Mexicali

Bulldog lovers come together in Mexicali

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018

Members of the group “Bulldogs Mexicali” met last Sunday February 11, in the popularly known “Park of Hippies” to share experiences and their love for this unique breed of dogs. Iván Pérez Ramírez, president of Bulldogs Mexicali, said that since the creation of the club 4 years ago they have held this type of meetings, with the intention of approaching to more people interested in these dogs. “The truth is that we have a great time, originally Mexicali was a city where the bulldog could not survive, due to the extreme heat during the Summer, so we made the group, to help people with tips and information,” he said. Since this breed of animals is very delicate, group members usually exchange information about the care and needs of bulldogs, with the intention of creating a support network among enthusiasts. Bulldog lovers from Mexicali, Calexico and El Centro, California, as well as members of the Bulldogs del Pacifico Club that came from Ensenada shared the afternoon in the state capital with their family members (including four legged ones). In addition to the families that...

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Baja California

Medical Tourism industry keeps growing in Baja California

Posted by on 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...

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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

National Indigenous Congress presidential candidate injured in BCS highway accident

Posted by on 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...

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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...

Bulldog lovers come together in Mexicali

Bulldog lovers come together in Mexicali

Feb 18, 2018

Members of the group “Bulldogs Mexicali” met last Sunday February 11, in the popularly known “Park of Hippies” to share experiences and their love for this unique breed of dogs. Iván Pérez Ramírez, president of Bulldogs Mexicali, said that since the creation of the club 4 years ago they have held this type of meetings, with the intention of approaching to more people interested in these dogs. “The truth is that we have a great time, originally Mexicali was a city where the bulldog could not survive, due to the extreme heat during the Summer, so we made the group, to help people with tips and information,” he said. Since this breed of animals is very delicate, group members usually exchange information about the care and needs of bulldogs, with the intention of creating a support network among enthusiasts. Bulldog lovers from Mexicali, Calexico and El Centro, California, as well as members of the Bulldogs del Pacifico Club that came from Ensenada shared the afternoon in the state capital with their family members (including four legged ones). In addition to the families that make up the Bulldogs Mexicali group, more animal-loving clubs also attend these meetings, highlighting the group “Salchichas de Mexicali“, who have accompanied the Bulldogs’ club since the se meetings started. During the event, the First “Bulldogs Athletic Race” took place, with prizes and trophies for the participating canines....

Chinese community in Mexicali celebrates the New Year

Chinese community in Mexicali celebrates the New Year

Feb 18, 2018

With the arrival of the new Moon, the Chinese community in Mexicali celebrates the New Year, which is number 4716 and the emblematic animal is the dog. For two weeks they will celebrate what they also call the “spring festival”. The tradition is to celebrate with the family, perform the lion and dragon dances and use the red color for prosperity. The festivities culminate on March 2 with the Cambodian Lantern Festival with which they illuminate the night sky. For the Association of the Chinese Community of Mexicali, it is important not to lose roots and strengthen ties with the local community, said Lenng Sin On, director of the Chinese Academy in the city. After more than 100 years of being in the local community, the objectives of the oriental families continue to be work, effort, forging a society, and healthy interaction with Mexican families. As well as inclusion, as a pillar of coexistence. Another challenge is to maintain the language and customs that must remain, despise the crossbreeding between marriages of Chinese and Mexican people that are already in the fourth generation. In the Chinese association’s school, about 200 children of Chinese families study, and 90% of them speak their native language. TBP...

Mexico, U.S. Express Cautious Optimism on NAFTA Deal

Mexico, U.S. Express Cautious Optimism on NAFTA Deal

Feb 17, 2018

By Anthony Esposito and Lesley Wroughton MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. and Mexican officials on Thursday expressed cautious optimism that the North American Free Trade Agreement will be renegotiated, speaking ahead of the next round of trade talks later this month. Asked on local television whether it was more likely the $1.2 trillion trilateral trade pact would survive or die, Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said there was cause for optimism, though Mexico should be prepared for all eventualities. “We should be prepared for a future with or without NAFTA,” he said. In Washington, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said it was a priority for the Trump administration to renegotiate NAFTA, declining to speculate on the consequences if the United States withdraws from talks. The seventh round of negotiations in Mexico City will take place Feb. 25 thru March 5, starting and ending a day earlier than initially planned. There is a “window of opportunity” for concluding the talks in March or April, said Moises Kalach, head of the international negotiating arm of Mexico’s CCE business lobby. “That’s the objective,” Kalach told reporters.   Click here for full article on https://money.usnews.com/ Source: https://money.usnews.com  ...

Robbery incidence decreases in Mexicali

Robbery incidence decreases in Mexicali

Feb 17, 2018

“Criminal incidence in robberies, decreases in Mexicali”, said the director of the Municipal Police, Alonso Ulises Méndez Manuell-Gómez. In an interview with Cadena Noticias, the head of the Municipal Public Security Directorate (DSPM) of Mexicali, pointed out that there’s still a lot of work to be done to have a safer Mexicali, but progress is evident . “Without a doubt, as we have always said, we are not satisfied, there is still a lot to do, we have to keep working, we can’t let our guard down, but I think there are signs of improvement in the city,” he acknowledged. The Director said that little by little, the strategy implemented in Mexicali is working, maybe not as quick as citizens would expect, but there are positive results. He revealed that there is a 20% reduction in the crime of theft, in its different modalities. “In robberies in general, there is a reduction of around 20%, including theft to trade, robbery with violence, and vehicle theft, which is an important sign of progress. Last year, we had a complicated first semester, but I think that the second half of 2017, and the first month of this year, things have been improving and citizen participation has worked better.”...

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox will present his new book in Dallas, Texas

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox will present his new book in Dallas, Texas

Feb 17, 2018

According to the Dallas Morning News, former Mexican President Vicente Fox will visit the city of Dallas next week for a series of public events on democracy, resistance, U.S.-Mexico relations and to promote his new book. Fox’ new book is called Let’s Move On: Beyond Fear and False Prophets. In it, the often-blunt Fox, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, explores U.S.-Mexico relations and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Fox was president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, but his profile in the U.S. began to rise again when Trump started his push for the U.S. presidency. In tweets and videos, some laced with profanity,  Fox has taken Trump on for believing Mexico would pay for the border wall and has poked fun at his weight, his hair and for having “a ton of flaws.”  In one video, he said: “When you became the president, you didn’t become the boss of your people. They became the boss of you.” Click here for full article on the Dallas Morning News Source: Dallas Morning...

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....