“Gay Pride Parade” to take place in Mexicali Sep. 30

“Gay Pride Parade” to take place in Mexicali Sep. 30

Aug 30, 2017

In order to promote the respect and inclusion of homosexual people, the Orgullo Mexicali Committee is calling for a march throughout the city on September 30. Vladimir Fernández, member of the organizing committee of the event, said that this is the ninth march in the capital of Baja California and that it will bring together people from all over the state in addition to San Diego and Calexico, California, USA. The march will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Benito Juárez Boulevard, in front of the UABC, and will continue on Reforma Avenue all the way to Calle Mexico, leading the parade to the “Parque del Mariachi” where a rally wil take place. As part of the ceremony, a speech will be given to call for respect for the rights of people of any sexual preference. Fernandez added that they officially requested an appointment with the mayor of Mexicali, Gustavo Sánchez Vasquez to request his support with music and sound equipment, the same way his administration supported the “National Front for the Family”, however they have not obtained a response from the major’s office. He concluded that in Mexicali there is still a lot to do, in order to encourage the culture of respect for the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Queer, Intersex and Asexual) community, starting with the recognition and respect from the local government authorities. Source:...

Internet airplane ticket scheme could amount up to 300 million pesos in a typical Ponzi Pyramid scheme

Internet airplane ticket scheme could amount up to 300 million pesos in a typical Ponzi Pyramid scheme

Aug 30, 2017

Sad ending for people who bought “ultra-cheap” tickets on the Internet A company perpetrated the fraud through a pyramid scheme to allegedly commit a multi-million fraud A fraud that could add up to 300 million pesos and even more, the special very low prices that a Company offered for airplane tickets via WhatsApp turned out to be a big hoax, perpetrated by a company that began selling ticket at ridiculously low prices to fly to Europe or Asia, in such a way that they were recommended among friends and family who had already bought and traveled at very low prices. The air fares offered by a company named Via Maroma de Mexico S.A. de C.V., who offered unbelievably low priced tickets, for example two tickets to Tokyo round trip for 26 thousand pesos, when the lowest air fare for that trip would be 20 thousand for each ticket (round trip). Many people bought tickets with this company because they had relatives and friends who had already bought with Maroma and traveled at exaggerate low prices, with no problem at all, but recently the problems started for people who had acquired tickets in a long term basis (which was a requirement by the company) when they received e-mails from a Mexican airline saying that they didn’t acknowledge those tickets as valid. People started to ask the company owner Monica Maria Rabay Ganem, for refunds but didn’t get any answer at all and now there are at least 70 legal suits against Maroma and Rabay and there could be many more of them....

Nissan Foundation donates an elementary school to Mexicali

Nissan Foundation donates an elementary school to Mexicali

Aug 30, 2017

A new public school opened in La Condesa section of Mexicali, as a donation of Nissan automobile company with an investment of about 6 million 200 pesos and it will host 700 students, the name of the school will be Distribuidores Nissan Elementary School number 87, and it was paid for and built by the Nissan dealership in Mexicali, said Miguel Angel Mendoza González, Baja California State Education Secretary who led the ceremony with Nissan representatives and Mexicali Mayor Gustavo Sanchez. The school has six classrooms, a multimedia classroom, computers, dining room, two offices, a civic ceremony patio, a flagpole, two restrooms, a warehouse, school furniture and air condition, the Foundation also gave the school uniforms and didactic materials, so Secretary Mendoza said that these actions are an excellent indicator of how well the State Administration led by Governor Kiko Vega can join forces with the private sector in order to benefit Baja California He emphasized the commitment of Nissan Foundation with Baja California education sector and remarked the healthy custom of Baja Californians of seeking solutions altogether to the problems affecting the State, and he invited the students to take advantage of the opportunity Nissan Foundation is giving them, by studying and developing and growing in their scholar achievements. Mayor Sanchez said that he felt very glad with this new school in Mexicali and thanked the foundation for giving Mexicali such a gift to students and teachers and invited all the people to be more citizens than mere inhabitants and on behalf of about one million Mexicali residents he thanked Nissan Foundation for their donation and their contribution to the State education system. Hermán Morfín, Carlos Escoto and Enrique Carmona, from NISSAN Foundation, recalled that the Company has been operating in Baja California for 52 years and it has more than 250 collaborators, and that they have donated nine schools during the current scholar cycle aiming to provide children with adequate spaces to develop and grow studying. On behalf of the students, Eduali Airam Inzunza Atondo, female student, thanked the donation and said that it provides an excellent space to study and motivates boys and girls to attend school so they can build...

Historical figure of executions during the first 8 months of 2017 in BCS

Historical figure of executions during the first 8 months of 2017 in BCS

Aug 30, 2017

La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS) .- According to the news website www.diarioelindependiente.mx, Baja California Sur (BCS) has reached a historical figure of executions, with a total of 313, which makes 2017 the most violent period in the history of the state. This is a record figure since July 31, 2014, when the phenomenon of violence began in BCS. In 2014, the number of executions closed in 52 victims for the State, in a year in which all crimes of this type took place in La Paz. By 2015, the phenomenon intensified, exceeding by more than 100 percent the number reported in 2014: 135 people were killed in violent crimes in the state: 123 of them in La Paz, 11 in Los Cabos and 1 in Comondú. 2016 continued with the same trend in terms of organized crime related intentional homicides, and according to the authorities of the Coordination Group, that year closed with 196 executions: 128 in La Paz, 45 in Los Cabos, 15 in Comondú, 7 in Mulegé and 1 in Loreto. But during the first 8 months of 2017, the wave of violence has surpassed the figures that were already historical in previous years: 313 violent deaths have been registered so far in the state, turning the municipality of Los Cabos into the most violent region in the Baja California Sur. This information was obtained through the documentation of each and every case by local authorities, as well as through the press releases that the State Attorney General’s Office (PGJE) sends to the national and international media. There is a discrepancy between the number of homicides that appear in organizations such as Semáforo Delictivo and the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP), which report fewer cases than have actually been documented. In general terms, this wave of violence has reached almost 700 executions between July 31, 2014 and August 29, 2017. Source:...

Francisco Vega delivered almost 12 MDPs from the migrant support fund in Tijuana and Tecate

Francisco Vega delivered almost 12 MDPs from the migrant support fund in Tijuana and Tecate

Aug 30, 2017

TIJUANA, BC- Tuesday, August 29, 2017.- In order to strengthen the work carried out by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to serve migrants, Governor Francisco “Kiko” Vega de Lamadrid, presided the second delivery of resources to the Migrant Support Fund, which represented almost 12 million pesos for the benefit of 12 associations in Tijuana and one in Tecate. In the premises of Proyecto Salesiano, located in Colonia Castillo, the State official said that the support granted is part of the Migrant Support Fund, of almost 20 million pesos in the state of Baja California. This was possible thanks to the efforts made by the State Government in coordination with the civil society. “Baja Californians are always supportive and willing to make a great effort to help the most vulnerable sectors of our society,” the governor said. We are constantly thinking how to solve the problems through citizen participation and government’s actions. Meanwhile, the Secretary General of Government, Francisco Rueda Gomez, said that in this support was given to 12 CSOs in Tijuana for an overall amount of 10,900,000 pesos and 800,000 more pesos to a another association in Tecate, using federal resources from the Migrant Support Fund. He noted that the fund contributed slightly more than 20 million pesos for the CSOs of Baja California for the 2017 fiscal year, which was a great achievement since in 2016 the figure was much lower, adding up to only 7 million pesos. Congress lady Alfa Peñaloza Valdez, stated that for this year Baja California received extraordinary resources for the attention of migrants, which are destined to support the CSOs that help those who arrive to the state in search of better opportunities, and the government needs to create favorable living conditions for the people in this situation. The representative of one of these associations and Director of Proyecto Salesiano, Father Agustín Novoa Leyva, thanked the state government for this important support, and declared that migration is not a characteristic exclusive to border cities but to any area in ​​the world. But particularly in the case of Tijuana, this situation is lived and experienced by all members of society, and the CSO he represents will continue to join efforts to provide assistance. At the event, Governor Francisco Vega was also accompanied by...