Tuesday June 02 2020

The 200 ton monster travel lift awaits the completion of the concrete piers
 The marine industry in La Paz will take another big step in modernization this fall as Navales Servicos La Paz S.A. de CV brings into service their 200 ton Travel Lift. The new facilities will...
Information on the COVID-19 Virus
 One of the concerns amongst health officials has been as the COVID-19 virus moves through an increasing number of people it has the opportunity to evolve. The 1918 Spanish Flu (Kansas Flu) is...
Homicide Rate in Baja California Sur Second Lowest in Mexico
 Amid all the bad news generated from the COVID-19 pandemic the Governor of Baja California Sur, Carlos Mendoza Davis announced the release of the 2019 crime statistics. Baja California Sur had...
The Governor of Baja California Sur Addresses Reopening
 Here is a translation synopsis of the address to the pubic via social media Governor Carlos Mendoza Davis released May 18, 2020. He stressed that all the measurable statistics of the COVID-19...
Message from the US Embassy to Us Citizens in Mexico
Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 20, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 20, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is...
Message from the US Embassy to Us Citizens in Mexico
Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 21, 2020)Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 21, 2020) International commercial flight options currently...
The infection curve for Baja California Sur 05-14-20
Perhaps more intelligent as to WHEN to open the state to tourism again is to WHOM to open the doors again.  As a Mexican, businessman, and resident of La Paz for 20 years we're all anxious...
Hwy 5 suffered damage during the passage of a Tropical Depression and a hurricane.
Leaving on October 14th, 2018 the route I planned was from Mexicali south to San Felipe on Mex 5 to Laguna Chapala to join with Transpenisular Highway 1 south to Los Cabos. I had driven north on this...
Rome Navona Square
 Although this is not specifically related to the Baja peninsula I found today to be unique in my life. The Day the Earth Stood Still.Here are some captures from webcams around the world taken...
Translation of the Covid-19 address of Gov. Carlos Mendoza Davis of Baja California Sur
 This is a synopisis translation on the fly from the address to the people of Baja California Sur from Governor Carlos Mendoza Davis regarding state and personal measures to minumize the effect...
La Paz Malecon at sunset
Several times over the 15 years of the BajaInsider's history I have looked at what has changed since I arrived in Baja to live, now 18 years ago. Here is part one of my reflections on the changes...
Aerial view of the new Marina Escondido
Puerto Escondido is the gateway for boaters to the central Sea of Cortez. With dramatic mountain backdrops, great fishing, islands to explore and an abundance of anchorages to discover, the region has...
Breakfast Rellenos Recipe
 Here is an original recipe for Tropical Breakfast Rellenos from Cooking with Baja Magic Dos, by Ann HazardBrad and Diane from Washington, who are friends of Nina and John, spent a week at the...
Caravan Migrants in Tijuana being fed by government programs
 There are those in the USA that are questioning Mexico's efforts in halting Migrant caravans. Mexico has this thing called Constitutional Law, and in it are clear restrictions on the...
The new $500 peso note is the first of a family of new bills to be issued by the Bank of Mexico in coming months.
 In 2018-2019 the Bank of Mexico will be introducing into circulation of the new family of banknotes, the first of which was the denomination of 500 pesos, and will be available through the...
Will Mexico become Marijuana friendly?
 The headlines read the Mexico is moving toward the legalization of marijuana for not only medical use, but for recreational use as well. A milestone(d) in this direction came on October 30,...
Mushroom Rock in Balandra at sunset today, restored to its position after the 2005 fall
 The Mushroom Rock in Bahia Balandra has long been the symbol of La Paz Appearing in postcards and countless photos. Sometime in the winter of 2005 the rock was discovered toppled from...
Hernán Cortés had a fearsome reputation with both the Indians and fellow Spaniards
Unfortunately, in 2020 all Founder's Day Celebrations and concerts have been canceled.Each year the City of La Paz, Baja California Sur, celebrates its founding by the famous (or infamous) explorer...
Baby with extreme effects of microcephaly
Updated October 28, 2019 The mosquito season is winding down now across Mexico and the rains of the monsoon season have only brough a little moisture to the lower peninsula this season. Programs...
There is now Uber service in La Paz, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas
Uber has been operating in Mexico for five years and has extended its presence to La Paz, Baja California Sur in 2017/ Uber's arrival in the state, as always, had legal challenges limiting services,...
Isla Espiritu Santos from the air looking back over the Bay of La Paz
 Information for the Gulf of California Islands Flora and Fauna Protected Area Marine Zone of Espiritu Santo Archipelago National Park.The Gulf of California Islands Flora and Fauna Protected...
Only a rare few tropical cyclones have threatened the peninsula after October 10
October 17 marks the statistical end of the Baja Tropical Cyclone Season, but we can never count on Mother Nature to be aware of the statistics. No named level system has made landfall on the...
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