Category: International

Baja’s COVID-19 Update

Baja’s Secretariat of Health issued a report of COVID-19 rates across the state compared to other areas of Mexico and the world. The report includes a map with confirmed and active cases per neighborhood and hospital occupancy at the state’s COVID-19 designated centers. As a result of an increase in new COVID-19 cases across the […]

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The International Boundary and Water Commission recently hosted a public session which was followed by a Binational Core Group meeting. The meeting was composed of representatives from the Commission and federal, state, and local stakeholders including the Chamber. A recording of the public session is available here and includes presentations on a sediment basin feasibility […]

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Baja Governor Jaime Bonilla submitted a legislation proposal that would require local Mayors to request a leave of office to state authorities –rather than to City Council. The legislation would also enable the Governor to submit candidates for Interim Mayor. In addition, the proposal outlines that if two candidates are rejected by Congress, the Governor […]

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The International Tribute Awards, our annual celebration of the Cali-Baja region’s commitment to binational collaboration will be taking place virtually on Tuesday, December 1. Join us as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau shares his thoughts on the future of the U.S.-Mexico relationship. We will also recognize outstanding individuals and businesses that have made a […]

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The U.S. and Mexico have built a successful trade and investment relationship that has boosted the economy on both sides of the border through highly integrated manufacturing supply chains. This cross-border collaboration and combination of resources has potential for a tremendously fruitful relationship in energy affairs, one that allows both countries to share power resources […]

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The State of Baja has awarded a bid for the development of a photovoltaic power plant. NextEnergy will sign a 30-year contract to provide the state its own supply of electricity. The state’s current 3,040-megawatt demand often causes energy and water deficits, especially during the periods of high temperature, forcing it to rely on private companies and volatile prices. […]

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The temporary restrictions on non-essential travel across the shared ports of entry between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico will remain in place for an additional 30 days, extending to November 21. The Chamber has called for the restrictions to be lifted as businesses across our region, and in particular, small businesses, have shouldered the bulk […]

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced changes to the H-1B visa program which will: significantly limit the number of jobs that qualify for the program and the degrees that qualify an applicant; require employers to increase wages for H-1B workers; and shorten the length of visas for certain contract workers. Visa programs, such as the […]

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The Mexican Federal Government recently signed an agreement of collaboration with the private sector to advance a joint economic reactivation plan including 39 multi-sector projects which represent a $13.9 billion investment. Mexico’s Secretary of Treasury Arturo Herrera stated new projects will be carefully reviewed and incorporated into the agreement as they move forward with the […]

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Karla Ruiz, formerly Tijuana’s Secretary of Education, was sworn in as Mayor of Tijuana in place of Arturo Gonzalez who has taken a leave of office to focus on his campaign for Governor. Ruiz is the first female mayor in the city’s history. She joins three other female mayors leading Baja municipalities: Mayor of Tecate […]

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