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Baja & Border News Translations: Tijuana Prepares for Digital Switchover; 200,000 Visit Basilica of Guadalupe
Tijuana Prepares for Digital Switchover (El Sol de Tijuana, 12/13/12 by Rocio Galvan)
Tijuana, BC - Tijuana is ready for the digital switchover, said the former President of Cofetel, and current candidate for nomination as Governor by PAN, Héctor Osuna Jaime, who was one of the few Pan members attending the Act of Private Initiative with President Enrique Peña Nieto.
He added that they cannot identify technical failures to ensure this operation in time for its planned switchover which covers more than 400,000 households at the border.
"I don't see why it will present problems, and in fact when I headed Cofetel, feasibility studies were made and did not show any special observation", he also said.
Osuna Jaime was interviewed while passing through security checkpoints to enter the Grand Hotel Tijuana. He said that the operation of the digital switchover will provide important advances for the city. http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldetijuana/notas/n2806073.htm
200,000 Visit Basilica of Guadalupe (El Sol de Tijuana, 12/13/12 by Rocio Galvan)
Tijuana - Calculations estimated more than 200,000 people visited the Basilica of Guadalupe in Tijuana on December 12, with many coming from Southern California on the most important Catholic feast of the year which generates many acts of faith and devotion among parishioners.
They were tens and tens of people arriving with candles, flowers, photos, items of appreciation and affection to honor the Virgin of Guadalupe, revered by many Catholics who just wanted to say thank you to the Virgin.
According to Alberto Hernández, a researcher at the Colegio de la Frontera Norte, although the number of people belonging to other religions has grown, Catholics make the anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin of Tepeyac a demonstration as very active Catholics.
Children dressed as Juan Diego and girls with their Mexican dresses, braids, tri-colored slats and the explanations by moms that tell them of traditions of three or four generations ago, "My mom dressed me so to give thanks and these children are my grandchildren".
The Cathedral, more than any other day of the year, was filled with flowers, of all kinds, roses, chrysanthemums, daisies, and even potted plants and hundreds of candles of all sizes.
To her knowledge, “Although we live outside of Mexico, we continue to worship her and always believe in the Virgin of Guadalupe”, said Guadalupe Martínez Escalera, a resident of Los Angeles for twenty years and this year she wanted to come to hear Las Mañanitas to our Lady on Mexican soil.
Also beyond celebrating, they like it here for another flavor, to be with my people, said women that stayed to observe the arrival of more people to congratulate the Brunette of Tepeyac. http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldetijuana/notas/n2806075.htm