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...

Mexicali welcomes Furukawa Electric Group new facility

Mexicali welcomes Furukawa Electric Group new facility

Jan 10, 2018

MEXICALI, BC.- Furukawa Electric LatAm, with the guidance of Mexico manufacturing consultants IVEMSA, opened its new 6,000-square meter manufacturing facility in Mexicali last December. Furukawa LatAm, a Furukawa Electric Group company that produces products and equipment for indoor and outdoor network infrastructure solutions, worked closely with IVEMSA to select the facility and set up their business entity in Mexico. IVEMSA president Sergio Tagliapietra attended the new facility’s ribbon-cutting as an honored guest and joined mayor of Mexicali, Gustavo Sanchez, and Furukawa Electric executives at the presidium. Mayor Sanchez welcomed Furukawa Electric to Mexicali and thanked IVEMSA for their continuing efforts to bring more foreign businesses to Mexicali and Mexico. He also recognized IVEMSA’s long history of supporting foreign companies through shelter services and its benefits for Mexicali’s economic development. The new facility will have two operating units: one to produce fiber optic cables and cordages, and the other to connect and assemble optical equipment, cordages and accessories. Furukawa Electric expects to generate 150 direct and 30 indirect jobs through the new plant in just the first year. Furukawa selected IVEMSA to guide them throughout the project, a process that took about two years and included numerous visits to Mexicali. IVEMSA advised the company on site selection, helped them navigate the city and explained best-case scenarios for setting up in Mexico. IVEMSA also provided guidance on fiscal, trade compliance and environmental regulations. Roberto Durazo, Director of Business Development for IVEMSA said, “We are very proud to support the new Furukawa Electric operations with our hands-on management services. We are offering all our support for ongoing project management, recruiting, HR compliance, trade compliance, logistics coordination, accounting and finance services.” Founded in 1982, IVEMSA provides shelter and administrative services to foreign companies that want to move manufacturing operations to Mexico. Based in Mexicali and with six locations throughout Baja and Central Mexico, IVEMSA guides companies through the entire process of establishing and conducting operations in Mexico, including site selection, trade compliance, human resources, recruiting, accounting and environmental health and safety. For more information on IVEMSA, visit ivemsa.com. For more information on Furukawa Electric LatAm,...