COTUCO reinforces Mexicali promotion in the USA

COTUCO reinforces Mexicali promotion in the USA

Nov 21, 2017

Positioning Baja California capital city, Mexicali, in the United States, regarding Medical as well as Adventure Tourism, advertising the different sports and amusement activities is the main goal of the promotion tour that the City Council of Mexicali has been doing, said the Director of the Committee for Tourism and Conventions (COTUCO) of Mexicali, Omar Dipp Nuñez. He also said that the strategy is based upon promoting the positive side of the City of Mexicali in events where there is a huge traffic of tourism hailing from Los Angeles and San Bernardino and two cities in Arizona, as well as the visitors flow to triathlon competitions, health events for retired American citizens as well as Off Road races in cities such as Long Beach, New Port Beach, Culver City, Fullerton, San Fernando, Anaheim, Tijuana and for the first time in off road races Baja 500 and in the contingency of the Baja 1000 in Ensenada which hosted more than 25 thousand visitors. He also said that Mayor Gustavo Sanchez aims to improve the tourist flow to Mexicali which might reflect in an income growth for all the city as well as job creation and several other benefits that Mexicali offers to the people visiting the city, so there will be an EXPO MEXICALI in YUMA Saturday November 25th, and thanks to the intensive negotiations carried out by Mayor Sanchez the UTV Off Road Expo that will take place in Scottsdale Arizona this year, will be held in Mexicali next...

BCS Head of the State Human Rights Commission (CNDH), executed in La Paz

BCS Head of the State Human Rights Commission (CNDH), executed in La Paz

Nov 21, 2017

A shooting that took place on the Boulevard Forjadores, in the state capital, resulted in the death of the head of the State Human Rights Commission (CEDH) in Baja California Sur, Silvestre de la Toba Camacho, who was traveling with his family . The attack took place at 6:55 pm on Monday November 20, at the intersection of Boulevard Forjadores and Luis Donaldo Colosio Avenue, where an armed group opened fire against the man’s vehicle. After the attack, the SUV ended up hitting one of the walls of the business known as Casino Caliente. Silvestre de la Toba was elected as president of the State Human Rights Commission on February 17, 2015. He had previously held the position of representative in the State Congress....

Three killed inside a restaurant near San José del Cabo

Three killed inside a restaurant near San José del Cabo

Nov 21, 2017

Los Cabos, Baja California Sur (BCS)-. Three were killed after a shooting inside a seafood restaurant in the town of La Playita, near San José del Cabo, BCS, at 3:40 p.m. on Monday November 20. According to the first reports, the attack took place at the establishment known as Mariscos La Playa, a restaurant located on Paseo Mantarraya, after an armed group repeatedly shot at 3 unarmed individuals who, according to unofficial sources, used to work there. After the attack, paramedics from the Mexican Red Cross arrived, however, the victims had no longer vital signs. The bodies were moved to the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) by officers of the Office of Expert Services, where they will perform the necropsy of Law. The victims remain as unknown so the corresponding inquiries will be initiated in order to find the identity of the deceased and generate the clarification of the facts....

Rosarito taxi driver arrested for sexual harassment

Rosarito taxi driver arrested for sexual harassment

Nov 20, 2017

A taxi driver in Rosarito Baja California was caught in fraganti, as he was trying to sexually abuse a 14-year-old girl, as he was supposed to be taking her to school. The cab driver was arrested by agents of the Municipal Police on Calle Gabriel Esquivel, in Colonia Plan Libertador when they noticed that the minor was being harassed inside the vehicle. According to the information, the events occurred on Friday November 17, around 1:30 p.m., at which time the minor was being driven to school aboard an economic yellow taxi with license number 1301, which had been requested by the mother of the victim. The agents informed that when passing by the taxi, they noticed that the child was being groped by the taxi driver and when she noticed their presence started yelling for help. The man identified as Gabriel “N”, 52, was arrested and placed in custody of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, who will conduct the necessary investigations to determine his legal status. Source:...

First Chevron station now open in Baja California Sur

First Chevron station now open in Baja California Sur

Nov 19, 2017

The  multinational energy firm Chevron opened its first gas station in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Their first gas station started operations last August in Hermosillo, Sonora, adding to the competition in a formerly monopolized market. Supplied by state oil company Pemex, Chevron’s fuel is more expensive than that of Pemex stations and up to 60% higher than in the United States. However, that didn’t deter motorists with long lines of vehicles seen waiting to fill up at the new station on its opening day. A price comparison by the newspaper El Universal found that Chevron’s prices are slightly above those at Pemex with a liter of premium fuel selling for 17.79 pesos (US $0.99) while a liter of regular fuel costs 15.99...

Electoral Court of BC appoints new magistrate

Electoral Court of BC appoints new magistrate

Nov 19, 2017

MEXICALI,  Friday November 17.- In compliance with the provisions of articles 6, section I, and 9 of the Electoral Justice Tribunal of the State of Baja California, the Plenary of the Tribunal in meeting for internal matters was agreed to designate as new president to the magistrate, Elva Regina Jiménez Castillo, for the period November 20, 2017 to November 19, 2019. Immediately afterwards, in the plenary session room, the Protest of Law of the Magistrate, Elva Regina Jiménez Castillo, was held, where her peers congratulated her as the new President. In that sense, Judge Martín Ríos Garay, rendered his Management Report for the period 2015-2017, regarding the work performed and the steps taken as President during the time in which he was in charge of the jurisdictional body, and the exercise of the jurisdictional function performed during the 2015-2016 local electoral process, the training in electoral matters, the promotion and dissemination of democratic and electoral culture. “The maximum openness and transparency on the activities developed by the Tribunal were always observed”; said the Management Report that is available on the website: www.tje-bc.gob.mx...