Tuesday September 22 2020

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Medical travel insurance can be a lifesaver when abroad
 Travel Medical Insurance is becoming more and more popular and necessary for good reason these days.  I had been hearing enough stories of people having severe medical issues only to survive and then experience catastrophic financial crisis because of the medical expenses in a foreign country and or the costs of air evacuation (EVAC) and or the...
Insurance for your Mexican Adventure
West Coast Global Insurance Services provides protection & service you can Rely on in Baja, Mexico and they have been providing asset & health protection to their clients in México since 2004 and understand the México insurance marketplace!! They offer Mexico insurance policies that have clear deductible options with carriers that have the financial...
Importing Your Car into Mexico can be a tricky proposition
By law, any vehicale in Mexico more than 180 days should be imported and registered in the appropriate Mexican state. Importing US vehicales is part of the NAFTA agreement, but Mexico limits the age and country of origin. Importation is limited to NAFTA manufactured cars more than 5 years old and less than 10 years old. Model year determines the age of the...

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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...
PPE Equipment for BCS Medical Personell
 Currently in Mexico a full third of all confirmed Covid-19 cases are our poorly equipped medical personnel. Here in BCS four members of our brave Hospital staff have died from the virus and...
Distribution of COVID-19 in Mexico 07-24-20
  Our statistics and graphics come from the Federal Secretary of Health website in Mexico City. The daily statistics are posted there each day after 6 PM. State statistics lag by sometimes...
COVID-19 Risk Assessment Chart from the Texas Medical Association
Here is a very interesting graphic estimating the relative risk of exposure to COVID-19. Of course there are a lot of variables, like was everyone wearing a mask at the family gathering? The Texas...
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...

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...
PPE Equipment for BCS Medical Personell
 Currently in Mexico a full third of all confirmed Covid-19 cases are our poorly equipped medical personnel. Here in BCS four members of our brave Hospital staff have died from the virus and...
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...
Distribution of COVID-19 in Mexico 07-24-20
  Our statistics and graphics come from the Federal Secretary of Health website in Mexico City. The daily statistics are posted there each day after 6 PM. State statistics lag by sometimes...
Keeping Hydrated in the heat
 When you continue to live and work in Baja year round you need to adjust your habits to avoiding heat stroke by keeping the body hydrated. In this article, we will cover the physiology of...
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...
 On March 31, the same day BCS registered its first COVID-19 deaths, a group of volunteers comprised of marine biologists and medical personnel began a project they call “Pro Paramedicos.” ...
COVID-19 Risk Assessment Chart from the Texas Medical Association
Here is a very interesting graphic estimating the relative risk of exposure to COVID-19. Of course there are a lot of variables, like was everyone wearing a mask at the family gathering? The Texas...
Message from the US Embassy to Us Citizens in Mexico
 The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Guanajuato, Mexico State, Tabasco, and Nuevo León currently report the...
Medical travel insurance can be a lifesaver when abroad
 Travel Medical Insurance is becoming more and more popular and necessary for good reason these days.  I had been hearing enough stories of people having severe medical issues only to...
Baja Dogs La Paz...For the love of dogs
Baja Dogs La Paz...For the love of dogsBaja Dogs La Paz Inc. (BDLP) has been a household name around La Paz for close to 10 years now. It is a registered California non-profit 501(c)(3) that started...
Mural showing President Benito Juarez bringing revolution as the first native Mexican President
 Benito Pablo Juarez García is one of Mexico’s most beloved leaders. He was born on March 21, 1806. Today Mexico celebrates his birthday with a national holiday to honor his legacy. Sometimes...
Beware the Doc in the Box & have faith in Public Health
Choosing emergency medical services isn't something most folks take more than a second to think about, until they need it. With the press of providing first aid to someone the first thoughts are...
Section of the original 'tila" image of he Virgin of Guadalupe
 December 12th celebrates Dia de Guadalupe, a legendary event that bonded the people of Mexico, and much of the native New World peoples and the Catholic Church in the days of the Spanish...
Candles lit for Dia de la Candelaria in Mexico
I was first introduced to it while I was involved with a local expat organization where we celebrated King's Day on January 6th when someone brought a Rosca de Reyes into the festivities to share...
February 5 – Celebrating the current constitution of Mexico adopted in 1917
This year Constitution Day falls on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, and like many nations, Mexico adjusts this holiday to the Monday or "Puente" or "bridge" day to make a three day weekend. Banks,...
Three Kings
January 6th, the Day of the Kings, Twelfth Night and the Twelve Day of Christmas all culminate in a celebration in Mexico known as Dia de Los Reyes. The event in the Catholic Church in Mexico...
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...
Beachside Handicapped Parking - The fine is $7000 pesos and your US sticker doesn't count
Baja California Sur has begun to crack down on traffic offences. The latest welcome addition to the revenue source for the city is the heavy fine levied on those that park in the blue marked handicap...
Importing Your Car into Mexico can be a tricky proposition
By law, any vehicale in Mexico more than 180 days should be imported and registered in the appropriate Mexican state. Importing US vehicales is part of the NAFTA agreement, but Mexico limits the age...
Working in Mexico
  You would like to work in Mexico as a foreigner. Many people think it is really hard to get permission to work here in Mexico as a foreigner but it has become much easier over the years....
Insurance for your Mexican Adventure
West Coast Global Insurance Services provides protection & service you can Rely on in Baja, Mexico and they have been providing asset & health protection to their clients in México since 2004...
A few of the 131,800 Suntech solar panels at the La Paz Aura 1 Solar facility
Latin American's largest solar photovoltaic energy project is now cranking out the kilowatts in La Paz. The Aura Solar I installation, near the La Paz airport, now generates nearly 62% of La Paz's...
Could Los Cabos become Mexico's Tourist Pot Spot?
The discussion began with an off the cuff remark by the Federal Secretario de Turismo, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero and now has been put forward by the governor of the state of Baja California Sur,...
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...
Mexican Family of 4
Recently I saw a breakdown of the cost for Mexicans to live with the basic needs in Mexico and I wondered how do they do it? How do the majority of people in Mexico live with the cost of living so...
Overcoming a Challenge for the Love of Fishing
A family’s recovery after a devastating life changing accident on Mex 1 is the tale of Larry Cooper. His Baja story began with the common denominator of many…a love of fishing. It would be many years...
Poinsettas- Flor de Nochebuena
 The Poinsettia with its star-shaped green leaves that turn into a deep red flower at the top has several names and a very interesting history and legend. Euphorbia pulcherrima (literally...
Couple in Infinity Pool
In Baja California and many areas of Mexico, it makes a lot sense to add a pool to your vacation or investment property. This article will discuss a few of the different styles of finishes for the...
The Baja's Tropical Cyclone Season ends in mid October and the termperature and humidity drop
 There are many marks in time that define your "Baja-ness" here at the tip of the peninsula. Were you here when the ATV paraded through the streets of Cabo? Do you remember the two lane road...
Living green in Baja
International Community Foundation Releases Findings on the Greening of U.S. Retirement Destinations in Mexican Coastal Communities The International Community Foundation released the report...
Semana Santa in Mexico
 Semana Santa 2020 officially begins Sunday, April 5th and runs through Saturday, April 11, 2020. Pasqua (Easter) is Sunday, April 12, 2020, This year Semana Santa will not be the biggest travel...
Never too young to surf
Surfing which many people know started in Hawaii many, many years ago and was the sport of Kings. Since the 60's it had become very popular in California and worldwide. While in it's early years...
About the proposed construction of the US/Mexico border wall
There is so much talk, debate and misinformation these days, about this infamous Wal” proposed by President Trump's administration. I wanted to look for more facts and see is building this wall...
Coco seed pods of the palms in Baja
Palm trees are one of the plants most commonly seen in Baja California second to cactus. Palm trees are found in Baja’s desert like climates where there is water and many times will signify...
Survey of Norther Americans living in Mexico
The following is a reprint of the synopsis of the International Community Foundation's Survey of retired US citizens living in Mexico. The study sought to find how Americans live in Mexico, their...
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