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Archive for August, 2010

>Feria Tijuana 2010

>Tijuana traditional fair
August 20 to September 18 at Parque Morelos in Tijuana.
Blvd de los Insurgentes next to Vía Rápida Oriente

Cost: 50 pesos for Adults, 25 pesos for Children
More details:  664-634-61-90 or e-mail: info@feriatijuana.com.mx

TURISTA LIBRE has a arranged for transportation to the Fair from the border.  See their Facebook page for details.

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>Same-sex marriage proposed for Baja California

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>All Mexican states must recognize gay marriages

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MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday (August 10, 2010) that all 31 states must recognize same-sex marriages performed in the capital, though its decision does not force those states to begin marrying gay couples in their territory.
In a 9-2 decision, the tribunal cited an article of the constitution requiring states to recognize legal contracts drawn up elsewhere.
It did not specify what degree of recognition must be granted to same-sex couples.
Mexico City’s same-sex marriage law, enacted in March, extends to wedded gay couples the right to adopt children, to jointly apply for bank loans, to inherit wealth and to be covered by their spouses’ insurance policies. Some of those may end up applying only in the capital.
The Supreme Court ruled last week that same-sex weddings are constitutional — though it is holding separate discussions this week on the adoption clause.
One of the justices, Sergio Aguirre, argued against adoptions by same-sex couples Tuesday, saying children might suffer discrimination as a result.
Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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   Airport status
   Security check wait times
   Acceptable forms of identification
   What you cannot carry in baggage

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>Mexican Law Enforcement Helps Capture U.S. Fugitives

>About 1,000 U.S. fugitives wanted for crimes are believed to live in Mexico, according to federal estimates. Many are in resort areas such as Cancun or in border states such as Baja California.

But in recent years, Mexican law enforcement agencies, even some rife with corruption — have stepped up their efforts to send fugitives back north. Fugitive deportations and extraditions from Mexico reached 299 last year, more than triple the number from 2003, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Full Story: Los Angeles Times

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