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2019 Handcraft Expo in Mazatlan

2019 Handcraft Expo in Mazatlan

The Expo’s objective is to support and promote the handicraft traditions of Mexican culture and is showcasing 200 participants from 20 states in Mexico and 4 guest countries: Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Turkey at Soriana Rafael Buelna (before MEGA) parking lot from March 22 to April 8. Products are available for sale to the general public. Offerings include

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Concertina wire stolen from US border at Tijuana

Concertina wire stolen from US border at Tijuana

Thieves have stolen the concertina wire laid last year to reinforce the border fence between San Ysidro, Calif., and Tijuana, Mexico, authorities said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the agency started using the wire to stop “increased border incursions” through gaps made by contractors who were replacing 14 miles of existing fence with steel

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Mexico has potential to be a technology pioneer

Mexico has potential to be a technology pioneer

Mexico has the potential to become a world pioneer in technological innovation, thanks to its demographic growth, infrastructure development and the surge in financial technology, according to a report released this Tuesday. The study by US-based consultants Frost & Sullivan dubbed “The Future of Mexico – A Global Hub for Innovation,” maintains that “demographic advantages

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AMLO talks US investment with Jared Kushner

AMLO talks US investment with Jared Kushner

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that talks with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have led to advances toward an agreement that would have the U.S. government guarantee some $10 billion in development investments for Mexico and Central America. The previously discussed investments would aim to reduce immigration from Mexico and Central America

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Former island prison could be part of Mazatlan’s surrounding tourism attractions

Former island prison could be part of Mazatlan’s surrounding tourism attractions

The Federal Government said Monday it has transferred all the inmates from the infamous Isla Marias prison, the last island penal colony in a hemisphere once dotted with remote island jails like the one depicted in the movie “Papillon.” About 584 of the prisoners have been moved to mainland jails in the northern border state

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Sea Shepherd discovers dead Vaquita caught in gill net

Sea Shepherd discovers dead Vaquita caught in gill net

On the morning of March 12th, 2019 Sea Shepherd ships M/V Farley Mowat and M/V Sharpie were on routine patrol in the Vaquita Refuge searching for illegal gill nets when they found a target.  At that moment, net removal was not a possibility due to sea and weather conditions. As per usual procedure, the Sea Shepherd crew recorded the location

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AMLO wants abortion referendum

AMLO wants abortion referendum

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said he wants a referendum on abortion, sparking immediate opposition from abortion rights advocates in this overwhelmingly Catholic country. Mexico’s 32 states consider abortions criminal unless the pregnancy results from rape or if it endangers the woman’s health and life or because of fetal abnormalities. Mexico City is the

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Highly poisonous scorpions found in Mazatlan!

Highly poisonous scorpions found in Mazatlan!

Sinaloa’s Health Department is reinforcing pest control measures after the increase of scorpion stings in Mazatlan, by two very poisonous species. In Mazatlan, San Ignacio and Concordia extensive fumigation has been conducted to fight the scorpion infestation. Victor Arredondo, Sanitary Inspector, said that the most poisonous scorpions have been located in Mazatlan and those were captured

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Man missing during Carnaval was found drowned at sea.

Man missing during Carnaval was found drowned at sea.

Miguel Jacobo, a 31 year old tourist from Chihuahua, was seen for the last time at 3:30 am on March 2, during the Carnaval on the beach by the Acuario Hotel. Authorities, family and friends had been looking for Miguel since he was reported missing. Six days later, on March 8th, around 7:00 am, a fisherman

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Water interruption! – Wednesday March 13

Water interruption! – Wednesday March 13

On Wednesday, March 13, potable water supply will be interrupted in Mazatlan at 5:00 am Jumapan says that they need to conduct maintenance work on the Horcones Dam from 5:00am to 6:30am, but the service interruption would probably be in effect in the evening or at night. Residents are being asked to conserve water usage from Tuesday to Wednesday and

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West Jet and Sunwing will have more flights from Canada to Mazatlan

West Jet and Sunwing will have more flights from Canada to Mazatlan

Canadian airlines Sunwing and WestJet announced that they will increase the number of flights from 8 Canadian Cities to Mazatlan. The President and Vice President of the airlines, Andrew Dawson and Dave Cecco, respectively, said that this will help to increase the number of passengers during the winter season that last year was 30,000 passengers. The

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Hollywood actresses seek truth at Tijuana migrant shelters

Hollywood actresses seek truth at Tijuana migrant shelters

Actress America Ferrera led a small group of artists on a migrant shelter tour in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, across from San Diego, over the weekend. They dressed in casual clothes, with little to no makeup. They talked with immigration lawyers and shelter managers. They colored pictures with children. And they listened to

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Ex-Yankee Esteban Loaiza sentenced to 3 years on drug charges

Ex-Yankee Esteban Loaiza sentenced to 3 years on drug charges

Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to federal drug charges involving 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine that he admitted he planned to distribute. Loaiza, 46, was sentenced Friday more than a year after he was arrested near a house in Imperial Beach, a town south

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Sabalo Country residents meet with City Hall.

Sabalo Country residents meet with City Hall.

About 65 residents of Sabalo Country Colonia held a meeting with Mazatlan authorities to express their concerns about security and public services. The residents said that every weekend they are disturbed by young people hanging out at parks, avenues or at vacation homes drinking alcohol, using drugs and playing loud music. Public Security Director, Ricardo Olivo provided a direct

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We want to save Semana de Moto – says Mazatlan’s Mayor

We want to save Semana de Moto – says Mazatlan’s Mayor

As was reported before, the organizers of Semana de la Moto had a dispute and the deadline to resolve it is over. “We do not want to steal the event, we want to save it. As a Government, we want to support economic growth and sporting activities”, said the Mayor. The City will provide the permits

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