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

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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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....

MSE18 seeks to attract and strengthen supply networks at local, regional and international level

MSE18 seeks to attract and strengthen supply networks at local, regional and international level

Feb 19, 2018

The eighth edition of the Mexicali Supply Expo 2018 will take place on Thursday, February 22, at the “El Dorado” Industrial Park, located at km 4 of the Mexicali – San Felipe highway. According to the president of the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry (Canacintra) in Mexicali, José Eugenio Lagarde Amaya, the Mexicali Supply Expo was a request from the entrepreneurs of the sector, who for 8 years have been participating. “What is sought in an essential way is to integrate the tractor companies, the large companies, with the medium-sized companies and local smaller companies here in Mexicali,” he said. With this event, a greater integration of suppliers among different companies is expected, since the levels of integration between the local industry and the “large” industries are barely 4%. In the case of Mexicali, this figure is reduced to around 2 or 3% as a maximum, although Lagarde Amaya affirmed that there is a large area of opportunity in the subject. The Mexicali Supply Expo 2018 will also have the participation of Canacintra Mexicali, the Association of Maquiladoras of Mexicali (Index) and the Industrial Development Commission of Mexicali, as well as local, national and international supplying and manufacturing companies . At the moment 140 stands have been confirmed on the exhibition floor composed of suppliers and buyers of different industrial sectors, as well as a series of conferences with topics of interest and a session of business meetings where the purchasing companies and suppliers are expected to come into contact . The event will take place at “El Dorado” Industrial Park, that is located on Km. 4 of the Mexicali – San Felipe highway, on Thursday Feb. 22, and will last from 9:00 in the morning to 5:00 in the afternoon. Source: MSE...

Earthquake of 4.1 recorded 15 miles east of Mexicali on Saturday, February 17

Earthquake of 4.1 recorded 15 miles east of Mexicali on Saturday, February 17

Feb 19, 2018

On the night of Saturday, February 17, there was an earthquake of magnitude 4.1 points in the Richter scale, east of Mexicali, reported the National Seismological Service. The quake was located 27 kilometers east of this municipality, latitude 32.64 ° and longitude -115.18 °, with a depth of 4 kilometers. So far no damages have been reported. It should be mentioned that hours later, another tremor of magnitude 3.4 was registered, 85 kilometers east of Rodolfo Sánchez, Taboada (Maneadero), with a depth of 5 kilometers. In total there have been 4 earthquakes reported by the SSN between February 17 and 19 in the state of Baja California, with the 4.1 registered to the east of Mexicali being the highest intensity. At 17:04 hours on Saturday, February 17: Earthquake of magnitude 2.7 points in the Richter Scale, located 60 kilometers north of San Felipe, BC, with a depth of 4 km. At 6:06 pm on Saturday, February 17: Earthquake of magnitude 2.6 points in the Richter Scale, located 73 kilometers southwest of Guadalupe Victoria, BC, with a depth of 16 km. At 23:49 hours on Saturday, February 17: Earthquake of magnitude 4.1 points in the Richter Scale, located 27 kilometers east of Mexicali, BC, with a depth of 4 km. At 03:20 hours on Sunday, February 18: Earthquake of magnitude 3.4 points in the Richter Scale, located 85 kilometers east of Rodolfo Sánchez Toboada (Maneadero), BC, with a depth of 5 km. Source:  Sismológico Nacional (@SSNMexico) 18 de febrero de...

Abducted SEIDO agents found dead in Nayarit

Abducted SEIDO agents found dead in Nayarit

Feb 18, 2018

Two corpses were found inside the trunk of a car in Nayarit, allegedly corresponding to the two agents of the SEIDO who were forced to record a video allegedly by members of the Cartel of Jalisco “Nueva Generación” criticizing the operations of the federal government. As reported on the Baja Post on Tuesday February 13th, two Mexican federal agents that were reported missing, appeared on a YouTube video surrounded by armed men allegedly members of the Jalisco “Nueva Generación” Cartel. The agents were identified as Octavio Martínez Quiroz, 26 years old, and Alfonso Hernández Villavicencio, 28, who at the time of the abduction did not carry weapons or SEIDO uniform The agents were kidnapped on February 5 when they left Mexico City in the direction of Nayarit and then the video was posted on social networks on Sunday, February 11. Source:...

San Diego and Tijuana keep building stronger commercial ties with new air cargo facility

San Diego and Tijuana keep building stronger commercial ties with new air cargo facility

Feb 18, 2018

A new air cargo park set to open in Tijuana could not only boost trade relations between Mexico and Asia, but provide San Diego with another major commercial connection to its southern neighbor. Along with other major infrastructure projects and border crossings, the cargo facility is yet another fortification increasing San Diego’s economic relationship with Mexico. It’s a welcome development to trade advocates at a time when the future of cross-border commerce is uncertain. In March, the air cargo and logistics facility will begin operation adjacent to the Tijuana International Airport. The roughly 64-acre air cargo park was built by a subsidiary of Grupo Bustamante, the real estate and development company of former Tijuana Mayor Carlos Bustamante. Bustamante said the air cargo park will make it easier to move goods between Asia and Latin America, serving companies such as FedEx, UPS, DHL, Estafeta, Aeromexico, and Volaris Cargo. It will include on-site Mexican customs authorities, a bonded warehouse, office space for freight forwarders, customs agents, banking services, food concessions and the Mexican Postal Service. “There’s been an increased amount of Chinese investment in South America and Mexico,” said Jock O’Connoll, an International Trade Advisor at Beacon Economics. “There’s a lot of competition for playing the same kind of role Panamanians do in becoming a key transit point for shipments by ship and airplane between the Far East and South and Central America.” Such a facility would permit Latin America to more easily trade directly with Asia. Click here for full article on the Voice of San Diego...