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Seguro Popular, A Health Care Option in Mexico for Foreigners

Les Carmona Back in 1992, Mexico created a program to provide health care for anyone who does not qualify for employer-supported medical insurance. There are pluses and minuses to the system but it remains a great way to provide you and your family access to...

Carnaval La Paz 2013!

It is almost Carnaval La Paz time! The dates have been announced for the city’s biggest annual street party and entertainment festival. Carnaval begins Thursday, February 7, and continues through Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

Baja Foreign Business Group Ends 2012 with a Bang

TBC The Baja Foreign Business Group (BFBG) gathered just before the holidays at Mis Amores Restaurant on Marquis de León with an invitation extended to Ruben Reachi Lugo, State Secretary of Tourism, Pedro Aguilar, Municipal Director of Tourism and Agustin Olachea, President of Emprhotur (Hotel...

Some City Streets in La Paz are Getting Paved!

TBC The Municipality of La Paz and the Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry, or CMIC, have joined forces and are fixing 19 kilometers of city streets and repaving another 56 kilometers that were heavily damaged with all the rains this fall. Most of the...

Blanket Drive Wraps Up in La Paz

By Sheryl Hamilton Over the past week, about 100 new and used blankets, quilts, comforters and sleeping bags were distributed to families in the colonias of Vista Hermosa, Villas de Guadalupe and Marquis de Leon / Laguna Azul. Located in the hills about 3 miles...

Enjoying the Back Roads Around La Paz

By Leslie Duncan We put on our hiking shoes, gathered some snacks and plenty of water, and off we went with Benjamin Duarte, of Baja Biking Explorers, for a back roads tour around La Paz.  Benjamin guides hiking, kayaking, biking and snorkeling tours. On this...

Dia de Guadalupe – December 12th

Wednesday, December 12th is Dia de Guadalupe, a special day to many Catholics, especially Mexicans, as it is the day that the Virgin of Guadalupe (or, La Virgen de Guadalupe, en español) was to have appeared before peasant Juan Diego near Mexico City in 1583....

Construction Has Begun on the La Paz Convention Center

TBC Governor Marcos Covarrubias Villaseñor was on hand to lay down the first stone in the construction of La Paz’s Convention Center. Salvador Pérez Ramírez, Secretary of Urban Planning, Infrastructure and Ecology for the State, said the project will help position La Paz as a...

Reduce, Reuse, and RECYCLE!

By Stephanie Rousso These three little words beginning with the letter R are very important for the future health of our planet.    Did you know that an area the size of Texas filled with plastics is swirling in the Pacific Ocean?  Albatross birds are feeding...

Breathalyzer Checkpoints This Holiday Season in Baja Sur

TBC The State Commission for the Prevention of Accidents in coordination with the 5 municipalities in Baja California Sur have announced that 20 breathalyzer checkpoints will be up and running during the holiday season, “intensifying our work to prevent car accidents and therefore preventing the...