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....

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...

Mexicali DIF System delivers 1.1 million pesos in social aids for poor sectors

Mexicali DIF System delivers 1.1 million pesos in social aids for poor sectors

Jul 19, 2017

The 22nd City Council of Mexicali delivered one million 186 thousand pesos to benefit 881 families with financial and social aid and support for 434 elementary school students, 229 junior high students, 80 senior citizens and 138 handicapped citizens, “it is an honor to be able to help all these people to improve their lives, even when it is just a little push for them to start coming along”, said Margarita Flores de Sanchez, President of the DIF System of Mexicali. Her husband, Mayor Gustavo Sanchez said that it is important that the City Council determined, last December, that it will be very important to support and aid those people hailing from the lowest socio-economic sectors and he said that this kind of acts and events come to retify and show that there is a social commitment from the City Administration towards all those who live in scarce conditions and help the to work better or to keep studying. The people who were benefitted by this resources are from 60 different housing sectors of Mexicali such as 18 de Marzo, Ángeles de Puebla, el Cóndor, Robledo, Valle del Pedregal, y Villas de la República among others....

Response to CONSTELLATION BRANDS press insertion in Mexicali diaries

Response to CONSTELLATION BRANDS press insertion in Mexicali diaries

Jul 18, 2017

In very expensive press insertions that the company issued in  three Mexicali diaries, CONSTELLATION BRANDS talks about bringing the benefits of its brewing project to Mexicali, it would be interesting if they explained those benefits, and also define their real social commitment with Mexicali community beyond the self-righteousness and patronizing attitude of their Director and Spokesman (or whatever his position is) Jorge Burgos, who has attended interviews where he gives long answers to concrete questions, that when the questions are not CLASSIFIED and then he cannot answer. DEMONSTRATORS, in the voice of leader Rigo Campos say there is not a blockade in San Felipe Highway and they reiterate their total rejection to the construction and operation of Constellation Brands brewery in Mexicali, no one doubts that they already have fulfilled a whole series of requirements and that they have all the necessary permits, nevertheless a lot of people considers that the social commitment the company claims to have with every community and makes it loud in their WEB PAGE. IN CONCLUSSION, there are demonstrators who reject the company, which in turn is an almighty entity whose real social commitment is not clear and was shown in a humble donation they did in Salvador Allende Junior High a Mexicali school. SUMMARIZING, it is war between  a weakened social movement which doesn’t convene thousands of people marching such as it did in January this year and a company owned by a family who has worked three generations to turn a small company in a huge worldwide enterprise, in the middle is Mexicali mesmerized and in total...

“Constellation Brands ‘cuts’ power in La Puerta community”: Rigo Campos

“Constellation Brands ‘cuts’ power in La Puerta community”: Rigo Campos

Jul 18, 2017

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA EDITOR/THE BAJA POST Two Trucks that were transporting giant tanks for CONSTELLATION BRANDS, left the community of La Puerta without electrical power when they cut the electricity cables that feed the small village, so their trucks could pass to carry the tanks to the construction site of the new plant of the company in Mexicali Valley a few meters away from the Mexicali/San Felipe highway, said Rigoberto Campos, one of the leaders who oppose to the arrival of the worldwide giant CONSTELLATION BRANDS. The Company answer, through three whole page paid insertions in local diaries LA VOZ, LA CRONICA and EL MEXICANO, where they reiterated their constant claim that they will create 3 thousand 500 indirect jobs (¿?) and 750 direct ones with a total investment of 1 thousand 400 million dollars, but they don’t inform how much and how long will it take to recover their investment. Is Constellation Brands investment really that good? Does Rigo Campos have political ambitions Is the visceral and aggressive Jorge Burgos the best person to be the spokesperson for the company? And the most relevant question of them all: How much is their IRR (internal rate of return on investment) or WACC (weighted average cost of capital). Those are Unsolved Mysteries that might remain buried for many long...

“Dracula Gay” tour kicks off in Mexicali on July 21

“Dracula Gay” tour kicks off in Mexicali on July 21

Jul 16, 2017

The Zona Escénica Sonora theatrical company arrives in Baja California to present the play “Dracula Gay“, a northern cabaret and “bloody” theatrical work, aimed at adolescents and adults, with feature presentations on Friday, July 21 and Saturday 28 at the State Center of Arts Mexicali (CEART) . The play will be on tour in Mexicali, Ensenada and Tijuana, with a final presentation in the neighboring city of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. In this comedy, written by the playwright Tomás Urtusástegui, we will see how the legendary Count Dracula is more thirsty than ever, but a problem in his famous fangs, prevents him from feeding properly. “Tonight may be the last Full Moon that Count Dracula enjoys on Earth … if he does not succeed in consummating his revenge to those who have done so much evil. That is why he is determined to tell his story, his issues, traumas and hysteria, ” declared actor and director Armando Garval. The feature presentations of “Dracula Gay” throughout Baja California begin in the state capital, on July 21 and 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm at the Experimental Forum of CEART Mexicali. General admission $ 150 pesos. The show will also be presented at La Puerta, Galería y Artes Escénicas (Thursday 20). On Wednesday, July 26, he will perform at CEART Ensenada and on Saturday, 29 at CEART Tijuana. All shows start at 20:00 hours. This is a formal invitation from the Government of the State through the Institute of Culture of Baja California....