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    Immigrants of Angola housed in shelter

    A group of 25 immigrants of Angola were housed in Mexicali’s Peregrino shelter after days of deportation from US

    A group of 25 immigrants of Angola was admitted into the City’s Peregrino shelter after spending several days just outside the State Center for the Arts.

    La Voz newspaper said the immigrants were deported days ago from the US.

    The African immigrants were admitted after six families were released from the shelter.

    The site was at full capacity, the newspaper said.

    Shelter manager Aarón Gomez told the newspaper the immigrants will get food, hygiene items, housing, and clothes for three months.

    The immigrants went without food since they were deported from the US.

    Separately, Mexicali police officers, National Guard agents, and personnel with the National Immigration Institute rescued a Nigerian family of four early Monday who was found next to the border by Mount Signal.

    Appointment certified by notary public

    A state notary public based in Mexicali certified Wednesday the appointment of former world boxing champion Erik Isaac Morales Elvira as the new Sports Institute Director.

    On Monday, the institute’s board (mostly composed of state cabinet officials) voted to confirm the nomination made by Governor Marina Avila.

    The certification was issued by Notary Public number 17 Virgilio César Valdés Portales.

    Morales Elvira, a former Congressman and former Tijuana Sports Director, was nominated by Gov. Ávila on March 13.

    The new director succeeds Lourdes Cañez, who occupied the same job during Gov. Avila’s term as Mexicali Mayor.

    State law mandates the director must hold a bachelor’s degree in sports or a similar discipline. Mexico’s professions’ database shows no record of Morales Elvira.

    City speaks on alcohol price control

    A Mexicali official said the city is unable to set alcohol prices at local bars.

    City Secretary of Government Daniel Valenzuela told La Voz newspaper the city cannot set minimum or maximum prices of beer or cocktails due to potential law violations.

    The newspaper recalled last week several bars advertised shots at seven pesos and beers at 10 pesos or about fifth dollar cents.

    Valenzuela said the city detected the prices and bars were warned. Promotions were eventually canceled.

    The city official made it clear that price control in this case would lead to a violation of trade law.

    “We cannot go against the Constitution,” Valenzuela said. “Not even the (federal government) can set beer prices.”

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