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Colorado State University-Pueblo, the Colorado State University Todos Santos Center and Autonomous University of Baja California will collaborate to establish an institution of ecotourism in Mexico.
The new institute in Baja California Sur, Mexico, will highlight the significance of ecotourism in the Baja California Sur region and in Colorado by providing education around the role and impact of tourism on local cultures and communities.

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The forces driving violence in Mexico, which is now on track for its worst year in decades, were first set in motion 20 years ago. The drug trade moved to Mexico just as its politics and institutions were in flux, leaving them unable to address a problem they have often made worse.
Last year there were more than 20,000 killings. This year is on track to be worse, exceeding the 2011 record, which was thought to be the drug war’s apex.
Since the beginning of crisis, said Alejandro Hope, a security analyst, “there has been a significant change in the way organized crime works in Mexico.” Drug trafficking required resources and infrastructure that the new groups lacked, leading many to turn to kidnapping, theft and extortion. Predatory crimes spiked.
Mexicans seem keenly aware that their government is growing less responsive just as streets are becoming more dangerous. Polls show growing dissatisfaction, particularly over corruption.

+Baja California Sur +La Paz Baja California Sur BCS +La Paz BCS Mexico +Loscabos Cabo San Lucas #BajCrime #BajaViolence #LaPazViolence

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The outcome of this negotiation will impact all of us! From the little pangero at the marina to multi-international corporations. Donald Trump may be about to end Nafta, plunging the US, Canada and Mexico into uncertainty
The Canadian foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, put it this way: "We have seen proposals that would turn back the clock on 23 years of predictability, openness and collaboration under Nafta. This is troubling."
+La Paz Baja California Sur BCS +Tourism BCS +Baja Business

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A sad reality and unfortunately repeated way to often.... :)
The execution style murdering/killings in Baja Sur, particular in +San Jose del Cabo and +La Paz Baja California Sur BCS continues. All you need to do is check the #policiaca section in one of the opinion websites publishing news and you can do a count and may compare it with one of the global "crime hubs" and per capita statistics and you see how had it actually is.
Of course they (local media and authorities) try to to keep that low-key as their main concern is tourism. After all the years with significant crime they still no understand that sugar-coating does not help a bit.
It is not a question IF but WHEN the excuse of "this is just criminals infighting/turfwars" will no longer apply anymore and visiting foreigner will become targets of kidnappings and/or get killed.
Last night, a new twist in La Paz with the killing of 2 men on the roof of a house.

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Baja California Sur - Life is good! #BajaSur #BCS #Beaches

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La Unión Europea se solidariza y apoya a las familias mexicanas
The European Union stands in solidarity and supports Mexican families.
#Mexico #Sismo #Earthquake +Mexico Tidbits +Baja Hosting +Baja Peninsula Media +Baja News +Baja Digital +Baja Info Network - B.I.N.

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There is no need for panic shopping as there is plenty of food and drinking water for 18 days in shops and warehouses stored government stated for La Paz
Civil Protection announced that the airport of La Paz will closing at 18:00 hours today until tropical storm #Lidia has cleared the area.
They also advised that there is no need for panic shopping as there is plenty of food and drinking water for 18 days in shops and warehouses.
stored. Source >>>

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Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Lidia still has the opportunity to become a hurricane before landfall.
Large area of disturbed weather south of the Baja California Peninsula has consolidated and is now Tropical Storm Lidia 290km/180mi of southern Baja peninsula tip. The system is moving toward the north-northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h).
On the forecast track, the center of Lidia will be near the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula by late Thursday, and near Baja California Sur on Friday.
Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Lidia still has the opportunity to become a hurricane before landfall.
+East-Cape Baja Sur +Los Barriles +San Jose del Cabo +Loscabos Cabo San Lucas +Cabo San Lucas +Todos Santos +La Paz Baja California Sur BCS +La Paz BCS Mexico +Loreto #Lidia #BajaSur +Baja California Sur +Baja Photo
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Couple's dream trip to Loscabos Mexico turns into "holiday from hell" as they are chased from their luxury hotel by "bill collectors" they suspect had Mexican drug cartel connections, who demanded "$10,000 for medical bills"
Ms Gelston claimed the hotel told them to pay the medical center within the next hour but the concerned couple contacted their insurance company, who told them they weren't safe, arranging for them to leave at 2am.
The couple ran to a nearby American hotel however more trouble arose at the airport.
Ms Gelston said an American Airlines attendant and armed Mexican police told the couple they "weren't getting on the flight until we paid [the money] and if we didn't pay it, we would be taken to jail until it was paid".
After negotiations with their insurance company, the embassy and Mexican authorities, the couple were finally able to leave the country.
+Loscabos Cabo San Lucas +Cabo San Lucas +Baja California Sur +Executive AdvenTours +Tourism BCS

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Mexico Travel Warning - Replacing the travel warning for Mexico issued 8th December 2016 the U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain parts of Mexico due to the activities of criminal organizations in those areas. Gun battles between rival criminal organizations or with Mexican authorities have taken place on streets and in public places during broad daylight.
There is no evidence that criminal organizations have targeted U.S. citizens based on their nationality. The new issued warning in Baja California Sur paragraph specifically named Los Cabos and La Paz.
We quote Criminal activity and violence, including homicide, remain an issue throughout the state. Exercise caution as Baja California Sur continues to experience a high rate of homicides.
According to Secretaría de Seguridad Pública del Estado de Baja California and Secretaría de Gobernación statistics, the state of Baja California Sur experienced an increase in homicide rates compared to the same period in 2016.
While most of these homicides appeared to be targeted, criminal organization assassinations, turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented by U.S. citizens.
Shooting incidents, in which innocent bystanders have been injured, have occurred during daylight hours
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