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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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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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Mexico 2018: Absurd and preposterous promises of three ambitious politicians

Posted by on 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,...

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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:...

More money for political parties and less for vote and citizen partcipation promotion

More money for political parties and less for vote and citizen partcipation promotion

Feb 20, 2018

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA THE BAJA POST/EDITOR A 134 million pesos business is the financial meaning of being a political party in Baja California, at least that is what the State Electoral Institute (IEE in Spanish) has granted to the state’s parties, an absurd amount if we consider that the Citizen Participation Commission will only receive one million 360 thousand pesos to promote the civic participation. Eréndira Bibiana Maciel Lopez, IEE Civic Education and Citizen Participation Commission President, said that this will include two strategic projects, nineteen action lines and a transversal axis which will allow the IEE to foster awareness and motivation for citizens to participate in the political life of the State, while the last year there were more than 150 activities within the five City Councils in Baja California, having a positive impact on 107 thousand people and 1 million 900 in an indirect fashion. The comparative between the political parties expenses and the expenses to promote citizen’s participation speaks by itself and it is goes to show that budget abuse is a fact in these family business named Partisan Politics Franchising, which have gone from political organizations to juicy business, income source for many politicians whi havefound an easy and safe way to make...

Female torso and head found in different locations in Mexicali

Female torso and head found in different locations in Mexicali

Feb 20, 2018

Mexicali, Baja California.- On Monday Feb. 19, the dismembered body of a woman was located in different locations of Colonia Granjas Nuevas, in Mexicali BC. According to Zeta Tijuana, the discovery was made after authorities received the report of an abandoned  Volkswagen Jetta near a business on Braulio Maldonado Street. Once the vehicle was towed, agents of the Ministerial Police began to carry out the corresponding investigations in the area, finding a female torso wrapped in black plastic bags inside an abandoned building. The area was cordoned and an investigation folder was opened on the finding, which resulted in the search of the other parts of the body in buildings in similar conditions located in the area. This is how Ministerial Police agents located a woman’s head in an abandoned apartment located just two blocks away from where they had previously found the torso. The victim’s arms and legs have not been found. It is speculated if the human remains belong to Delia Isabel Verdugo Machado, a 32-year-old woman, who disappeared on January 27, 2018 after leaving her house in Fraccionamiento Condesa and who was officially reported missing and had an open file at the Unit of Missing Persons of the PGJE. Unofficially it is said that the remains could belong to the aforementioned female who went missing since Saturday January 27; however, authorities are still waiting for DNA test results to determine the identity of the victim. TBP Newsroom with information from: http://verazinforma.com/ http://zetatijuana.com/...

Man steals car in SLRC sells it in Mexicali and is arrested in possession of drugs

Man steals car in SLRC sells it in Mexicali and is arrested in possession of drugs

Feb 20, 2018

San Luis Río Colorado local police arrested a man who was being investigated for car theft, the man confessed and said that he had sold the stolen vehicle for three thousand pesos to someone in Mexicali, Baja California. The suspect was arrested on Sunday Feb. 18 as he was trying to jump the fence of an elementary school, located at the junction of Zacatecas Avenue and Sixth Street, around 3:40 pm. Among his belongings there were several portions of marijuana, divided into 14 wrappings that together weighed 75 grams, as well as 4 wrappings containing metanetamine, weighing 3 grams. Javier “N”, a resident of Colonia Sonora, in San Luis Rio Colorado, was identified as the individual that stole a 2009 black Saturn SUV, last week at Colonia Del Bosque. When questioned about the case, the suspect declared he sold the vehicle for 3,000 pesos to someone in Mexicali. Currently investigation files are still being integrated and the detainee in under custody at a local jail, in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. Source:...

Minor abuse alleged perpetrator was arraigned by the State General Attorney Office

Minor abuse alleged perpetrator was arraigned by the State General Attorney Office

Feb 19, 2018

The office of the general attorney of the state of Baja California through the investigation unit manage to achieve arraignment for x allegedly involved in the crime of minor sexual abuse step-daughter 9 years old, during the audience the Guarantees Judge  granted 2 months term for complementary investigation and collection of proofs against him.The day of the incident there was a report through the C4 Emergency Central about a minor being sexually abused in an incident which took place around the community of Islas Agrarias B, in Mexicali Valley, of which the City Police Department took charge and sent a patrol car to the place. Arriving to the spot, they talked to the attacked  minor and her mother who said that earlier that day, she had left the house to go to her job, so she left her little daughter with her common law husband Ricardo “X”. On her way to work she noticed she had forgotten her sunglasses, so she came back to the house, when she opened her bedroom door she saw Ricardo taking off  his pants and her daughter sitting in the bed with her pants down, really impressed by such a scene, she asked her sister-in-law, who was in the kitchen, to call nine-one-one. The alleged abuser was arrested and sent to a temporary detention center he was sent to the Provost provisional temporal detention installations and he’s at the disposition of the guarantee judge to for the initial audience where he was arraigned...