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THE AMERICAN MEXICO DREAM?


IS THE AMERICAN DREAM HEADING SOUTH FOR THE BORDER? This week we are featuring different articles that talk about why the American Dream could be headed south.


 

Manufacturing in Mexico


 

Did you know that Mexico is the worlds 4th largest auto exporter and within three years is planning to boost their auto manufacturing output to 1 million vehicles per year?  That might not seem like that big of a deal but to Mexico that is a 38% increase to what they are currently producing.  Mexico is on track to hit a record high of $400b in exports this year.   That's billion with a “B”


As Mexico continues to be a better choice for manufacturing companies like Mazda, Nissan, Audi have made announcements that they will be opening new plants in Mexico.  I am including a link to an article that talks about how Mexico beat out the U.S. for the new Audi plant

 

Mexico is on the fast track to take the 3rd spot away for Korea as the world’s biggest exporter after Germany and Japan. Mexico is attracting as much as $20 to $25 billion a year in foreign investment and this looks like it could be the norm for the next 5 to 7 years


 

Continue Reading at Mexico Today...

Continue Reading at Bloomberg...

 



U.S. Federal Contracts headed south for the border


 

Recent Cuts to the U.S. defense budget could mean the loss of 31,000 jobs which could be a big hit to california.  The defense contractors are looking for a way to minimize cost without cutting jobs while still complying with federal programs.


 

So the U.S. defense companies are going to get together to come up with  “Bi-National Manufacturing Competitiveness Strategies”


 

The idea of Bi National manufacturing is an attractive option due to the fact that manufacturers could save up to 50%-65% in cost.


 

Continue Reading at PR Web...



Has anyone heard of CaliBaja?


 

CaliBaja is the first of its kind federal grant to bring together business and government leaders on both sides of the border.  


 

What if feels like is happening here is we have two countries trying to come together so that they can compete in a global market. 

   

 

As more U.S. corporations  and federal contractors head south to Mexico to take advantage of the low cost of manufacturing  as well as shipping the more opportunity these two countries will have to compete in a global business market


 

This Calibaja initiative is something to keep your eye on because if and when this takes off this could be a very big deal for this region as it becomes a hotspot for business to set up shop.


 

Here is a quote from the V.P. of Suntron Rod Gunther:


 

"Operating in Calibaja Megaregion with NAFTA, companies don't have to deal with taxes, tariffs and all regulations that you have when you are located overseas in Asia."


Continue Reading "Assets" at Calibaja...

Continue Reading "International Trade" at Calibaja...



Celebrities in Mexico


 

It seems like when celebrities are not busy shooting films they are speeding a lof of their down time over here in Mexico.  Names like Halle Berry, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Kate Hudson, LeAnn Rimes, Kardashians, Jennifer Aniston, Gwen Stefani, Ashley Simpson, Jessica Biel, Pink, Eva Longoria; okay I think you get the picture...so next time you call us and ask us “is Mexico Safe?” we are going to tell you...


 

“ONLY IF YOU ARE A FEDERAL CONTRACTOR, CORPORATION , CELEBRITY, VACATIONER, RETIREE, BABY BOOMER AND OR JUST PART OF THE HUMAN RACE...  OTHER THAN THAT IT IS A WAR ZONE!!”


 

 

Continue Reading at Celebrity Gossip...

Continue Reading at Celebuzz...



Mexico, land of opportunity for qualified young Spaniards


It seems  with Spain’s incredible 24% overall unemployment rate and  its 53% unemployment rate for people under 25,  Mexico is turning out to be the land of opportunity with only a 4.8% unemployment rate in its workforce.


In the opinion of OCC public relations director Fernando Calderon, the Mexican labor market offers a lot of opportunities in a country where a dynamic private business sector continues to spur the country's economic growth.


According this article It took just 15 days for Rodrigo Gil, 24, a sound specialist  to find work in one of the best companies in Mexico.


Many qualified Spaniards in search of a better future are setting their sights on Mexico, whose economic prospects remain positive despite the global slowdown.


Read More at FOX Latino...

 
 
 

Romantic Puerto Vallarta a mystical city

By: Vancouver Sun

 


 


 

Located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta was Elizabeth Taylor’s romantic hideaway and the Love Boat’s most popular stop, making millions of people fall in love with Mexico.


Puerto Vallarta’s iconic Malecón is the new main feature. The renewed boardwalk consists of almost 6,000 feet of safe pedestrian public space. Featuring a Mosaic pavement inspired by Huichol mankind’s origins myth, the boardwalk was conceived for local residents and tourists to leisurely spend time shopping, watching live performances under spectacular sunsets, and enjoying a gourmet meal at a wide range of award winning restaurants which have made Puerto Vallarta a world renowned culinary destination.

  

CONTINUE READING AT VANCOUVER SUN.....

 




 

5 MUST-SEE PLACES NEAR CANCUN

By: Kristin Busse

 


 


 

Enjoying the beautiful beaches of Cancun and partying the night away in its bars and clubs is a blast, but if you take the road less traveled you can discover extraordinary places you’ll never forget.


Here’s a list of five places must-see places near Cancun:


1. ISLA MUJERES


The beautiful Isla Mujeres is an island just 20 minutes by ferry from Cancun. This is one of the most charming places in the Caribbean.


Rent a golf cart or bicycles and take a spin around the island. Stop by Punta Sur, the westernmost point of the country of Mexico.


2. IZAMAL


Only 2 hours from Cancun by car, this magical town awaits you. Arrive hungry and enjoy the culinary delights of the local flea market.


Take a horse-drawn carriage ride around “the yellow town” (yes everything is yellow) and get lots of great shots for your photo album, and our Pinterest page!

A picture is worth a thousand words!

  

CONTINUE READING AT ROYAL SUNSET.....

 



 

 

How I’m Conquering Prostate Cancer

By: Gerson Institute

 


 


How I’m Conquering Prostate Cancer

During a routine exam in 2007, the doctor found a nodule on my prostate. I got a biopsy and they found cancer on half of my prostate. They wanted to remove or radiate it but they couldn’t guarantee that I would be cancer free.


Afterwards, I spoke to my friend Allison. She told me about how she did the Gerson Therapy 25 years ago. When she described the rigorousness of the Therapy, I didn’t think I could do it. So I bought books on healing from cancer, fasted, changed my diet and took supplements. I also did cryotherapy, a treatment in which they froze the half of my prostate that had cancer in order to kill the cancerous cells. It took me a year to recover. The doctors told me to just continue living as if nothing had happened.

 

  

CONTINUE READING AT GERSON.ORG.....

 





celebs-who-love-to-vacation-in-mexico

By: Celebuzz


Source: www.celebuzz.com



 

When celebrities aren’t busy filming or making music, they’re out vacationing south of the border. From Cancun to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico has become the hottest R&R destination for bikini babes like Katy Perry, Kate Hudson, and Selena Gomez.


In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Celebuzz is taking a look at the sexy stars who love to fly down for a sun-soaked, margarita-filled Mexican vacay. Take a look through the gallery to see if your favorite celebs have been spotted partying on the beaches of Mexico!

  

CONTINUE READING AT CELEBUZZ.....





Halle Berry Says Goodbye To Cabo

By: Celebrity-Gossip


Source: celebrity-gossip.net



 

Arriving at the airport in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Halle Berry rushed to catch her flight today (September 3). The "Monster's Ball" star wore a beige patterned sleeveless dress, flip flops and a straw hat while she carried a beige handbag.


Lurking in the background is Halle's ongoing custody battle with ex Gabriel Aubry over their four-year-old daughter, Nahla. Recently, TMZ reported that the 46-year-old Oscar winner plans to have her fiancée Olivier Martinez testify.

  

CONTINUE READING AT CELEBRITY-GOSSIP.NET.....





One woman's search for a cure

By: Rene De La Cruz


Source: www.vvdailypress.com



 

 

Years of radiation and chemotherapy have ravaged Tammie Huven-Bingham's body.


But despite her constant energy-draining battle with cancer, the single mother of two continues to search for a cure.


“I’m looking at a place called Hope4Cancer in Mexico,” said Huven-Bingham, 45, from her mother’s Victorville home. “Doctors told me that I have a year left to live, but I don’t want to live my last days undergoing traditional medical treatments that destroy my body and prevents me from living my life.”

  

CONTINUE READING AT DAILY PRESS.....




Mexico, land of opportunity for qualified young Spaniards

By: Paula Escalada Medrano


Source: latino.foxnews.com



 

Many qualified Spaniards in search of a better future are setting their sights on Mexico, whose economic prospects remain positive despite the global slowdown.


Engineers, graduates in business administration, journalists, sound technicians and advertising professionals are leaving Spain in search of job opportunities not currently available in their homeland, whereas Mexico offers them a promising future.

 

  

CONTINUE READING AT FOXNEWS LATINO.....





DEMAIO LEADS "HISTORIC" JOBS TOUR FOCUSING ON BI-NATIONAL ECONOMIC GROWTH

By: carldemaio.com


Source: www.carldemaio.com



As the first mayoral candidate ever to visit Baja California during the election season, San Diego Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio ignited international goodwill while strengthening DeMaio’s ties to government and business leaders in Mexicali and Tijuana during a two-day jobs tour.


“My focus is all about jobs, jobs, and more jobs. There are numerous ways we can work together to create jobs on both sides of the border if we are willing to overcome stereotypes and work together.” said DeMaio who was joined by San Diego Councilmembers-elect Scott Sherman and Mark Kersey on the Mexican Trade Tour. “Besides building a competitive global mega-region for international commerce, we learned that there are needs for more secure and efficient crossings to the United States, regional rail services to reduce truck emissions, and more dialogue as a region to improve infrastructure needs on both sides of the border.”

  

CONTINUE READING AT CARLDEMAIO.COM.....




Mexico to Boost Auto Output 38% Within Three Years, Agency Says

By: Nacha Cattan and Brendan Case


Source: www.bloomberg.com



 

Mexico will boost annual auto output by 1 million vehicles within three years, a 38 percent jump from last year, as foreign manufacturers use the country as an export base, said Carlos Guzman, head of the nation’s investment promotion agency.


Investments already announced by carmakers will allow Mexico, the world’s fourth-largest auto exporter, to increase annual production from last year’s 2.6 million units, Guzman, president of ProMexico, said in an interview yesterday at Bloomberg’s Mexico City office. Surging car and aerospace sales will help Mexican exports climb by about 15 percent this year to a record of around $400 billion, he said, surpassing a $350 billion high reached last year.


CONTINUE READING AT BLOOMBERG.....

 


 




Great Panther purchases silver-gold project in Mexico

By: Stockhouse Editorial

 


 

 


 

 

Great Panther Silver Ltd. (TSX: T.GPR, Stock Forum) has purchased the El Horcon silver-gold project in Mexico from Compania Minera El Dore, S.A. de C.V., a private Mexican company, for total consideration of US$1.6 million in cash.


El Horcon, located in Jalisco State, covers 7,908 hectares in 17 contiguous mining concessions and is located 60 kilometres northwest of Great Panther's Guanajuato mine complex. As such, it is within trucking distance to the company's Cata Processing Plant.

 

 

 



Rosarito-Ensenada Bike Ride, September 2012

By: Baja.com Editor


Source: www.baja.com



Rosarito-Ensenada Bike Ride, September 2012

The idea began in 1979.  A bike ride from Rosarito to Ensenada that would be fun and scenic.  Each year, the race grew more popular, eventually becoming a twice-annual event, now held in May and September. In recent years, for reasons that are elusive — perhaps the media’s obsessive and inaccurate portrayal of Baja as unsafe for tourists — the number of  riders declined.  But this trend began changing in the past year.  Now, the organizers of the event call it Baja’s “largest party on wheels,” and these days it is not just the riders who have fun:  Along the 50-mile bike route, fans cheer and shout and capture future YouTube videos all while enjoying their margaritas or coffees in the mild Baja climate.

 


CONTINUE READING AT BAJA.COM.....



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Magical Cataviña

By: Meghan Fitzpatrick


Source: www.baja.com



Magical Cataviña

What is known is that Cataviña is the point where the north and south portions of Highway 1 — the Transpeninsular Highway –finally met during its epic construction back in 1973. However, this special place is also the home to numerous cave paintings, giant cacti that look as though they were plucked from Dr. Seuss’ imagination, boulders the size of SUV’s, prehistoric blue palm trees, and beautiful and rare breeds of mixed desert vegetation. Cataviña has also inspired countless beautiful, panoramic photos and vistas, and is thus an incredibly popular destination for any nature-loving tourist.


The residents of Cataviña make their living, generally, from tourism. While camping is a popular choice for many tourists visiting Cataviña, the town also boasts the well-known hotel, the Hotel Mision Santa Maria, which has a swimming pool, an excellent restaurant serving traditional Mexican fare, and is definitely the most famous (and the nicest) place to stay in Cataviña.

 


CONTINUE READING AT BAJA.COM.....



 

About Baja.com


Baja.com was born out of a love for Baja California and a passion for travel. Our goal is to make Baja more accessible and user friendly and, while doing so, earn the position as the world’s top website for all things Baja. Baja.com details, among others, countless restaurants, hotels, vacation rentals, events as well as surf breaks, art galleries, wineries, whale watching, golfing and eco-tours. Our aim is to provide you with up to date and accurate information about Baja from a variety of sources: blogs from local Baja enthusiasts, reviews from actual users, local news from top journalists, as well as photos and videos. The well being of Baja and the environment are central to every decision we make. We are committed to giving back to local community, respecting the local culture and preserving Baja’s authentic natural beauty.

 





Baja California Trivia

By: Carla White


Source: www.baja.com



 

Baja California is a very long peninsula so it makes sense that it has a long history full of interesting facts and fun trivia.  Why not have a trivia contest with your friends?  Stun them with your vast (and yet arcane) knowledge of ‘Things About Baja’.  In fact, if you play your game right, you might get them to stake you to a trip to this paradise of nature, gastronomy and culture.


Did you know… That people from Mexicali are often called cachanillas? This nickname derives from a type of plant that is plentiful in this region’s desert.

 


CONTINUE READING AT BAJA.COM.....



 

About Baja.com


Baja.com was born out of a love for Baja California and a passion for travel. Our goal is to make Baja more accessible and user friendly and, while doing so, earn the position as the world’s top website for all things Baja. Baja.com details, among others, countless restaurants, hotels, vacation rentals, events as well as surf breaks, art galleries, wineries, whale watching, golfing and eco-tours. Our aim is to provide you with up to date and accurate information about Baja from a variety of sources: blogs from local Baja enthusiasts, reviews from actual users, local news from top journalists, as well as photos and videos. The well being of Baja and the environment are central to every decision we make. We are committed to giving back to local community, respecting the local culture and preserving Baja’s authentic natural beauty.


 




The Blue Moon at Playa Saldamando Campground

By: Martina Dobesh


Source: www.baja.com



 

The Blue Moon at Playa Saldamando Campground

Playa Saldamando is 15 minutes north of Ensenada, and just an hour and a half from the US/Mexico border. The toll road clings to the side of the mountain, curving around the shimmering bay hundreds of feet below. This area is known as Salsipuedes, or “leave if you can.” It got its name before the toll road was built, when fishermen would risk the nearly vertical descent to go fishing. Going down was scary, but the trek back up gave it its name.


This is the greatest place for a safe family holiday, for guys that like to surf or ocean fish, and for women (like my group) to retreat to, as the location has a perfect safety factor: Although it is right off the highway, it is below the road, and there are security gates that are locked at 10 p.m.


CONTINUE READING AT BAJA.COM.....



 

About Baja.com


Baja.com was born out of a love for Baja California and a passion for travel. Our goal is to make Baja more accessible and user friendly and, while doing so, earn the position as the world’s top website for all things Baja. Baja.com details, among others, countless restaurants, hotels, vacation rentals, events as well as surf breaks, art galleries, wineries, whale watching, golfing and eco-tours. Our aim is to provide you with up to date and accurate information about Baja from a variety of sources: blogs from local Baja enthusiasts, reviews from actual users, local news from top journalists, as well as photos and videos. The well being of Baja and the environment are central to every decision we make. We are committed to giving back to local community, respecting the local culture and preserving Baja’s authentic natural beauty.