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Baja & Border News Translations: Paella Fest; Suicide is Taboo
Paella in the Street Fest (El Sol de Tijuana, 10/1/12 by Rocio Galvan)
Tijuana, BC - La avenida Revolución ended September with a party dedicated to yellow rice combined with sausage, chicken and seafood. Paella and its preparation was the afternoon focus between 60 participants in teams who gathered forces with kettles on wood, charcoal or gas from ten in the morning. They filled the area with peculiar aromas of sausage, onion slices, chicken thighs, wheels of red pepper, pieces of lobster and squid. Everything made the hot afternoon at the fair seem nicer.
Usually held in May, the feast of Paella and Wine organized by the Group L.A. Cetto, included a repertoire of local artists, a hat contest and of course paelleros, professional and amateur, who prepared the feast at the end of the harvest festival.
Tables and tables of anxious diners imagining the paella, shouted to taste if the traditional Spanish dish was ready. There were dozens and dozens of assistants on-hand.
At noon, Secretary of Tourism John Tintos announced there were 800,000 visitors to this year’s wine route, while Mariano Escobedo, President of Cotuco, said 916 events have taken place so far in 2012.
Competitors began delivery of the Paella to the tables and by around five in the afternoon the names of the winners in the two categories were announced as the music, wine and festivities continued. Regarding the heat, more than one attendee was heard to comment, “It was a feast, but I like it more in May."
Adriana Cetto, his brother Louis and their parents enjoyed the gathering, but this time unlike other years, the vast majority of local politicians decided to stay to themselves. http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldetijuana/notas/n2714703.htm
Suicide is Taboo (El Sol de Tijuana, 10/1/12)
Tijuana BC - Each time a person between 15 to 29 years of age in the country commits suicide it is believed to be a phenomenon that threatens religious practices or is considered an act of cowardice.
Serving as guest at the weekly update of the Board of the School of Medicine at General Hospital de Tijuana (Comegeti), Jesús J. Cabrales Ruvalcaba, Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology of the UABC (Autonomous University of Baja California) specified the issue of suicide is a result of depression.
Through a press release he said that such practices are associated with discouragement that killed 5,900 in 2009, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). In 2010 in Baja California, there were 67 victims by hanging, although, additional data is not reported due to shame.
It was reported that this phenomenon is not by choice, but occurs when the level of suffering exceeds the capabilities of the person who thinks there are no options to a life considered unbearable.
He also indicated that most suicides are by hanging, followed by gunfire, jumping from a building and finally poisoning. Men have the highest rate of death since they use more effective methods, unlike women who only try.
There are signs that give warnings about people with an intention of taking their lives: beginning to say it would be better if they died, some give away things, ask for forgiveness, seek solitude, write farewell letters or have mood swings. If they have any history of suicide it is likely they will try again and achieve it.
In addition to genetic factors that lead people to death, external factors may contribute such as a failure in certain expectations or purchases. In those with a higher level of education, suicide mostly occurs due to a job loss, marriage problems or difficulty with children. http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldetijuana/notas/n2714700.htm
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