rules, 1/26/2008 by Jane Engle, Los Angeles Times


U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington, DC 20520

Consular Information Sheet: MEXICO

As of January 31, 2008, adult U.S. citizen travelers who are seeking to enter the United States by land or sea must present both (1) proof of citizenship and (2) proof of identity in order to be admitted into the United States. This requirement results from new provisions of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.

Examples of acceptable proof of citizenship include a U.S. birth certificate, Certificate of Naturalization, or U.S. passport, either currently valid or expired. Examples of proof of identity include a passport, state-issued driver’s license or identification, or a SENTRI/NEXUS/FAST card.

As of January 31, 2008, oral declarations of citizenship alone will no longer be acceptable for admission into the United States.

Children ages 18 and under will only be required to present proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate.

Click here to read the public announcement about implementation of this new entry requirement.

Click here for general information about the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative


 Travel by air

The first phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative which requires U.S. citizens traveling to the United States by air to have a passport remains in effect. All U.S. citizens must present a passport in order to board a U.S.-bound flight.

Click here for the passport requirement for air travelers.



Mexican citizens

Entry requirements to the United States for Mexican citizens remain unaffected by the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. Mexican visitors traveling by land or sea must have a passport and nonimmigrant visa or Form DSP-150 (also known as a "Laser Visa"). Form DSP-150 is a biometric, machine readable, B1-B2 Visa/border crossing card that may be used to enter the United States from within the Western Hemisphere. Mexican citizens traveling by air must also have their valid Mexican passport in addition to their visa document.

Mexican citizens who are also legal permanent residents of the United States may enter the United States by land, sea or air with their Alien Registration Card (“green card.”). A Mexican passport is not necessary when entering the United States.

American Consulates in the Mexican Republic

Relevant Links



Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs PASSPORTS page

Travel Report: MEXICO

Gobierno de Canadá


As of July 14th, 2009, Citizens of Mexico need a visa to travel to Canada. This applies to everyone who wants to visit, do business, study, or work on a temporary basis.

If you are not a Mexican, you may require a temporary resident visa. Check the list of countries and territories whose citizens need a visa.

Before you plan your trip, find out what you need to know about visas and other requirements.

To learn more, click here.


 National Institute of Immigration Website 

Although Canadian and US citizens do not need a passport to enter Mexico, the National Institute of Migration recommends one to expedite passage through the point of entry. IMPORTANT: From January 23, 2007 American citizens who travel to Mexico, to return to the United States airway they will have to present an in force passport. All pertinent information, details, HERE. 



This information  may be useful: 068 Mexico City Fire Department 57683700 and 56831154 Civil Protection. Record these numbers in your cellular phone. Always monitor your favorite local news station to prevent you from getting stuck in flooded streets.

Traffic, Demonstrations Daily News Briefing

Mexico City & State of Mexico Governments NEW Traffic Regulations, EFFECTIVE on July 20, 2007 contained in article: 







Remember: you'll be allowed to drive ONLY between 5:00 am to 11:00 am until you get your permit. The violation to this strict regulation will prompt the police to CONFISCATE YOUR CAR and on top you'll be fined about $ 1,000 pesos. 

Restrictions, according to your license plates' last digit: 

Click on above logo to access complete information on the NO CIRCULA for Saturdays effective starting on July 5, 2008 between 5:00 am to 22:00 hours

    • Yellow 5 or 6 Monday
      Pink 7 or 8 Tuesday
      Red 3 or 4 Wednesday
      Green 1 or 2 Thursday
      Blue 9 or 0 & permits Friday

      In JULY, vehicular pollution (tune-up) tests
(5 y 6)
      911 Mexico City PD (uniformed, preventative)
      061 Emergencies, Attorney General's Office (PGJDF)
      065 Red Cross Ambulance 53951111
      068 Fire Department 57683700
      56831154 Civil Protection
    56581111 Missing Persons, Cars Towed by Police



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HASH HOUSE HARRIERS is a non-profit, altruistic Civil Association, with fun, travel, tourism programs. Public records attest this as of Nov. 30, 2005 in Mexico City's Public Notary No. 152 under registry no. 22,138 before Líc. Jorge AD Hernández A. MCHHH supports the Mexico City Police Department's Alcoholmeter Inspection Program, Designate Responsible Drivers and regularly rely on Public Transportation.

Registration and more information by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Call no. (55) 5574-5228, leave message. Visit our website at: and .. JOIN US!!

Visiting Mexico City and you have no one to play with??


We have a number of recreational activities going on, DAILY with exercise programs in centrally located parks and/or bicycle tours in downtown or other touristy areas, at no cost.

New York Times

Adventurer: Urban Human Hounds Tracking Down the Beers (Manhattan hashers at the inevitable final reward.. ) By HOWARD M. UNGER, Published: March 30, 2007

FAIR USE NOTICE: In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is provided as a FREE Community Service to those who have used the Web and in this manner shown an interest in receiving such material(s) for informational, research and educational purposes.  As such, Security Corner and its supporters believe that this constitutes a "fair use" of any such Image:Lady justice standing.pngcopyrighted material as provided for in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law. Compliance with new federal laws in Mexico about email communication are contained in our Spanish version. In addition, Mr. Mario González-Román is sharing his 35-year expertise in the areas of Executive Protection, Public Safety, and Crime Prevention with his readers, at no cost. A free-online Security Consultancy is also available. When possible, our official contacts within the Mexican Government structure are offered as part of this Community Service.

Last edited: April 29, 2008 by Jeff Charlot, a San Diego, Ca. resident.