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Traffic Police and the Unfortunate “MORDIDA”

G. Donohoe It seems that it is that time once again for the Baja Citizen to warn visitors and residents alike in La Paz of the ever-present nuisance “la mordida”. “La mordida”, or translation “the bite” is the local term used for a bribe. It...

La Paz’s Development Future in Question

TBC The tourist development EntreMares, located on El Mogote, right beside the development Paraiso del Mar, has received word that the Tribunal Federal de Justicia Fiscal y Administrativa or the Federal Court of Fiscal and Administrative Justice has canceled Semarnat’s approval of the project. However,...

EcoTravel Adventures Awaits You In and Around La Paz

By Stephanie Rousse The terms eco-tourism, eco- adventures and eco-friendly are  thrown around as much as green or natural products are advertised, a common practice coined “greenwashing”.  Just because an activity is located outdoors, doesn´t mean it is an actual “ECO-activity”.  For example, should driving...

Damage Being Evaluated to City Streets and Highways

TBC Storms Miriam and Norman left severe damage to highways across the state and the Secretary of Urban Planning for Baja California Sur, Salvador Pérez Ramírez, said that during the first evaluation of the state’s highways and main streets of Los Cabos, La Paz and...

Mattress Fund Update – September 2012

Thanks to the generosity of several caring individuals in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, $1430 USD has been raised to buy used mattresses for needy kids in the poorest colonias of La Paz. The ‘Mattress Project’ fundraising campaign on Indiegogo.com ends on October 5th, so...

Potholes are all the Rage in La Paz, BCS. Drive with Extreme Caution.

There are seriously chucks of asphalt missing from the majority of streets in La Paz. Please drive with extreme caution. Drivers are all over the streets trying to avoid all the potholes.

Weather is all the Talk in La Paz, Baja

Hurricane Miriam is leaving the Baja and Tropical Storm Norman is arriving. Three days of rain and earthquakes with two strong aftershocks this morning (4.3). The weather is keeping us all very entertained. Be safe. Road and highway conditions are terrible.

School canceled again in La Paz!

School has been canceled tomorrow, Friday – September 28th, 2012 in the State of Baja California Sur because of the heavy rains. No school!

BEWARE OF DENGUE FEVER AFTER THE RAINS IN LA PAZ, BAJA

Lee Moore Okay, folks, it’s time for my yearly rant about dengue fever. I’ve had it. You don’t want to get it. It’s an unforgettably unpleasant experience. Dengue fever is endemic in Baja California Sur. It is a viral infection transmitted by mosquito bite. Of...

6.2 Earthquake Hits La Paz, Baja California Sur

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Tuesday afternoon near Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. The temblor struck 47 miles north of La Paz, Mexico at 4:45 p.m, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Governor Marcos Covarrubias Villaseñor declared at a press conference later that evening that classes will be suspended...