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ACERCARTE TRIUMPHS in BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR

Last year local artist Lila Magallón began Acercarte, a project near and dear to her heart.  The goal of Acercarte was to bring art to rural communities.  Her plan wasn’t to do something as simple as donating art to these communities, but rather to bring...

Recognition of Loreto, BCS as a “Pueblo Magico” Postponed

TBC Surprisingly, the Major of Loreto, Jorge Alberto Aviles Perez has announced that the naming of his city as a “Pueblo Magico” or Magical Town, has been postponed until further notice. Aviles Perez said in a statement that, “It is necessary to recognize Loreto soon...

Beware at the Gas Pump!

PEMEX is the Mexican state-owned petroleum company that is responsible for setting the price of fuel and oversees distribution to the public, but the individual gas stations are privately franchised.  In theory it’s simple to get gas around town. Almost all stations are open 24...

Message from Government of Canada’s Registration of Canadians Abroad Service

Dear Canadians, you are receiving this because you are registered with the Government of Canada’s Registration of Canadians Abroad Service. Please share the following important information with all the Canadian citizens in your organization, area or district. The hurricane season extends from May 15 to...

Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon Visits La Paz

Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon spent time in La Paz this weekend on an unofficial visit.  He arrived on Saturday and enjoyed his evening at CostaBaja resort with his family.  On Sunday, he took part in the La Paz – Todos Santos leg of the Baja...

THROUGH SPORT YOUTH CAN STAY AWAY FROM VICES

TBC Youths remain one of the greatest assets that any community can posses and they are potentially the greatest investment for a society’s sustainable development and future. A community that allows a good percentage of youths to be misdirected, risks future viability and survival. The...

Statue of Jacques Yves Cousteau Unveiled on La Paz Malecon

Just last week the statue of Jacques Yves Cousteau, located on the malecon and Republica, was unveiled. The state of Baja California Sur commissioned sculptor Salvador Rocha to help pay homage to the world famous French explorer. Cousteau spent a great deal of time exploring...

RED LAUNCHES “VOLUNTOURISM” ADVENTURE IN MAGDALENA BAY

Jaime Campos This summer, RED Sustainable Travel is partnering with Grupo Tortuguero‘s ProCaguama (Operation Loggerhead) to offer the travel experience of a lifetime. This adventure makes you part of one of the most exciting and successful sea turtle conservation projects on the planet. Join the...

LORETO TO BE NAMED “PUEBLO MAGICO”

Governor Marcos Covarrubias Villaseñor has just announced that on June 5th, the Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzo, will be in Baja California Sur to declare Loreto a “Pueblo Mágico” or Magical Town. Being a “Magical Town” is a recognition awarded by the federal Secretary...

Thinking of putting up a lemonade stand for extra cash?

·SOMEONE MAYBE WATCHING YOU Theo Breadguy Already in Loreto and in Todos Santos, complaints have been registered denouncing criminal activity by foreigners. “They are taking our jobs and livelihood away” is the sort of rhetoric heard by the city council members and the National Immigration...