Even here in Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico, far from the drug cartel turf wars, we worry about the effect it is all having on our adopted country. We know that many of the police (at all levels) are corrupt – we routinely see minor examples of corruption.
Today it was announced that 3200 Federal Police were fired, most for failing lie detector tests. I am thinking this is a good precedent and hope it has the desired results.
Mexico Fires 3200 Federal Police
Mexicana Airlines, perhaps the most reliable and comfortable of the Mexican Airlines, has had serious money problems this spring and summer. Supposedly a white knight investor group was going to save them but apparently negotiations have failed and Mexicana will close all services as of midnight tonight. Read more courtesy of the New York Times:
Mexicana Airlines Shuts Down
I don’t know much, but there is a small crew working the site and new construction materials have been delivered. The cement mixer has returned and a large generator is onsite.
La Tapatia, Jimena Navarrete, has been crowned Miss Universe, only the second Mexicana to win the contest. Jimena says she will use her postition to help promote Mexico.
Mexico’s Newest Icon: 22-year-old Miss Universe
Our storm season has truly begun. Tropical Storm Frank, soon to be a Cat 1 hurricane, is forecast to take the time honored approach to Baja and is projected to stay south of us. This is the normal path for storms in mid-August, but if you look at the historical information on Weather Underground, sometimes they deviate in their direction.
Project Path Of Tropical Storm Frank
Satellite Image Of Tropical Storm Frank