News by ‘BajaCitizen’

Tales of Caution from the (Real Estate) Trenches!

By Heather Borquez There are many stories, some true, some exaggerated, of people buying property in Mexico and later finding out that they have high Capital Gains Tax bills to pay upon the sale of the property. Here are some of the most common dilemmas...

Get Ready for May Days In Mexico

TBC May is one of the busier holiday months of the year in Mexico, with a mountain of special days to consider if you either work or study here. Please take into account these dates before making any major plans. Labor Day falls this year...

Downtown La Paz Just Got a Lot Brighter

TBC The downtown area of the city of La Paz has been filled with color, thanks to the project Ciudad Mural La Paz, where 30 collective murals have brightened up the city with the help of 27 national artists. Ciudad Mural La Paz was organized...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to you and your staff as always. As people comment to me about your new cover (an additional thanks) they always include a word about what a great job you do with the entire magazine, your writers and their articles, very interesting and professional, and the new format…a...

Quichu Isais, Maestra Extraordinairia

By Carol Dyer Today I had the privilege of speaking with my next-door neighbor, Quichu Isais, maestra extraordinairia, about her music career and the new mural painted by Colectivo TOMATE , on Independencia street, depicting her image. Maestra Quichu and the word piano are synonymous...

Beach Volleyball to Return to La Paz April 7th-10th

By Russ Ham Beach volleyball returns to the playas of La Paz in April. NORCECA, the continental volleyball confederation, is including a stop in La Paz. Five days of beach volleyball will be played on sand courts along the malecón beginning April 7th. Nubia Esthela...

FOUNDING FESTIVAL Of LA PAZ – May 3rd to the 5th, 2017

MAY 3-5 FOUNDING FESTIVAL: The city of La Paz marks the anniversary of its founding with cultural and artistic activities May 3-5, including a dramatization of the arrival of Hernán Cortés, the coronation of the festival queen, performances of dance, theatre and music, as well...

It is Semana Santa in Mexico

It is Semana Santa in Mexico, which means it’s vacation time! Semana Santa is a big deal in Mexico and a tradition that cannot be ignored or go unnoticed. During the days leading up to Easter Sunday, downtown will be cleared out, beaches will start...

Jazz Fest La Paz Coming April 1st, 2017

By Shari Hammerman This is exciting news folks!  A group of La Paz locals have put together a new jazz festival that they hope will grow into a multi-day annual event! Jazz Fest La Paz will be held on the beach at Playa Coromuel, April...

Take Advantage of the Mes de Testamento in March in Mexico

Are You a Foreigner With Assets in Mexico?   By Gisela Talamantes Saenz During the months of March and September, the College of Public Notaries of the State of Baja California Sur reduces their fees by 50% for granting wills. Also, some Notary Public offices...