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Seguro Popular, A Health Care Option in Mexico for Foreigners

Les Carmona Back in 1992, Mexico created a program to provide health care for anyone who does not qualify for employer-supported medical insurance. There are pluses and minuses to the system but it remains a great way to provide you and your family access to...

State Government Starts Reforms to Boost Minimum Wage

Locally, there are 54 laws that need to be reformed to guarantee workers a better wage TBC During a session of the Productivity Commission held last week in La Paz, Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare, José Luis Pérpulli Drew expressed the need for local...

Brand New Artisan Market In La Paz

Entrepreneurs, Producers and Artisan Market Set to Open   *Sunday, March 1st in the parking lot of La Paz’s City Hall   TBC   In order to give continuity to the efforts and needs of local business people and producers, the municipality of La Paz,...

Day of the Malecon to be Celebrated March 1st!

March 1st –Day of the Malecon TBC It is time to give La Paz’s most valuable treasure a facelift – and we are all invited. March 1 has been declared Day of the Malecon. The committee Pro Malecon is busy at work trying to get...

RED Sustainable Travel of La Paz a Finalist

TBC The Hotel and Tourism Management Association of La Paz (EMPRHOTUR) is pleased to report that “RED” Sustainable Travel (RED), a socially responsible company that promotes the development of tourism in Mexico towards more sustainable and renewable models, is among the three finalists for the...

Carnaval La Paz 2015 is just around the corner

*February 12th to the 17th on the Malecon of La Paz TBC As it does every year, La Paz will transform itself into one big, public street party. The traditional Carnaval La Paz will be kicking off on Thursday, February 12th. Organizers, including the General...

Municipality of La Paz Property Tax Discounts Still Available

TBC The City of La Paz has announced its property tax discount program for the month of February 2015. This temporary discount will run until Feburary 28th, 2015. If you pay your 2015 property taxes before the end of the month, in one payment, you...

Once Again AeroMexico Offers Non-Stop La Paz – Los Angeles Route

TBC The saga of international flights in and out of the Aeropuerto Internacional Manuel Márquez de León in La Paz continues. With little fanfare, Areomexico has announced a Saturday direct flight between the capital city of BCS and Los Angeles. The Saturday flight leaves LAX...

La Paz Mayor Esthela Ponce Granted Leave of Absence

Last night, a extraordinary council meeting was convened where La Paz Mayor Esthela Ponce Beltran was granted a leave of absence. The leave will be without pay and effective immediately until February 15th, 2015.  Ponce Beltran plans to use this time to take part in...

4000 New Street Name Signs to Be Installed in La Paz

First stage will include the downtown area. TBC Finally, more street signs are being installed in La Paz! Mayor Esthela Ponce Beltran unveiled at the corner of Altamirano and Juarez in the downtown area of La Paz, the first of thousands of new street signs...