Constellation Brands project causing more conflicts in Mexicali

Constellation Brands project causing more conflicts in Mexicali

Jan 17, 2018

At least five people arrested left a series of clashes between agents of the Baja California police corporations and demonstrators of the Resistance Movement “Mexicali Resiste”, which opposes the construction of an aqueduct that crosses the Ejido Choropo in Mexicali, which will serve to supply water to the brewery known as Constellation Brands. The Secretary of Public Security of Baja California, Gerardo Sosa Olachea, explained that state and municipal officials responded to the call of the brewery after protesters intended on Tuesday January 16 to prevent workers from continuing with the construction of the plant. Before the eviction attempt, the protesters received the officers with stones, so they established a security perimeter, for which they pushed them back. The group responded by throwing rocks and dirt, which resulted in a series of intermittent clashes. The first struggles started around 6:00 in the morning on January 16, and lasted for several hours. It was in the afternoon, and after at least five unsuccessful attempts, when the police officers managed to break the protest demonstration. The balance was at least seven people injured, including a policeman and a journalist, who received a stone to the head during the coverage. The State Secretariat of Public Safety (SSP) reported the arrest of five members of the group that was demonstrating and reported that municipal and state police officers will guard the area surrounding the brewery until the construction works are finished. According to state authorities, during the incident that took place last Monday January 15, the State Public Services Commission of Mexicali (CESPM) attended a leak on a potable water network pipeline that supplies the state capital, apparently caused on purpose. Authorities of the CESPM indicated that a construction company performs excavation works for a private individual and for this reason an eight-inch pipe that passes very close to the construction was exposed to the surface, which allegedly attracted the attention of members of one of the groups of “civil resistance”, which proceeded to damage the section of pipe, according to collected evidence. In response, a crew of the CESPM network area reached the point of leakage, performing, as the procedure marks, the closing of valves to avoid further waste of water and then...

More than 800 homeless people have received attention at the DIF shelter in Mexicali

More than 800 homeless people have received attention at the DIF shelter in Mexicali

Jan 16, 2018

The 22nd City Council of Mexicali, through the Municipal DIF, continues to provide assistance to homeless people that require shelter from the extreme cold weather that prevails in the valley of Mexicali this time of the year. Therefore, through the Municipal DIF, citizens were called to detect people or families in these conditions, and report it to Emergency number 911 or transfer them directly to the Temporary Shelter. Personnel of the DIF informed that nearly 50 people received attention on Sunday January 14 in the temporary shelter located in Colonia Guajardo CREA facilities. It was announced that since its opening 865 people have been sheltered from the inclement weather, in addition to receiving a medical assistance, and provided with a place to clean up and rest. On the other hand, the Municipal Unit of Civil Protection announced that a minimum temperature of around 9 ° C, with northwest wind from 8 to 11 km / h is expected for Friday January 19. For Saturday January 20, a sunny day is expected, with a maximum around 25 ° C, Northwest wind between 8 and 13 km / h, in the evening it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 9 ° C. For Sunday January 21, a sunny day is anticipated, with a maximum temperature in the day around 25 ° C. and in the evening, a minimum around 8 ° C. In order to provide a better service to the community, we work in coordination with the Municipal Civil Protection Unit, the Public Security Directorate, among other municipal offices. Source: 22 Ayuntamiento de...

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...

Thief detained in Mexicali removed the exhaust fan and escaped

Thief detained in Mexicali removed the exhaust fan and escaped

Jan 14, 2018

An suspect detained in one of the cells of the facilities of the Public Ministry in Mexicali, managed to escape by removing the air extractor located in the upper part of the wall. The incident generated a great mobilization by municipal police. According to information from the weekly Zeta, on Thursday January 11, around 4:00 p.m., personnel of the Public Ministry Agency realized what had happened and asked for the support of municipal and ministerial police to search for the fugitive, who had been previously arrested for theft. The Attorney General of the State of Baja California (PGJE) has not issued any information on this, but it was learned that this individual is named Pedro Alvarado, 25 years old, who was apprehended by municipal agents and transferred to the Comandancia of the Municipal Police. After the corresponding proceedings, it was turned to the Public Ministry, where before the carelessness of the authorities, he managed to remove the extractor from the wall and escape through the small hole without anyone noticing. Source:...

Few people turned out to commemorate 2017 mega-demonstration in Mexicali

Few people turned out to commemorate 2017 mega-demonstration in Mexicali

Jan 12, 2018

A year after the emotional climax of thousands of Mexicali residents drove crowds to the streets to protest against things they considered be harmful to Mexicans’ economy, such as the license plates charges and the Water Law among other issues that had made people unhappy. A few demonstrators are barely seen, shouting and commemorating that moment which belonged to all Mexicali residents a year ago, but a handful of political groups have tried to own the protest movement or claim it as theirs, groups with well-defined political agendas which even (sometimes) have become violent maybe resulting from frustration. Around noon a hundred people contingent arrived to the Civic Center, representing another demonstrators’ group, they didn’t even amount to 300 people even though they alleged that there were a thousand people in the Civic Center three branches square in Mexicali, pitifully they weren’t even 300 people...

Sports journalism in Mexicali is mourning

Sports journalism in Mexicali is mourning

Jan 11, 2018

Mexicali mourns the news of the unfortunate death of journalist Alfredo Pacheco Reyes. At 52 years old, victim of health complications, it was reported that the TV Channel 66 sports news anchorman passed away in Mexico City. Alfredo Pacheco was involved in sports journalism for almost 20 years, starting in his native Mexico City on a radio program with well-known sports journalist and ex soccer player Carlos Albert. It was in the year of 1999 when Pacheco Reyes moved to the capital of Baja California, to join the local Channel 66 staff, where he covered most of the local sports news for many years, from the local soccer leagues, baseball, basketball, and other sports such as boxing, wrestling or recently mixed martial arts. He was also a correspondent for events such as the National Olympiad and he toured with the Aguilas de Mexicali professional baseball team, highlighting the recent championship achieved in 2017, in the city of Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Pacheco Reyes also covered the Aguilas’ participation on the Caribbean Series of the same year. In the same way, over the years, Alfredo Pacheco conducted several television programs such as Cancha Caliente, Tiro a Gol or Semblanzas Deportivas, just to name a few. So far no funeral services have been announced, since the sports journalist died in Mexico City. The staff of The Baja Post would like to express their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Don Alfredo Pacheco Reyes for his recent death. Mexicali loses a great journalist and above all a great human being. Rest in peace Alfredo Pacheco Reyes. TBP...