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Archive for January, 2013

Carnaval Ensenada

Dates:  February 7-12
Place: Cosetera Ensenada
Carnaval Ensenada is a huge gathering of locals from Baja and the Southwest U.S., as well as those who travel from other areas of Mexico.  The five day event is the third-largest Carnaval in Mexico only behind Mazatlan and Veracruz. 
The theme for 2013 is Festejemos México.  The focus will be upon traditional Mexican culture.  For this even there will be performers of all kinds including dancers, bands, artists and musicians.  The parade is a spectacle to see!

Ensenada is 70 miles south of Tijuana at the San Ysidro border crossing.  The Scenic (toll) Road is reliable and easy to drive.  Transportation can also be arranged with various bus companies and tour groups.

Mexico’s New Immigrants

A new study released this month by the Organization of American States (OAS) reported that the documented, foreign-born population in Mexico increased 45 percent from 2005 to 2010, reaching 850,000 people. In terms of the national origin breakdown of new immigrants in the three-year period from 2007 to 2010, the study found that most came from the U.S. (10,472).

Full article at Frontera NorteSur

Tijuana leads the way for Mexico

A recent story in The Guardian states that the economic boom in Tijuana is leading the way for the Mexican economy to recovery.  Read the full text here: theguardian

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