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....

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...

Loreto BCS: A Magic Town isolated from the rest of the world

Loreto BCS: A Magic Town isolated from the rest of the world

Nov 9, 2017

Discover the beauty of Loreto Baja Mexico while relaxing in the tranquil ambiance of the indigo hued Sea of Cortez. As the first capital of the Californias, Loreto’s culture runs as deep as its rich history. Come explore the warmth of Loreto’s community. Enjoy world-class sport fishing and play golf and tennis at the Nopolo recreational sports complex. Loreto weather is fantastic with year round temperatures averaging in the 80’s, outdoor activities are always available in Loreto Baja California Mexico. Try sailing, kayaking, diving, horseback riding, mountain biking and beachcombing or take a tour to the beautifully restored Mission of San Javier high up in the mountains behind the city of Loreto. : Source:...

New security chief predicts drop in Baja California Sur violent crime

New security chief predicts drop in Baja California Sur violent crime

Nov 6, 2017

Joint operations carried out by state security forces and the Mexican military in Baja California Sur will see violent crime rates drop within days, according to the state’s new undersecretary of public security. In an interview with the newspaper El Universal, Armando Nava Sánchez, who is also a captain in the Navy, said that the planning and execution of operations to fight crime are based on intelligence work and their frequency has increased. Nava Sánchez, who was appointed on October 18, recognized that an upsurge in crime is due to a “fight between opposing cartels” although he didn’t specifically refer to any criminal groups by name. Pressed by El Universal, he claimed that the state Attorney General’s office had not identified the feuding cartels by name although a turf war between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) is widely believed to be the main cause behind the soaring murder rate. There were 451 homicides recorded in the first nine months of 2017, according to official statistics, representing a 358% increase over 2014. At least 90 more murders occurred in October, according to reports in local newspapers. The upsurge in violence has been blamed for thousands of hotel cancellations in popular tourist destinations including Los Cabos. Some observers claim that the increase is linked to the extradition of former Sinaloa Cartel bossJoaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to the United States in January. Nava Sánchez agreed, saying that the prevalence of high-impact crimes had increased since the former capo left the country. The undersecretary said the state government’s main aim was to reduce the high rates of violent crime and that it was “working intensely” to achieve it. Joint operations with the armed forces were occurring 24 hours a day, he said. He was optimistic that the efforts were paying off and predicted that there would be a reduction in crime rates in the coming days that will mean people “can walk freely on the streets . . .and that tourists visiting us can enjoy this great destination.” Nava Sánchez also said that the state government has taken measures to protect the security of journalists working in Baja California Sur. A 73-year-old crime reporter, Maximino Rodríguez, was killed in...

Casa Dorada wins TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Casa Dorada wins TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Nov 3, 2017

– Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa, one of Cabo San Lucas top beachfront resorts, has been awarded with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months. “Casa Dorada is pleased to receive the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Mr. Leonardo Perli, General Manager at Casa Dorada Los Cabos. “We strive to help our guests create lasting vacation memories, and this certificate helps us notice that we are on the right track to achieve so.” About Casa Dorada With an incomparable location on Medano Beach, the best swimmable beach of Los Cabos, Casa Dorada Los Cabos, Resort & Spa is just steps away from world-class shopping malls, dining, entertainment, and the marina. Casa Dorada Los Cabos, Resort & Spa offers an upscale service and family-friendly features to the Cabo San Lucas area. Boasting unobstructed vistas of land’s end and the famous Arch, the resort is located just 30 minutes away from Los Cabos International Airport. All of the 150 spacious one, two and three bedroom suites and penthouses, open up to Los Cabos most dazzling ocean view, while the luminous and contemporary interiors ensure comfort and satisfaction....