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Independent Candidate Zavala Quits Mexico’s President Race

Independent Candidate Zavala Quits Mexico’s President Race

Mexican independent presidential candidate Margarita Zavala is quitting the race ahead of the nation’s July 1 vote, a move that potentially boosts the chances for the major-party rivals to leftist front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.  Zavala announced her decision on Wednesday in an interview recorded with broadcaster Televisa and posted on the Twitter account of

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“Marijuana Greenhouse” seized

“Marijuana Greenhouse” seized

In a two-story building of an old electricity company in downtown Culiacan a marijuana greenhouse with 777 plants, two air filters and other equipment was found to be in operation. The Federal Attorney General said that the work of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) allowed it to identify the property, located on Juan José Ríos

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Thieves suck millions out of Mexican banks in transfer heist

Thieves suck millions out of Mexican banks in transfer heist

Thieves siphoned hundreds of millions of pesos out of Mexican banks, including No. 2 Banorte, by creating phantom orders that wired funds to bogus accounts and promptly withdrew the money, two sources close to the government’s investigation said. Hackers sent hundreds of false orders to move amounts ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of

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EL Chepe Express, a new luxury train to the Copper Canyon

EL Chepe Express, a new luxury train to the Copper Canyon

Marco Garcia, Sinaloa’s Secretary of Tourism, announced that on May 17th El Chepe Express will start operations as the most modern and luxurious trains in Latin America. The new train will have 6 carriages: The Tourist class for 60 passengers has recliner seats and panoramic windows to enjoy the amazing views, 4 HD screens and

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Restaurants and Palapas at Malecon say goodbye

Restaurants and Palapas at Malecon say goodbye

As part of the Malecon renovations many of the Palapas along with restaurants and souvenirs stands were dismantled. Economic support was promised by the Government but none of this has materialised. Now that the Malecon renovation in complete, the lack of parking stalls and restricted beach access  are forcing these businesses to shut down. The

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5 Storey parking tower in Centro..

5 Storey parking tower in Centro..

The construction of a vertical parking tower in Centro has started –  designed to enhance parking after all the renovations that took place. The project is being executed by a private company and is located between Carnaval and Ángel Flores streets. Heavy duty machinery and a plastic cover over the drawing of the structure can

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Fatal shooting in the Golden Zone

Fatal shooting in the Golden Zone

A real estate agent was shot to death in front of several people this morning (May 4th) in the Lomas de Mazatlán neighborhood of the Golden Zone. The victim was identified as Rafael Antonio N., a realtor at a well-known company. His co-workers said that Rafael was an outstanding agent and family man and they

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Barcelo Group looking for support from Local Businessmen

Barcelo Group looking for support from Local Businessmen

Spanish Hotel group Barceló has expressed an interest in investing in a hotel in Mazatlan: “As bigger the better” they said and they are inviting to Mexican businessmen to join venture with them. “We are looking forward to the opportunity of operating a hotel in Mazatlan. We always prefer to be advised by locals who

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Aircraft crashes in Navolato

Aircraft crashes in Navolato

An unidentified man was seriously injured when his private plane in Villa Juárez municipality of Navolato. The accident was reported at 12:30 pm today at the Murillo runway. Witnesses reported that the Cessna aircraft apparently suffered a mechanical malfunction and lost altitude. The pilot could not control the plane and got entangled in electric power

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Suspect in murder of journalist Javier Valdez arrested

Suspect in murder of journalist Javier Valdez arrested

Authorities announce the arrest of a suspect over the killing of prominent crime journalist Javier Valdez. Mexican police have detained a suspect in the murder of an internationally acclaimed journalist who reported on the country’s drug trade and organised crime. Javier Valdez was shot in May 2017 in broad daylight outside the offices of his publication, Riodoce, in Culiacan, the

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Central American ‘migrant caravan’ reaches US-Mexico border

Central American ‘migrant caravan’ reaches US-Mexico border

US lawyer to hold clinics to explain what the Central Americans can expect during their applications for asylum. About 130 immigrants from Central America have arrived in the US-Mexico border in a so-called caravan. They are expected to seek asylum in the United States. The immigrants, who arrived at Tijuana on Wednesday evening, are currently staying at two immigrant shelters,

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Fatal accident on the Malecon

Fatal accident on the Malecon

A young woman died and a motorcycle driver was injured, when he hit a red Chevy that was parked at Paseo Claussen Avenue during the early morning of this Thursday (April 26th). The lady – identified as Itzayana (21) – and the motorcyclist were riding a black Yamaha sport motorcycle. The accident was reported to

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Tianguis in Mazatlan – The best ever!- Opinion

Tianguis in Mazatlan – The best ever!- Opinion

After so many years of criticizing the organization of the Tianguis Turistico, as well as the low attendance of buyers during the last few years, this year attendees declared Tianguis in Mazatlan a great success . I did not go to the opening ceremony because of the bad experience of previous editions, but I was told

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New hotels coming to Mazatlan

New hotels coming to Mazatlan

Barcelo, Melia and Sheraton are coming to Mazatlan after the signing of agreements during Tianguis Turistico, said Jesus Sandoval,  President of Mazatlan’s Chamber of Commerce According to Sandoval, Mazatlan has 12,000 hotel rooms to which will be added 3,000 more with the new hotel Groups. Lance Vient, Operations Manager of Hotel Playa Mazatlan, said that Tianguis

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Bad year for mangoes in Sinaloa

Bad year for mangoes in Sinaloa

The President of the Baluarte Presidio Committee, Ismael Diaz, said that it will be a very difficult year for mango production in the south of the State. He said that the best expectation was for 50% yield by the time the season ends in mid-August. He also stated that there were already 3 years of

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