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Baja & Border News Translations: BC Tourist Destinations Promoted in USA; Left Without Light; CFE Eliminates "Diablitos"
BC Tourist Destinations Promoted in USA (Uniradio Informa, 1/13/13)
Tijuana, BC - Baja California tourist destinations are being promoted at one of the most important places in the State of California, United States, at the "L.A. Travel and Adventure Show", which takes place in Los Angeles. The head of the Secretariat of Tourism of the State (Secture), Juan Tintos Funcke, announced that the destinations of Playas de Rosarito, San Felipe, Tecate, Ensenada, Tijuana and Mexicali are being promoted on Saturday and Sunday.
He noted that a delegation participated at the Conventions Center in Long Beach, where it is estimated a 25,000 people will attend from different countries by the tour operators, wholesale packagers and international travel agencies. The State official said that as part of the promotion strategy aimed at the Southern California market, the tourism sector of Baja California is starting out strong this year with a presence at fairs and exhibitions such as the one mentioned.
He noted the policies of the involved agencies will be to strengthen promotion actions in major markets to continue the revival of the tourism sector in Baja California this year. He added that in the coming weeks and months they will participate in various trade fairs and exhibitions aimed at different market segments, both in Southern California and destinations in the national market. http://www.uniradioinforma.com/noticias/bajacalifornia/articulo168557.html
Left Without Light; CFE Eliminates "Diablitos" (Uniradio Informa, 1/12/13)
TIJUANA, BC – Since 20 days ago, families in colonia Rios Alta and nearby - about 50 in total, have been without power. Staff of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) disconnected the so-called "diablitos (power thieves)" after a special surveillance system disclosed to the federal Public Ministry those in the neighborhood who tried to reconnect again.
Now they are asking for help by appealing to the humanity of the officials because they claim they are trying to care for their children and the sick, explained a woman, Guadalupe Leyva, who has lived in this area for fifteen years.
Don Pedro Medina in colonia Alfonso Garzón needs to keep his medicine in the refrigerator, "I am ill with diabetes. I need my stuff in the fridge, everything I have is lost; they cut my lights 20 days ago. I paid for my contract month and a half ago; they demanded so. I spent 3,000 pesos ($237 US), but they have not put it back on."
Eduardo Valenzuela said there were contracts and electrification16 years ago, but it only lasted for three years of service, “They came and removed the posts down here at the ground and never wanted to put in light for us".
There are estimates of approximately 500 families affected in several colonies, as is José Carmen Jiménez, in the colonia Rios neighborhood. "The people who live here are not animals; they are people, we are Mexican; what happens is that they come in and campaign as candidates and promise us water, electricity, drainage. We have never met them, and always vote for this or that candidate. We are adults and children who need power", he said.
At night they use candles as light with a risk of causing a fire. http://www.uniradioinforma.com/noticias/tijuana/articulo168376.html