5 Tips to Make Good Nutrition a Family Affair

5 Tips to Make Good Nutrition a Family Affair

Apr 29, 2017

The Baja Post recently made an strategic alliance with Positive Health Wellness, a website for those who look for the information they need to live a more positive, healthier and happier life.  Check out the following infographic and discover why good nutrition habits are good for all members of the family, from newborns to great grandparents… Good Nutrition is definitely a family affair. Infographic by Karen Reed Karen Reed Managing Editor at Positive Health Wellness...

Mexicali and Calexico strenghten relations and sign cooperation agreement

Mexicali and Calexico strenghten relations and sign cooperation agreement

Apr 29, 2017

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA THE BAJA POST/EDITOR The relationship between Mexico and the United States are going through a critical stage, Mexicali and Calexico are two cities that have lived together for over a hundred years with a relevant socio-economic interdependence, which is why it is important to strengthen the brotherhood and joint efforts of these two neighboring cities, which belong to two countries that must be close forever, said Gustavo Sanchez Vazquez, Mexicali Mayor. Sánchez Vásquez, hosted Calexico Mayor, Armando Real and they signed an agreement to reaffirm their commitment to work together mostly now that decisions made by President Trump regarding emigration and commerce which might affect the joint development of both communities. The main objective of this agreement is to pay attention to issues related to commerce, culture, tourism, education, sports, social assistance, urban planning and administration and public safety in a bilateral commitment of great relevance for both cities that are facing the centralism of their Federal Governments that implies making decisions from a great distance by people who don’t always have thorough knowledge of the region’s needs and problems. Calexico Mayor, Armando Real, emphasized the importance of keeping a stretch relation between both cities and thanked Mayor Sanchez the invitation and reassured that they will do everything to create bridges, which are what the region needs, in order to work together and not to build walls, which separate these two communities. As part of Children’s Day celebrations and the event “Child public officer for a day 2017” organized by The Public Relations and Social Communication Direction of the City Government, Roger Gonzalez y Pablo de Anda children Mayors of Mexicali and Calexico also signed the agreement  in a symbolic manner as honor...

One of the last vaquita porpoise specimens found dead near San Felipe

One of the last vaquita porpoise specimens found dead near San Felipe

Apr 27, 2017

An endangered vaquita porpoise was found dead in the Gulf of Cortez, the Mexico’s environmental protection authority said Wednesday April 26, bringing to four the number of dead vaquitas found in 2017. There are only 30 remaining vaquitas (Phocoena sinus), scientists warned in February this year. The rare mammals, the world’s smallest porpoise, live exclusively in the Gulf of Cortez. Scientists warn that they face total extinction by 2022. The remains of the vaquita were found Tuesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) north of the coastal town of San Felipe, in the state of Baja California on the Barra del Primer Estero beach, the statement read. The remains of the young vaquita, which measured 115 centimeters (45 inches) long, was in such an advanced state of decomposition that experts were unable to determine its sex. However, they did see cuts and lacerations indicating that the animal had possibly been trapped in a net, “which we can suppose was the cause of its death.” Authorities say the vaquitas have been dying for years in gillnets that are meant to illegally catch another endangered species, a large fish called the totoaba. Smugglers ship the dried swim bladder of the totoaba to China, where it fetches tens of thousands of dollars and is eaten in soup. President Enrique Pena Nieto deployed the navy in 2015 to stop illegal fishing, increased the vaquita protection area and imposed a two-year ban on gillnets. Drones joined the effort last year. In a bid to save the vaquitas, the Mexican government announced plans on April 4 to place some of them in a temporary refuge. The environment ministry said the “ambitious emergency plan” would be carried out with help from international conservation groups. However, the plan is controversial as some conservationists say the vaquita is not an animal that can thrive in captivity....

Twenty million people could starve to death this year

Twenty million people could starve to death this year

Apr 27, 2017

  Twenty million people across four countries faced starvation and famine if the international community did not act quickly, the United Nations humanitarian chief warned the Security Council today, expressing alarm at the funding gap to meet the needs in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and north-eastern Nigeria. Briefing the Council on his recent trips to all four countries, Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien recalled harrowing stories he heard from women and children fleeing fighting through waist-high swamps and rummaging the streets for something to eat. “Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death,” he warned, stressing that the situation had deteriorated in all four countries amid environments of increased fighting, displacements, drought and attacks on schools and medical facilities.  Attacks on humanitarians had also significantly hindered the delivery of much-needed supplies. The situation in Yemen, which constituted the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, was particularly grim, he continued.  Two thirds of the population — 18.8 million people — needed assistance and more than 7 million did not know where their next meal would come from.  The country depended heavily on imports, but hostilities had damaged and destroyed infrastructure.  Closure of the capital’s airport only worsened the situation.  With $2.1 billion needed to reach 12 million people with life-saving aid, he voiced serious concern that only 6 per cent of that had been received thus far and urged Member States and donors to meet the target. In South Sudan, more than 7.5 million people needed aid, up by 1.4 million from last year, he continued.  Continued fighting had displaced some 3.4 million people and more than 1 million children were estimated to be acutely malnourished across the country.  That included 270,000 children who faced the imminent risk of death if they were not reached in time. In Somalia, more than half of the population — 6.2 million people — required humanitarian and protection assistance, he said.  Some 2.9 million people were at risk of famine.  In the last two months alone, nearly 160,000 people had been displaced due to severe drought conditions, adding to the already 1.1 million people who lived in appalling conditions around the country.  Large parts of southern and central Somalia remained under the control or influence of...

Three fabulous tales about the PRI surrealistic mind

Three fabulous tales about the PRI surrealistic mind

Apr 27, 2017

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA THE BAJA POST/EDITOR In Mexico, surrealism and lack of shame and memory of the PRI (Institutional Revolution Party), are part of the folklore, a sample of what this country has been going through for more than a century, with a PAN (Right wing party) which wasn’t able to change the country as a lot of Mexicans expected, now we have three huge SURREALISTIC FABLES about the political party led by a guy named Enrique. Humberto Moreira, former Governor of Coahuila, accused of money laundering and embezzlement, arrested in Spain for corruption and other felonies and exonerated by Mexican authorities has been ejected from the PRI because he wanted to be a candidate for Congress under another party’s colors, that’s PRI FABLE ONE. PRI FABLE TWO is the absurd, surreal and even stupid statement of Luis Videgaray Secretary of the Treasure in the sense that President Peña Nieto convinced Donald Trump not to finish the Nafta trade agreement, which leaves a sour taste and an insult to the collective intelligence of Mexicans who haven’t been turned into morons by TELEVISA. The words of Alfredo del Mazo Junior, prince candidate for Mexico State Governor saying he has always been ethical and transparent seem to be mocking all Mexicans and it is PRI FABLE THREE another sample of surrealism of these people who seem to forget how many former Governors from the PRI are in jail of fleeing...