Staff Blog Entries

Baja California’s drop in murder rate confirmed by government statistics

Statistics released by INEGI show the states drop in homicides since 2009, Baja California Sur had lowest number of homicides nationwide

The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (El Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía or INEGI) has disclosed preliminary information, ...

Mexico’s cruise stops struggling to maintain

Many port destinations are outdated or victims to bad marketing

Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transport has announced that a makeover is due on many ports, which have ceased to ...

Body found at Imperial Beach identified as 13-year-old from Tijuana, another teen still not found

Teens were swept out to sea while swimming at Playas de Tijuana

The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed on Friday, July 26, that the body found washed ashore at Imperial ...

Otay Mesa port of entry to open additional lanes on Sundays and holidays

Commercial cargo lanes to be used for passenger vehicles during select summer days

Customs and Border Protection officials announced that four cargo truck lanes will be open for passenger traffic during select days ...

Woman arrested with over two pounds of cocaine inside shoes in Imperial County

Suspect was questioned at Border Patrol checkpoint, admitted to carrying drugs

A female suspect, who was questioned at the Highway 86 checkpoint in Imperial County, was arrested for carrying narcotics inside ...

Priest murdered in Ensenada during robbery

Home of Catholic priest was looted during homicide, authorities say

Father Ignacio Cortez Alvarez, parish priest of the María Auxiliadora Church in Ensenada, was found dead in his home on ...

Tijuana mayor asks U.S. to reconsider travel warning

State Department warns citizens to take caution when traveling in Baja California

The mayor of Tijuana, Carlos Bustamante Anchondo, has asked for the U.S. State Department to reconsider its travel warning for ...

Less than 4% of Baja California homicides in 2012 resulted in convictions

Few homicides resulted in arrests or convictions, Mexico as a whole convicted less than 2% of cases in 2012

According to Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía or INEGI), less than 4% ...

Two ultra-light drug smuggling aircrafts seized in Baja

One aircraft crashed near Los Algodones, the other near Mexicali

Two ultra-light aircrafts, which were allegedly used to smuggle narcotics into the United States, have been seized in Baja California. ...

Former federal police commander killed in Rosarito

Bernardo Oliver Camarena gunned down while at restaurant, assailants captured

A former federal police commander was gunned down while dining at a Playas de Rosarito restaurant, on Monday, June 15. ...

Tijuana youth baseball team wins national title, will represent Mexico in Little League World Series

Youth team defeated Veracruz to become national champs

The Municipal Youth Little League Baseball team of Tijuana will represent Mexico in the Little League World Series, after defeating ...

Leader of Los Zetas believed to have been captured near border

Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales a.k.a. Z-40 captured in Nuevo Laredo early Monday according to sources

Rumors emerged that Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales, a.k.a. Z-40, was captured in Nuevo Laredo early Monday, July 15th. @Obsermx posted ...

PRI leader accepts defeat in Baja California governor’s race

Partial recount confirms Francisco Vegas as winner of election

A partial recount has confirmed results, which were deemed unofficial last week, in the Baja California governor’s election. A computer ...

Deportees kill five in Tijuana

Three men living in river canal alleged to have murdered multiple people

A group of three men, who were deported from the United States this year after serving prison time, have been ...

Recount required after Baja California governor’s election error

Winner announced, only to be retracted after error was found

A winner was declared in the Baja California governor’s election, Sunday July 9, only to be retracted after officials declared ...

Border agents seize millions in narcotics at San Ysidro and Otay Mesa port of entries

Large cocaine and methamphetamine seizures along border near San Diego

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced two large narcotic busts, during the days of July 1 and July 2, ...

U.S. Federal program spent $2.44 million for UCSD study on prostitute use in Tijuana

Ongoing project intends to help with HIV prevention on Mexico border

A research project, which is being conducted by the University of California San Diego, has amassed $2,440,150 in federal funds ...

Medical tourism draws 450,000 visitors a year to Baja California

State tourism secretary emphasizes importance of medical tourism to the region

An estimated 450,000 people a year visit the Mexican state of Baja California for medical tourism. The numbers were recently ...

EPA announces $1 million in environmental funding available for border projects

Programs have until July 31 to apply for grants funding environmental projects near Mexico border

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), $1 million USD will be made available for eligible environmental projects ...

Missing eight year girl old sought in Tijuana area

Authorities and family members are searching for child after she disappeared on June 18

Authorities and family members are frantically searching for an eight year old girl, after she disappeared from a Tijuana shopping ...

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