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BAJA 1000 ROUTE FOR 2015 (November 20 -21)

LA RUTA DEL VINO : 10 Top Baja Wines


Viñas de Garza 2007 Amado IV (Valle de Guadalupe); $54, 92 points
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo and Zinfandel blended to excellence. Baja’s top red wine. Editors’ Choice.

Vinisterra 2007 Pedregal Syrah-Mourvedre (San Antonio de las Minas Valley); $45, 91 points
A Syrah and Mourvèdre blend with deep, dark flavors, strong character and structure. Editors’ Choice.

Paralelo 2009 Hotel 5 Estrellas (Valle de Guadalupe); $40, 90 points
Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Merlot, Grenache and Cinsault are the five stars of this full-bodied blend.

Tres Valles 2010 Jalá (Valle de Guadalupe); $17, 90 points
Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, not a match you often see, show power, warmth and clean fruit flavors. A value by Baja standards. Editors’ Choice.

Rincón de Guadalupe 2008 Tempranillo (San Vicente); $36, 89 points
The head of the class among Baja’s varietal Tempranillos and a prime example of the region’s ability to do well with this Spanish grape.

Viñas Pijoan 2009 Doménica (Valle de Guada…



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The East Cape of Baja California Sur eight hours ago ...

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/OCTUBRE 3, 2015

Arroyos en La Paz se llevaron vehículos de personas que intentaron cruzar


La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). Debido a la crecida de arroyos al sur de La Paz, y a que algunas personas intentaron cruzar con sus vehículos, se reportan los primeros autos atorados en los arroyos, lo que además de ser un riesgo para quienes los abordan, entorpecen más el tráfico en la zona.

Al arroyo de la Universidad ya han llegado los bomberos a auxiliar a las personas cuyo vehículo se llevó el arroyo; en El Vaquero se ha cortado la circulación por unos autos que han quedado inundados en la zona.

Las lluvias iniciaron alrededor de las 15:00 horas, lloviendo de forma ininterrumpida alrededor de 45 minutos, y aunque en algunos puntos de la ciudad continúan con menos intensidad.

Fotos: Alejandro Pat…

The one-sided relationship with Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro talks with President Obama on Tuesday at the United Nations. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

By Editorial Board
October 1

President Obama has been engaged in a sweeping overhaul of U.S.-Cuba relations at the heart of which are conciliatory gestures by Washington; more travel by dollar-spending Americans to the impoverished island; a pledge to deal with differences, including on human rights, through diplomatic channels rather than confrontation; and a presidential call for the end of the U.S. trade embargo. 

In calling for “reform” in Cuba this week at the United Nations, Mr. Obama made no use of such provocative terms as “liberty” or “democracy.”

President Raúl Castro’s regime, by contrast, seems to have done little beyond reopening its Washington embassy,”as The Post’s Karen De­Young reported Wednesday. 

Mr. Castro’s son-in-law, an army general, still controls the dollar-earning tourist industry, the Internet largely remains unavailable to ordinary Cubans, an…

No sign of missing TOTE ship as Coast Guard suspends search overnight

Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor | Oct 02, 2015 1:42PM EDT

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing TOTE Maritime roll-on, roll-off/container ship with 33 crew members that was caught in Hurricane Joaquin, near Crooked Island, Bahamas, and will resume the operation at first light on Saturday morning.

As night fell there was still no sign of the El Faro that was caught in the storm while en route to San Juan, Puerto Rico, from the Florida port of Jacksonville, the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard said its watchstanders at Portsmouth, Virginia, received an Inmarsat satellite notification at approximately 7:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, advising that the ship had lost propulsion and had a 15-degree list.

 The crew reported the ship had previously taken on water, but that all flooding had been contained, the Coast Guard said.

The El Faro

The Coast Guard’s 7th District command center in Miami launched an HC-130 aircrew out of Clearwater, Florida, to search for the ship. 

Two Air Force C-1…

Mango Crop Report Alert from the National Mango Board

The Mango Crop Report from the National Mango Board is based upon data provided by the USDA which was originally published on Tuesday September 28th, 2015.

Mango Market News

Mango volume shipped on week ending 9/26/15 was approximately 759,528 boxes. 

During the same week last year, volume shipped was approximately 698,876 boxes.

Mexico Mango Crop Information

The Mexican season began at the end of January and will run until mid-September. 

Oaxaca, Chiapas, Michoacán, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Guerrero, Jalisco and Nuevo Leon main varieties until 9/12/15 are Ataulfo (35%), Tommy Atkins (40%), Haden (9%), Kent (11%), Keitt (4%) and Other (1%).

Volume shipped on week ending 9/26/15

Volume shipped was not available.
During the same week last year, volume shipped was approximately 25,948 boxes for a total of 56,693,147 boxes in 2014.

Brazil Mango Crop Information

The Brazilian season began at the beginning of August and will run until November with a projection of approximately 6.7 million boxes.