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La Paz Officials Visit Mexico City to Launch New, National Image Campaign

In the presence of the Federal Secretary of Tourism Gloria Guevara Manzo, La Paz officials, including Mayor Esthela Ponce Beltran and Agustin Olachea, President of EMPRHOTUR, the La Paz Hotel and Tourism Association, joined the Secretary of Tourism for Baja California Sur Rubén Reachi in...

Property Tax Discount Until the End of September

The Municipality of La Paz has announced a temporary tax discount program that is now in effect until September 30th, 2011. A 50% discount is available on all fines that were applied for not paying your property taxes on time prior to 2011. The total...

The Municipality of La Paz Debuts Tourist Police Units for the Maleco

In the hot summer month of August, the local tourist police fraction of the Municipality of La Paz Police Force debuted two new, 3-wheeled units to patrol the malecon. The tourist police units come with the main objective of helping out tourists, both national and...

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...