Daily Archives: July 6, 2010

Mexicali Elects a New Mayor

By Mario Conde

The people of Mexicali have spoken and chose Francisco Perez-Tejada as their new Mexicali Mayor.

With all the precincts counted, the candidate of PRI-Green Party won the election with a strong lead becoming the new mayor of Mexicali that will take oath this upcoming December. Perez-Tejada is the son of former Mexicali Mayor, Francisco Perez-Tejada, who served as Mayor from, 1992-1995 and ran for governor of Baja California. This is the first time in the political history of Mexicali that the son of a former mayor is elected t office. The Perez-Tejada family has been involved in politics for many years and is a pioneer family in Mexicali.

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Calexico City Council to Approve the 2010-11 Budget

By Mario Conde

Twenty Minutes.

That’s all it took the Calexico City Council to approve the 2010-11 budget last Friday at noon in a special meeting continuing what they could not approve at their regular meeting last week. This budget calls for the layoff of part-time employees that work in the City of Calexico.

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CBP Seizes Nearly 6,000 Counterfeit Video Games

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa, Calif. cargo export facility seized almost 6,000 counterfeit handheld “Tetris” video games last week.

On Thursday, June 24, CBP officers processing trucks exporting goods out of the United States into Mexico pulled aside two shipments labeled as “hand-held brick games.” Officers offloaded the cargo and presented a sample of the toys to a CBP import specialist for examination.

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CBP Officers Intercept $5 Million in Marijuana

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo, Texas port of entry intercepted more than $5 million in marijuana Wednesday at the World Trade International Bridge.

The seizure occurred when a CBP officer referred a 1998 International tractor pulling a 2000 Stick chassis with a container being driven by a 44-year-old Mexican citizen from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. Officers conducted an intensive examination that resulted in the discovery of 164 bundles of marijuana commingled within the merchandise and weighing 5,283 pounds.

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