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  • Vendimia and Other Festivals

    In Vino Vendimia The Fiestas de la Vendimia is the best wine, food and music festival you've never heard of—maybe that's because it takes place in Baja by BARBARA THORNBURG This year marks the 20th anniversary of Fiestas de la Vendimia. You know, the two-and-a-half-week harvest festival held between the first Friday and the third ...
    Posted to Your Baja Connection Blog (Weblog) by 572090 on August 9, 2010
  • Pedestrian toll bridge proposed at Otay Mesa

    An investor group involving billionaire Sam Zell received a key federal approval needed to proceed with its plans for a cross-border pedestrian bridge that would link San Diego to Tijuana's Rodriguez International Airport.   If built, it would be the first of its kind in North America and give San Diego-area travelers easier ...
    Posted to Your Baja Connection Blog (Weblog) by 572090 on August 2, 2010
  • Is Mexico the "New" China?

    According to corporate consultant AlixPartners, Mexico has leapfrogged China to be ranked as the cheapest country in the world for companies looking to manufacture products for the U.S. market. India is now No. 2, followed by China and then Brazil. In fact, Mexico's cost advantages and has become so cheap that even Chinese companies are moving ...
    Posted to Your Baja Connection Blog (Weblog) by 572090 on July 17, 2010
  • Tijuana violence slows, drops from spotlight

    Decline in slayings follows arrests of 3 drug-gang leadersBy Sandra Dibble, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITERMonday, April 26, 2010 at 12:04 a.m.ON THE DECLINELaw enforcement authorities say the detentions of top members of a drug gang this year have contributed to a drop in the number of killings. Homicides in Tijuana in recent months: December: ...
    Posted to Your Baja Connection Blog (Weblog) by 572090 on April 30, 2010
  • Baja California's Wine and Food Festival Season is Here

    'Vino-Tourism' by Steve DrydenThe time is here, once again, to start making plans to attend this year's many wine and food events in Baja California, Mexico, especially in and around Ensenada. Over 60 wine and food extravaganzas will take place from April through October. Tickets sell out fast, so reserve your tickets for events and ...
    Posted to Your Baja Connection Blog (Weblog) by 572090 on April 30, 2010
  • Health Care in Mexico for Americans

    By Lynne Friedmann Health care reform, when fully enacted, will provide an estimated 30 million uninsured Americans with access to medical coverage. But where will cost-effective services come from to meet the needs of this influx of patients into the medical system? Part of the solution could be south of the border. That's the goal of ...
    Posted to Your Baja Connection Blog (Weblog) by 572090 on April 30, 2010
  • Mexico Simplifies Visa Procedures

    Mexico's National Immigration Institute (INM) has announced a range of amendments to its immigration and internment procedures to be implemented starting May 1, 2010. Although the amendments do not significantly alter the core rules and regulations which underpin current immigration law, the changes will make the paperwork and procedures less ...
    Posted to Your Baja Connection Blog (Weblog) by 572090 on April 19, 2010
  • Private hospitals prepare for medical tourism boom, Medicare

    The rising cost of health care in the United States is forcing an increasing number of U.S. citizens to turn their sights on Mexico for expert and cost-effective medical attention. Research done by the Association for Private Hospitals in Jalisco reveals that of the 21.5 million tourists who visited Mexico in 2006, about 160,000 – mostly ...
    Posted to Your Baja Connection Blog (Weblog) by 572090 on September 14, 2009
  • Rosarito-Ensenada Bike Ride To Top 20 Million Mile Mark This Sept. 26

    ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO---Now in its 30th year the Rosarito-Ensenada 50-Mile Fun Bicycle Ride will surpass 20 million total miles covered with its Sept. 26 event.About 5,000 riders are expected for the festive scenic ride, much of it along a coastal route from Rosarito to Ensenada, said ride organizer Gary Foster.During the past 30 ...
    Posted to Your Baja Connection Blog (Weblog) by 572090 on September 11, 2009
  • The Baja Tequila Dance Project!

    A few years back, Baja was booming with popularity.You could hardly get a room at most hotels on a weekend unless you made reservations months in advance.  The restaurants and taverns were full, and people were flocking to Baja in droves to retire and live the rest of their lives in Mexican bliss.  Then the U.S. economy went belly up and ...
    Posted to Your Baja Connection Blog (Weblog) by 572090 on July 6, 2009
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