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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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American woman killed on Stone Island

American woman killed on Stone Island

Sinaloa authorities are investigating the murder of a woman who formerly lived in Colorado Springs and had been living in Mexico for the past three years. The victim is known by her immediate family as Holly Brenda Horsman, 49, and by other relatives as Holly Brenda Anderson. Holly was brutally beaten and killed. Her body

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Emergency landing at Mazatlan airport

Emergency landing at Mazatlan airport

A Volaris jet with 146 passengers had to land today May 6, at Mazatlan Airport after experiencing an engine problem during the flight. The plane was flying the from Tijuana  to Uruapan but made the emergency landing at Rafael Buelna airport around 11:40 am. The passengers waited for a while at Mazatlan airport and the

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Mazatlan in City Nature Challenge

Mazatlan in City Nature Challenge

Mazatlan participated for the first time in the City Nature Challenge (CNC). From April 26 to 29, 511 participants in Mazatlan registered 27,683 observations and 2,222 species were registered. The CNC is an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. It’s a bioblitz-style competition where cities are

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