By Hiram Chávez
San Bernardino, Calif.–San Bernardino is a city in California, east of Los Angeles with more than 200,000 inhabitants; on August 12, 2012, after presenting a deficit of 45 million dollars, it declared bankruptcy.
The city presents social problems; with its high rate of homelessness, the government entity struggling to solve the obvious problems that has thousands of people wandering throughout the entire city, such as: problems of drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual abuse, etc…
In an article published by Los Angeles Times on June 22, 2017, the article mentioned the need to boost tourism; and how urgent it is that people from other cities see San Bernardino as a potential city to invest; consider the low-cost housing and the lower costs of doing business, and not just look at the current problems.
Today, after 5 years, the City of San Bernardino has officially come out of bankruptcy; It is time to get up, recover and give one-to-one solution to the problems that had plagued this entity. Therefore, the truth is that it becomes difficult for investors, businessmen, etc., to fix their eyes on a city that declared bankruptcy.
However, there is an opportunity to exit that black hole; to be in the eye of the local, state and, why not, national press; The leader of one of the religious associations of Mexican origin with presence in the United States, La Luz del Mundo, set his sights on San Bernardino to celebrate for the first time in the American Union one of the most important celebrations of this church.
So far, the general and official information regarding this event is unknown; what is certain is that the events of this religious association are multitudinous and above all, in this case, they leave a great economic influx; we will have to wait for the official statement from the Public Relations Department of this church. An unofficial source has mentioned that the attendance for this event is more than 60 thousand people; if so, we would be talking about an event that will attract proportionally more than a quarter of the population of San Bernardino.
The Light of the World church based in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, has an important presence in the 50 states of the American union, and although it has not been as prominent as in Mexico, the event that takes place in the month of February will represent a watershed moment in its history.
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