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Francisco Monroy Sanchez Sworn in as new Mayor of La Paz

TBC With Estela Ponce Beltran deciding to step down as mayor of La Paz in order to seek an elected position in the next round of elections, Francisco Monroy Sanchez has been declared the new mayor. He will keep the post until the transition of...

BCS nonprofits take key steps through the phases of emergency management following Hurricane Odile: Response, Recovery, Mitigation, and Planning

* The International Community Foundation continues to support disaster relief on the Baja California Peninsula In mid-September 2014, immediately on the heels of Hurricane Odile, one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, the International Community Foundation (ICF), a San Diego-based...

La Paz Set to Host the 2015 Triathlon Pan American Cup

*40% increase in participants from last year TBC La Paz is all set and ready to host the second edition of “The Moonlight Triathlon” Pan American Cup Triathlon La Paz 2015 on Saturday, March 21st, 2015. This incredible event is where triathletes swim and cycle...

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...