Mexicali City Council and the Renegade Motorcycle Club deliver toys to children on “Día de Reyes”

Mexicali City Council and the Renegade Motorcycle Club deliver toys to children on “Día de Reyes”

Jan 8, 2018

Mexicali, B.C. January 7, 2018. Mayor Gustavo Sánchez Vásquez, Municipal DIF President Lic. Margarita de Sánchez and Council member Edwiges Pio participated in the 25th edition of the “Día de Reyes” organized by the Renegade Motorcycle Club to deliver toys to children of Mexicali. This year the “Festival of Día de Reyes of the Renegades” was held in the sports unit of Colonia Carranza where more than 500 families from the eastern part of the city attended the event to receive a gift for their children. During the event the Mayor thanked the support of this club to support the  cachanilla children and recognized the commitment of 25 years of the Renegades carrying out this noble work. Finally, Mayor Gustavo Sánchez highlighted the work of the Council member Edwiges Pio for being part of the organization of this event and invited the Renegades to continue supporting this type of charitable activities for the families of Mexicali. Source: 22 Ayuntamiento de Mexicali,...

Haitian Carnival coming to Mexicali on February

Haitian Carnival coming to Mexicali on February

Jan 8, 2018

Just over a year and a half ago, thousands of migrants from Haiti came to the Baja California with a single purpose: to seek political or humanitarian asylum in the United States. As the political landscape in our northern neighbor changed, so did the goals of some migrants they saw in Baja California and particularly in Mexicali, a place that gave them the hope of forging a better life with their effort. The Civil Haitian Movement Association of Mexico with headquarters in the state capital has more than 500 active members, and for this 2018 they want to offer and present their culture to the “cachanilla” people. Therefore, the first annual Haitian Carnival for will be carried out next February 14 in Mexicali, BC. The Haitian community has also a scheduled march through the streets of Mexicali, May 18, which is one of their national celebrations known as the day of the flag of Haiti. José Joseph commented that most of the necessary resources will come from the pockets of the Haitians living in Mexicali, but he added that all contributions are welcome. Source: Civil Haitian Movement Association of...

Pit bull attacks woman on the streets of Mexicali

Pit bull attacks woman on the streets of Mexicali

Jan 8, 2018

A woman was savagely attacked by a pit bull dog that escaped from its owners in Colonia Solidaridad Social, Mexicali, Baja California. According to witnesses, approximately at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, Rosalina Alvarado Moraden, 51 years old, was passing by a house located on Calle Mariano Yáñez, near her own residence. Suddenly, a pit bull dog broke out of a house, jumped on her and knocked her down to the ground. The dog bit her on several occasions in the skull, jugular and left forearm, causing the woman serious injuries. Finally, the animal stopped attacking her when a person scared the dog away and made it go back to the house. Residents of Colonia Solidaridad Social immediately called the emergency number 911, requesting an ambulance, which arrived moments later to assist Alvarado Moraden who was lying on the floor bleeding . The woman was taken to a hospital due to the severity of her injuries. Municipal Police agents tried to talk to the dog’s owner identified by the her neighbors as “Doña Martha”, but the woman refused to open the door to the officers. Source:...

Mexicali y Tijuana pay more for vehicle registration (tarjeta de circulación)

Mexicali y Tijuana pay more for vehicle registration (tarjeta de circulación)

Jan 7, 2018

Mexicali and Tijuana are the municipalities of Baja California that pay a greater amount for the vehicle registration (tarjeta de circulación), informed the director of Income of the State, Nolberto González Grajeda. The citizens of the capital of Baja California, have to pay an amount of S1,565 pesos while Tijuana residents pay $1,222 pesos, this due to the municipal contributions. In the case of Playas de Rosarito, Tecate and Ensenada motorists must pay 1,205, 1,006 and 998 pesos respectively. González Grajeda invited the population to take advantage of the existing discounts in the first quarter of the year, those people who carry out the renewal of their car registration during January, February and March, will get a discount of 12%, 8.5% and 5% respectively. The new tarjeta de circulación 2018, has 17 security measures to make it more difficult to counterfeit as a state logo in invisible UV ink, various microtexts on both sides and a QR code. Source: Gob. del estado de Baja...

Baja California State Government performed 60 heart surgeries for children during 2017

Baja California State Government performed 60 heart surgeries for children during 2017

Jan 5, 2018

MEXICALI, BC- Tuesday, January 2, 2018.- In order to strengthen the health strategies promoted in the State Administration headed by Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, authorities of the General Hospital of Mexicali announced more than 60 heart surgeries for congenital cardiopathies performed on Baja California children during 2017.   The head of the Secretariat, Guillermo Trejo Dozal, mentioned that these surgeries were carried out through monthly sessions, by a specialized team of cardiovascular surgeons of the National Institute of Cardiology Ignacio Chavez, as well as cardiovascular anesthesiologists and local cardiology hemodynamics specialists, in coordination with the “Doctors with Heart Foundation” and the General Hospital of Mexicali Board of Trustees.   The Director of the General Hospital of Mexicali, Caleb Cienfuegos Rascón, commented that the cases that have been treated through these surgeries correspond to patients who require urgent intervention and who, thanks to the timely medical attention, have managed to correct their illness to change their lives.   In addition, the official stressed that every month these days of heart surgery are totally free, which in the private sector could reach a cost between 240 to 450 thousand pesos if there are no complications. Otherwise the amount could’ve reach one million of pesos.   “48 interventions were programmed in 2017 and we have already exceeded 60 interventions during the year, due to the demand for services at regional and national levels,” said Cienfuegos Rascón.   Finally, he acknowledged the work of the staff that has participated in this strategy and congratulated the medical, paramedical and team members of the Doctors with Heart Foundation for joining efforts for the health of the people of Baja California, since the local program has obtained very similar results to programs carried out at other high specialty national centers. Comunicado de prensa emitido por el Gobierno del Estado de Baja...

DIF Mexicali delivers mobile breakfast for the homeless

DIF Mexicali delivers mobile breakfast for the homeless

Jan 5, 2018

To help and serve the most Mexicali residents possible, such as homeless people, is one of the main commitments for Integral Family Development System (DIF in Spanish) of Mexicali, Margarita de Sanchez, she said that in November 2017 the mobile breakfast unit was implemented, it consists on going to the places where there are more homeless people, as the railroad station and the civic center, and provide one hundred free breakfasts, from Monday to Friday. Mrs. Sanchez also commented that this is a big help for those who don’t have a home and it is important to feed them where they are, that is why DIF personnel goes to deliver the mobile breakfast top all these sesiti9ve areas in Mexicali. So far there have been 3 thousand 3oo breakfasts delivered, which offer a different menu each day, with the necessary food groups to guarantee a better nutrition, finally DIF Mexicali President mentioned that there are several programs to help and support these people because many of them are away from their hometown and “we mustn’t forget that they are part of our community and they need...