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Se Habla… A La Paz Success Story

se habla low 2 By Gregory A. Lakes For a foreigner to succeed as a small-business owner in Baja California Sur requires a special set of skills, according to those who have tried. A sharp business sense is essential, but it’s not nearly enough. What’s required, they say, is as...

FANLAP SUBASTA 2015 Results

Photo courtesy of Andrea Gaume By Judy Peterson Photo courtesy of Andrea Gaume Subasta 2015 took place this year on Sunday, December 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Once again it was held at El Mangle, located at the end of Sinaloa Street. The result was much better than...

Blankets Warm the Hearts In La Paz

Making blankets in Medina, Washington TBC In 2014, Jerry and Laurie Angelo and their two daughters spent Christmas Eve with the children of Nueva Creación orphanage. The Angelos brought the children piñatas and gifts, and played many games of soccer with them. And in exchange, the children of the orphanage...

Municipality of La Paz Property Tax Discounts Continue

Pay your property taxes on time and receive a discount. TBC The City of La Paz has announced its property tax discount program for the month of January 2016. This temporary discount will run until January 31st, 2016. If you pay your 2016 property taxes before the end of the month, in one payment, you...

Whale Watching Season Has Begun In Baja California Sur

The grey whales have arrived earlier than normal and are already in good numbers at Bahia Magdalena and we’re already running day trips to get on the water with them! TBC Whale watching season has formally begun in Baja California Sur with the sighting of whales at Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos in the municipality of Comondu in late December of 2015. The sightings line up exactly with whale watching season that has been legally marked...

The La Ventana Classic Is Back and Better Than Ever

PV.race TBC After taking a few years off to reorganize, the La Ventana Classic is back and bigger than ever. Local, national and international wind enthusiasts will heavily attend the five-day event. Organized by Tim Hatler of Palapas Ventana Resort and Marina Chang of The Kiteboarder...

Municipality of La Paz Property Tax Discounts on Now

property tax TBC Do you want to get a jump on the New Year and pay your 2016 property taxes early? The City of La Paz has announced its temporary tax discount program for the months of October and November 2015. This temporary discount will run until...

The Work of International Community Foundation

Raiz de Fondo is supported by ICF. By Susan Fogel The traffic in Centro has been building since mid-October. Christmas arrived at Liverpool long before Day of the Dead. Buen Fin just passed, and soon it will be Christmas. While expats, as a group, are generous all year and step up to...

Give me Shelter: How to Donate Safely

angela and molly By Susan Fogel What a strange title for an article! In reality, not so strange. There are so many aspects of life in La Paz where money can make a difference. And there are so many people asking for donations and claiming to be responsible...

Scientists from Expedition Vaquita 2015 Document Sighting of Two Vaquita Porpoises

Imagine of a vaquita porpoise.  Courtesy of gob.mx. Mexico is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. Despite occupying only 1% of the surface of the earth, it is home to over 10% of the species that inhabit it. Many of them are endemic, meaning that they only exist in...