10 cases of influenza confirmed in BCS, 6 in Cabo and 4 in La Paz

10 cases of influenza confirmed in BCS, 6 in Cabo and 4 in La Paz

Jan 7, 2018

La Paz, Baja California Sur.- The Ministry of Health (SSA) in Baja California Sur (BCS) has applied, 123 thousand vaccines against influenza, from October 2017 to date. According to Dr. Victor George Flores, head of the SSA in BCS, with this number of protections provided, the state presents an advance of over 70 percent of the goal established by the Vaccination Campaign Against Seasonal Influenza 2017- 2018 At the moment, 10 cases of influenza have been confirmed; six in Los Cabos and four in La Paz, no casualties reported though. George Flores reiterated that seniors, pregnant women, children from six months and up to five years of age, as well as people with diabetes, hypertension, obesity or cardiovascular diseases, are in risk, so they need to go to the public health units as soon as possible to get vaccinated. Dr. Victor George Flores enlisted the following preventive measures to avoid this condition: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it in the trash after you use it. After coughing or sneezing, don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth, since the germs could spread that way. Avoid shaking hands or kissing, as you could be in contact with an infected individual, Avoid crowded places; share food, drinks, plates, glasses or cutlery, Don’t leave home in case of respiratory disease symptoms Source:...

La Paz Whale Museum, one of the hidden gems of Baja Sur

La Paz Whale Museum, one of the hidden gems of Baja Sur

Dec 6, 2017

One of the neatest hidden gems in La Paz is the newly opened Museo de La Ballena (Whale Museum). Located right along the Malecon it is a place where families are invited to learn about the different whales living in the waters surrounding the magical town of La Paz. When we first arrived at the museum, after having lunch at Bismarkcito local restaurant, there was a giant whale skeleton outside the doors of the museum, and that was just a small taste of what was to come. We entered the museum into a gift shop where we were introduced to a guide who escorted us into the museum. The guide was one of the most knowledgable museum docents that I have had the pleasure of meeting, and carefully took his time to share everything he loved about the sea life in La Paz. The museum has one of the largest varieties of whale “skeletons” in the world, and all have been preserved from animals which have perished in the seas surrounding La Paz. Instead of disposing of the animal remains recovered on the beaches, the town has preserved the skeletons to be put up on display to help educate children and adults of all ages on the abundant life living in the ocean. The tour took about one hour, but if I had my children with me, I could have spent hours in the museum. There were interactive exhibits, a vast abundance of skeletons, and immersive displays. I recommend families taking their children to the whale museum before going on any snorkeling or boating tours. By visiting the museum first, children will be able to learn about the sea life in the waters that they are going to explore, and will have an added appreciation for the fish they will see through their snorkeling mask....

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....

Citizens march for peace in La Paz, BCS

Citizens march for peace in La Paz, BCS

Oct 30, 2017

La Paz, Baja California Sur.- A group of citizens from La Paz marched through the city streets with banners in hand. In an orderly fashion, this group of people demanded peace and security for the innocent, and protested against the wave of violence that plagues their state. The contingent, made up of about 45 people, began its march on Manuel Márquez de León street and ended up at the esplanade of the government palace. Messages such as “For our children”, “United for life, dignity and justice” and “Where peace has gone”, were displayed by protesters expressing their rehection to violence. Some of these banners showed the names of homicide victims. The organizer of this march, Fidel René Altamirano, stated that the reason why they carried out this action, was because two of his co-workers were killed on October 21. Altamirano thanked the participants at the end of the walk and expressed that it hurts to see innocent people die in these violent acts. Another citizen, Alfredo Sánchez, said that he joined this march because he longs for peace and everyone should contribute with “a grain of sand” to make this possible. “We have faith that the three orders of government will work together with the citizenship i order to recover the peace we had before, but we have to do something for the sake of our children,” Sánchez said. In the same way, citizens expressed their will to work together with the authorities so that government and society can find a solution to stop the violent events that are disturbing the peace and tranquility of the people of La Paz....

Weekend of terror leaves 23 executions in Baja California Sur

Weekend of terror leaves 23 executions in Baja California Sur

Oct 24, 2017

Saturday, October 21 was the day with more executions. In La Paz, 8 were assasinated, while in Los Cabos local authorities reported 4 deaths from firearm detonations just that day. A weekend march for peace in the beach resort of San Jose del Cabo was followed by 23 killings there and in the state capital of La Paz, Baja California Sur. On Friday, October 20, 6 people were shot dead in La Paz and one in San José del Cabo. It should be noted that 3 of them, still remain unknown. On Saturday, October 21, the criminal wave left 12 more people executed in the state of Baja California Sur. Police found a man shot to death in a vehicle in the resort city of Los Cabos, after responding to a report of gunshots Monday. In La Paz, three men and a woman were killed early Monday when armed men attacked a house. That followed a Saturday shooting in the capital which killed a man and mortally wounded his 4-month-old son. While there is a heavy police and military presence in the tourist zones of Los Cabos at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, the area’s working class neighborhoods have grown accustomed to hearing gunshots. On Saturday, residents marched to city hall in San Jose del Cabo demanding the government stop the violence or step down. They released white balloons and held candles. Baja California Sur state is grappling with increased violence as drug cartel factions fight over turf. Source: ABC News...

Another violent weekend in La Paz, BCS

Another violent weekend in La Paz, BCS

Oct 15, 2017

At 9 pm on Friday October 13, residents of the Miramar neighborhood in the state capital called  911 to alert the security forces of gunshots in the area. The incident resulted in 2 injured women, one of them a minor . According to the first reports, the aggression originated on the corner of Avenida Miramar with Mar Calido, the subjects opened fire against the “Abarrotes Intermares” convenience store located on that corner. Also on Friday, 2 more shooting were registered in Colonia Flores Magón, the State Attorney General’s Office (PGJE) confirmed one person injured and 3 more deceased. According to the police report, the first event took place at 12:27 hours on Friday, October 13, on Calle Sonora between Margarita Maza de Juárez and Ayuntamiento, where a dead body was found and a person resulted wounded by firearm. Subsequently, at 5:25 pm, police officers located 2 lifeless bodies, on the corner of Calle Legaspy and Margarita Maza de Juárez (not too far from the previous incident), the corpses were transferred to the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo). Source:...