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Bringing Culture and Art to Rural Areas in Mexico with Acercarte

Kat Bennett Acercarte and The Painting Pirates are two organizations promoting culture to groups of children and young adults in rural communities.  When Lila Magallón of Acercarte and Rose Robin of The Painting Pirates joined together to create Enchanting Mexico – a countrywide trip giving...

Peña Nieto to be Sworn in on December 1

TBC Enrique Peña Nieto’s inauguration as Mexico’s new president will take place on Saturday, December 1st at the San Lazaro Legislative Palace in Mexico City. The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate Peña Nieto was the winner of the presidential elections held in Mexico on Sunday,...

Foreigners May Not Own Guns in Mexico, Right? Wrong!

By Susan Fogel At a recent meeting of citizens with the police commander and the sub-delegado of El Centenario, the subject of gun ownership came up. When asked if foreigners could own guns in Mexico, Commandante Jose Luis Amador Olachea said, “yes.” His answer caused...

New Traffic Circulation Route

Take Note: Traffic Circulation Changes The offices of the Public Security, Transit and Preventative Policing for the municipality of La Paz have announced that as of Wednesday, November 21st there will be new traffic flow and circulation changes to the Libramientos Daniel Roldán Zimbrón and...

Citizens Committee of El Centenario Meet with the Director General of the Police, Heads Roll

By Susan Fogel After the citizen’s meeting in El Centenario on Friday, October 26, a committee of five citizens joined El Centenario sub-delagado, Marco Antonio Garcia, at a meeting at the La Paz City Hall to discuss the recent spree of burglaries and police behavior....

20 de Noviembre – Revolution Day in Mexico

TBC 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 in power in Mexico for more than 30 years,...

Indigenous Rock Murals all around us… in the Baja

Stephanie Rousso The indigenous culture of Baja California Sur is long gone, but the evidence that tribes once lived and thrived here in the Sierra Mountain range is right in front of our face.  My good friend, Anibal Lopez Espinoza has been using his own...

Fifty Citizens Stand up Against Crime in El Centenario

By Susan Fogel There has been a crime spree in El Centenario and El Comitan. The residents are shocked that their little piece of paradise at the back of the bay should have these troubles. A group of about 50 Mexicans, Canadians, and Americans were...

Alaska to discontinue La Paz Air Service in April 2013

TBC La Paz may soon find itself without direct flights to and from the United States. Alaska Airlines has just announced that it is discontinuing Horizon Air’s service between Los Angeles and La Paz next April. Flights after April 6 were made unavailable for purchase...

Both Local and State Governments Looking for Funds to Repair Street Damage In Baja Sur

TBC Storms Miriam and Norman had left severe damage to roads, streets and highways across the entire state. Damages that were once estimated to be at just over 35 million pesos have now skyrocketed after the passing of Hurricane Paul.  So much so, the Governor...