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Protesters might block the Carnaval Parade

Protesters might block the Carnaval Parade

Hawker and food stands that have been operating for years around the the Market in Centro were suddenly relocated to other streets. The  operators are alleging that the City authorities evicted them with violence. The shopkeepers on the streets where these vendors were relocated are also not happy. “There is a stand of tacos in

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Re-paving the Golden zone starts after Carnaval

Re-paving the Golden zone starts after Carnaval

The repaving of Camaron Sabalo will start on Wednesday, February 26th, from Valentino’s to the disused Hotel El Faro, confirms Enrique Gonzalez the external supervisor of the works. He said that the bidding of the project was won by the same company that was in charge of the revamping of Del Mar Avenue, but the

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2020 Carnaval Program

2020 Carnaval Program

Mazatlan is ready for the 2020 Carnaval celebrations from February 20 to 25th. Mazatlan’s Carnival is labeled the most important in Mexico and the 3rd largest on an international level. (click on each one for further details)   2020 Carnaval Program Thursday Feb 20 8:30 p.m. – Crowning of Carnaval King and Remmy Valenzuela at Ciudades

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Public bike program at risk?

Public bike program at risk?

Mayor Luis Fernando Benitez said that they are analyzing the continuity of the public bike program before extending it to other areas in Sinaloa State. The State Government was hoping to extend the public bike project to the Downtown area as part of a sustainability program. However, according to the Mayor, the company in charge

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Let’s go plogging!

Let’s go plogging!

Plogging is the new fitness fad you need to know. A combination of “plucking” and “jogging,” this multitasking activity combines burning calories with keeping your environment trash-free. “It is all about doing something about our environment and health before it is too late,” a Sweden-based group called Plogga shared on its Facebook page. “We have found a solution to

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Drunken tourist crashes on Camaron Sabalo

Drunken tourist crashes on Camaron Sabalo

On Sunday, June 9, around 6:00 am, a tourist from Coahuila fell sleep while driving after a bout of drinking. He lost control of the car and crashed into two other cars that were parked on Avenida Camaron-Sabalo. The Tiguan SUV and the Jetta were seriously damaged, but fortunately, there were no injuries. Tourism Police

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85% hotel occupancy is forecast for the summer

85% hotel occupancy is forecast for the summer

Oscar Perez, the Tourism Secretary said that they are forecasting 85% hotel occupancy in all Sinaloa’s destinations including Magical towns like Cosala, Rosario, El Fuerte and Mocorito. But for Mazatlan occupancy is expected to be around 90%. The Tourism Secretary said that they are expecting between a 7 and 10% increase in economic activity during

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Plastic waste from more than 10 years ago found at Gaviotas Beach

Plastic waste from more than 10 years ago found at Gaviotas Beach

About 150 volunteers showed up to clean the Gaviotas beach in an operation organized by Operadora Playas, to commemorate Oceans Day. Among the junk collected were plastic bags of chips and candies from the 80’s and 90’s. The kind of bags from brands Sabritas and Ricolino, have been around for 30 years or so. Similarly

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US should no longer need Tariff Threat with Mexico, Trump says

US should no longer need Tariff Threat with Mexico, Trump says

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that it would likely not be “necessary” to threaten Mexico with tariffs again because that country’s government was now helping to contain the flow of migrants to the United States. In a series of tweets, Trump said he was confident that the deal with Mexico would be successful

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Fatal accident on the Mazatlan-Durango highway

Fatal accident on the Mazatlan-Durango highway

A bus with 33 passengers and a truck transporting wood crashed today at the kilometer 35 of the Mazatlan-Durango Highway. Unfortunately, as a result of the accident 5 people died and there are at least 23 injured. The truck broke down and stopped on a rise of the highway when when a Futura Bus en

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Sabotage to Mazatlan Drinking water under investigation

Sabotage to Mazatlan Drinking water under investigation

Mazatlan’s City Hall is investigating sabotage against drinking water supply pipes, affecting the supply in some areas of the city. Broken water pipes is not an isolated case. This weekend a pipeline broke around the airport area and left the surrounding communities without water supply. And recently a water tank in the Flores Magón neighborhood

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Senator suffers light injuries from book bomb

Senator suffers light injuries from book bomb

Authorities say an explosive device inside a book caused minor injuries to a senator when it blew up in her office. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday that the device received by Citlalli Hernández was a “homemade bomb” designed “to cause damage.” He said the attorney general’s office was investigating. The 29-year-old Hernández represents

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Cancun Tourism revenues could take hit from seaweed

Cancun Tourism revenues could take hit from seaweed

Credit-rating agency Moody’s said on Wednesday that the huge clumps of seaweed washing ashore in Mexico’s Caribbean region could harm hotels and other businesses in the southeastern state of Quintana Roo, taking a toll on tourism industry revenues. Moody’s said in a report that seaweed represented both an immediate and long-term problem for Mexico’s tourism

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The first “garbage catchers” are getting ready

The first “garbage catchers” are getting ready

Prior to Holy Week, Engineer Sofia Trejo, went viral with a tweet suggesting that large containers be placed in the main thoroughfares of Mazatlan, where empty plastic bottles could be collected. Businessmen, the Authorities, and residents supported the idea that became very successful. Also deposited in the containers were plastic beach toys in the shape

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The sad end of Mazatlan’s palm trees!

The sad end of Mazatlan’s palm trees!

According to the Mazatlan Ecology Department there are a total of 1,285 palm trees around the City, 231 (18%) of the palms are completely dead, 585 (45%) are infected by a bacteria, 55 palms are close to dying, 167 are in so-so condition, 12 had to be cut down and only 235(18%) are healthy. Luis

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