Mexicali

Mexicali Mayor announces the upcoming 155th Anniversary of Baja California capital

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

The Calafia bullfight Arena in the capital city of Baja California, was the stage where Mexicali Mayor, Gustavo Sanchez Vazquez and  with his wife Margarita Flores President of DIF Mexicali, as well as all the City councilors, held a press conference to inform about the activities calendar for Mexicali 115th anniversary, next 14th of March, a series of celebrations that will go on from March 1st to March 31st. He said that during March there will be more than 50 artistic, cultural, gastronomic and sports events so the residents of the city the valley and the Port of San Felipe can get to enjoy the Anniversary of the city, said Mayor Sanchez. “Nowadays, Mexicali is a growing and developing city formed by hundreds of families who came from all over the country, immigrants searching for better chances for their families, fostering the economy and well-being in the city, the valley and San Felipe”, he tolde reporters from all the media outlets in the city. He also said that, as part of these anniversary activities and trying to remark the importance of...

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Baja California

More than one hundred 911 calls due to strong winds in the state of Baja California

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

The Ministry of Public Security of the State, informed that on Monday Feb. 19, the strong winds that have been recently registered in the state of Baja California have generated more than 116 reports to the Control, Command, Communication and Computing Center (C4) ). The municipalities with the highest number of incidents reported to the 911 emergency line are: Tijuana with 51 calls and Mexicali with 43 reports. The port of Ensenada registered 18 calls to C4, Tecate 3 reports and in Playas de Rosarito 1 call. The most reported incidents at the state level were: 53 road accidents 33 fires 6 people injured in car accidents 6 rollover vehicles 6 reports of loose high tension cables 4 short circuits It should be noted that so far no significant damage, serious injuries or loss of life related to accidents due to bad weather have been reported. The Ministry of Public Security urges the public to use the 911 emergency line just in case of emergencies and remember that the operators of the Center are alert to answer their calls 24 hours a day. Source:...

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World News

South Africa drought declared national disaster: T-minus 3 months to Cape Town’s Day Zero

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

According to South African news website eNCA , on Tuesday February 13, South Africa  declared a “national disaster” over the drought that has ravaged parts of the country and threatens to leave the City of Cape Town absolutely without running tap water. In a notice published in the government gazette, the Department of Co-operative Governance said it had elevated the drought to a “national disaster” after it reassessed its “magnitude and severity”. Last week, Co-operative Governance minister Des van Rooyen said this classification means management of the droughts in the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape will move to national government. Van Rooyen said more than R70-million has been allocated to deal with the drought. If the city runs out of water in June, as expected, it will be the first major city in a developed country in the world to do so. At the same time, Day Zero, when Cape Town is expected to run out of water, has been pushed back from May 11 to June 1, the city said in a statement on Tuesday Feb. 13. This is “due to the continued decline in agricultural...

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Neo Lopez Obradores are PAN & PRI drop outs who are boarding Andres Manuel’s ship

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA THE BAJA POST/EDITOR Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is sailing cool waters, maybe he won’t be a good candidate as some people think, but people is fed up with both PRI and PAN (political parties) and Mexicans feel that the only one who can win the presidential election this year is Mr. Lopez Obrador, so everyday more and more people from all political parties join what Mr. Lopez has called “Project of a Nation”. Esteban Moctezuma and Manuel Bartlett, notorious PRI characters, German Martinez Cazares who used to introduce himself as “the Electoral lawyer for Vicente Fox”, Napoleon Gomez Urrutia, former leader of the Miners Union who has been a runaway for years and lives exiled in Canada, Gabriela Cuevas another former PAN militant and many other different characters of all colors see in Mr. Lopez a winner to which they must bet, and they are doing so. Nevertheless many people question Mr. Lopez about his income source, the most logical thing is to think that he makes a living from the million pesos budget that is delivered to...

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Neo Lopez Obradores are PAN & PRI drop outs who are boarding Andres Manuel’s ship

Neo Lopez Obradores are PAN & PRI drop outs who are boarding Andres Manuel’s ship

Feb 21, 2018

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA THE BAJA POST/EDITOR Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is sailing cool waters, maybe he won’t be a good candidate as some people think, but people is fed up with both PRI and PAN (political parties) and Mexicans feel that the only one who can win the presidential election this year is Mr. Lopez Obrador, so everyday more and more people from all political parties join what Mr. Lopez has called “Project of a Nation”. Esteban Moctezuma and Manuel Bartlett, notorious PRI characters, German Martinez Cazares who used to introduce himself as “the Electoral lawyer for Vicente Fox”, Napoleon Gomez Urrutia, former leader of the Miners Union who has been a runaway for years and lives exiled in Canada, Gabriela Cuevas another former PAN militant and many other different characters of all colors see in Mr. Lopez a winner to which they must bet, and they are doing so. Nevertheless many people question Mr. Lopez about his income source, the most logical thing is to think that he makes a living from the million pesos budget that is delivered to MORENA (his own political party) every year. Many people think he’s a dangerous person for Mexico and that Mexico would wound up as Venezuela even as preposterous as it may sound, but one thing that can’t be denied is his taste for the cult of personality. Due to the social and political paralysis and common places of predictable political campaigns such as José Meade’s acts and statements, and the PAN members massive drop out that some think has been propelled by Ricardo Anaya’s imposition as candidate, many politicians from PAN and PRI have chosen to join the one who they feel might be able to win the election, an heterogeneous mix of political currents and ideologies, that may even become the real coalition government that Dante Delgado (Citizen’s Movement party) talks about. But there is another probability, in case Lopez won the election in July, some or all of this opportunists might be left aside from the new President’s...

How much waste does a Mexican generate in average?

How much waste does a Mexican generate in average?

Feb 21, 2018

The accumulation of solid urban waste (SUW) is a global problem and since it is a matter of environmental impact, it is crucial to start contributing to foster a better space for future generations, according to TECMED. With figures from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), TECMED detailed that the generation of solid waste reached 53.1 million tons which is 62% more than in 2003 which means that each inhabitant generates, on average, 1.2 kilograms a day, that is 438 kilograms per year. The company specializing in integrated waste management processes detailed that the amount of waste produced by the inhabitants of the cities has been increasing at high speed, as a result of throwing away materials used in domestic activities. In a statement, TECMED explained that most modern societies achieve their development without adequately controlling negative environmental impact, due to the fact that human processes and activities imply the production of a large amounts of garbage. These include urban growth, industrial development, technological changes and changes in the consumption patterns of the population, among others.   TECMED also stated that countries with more developed economies belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), generate more solid waste than the rest of the world’s population. In 2010 about 44% of the SUW produced on the planet correspond to the OECD members; where Latin America and the Caribbean contributed with 12% of the total amount, just behind the countries that make up the Pacific and East Asian regions, with 21 percent. In the meanwhile data from the publication “What about waste, a global review of solid waste management” (“Qué pasa con los residuos, una revisión global del manejo de desechos sólidos”), published by the World Bank, showed in 2012 the figure of SUW was 1.3 billion tons per day, but by 2025 it could reach 2.2 billion. Source:...

Nestora Salgado, from convicted kidnapper to Senate Candidate

Nestora Salgado, from convicted kidnapper to Senate Candidate

Feb 21, 2018

When Mexican leftist presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he would give amnesty to criminals, many people thought it was just a campaign strategy. But the reality is that he’s already begun not only to give them amnesty, but to make them part of his den, such is the case of Nestora Salgado, who will be running for senator representing MORENA (Obrador’s political party), in this year’s election. Nestora was the coordinator of the community police in the town of Olinala, Guerrero, and was accused of having participated in at least 48 kidnappings, including those of four teenagers of 11, 12, 13 and 17 years of age, and was imprisoned for these crimes in the high security detention facility of Tepic, Nayarit. Salgado was detained on August 2013 for kidnapping and organized crime, and was released on March 2016, allegedly for lack of evidence (after almost three years in jail). And now, Nestora Salgado is looking to become one of Guerrero’s representatives in the upper house. According to www.razon.com.mx, in one of the recordings filed in the trial against Nestora Salgado, her voice can be heard threatening the father of a kidnapped girl: “This is Comandante Nestora Salgado speaking, I´m calling to tell you that in return for your daughter’s freedom you have to give me the amount of five thousand pesos. So, as soon as you hand me the money,  you get your daughter María back”. María’s father, a humble farmer of Olinala, did not have the $5,000 pesos to pay the ransom for his daughter, who was abducted at borad daylight by the then community police commander Nestora Salgado and her men. Salgado retained Maria because her family refused to “cooperate” with money to buy weapons for the community police. During her retention (according to her own testimony), Maria was awakened every day at 5 in the morning with a bucket of cold water, and taken out to work on the field all day. María declared that she was kept locked up in a construction site adapted as a prison, which they called “Paradise”, in the municipality of Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero. According to www.razon.com.mx, all these evidences are registered in...

Seven thousand newborn babies die everyday all over the world

Seven thousand newborn babies die everyday all over the world

Feb 21, 2018

Fuente: Unicef Seven thousand newborn babies die every day all over the world, according to the last UNICEF reports that stand out that this number of deaths is still alarmingly high, especially among the poorest countries in the world. More than two million and a half newborn babies die every year before they reach their first month of life and a million of them will die the same day they are born, and from these figures around 80% is caused by premature births, or complications when giving birth or infections such as sepsis, meningitis and pneumonia. The three main interventions that would save millions of lives are: Access to basic services which are normally out of the babies’ and their mothers reach in the poorest countries. Notwithstanding the growth in neonatal deaths, which happen before the newborn turns one month old, seven thousand die everyday, not due to a lack of medicine or drugs, but foor structural questions. In February, UNICEF will present the campaign “Each life counts” aiming to demand and offer solutions to Governments, health professionals, donators, the private sector, families, companies and...

Mexicali Mayor announces the upcoming 155th Anniversary of Baja California capital

Mexicali Mayor announces the upcoming 155th Anniversary of Baja California capital

Feb 20, 2018

The Calafia bullfight Arena in the capital city of Baja California, was the stage where Mexicali Mayor, Gustavo Sanchez Vazquez and  with his wife Margarita Flores President of DIF Mexicali, as well as all the City councilors, held a press conference to inform about the activities calendar for Mexicali 115th anniversary, next 14th of March, a series of celebrations that will go on from March 1st to March 31st. He said that during March there will be more than 50 artistic, cultural, gastronomic and sports events so the residents of the city the valley and the Port of San Felipe can get to enjoy the Anniversary of the city, said Mayor Sanchez. “Nowadays, Mexicali is a growing and developing city formed by hundreds of families who came from all over the country, immigrants searching for better chances for their families, fostering the economy and well-being in the city, the valley and San Felipe”, he tolde reporters from all the media outlets in the city. He also said that, as part of these anniversary activities and trying to remark the importance of Mexicali as a border city, and to strengthen the brotherly links with the city of Calexico, California there will be a binational concert as of March 16th the first time that such a thing is done by both communities. The concert will take place on Colon Avenue on the Mexican side of the border, with music played by the Rio Nuevo Orchestra, while on the “other side” of the Border, there will be American musicians performing thus this will become a real binational concert Sanchez Vazquez said that the main goal of this concert is to foster the good relation between both cities and to sent a message of unity between the two countries, far away from walls and with the purpose of strengthening the links between Mexican and American communities...

Mexico 2018: Absurd and preposterous promises of three ambitious politicians

Mexico 2018: Absurd and preposterous promises of three ambitious politicians

Feb 20, 2018

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA THE BAJA POST/EDITOR National Registration for the Necessities of Each Person, a salary for each Mexican only for being Mexican, give 3 thousand 300 pesos a month for each NINI (young people who don’t study or work) a fast-track train from Cancun to Palenque, universal pensions for older senior citizens in Mexico, these are only some of the promises that the three presidential candidates with real chances to win the 2018 election are making Mexicans. Incoherence is the common point among José Meade and Ricardo Anaya, and it doesn’t allow them to see that people, regardless if they are good or bad candidates, are fed up with Mexico’s political system, so there are many Mexicans who will vote for Lopez Obrador only because they don’t want any more Blue (PAN) or Red (PRI) and that opens the doors to Andres Manuel so he may become President at last after trying two times in 2006 and 2012 Presidential elections. It seems pathetic and sad, Jose and Ricardo don’t seem to see Reality, and it doesn’t do them any good, they are making promises and illogical propositions, maybe due to desperation to keep the power as if they hadn’t been an authoritarian tyrant for about 75 years (PRI) or to come back to it (PAN) after twelve years doing nothing to maintain the power and having fallen to a shameful 3rd place electoral preferences of Mexicans. Nevertheless, the fact that Lopez Obrador is an alternative that many Mexicans see as the real opposition, doesn’t mean that he could be up to the people’s expectations in case he won the Presidential Election 2018, besides that many militants from all the parties and tendencies are joining him, and if he won the election there could be a riot among all those politicians joining him just to get to the power....

One thousand buildings destroyed or damaged in Oaxaca after Feb. 16 earthquake

One thousand buildings destroyed or damaged in Oaxaca after Feb. 16 earthquake

Feb 20, 2018

After walking the streets of the community of Pinotepa Nacional, in the southern state of Oaxaca, and the epicenter of the 7.2 earthquake which shook Mexico last Friday Feb. 16, Governor, Alejandro Murat, claimed a preliminary survey has thus far reported 1,000 damaged buildings. Joined by the Minister of Social Development, Eviel Pérez, Murat stated damages have also been reported in 44 municipalities of Oaxaca; for this reason, his administration has requested the Disaster Declaration to the Ministry of the Interior, agency which will assess the extent of the damage to determine the corresponding compensation. Classes at public and private institutions have been suspended at the disaster area until the damage survey is concluded, according to Murat. The Governor also said he has issued the order to the Civil Protection Coordination of Oaxaca to coordinate the reconstruction of homes and school buildings, and the implementation of temporary attention centers so citizens can file their reports before the proper authorities. No fatal victims have been reported, according to the information shared by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on his Tweeter account: “So far, the National Emergency Committee hasn’t reported any fatal victim of the quake.” said Peña on Twitter. Source: El...

More than one hundred 911 calls due to strong winds in the state of Baja California

More than one hundred 911 calls due to strong winds in the state of Baja California

Feb 20, 2018

The Ministry of Public Security of the State, informed that on Monday Feb. 19, the strong winds that have been recently registered in the state of Baja California have generated more than 116 reports to the Control, Command, Communication and Computing Center (C4) ). The municipalities with the highest number of incidents reported to the 911 emergency line are: Tijuana with 51 calls and Mexicali with 43 reports. The port of Ensenada registered 18 calls to C4, Tecate 3 reports and in Playas de Rosarito 1 call. The most reported incidents at the state level were: 53 road accidents 33 fires 6 people injured in car accidents 6 rollover vehicles 6 reports of loose high tension cables 4 short circuits It should be noted that so far no significant damage, serious injuries or loss of life related to accidents due to bad weather have been reported. The Ministry of Public Security urges the public to use the 911 emergency line just in case of emergencies and remember that the operators of the Center are alert to answer their calls 24 hours a day. Source:...