National Indigenous Congress presidential candidate injured in BCS highway accident

National Indigenous Congress presidential candidate injured in BCS highway accident

Feb 17, 2018

Indigenous presidential candidate María de Jesús Patricio was among eight people injured in a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday Feb. 14, that left one person dead. Patricio, commonly known as Marichuy, was traveling with 10 campaign workers in a van on the transpeninsular highway in Mulegé, Baja California Sur, when it left the road and overturned.   María de Jesús Patricio Martínez (also known as Marichuy), is a Mexican Nahua indigenous person, traditional medicine healer and human rights activist, that decided to run for the presidency as an independent candidate, representing the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) in the 2018 general election. The candidate suffered a fractured arm and a head injury and was flown to a hospital in La Paz for treatment. Eloísa Vega, a state representative on the council that is coordinating Patricio’s campaign, was killed in the crash, which occurred between San Ignacio and Vizcaíno. Patricio had met earlier in the day with professors and students at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur and was en route to Baja California. With just four days to go until the deadline for independent candidates to collect the requisite number of signatures from supporters, Patricio is not likely to get her name on the ballot. As of Tuesday Feb. 13, she had collected just 241,000 of the 866,000 she needs. But on Wednesday Feb. 14,  she told her audience at the university that the indigenous community would win regardless of the election result, because her campaign had met its objective to raise awareness of the problems facing Mexico’s indigenous people. An outpouring of support via Twitter followed Patricio’s accident. President Enrique Peña Nieto was joined by several presidential candidates in wishing her well....

Cabo: Not Just for Spring Break

Cabo: Not Just for Spring Break

Feb 16, 2018

Mexico has been a bargain destination for Americans for many years, thanks in large part to the strong dollar. But this year, Cabo San Lucas gains extra-value appeal because new flights are coming online, especially out of California, and no less than 15 new resorts are opening their doors. Cabo tourism took a hit when Hurricane Odile rolled through with Category 3 vengeance in 2014. But now, this quintessential beach destination is ready to reintroduce itself to the world. Even when American travelers are encouraged to exercise increased caution in some areas within Mexican territory, including several that as popular as Cabo San Lucas, and despite Travel Warnings issued by the U.S Department of State, more and more tourists are traveling to Los Cabos.         TBP...

Citizens march for peace in San José del Cabo BCS

Citizens march for peace in San José del Cabo BCS

Feb 13, 2018

To pray for peace and call for union among human beings, dozens of evangelical Christians that belong to different churches held a march last weekend in San José del Cabo, this was published by El Independiente newspaper. On Saturday February 10, the march began in the Costa Dorada subdivision was carried out, along the transpeninsular highway, crossing some of the main streets and avenues of this coastal town. During the march the demonstrators carried out banners with some biblical passages and sang songs and swoops. Later, the contingent arrived at the esplanade of the José Antonio Mijares public square where people prayed for peace in their hometown of San José del Cabo, and the state of Baja California Sur. According to organizers of this march, it obeys a social movement to seek the manifestation of the power of God in the community, and they are planning to make the march at least once a year inviting not only the church congregation but the public in general ....

Criminals steal 600,000 pesos from La Paz workshop

Criminals steal 600,000 pesos from La Paz workshop

Feb 12, 2018

On Friday Feb. 9, employees of a mechanic workshop in Colonia Guerrero of La Paz BCS, were victims of an assault, and stripped of more than half a million pesos. According to the first reports, the robbery occurred around 10:54 hours on Friday Feb. 9, in an establishment located on Boulevard Padre Kino, between 16 de Septiembre and Reforma, where 2 subjects arrived aboard a gray vehicle. The men descended from the car, entered the business known as “Transmisiones Martínez“, and forced the employees at gunpoint to deliver the cash. It is worth mentioning that a woman was physically assaulted by one of the assailants, before they managed to seize a total of 600,000 pesos in cash and flee the scene. No arrests have been made so far in relation with this incident....

Romance On The Edge: stunning clifftop suites in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur

Romance On The Edge: stunning clifftop suites in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur

Feb 8, 2018

Lea Lane is a travel expert that collaborates with The New York Times Travel Show, Huffpost, Salon, and the Daily Beast, The Miami Herald, Forbes and Gannett Newspapers just to name a few. She recently published the following article on The Finisterra Suites Los Cabos: Among my favorite edge-of-water destinations are Baja California, where desert meets sea; The British Virgin Islands, unspoiled and languid; the Spanish coast, with mountains, gorges and historic buildings; and Italy’s Amalfi Coast, the spectacular 33-mile stretch of lemon groves, historic villages and drop-dead views. If you can get to any one of these destinations, and then stay on a cliff overlooking the sea, it doesn’t get much better — or more romantic. For lodging on the edge of some of the loveliest places on earth, and maybe a perfect valentine gift for someone really special, read along: The Finisterra Suites at Sandos Finisterra, Los Cabos The Hotel Finisterra (where Keith Richards was married) is now Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos, a 5-star, all-inclusive resort. Situated on a cliff at the tip of Baja California Sur, this property features a pristine beach and cliff views, and is only a short walk from downtown Cabo San Lucas and its marina, with restaurants, shops, nightlife and water sports.   Set near the famous Land’s End Arch, the desert meets the Pacific Ocean to create a serene atmosphere along with spectacular views from each of the 250 rooms. Three pools lead from the hotel to the beach, with Jacuzzis and poolside service. The resort also features impressive buffets and panoramic views at Don Diego restaurant, along with three a la carte restaurants featuring cuisine from Mexico, Baja California, Italy and beyond. These modern suites are located in the original historic section of Sandos Finisterra resort, boasting either clifftop views over the bay and the marina, or ocean views. Each has a living area and access to the VIP pool area, and king rooms feature an in-room Jacuzzi tub. TBP Newsroom with information from...

World’s greatest animal visits Loreto Baja California Sur

World’s greatest animal visits Loreto Baja California Sur

Feb 4, 2018

The Loreto Bay National Marine Park is a natural protected area in Mexico. It is the second marine park in the State of Baja California Sur, created upon citizen petition to federal authorities in 1996. The park is regulated and guarded by governmental agencies CONANP, PROFEPA and SEMARNAT who are charged with protection  of the environment and natural resources. The Gulf of California waters provide the 5 islands and coastal zones encompassed by the park with an unparalleled abundance of marine life. Protection ensures the survival of thousands of resident and migratory species of international importance; including the largest animal found on Earth, the Blue Whale.   Whale watching from Loreto is a world class experience.  Calm (hopefully) seas, small intimate boats, and all around the sound of these giants breathing. Every Spring the Loreto National Marine Park is host to Blue Whales, the  largest creatures on earth.  We also see Fin Whales, Humpbacks, dolphins, mantas and other wildlife on this tour. Tours are provided on small Mexican pangas with new motors, radios, shade and dry storage.  Boats hold anywhere from 6 to 10 folks.  Be sure to bring: hat, sunglasses, camera, batteries, sunscreen and layers.  Mornings start cool, but afternoons warm...