American artist put up a ‘They Live’ inspired billboard with an alien Donald Trump in Mexico City

American artist put up a ‘They Live’ inspired billboard with an alien Donald Trump in Mexico City

Jul 31, 2017

A massive image of U.S. President Donald Trump as an alien intruder now towers above one of the busiest roads in Mexico City urging motorists to “Make America Great Again.” The gaudy billboard sports a caricature of Trump with a blue and red fleshless face beneath his blond hair. It went up above the two-tier inner city ring road known as the Periferico last week after failing to find takers in the United States. Backed with an American flag, the 13-by-7 meter (43-by-23 feet) placard of a finger-pointing Trump was originally intended to adorn a U.S. city, said its creator, Chicago-based artist Mitch O’Connell. “America is afraid to put up this tongue-in-cheek billboard,” O’Connell told Reuters by telephone. “Then Mexico came to mind because Trump started out his campaign by being cruel and mean to everyone in Mexico.” The White House had no comment on the sign. A real estate developer and reality TV star-turned politician, Trump sparked fury in Mexico when he launched his campaign for the presidency in 2015 with a pledge to build a massive border wall and accusations that Mexico sent rapists and drug runners across the border. At the time, O’Connell was working on a poster for a science-fiction and horror film festival featuring John Carpenter’s 1988 cult classic “They Live” about aliens living incognito among humans. That project would inspire his vision of Trump. About four months ago, O’Connell set up a GoFundMe page to get the image onto a billboard. The campaign raised about $3,000. He failed in some 30 attempts at pitching the arresting image in Washington, Chicago and other U.S. cities. He said he found no U.S. company “wanted to touch it because it’s political.” In the end, the Trump billboard was placed in Mexico and will remain on display for about a month, said Jorge Alderete, an Argentine artist living in Mexico City who helped mount the billboard above the busy highway. “With every month that passed since I did the drawing two years ago, he has become more like that crazy alien,” O’Connell said. “It seems over time he became more and more like the movie, so it became more and more appropriate...

Arrested suspect death was suicide: Police Chief Ulises Mendez

Arrested suspect death was suicide: Police Chief Ulises Mendez

Jul 31, 2017

THE BAJA POST ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA/EDITOR “The evidence we have indicate that the arrested man wo died inside the Police Station facilities, hung himself with his own shirt, so everything points out at a suicide, but we will keep on investigating about it”, said Mexicali Police Chief Ulises Mendez, when he was questioned by reporters about the death of a man who had been arrested and taken to the Station. In an act where the Congresswoman Trinidad Vasa donated two motorcycles to the Police Station of Colonia Mayos (a popular sector in western Mexicali) Chief Mendez was questioned about several murders that have been occurring in Mexicali Valley, since they have been multiplying the last few days but those are investigations corresponding to the State Attorney’s office. During the official act, Congresswoman Vaca said: “We are bringing a 78 thousand 867 pesos investment, consisting on two motorcycles, I know it’s not much, but it goes together with conferences, workshops and prevention programs which I am supplying in the Citizen’s Attention Module of my District, because we also have to ‘bet’ on prevention”, said the lawmaker who is also the President of the Human Rights and Religious Affairs Commission of the State Legislative...

Former Mexican president Felipe Calderón’s son involved in bar brawl in Playa del Carmen

Former Mexican president Felipe Calderón’s son involved in bar brawl in Playa del Carmen

Jul 31, 2017

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. – The son of the former President Felipe Calderón was identified as one of the individuals involved in a bar fight on Saturday July 29, a few hours after the celebration of the Solidaridad municipality 24th anniversary, that was headed by Mayor Cristina Torres in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. Luis Felipe Calderón Zavala was temporarily detained for interrogation along with other young men at Hotel Porto Real premises, they were presumably accused of altering the public order in a bar during the early hours of Saturday July 29. Municipal police officers presence was requested at the night club in order to take action, find out the reasons of the quarrel and solve the problem. According to witnesses, municipal law enforcement agents arrived on site in order to investigate a brawl that took place inside the premises of the hotel located on Constituyentes and Primera Norte, in Playa del Carmen’s hotel zone. As the officers identified the alleged perpetrators, these were subjected to a routine interrogation, and finally it was determined that there was no reason to arrest anybody, suspects were allowed to go, and they were just requested to “conduct themselves in a proper way”. Calderón Zavala and his companions returned to their rooms without any further incident. According to the Municipal Directorate of Public Security, no additional accusations or complaints had been filed so far....

PEP confiscated heroin, marihuana and ice all ovver the State

PEP confiscated heroin, marihuana and ice all ovver the State

Jul 31, 2017

Several operations against narco retailers carried out by the State Preventive Police (PEP in Spanish) in sectors Popular 89 and Revolucion two individuals were arrested holding 800 heroin doses and “ice” while in the last two weeks there have been 155 tons of marihuana according to reports of the State Security Secretary headed by Daniel de la Rosa. In Ensenada when elements of the State Preventive Police (PEP in Spanish) were doing a surveillance tour in conflictive sectors, they saw a 20003 Toyota with no license plates, arrested Juan Antonio “N” 36 years old who was nervous so the agents asked him to descend from the vehicle and when he was questioned and his car searched, they found a package with 420 doses of “ice”. Later in the Revolucion sector on Mexicali Street they observed an individual suspiciously fully roaming the streets and when he noticed the presence of the PEP elements he showed an evasive attitude and left a package fall to the ground and tried to flee, so the PEP agents intercepted the man who said his name was Sergio Daniel “X” 25 years old, when they saw what was in the package he had thrown down, they found heroin and ice, amounting up to 845 doses. Ad it was informed in THE BAKA POST recently, the Coordination Group of Baja California sequestered 874 kilos of marihuana in Ejido Oviedo Mota in Mexicali Valley, as well as a shot gun, so this and several other operations results have allowed the PEP to stop 155 tons of marihuana from going into the...

DIF Mexicali wraps up Vacation Plan Summer 2017

DIF Mexicali wraps up Vacation Plan Summer 2017

Jul 31, 2017

Acting to benefit children is the way we form propositive citizens for Mexicali,, we not only make efforts to provide them with endearment and love, we are also working to fight important subjects such as insecurity and other relevant issues, said Mayor Gustavo Sanchez before more than 500 children who attended the closing session of the vacation plan “A space adventure”. These activities were organized by DIF family System of Mexicali and the Social Development Direction, in thirteen Integral Human Development Centers, in the city, valley and San Felipe, consisted in recycling workshops, civic talks and value fostering among other spots and crafts activities, art and culture. Margarita Flores de Sanchez, thanked the instructors for their effort and labor and said that the summer courses were possible thanks to their hard work and dedication, “since the planning stages of these summer courses the main goal was always to offer the children the chance to enjoy activities which meant fun and games but also a learning experience for all those involved in the vacation plan. Mrs. Sanchez remarked that the children took advantage of every single day of this vacation plan, and thanked their parents for trusting the 22nd City Council with their sons and daughters, and the Director of Mexicali Social Development, Sergio Navarrete, said that the summer course was a total success with the participation of children from several communities such as: Nacionalista, Santorales, Azteca Mayos, as well as Naranjos, Voluntad and Portales.  ...