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population is incorrect
- Current population is estimated by the city to be 130,000. It is also estimated that 10% of this population is ex-patriate, or foreign born full-time residents.:::
There is indeed a war going on between the drug lords of Baja California, but at present the violence appears to be confined to those involved, and an occasional official/police officer, who may or may not have been a party to drug trafficking or some associated activity.
To date, there does not seem to be direct involvement with tourists to, or ex-patriot residents or Mexican national residents of Rosarito who are not involved with the internal struggle between those who want to control the drug business.
It does not seem that Rosarito itself is the focus, but rather is only peripherally involved as a city on the route to the U.S. border.
Since Wikipedia is not a news link, how would transitional, contemporary situations be dealt with?
Any objection to retitling this article "Rosarito Beach"? This is the more common name in English. Foreign locales are usually titled by their English names (for examples, see Milan; Turin; Sweden; Central African Republic). Dohn joe (talk) 23:00, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
- I see that it was originally titled just "Rosarito" but was renamed to the current name back in 2005. I can see the logic of saying "Playas de Rosarito is its official name so let's call it that," but on the other hand, this is the English Wikipedia, and as you say, most places in the English Wikipedia are titled by their English names. Perfect example: Mexico City is titled Mexico City, not Ciudad de México. --MelanieN (talk) 00:59, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
- BTW if we do develop consensus here to change the name (and that could be hard because the article is typically viewed by fewer than one person a day), we will need an administrator to do the change. Since there is already a page called "Rosarito Beach" (which redirects here), there might have to be some juggling to rename this article while keeping its history. --MelanieN (talk) 21:13, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
Certainly the official name is confusing, the official site does called sometimes Rosarito and sometimes Playas de Rosarito; anyway the city name is colloquially known as Rosarito Beach, but the accurate English name is Rosarito Beaches, and so for Tijuana Beaches (Playas de Tijuana).--Jcmenal (talk) 15:14, 21 July 2011 (UTC)