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Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and the Cry for Mexican Independence

September 16th, El Grito the shout or cry for independence, is one of the most celebrated national holidays in Mexico. This year, 2021 celebrates the 211th anniversary of the Mexican Independence and the second year there will be no official...

The Sea of Cortez remains deliciously warm into November

 As a year-round resident of Baja Sur, fall is my favorite time of year, so I'm getting ready for a little vacation.

Aedes albopictus mosquitoe that carries Dengue

Every year, following the rains, it is important to clear your property of standing water and drain puddles. The cities usually issue a small packet of chemicals to sanitize tanaco (water cisterns) to prevent the spread of the disease. Dengue usually runs in 7-year...

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There have been as many as 5 active tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific at one time.

Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Camille…and more recently; Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita were all devastating hurricanes that hit the US. Where do these names come from, who...

A hurricane survival kit is a good thing to assemble well before a storm strikes

We took the official National Hurricane Center's recommended survival kit and added some Insider humor. We have a preparedness video from our friends at West...

The new $500 peso note was the first of the G Series bills, completed in 2021 with the $50 peso note

Updated January 2022 with all the new G Series bills, video on the history and significance of each design and a data sheet on each 'paper' bill in circulation With...

Green desert and adobe ranch house between La Paz and Todos Santos

The late season rains have brought the green back to the deserts of Baja Sur. Within days, the thirsty flora of our desert peninsula has began to take on shades...

Dry storage yard following the passage of Hurricane John

Good Hurricane Preparation is the best insurance a boat can have. Being that I had been the owner and operator of a sail loft for 12 years in La Paz Baja California, Mexico, I have some...


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