Footage of ‘humanoid UFO’ over Mexico goes viral, sparks skepticism

Footage of ‘humanoid UFO’ over Mexico goes viral, sparks skepticism

Jan 15, 2018

A bizarre video of a “humanoid UFO” over Mexico has gone viral, sparking plenty of skepticism. The humanoid-shaped object was filmed hovering above the city of Mexicali in the state of Baja California in Mexico. Self-described UFO expert Pedro Ramirez noted that it was “first sighting of 2018” and said it may be the result of mankind’s space activity in recent years. “Aliens are aware that we have made a number of space launches recently and have identified that we have been sending up ‘war material’,” he claimed to the CEN news agency, according to comments obtained by The Mirror.   Ramirez said that aliens may be concerned by mankind’s activity and “they have been increasingly monitoring our planet. This year will be very important for those of us who follow this phenomenon closely.” While some believe the object is not of this world, others believe it has a more plausible explanation or is a fake. Commentator Andrew LaSane said on Outerplaces.com that while it does look like it is a flying person, there hasn’t been any corroborating evidence of it, making him skeptical. According to The Express, Ufoofinterest.org’s Scott Brando said the image is likely that of a helium balloon designed to look like a Star Wars stormtrooper, even going so far as to tweet an image of the balloon. “The video of so-called ‘vertical UFO’ or ‘humanoid-shaped object’ taken in #Mexico has gone viral,” Brando wrote. “There’s a possible explanation like this ‘stormtrooper balloon’.”...

Mexicali City invites people to take Xmas Trees to collection centers and avoid littering

Mexicali City invites people to take Xmas Trees to collection centers and avoid littering

Jan 15, 2018

Since January 2nd Mexicali residents have disposed of 5 thousand Christmas trees in 13 Collection Centers where they are collected and shredded to be used as organic nurture for gardens, said Mexicali Public Services Director, Carlos Flores Vazquez who called the people of Mexicali to correctly dispose of their Christmas trees taking them to one of the thirteen collection centers operating in Mexicali up to the 30th of January. The main goal of this campaign is to have people disposing of their trees in the collection centers and not littering them all over the city streets, where they pollute the environment and may provoke fires, as well as accidents so the Public Service Direction of Mexicali collects the trees and takes them to the FEX parking lot in order to shred them. Flores invited Mexicali residents to call the Public Services Direction (556-9650) or dial 072) in case they identify any problem which could be solved by the...

Federal Government and Electricity Federal Commission harm Baja California industrials

Federal Government and Electricity Federal Commission harm Baja California industrials

Jan 15, 2018

Shameful agreement of the SHCP (a Mexican IRS) which increases more than 10% the industrial and commercial electricity fee, for Baja California industrials, said Lawmaker Luz Argelia Paniagua Figueroa, who also said: “It’s sad and pitiful the Federal Government to make such decisions, without any hesitation,  severely affecting the competitiveness and development in Baja CAlifrnia, but this won’t stay like this, we will start a blockade to revert this determination which harms all Baja California residents”, said Paniagua. The increase determination was publiched in the Fedweral Official Journal as of November 30th of 2017, anabling the SHCP to determine a mechanism to fix the electrical power fees, different from that of the Energy Regulation Commission. Last January 12th, Tomas Sibaja, Aerospace cluster President, sent an email to President Penia Nieto and the Secretary of Energy, stating his disagreement regarding the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE in Spanish) increasing electricity fees which has caused serious problems to the local industries and will worsen this year with such high price to pay for electricity, something that began last...

90 million pesos in cash secured at Tijuana International Airport

90 million pesos in cash secured at Tijuana International Airport

Jan 15, 2018

On Sunday January 14, the Federal Police secured 90 million pesos and arrested two people at the Tijuana International Airport, in Baja California. The National Security Commission (CNS) reported that federal agents carried out random inspections of different cargo containers at the controlled point of entry and exit, and observed that in a parcel and courier trailer two people claimed approximately 34 plastic bags that had safety bands. In response, the federal police approached both persons, who stated that it was a transfer of securities, so the officers requested the corresponding documentation to guarantee that the cargo was their property.     After reviewing the documents irregularities were found in the invoice, since when corroborating with the public site for the verification of tax receipts of the Tax Administration System (SAT) the document was canceled on January 11. Therefore, it did not support the legal origin of the money, apparently equivalent to a total of 90 million pesos in banknotes of different denominations, the CNS noted in a statement. Both suspects were read their Rights, and placed under custody of the corresponding authority (as well as the money), in order to determine legal responsibilities. Source:...

Health Tourism leaves an economic impact of 5 billion USD in Mexico during 2017

Health Tourism leaves an economic impact of 5 billion USD in Mexico during 2017

Jan 15, 2018

Every year, millions of tourists travel abroad to find health services that adjust to their particular needs, which has turned Health Tourism into one of the industries with the most economic profitability across the world. According to a study by Dinámica del Turismo de Salud Internacional (International Health Tourism Dynamics), this sector reported a total of $84 billion dollars income last year, and it is estimated that around 14 million people travel abroad every year looking for health services, with an average expenditure that fluctuates between $3,800 and $6,000 US dollars per trip, including transport and accommodation services. The international health tourism sector has its origin in the economic crisis of countries which developed between the ‘60s and ‘80s, mainly in the United States, which motivated retirees and veterans to look for medical treatment in countries like Mexico and Cuba. The leading cause for people going to other places to get healthcare services is the low cost. For example, savings in Mexico, compared to the USA, go from 36% to 89% for similar medical procedures and treatments. As the World Health Organization (WHO) states, dental health services, cosmetic surgeries, elective surgeries and fertility treatments are the most sought medical services by tourists. The WHO also says that there is not one common definition for “health tourism”, leading every country to apply their development model according to their own definition. The Mexican Department of Economy divides health tourism in: Medical tourism (surgical procedures and treatments with medication; outpatient processes, dental, ophthalmological and some cosmetic changes).   Wellness tourism (activities related to relaxation, lifestyle, beauty treatments, spas, spiritual retreats, retirement homes for senior citizens.) The health tourism industry in Mexico increased from $2.9 billion US dollars in 2008, to $4.7 billion US dollars in 2016, and in 2017 the figure reached more than 5 billion US dollars. Last year, as a strategy for the development of health tourism in Mexico, the first stage of the tourist complex Koral Center was built in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur. Its infrastructure includes 95 hotel rooms, full hospital services, delivery rooms, doctor’s offices, three operating rooms and an emergency area. Thanks to the implementation of complementary health service strategies with a wide offer of...