Concern for Condition of Libraries (Uniradio Informa, 1/10/13)

TIJUANA, BC - Juanita Perez, Secretary of Education in Tijuana declared concern for the conditions at public libraries, because books may be lost due to building leaks during this rainy season.

In fact, a study is being conducted to determine any structural damage suffered. 24 libraries are 30 to 40 years old, dating back to the administrations of René Treviño and Federico Valdéz. Maintenance, such as the application of waterproofing have been made but it is not enough, as there are ten properties in a critical situation.

"Ten of them are being inspected to see what it would cost us to rehabilitate or expand them, as we are at risk of many books being lost because of what happened. We will request a budget for this from the cabildo. We want to leave them in the best condition for the next administration", she explained.

Alamar Arroyo Relocated Without Services (Uniradio Informa, 1/10/13)

TIJUANA, BC - In a month and half new roads will be put into service at Arroyo Alamar, which will expedite the transit between Boulevard Lázaro Cárdenas and Manuel L. Clouthier. However, pending is the regeneration of the surrounding area which needs to be amended to make way for modern time. It is Tijuana from a hundred years ago, where agriculture is practiced with ploughs pulled by animals; with plots that produce seasonal vegetables, radishes and purslane, explained farmer Don Bartolo Infante, owner of one of the ranches have been there forever. "Do you think that we will disappear now with the new roads? They think we will start new businesses when we have left only few years left to work," he commented.

While the construction workers placed barriers next to the pipeline, adjoining area residents expected the promises of officials who relocated them to this strip, to regularize the land in March and told them that in three months they would have the documents, but they are still waiting. Meanwhile they suffer from a lack of services, such as drainage, said Inés Martínez, one of those relocated. "Who moved us here? The engineers that built it; we were only going to be here for three months,” she said.

Maria Magdalena is another one of the relocated people, "Seven months ago we were relocated and there has not been anything. What happens at the federal area of the Palace we can not do. We are nothing more than part of the Census and they gave us nothing at the town hall".

They worry about the lack of the services and their health with trucks still arriving at night with debris and garbage; a situation that must end.


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