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November Long Weekend!

LONG WEEKEND!! 20 de Noviembre – Revolution Day in Mexico On November 20th, Mexico celebrates the anniversary of its Revolution of 1910 to 1920. On this date, in the year 1910, the war to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz, began. General Porfirio Díaz had been...

The Beaches of El Centenario and El Comitan – Ecotourism Destination?

By Victor Martinez de Escobar The towns of El Centenario, El Comintan and Chametla with a little bit of political will could convert itself into the center of eco-tourism development in both the short-term and medium-term as these three communities count on a very valuable...

City Committed to First Phase of the Municipal Plan of Public Transportation

TBC The municipality of La Paz says they are still working very hard on their commitment to modernizing the public transportation system in the city. On December 21st, 2012 users of the public transportation system in La Paz were hit with a two-peso increase on...

Number of Dengue Cases in Baja Continues to Rise

TBC The number of reported cases of dengue continues to rise in Baja California Sur with 1171 confirmed. The Secretary of Health for the State of BCS announced that as of November 3rd, there have been 1171 cases of dengue confirmed with 1128 cases of...

Swim with the Whale Sharks!

Whale Shark Conference Tonight at the Bar DRINK & DRUNK in front of Las Varitas starting at 7:30 pm. In Spanish. Want to swim with the Whale Sharks? Special Pricing for Residents of La Paz. 250 pesos per person includes 3 horas de recorrido snorkel,...

What is Happening with the Animal Protection Law?

by Penny Cottee  – Update on the Ley de Proteccion de los animales domesticos para Baja California Sur. The new law to protect domestic animals in Baja California Sur passed through Congress in La Paz with amazing speed – it took just 13 months from...

Congress Passes Bill Increasing IVA to 16% in Baja

TBC Lawmakers in Mexico’s lower House last Wednesday passed changes to a tax overhaul plan sought by President Enrique Peña Nieto as a way to boost the country’s low tax take by seeking larger increases in tax rates for top earners. Last month, Peña Nieto...

30% plus an additional 5% Property Tax Discount for 2014 in the Municipality of La Paz

*Starting October 16th TBC The City of La Paz has recently announced its temporary tax discount program for 2014 property taxes. This temporary discount will begin on October 16th, 2013 and will run until the end of the November. If you pay your 2014 property...

The Fight Continues Against Dengue In La Paz And Los Cabos

  849 cases have been reported so far, mostly from southern BCS TBC The Secretary of Health has not let down its guard in the fight against dengue. On the contrary, the state health authority will continue to strengthen their actions including fumigation as well...

ART CLASSES AT THE FANLAP LIBRARY/LEARNING CENTER

By Judy Peterson Education should be more than learning how to read and write and the memorization of facts.  Fostering the creativity that all children possess is an important element of the educational process.  The opportunity to be creative leads to an expansion of a...