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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Calafia is a Historic Landmark

Pirates, Queens and Buried Treasure
By Martina  * Photos by Christina Escoto
Source: Baja Bound Insurance

Brilliant white sunlight, like a shimmering halo, moves across the surface of the Pacific to the horizon. It is nearly impossible to look directly into its beauty. Except for the wind, there is a deeper quiet than just the absence of visitors to the Calafia’s Historical Monument. From the patio today is seen, a fisherman brazenly pushing his outboard motor to the max, while the bow of the panga cuts the white caps, leaping forward into the rough seas. The panorama is stunning beauty in a historic setting where movies were made, pirates once sailed, a mythical queen ruled and digging for buried treasure still goes on.

The Calafia Point and the cultural historic landmark are rich in history, making this an enjoyable stop on your journey a few minutes south of Rosarito Beach.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Mexico's Gas Storage and Distribution Challenge

Gasoline supplies at ‘crisis’
Mexico News Daily | Saturday, January 14, 2017
Source: SIPSE (sp), Excélsior (sp), BBC Mundo (sp)

Mexico is going through a gasoline supply crisis due to the fact that there are no more than three days’ worth of inventory, the Energy Secretary warned yesterday.

Appearing before the Permanent Commission of Congress, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell said that while Mexico is creating a robust and competitive market for gasoline, supplies remain at a risky 7% of the capacity recommended under international standards.

Coldwell said storage and distribution infrastructure has not kept pace with demand during the last 13 years, during which time Mexico’s gasoline consumption has soared to the point where it is now the world’s fourth largest consumer, moving up from eighth largest.