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Swoop’s inaugural flight from Abbotsford, Canada lands in Mazatlan

Swoop’s inaugural flight from Abbotsford, Canada lands in Mazatlan

Yesterday, January 20th, new airline Swoop made its inaugural flight from Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) to Mazatlan International Airport (MZT), arriving at 5:30 pm with 176 passengers. At the beginning of the year, Swoop announced that Abbotsford International Airport will enjoy twice weekly service to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) and twice weekly service to Mazatlán International Airport. “Mexico

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Mazatlan tourists have been victims of scams on rental vacations

Mazatlan tourists have been victims of scams on rental vacations

CAPTA, the Tourist protection organization, has detected cyber scams to tourists and to prevent this, is encouraging visitors to book their trips through certified suppliers. Astrid Macias, Director of CAPTA, said that they are running an investigation based on eight reports made last month. The scam victims are mainly Americans and Canadians because they are

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Aeromexico offers discounts to Americans with Mexican DNA in humorous campaign

Aeromexico offers discounts to Americans with Mexican DNA in humorous campaign

Aeromexico is literally rising above the debate over a wall on the border — with a creative airline ad and promotion that encourages travel from the US to Mexico. The two-minute commercial, which features visuals of beautiful Mexican locations, could be seen as a trolling trifecta, tweaking anti-Mexican sentiment in the US and, without mentioning

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Alejandro Gertz Manero is the new Attorney General

Alejandro Gertz Manero is the new Attorney General

Mexico’s Senate elected veteran lawyer Alejandro Gertz Manero on Friday as the new Attorney General, a post that is now more independent and runs for a nine-year term. Gertz Manero was selected overwhelmingly by the Senate from a slate of possible candidates proposed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO). Previously, the President had named

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Fiesta Inn and One Hotels are coming to Mazatlan soon

Fiesta Inn and One Hotels are coming to Mazatlan soon

Arhe and Posadas Groups will invest $500 million pesos in a joint venture to build two hotels in Mazatlan. Arhe will be in charge of the hotels construction and Posadas Group will be responsible for the operation. These hotels will be Fiesta Inn and One Hotel, in addition, The Inn Hotel in Centro will join the franchise owned

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Soriana’s Co-owner found dead

Soriana’s Co-owner found dead

Carlos Martin Bringas, Businessman and Co-owner of Soriana, was found dead in his car at the Mieleras Park in Torreon. Sounds of gunfire were heard around noon today and a body was found inside a Touareg. The person was found in the driver’s seat with a gunshot on the left side of his head while the

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Crime-fighting National Guard wins lower house approval

Crime-fighting National Guard wins lower house approval

Legislators have overwhelmingly voted for the creation of a new 60,000-member national guard, a proposal embraced by leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as a crucial tool in the fight against organized crime. The proposal was approved on Wednesday by about three-quarters of the lower house of Congress, 362 votes in favour and 119 against, with changes

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Drug trafficker tells of bribe to Peña Nieto

Drug trafficker tells of bribe to Peña Nieto

A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico to call off a manhunt for the notorious kingpin. Alex Cifuentes spoke about the alleged bribe to former President Enrique Peña Nieto while being cross-examined at Guzman’s murder

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El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel made nearly $3M a day in Canada

As the trial for notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán continues in a New York courtroom, a former undercover agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) claims the Sinaloa cartel targeted Canada because of its weak national policing and was making almost $3 million a day from selling cocaine and heroin in major Canadian

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Mazatlan might install solar panels for public lighting

Mazatlan might install solar panels for public lighting

Public Services Directorate of Mazatlan is analyzing the installation of solar panels for public lighting with the objective of saving resources and moving to new technology. The Public Services Director said that this will represent monthly savings of $7 million pesos that is being paid to CFE (The electricity company) and this economic resource can be

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Carnaval Bull Fight has not received the permits yet…

Carnaval Bull Fight has not received the permits yet…

As of yet, the bullfight that will be part of the Carnaval events has not received permits from the Municipal Authorities despite the event being already announced by the Cultura Institute and tickets are available for sale. Ecology Director, Lourdes San Juan, said that they are evaluating this matter because bullfighting is not banned in Mazatlan but there is

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The Killers address America’s injustice with heart-wrenching ‘Land of the Free’

The Killers address America’s injustice with heart-wrenching ‘Land of the Free’

The group’s poignant new visual was directed by Spike Lee. The Killers are starting out 2019 by sending an important message in the best way they know how — through song. The rock group shared a powerful new track Monday morning (Jan. 14), titled “Land of the Free,” which addresses the irony of America’s nickname in

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AMLO declares gains in fight against fuel theft

AMLO declares gains in fight against fuel theft

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador(AMLO)  stopped short Monday of declaring victory over Mexico’s fuel theft scourge but said the government was making progress amid frustration over gas shortages. Long lines continued at gas stations in many parts of the country, but Lopez Obrador asked for patience and said things would soon be getting back to

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Mexico widens pension program to all country’s elderly

Mexico widens pension program to all country’s elderly

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has expanded nationwide a program that provides pensions to Mexicans over age 68, an extension of an effort that he began in Mexico City while Mayor of the capital in 2000. Lopez Obrador said Sunday that the elderly will receive 2,550 pesos — about $134 Us dollar — every two

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2 detained after Aeromexico flight stuck on Oakland tarmac

2 detained after Aeromexico flight stuck on Oakland tarmac

Two passengers on an Aeromexico flight were detained Thursday and others called 911 to say they were being held against their will as the plane sat for hours on the tarmac at Oakland International Airport, officials said. Flight 622 from Guadalajara was scheduled to land at San Francisco International Airport but was diverted due to

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