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Tourism Up in BCS Over the Summer of 2015

A recent report in data seems to indicate the positive effectiveness in the promotion and marketing strategies of main tourist destinations in BCS. TBC The indicators of tourism activity recorded in the main tourist destinations in Baja California Sur at the end of the summer...

Big Blue Free Diving Held in La Paz

TBC Estrella Navarro Holm, world silver medalist for free diving, has organized for the second year in a row the Free Diving World Cup “Big Blue” in La Paz. Navarro Holm, a La Paz native, founded Big Blue to share with other free divers the...

US Navy Brings Wheelchairs to the Disabled in Los Cabos

TBC The U.S. government continued its support to the Mexican agency for child welfare Desarollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) with a gift of twenty-one wheelchairs to people with severe disabilities in Los Cabos. The gift was made possible by a partnership with the U.S....

MY FIDEICOMISO WILL EXPIRE SOON – What Do I Do?

By Gisela Talamantes Saenz Under Mexican law, all properties acquired by foreigners in the restricted zone – within 50 km of an ocean or 100 km of the borders – must be held in a Mexican bank trust which is known as a fideicomiso. These...

GOING LOCAL – La Paz, BCS

GOING LOCAL La Paz TBC with Victor Granados Seven years ago this month, Victor Granados and his partner in crime, Edith Gonzalez, started their new adventure in life: South Baja Realtors. After making hundreds of happy clients – and, in turn, new friends – over...

Give me Shelter: How to Donate Safely

By Susan Fogel What a strange title for an article! In reality, not so strange. There are so many aspects of life in La Paz where money can make a difference. And there are so many people asking for donations and claiming to be responsible...

Recycling at El Mangle in La Paz

By Bruce Bennett Although La Paz does not yet have a city-wide, curb-side recycling program, there is an opportunity to recycle plastic, metal, paper, and food and yard waste. The most complete recycling program available to the public exists at El Mangle, a site shared...

Armando Martinez Vega Sworn in as Mayor of La Paz

TBC     Armando Martinez Vega was officially sworn in as mayor of La Paz at 7: pm on Sunday, September 27th. By 8:00 am the next morning, the new administration was already out filling potholes, and was also busy beginning the firing of 1,000...

Ramblings: Ex-Pats in La Paz

Ana Hall The first time I saw Ana Hall she was shopping – for a house. My house. Or the house next door. Or any house on the block. I was in front of my property when we saw each other. She and her husband,...

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...