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:...

Medical Tourism industry keeps growing in Baja California

Medical Tourism industry keeps growing in Baja California

Feb 16, 2018

The recent Mexico’s assertion as North America’s medical tourism powerhouse has been possible due to several centers of excellence that offer patients ease of access to main medical tourism destinations and provide special attention from highly trained staff at lower costs. In this respect PRNewswire recently posted an article about ALO Bariatrics , one of the most important medical tourism centers in Mexico based in Tijuana.   Medical tourism industry has continued to experience a steady growth, especially in Mexico. This influx of travelers seeking medical care has to do with world class medical attention, highly trained surgeons, specialized practitioners and top tier certified hospitals keen to treat foreigners. Millions of post bariatric surgery patients around the world have successfully improved their overall health, turned their life around and kept the weight off. As far as bariatric procedures continue to prove successful overtime, their adoption and popularity will also rise. Nevertheless, for many bariatric candidates in the United States, Canada and many countries in Europe, surgery comes at such a high price tag that traveling to Mexico for bariatric surgery has become a high quality, price conscious, accessible alternative. Mexico offers patients abroad an unrivaled global strategic location, reachable by plenty of direct flights from the United States, Canada and some European countries. Dr. Alejandro Lopez, chief bariatric surgeon at ALO Bariatrics started operations in 2008 in three convenient locations: Tijuana, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta; his approach to the industry is creative yet simple: Provide bariatric candidates, comprehensive and seamless access to world class health care in certified hospitals; at a fraction of the price than in the United States and Canada. For ALO Bariatrics, choosing its locations was only a matter of providing their patients the ease and comfort they’re accustomed to: Tijuana can be easily reached by land from the neighboring southern states of California, Arizona and Nevada; Guadalajara services countless direct flights from up and down the East Coast of the United States; and Puerto Vallarta offers numerous connections to most of Canada’s major cities. ALO Bariatrics’ highly-skilled, internationally-trained and board certified surgeons are handpicked and rigorously screened for their outstanding technical prowess; reason why, they hold an impressive record of more than 6,000 successful bariatric surgeries performed, and the praise of patients for the unrivaled level of care, warmth and professionalism experienced. Call ALO Bariatrics 1 (844) 461 2831 to learn more about bariatric surgery.      ...

PEP and INM capture two American citizens wanted for human trafficking

PEP and INM capture two American citizens wanted for human trafficking

Feb 15, 2018

MEXICALI BC, February 14, 2018. – As a result of two simultaneous migratory verification operations implemented by the International Liaison Coordination of the State Preventive Police (PEP) and the National Institute of Migration (INM) in Mexicali and Tecate, the arrest of two people wanted by the US justice for the crime of human trafficking was achieved. The first arrest was made when agents of both corporations mounted a surveillance filter on Luís Echeverría Street, in colonia Nationalista, and stopped a woman who showed great nervousness and identified herself as Alicia Anahí “N “, 23 years old, originally from Roswell, New Mexico, United States. After entering her name and description in the database of the Control, Command, Communication and Computing Center (C4), an operator reported that the woman had an arrest warrant for human trafficking and was wanted by the US Marshall, so she was immediately detained. Later on, in another inspection point at Calle Tamaulipas, Residencial San Jorge, in the city of Tecate BC, agents stopped a man who identified himself as Román “N”, 43 years old. After entering his name and description in the database of C4, it was found that he had an arrest warrant issued in San Diego, California on January for which he was immediately detained. The detainees were placed under custody of the corresponding authorities who will determine their legal status. These actions are the result of the  “Cruzada por la Seguridad, tarea de todos” (“Crusade for Security, everyone’s task”) headed by Governor Francisco Arturo Vega de Lamadrid.         Source:...

State Government promotes capabilities of the medical industry in Baja California

State Government promotes capabilities of the medical industry in Baja California

Feb 8, 2018

As part of the strategic activities to boost the local industry, the Baja California State Administration headed by Governor Francisco “Kiko” Vega of Lamadrid, through the Ministry of Economic Development (SEDECO) participates in the design and manufacturing event of the medical industry “MD & M West“, which takes place in Anaheim, California, from February 6 to 8. The head of SEDECO, Carlo Bonfante Olache, informed that this fair is cataloged as one of the most important of the medical sector of design and manufacturing in the world, and links suppliers and buyers with the original equipment manufacturers. MD&M West connects thousands of advanced design and manufacturing professionals for three days of industry immersion. Source from the world’s largest collection of medtech suppliers. With the attendance of more than 20,000 engineers and executives who are ready to forge business partnerships and want to learn more about the industry, as well as luminaries presenting their insights, this is the perfect place to find answers to your current medtech challenges — from prototyping to full-scale manufacturing — while keeping up with the latest innovations reshaping the industry. “MD & M West” is the nation’s largest medtech conference, that offers four in-depth, expertly curated tracks of unmatched industry education. Conference pass also unlocks access to the 3D Printing and Smart Manufacturing innovation summits – all with unlimited track hopping. Click here to know mor about “MD & M West” Source: “MD & M...

IEEBC will allocate $ 1.3 million pesos for Civic Culture purposes in 2018

IEEBC will allocate $ 1.3 million pesos for Civic Culture purposes in 2018

Feb 7, 2018

The General Council of the State Electoral Institute of Baja California (IEEBC) unanimously approved the Civic Culture and Political Participation Program 2018, which will exercise a budget of $ 1’360’665.92 pesos to be used in their activities during this year’s election. In Extraordinary Session, three points were answered, the first referring to the approval of the agreements of the Tenth Regular Session of December 14, 2017. The Electoral Counselor and President of the Commission for Citizen Participation and Civic Education, Eréndira Bibiana Maciel López, put the Civic Culture and Political Participation Program 2018 into full consideration, which is aligned with the National Strategy for Civic Culture (ENCCIVICA). She heads the National Electoral Institute (INE).   Maciel López explained that the program consists of two strategic projects, with 19 lines of action and a transversal axis that will allow the Institute to contribute to the awareness and motivation of citizens to participate in the political life of the State.   She added that this program aims to provide direct attention to 94,612 citizens and indirectly reach 1’000’388 citizens of Baja California.   In the report, the General Council of the State Electoral Institute of Baja California (IEEBC), highlighted the accomplishment of Encuentros Ciudadanos in three Municipalities of the State, the First State Forum “Democracy and Transparency: A Dialogue on Truth and Exigency”, among other activities in the field of civic education.       Source: State Electoral Institute of Baja California More information at...

More than two thousand students attended citizen participation activities by the IEEBC

More than two thousand students attended citizen participation activities by the IEEBC

Feb 6, 2018

The Electoral Institute of Baja California (IEEBC in Spanish) started works to foster civic education for more than two thousand students during January of 2018 in Mexicali, said the institute’s President of Civic Education and Citizen Participation Commission, Eréndira Bibiana Maciel Lopez, who also informed that the coordination of civic education of the Institute started with visits to schools in Mexicali and it will continue taking the assignment all over Baja California. There have been 2 thousand 113 students who have been served by this civic education which gives them information sessions including subjects such as the democratic impulse and organization of democratic practice in the schools such as students association school elections among others. She also said that junior high schools General 9 and General 55 (both public education junior high schools) there were one thousand 067 students attended the citizen formation sessions while in Number 9 there were 780 student served 172 of which belong to the morning shift and 512 to the afternoon shift. Meanwhile in junior High School number 55 “Cinco de Mayo” there were five sessions with 2 hundred 083 students served, Maciel Lopez said that in junior High School number 44 with a final figured of one thousand 046 students with tings such as School elections, there were 4 hundred 019 students from the afternoon shift and 6 hundred 027 from the morning shift To finish, Miss Maciel said that the Institute has assumed a permanent commitment to contribute to the development of the democratic life and practice within the state and will continue efforts in catching the attention of Youth actions which are new to the electoral process and they must become responsible and step up to vote next July.  ...