News by ‘BajaCitizen’

What the Construction on the Malecon is all About

TBC In August of 2017, construction crew broke ground on the first phase of remodeling the malecon of La Paz. The malecon is a Spanish word that refers to a paved public walkway by the water. The State Secretary of Urban Planning, Infrastructure and Transport...

What is Buen Fin?

November 17th to the 20th TBC November and December are crazy months here in La Paz.  Christmas shopping seems to be starting earlier and earlier (have you seen the box stores full of Christmas decorations already?) each year and while out running errands the past few...

Cement Tiles – A Dying Art in Baja

By Russ Ham “Making these tiles is my passion. It provides for my family, and sometimes it provides me with occupational therapy.” — Gabriel Fausto Alvarez, on making cement tiles (roughly translated). Cement tiles — also called hidráulicos or mosaicos — are seen throughout La...

Open Mic Wednesday Nights at La Morante Art Bar in La Paz

There will be an Open Mic Wednesday nights at La Morante Art Bar in La Paz. The fun starts at 9:00 pm and everyone is welcome to come and join in the fun. It is a great way to meet people in La Paz. La...

What is M.I.A.U. Gatito?

TBC Me Interesa Ayudar a Un Gatito (M.I.A.U. Gatito), A.C. is a non-profit association initiated by 5 professional women who share a love for animals. M.I.A.U. Gatito’s main objective is to contribute to the culture of respect for all life-forms, mainly cats. Our family, of...

Municipality of La Paz Property Tax Discounts on Now for 2018

TBC Do you want to get an early jump on the New Year and pay your 2018 property taxes? The City of La Paz has announced its temporary tax discount program for the remaining months of 2017. This temporary discount will run until the end...

La Paz’s Annual Day of the Dead Festival

TBC La Paz’s Annual Day of the Dead Festival will take place on Wednesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 2nd at the Teatro de la Ciudad. The Teatro is located on Navarro between Altamirano and Heroes de Independencia. The Festival starts at 6:00 pm or...

PAYING TAXES ON RENTAL PROPERTIES LOCATED IN MEXICO

By Linda Neil Internet, blog sites, expat groups and Mexican newspapers are full of information about the growing problem of foreigners who are renting their homes or condominiums and failing to pay Mexican taxes. Not only is this a violation of Mexican tax law with...

International Community Foundation Accepting Donations for International Relief Fund

The International Community Foundation (ICF) is available to respond to natural disasters worldwide at the request of donors, partner organizations, and local grantees. Currently, all contributions to the International Relief Fund will aid in the recovery of the aftermath caused by the magnitude-8.1 earthquake that...

A Call to Action

As is often the case when a natural disaster strikes, the people with the least material things frequently lose the most. This is usually the case with hurricanes and earthquakes. Mexico has suffered a rash of natural disasters. We at The Settlement Company® are aware...