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Bank robber’s freedom benefit revoked by Judge

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017

Un Juez revocó el beneficio de libertad en contra un hombre relacionado en un robo con violencia  en un institución bancaria, gracias al trabajo de la Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE), a través de la Unidad de Investigación de delitos de robos. El 27 de julio de 2012, se dictó en contra de CESÁR RENÉ “N”,  una sentencia condenatoria de 4 años y 8 meses de prisión por el delito de robo con violencia, otorgándole el beneficio de sustitución de la pena de prisión por la de trabajo a favor de la comunidad,que el induiciado no cumplió, lo cual no dejó conforme a autoridades de la PGJE. La Procuraduría promovió una audiencia de revisión de cumplimiento de beneficios, se resolvió revocar el beneficio obtenido en el 2012 ante el incumplimiento de las jornadas de trabajo que le habían sido impuestas, por lo que el Juez ordenó que César Rene compurgar la pena de 4 años y 8 meses en prisión. Los hechos en los que se relaciona, ocurrieron el 28 de marzo del 2011, cuando el sentenciado llegó en compañía...

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Travel & Leisure

Artists start working on sand sculptures in Rosarito BC

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017

The artists who will participate in the Rosarito Baja Sand Festival 2017, began working on the sculptures that they will be presenting during the ninth edition of this event, scheduled for this coming weekend. The Peruvian Rubén Rebatta, who is the author of one of the 16 sculptures that form part of the event that this year was called “Women in Art”, began working on the piece he called “Medusa”, which will be concluded a few days before festival. Like the rest of the eight artists who participate, the creator strives to make his sculpture a work worthy of this ninth edition, which hopes to exceed the number of attendees that in 2016 reached 15 thousand people. Ruben Rebatta, originally from Peru, participated in the 2016 edition of the Rosarito Baja Sand Festival, which he considered a great experience, and is happy to repeat, recognizing that he had not participated in an event of this magnitude. The Rosarito Baja Sand Festival is the largest event of its kind in all Latin America. He recently participated in the second and third meeting of Latin American...

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World News

Trump declares opioid crisis national emergency

Posted by on Aug 12, 2017

President Donald Trump threw the weight of the White House behind the fight against the opioid crisis Thursday and declared it a national emergency. “The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially, right now, it is an emergency,” Trump said at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. “It’s a national emergency. We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis.” Trump’s surprise announcement came two days after he vowed the U.S. would “win” the fight against the epidemic but stopped short of acting on the recommendation of the presidential opioid commission to “declare a national emergency.”  Trump Declares Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency It was not immediately clear what prompted Trump’s change of course. But he called the crisis “a serious problem the likes of which we have never had.” “You know when I was growing up they had the LSD and they had certain generations of drugs,” Trump said. “There’s never been anything like what’s happened to this country over the last four or five years. And...

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Environment

Regional Congress of Environment and Industrial Safety in Mexicali

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017

To promote a culture that takes care of water and other resources that affect the environment is a priority in the administration headed by Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid. For this reason, the State Commission for Public Health Services Mexicali (CESPM), has extended an invitation to entrepreneurs, students and general public to participate in the Third Regional Congress of Environment and Industrial Safety CANACINTRA 2017. The third Regional Congress of Environment and Industrial Safety CANACINTRA 2017, will be celebrated on August 30 and 31 of this year in Mexicali, Baja California, in the facilities of the Center of Conventions and Shows CEART. The objective of this initiative is to increase the profitability and competitiveness of the industries, through the diffusion of all the tools, new technologies, regulations and new processes that will allow our industrial sector to generate savings and increase its productivity. The program has high level conferences, workshops, business meetings and an extensive exhibition area. Topics: 1. Air quality. 2. Environment and Sustainability. 3. Safety and Health. 4. Crisis and Contingencies. For more information go to Canacintra Mexicali at Calzada Justo Sierra and...

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Polica attacks anti Trump protestors in Phoenix

Polica attacks anti Trump protestors in Phoenix

Aug 23, 2017

Repression is not exclusive of Lati American and African dictaors, Donald Trump devlivered a hate and intolerance speech and as demonstrations against him went on, Police attacked the demonstrators with pepper gas a sad day for the USA A day of noisy but largely peaceful protests of President Donald Trump’s speech in Phoenix turned unruly as police fired pepper spray at crowds after someone apparently lobbed rocks and bottles at officers. A cloudy haze enveloped the night sky Tuesday outside the convention center where Trump had just wrapped up his speech as protesters and police clashed. People fled the scene coughing as the disturbance unfolded. “People in the crowd have begun throwing rocks and bottles at police. They also dispersed some gas in the area,” Phoenix police spokesman Jonathan Howard said, adding that officers responded with pepper spray to “disperse the crowd.” Minor scuffles and shouting matches erupted earlier between protesters and Trump’s supporters on Tuesday with authorities on high alert as thousands of people lined up in the triple-digit heat to attend his first political rally since the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Phoenix police kept most members of the two opposing groups behind barricades and apart on separate sides of the street. As a police helicopter hovered overhead, officers wearing riot gear and carrying rifles sauntered through the lane between the sides. Local authorities were vigilant in the aftermath of the deadly protests in Virginia and the president’s comments last week about both sides having blame for violence at the white supremacist rally. Mayor Greg Stanton had unsuccessfully called on the president to not hold the rally here so soon after the trouble in Charlottesville. “Toxic Trump,” read one protest sign held up to the president’s supporters streaming into the Phoenix Convention Center downtown. “Lock Him Up!” read another, a reference to earlier campaign chants by Trump and his backers about his election rival Hillary Clinton. Dillon Scott of Phoenix, who voted for Clinton, said he came out to express dissatisfaction with how long Trump took to denounce racism after the Charlottesville violence. “No one should be allowed to get away with what he gets away with, especially in political office,” Scott said....

Bank robber’s freedom benefit revoked by Judge

Bank robber’s freedom benefit revoked by Judge

Aug 22, 2017

Un Juez revocó el beneficio de libertad en contra un hombre relacionado en un robo con violencia  en un institución bancaria, gracias al trabajo de la Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE), a través de la Unidad de Investigación de delitos de robos. El 27 de julio de 2012, se dictó en contra de CESÁR RENÉ “N”,  una sentencia condenatoria de 4 años y 8 meses de prisión por el delito de robo con violencia, otorgándole el beneficio de sustitución de la pena de prisión por la de trabajo a favor de la comunidad,que el induiciado no cumplió, lo cual no dejó conforme a autoridades de la PGJE. La Procuraduría promovió una audiencia de revisión de cumplimiento de beneficios, se resolvió revocar el beneficio obtenido en el 2012 ante el incumplimiento de las jornadas de trabajo que le habían sido impuestas, por lo que el Juez ordenó que César Rene compurgar la pena de 4 años y 8 meses en prisión. Los hechos en los que se relaciona, ocurrieron el 28 de marzo del 2011, cuando el sentenciado llegó en compañía de tres personas más a la sucursal bancaria de Banamex, ubicada en bulevar Justo Sierra y avenida de los Cipreses en el fraccionamiento Los Pinos, en donde cometieron un robo con violencia. Testigos del incidente, señalaron que Cesar René fue uno los hombres que utilizando un arma de fuego tipo Uzi, amenazó a los empleados bancarios para obligarlos a entregar el dinero que había en algunas de las cajas, siendo aproximadamente la cantidad de 134 mil pesos. Después de cometer el ilícito, los responsables del robo se dieron a la fuga a bordo de un pick up Ford F 150, color negro con placas de...

Congressman Sergio Tolento brings free eyeglasses to Mexicali Valley residents

Congressman Sergio Tolento brings free eyeglasses to Mexicali Valley residents

Aug 22, 2017

Congressman Sergio Tolento, visited several communities in Mexicali Valley during a two day work tour, it included El Triánguilo (Triangle) Venustiano Carranza, Coahuila City (kilometer 57) and several other communities, to deliver social support  and free eyeglasses, which is one of his main campaigns among the citizens of all Mexicali. Interested in knowing the issues and necessities of the Valley residents, Tolento, visited the so called Colonia Triángulo, along with City Councilmen Alejandro Martinez and Hector Ibarra, to hear and take care of the different problems the communities face, regarding Public Services and, since the back to school season is up, he gave away backpacks and other school supplies for the children of those communities in benefit of several families. In an act in Colonia Carranza, Tolento delivered social support coordinated with the Youth Institute Director, Manuel García Fonseca, with support for small entrepreneurial projects, sports materials, construction materials, health attention help, educational materials and other first necessity items. Tolento continued his tour around the Sixth District, giving social support and the highly popular Free Eyeglasses Brigade in Coahuila City (AKA Kilometer 57) where 160 people received their eyeglasses, and with all these actions Tolento shows his interest in supporting the most vulnerable zones of the Mexicali valley, as well as keep working in coordination with all the Government levels aiming to improve the health and life standards of the residents of the District he...

Baja California: Mexico’s third place in foreign investment in January-June 2017

Baja California: Mexico’s third place in foreign investment in January-June 2017

Aug 22, 2017

The first semester of 2017 shows a net foreign investment of 46.2 million dollars in Baja California, which means third place nationwide, even higher than Nuevo León (a typical Mexican industrial power) as a result of actions taken by the State Administration led by Francisco “Kiko” Vega Lamadrid, according to information issued by the federal Secretary of Economy, which represents a 20.4% increase according to Baja California Economic Development Secretary, Carlo Bonfante Olache, who underlined the fact that the State is first place all over the Northern border (with the USA) and number three in Mexico. The international business climate, human assets, the synergy  between the schools and businesses the productive infrastructure and a pro-business environment have resulted in competitiveness conditions which have fostered the permanence and arrival of investment so the State Government will keep working together with the entrepreneurial organizations, businesses and other Government levels, to impulse action to favor competitiveness  and pay attention on the issues which inhibit the economic development, said Bonfante Olache. Secetary Olache said that trucks and automobile manufacturing investments are 20.4%, natural gas transportation 15.2%, credit intermediaries related services 13.4%, air transportation 5.3%, beverage industry 4.6%, electronic components manufacturing 4%, plastics 3.8%, multiple banking 3.1%. Regarding investment source country, the arrival of foreign investment to Baja California is as follows:  85.2%USA; 4.9% Spain, 2.7% South Korea; Japan 2.6%, Hong Kong 0.9%, France 0.7%, Netherlands 0.5% and Colombia & Belgium...

High-ranking gang member arrested for the sixth time in Baja California

High-ranking gang member arrested for the sixth time in Baja California

Aug 22, 2017

A high-ranking gang member in the structure of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), considered a “high-priority” target by authorities, has been arrested — for the sixth time in 13 years. Armando Miramontes Ordaz, also known as “El Coco,” was detained Thursday in Tijuana with drugs and a firearm in his possession. Miramontes is suspected to be the leader of a criminal organization associated with the CJNG known as Los Erres or R4 and has been active in Baja California since at least 2004. Police said in a statement that Miramontes’ criminal record dates back to that year when he was arrested in Baja California for possession of drugs. The following year he was arrested in Tijuana on drug charges and for stealing a vehicle. In 2006, Miramontes was arrested while in the act of committing a crime with a firearm. An arrest warrant was issued against him early 2007 for carrying an unauthorized gun, being fulfilled the following year. Army personnel arrested him once more in 2010 for criminal association, kidnapping and organized crime. A new arrest warrant against Miramontes was carried out in 2012, but he was absolved of the charge of criminal association two years later....

CLEANING MACRO TASK FORCE LED BY MAYOR SANCHEZ IN MEXICALI

CLEANING MACRO TASK FORCE LED BY MAYOR SANCHEZ IN MEXICALI

Aug 22, 2017

The motto is “For a cleaner Mexicali”, neighbor associations, civil society organizations, volunteers, public health representatives and Mexicali city council representatives, all headed by Mayor Gustavo Sanchez Vazquez, worked on a Cleaning Macro Task Force in the Second Section of Valle de Puebla. This effort is part of a permanent plan, active and well organized, where citizens and Government work together to improve city sections and housing projects of sorts, such as Valle del Puebla where there are lots of setbacks, and problems that need to be solved as soon as possible. “We are focused on following up and keep working in order to achieve the ”cleaner, more ordered and safer”  Mexicali that we all want, so our job is to keep looking for problems and work to solve them,  a joint effort which will bring big benefits to the city and its residents”, said Mayor Sanchez. Communitarian leader, Esperanza Diaz and Mayor Sanchez thanked the constant work and disposition of neighbors who got together and organized the task force of some non-government organizations, he also said: “The most relevant thing is that we are showing that it is possible and it is not the only but the best manner to work for community improvement, the way Government and citizens work together aiming to grant better neighborhoods for Mexicali residents”. They started working early, at seven o’clock Saturday morning, groups of citizens distributed all over the area cleaning empty lots and streets, painting walls and implementing plywood sheets in abandoned houses, to avoid addicts using them as drug houses, there were 200 citizens working together with City council officials in a workday that might as well be the first of many...

New travel alert for US citizens due to organized crime in Mexico

New travel alert for US citizens due to organized crime in Mexico

Aug 22, 2017

The U.S. State Department expanded its travel advisories Tuesday to warn of dangers in parts of Mexico, like the Caribbean coast, that previously hadn’t been covered by such alerts. The new travel advisory doesn’t mention the Caribbean resorts of Cancun or Playa del Carmen by name. But the advisory issued Tuesday says “turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented by U.S. citizens.” Warnings have also been extended to the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, and the southern state of Chiapas, that previously didn’t have them. In Chiapas, the department said “U.S. government personnel must remain in tourist areas and are not allowed to use public transportation.” Chiapas is home to colonial cities like San Cristobal de las Casas and Mayan ruin sites like Palenque. The same language was applied to Veracruz. The warnings for Baja California Sur state were changed to reflect violence occurring throughout the state, which includes the resorts of Los Cabos. The previous advisory had mostly mentioned the capital, La Paz. The department also extended a total ban on personal travel by U.S. government personnel to the violence-wracked state of Guerrero. U.S. personnel had previously been allowed to fly to the resort of Ixtapa and its sister resort of Zihuatanejo. Personal travel by land in the state and to the resort city of Acapulco had already been...

Artists start working on sand sculptures in Rosarito BC

Artists start working on sand sculptures in Rosarito BC

Aug 22, 2017

The artists who will participate in the Rosarito Baja Sand Festival 2017, began working on the sculptures that they will be presenting during the ninth edition of this event, scheduled for this coming weekend. The Peruvian Rubén Rebatta, who is the author of one of the 16 sculptures that form part of the event that this year was called “Women in Art”, began working on the piece he called “Medusa”, which will be concluded a few days before festival. Like the rest of the eight artists who participate, the creator strives to make his sculpture a work worthy of this ninth edition, which hopes to exceed the number of attendees that in 2016 reached 15 thousand people. Ruben Rebatta, originally from Peru, participated in the 2016 edition of the Rosarito Baja Sand Festival, which he considered a great experience, and is happy to repeat, recognizing that he had not participated in an event of this magnitude. The Rosarito Baja Sand Festival is the largest event of its kind in all Latin America. He recently participated in the second and third meeting of Latin American artists in Marindia, Uruguay, in addition to the second Sand and the City Festival in April 2015 in El Salvador....