Mexican sweet shops and artisans whose sales have suffered since the onset of the pandemic are now making iconic sugar skulls and creating traditional and modern handicrafts from a variety of materials in preparation for the Day of the Dead, a holiday they hope will give a much-needed boost to their businesses.

Aramburo SuperMercados claims after hurricane "Nora" 0 for the hurricanes (as of getting the vaquita of the roof/stand while the cow ride out 30 storms.
Well with a little humor - isn't that the vaquita leaving the roof before landfall of storm.....
Have a smile and a great Friday.

EU chief says 70% of adults in European Union fully vaccinated.
What's the share of the Mexican population has been partly or fully vaccinated against COVID-19?
According to Our World in Data are 26% Mexicans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 18% are partly vaccinated.😩

Updated August 14, 2021 The municipality of La Paz has moved to level "four and a half" with modifications to the current Level 5 status of much of Baja California Sur.
Beaches will have increased occupancy to 40%,
Alcohol sales will be permitted until 10PM

La Paz BCS boosted

Showers and thunderstorms association with an area of low pressure
located a couple of hundred miles south-southwest of the southern
tip of the Baja California peninsula continue to show signs of organization.
Recent satellite wind data indicate that the circulation has become better defined since early today.

We are back to level 5!!
The municipality falls back to level 5 (critical), which means that recreational and socio-cultural activities are suspended, as well as the maximum capacity is 30%.

Kitesurfing at La Paz bay - not necessarily a very popular activity here vs. the kiteboarders spots at El Sargento to La Ventana on the Sea of Cortez / Gulf of California site.

Violent clashes between rival Mexican criminal groups – and their alleged allies in the security forces – are escalating ahead of mid-term elections in June, triggering a string of political assassinations and the forced displacement of thousands.

U.S. tells Mexico drug war’s failure requires new strategy...??
What is that new strategy? The US government start programs to to wean the country from its dependence on drugs?
That would be the ONLY solution!
No market to sell, no drugs to traffic! So simple!
Additional may restrict the flow of weapons from the US and we would reduce violence by a large amount.
Anythings else is jumbo-mambo BS talk!

"The tourism sector is the most affected, and no, we do not like medicine, but we are betting on the rest of the year, that La Paz will lower the infections and we can have a very good summer, already spaced, with time and others waiting for that the vaccine also arrives, that will also help us to have that herd situation, so that more than 60% or 70% of the population is vaccinated or already has the necessary defenses in its system ", said the businessman.

In 2008, the U.S. gun maker Colt, based in Hartford, Conn., produced a special edition .38 Super pistol that was engraved by a partner company with an image of the Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata. In 2017, an assassin used the weapon to shoot dead a prolific Mexican investigative journalist, Miroslava Breach, as she drove her son to school in the city of Chihuahua.

Sunday morning around 08:00 hr video taken from El Conchalito at tip near Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas

Sign declaring area as protected at Conchalito.
Coastal development around La Paz destroyed 23% of the local mangroves between 1973 and 1981!!!
There are mangrove areas on the eastern coast of the Baja California Peninsula include El Mogote and El Conchalito on the Ensenada de la Paz.

The closing of the malecon lasted weeks, and unilaterally Mayor Rubén Muñoz decided that it would be opened; This caused annoyance among the Health authorities, who ordered its closure on the same day (11. February).
However, with the drop in infections, as stated by Secretary Víctor George Flores, conditions improved, and from the following Monday on, those who want to use the boardwalk ie malecon, will be able to do so, although wearing a face-mask is mandatory.

In the capital of Baja California Sur there were 5 deaths this Wednesday, reaching 513 deaths from COVID; likewise, 73 virus carriers were detected and another 79 were discharged, leaving 697 active and 10,608 recovered.
Visit Baja News for more info >>>

China’s CanSino Biologics Inc is formally seeking emergency use authorization in Mexico for its Covid-19 vaccine, Mexico’s foreign minister said on Friday, as the company seeks quick approval prior to wide-scale distribution.
Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard wrote on Twitter that the one-dose CanSino vaccine has been successfully tested on more than 14,000 volunteers in Mexico since last October.

In case you searching: Mexico is second to last...... :(
Coronavirus continues to spread worldwide with more than 90 million confirmed cases across 190 countries and two million deaths as of mid-January 2021. For nearly a year, governments and societies have been turned inwards to fight an invisible enemy, exposing competing structures, vulnerabilities, and political priorities.

The Ministry of Health reported 5,211 new infections of COVID-19 in Mexico, 1,448,755 since the start of the pandemic last February.
While with 362 deaths registered in 24 hours, accumulated deaths from complications of the disease rose to 127,213, according to the latest update of the daily technical report.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, won the presidency in 2018.
He laid out a five-year plan with a call for a “new paradigm” in justice. It was a recognition that neither the police nor the military could snuff out demand for drugs in Mexico itself.
Two years on, the plan seems like a failure. Violence is up. The gangs haven’t been displaced. Other countries have warned against nonessential travel to various Mexican states.

Purchases of different vaccines - Mexico, for example, with about 130 million inhabitants, the second most populous country in Latin America, plans to vaccinate 10 million people per month for free, as announced by the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. His government bought 34 million doses from Pfizer-BioNTech, and that company will take care of keeping them deep-frozen.

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