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Fiscal Changes for Mexico Are On the Way

By Sandra D. Gaytan   On Sunday September 8th, 2013, the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto presented his much anticipated fiscal reform program. This proposal, which still has not been approved by the Federal Congress, will have a severe impact on Mexico’s economy. Tens...

New Municipality Office Opens at Madero Market to Collect Your Money!

New Municipality Office Opens at Madero Market TBC Paying your traffic tickets and property taxes just got a little bit easier for those living downtown. Mayor Esthela Ponce Beltran has inaugurated a Municipality of La Paz office at Madero Market to collect the City’s money. ...

The Grand Princess Arrived in La Paz

TBC   La Paz had a very special visitor to the city on Sunday, September 22.  At 7:00 in the morning, the cruise liner Grand Princess arrived in the Pichilingue Terminal and docked with La Paz Mayor Esthela Ponce and other city officials on hand...

City of La Paz Announces Permanent Pothole-Reparation Campaign

*In coordination with the state government TBC   The municipality of La Paz has announced an ongoing campaign to repair potholes in the city and some of the other municipal communities.  “Attention on the subject will be year-round,” said Juan de la Peña Salgado, general...

PEMEX to invest in dock in La Paz

TBC   Petróleos Mexicanos (trademarked and better known as Pemex, which translates to Mexican Petroleum), is investing this year to upgrade and modernize the dock in La Paz  which is located on the road to Pichilingue. Pemex is the Mexican state-owned petroleum company, created in...

Please Respect Disabled Parking Spaces

TBC The Department of Public Security, the Preventative Police and Municipal Transit are asking the public in general and especially drivers of vehicles to please respect disabled parking spaces around the city. The rules for disabled parking spaces are designed to give preferred access to people...

Three Levels of Government Needed to Control Fire in Todos Santos

Three Levels of Government Needed to Control Fire in Todos Santos TBC Fire broke out in the Pueblo Magico of Todos Santos shortly after noon on Thursday, February 28th.  Todos Santos is located 50 miles south of La Paz. The General Secretary of the Municipality...

ABUNDANCE

By Erwin Verburgt Everybody talks about “sustainable” these days. The term is mentioned when referring to living, energy, development, even relationships (however terrifying that last one sounds). The definition of the word, “capable of being sustained”, really means getting by with the bare minimum. And...

The First of 87 Bus Stops Installed in La Paz, Baja California Sur

La Paz Mayor Esthela Ponce Beltran delivered the first of 87 promised bus stops that are to be located in different areas of the city where they are most needed. The bus stops are made of metal and are easy to install and easy to...

EMPRHOTUR Earmarks 9.4 Million Pesos for Promoting La Paz, BCS in 2013

TBC During the first general meeting of 2013 of the Association of Hotels and Tourist Enterprises (EMPRHOTUR), the organization announced that it will be spending 9.4 million pesos over the next year in national and international promotion and marketing of the capital city of Baja...