Translated by Fulano from an article in BCS Noticias.
La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS)- Approximately 2,300 of the 8,000 inhabitants of Todos Santos, in the southern part of the municipality of La Paz, are foreigners who have settled in the community for years and generate a benefit, according to the locals. They create job opportunities and have other economic effects on the economy, “as they buy land and other assets, leaving a large money flow, ” said delegate Jesús Beltrán.
The delegate from the Magic Town stressed that most of the North Americans who live here want the peace and tranquility, and support the community in tasks such as cleaning and urban improvements. Although, he admitted that recently a group of foreigners participated in marches and meetings, including public discussions on political matters, such as what happened last January with guitarist Peter Buck, which caused him to leave the country when he was sought by the National Immigration Institute, as published by El Sudcaliforniano.
Jesús Beltrán said that after that incident, foreigners living in Todos Santos have removed themselves from political issues, and even met with municipal authorities to show their willingness to collaborate, but not interfere in other issues. “They no longer get involved, they are thankful to the people, now everybody is happy and content,” he said.
In the matter of providing potable water services to foreigner who live in Todos Santos, he said most of them are not suffering for a lack of the vital liquid, as all or almost all have large water storage tanks, and anyway the authorities respond at every opportunity in case some problem arises.