New Consular Procedures Office for Haitians inaugurated in Tijuana

New Consular Procedures Office for Haitians inaugurated in Tijuana

Jul 21, 2017

Since Monday, July 17 Haitians who come to or are in Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) will no longer have to worry about transmitting their requests and receiving their documents issued by the Embassy of Haiti in Mexico which is at 3 hours of fly… With the permission of the Mexican Chancellery, an office located at # 1111 boulevard in the city of Tijuana is open to all Haitians citizens who can now carry out all the consular formalities such as passport, legalization of documents, proof of identity, mandate etc., from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at this consular offices. The office was inaugurated by the Ambassador of Haiti to Mexico Guy Lamothe and Ambassador Miguel Diaz, Director General of the Caribbean and Latin America of the Mexican Chancellery. In the presence of Regional Migration Delegate Rudolph Figueroa, Honorary Consul of Haiti Enrique Watanabe Munoz, Secretary of Tijuana Town Hall, Ambassador Lamothe reiterated the Haitian Chancellery’s desire to be close to its fellow citizens who are have arrived in Tijuana for almost a year for some, while providing them with a service that meets their aspirations as a new community that already enjoys the support of the federal and regional governments of Mexico and the State of Baja California. The Haitians of Tijuana applauded the initiative to open a “oficina de tramites consulares” and already dream of a Haitian consulate in this border state of Mexico. In the presence of a strong Haitian community of at least 4,000 members, it will generate a whole series of requests from the latter. According to the authorities of the city of Tijuana, more than 17 Haitian-Mexican children have been born in the past 7 months and we should expect in the medium term a growing demand for birth certificates, passports and information for all kinds of formalities....

There are allegations that Haitians sell drugs in Mexicali

There are allegations that Haitians sell drugs in Mexicali

Jul 21, 2017

“Desperation would be one of the causes for some members of the Haitian community in Baja California to start selling drugs”, according to an activist and member of the board of the State Council of Attention to Migrants, this is the situation in Mexicali. His name Jose Javier Lopez, who is also a Baja California Opera professor, and he has been conducting an investigation among the Haitians that are currently living in shelters. Unfortunately Lopez found that these poor people are living in subhuman conditions in two of these shelters, mainly due to the extremely high temperatures and lack of air conditioning. This situation has been made known to the state authorities in order for them to provide these migrants with better living conditions and the opportunity to work legally so that they do not have to engage in illegal acts. Apparently, several cases of Haitians dealing drugs on the streets of Mexicali have been reported. “Despair, particularly in Mexicali, where sometimes they don’t even have anything to eat, is what makes these people turn to illegal acts. We are reporting this situation to the competent authorities hoping they will take action on this matter,” López concluded....

2 Houses Caught Fire in Tijuana Near U.S-Mexico Border

2 Houses Caught Fire in Tijuana Near U.S-Mexico Border

Jul 20, 2017

Crews extinguished a fire that damaged two houses in Tijuana, near the U.S.-Mexico border, Wednesday afternoon, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The fire broke out in the Canon Zapata area of Tijuana, close to Otay Mesa and San Ysidro and to the south of Pacific Gateway Park, sending thick smoke into the air. The fire started just before noon, the Tijuana Fire Department said. Two people lived in one of the homes that caught fire. The residents weren’t there at the time of the fire. The other house damaged in the fire was abandoned.   Tijuana fire crews battled the flames and were able to put the fire out within 15 minutes, according to the department. Social workers are currently trying to find a place for the two residents whose home was damaged, said Tijuana Fire Department officials. There were no injuries, and the scene was cleared....

Joint investment: 60 million pesos to pave Mexicali streets

Joint investment: 60 million pesos to pave Mexicali streets

Jul 20, 2017

Paving Mexicali streets is a challenge that every City Council in Mexicali has faced, for Mayor Gustavo Sanchez the project is of huge relevance, so the announcement of a 60 million pesos investment, with 50% of City resources and 50% State funds, for this works that are something that Mexicali has been waiting for decades and now it will become reality, the project was announced in Colonia Luis Donaldo Colosio, a popular section of the Mexicali. Sanchez Vazquez thanked Governor Kiko Vega because the State Government also looks towards Mexicali to support the State capital as it has already done with the other four cities of Baja California in order to improve and beautify their streets “together we can make Mexicali come along great” finally said Mayor Sanchez...

Ninety two million pesos investment to condition the BRT System

Ninety two million pesos investment to condition the BRT System

Jul 20, 2017

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA EDITOR/THE BAJA POST The Public Works Commission of the 22nd City Council of Mexicali approved 92 million pesos to finish conditioning the Palaco corridor for the BRT (Bus Rapid System), now the issue has to be brought up to the next Council Session, in case it is approved it would be applied to install intelligent traffic lights, boarding stations conditioning and other details to leave the BRT System ready, said the President of the aforementioned Commission, Alejandro Martinez Estrada. HE said that, if approved in the city Council Session this Friday, the conditioning works might start in August or September to “step on the gas pedal” so that the BRT System could be ready as soon as possible with a financial output of 73 million pesos of Federal resources and 19 million 880 thousand of municipal funds to amount a total of 92 million 880 thousand...

International Summer Camp starts in CETYS Campus Ensenada

International Summer Camp starts in CETYS Campus Ensenada

Jul 19, 2017

A select group of professors and more than 100 college students, from all over the world are participating in the International Summer Program (ISP) at CETyS Campus Ensenada in its fifth consecutive edition. This consists on ten days where students from very different fields such as Strategic Administration, Typographic Design, Public relations, Transcultural Behavior, International Law, International Marketing, Ethics, Innovation and Development,  aspects that will reinforce their academic formation through the combination of class hours, visits to local industries and cultural coexistence. Academic Director of CETYS Ensenada Campus, Dr. Oscar Barroso Huertas, was in charge of welcoming all the students who will participate in this great experience in the port, visiting important companies such as: GST Automotive, CPP, Advancio Software, Famosa, Fender, Dialight, Atenea en el Mar, CEMEX and several others, as a complement to what they will see in the classroom. “This program represents the triumph of an idea, of a university with a global vocation a group of entrepreneurs who have supported the belief that Baja California and Mexico can be and as a matter of fact have shown that we are a state and a country capable of forming international level professionals, from Baja California for the rest of the world:, said Barroso. Professor Yazmin Avila Silva, International Programs Coordinator, explained that this international college students meeting aims to grant the young college students attending the event, an international life experience broadening their scope of the challenges that await them in the labor field and the high competitive level it demands. The ISP detonates the global events of CETYS University International Campus Ensenada which seeks to foster and deploy initiatives which can generate value and facilitate innovation, in order to support the consolidation of strategies for the internationalization of the CETYS University...