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....