Mexicali

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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World News

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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National

Neo Lopez Obradores are PAN & PRI drop outs who are boarding Andres Manuel’s ship

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA THE BAJA POST/EDITOR Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is sailing cool waters, maybe he won’t be a good candidate as some people think, but people is fed up with both PRI and PAN (political parties) and Mexicans feel that the only one who can win the presidential election this year is Mr. Lopez Obrador, so everyday more and more people from all political parties join what Mr. Lopez has called “Project of a Nation”. Esteban Moctezuma and Manuel Bartlett, notorious PRI characters, German Martinez Cazares who used to introduce himself as “the Electoral lawyer for Vicente Fox”, Napoleon Gomez Urrutia, former leader of the Miners Union who has been a runaway for years and lives exiled in Canada, Gabriela Cuevas another former PAN militant and many other different characters of all colors see in Mr. Lopez a winner to which they must bet, and they are doing so. Nevertheless many people question Mr. Lopez about his income source, the most logical thing is to think that he makes a living from the million pesos budget that is delivered to...

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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...

San Felipe: 100% Hotel occupancy in the IV BIKER RUN for BAJA CALIFORNIA

San Felipe: 100% Hotel occupancy in the IV BIKER RUN for BAJA CALIFORNIA

Feb 19, 2018

The IV Biker Run for Baja California exceeded expectations, with 100% hotel occupancy, when hundreds of bikers arrived to San Felipe Port last weekend to celebrate the fourth run, according to the director of the Convention and Tourism Committee (COTUCO) of  Mexicali, said Mario Dipp Nunez who said that this meant a huge financial spread in benefit of San Felipe port commerce and touristic service businessmen, Mayor Gustavo Sanchez Vazquez wished them good luck, at the starting point which happened to be in front o the Civic Center. During the weekend the Ford biker run for Baja California what’s a success more than 80 clubs they were hailing from Mexicali Ensenada Rosarito Tijuana Southern California Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora it’s estimated that there were more than 2,000 bikers in San Felipe last weekend. Dipp emphasized the fact that promotion of these sorts of activities is positive for the community and they show the confidence and disposition of organizers and  City Hall authorities to carry out high-impact events, moreover when they take place in the so called “low touristic season” in San Felipe. “We have been instructed by mayor Gustavo Sanchez Vasquez to work in projects which benefit the community, working with  the authorities of Tourism well as Public Safety wear focused on serving the bikers and the local community which participated in this party wear 2 have an event which was organized by families and which a good president for future events said did Nunez This event success adds up to others which are fostering tourist and service sectors in the community of San Felipe, Dipp said that as of next week COTUCO and other authorities will continue planning for future events which will allow to promote the touristic capabilities in San Felipe trying to position Mexicali as a place with alternatives to offer to local, national and international...

71 million of Hepatitis C infected patients all over the world

71 million of Hepatitis C infected patients all over the world

Feb 19, 2018

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA THE BAJA POST/EDITOR There are about 71 million people affected by hepatitis C (VHC) all over the world, most of them didn’t have Access to detection sampling and treatment, millions of people are in risk that the infection evolves slowly towards hepatic chronical insufficiency, cancer and death. “We have been struggling for 12 years, we are on organization named Unidos por una vida mejor (All together for a better life) we have been fighting against Hepatitis C, we need this sickness to be known among the people and all the states in Mexico, so they can be aware of the big problem this is. How serious is the problem for example in Baja California? Around 80% of the people sick of this, are drug users, and this is a very serious problem, Hepatitis C is a disease which currently has a cure, and if the problem is not taken care of properly it might lead to serious problems such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. And there is the resource of transplants, which have benefitted and cured many patients, saving much money and saving as many lives as possible, we have witnesses such as a friend’s husband who, if he had been detected on time with hepatitis C he would have survived, he received the liver transplant but it was all too late, it may be lethal if it is not detected on time. “Death is a long term consequence of VHC, I have lived sick myself , I have been affected with hepatitis C for quite a few years and I just eliminated the virus, but my son has it too because when he was born I transmitted him for a bad handling of the ultrasound”, said Castellot. In the beginning the treatment is just to help the patient to overcome the first strike of sickness and there was a treatment with drugs such as Interferon and Ribavirin both are distributed by Mexico’s Social Security Institute (IMSS) and the California Social Security Institute (ISSSTECALI) but they were effective in 50% or tops 60% of cases. There may have been a death rate of 40-50% but for many people, these are antivirals...

Rosarito, Baja California and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato are officially “sister cities”

Rosarito, Baja California and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato are officially “sister cities”

Feb 19, 2018

The municipality of Rosarito has a new twinning, this time with the municipality of San Miguel de Allende, in the state of Guanajuato. During an offficial event that took place in San Miguel de Allende, the mayor of San Miguel, Ricardo Villarreal, said that it was Rosarito municipality that sought them out and that shows that San Miguel is a national example in matters related to tourism. “It’s about allying destinations, since we have similarities, similar tourist vocation and we both have a market in North America,” explained Mayor Ricardo Villarreal. Villarreal said that Rosarito wants to have a closer relationship with San Miguel, just as Los Cabos, “they do not have the cultural, traditional and historic attractions we have, but they have beautiful beaches and landscapes, and it’s the same case with Rosarito.” “What is sought is to strengthen ties with this beach destination in the state of Baja California, which incidentally has a very large number of retirees (mostly Americans) residing there, just like San Miguel de Allende”, Ricardo Villarreal concluded....

Human remains found in Las Coronitas near Mexicali

Human remains found in Las Coronitas near Mexicali

Feb 19, 2018

A corpse was located inside a cardboard container in the town of Coronitas, near Mexicali on Friday Feb. 16. The report to the emergency service 911 was received shortly after 5:00 p.m. in the afternoon, indicating the presence of a suspicious cardboard container abandoned in an empty lot between ejido Heriberto Jara and Coronitas. Immediately, agents of the Municipal Police arrived on site and confirmed the fact. A lifeless person was inside a black plastic bag. It should be noted that the sex of the victim was not immediately confirmed by the authorities. The human remains were covered in a white powder, apparently lime, which is presumed to have been used to reduce foul odors. Investigative experts were responsible for the fieldwork and forensics procedures on the site. The body was transferred to Semefo for the practice of the necropsy, that could help to determine the cause of death. The Attorney General’s Office of the State (PGJE), began with the corresponding investigation folder to integrate evidence that could lead to clarify this murder....