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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...

Starting October 16th, 30% Property Tax Discount + Additional 5% for 2013 in the Municipality of La Paz

TBC The City of La Paz has recently announced its temporary tax discount program for 2013 property taxes. This temporary discount began on October 16th, 2012 and will run until the end of the year. If you pay your 2013 property taxes before November 30th,...

President Calderon Inaugurates Large-Scale Solar Power Plant in BCS

TBC President Felipe Calderon was in Baja California Sur mid October where he inaugurated the Photovoltaic Solar Power Station, a large-scale solar power plant that he touted as the region’s first. During the inauguration of the Photovoltaic Solar Power Station, the president said that for...