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BANKS CLOSED FOR MEXICO’S INDEPENDENCE DAY

It is important to note that due to Mexico’s Independence Day, celebrated on September 15th and 16th, banks, schools and most government offices will be closed on Friday, September 16th, making for a long weekend.  Viva Mexico!!!

WILL AND TESTAMENT DISCOUNT FOR MONTH OF SEPTEMBER WITH NOTARIO PUBLICOS

When one departs this world, one normally leaves goods that were his or hers. These goods (movable or immovable) must be transmitted to someone or the government will confiscate them. In Mexico, the unclaimed goods are then distributed to needed people. Therefore, it is crucial...

BCS Remains Optimistic About Its Economic Future

On August 19, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, INEGI, released the results of a national survey of jobs and employment for the second trimester of 2011. In Baja California Sur, during the period of April to June of this year, there were a...

AMPI La Paz Training for MLS

Last week saw a great training session for La Paz MLS (Multiple Listing Service). AMPI (Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals) La Paz has agreed to join a state wide MLS to better serve their clients in obtaining all the listings available in the state,...

Mega Comercial Mexicana Grand Opening September 15th, 2011

Construction is complete on 30,000 square meters of land for the new Punto La Paz power shopping center, which will be home to Mega Comercial Mexicana grocery store and 85 commercial spaces which will soon be home to Cinemex, restaurants, a bank, and several retailers....

Important Notice for US Ex-Pats

Representatives from the US Federal Benefits Unit (Social Security) came to La Paz and held two town hall meetings at Marina de La Paz. They were extremely helpful and knowledgeable.  They said they are here to serve retirees with respect and dignity. Watch for the...

New Street Signs Found on the Streets of La Paz

La Paz Mayor Esthela Ponce Beltran, along with La Paz city councilors, local congressmen and citizens of La Paz put the new Nomenclature for the Municipality of La Paz Program into high gear on Saturday, July 3rd as the first brand new street signs, complete...

CostaBaja Receives “Certificate of Environmental Quality” from PROFEPA

The new head of PROFEPA, (Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente) La Paz, Pablo Tamez Molino, was on hand at the CostaBaja Golf Club to officially present CostaBaja Resort & Marina General Director Alejandro Yberri with a “Certificate of Environmental Quality”, a distinction that is...

La Paz Officials Visit Sister City Redondo Beach

The historical library of Redondo Beach, California served as the backdrop as La Paz officials, including Mayor Esthela Ponce Beltran and Agustin Olachea, President of EMPRHOTUR, the La Paz Hotel and Tourist Enterprises Association, joined Redondo Beach Mayor Mike Gin to officially launch the awareness...

Esthela Ponce elected mayor of La Paz

Preliminary election results from Sunday’s municipal and state elections in BCS are showing that La Paz once again has elected a woman for mayor. Esthela Ponce, the mayoral candidate from the PRI, is a strong-willed, no nonsense politician who has pledged to “clean up the...