Mexicali

Constellation Brands project causing more conflicts in Mexicali

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018

At least five people arrested left a series of clashes between agents of the Baja California police corporations and demonstrators of the Resistance Movement “Mexicali Resiste”, which opposes the construction of an aqueduct that crosses the Ejido Choropo in Mexicali, which will serve to supply water to the brewery known as Constellation Brands. The Secretary of Public Security of Baja California, Gerardo Sosa Olachea, explained that state and municipal officials responded to the call of the brewery after protesters intended on Tuesday January 16 to prevent workers from continuing with the construction of the plant. Before the eviction attempt, the protesters received the officers with stones, so they established a security perimeter, for which they pushed them back. The group responded by throwing rocks and dirt, which resulted in a series of intermittent clashes. The first struggles started around 6:00 in the morning on January 16, and lasted for several hours. It was in the afternoon, and after at least five unsuccessful attempts, when the police officers managed to break the protest demonstration. The balance was at least seven people injured, including a policeman and...

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Baja California

Private security company shut down by the State Public Security Secretary

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018

A private security Company has been closed by the State Security Secretary, because it didn’t fulfill the legal requirements, was not correctly and legally registered and lacked the paperwork to operate, according to the Undersecretary of Public Safety in Baja California, Cristian Colosio Lue, who also said that according to Secretary Sosa Olachea, they are intensifying the inspection visits all over the five cities of Baja California, in order to review that all these companies operate within the legal frame. The company name is JUVA6428 and it was located on Lopez Mateos Boulevard and it offered services of protection of places and businesses, Colosio Lule said that the company didn’t have the SSPE permit which is required to operate as private security, and the personnel and processes were not adequate to offer the service, so the State Public Security Secretary proceeded to temporarily close the company. The company will be fined with an amount that goes from 70 to 200 thousand pesos, according to what the Law states and the invitation is for the business owner and reminded all those interested...

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World News

Footage of ‘humanoid UFO’ over Mexico goes viral, sparks skepticism

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018

A bizarre video of a “humanoid UFO” over Mexico has gone viral, sparking plenty of skepticism. The humanoid-shaped object was filmed hovering above the city of Mexicali in the state of Baja California in Mexico. Self-described UFO expert Pedro Ramirez noted that it was “first sighting of 2018” and said it may be the result of mankind’s space activity in recent years. “Aliens are aware that we have made a number of space launches recently and have identified that we have been sending up ‘war material’,” he claimed to the CEN news agency, according to comments obtained by The Mirror.   Ramirez said that aliens may be concerned by mankind’s activity and “they have been increasingly monitoring our planet. This year will be very important for those of us who follow this phenomenon closely.” While some believe the object is not of this world, others believe it has a more plausible explanation or is a fake. Commentator Andrew LaSane said on Outerplaces.com that while it does look like it is a flying person, there hasn’t been any corroborating evidence of it, making him skeptical. According...

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National

Federal Government and Electricity Federal Commission harm Baja California industrials

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018

Shameful agreement of the SHCP (a Mexican IRS) which increases more than 10% the industrial and commercial electricity fee, for Baja California industrials, said Lawmaker Luz Argelia Paniagua Figueroa, who also said: “It’s sad and pitiful the Federal Government to make such decisions, without any hesitation,  severely affecting the competitiveness and development in Baja CAlifrnia, but this won’t stay like this, we will start a blockade to revert this determination which harms all Baja California residents”, said Paniagua. The increase determination was publiched in the Fedweral Official Journal as of November 30th of 2017, anabling the SHCP to determine a mechanism to fix the electrical power fees, different from that of the Energy Regulation Commission. Last January 12th, Tomas Sibaja, Aerospace cluster President, sent an email to President Penia Nieto and the Secretary of Energy, stating his disagreement regarding the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE in Spanish) increasing electricity fees which has caused serious problems to the local industries and will worsen this year with such high price to pay for electricity, something that began last...

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Constellation Brands project causing more conflicts in Mexicali

Constellation Brands project causing more conflicts in Mexicali

Jan 17, 2018

At least five people arrested left a series of clashes between agents of the Baja California police corporations and demonstrators of the Resistance Movement “Mexicali Resiste”, which opposes the construction of an aqueduct that crosses the Ejido Choropo in Mexicali, which will serve to supply water to the brewery known as Constellation Brands. The Secretary of Public Security of Baja California, Gerardo Sosa Olachea, explained that state and municipal officials responded to the call of the brewery after protesters intended on Tuesday January 16 to prevent workers from continuing with the construction of the plant. Before the eviction attempt, the protesters received the officers with stones, so they established a security perimeter, for which they pushed them back. The group responded by throwing rocks and dirt, which resulted in a series of intermittent clashes. The first struggles started around 6:00 in the morning on January 16, and lasted for several hours. It was in the afternoon, and after at least five unsuccessful attempts, when the police officers managed to break the protest demonstration. The balance was at least seven people injured, including a policeman and a journalist, who received a stone to the head during the coverage. The State Secretariat of Public Safety (SSP) reported the arrest of five members of the group that was demonstrating and reported that municipal and state police officers will guard the area surrounding the brewery until the construction works are finished. According to state authorities, during the incident that took place last Monday January 15, the State Public Services Commission of Mexicali (CESPM) attended a leak on a potable water network pipeline that supplies the state capital, apparently caused on purpose. Authorities of the CESPM indicated that a construction company performs excavation works for a private individual and for this reason an eight-inch pipe that passes very close to the construction was exposed to the surface, which allegedly attracted the attention of members of one of the groups of “civil resistance”, which proceeded to damage the section of pipe, according to collected evidence. In response, a crew of the CESPM network area reached the point of leakage, performing, as the procedure marks, the closing of valves to avoid further waste of water and then...

Private security company shut down by the State Public Security Secretary

Private security company shut down by the State Public Security Secretary

Jan 17, 2018

A private security Company has been closed by the State Security Secretary, because it didn’t fulfill the legal requirements, was not correctly and legally registered and lacked the paperwork to operate, according to the Undersecretary of Public Safety in Baja California, Cristian Colosio Lue, who also said that according to Secretary Sosa Olachea, they are intensifying the inspection visits all over the five cities of Baja California, in order to review that all these companies operate within the legal frame. The company name is JUVA6428 and it was located on Lopez Mateos Boulevard and it offered services of protection of places and businesses, Colosio Lule said that the company didn’t have the SSPE permit which is required to operate as private security, and the personnel and processes were not adequate to offer the service, so the State Public Security Secretary proceeded to temporarily close the company. The company will be fined with an amount that goes from 70 to 200 thousand pesos, according to what the Law states and the invitation is for the business owner and reminded all those interested in starting their own companies, to register and follow all the procedures and legal...

ICBC will award 400 scholarships to children and teens who excel in music, theater, dance, plastic arts and literature

ICBC will award 400 scholarships to children and teens who excel in music, theater, dance, plastic arts and literature

Jan 17, 2018

Children and teenagers between 6 and 18 years of age, who have skills in artistic disciplines, may apply for a scholarship from the Artistic Talents program of the Institute of Culture of Baja California (ICBC) until Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., which is the deadline to submit applications. The Government of the State of Baja California, through the Institute of Culture of Baja California, and in coordination with the Ministry of Culture of the Federal Government, offers scholarships in the following artistic disciplines: music, theater, dance, plastic arts and literature. “The categories are girls and boys between 6 and 14 years of age (by February 28, 2018). And teens between 15 and 18 years of age (by February 28, 2018”), informed the General Director of the ICBC, Manuel Felipe Bejarano Giacomán. The requirements are: to excel and / or have skills in any of the artistic disciplines. The evaluation of the applications submitted will be the responsibility of the Collegiate Council of the Academic Program and the State Talent Festival; children and young people in art, governing body for planning and monitoring the program, which is made up of prominent and renowned creators of the state of Baja California in each of the aforementioned artistic disciplines. The deadline for submitting an application by the candidates for the 2018 selection is Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. For more information (in Spanish) go to: http://www.icbc.gob.mx/   –oo0oo– ENSENADA Representación del ICBC Centro Social, Cívico y Cultural Riviera Bulevar Costero s/n Ensenada, Baja California, C.P. 22800 Tel.: (646) 177 3130   Centro Estatal de las Artes (CEART Ensenada) Bulevar Lázaro Cárdenas y Calle Riviera Zona Centro, Ensenada Baja California Tel. y Fax: (646) 173 4307 y 08   MEXICALI Oficinas generales Avenida Álvaro Obregón No. 1209, Col. Nueva Mexicali, Baja California, C.P. 21100 Tel.:(686) 553 50 44 exts. 122 y 123 Fax.: (686) 554 12 78   Centro Estatal de las Artes (CEART Mexicali) Calzada de los Presidentes y Ciudad Victoria s/n Zona Río Nuevo, Mexicali, B.C. Tel.: (686) 553 6955 y (686) 553 6952   PLAYAS DE ROSARITO Representación del ICBC Paseo de La Cascada s/n, Fracc. La Cascada. Tel. y Fax: (661) 612 6760, 116 5243   Centro Estatal de...

Tijuana’s interactive museum will take you outer space

Tijuana’s interactive museum will take you outer space

Jan 17, 2018

With the objective that children, youth and adults have a wider knowledge of Space, Tijuana’s El Trompo, Museo Interactivo will address this issue through various activities that will be conducted through workshops. The director of the Interactive Museum, Rosario Ruíz Camacho, said that the activities that will take place in the facilities of this museum’s entertainment center, will take children and adults closer to the stars and planets. “Through the Friday Museum topic, we will approach El Espacio (Space), as part of the first edition of this year, the space is vast and contains many mysteries, without a doubt, that is why it awakens our curiosity,” Ruiz Camacho said. She indicated that during the program, attendees from four to fourteen years of age will carry out different activities such as: “creation of constellations with chocolates”, “wooden sticks” and “elaboration of lunar stones using vinegar and other materials”. “Children, teenagers and adults will gain knowledge about the phases of the moon, about the planets and stars, and will experience a space adventure through games, dynamic activities and there will be a lot of learning for young and old,” Rosario Ruíz Camacho concluded. Source:...

The PEP of BC one of the most effective law enforcement agencies with conclusive results at national level

The PEP of BC one of the most effective law enforcement agencies with conclusive results at national level

Jan 16, 2018

The State Preventive Police of Baa California proved to be one of the best national corporations in efficiency in arrests for crimes of common and federal jurisdiction, well above the other states and according to the summary of indicators derived from the National Census of Government, Public Security and Prison Systems State 2017 of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).   The strategy of the PEP in 2017 in the fight against crime allowed the seizure of 72,571,554 doses of drugs, marijuana being the most confiscated drug, followed by glass, cocaine, heroin, ice and psychotropic pills, with a daily average of 123 kilos in different substances.   An important fact is that the national average of the interventions of the State Police for alleged common and federal crimes is 12%, while the PEP of Baja California registers 92%.   Likewise, the PEP occupies the first place in police efficiency by agent, in detainees for federal offenses, with 2.1 detained suspects by agent, while performing crime prevention operations.   At national level, 1% of the interventions are for an alleged offense of the federal jurisdiction, 18% for a common crime and 40% for alleged infractions; while in Baja California PEP, 69% of the interventions are for an alleged offense of the Federal Jurisdiction , 23% for the offense of the Common Law and 8% for alleged infractions. The fight against crime is permanent and many of the results are thanks to citizen participation through their calls to emergency number 911, and anonymous report 089, actions that have been reinforced with meetings with business groups, the civil society and local communities. Source: Gobierno del Estado de Baja...

MEXICALI RESISTE attacks and hurts Channel 66 reporter

MEXICALI RESISTE attacks and hurts Channel 66 reporter

Jan 16, 2018

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA THE BAJA POST/EDITOR Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, it was shown when social activists from Mexicali Resiste showed that not only authorities are repressors against journalist but they are too, and assuming that they fight for the people’s rights, they have resorted to violence to protest against Constellation Brands in a violent fashion, and they hit and attacked treacherously a security guard among other things and now they have attacked Roberto Lopez of Mexicali, Channel 66 reporter. They have been camping at Constellation Brands brewing plant construction site and Mexicali Resiste militants hit Roberto Lopez with a stone that cut his head and cause bleeding, no one claimed responsibility because they are “fighting for the people’s rights” and they claim to be defending “the water that they want to steal from us”. Mexicali Resiste has all the right to demonstrate but doesn’t have the right to disqualify as traitors to all those who don’t concur with them and to call “sold out reporters” all those that don’t speak for them and to justify in an unilateral way all the violence with which they act. They also have maintained camping sites outside the Government buildings in Mexicali and have turned violent and have an absolutist mind set, things that only go to show how they would behave if they had the power and they have also showed that journalists not only have to fear the powers that be but also this type of social movements who judge and say what’s wrong and what’s...

SSPE to reinforce prison facilities’ security with more custody personnel

SSPE to reinforce prison facilities’ security with more custody personnel

Jan 16, 2018

TIJUANA, BC, January 12, 2018.- One of the priorities for the Public Security Secretariat of the State (SSPE) is to reinforce the security processes within the penitentiary centers of Baja California. Therefore, the Secretariat is making a call for women and men who wish to be part of the State Security Police and Prison Custody personnel. The Director of the Public Safety Academy of the State (ASPE), Fernando Sánchez González, indicated that they are looking for a profile of integral people, with no criminal record, committed to working jointly with society for citizen security. He indicated that the call for 130 possible candidates for the State Police of the Penitentiary Custody System (PESCP) is currently open, who will have to start a strict process of selection and psychological, physical, control and trust assessment tests. Once all the exams required by the SSPE have been approved, applicants will start the Police Training Program at the Training Center (CENFOCAP), to begin the initiation stage, which consists of 4 months in the internship modality where they are trained in: – Police Technique – Operational and legal issues – Prison security procedures – Human rights and culture of legality – Topics established according to the profile for which they were selected For the SSPE, it is essential to have qualified and professional staff with a high sense of humanity, which contributes positively to the process of reintegration of those deprived of freedom by society.   For more information, interested persons can visit the page www.seguridadbc.gob.mx, official facebook www.facebook.com/SSPEBC, and www.facebook.com/serpoliciabc Source: Gobierno del Estado de Baja...

Lack of clarity in the results of pollution levels in Cerro Prieto

Lack of clarity in the results of pollution levels in Cerro Prieto

Jan 16, 2018

Almost two years after the Federal Government agreed to carry out studies on polluting emissions from the geothermal power plant in Mexicali, which was done by educational institutions in Mexico and the United States at a high cost, no formal information is given to the public yet. Mexicali, Baja California on January 12, 2018. – Representative of the Baja California Party (PBC) Jorge Eugenio Núñez described the process as “opaque and irresponsible”. The results were delivered on January 11, regarding the contamination levels generated by the Geothermal plant. Cerro Prieto, and according to the specialists, the figures are within the allowed spectrum.   “It seems irresponsible that no results are given to the people of the Mexicali Valley in such a sensitive issue. Absolutely no report, methodology or technical data is provided, not even to the media, “said the President of the Commission for Economic Development and Trade Binational. Núñez Lozano explained: “The investigation was demanded by citizens, and therefore, a Special Commission of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) carried out the study, without allowing the intervention of any other authority in the process of the investigation that was supposedly elaborated by researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the University of Berkeley, California, United States”. The results state that air pollution in the area is “within the tolerance ranges”, the levels of metals in the blood of the inhabitants are “within the margins”, and the water quality is “within the permissible levels”, but no details on the indexes of contamination established by international treaties or organisms are provided; so people don’t know if the situation is permissible for the environment and the human being. Data: · In May 1973, the Cerro Prieto Geothermal field began activities with the entry into commercial operation of the first two units of the Cerro Prieto I Power Plant. (II-2) · The Cerro Prieto V Geothermal Electric Field is the last one in the area put into service in 2012, which would cost more than 137 million dollars. (II-17), and it was projected that the investment would be recovered in 4 years. (II-18) · The budget determined for environmental protection measures of Cerro Prieto V would be less than...