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Now Coconuts

Mexico News Daily | Saturday, January 16, 2016
500 kilos of marijuana seized after tractor-trailer inspected
Earlier this week smugglers were caught using fake carrots. Now it’s fake coconuts.

A tractor-trailer was seized in northern Sonora after authorities received a tip from a private citizen: some of the coconuts in the truck’s cargo were not the real thing.

Members of the Criminal Investigation Agency working out of Nogales stopped the truck on federal highway No. 2 near the U.S. border to inspect its contents.

Good News Mexico's Tourism Industry

Mexico News Daily | Friday, January 15, 2016
Travel awards announced as Mexico gears up for another year of growth. The new year is shaping up to be another very successful one for the tourist industry in Mexico.

The first piece of good news was the official announcement of record visitors to the Caribbean city of Cancún, and México City topping the New York Times’ list of 52 places to visit in 2016. The good news haven’t stopped coming since.

Last September, Tulum, in the state of Quintana Roo, was designated a Magic Town by the Tourism Secretariat, giving it access to funds to improve infrastructure. Known for its “untouched” status, Tulum has now been named the world’s No. 1 destination on the rise for 2016 by travel website company TripAdvisor.

Discover Baja Day in San Felipe

Discover Baja Day: January 22, 9:30 a.m.
Pavilion at La Ventana del Mar
in El Dorado Ranch, San Felipe

Speakers include adventurous traveler Graham Mackintosh ("Into a Desert Place") whose accounts of walking in Baja are not only informative historically, but also funny, entertaining, and inspiring.

Jorge Ledesma-Vasquez, an instructor and co-leader of research expeditions in Baja, will describe the unique coastal environments using an ecosystems approach as well as discuss the issue of sustainable development, now a key issue for the entire region.

Presenters books available for purchase.

$13 tickets at the door/Sunrunner/Saturday Swap Meet. Proceeds go to the Las Amigas Educational/Scholarship fund.

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2016 Wine Tasting Event

2016 Tropical Getaway!
Fine Wine - Great Food - Island Music - Auctions 
Date: Jan. 31, 2016 
Time: 1pm - 5pm
Location Rosarito Theater Guild
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 See you there!

Emergency Message: Severe Weather

U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico
January 5, 2016

The U.S. Consulate General Tijuana alerts U.S. citizens in Northern Baja California that a strong storm will bring moderate to heavy rain, the threat of flash flooding, and dangerous surf today through Friday, January 8th.  The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood warning, and high surf watch beginning today for nearby San Diego.  Please visit NWS’s website at or Protección Civil Tijuana at for updates, shelter locations, and to follow the storm’s path.