Daily News Blasts

October 14, 2019

Rural Food Fest Announced

The traditional Sabor a Cabo Rural 2019 will take place on Sunday, December 8 at the Sol de Mayo ranch in the community of Santiago, about an hour north of San Jose on the road to the East Cape. An estimated 1,500 people are expected to participate, bringing their own food containers to avoid using single-use plastics. Tickets are 1,000 pesos (about $55 USD) for adults, 50 percent off for children under 12, and are for sale at Nick San restaurants in Cabo and Palmilla, at the San Jose tourism office and at the Tourist Attention Center (CATAC) in the Cabo marina. The food fest features regional cuisine prepared by several restaurants, various fresh fruit waters, wine and beer and will benefit DIF, the city government’s charity organization.

 

Electricity Rates Increase Controlled

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that the increase in electricity rates will be only as high as annual inflation. He did not specify if this is only for homeowners or also for commercial usage.

Last August the inflation in Mexico was low, 2.99 percent, but hotels and restaurants in Los Cabos have seen as much as a 100-percent increase in the last 18 months.

 

Marijuana Could Be Sold by State-owned Company.

The leader of the ruling Morena party in the lower house of Congress presented a bill on Tuesday that proposes the creation of a state-owned company to control marijuana sales in a regulated market.

Under the bill, a state company called Cannsalud (a portmanteau of cannabis and health) would have the exclusive authority to purchase marijuana from legal producers and sell it to both authorized franchisees – who would supply the recreational retail market – and pharmaceutical companies. The Morena party leads a majority in both houses of Congress and President Lopez Obrador generally supports greater government presence in the economy.

 

Government Adds Labels to Processed Foods

Very soon, prominent health risk warnings may soon appear on prepackaged food and non-alcoholic beverages whose consumption can have adverse health effects. Mexico’s lower house of Congress has approved labels for products that contain high levels of calories, sugar, salt or saturated fat.

An octagonal-shaped symbol will appear on the front of products that exceed Health Secretariat guidelines. Within the symbol, which will have a black background, white text in capital letters will warn consumers that the product is “alto en” (high in) one or more harmful ingredients.

Labels must also state whether a product contains ingredients that are genetically modified and include its nutritional value, including energy content and total sugar amounts, in a “direct, simple, visible and easy-to-understand way,” according to the reform approved by lawmakers.

 

80s Soft Rock Band Does La Paz

Air Supply, the soft rock duo, consisting of English singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and Australian lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock will perform at the Arturo Nahl stadium in La Paz.

The event will take place on Sunday, November 3 at 6 p.m., and will benefit the state’s charity program known as DIF, the Corazon de Nino (Childs’ Heart) and other charities. Tickets start at 250 pesos up to 2,500 for VIP seating and are for sale at OXXO stores and the restaurant Tacoteria, located at the La Paz Malecon (boardwalk).

 

Average hotel room rate the highest.

A report released by the Los Cabos Hotel Ass. states that we have the highest average room rent in the country, at $291 USD per night.

The report adds that between this year and 2023, 4,400 more hotel rooms will be open, most of them in the upper luxury range. At least 30 percent more employees will be hired this fall and winter.

 

Save The Date!

The Padrino Children’s Foundation’s 2019 Explore Sabor Gala Benefit will be held on Tuesday, December 10, starting at 5:30 p.m. in Todos Santos. It will truly be a memorable gastronomic evening with guest chef Luis Armando Mukul from GastroBar by Martin Berastegui in San Jose del Cabo. Chef Mukul will share a Yucatan inspired tasting menu from his homeland in the scenic El Mirador Restaurant provided by Hotel Guaycura. It will be an evening to remember, so mark your calendars now! Ticket options and availability to be announced soon.  Nancy And Nancy, info@padrinocf.org, www.padrinocf.org 612-178-0040, Todos Santos.