FIARUM closed La Rumorosa highway and recommends extreme caution

FIARUM closed La Rumorosa highway and recommends extreme caution

Dec 29, 2016

Due to a Christmas snow fall, the Mexicali-Tecate road, part of La Rumorosa highway, was closed, but now it is open again, after one of the most intense snow falls of the last few years in the area, according to information issued by FIDEICOMISO  PUBLICO DE ADMINISTRACION DE FONDOS DE INVERSION DEL TRAMO CARRETERO CENTINELA-RUMOROSA (FIARUM), which is the para-state organism that operates this important freeway. The road will be closed until further notice, said FIARUNM officials who also informed that the road is now open but advised travelers to refrain from taking this road, and to do it only if necessary, taking the most cautious approach possible and said that Mexicali people should stay away from La Rumorosa, even when there are many people trying to travel and “enjoy” the snow. On the other hand, FIARUM informed that they will stay alert expecting strong winds, heavy rain and even more snow for the next hours and said that there might be a NEW YEAR snow so they advised not to travel through this road unless it is realty...

Snow expected in La Rumorosa, highway closed by capsized truck

Snow expected in La Rumorosa, highway closed by capsized truck

Dec 22, 2016

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA EDITOR Strong winds were blowing all afternoon an evening yeterday and cause an accident and due to heavy snow expected in the next hours, La Rumorosa highway, operated by the Trust for La Rumorosa Highway (FIARUM in Spanish), might be closed again soon, so the authorities recommended not to travel through this highway unless it is really necessary, according to FIARUM sources. A Kenworth trailer had an accident and capsized yesterday at Kilometer 47, and the road was closed for a few hours and now one lane has been opened to ease the flow of vehicles which becomes heavier as Christmas approaches and a lot of people travel on this highway. FIARUM sources recommended to travel only if necessary and to extreme all cautions if doing so, while beside the strong winds there is a big possibility of snow falling within the next few hours. FIARUM workers are still removing the capsized truck and traffic might not recover 100% in the next hours....

Is the Water Law privatizing hydraulic services in Baja California?

Is the Water Law privatizing hydraulic services in Baja California?

Dec 22, 2016

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA EDITOR Apart form the manner in which the subject was dealt with in the State House of Representatives, with violence and “block” voting beat all opposition to it, the Water Law for Baja California passed, the debate in social media reached ludicrous extremes when a State Government Undersecretary and other officials called ignorant to those who criticize this law. The voices claiming “privatization” of water sound from different areas of civil society, the fierce defense by Government officials and Legislators from the PAN party is violent in language and forms, calling ignorant to those who criticize, nevertheless the text of the Law, in its Eighth Chapter, Article 47, talks about private sector participation on several services and operations related to water. Government and its critics ought to sit, dialog and wipe the slate clean on all their criteria differences, but it is evident that some officials, which are in the high levels of the State Cabinet and PAN Congressmen and women, have the assignment to impose this Law, no matter public opinion. Here is the Chapter VIII, which is the main reason the people perceive as PRIVATIZATION: Chapter VIII, Article 47 Water Law Particular and civil organizations from the social and private sectors will be able to participate in: I           Partial supply of public services II         Exploitation of residual waters III        Administration, operation and maintenance, partial or total, of the systems which are destined to supply public services of water in block, drainage, running water, sewer systems, treatment and disposition of residual waters. IV        Execution of works of hydraulic infrastructure and projects related to the service of water in block, running water, drainage and sewer systems, remoteness, treatment and disposition of residual waters including financing if it applies to different cases. V         Other activities which might be convened with the Commission and Operating Organisms, within the realm of their own competence. Many people perceive this as a PRIVATIOZATION not of water but for conduction, treatment and service supply which are all part of a HUMAN RIGHT which is water. V Las demás actividades que se convengan con la Comisión y Organismos Operadores, en el ámbito de sus...

Winter solstice, archeoastronomical phenomena in ancient Mayan cities of Yucatán

Winter solstice, archeoastronomical phenomena in ancient Mayan cities of Yucatán

Dec 21, 2016

At least seven buildings in five ancient Mayan cities will observe archeoastronomical phenomena, on Wednesday Dec. 21st, 2106; for the last time this year, due to the winter solstice. According to Eddie Salazar Gamboa, professor of the Technological Institute of Mérida, in the buildings of the Temple of the Seven Dolls in Dzibilchaltún, the False Arch of Oxkintok, the Governor’s Palace and the Palomar of Uxmal, the Pyramid and the Caracol of Mayapán and “El Castillo de Chichén Itzá” visitiros will be able to see the alignment of the structures with the sun on this date. It is expected that the phenomena will be appreciated without major problem, since according to the weather forecast, cold front No. 15 in the Gulf of Mexico is disintegrating and the skies will be clear. The disintegration of the cold front number 15 in the Gulf of Mexico will allow to fully observe the archeoastronomic phenomenon of the winter solstice, which will be presented in at least five Mayan cities. Longer nights The winter solstice took place exaclty at 4:45 am this Wednesday Dec. 21st, announcing the start of the winbter season, with longer nights and days with less light. This season will last 88 days and 23 hours, and will end on March 20, with the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere of the Planet, while on the south side,  the summer will start on the same date. The winter solstice corresponds to the moment when the position of the Sun in the sky is at the greatest negative angular distance of the celestial equator. Source:...

Thirty two people killed in Firework factory explosion

Thirty two people killed in Firework factory explosion

Dec 21, 2016

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA EDITOR Thirty two died and around seventy people were wounded when firework factories  exploded last Tuesday in Tultitlan, Mexico State, just around Mexico City outskirts, according to several sources. “It happened in matter of seconds, we couldn’t do anything, everything was calm”, one of the survivors said to reporters, and expressed her feelings that the explosion was not an accident. “December is the season when we make the biggest business” said a man who was truing top locate his relatives among debris and smoke, “now everything got spoiled, we lost a lot of money”, he said and remarked that as of now their main concern is to find friends and relatives in the aftermath of the tyragedy. Tultitlan has been absorbed by the urban stain growth since a few years ago, is home of many fireworks artisan workers and it sends product to all of Mexico and even other countries, and December is one of the busiest seasons for them. There is big danger in this sort of factories, Tultitlán is a small town in the outskirts of Mexico City, where these firework craft workers manufacture this product which is in demand all over Mexico for the so called “ruling saint parties”, where small villages to big cities celebrate the day of the saint they were named after and it is not the first time that all ends with this sort of...