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Tourism in Mexico Increases in 2011

Despite the Bad Press From Mexico Today Recent statistics from the Bank of Mexico demonstrate that tourism in Mexico has increased by 2 percent in the period between January 2011 and September 2011. A sweeping 16.7 million tourists from all over the world traveled to...

Nobody Should have to Sleep on the Floor

Sheryl Hamilton La Paz Gringos, or LPG has been feverishly trying to round up funds and donations to buy mattresses and bedding for some very needy families in the colonias around the outskirts of La Paz. If you or friends are updating your bedding, please...

Governor Covarrubias to Strengthen Development in La Paz

Members of La Paz’s Business Coordinating Council met with Governor Marcos Covarrubias Villaseñor to discuss topics related to the economic development of La Paz. At the meeting, the Governor said he is focused on strengthening development in La Paz in 2012 through construction projects and...

Giants in the Ocean: The Whale Shark in La Paz

RJ Archer It is a whale or a shark? The whale shark is definitely a shark and it’s the largest fish in the ocean, reaching up to 60 feet in length. They feed very close to the surface and this behavior allows select parts of...

The Four Gateways to La Paz to be Given a Facelift

Last week the Municipality of La Paz, in conjunction with the Administration of Public Services, announced the “Beautification Program for the Four Entrances to the City,” starting with the entrance coming into La Paz from the airport, which is the first impression travelers have of...

More Cruise Vacationers in La Paz’s Future?

Baja California Sur is becoming a favorite destination for tourists through cruise vacations and cruise lines are having  a positive economical impact not only within the tourism sector but in other sectors of the economy as well, the State Director of the Port Authority(API), Jesús...

Governor Back to Work

“2012 will be a year of great challenges for Baja California Sur and together, like a family, we can move forward by working hard everyday and strengthening our goals during the next few months of the year to see them through,” Governor Marcos Covarrubias Villaseñor...

Tourism Associations Try to Redirect Spending of 3% Hotel Tax

Representatives of tourism and business associations in the state met with local congressmen last week to present their plan for the redirection of funds generated from the hotel tax under the Ley de Ingresos for 2012. In Baja California Sur (BCS), a 3% hotel tax...

“URBAN RUNWAY” PROGRAM INAUGURATED IN LA PAZ

With the participation of Frank Hills, Thomas Ireton, Mala Sorhuet and Andre Prefontaine, the inauguration of “Urban Runway” took place on November 24th, a program organized by the La Paz Municipal Cultural Department under the direction of Matilde Cervantes Navarrete. With the help of these...

So, Should US Ex-Pats Register with the US Embassy?

At a recent dinner in Mexico City, some ex-pats living in La Paz met Sara Craig, Director of Citizens Services at the US Embassy. Her response to the headline question is, “Yes. Every citizen should register.” The first question asked of Ms. Craig was, “What...