Dogs attack child (La Cronica, 2/13/13)

MEXICALI, BC - Grave injuries were suffered by a 3-year-old child after being attacked by a pair of dogs German shepherd dogs in a southwest part of the city on Tuesday afternoon.

A Municipal police report indicates the incident occurred minutes after 17:00 hours on Calle Mairetin in Colonia Hacienda de las Torres.

The injured child was identified as Erick Gael, 3 years-old, who had severe bites on the face, legs and back.

He was rushed by paramedics from Red Cross to General Hospital to receive care for the injuries.

Municipal Police identified the dogs owner as Adrian Cervantes Molina who lives on the same street in the event appropriate legal action is taken.

Dollar registers below 13.00 pesos (La Cronica, 2/13/13 by Mercedes Ortiz)

MEXICALI, BC - The U.S. dollar continued below 13.00 pesos toady with slight variations at exchange houses and banks in town.

In exchange houses, of dollar purchase trades were at 12.20 pesos and 12.45 pesos, unchanged from quotes at the closing yesterday and below the 13.00 pesos.

On the website dollar trades were at 12.43 to purchase and to sell at 12.93, four cents less than the closure yesterday and below 13.00 pesos.

On the website the dollar continued below 13.00 pesos with purchases listed at 12.43 pesos and sales at 12.93, four cents less than yesterday's close.

Over 100 pets sterilized in a month (La Cronica, 2/13/13 by Gina Rodríguez)

SAN LUIS RÍO COLORADO, Sonora - During January 138 pets were sterilized for free, according to doctor Abel Sánchez Cervantes.

The director of Municipal Health Services, said no cost sterilizations are underway both at the Animal Control Center facilities located on Avenida Revolución and Calle 20, and in sessions scheduled to take place in different colonies.

During February there have been 40 surgeries, 29 of them in Colonia del Bosque, he said.

Profeco intensifies surveillance operations (La Cronica, 2/13/13 by Carmina Ortiz)

MEXICALI, BC - Since Monday, the Federal Consumer Attorney (Profeco) began verification of establishments, such as flower shops and businesses engaged in the sale of gifts for the day of love and friendship, said Alvaro Quintana Arreguin, Office Manager of the unit in Mexicali.

Verification consists of prices being in view of the public for items which are in demand, among other things, in order to avoid abuse by traders and defend the economy of consumers during the celebrations of February 14.

To prevent such abuses, the federal unit launched the campaign "Exige precios a la vista (requires prices in sight)" which consists of placing signage in the main sale areas to invite consumers to verify the cost and quality of the products they purchase before the end of their purchase.

Many commercial centers are open from Monday and until February 14 including florists, candy stores, gift shops, clothing, CDs, perfumeries, as well as hotels, restaurants, bars and public parking lots.

Quintana Arreguin said that abuses, particularly in Mexicali, have declined approximately 20%, with increasingly less complaints presented by citizens about abuses or poor quality products.

"If a citizen wants to file a complaint, it is important to have your proof of purchase in case of an investigation. However, should the establishment fail to deliver, merchants ask that we provide verification."

Since Monday when verifications began, no anomalies or irregularities were found in any visited establishments, the official said. The only recommendation was, he said, to keep prices in sight and respect them at the time of purchases.


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