Tuesday October 17 2017

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Importing your vehicle into Mexico
By law, any vehical 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...
Mamalaria Cactus
This book is written for the enjoyment of the average person who has an interest in the natural surroundings and almost unique geology and biology of the Baja California Peninsula. It will provide for your enjoyment as you travel along Baja’s highways. The road logs provide kilometer-by-kilometer information on the roadside geology and biology of the...

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The sport truck division is one of the most competetive in the race.
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Mural showing President Benito Juarez bringing revolution as the first native Mexican President
 Benito Pablo Juárez 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...
The Game of Life Logo for Carnaval La Paz 2017
In 2017 Carnaval La Paz will run from February 23 to February 28, 2017, and the theme will be “El Juego de la Vida" or "The Game of Life". Without a doubt Carnaval is the grandest event on the  ...
The tiger strips on the abdomen of the Aedes aegypti identifies them as the threat
Updated October 4, 2017,  With much of Mexico experiencing a wetter than normal late summer the proliferation of mosquitos has brought a rise in the number of tested cases of the Zika Virus in...
A wordless New York Times cartoon depicting Trump taking over the White House popular in Mexico
Update January 12, 2017 It has been a scary week for the Mexican economy, protests across the nation and the peso setting record lows falling to 22:1 against the dollar. As of the time of authoring,...
Importing your vehicle into Mexico
By law, any vehical 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...
The Baja peninsula is the #1 foreign destination for RV travelers
BajaInsider.com is proud of our ongoing affiliation with MexPro.com! The online Insurance site for International Insurance Group, Inc. (IIG) is licensed in all 50 US states, and works with...
West Coast Global Insurance Services
West Coast Global Insurance Services provides protection & service you can Rely on in Baja, Mexico. They have been providing asset & health protection to their clients in México since 2004...
Tropical cyclones are the leading cause of home damage on the Baja peninsula
Condo and Home Owners in MexicoIf you own a condo or home in Mexico, or if you are planning to purchase one soon, you’ll want to make a careful consideration about obtaining insurance coverage. Most...
Mamalaria Cactus
This book is written for the enjoyment of the average person who has an interest in the natural surroundings and almost unique geology and biology of the Baja California Peninsula. It will provide...
A wordless New York Times cartoon depicting Trump taking over the White House popular in Mexico
Update January 12, 2017 It has been a scary week for the Mexican economy, protests across the nation and the peso setting record lows falling to 22:1 against the dollar. As of the time of authoring,...
The tiger strips on the abdomen of the Aedes aegypti identifies them as the threat
Updated October 4, 2017,  With much of Mexico experiencing a wetter than normal late summer the proliferation of mosquitos has brought a rise in the number of tested cases of the Zika Virus in...
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...
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 Juárez 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 conquest.The...
Candles lit for Dia de la Candelaria in Mexico
Día de la Candelaria (Day of the Candles or Candle Mass) happens on February 2 and is a Mexican celebration that is a fusion of the Catholic influences and native Mexican tradition.I was first...
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...
Gasoline Prices in Mexico to rise again
The first of the year the prices for gasoline and diesel jumped 14-23% across the nation, prompting demonstrations across the country and looting on the mainland of Mexico. This is one of the...
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...
Working in Mexico
 So 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....
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...
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...
Currency exchange - changing your dollars to pesos
 Since June of 2014, the pesos has been falling against the dollar, from a long time 12.5:1 exchange rate to crest a 21:1 exchange rate following the US elections in the second week of November...
Carport down from Hurricane Odile
Ensure safety and prevent damage by being preparedHurricanes are a serious subject matter to consider, especially if you own a home or condo near the beach in Mexico. These huge violent swirling...
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, "the...
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...
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 2017 officially begins Sunday, April 9 and runs through Easter Sunday on April 16. Unofficially, since this is one of the most popular outdoor activity weekends in the Mexican holiday...
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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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