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Immigrant Caravan finally arrives in Mexicali and Tijuana

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018

Mexicali and Tijuana expect to receive more than 600 Central American migrants. The municipal police of both cities will participate in the operation know as “Attention to the Migrant Caravan”. In the shelters of Tijuana they do not have enough space, and for that reason they must be distributed in at least five other shelters, depending on the number of people arriving. At the Movimiento Juventud 2000 shelter of this city, they are prepared with tents, clothes and food to provide a dignified treatment to the members of the Migrant Caravan. Many of these Central Americans say that they were invited by their own relatives in the US. The immigration authorities in Baja California announced the arrival of the Migrant Caravan, this Monday 23rd in Mexicali and Tuesday 24th April in Tijuana. Most of these people are fleeing the economic situation and insecurity in their countries, starting the trip throughout Mexico to reach Tijuana and seek political asylum in the United States. These caravans are constant every year, but in this case, due to the comments of the president of the...

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Baja California

Immigrant Caravan finally arrives in Mexicali and Tijuana

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018

Mexicali and Tijuana expect to receive more than 600 Central American migrants. The municipal police of both cities will participate in the operation know as “Attention to the Migrant Caravan”. In the shelters of Tijuana they do not have enough space, and for that reason they must be distributed in at least five other shelters, depending on the number of people arriving. At the Movimiento Juventud 2000 shelter of this city, they are prepared with tents, clothes and food to provide a dignified treatment to the members of the Migrant Caravan. Many of these Central Americans say that they were invited by their own relatives in the US. The immigration authorities in Baja California announced the arrival of the Migrant Caravan, this Monday 23rd in Mexicali and Tuesday 24th April in Tijuana. Most of these people are fleeing the economic situation and insecurity in their countries, starting the trip throughout Mexico to reach Tijuana and seek political asylum in the United States. These caravans are constant every year, but in this case, due to the comments of the president of the...

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April 23rd: World Book and Copyright Day

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018

April 23rd is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo. It was a natural choice for UNESCO’s General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those, who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity. With this in mind, UNESCO created the World Book and Copyright Day. “Books are at the intersection of some of the most essential human freedoms, primarily freedom of expression and freedom to publish. These are fragile freedoms.” — Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO World Book Capital for 2018: Athens, Greece Each year, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry – publishers, booksellers and libraries,...

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Relatives of the 43 of Ayotzinapa face Mexico City police near Los Pinos

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018

On April 24, relatives of the 43 disappeared normalistas of Ayotzinapa confronted police officers in the neighborhood of Chapultepec, near the Official Presidential Residence of Los Pinos, in Mexico City. The parents of the normalistas and members of social organizations demonstrated again after 43 months of the disappearance of the students, in order to request a provate conference with President Enrique Peña Nieto. The demonstration started in the Agustín Pro Human Rights Center and finished in Calzada Chivatito, just a few hundred meters away from Los Pinos, where they were received by police agents of the Public Security Secretariat of Mexico City, who were clocking the entrance to the Presidential Residence. In the place the protesters held a rally, where the members spray painted the wall that divides Chivatito with the Bosque de Chapultepec. They also carried signs with the legends “Vivos los queremos” (We want them alive), and “43 months without a response from the federal government.” After the rally, some protesters threw fireworks against the police barricade, with no injuries reported. Before the demonstrators arrived to the to Los...

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Relatives of the 43 of Ayotzinapa face Mexico City police near Los Pinos

Relatives of the 43 of Ayotzinapa face Mexico City police near Los Pinos

Apr 24, 2018

On April 24, relatives of the 43 disappeared normalistas of Ayotzinapa confronted police officers in the neighborhood of Chapultepec, near the Official Presidential Residence of Los Pinos, in Mexico City. The parents of the normalistas and members of social organizations demonstrated again after 43 months of the disappearance of the students, in order to request a provate conference with President Enrique Peña Nieto. The demonstration started in the Agustín Pro Human Rights Center and finished in Calzada Chivatito, just a few hundred meters away from Los Pinos, where they were received by police agents of the Public Security Secretariat of Mexico City, who were clocking the entrance to the Presidential Residence. In the place the protesters held a rally, where the members spray painted the wall that divides Chivatito with the Bosque de Chapultepec. They also carried signs with the legends “Vivos los queremos” (We want them alive), and “43 months without a response from the federal government.” After the rally, some protesters threw fireworks against the police barricade, with no injuries reported. Before the demonstrators arrived to the to Los Pinos, police officers placed metal fences to prevent them of entering the premises. Source:...

Immigrant Caravan finally arrives in Mexicali and Tijuana

Immigrant Caravan finally arrives in Mexicali and Tijuana

Apr 24, 2018

Mexicali and Tijuana expect to receive more than 600 Central American migrants. The municipal police of both cities will participate in the operation know as “Attention to the Migrant Caravan”. In the shelters of Tijuana they do not have enough space, and for that reason they must be distributed in at least five other shelters, depending on the number of people arriving. At the Movimiento Juventud 2000 shelter of this city, they are prepared with tents, clothes and food to provide a dignified treatment to the members of the Migrant Caravan. Many of these Central Americans say that they were invited by their own relatives in the US. The immigration authorities in Baja California announced the arrival of the Migrant Caravan, this Monday 23rd in Mexicali and Tuesday 24th April in Tijuana. Most of these people are fleeing the economic situation and insecurity in their countries, starting the trip throughout Mexico to reach Tijuana and seek political asylum in the United States. These caravans are constant every year, but in this case, due to the comments of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, a greater level of attention has been given to this group of immigrants. TBP...

STATE GOVERNMENT TAKES PREVENTION AND CONTROL MEASURES AGAINST BROWN TICK

STATE GOVERNMENT TAKES PREVENTION AND CONTROL MEASURES AGAINST BROWN TICK

Apr 24, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018. – As part of the follow-up to the control actions of the dog’s brown tick, which is vector transmitter of the dangerous rickettsia, the Government of the State through the Ministry of Health, went to Fraccionamiento Valle de las Misiones, located in the west side of ​​Mexicali, to carry out prevention work. Local authorities carried out different activities and actions such as entomological surveys in homes and pets, household spraying, deworming of dogs and the application of the canine / feline antirabies vaccine, in those animals that for some reason were not previously immunized. 40 blocks (800 houses) of this neighborhood were sprayed with insecticide and a total of 1,396 dogs were dewormed, in order to protect approximately 3,200 citizens that reside in this zone of the state capital. It is reiterated to residents that these actions taken by the Zoonoses Program are completely free of charge, and the municipal personnel wears an identification badge and uniform. Source: SSP del Estado de Baja...

Baja California Environment Protection Agency closed down a clandestine waste disposal center

Baja California Environment Protection Agency closed down a clandestine waste disposal center

Apr 23, 2018

Aiming to promote actions to diminish environmental pollution rates and improving the quality of air in Baja California, the State Government through the Environmental Protection Secretary and together with Mexicali City Hall, carried out an inspection and closed down a 12 acre surface empty lot wasteland which had been used illegally as a garbage collection center, not only for urban waste but also special management waste such  as tires and debris from construction sites. The Environment Protection Secretary informed that there was a tire fire reported around Rancho La bodega, which also included a land extension which had been used as a clandestine waste collection center rancho so the inspectors searched for the spot and were able to investigate the names of the owners, as well as the correct address in order to carry out a cleaning operation to stop the air and ground pollution taking place. That’s the reason why, on April 19th , auditors from the State’s environmental agency, carried out an inspection and made the owners accountable for the problem, and finally they took note of the circumstances in which the grounds were found and determined the probable cause of the tire fire. The grounds don’t have any door or gate, wall or fence, so any one can enter without any restriction so trucks and other vehicles were constantly getting into the ground to dump and throw away tires, debris from construction sites and urban solid waste. The Environmental Protection Agency of Baja California informed that, a few days ago, the tire fire produced smoke and other emissions which contributed to the air pollution, besides the ground contamination that prevails all over the surface of the mentioned...

CDI promotes Mexicali in Hannover World Fair of industry and commerce

CDI promotes Mexicali in Hannover World Fair of industry and commerce

Apr 23, 2018

In order to promote Mexicali’s economic development, a representation of the city attended the Hannover Messe World Fair, which is considered the biggest industrial trade expo all over the world and Mexicali is present with a stand in the Fair, which has been set up and coordinated by Mexicali Industrial Development Commission (CDI in Spanish). The president of the CDI, Mario Juarez Lopez de Nava, informed that there have also been several business meetings with people from all over the world, who are also participating and/or attending the fair. The CDI also participated in the summit business meeting between Mexico and Germany, with the attendance of Germany Prime Minister, Angela Merker and Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto as guests of Honor. Hanover Messe World Fair will finish on April 27th and there are five thousand expositors and an expected attendance of more than 200 thousand people from all over the world....

PEP and INM detect 3 Americans wanted in the US for different crimes

PEP and INM detect 3 Americans wanted in the US for different crimes

Apr 23, 2018

MEXICALI, B.C., to April 20, 2018.- North Americans who were sought by authorities in their country of origin for crimes such as trafficking of drugs, robbery and sexual exploitation, were detected by agents of the International Liaison Coordination of the State Police Preventive Program (PEP) and the National Institute of Migration in Mexicali and Tijuana. From the International Liaison Coordination of the PEP, it was reported that the detection of the first subject was generated during an operation of migratory control that both instances carried out in Colonia Pueblo Nuevo of the state capital, where they proceeded to verify the legal status of these foreigners. After verifying the subject’s named Ezequiel “N”, 29 years old originally from Los Angeles, California, United States, He reported that he did not prove his legal stay in the country. In another operation in Colonia Orizaba PEP agents detected Michael Arthur “N”, 28 years old, originally from Los Angeles, California, who was sought by the US Marshals since November 2016 with 10 charges for the crime of sexual exploitation. Finally in Tijuana at an immigration control point in Colonia Francisco Villa Hassan “N”, 39, was located, who could not demonstrate his legal stay in Mexico, and who was wanted from November 2017 by the US Marshals for the crime of trafficking Marijuana to the US. Therefore, the suspect was handed out to the US Marshall and his legal status is yet to be determined by the proper authorities in the US....

GOVERNOR KIKO VEGA AND PRESIDENT OF DIF BC BRENDA RUACHO, PRESIDE FIFTH EDITION OF THE CIRCUIT “PRIMERA DAMA 2018”

GOVERNOR KIKO VEGA AND PRESIDENT OF DIF BC BRENDA RUACHO, PRESIDE FIFTH EDITION OF THE CIRCUIT “PRIMERA DAMA 2018”

Apr 23, 2018

With a participation of 2 thousand 521 Mexicalenses, the fifth edition of the Circuit First Lady “Roll, Run, Jog, Walk, Scale and Have Fun”,was held in Mexicali, to the construction of the Tijuana Family Ranch, which was headed by the Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, and the President of DIF Baja California, Mrs. Brenda Ruacho de Vega. The Governor thanked all the participants for attending an event that he described as fun and family oriented, “with the help from all of you, we are doing our part to the construct the Family Ranch, to serve families of children from Baja California and the region, when they go to Tijuana to receive medical care and / or therapies in specialized hospitals, where they can stay together with their parents comfortably”. The President of DIF Baja California, Mrs. Brenda Ruacho de Vega, thanked everyone for their cooperation, so that the project soon be a reality, for families from all the State of limited resources, to have a decent place to to stay, “thank you always for walking hand in hand with us and never leave us alone. ” The circuit will also be held on April 29 in Tijuana, having as headquarters the monument to Abraham Lincoln, and on May 6 in Ensenada, taking the Coastal boulevard as the starting point. This circuit is supported by the Institute of Sport and Physical Culture (INDE), the Ladies Committee Volunteers of DIF Baja California, various educational centers, as well as sponsors, that united support this noble cause.   Source: Gobierno del estado de Baja...

Perception abroad about the first presidential debate in Mexico

Perception abroad about the first presidential debate in Mexico

Apr 23, 2018

MEXICO CITY — According to the Washington Post, the first of Mexico’s presidential debates opened Sunday night with rivals concentrating their fire on front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who defended the idea of an amnesty to fight drug violence and revived his famous campaign slogan from 2006, “For the good of all, the poor come first.” The leftist candidate defended his proposals to “speak with everybody” to solve Mexico’s crime problem. He said he would even invite the pope to discuss how to carry out such a dialogue. The other candidates harshly criticized the amnesty proposal. Third-place candidate Jose Antonio Meade said the proposal put Lopez Obrador “on the side of the criminals.” But all of the candidates conceded that Mexico’s anti-crime and law enforcement policies have been a failure. Even Meade, who is running for the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, the PRI, and who served in several Cabinet posts in the current administration, acknowledged the weakness of police. “Above all, we don’t investigate,” he said. Several candidates proposed creating an FBI-style federal investigation agency to make up for the fact that drug cartels operate freely in many parts of Mexico. Since his failed presidential bids in 2006 and 2012, Lopez Obrador has sought to move to the middle and hadn’t much mentioned the “poor come first” slogan of the 2006 campaign until Sunday. He later hedged it a bit, saying that if he is elected, his government “would represent the rich and the poor.” Click here for full article by Mark Stevenson | AP for the Washington Post.  Source: Washington...