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Ley Seca in La Paz for Presidential Elections

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: There seems to be some confusion out there in land about La Ley Seco (Law for selling alcohol this weekend), here in La Paz for the upcoming Presidential Elections. City council of La Paz decreed the following…”veinticuatro horas del sabado 30...

G20 Summit in Los Cabos Declared a Success

The G20 Summit held in Los Cabos on June 18th to the 19th has closed with leaders of the worlds 20 most industrialized and developing economies promising to continue to work together on the financial crisis in Europe and generating global growth.  Other topics discussed...

Mexico heading to the Polls July 1st, 2012

Mexico heading to the Polls July 1st Everywhere you turn in Mexico, whether it is on the streets, at family gatherings or coffee shops, conversation always seems to get directed towards the upcoming federal elections. Federal elections are scheduled every six years, on the first...

Ciudad de los Niños , the Orphanage in La Paz, Graduates 7 Leaders of the Future!

Congrats to the Ciudad de los Niños in La Paz, the orphanage run by the Catholic Church,  and 7 students who have recently completed the high school leadership course!  The class is designed to help each set goals for their futures and finding ways to...

Setting the Record Straight on the Mexican Government’s “No-Pets-in-Cabin Policy” for Airlines

SHERYL HAMILTON Two months ago, a letter went out from the Mexican Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) to all US and Canadian airlines, reminding them of a 2007 Directive which, among other things, prohibits transporting pets in the cabin on all flights to, from...

LAST WALKABILITY AUDIT IN LA PAZ – JOIN US

The International Community Foundation has invited expert Paul Zykofsky to perform walkability audits throughout La Paz on June 26th, 2012. He will be doing a walkability audit in English on Monday morning from 7:30-8:30am. Meet at the CREA, on Forjadores, across from Aramburo. Following the...

LORETO FINALLY DECLARED A “PUEBLO MAGICO”

LORETO FINALLY DECLARED A “PUEBLO MAGICO” TBC With the Secretary of Tourism in Mexico, Gloria Guevara Manzo, Governor of BCS, Marcos Covarrubias Villaseñor and Mayor of Loreto Jorge Alberto Aviles Perez on hand, Loreto was finally declared yesterday a “Magical Town” in Mexico, increasing the...

Mattress Project Update – June 2012

Sheryl Hamilton On Saturday, June 2, sixteen mattresses were delivered to needy families in Laguna Azul (Marquez de Leon) and Vista Hermosa, bringing the total distributed to date to 62. The mattresses are purchased at local segundas with donated funds from various sources: Club Cruceros,...

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...