Monthly Archives: March 2011

Can Mexico Once Again Attract Foreign Retirees?

That’s a good question! Looking around locally in Todos Santos and Pescadero, the answer has to be yes. We never stopped attracting retirees, it’s just that the arrival rate slowed down quite a lot over the last two years. But things have picked up and the future is looking guardedly rosy once again.

If you would like to have a broader perspective on this question, then read the story, from mexdata.info,  at the link below:

Can Mexico Once Again Attract Foreign Retirees?

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Arson Fires In Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico

Remember the heurta fires of a few weeks ago? The first one was bad, burned lots of palms, a few houses, a trailer park and a boat. Just one of those things, right? Maybe not. Maybe they also were arson.

Last night there were 6 fires in the Todos Santos area. Sirens could be heard all over town. They were not just unfortunate happenings. A witness saw 4 young people, 2 males and 2 females in a red car, set one of the fires. They used gasoline. Then they quickly left and went off to start another fire. The young people (all from good local families) were apprehended and now likely face a dismal time in jail. It’s not a game any longer. Fortunately no one was hurt in the fires. But there was major property damage.  This is not the kind of “progress” we need in Todos Santos. See for yourself below:

todos santos baja mexico arson fire damage

Abandoned House In Las Tunas, Todos Santos, Torched!

arson fire damage in todos santos baja

La Revanche Disco In Central Todos Santos, Burned!

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The Mexican Constitution

We all know that Mexico has had several “revolutions”, first ousting foreigners and finally ousting home grown dictators. The result of the last revolution, the one that brought the country the one party control of the PRI, was a far reaching constitution, full of protections driven by the highest ideals of the time.

You can read the Mexican Constitution in full, in English, at the link below.

Mexican Constitution

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Epic Journey of Grey Whales

I just came across this great video (from the English version of Aljaseera of all sources!) covering the remarkable journey of grey whales, the same whales that grace our coastline here in Todos Santos Baja during the winter months. You can view it at the link below:

Epic Journey of Grey Whales

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Unreal Damage To Japan In Satellite Photos

These before and after photos are hard to believe. They sadly remind me of the devastation on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. Thanks to the Baja Pony Express for the link.

Japan: Before and After

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Baja Viewed From Space

NASA just posted a high resolution photo of the Baja Peninsula taken on March 13, 2011. It’s nearly the entire Baja Peninsula but the southernmost parts are missing, including Todos Santos and Los Cabos. But it is a great shot! Click on the image below to see the full size rendering.

Baja Mexico view from space

Baja Peninsula Seen From Space (Photo Courtesy NASA)

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The Developed World Is FAT!

According to the NY Times, countries in the OECD are fat, some very fat. Mexico leads the field (could it be all those flour tortillas and liter sized bottles of beer?)  based on stats from 2006 with 70% of the adult population being  considered overweight and 30% of the adult population being obese. USA follows closely behind at 68% and  28%.

In response to these statistics, Mexico has drastically changed regulations covering what can be sold to kids at school. Read more about all this fatness at the following links:

The World Is Fat

Mexico Puts Its Children On A Diet

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