Que Pasa in Cabo?

March 2, 2020
BY: DAVID FLORES

Census coming up!

Mexico’s 2020 census will take place this March 2 to 27, with thousands of part-time workers of INEGI (Mexico’s institute of statistics) visiting you and me and everyone door to door.

As in any country, the census is aimed at figuring out how many we are, where do we come from, how many kids do we have, our degree of education and much more data.

Foreigners, do not fear, they will not report if you are living in Cabo illegally, they don’t care. They just want to know how many of you are living here as ex-pats. However, to make sure they are the real census people, they have to look like the pic here.

 

Feds will fix sewage system

At least in the Cabo marina area. API, the federal agency that manages the Cabo San Lucas marina, will replace old piping along 1,000 yards of our Malecon (boardwalk), in an attempt to reduce the constant sewage overflows that affect downtown.

The marina was built in the late 80s following the construction of the San Jose international airport in 1984, and the sewage system has never been updated. Another cause of sewage spilling is water leaks and rain, as many of Cabo streets are still unpaved and the running water fills up the piping with sand deposits.

 

Hotels to Clean Up Highway

Well, at least the medians along the tourist corridor between Cabo and San Jose. Lilzi Orci, executive president of the Los Cabos Hotel Association, told us that his organization has agreed to embellish and keep up the medians, helping the communications and transport ministry (SCT). This will be done through an “Adopt a Kilometer” program that is being discussed now and will pretty up our tourist destination even more. Thank you, hoteliers!

 

2020 Oscar Winners Invited to Cabo

Oscar winners, nominees and many other famous guests of the Academy Awards Ceremony were invited to visit Cabo in the near future. Worth a total of 60 grand, the free stays were awarded by the LeBlanc resort located in the tourist corridor of our resort destination. Keep your eyes open, you might bump into one of them!

 

We Did it Again!

Los Cabos has made it to one of the most prestigious list of lists. Forbes Magazine has chosen three resorts in our gorgeous destination among the best in the world for upscale travelers. The Forbes Travel Guide included the One & Only Palmilla, the Waldorf Astoria and Montage Los Cabos in its 2020 Star Awards Winners. Aside from superb service, installations, food and beverage, Forbes highlights the service of the three resorts’ Spa’s.

 

New Golf Course Open!

The highly-anticipated 18-hole Greg Norman golf course was officially inaugurated last Thursday with a huge cocktail & dinner party. Norman himself was here, along with developer Francisco Bulnes, government officials, local celebrities and a dozen foreign news media. Cabo will again be in everyone’s face thanks to ESPN, MSNBC and many more. The golf course is located at the luxurious Rancho San Lucas Resort on the road to Todos Santos.

 

U.S. Primary Voters Living Abroad Can Vote

The Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary runs from March 3 to March 10 at hundreds of voting centers around the world. Democrats Abroad will send delegates who reflect the results of the primary to the Democratic National Convention this July. Primary Voters must meet the following criteria to vote: Reside abroad and be a U.S. Citizen, be a member of Democrats Abroad, be 18 as of November 3, 2020, not have voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary. Democrats Abroad allow same-day registration for voters participating in the Global Presidential Primary. Voters may register in-person or by signing up at https://www.democratsabroad.org/join

Voters abroad may also vote by downloading a ballot and emailing or postal mailing it to Democrats Abroad from February 18, through March 10. Ballots must be received by DA prior to 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on March 11.

 

Mexico Builds its First Military Airplane

The prototype, called P-400T, is a lightweight attack aircraft built by the privately-owned Oaxaca Aerospace company using a homegrown design and 100 percent Mexican technology. With a price tag of $3 million USD, it comes cheaper than the $11 million price tag for similar aircraft and consumes only 57 liters of fuel per hour, compares to 189 liters of similar models. Its weaponry, which type has not been disclosed, will be installed by the military.