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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...

February 7th – Constitution Day in Mexico Celebrated

February 5th in Mexico is Constitution Day, when the official announcement of the 1857 and 1917 constitutions is celebrated.  In order to make a long weekend, the first Monday in February, February 7th, will be a national holiday.  Banks, government offices and some businesses will...

Preliminary Election Results have Covarrubias Ahead

As of 10:00 pm on February 6th, preliminary election results are showing that former Comondu mayor Marcos Covarrubias (PAN) has a 10 point lead over his closet opponent Ricardo Barroso of the PRI in the election for Governor of BCS. The ruling parties candidate, Luis...

Voting Day in Baja California Sur

Voting stations in local schools, like the one above, were opened on Sunday for municipal and state elections here in Baja California Sur on February 6th, 2011.  Just under 420,000 citizens were elegible to vote in these elections for governor, mayors for BCS’s 5 municipalities...

No Alcohol on Election Day

The powers to be in La Paz have stuck to their guns and will NOT allow alcohol to be served from Saturday, February 5 starting at 10:00 pm until Monday, February 7th at 9:00 am.  There are municipal and state elections in Baja California Sur...