'Articles from 2011' Category


Benefit more than 2000 families with ¨ Opportunities ·

Friday, March 25th, 2011


With the goal of benefiting 120,000 families in the state and more than 3000 in Puerto Penasco, the Federal Officer program · opportunities · Jorge Bueno Carrasco and city officials made the official handover of support to vulnerable groups of the community adding to the time a total 2000.

In the presence of Secretary José Ramón Campos Santos on behalf of Mayor Alejandro Zepeda and Noah Munro Bañaga Trustee Attorney, the Federal Officer presented the first 5 support to families who gathered at the Plaza to the Mother to receive this contribution given by the Federal Government.

Santos Campos highlighted the work of Inhabitant in managing these types of programs that improve the quality of life for all peñasquenses, reiterating the administration’s support to continue managing and working so that increasingly more people benefit.

He thanked the support from the Federal Government to listen and respond to requests from citizens of this town, and the work done so far where we are already seeing very good results in support of the population peñasquense.

Well Carrasco said that so far Rocky has 2000 families affiliated with this program so it will continue working closely with the Municipal Government in order to exceed this figure and reach over 3000 people who receive this assistance.

The Federal Officer highlighted the efforts made by municipal authorities for this program to reach more and more people who may have the resources to food, health and education.

For its part Portugal Garcia added that these actions are part of a commitment we have with the community’s most vulnerable families so it will continue to work together to raise the number of beneficiaries to over 3000 in this port.

Mrs. Carmela James one of the beneficiaries and representative of the Colonia San Rafael took the floor to thank the support given by the authorities for their work so they can have this support for themselves and their children

Rocky Point INFOMEX Login

Friday, March 25th, 2011


In Puerto Peñasco have a commitment to transparency so asking to be included in and the technology platform INFOMEX Access to Information, said the Mayor Alejandro Zepeda Munro.
Mayor mentioned his interest because citizens have confidence that there is good use of public resources for which signed the agreement through which citizens can access information more easily and faster, and thus advance transparency in governance.
Puerto Penasco is one of the 10 municipalities of Sonora which together with State Government agencies and government information transparency, made the Sign Letter of Accession to Infomex system with which formalized the commitment to transparency, acting as witness of honor, the General Director of the Company and Institutional Relations of IFAI, Enrique González Tiburcio
Through this new system in the state, all citizens, within and outside the agency may release the information to Hermosillo, Guaymas, Cajeme, Navojoa, Huatabampo, Nogales, San Luis Río Colorado, Agua Prieta, Caborca ​​and Puerto Penasco; and three executive, legislative and judicial branches, and Information Transparency Institute (ITI).
“With this addition, the new sound is added to an advanced technology platform and also to facilitate and enhance access to information by citizens, such access extends beyond the borders of our state,” said Governor Guillermo parents.
The signing was carried out by the Governor Padres, Gonzalez Tiburcio and the mayors of Puerto Peñasco, Alejandro Zepeda Munro, of Hermosillo, Javier Gandara Magaña, Caborca, Dario Murillo Bolanos, of Huatabampo, Prospero Ibarra Otero, of San Luis Rio Colorado, Baldenegro Jesus Manuel Arredondo, of Guaymas, César Adrián Hernández Lizárraga; and Navojoa, José Abraham Lopez Mendivil.

More transparency
The state ruler said that the system INFOMEX be accessible to all who request it abroad or here in the country, wishing to know the information state and the municipalities that joined this effort and also the powers of the State of Sonora such as the legislative and judicial branches and agencies of our state.
“Here in our state so far we had the Request System Public Information of the State of Sonora (SIPS), which set and puts the public activity information available to all who require Sonora.”
The system complied with the provisions of Article 6 establishes and regulates Constitutional Right to Information, but did only within the state territory.
“With the Infomex the required information in our organization is no longer available only to the Sonoran, but of all Mexicans,” said the Head of the Executive.
In the event, witnessed one of the first requests for information, the Director General Care and Institutional Relations Society of IFAI, Enrique González Tiburcio, the President of the Supreme Court, Max Gutierrez Cohen, Chairman of the State Legislature Sonora, Guerrero Nathanael Lopez, deputy David Cuauhtemoc Galindo, the secretary of the Comptroller General, Carlos Francisco Tapia Astiazarán, the Vocal Chair of Transparency Institute of Information of the State of Sonora, Ricardo Ibarra Hurtado, and the President Commissioner State Commission for Access to Public Information in Sinaloa, Alfonso Alvarez Paez.
INFOMEX system has been implemented and tested on a large number of bodies across the whole country as the National Human Rights Commission, the Federal Judiciary Council, the Federal Electoral Institute, the Supreme Court of Justice nation and the Electoral Tribunal of the Judiciary of the Federation.
This technology platform serves as a ‘single window’ Access to Information and with it, Sonora joins the other 23 states of Mexico that have this system: Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Distrito Federal, Durango , Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Nayarit, Puebla, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Zacatecas.
For his part, Secretary of the Comptroller of the State Government of Sonora, Carlos Tapia Astiazarán said that on instructions from Governor Fathers, “we will continue working for the New Sonora, Sonora are always well informed.”
At the end of the event held in the Governors Room of the Government Palace, Guillermo Padres thanked the representatives of the Federal Institute of Access to Information (IFAI), the powers of the State of Sonora and the municipalities present, for the support to enable that from this Thursday, join the system Sonora INFOMEX

Positive weekend in Rocky Point

Thursday, March 24th, 2011


During last Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Rocky Point were received over 20 thousand visitors leaving a shed more than 8.5 million pesos, said Alejandro Zepeda Munro.
The Mayor noted that only in the month of March have had an influx of 80,000 tourists who are estimated to have represented an economic benefit of nearly 2 million 700 thousand dollars.
“We had a good weekend in Puerto Peñasco with the arrival of 20 thousand tourists only during Friday, Saturday and Sunday, this represents a 10 percent increase compared to last year, ” he said.
“The presence of vacationers, ” he said “was notorious in the city as hotels occupancy records were taken from 70 to over 90 percent full with cases of. ”
He said that the results obtained during these days have been positive and encouraging to note a revival in the economy of Puerto due to spills generated in the various establishments related to tourism.
“We expect this trend to continue in the coming weeks, in fact we already have reports that indicate that for Easter already have reservations at the hotels at a rate exceeding 80 percent, “he said.
With the results obtained so far, he said, reaffirms that Puerto Penasco is a favorite spot for vacationers from Arizona and northwestern cities of the state and country.
He said they will continue with promotional activities both nationally and abroad as well as the arrival of charter flights to continue consolidating as the best destination Peñasco.

Red Cross has an ambulance all terrain for access to difficult areas

Thursday, March 24th, 2011


 An ambulance in good condition and equipped with everything needed was donated to the Red Cross distinguished institution Puerto Penasco today around 11 am.

Dr. José Jaime Rodríguez clinic director who handed San Jose was held by the Council President Jorge Valdez Red Cross, the keys of the vehicle for operation as required.

He said the aim of the donation of the ambulance is to improve the lot of attention to patients who are in difficult areas such as beaches or desert and that the donation also includes trauma equipment, stretchers, airway bags and other accessories to provide the service to start immediately.

He added that an ambulance has more on the clinic to support Red Cross, and will continue working on ways to further support because it has been the effort that the current council president by Jorge Valdez has been playing since he took office.

For his part, Council President Jorge Valdez Red Cross thanked Dr. Jaime Rodriguez San Jose Hospital and Clinic for their support to the institution and committed staff to be responsible use of the one vehicle 4 X 4 with the currently counted.

He said the third ambulance to be achieved in a period of 10 months, the time having charge of the presidency council, which is a source of satisfaction and pride.

With this new donation will be much, he said, with a total of 7 ambulances currently operating as derecognised 3, 2 of which go straight to the junk in the deshusadero of delegation in Hermosillo, and the other is adapted to function as a mobile base.

Emphasized that this grant is to cover an urgent need to be had, as well as the ambulance service to be rendered, will now be able to access difficult areas before long

If facts don’t lie, is Mexico safer than the U.S. ?

Thursday, March 10th, 2011


By Patrick Osio
 
Here comes Easter break again and young people will be young people – high school and college kids will travel to distant places where the drinking age is either less than it is in the U.S. or where authorities don’t care to enforce minors’ drinking laws. For several decades Mexico has been one such place of choice where the legal drinking age is 18. Mazatlan , Acapulco , Puerto Vallarta and Cancun were the fly to favorite places and Rosarito Beach and Ensenada the favorite drive to places from Southern California . – But not this year, or for that matter neither was it last year.
 
Our government and the U.S. media have convinced most Americans that Mexico is not a safe place to visit as drug traffickers are fighting it out to see which gang will have the right to sell their illicit drugs to the very group that will not be visiting Mexico . They will have to wait until they return from Easter break to get their Mexican smuggled drugs at home.

 
But what really struck me was that the preferred country to visit this Easter break in lieu of Mexico is the Dominican Republic . It struck me because Dominica is rated as the number one country with the highest propensity for crime in the world. According to facts gathered by NationalMaster.com, their total crime per 1,000 residents (per capita) is 113.822 -Compared to the U.S. that is 8th in the world in total crimes at 80.0645 per 1000 residents, making chances of being a victim of a crime in Dominica better than 10%, and slightly less than an 8% chance of being a victim in the U.S. 
 
But here is the real clunker – Mexico, the country our government tells us not to visit and the media has a field day reporting any crime be it significant or not to further put the fear of God into staying away from there – well, it ranks 39th in total crime in the world with a per capita of slightly less than 13 crimes per 1000 residents that is a 1.3% chance of being a victim of crime in Mexico. 
 
So Mexico is out, Dominica is in, yet the chances of being a crime victim there is greater than in the U.S. and the chances of being a crime victim in the U.S. is greater than in Mexico . But, for our own safety we need to stay out of Mexico .
 
Have you ever felt like you’re being duped but you can’t quite put your finger on why – what’s the motive? Is it to keep us from facing some bitter truths?  We keep reading how crime is down, how safe we are compared to most other parts of the world. But is it true?
 
So here are some multiple choice questions for you:
 
Which country has a higher crime rate per 1,000 residents?
Mexico, b. Germany, c. Canada, d.  U.S.
Which country has the highest murders with firearms?
Mexico, b. El Salvador, c. U.S.
Of the following countries, which has the least number of drug offenses?
a. Germany, b. United Kingdom, c. Canada, d. Switzerland, e. Mexico
4. Which country has the most prisoners?
            a. United States , b. China , c. Russia , d. India, e. Mexico
(Answers: 1. d. U.S. , 2. c. U.S. , 3. e.  Mexico ,  4. a. U.S.-  Source: http://www.nationmaster.com)
 
In one of the only bright spots due to its recent gang related murders, Mexico , on a per capita, ranks as more dangerous than the U.S. occupying No. 24 and Mexico No. 6 in the world, but in total number of murders the U.S. is No. 5 and Mexico No. 6.
 
In fact, much of the crime data per capita 1000 population suggests that in many respects Mexico is safer than the U.S.: in assaults the U.S. ranks No. 6, Mexico No. 20; burglaries the U.S. No. 17, Mexico No. 34; car thefts U.S. No. 9, Mexico No. 22; fraud U.S. No. 18, Mexico No. 29; Rape (Canada No.5), U.S. No. 9, Mexico No. 17.
 
No doubt that at the expense of Mexico we are being duped. Is it to hide our insatiable appetite for illicit drugs and cheap labor, and so by pointing the finger of guilt to the biggest supplier of both we exculpate our actions or at minimum pacify our own guilt?
 
Maybe it’s time for “the home of the free, and land of the brave” to take note

Takes protest civil protection brigade

Saturday, March 5th, 2011


The swearing-in and delivery of supplies to the community brigade was led by Mayor Alejandro Zepeda Munro, town clerk Campos José Ramón Santos, the director of the municipal civil protection unit Rubén Martínez Salido and state civil defense coordinator Ruben Rosas Rodrigo Gracia.

The responsibility of giving the course was conducted by Marcela Orozco Noriega, assistant principal of diagnoses and risks, who spanned a range of circumstances that could be directly involved today, Community brigade, were taken into account natural disasters, the how to cope, how to use the resources we have and how they can help the department to safeguard the lives of people.

During the course, there was interest from attendees who showed all his doubts, which were duly answered by Orozco Noriega.

Alejandro Zepeda Munro, mayor of Puerto Peñasco, like secretary
José Ramón Campos Santos, congratulated the community brigade for your interest in attending the course, were emphatic that have full support of the municipal government to carry out the necessary work if it depends on protecting the community.

Acknowledged the hard work he has performed in front of the unit Rubén Martínez Salido whom the mayor referred to as one of the hardest working people in your team.

For its part the state’s civil protection coordinator Ruben Rosas Rodrigo Gracia, after also congratulate the brigade today, said that in the very near future will Ruben Salinas office of fire chief in the state, given its large experience and ability to coordinate and manage emergency situations.

He also acknowledged the work of Rubén Salinas management especially for resources that contribute to improving both facilities and equipment and training to human resource dependence

Train Members of the School Breakfast Committee for the implementation of the new 20 menus

Saturday, March 5th, 2011


With the goal of parents that make school boards know the new 20 menus that will be offered in the schools of this county, was held the “Workshop of hot breakfast in the Municipal DIF facilities this past Wednesday March 2.

The President of the System for Integral Family Development, Marcela Zepeda Albelaiz was present during this fruitful training which he described as positive as well as parents being involved in the preparation of some healthy foods for their children.

He stressed the importance of this program which goes to the guidelines of the Ministry of Public Education in order to give a varied menu to completely delicious and nutritious children leaving out the snacks and junk foods that can be harmful to your health.

The workshop which was attended by just over 53 parents members of this committee, was carried out by Pedro Rodriguez Nutritionist Nutrition Coordination of State, Norma Lorena López charge of Food Promotion and Francisco Valdez Palace North Zone Coordinator School Breakfast.

During the training of food unveiled the new dishes that are serving in the nursery and primary schools, besides giving a short talk on the importance of the breakfast program which entails the prevention of diseases such as obesity and diabetes .

Among the featured foods that will serve students in schools are: cream of wheat with banana, bean pot with vegetables, ceviche of sardines and plaice, crepes with fruit pulp, meatballs with mole, rice, lentils, entomatadas , tuna salad, ceviche of tuna and soybean and sardine tacos.

Within the new menu is also grain cereal with milk, pancakes with fruit, muffins and beans, lentil soup with vegetables, soy patties, oatmeal with milk, pastel Aztec Christian Moor, spaghetti with minced meat, among others.

Peñasco delivered Destiny Makers Awards 2011

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011


Mayor Alejandro Zepeda Munro with his wife Marcela Zepeda Albelaiz of council officials and led the delivery of prizes · Forgers of Destiny 2011 “where we recognized the young athletes in our town who have excelled in national tournaments.
During the emotional ceremony at the Municipal Gym and was attended by hundreds of peñasquenses and proud parents who gathered at the event, the Mayor presented awards to outstanding athletes and those he received the Award of Destiny Smith .
Munro Zepeda awarded the effort of young people who gave their soul to one hundred percent in each of the sports and thus managed to put up the name of Rocky being and an example of effort, courage and dedication.
He extended the appreciation to all athletes, football players, basketball players, coaches, baseball players, boxers and many more athletic than their fight and tenacity to triumph represented our city in important regional and national competitions.
¨ All you bring success stories to give it to Cliff, you made us state and national champions, here in these sports heroes, we have the destiny makers need Peñasco ¨, he said.
¨ The citizens of Puerto Peñasco · Added ¨, we should be proud of who we are, because in the face of these athletes are each one of us, are the parents of these children who have instilled discipline, faith in self, love and pride for their land ¨, he said.
Alejandro Zepeda said the pride that all citizens of Puerto Peñasco these talented young people who managed to break all barriers and won that fight, thanking everyone who believed in his talent, commitment and experience putting the knowledge of others.
He noted that these athletes invite us to think big to believe that if podernos achieve what we set out to invite us to remember that rocaportenses are made for success, vision, strength and momentum to the push.
¨ athletes recognize today is the hotbed of Cliff, our best young and better children, our best men and women of our best ¨ external.
On behalf of all the winners, the young Aldo Bañaga thanked all present for their support for the athletes, stressing that without the support of coaches, parents, family and local authorities would never have been possible to reach your goal.

TG Group readies new offer for Mexicana Airline

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

The new proposal TG Group to be updated because the airline’s conditions have changed since last October, when it submitted its first offer, so it will be this Wednesday when investors get together to understand and analyze the situation of the company .
Juan Carlos Torres said that BT Group has sufficient resources to capitalize on Mexicana Airlines, ‘we are very serious commitments and we do not promise something that we will not comply’.
Recalled that the first proposal had planned injection of $ 150 million to a backup line of 80 million dollars, but it all depends on the updated business plan to see if it will be sufficient for the reactivation of the airline.
Moreover, the offer was to keep 85 percent of the workforce and use 62 aircraft and eight operating point 54 back, they would be aircraft type Airbus A319 and the A320, Fokker 100 and Boeing B717, used for Click.
However, he is now proposing fewer aircraft would be because some were given to the landlord, ‘but we would be trying to get back to as many computers as possible. ”
Regarding the possibility of continuing with the agreements reached with the investor group, Juan Carlos Torres said it would comply with agreements with creditors and with regard to collective labor contracts, ‘and in that sense we have no problem. ”
“Our business plan on the part of labor liabilities does differ (as presented by Capital PC), but had already been accepted by the unions and would not mean a problem because they are respecting the rights of workers. “

Advanced Lucent’s work on the Malecon

Monday, February 28th, 2011


Look quite advanced work on the boardwalk, so it is estimated that before the Easter holidays, the new view of the waterfront come alive and can have a decent family compound of a city to vacation and enjoy the sea, as what is Puerto Penasco.
Although the work of the seawall began last year in early October, the work is projected to be completed before the end of the first quarter of this year, ie end of March, said in a previous interview director Public Works.
New benches, planters, landscaping, and even remodeled baths are part of the work done in this area of the city landmark, which was also remodeled and overhead wiring in the past year, to give more views of the area.
Apart from the work of green areas, restrooms and bleachers, renovation of common areas and walkways and sidewalks, in previous weeks took the checkered flag for once and for all, paving work will be completed to the pier before the holidays Easter and very possibly Spring Break.
Undoubtedly, the work done and the changes made to the levee, and draw attention of tourists and locals, although the areas are not yet completed, but a stroll along the boardwalk, may already be a pleasure for the family or the tourists looking to be in close contact with the sea.
The paving of the boardwalk, in its entirety will cost approximately 10 million pesos, which is an unprecedented amount for the paving of this area of the city, which will have a surface newly paved with reinforced concrete, slightly above 4 thousand 500 square meters, more than 4 million square feet of sidewalk and thousand 690 meters fittings