Friday November 16 2018

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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
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Moving your Household to Mexico
Are you moving to Mexico from the USA? BajaInsider.com recommends checking out A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. or call 1-888-509-3213 for all your international moving needs.In Mexico, the railway network, as well as marine traffic serves the function of transporting goods from abroad. In addition, flights also have an important position in this function. The...

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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,...
Carnaval La Paz 2019 Grandes Navegantes / Great Navigators
If all goes according to the usual scheduling around Fat Tuesday Carnaval La Paz will run from February 28 to March 5, 2019. The theme for the 2019 Carnaval La Paz will be "Grandes Navegantes"...
The sport truck division is one of the most competetive in the race.
The 51th annual B. F. Goodrich SCORE Baja 1000 will run on Nov. 14th-18th, 2018. Traditionally, the course alternates between an Ensenada finish and a La Paz finish, this year the race course will...
The revolutionary leaders of 1910 including Pancho Villa (#10), Francisco Madero (#5) & José Venustiano Carranza Garza  (#3)
November 20th is Revolution Day in Mexico, and in 2018 it will be celebrated on November 19 to provide a 3 day puente weekend (puente = bridge for a three day weekend). The day commemorates 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...
Dog walking on the La Paz Malecon
 Effective November 12, 2018 dogs are no longer welcome on the La Paz Malecón. Reacting to a specific incident a week earlier and a number of complaints Mayor Rubén Muñoz Álvarez has...
5 Day Tropical Forecast for the Eastern Pacific
 11-06-18  The Tropical Cyclone Season in the Eastern Pacific is winding down. There is currently no tropical cyclone activity forecast in the next 5 days.Maximum sustained winds are...
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...
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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...
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,...
Moving your Household to Mexico
Are you moving to Mexico from the USA? BajaInsider.com recommends checking out A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. or call 1-888-509-3213 for all your international moving needs.In Mexico, the railway network,...
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The Zika Virus under a  scanning electron microscope
Updated November 13, 2018, The number of new cases testing positive for the Zika virus rose by 175 persons nationwide again this week, which was the single largest one week gain this year. Five...
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,...
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
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 Tuesday, February 5, 2018 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...
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
  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...
President Elect of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
The polls closed in Mexico at 6PM Pacific Time on July 1, 2018 and it was very quickly clear who had won the presidency - leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. (AMLO) Obrador gained a landslide...
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,...
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...
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...
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 2018 officially begins Sunday, March 24 and runs through Easter Sunday on April 1, 2018. Unofficially, since this is one of the most popular outdoor activity weekends in the...
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...
The Mexican Presidential Election of 2018
This year, 2018 is an election year in Mexico in which the country will choose a new president for a six-year term. On the Federal level, the country will also choose 64 senators and all 500 Deputies...
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...
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,...
USS Scout to visit Baja waters
Tijuana, BC, September 11, 2018 - The Consul General of the United States in Tijuana, Sue Saarnio visited and gave a tour yesterday for the USS SCOUT vessel that will be in Ensenada, Baja California...
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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