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Agua Azul waterfalls dry up after quakes

Agua Azul waterfalls dry up after quakes

The Agua Azul waterfalls in southern Mexico are a playground of bright turquoise water cascading over limestone steps. But after a powerful earthquake hit the country, they dried up – and the area’s once-booming tourist economy along with them. The state of Chiapas, where the falls trickle near the ancient Mayan ruins of Palenque, was

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Canadian gold mine killings jolt NAFTA talks

Canadian gold mine killings jolt NAFTA talks

The fatal shooting of two workers in an apparent clash between unions at a Canadian-owned mine in Mexico angered labor activists at NAFTA talks on Monday who said the violence was an example of poor labor conditions in the country. Gunmen shot the two workers on Saturday at a blockade mounted as part of a

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Woman detained in Sinaloa to face charges in US

Woman detained in Sinaloa to face charges in US

A woman who fled the US after being charged with embezzling more than $800,000 from her Tucson employer was returned from Mexico to face charges from 2015. Tara Valencia, 38, was wanted by the Internal Revenue Service for 19 financial offenses, each of which is punishable by 15 years or more in prison, according to

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Transit Overhaul in Mazatlan

Transit Overhaul in Mazatlan

Governor Quirino Ordaz announced the start of concrete paving of two roads in Mazatlan that will be a significant overhaul of the City transit. Bahia Avenue will be at Mazatlan Central Park with a length of more than one kilometer, a width of 26 meters and 2 lanes, representing an investment of $60 million pesos.

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Jaguar cub goes for a walk at La Marina

Jaguar cub goes for a walk at La Marina

Around 7:00 pm residents of La Marina discovered a jaguar cub escaping from a house at Barlovento street and running away into the nearby bushes. Security guards and Bomberos captured the baby jaguar which is just 3 months old. Animal protection officers also went to the place and to investigate if the owner has the

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“The Trackers” suspend activities because of threats..

“The Trackers” suspend activities because of threats..

The group known as “Las Rastreadoras” (The trackers) have suspended their searches for corpses of missing family members because of threats and lack of economic resources. The group has been threatened in villages close to Culiacan such as Imala, El Salado y la Higuera, even in the presence of two policemen that accompany them. Rosa

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Deported veterans protest in Ciudad Juarez on US Veterans Day

Deported veterans protest in Ciudad Juarez on US Veterans Day

Despite being deported from the United States, a group of veterans celebrated Veteran’s Day in Ciudad Juarez with a protest in proximity of the Free Bridge. There were a dozen people led by Ivan Ocon, who was deported a year and a half ago, after serving in the US Army for seven years. Ivan commented

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Mazatlán: Tourism from US and Canada showing record growth in 2017

Mazatlán: Tourism from US and Canada showing record growth in 2017

Singled out in a recent Forbes magazine article as one of the most economical places to travel in 2017, Mazatlán is being rediscovered more and more by U.S. and Canadian travelers and has benefited from a resurgence in tourism demand to Mexico. Fueled by an attractive exchange rate, the lure of sun and sea with

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Movies in Town – Nov 10 to 16

Movies in Town – Nov 10 to 16

Movies coming out this week Trailers below are for the latest movies. Click on the links below the videos to check out the rest of the movies playing in Mazatlan. Murder on the Orient Express –  Senderos/Gran Plaza/Platino/Gaviotas A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder

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Mazatlan’s mermaid sculpture NOT vandalized(update).

Mazatlan’s mermaid sculpture NOT vandalized(update).

Since the posting below, new information has been sent to us: Update A couple of days after the report of the missing sculpture, the little cupid was located in a municipal warehouse. According to the authorities the base of the sculpture had deteriorated considerably and there were attempts to steal it. It was then decided

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Attorney General confirms remains of murdered 5 year old.

Attorney General confirms remains of murdered 5 year old.

Dayana Fierro, a five year old girl, was reported missing on June 6th in San Pedro Navolato, in the north of Sinaloa. Dayana’s father was murdered a couple of days earlier and Dayana was so sad that her Mom allowed her to stay at home instead of going to kindergarten. While her mother was bathger

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Costco opens a gas station in Culiacan

Costco opens a gas station in Culiacan

Costco opened a gas station in Culiacan on October 31. It is is located in the parking lot of Costco Store on Blvd Pedro Infante and Rolando Arjona. This is the second gas station for Costco in Mexico, after the opening in May of their first gas station in San Luis Potosi. Gas is available

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Drugs seized on local bus.

Drugs seized on local bus.

During a random check by the police squad in charge of patrolling the Durango-Villa Union route, 113 kilos of crystal meth was found hidden in the air conditioner compartment of a passenger bus and another 12 kilos of opium gum in the spare tire of another vehicle Police stopped the bus to stop to perform

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DEA identifies a new cartel as a growing threat

DEA identifies a new cartel as a growing threat

The US DEA issued the 2017 National Threat Drug Assessment and as part of the report they said: Mexican Transnational Criminal Organization (“TCOs”) remain the greatest criminal drug threat to the United States; no other group is currently positioned to challenge them. These TCOs maintain territorial influence over large regions in Mexico used for the

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23rd edition of Fiesta Amigos

23rd edition of Fiesta Amigos

The 23rd edition of the gala dinner “Fiesta Amigos” were led by Governor Quirino Ordaz and Mayor Fernando Pucheta who welcomed the 250 participants yesterday Nov 1. It is an annual summit of local and international tour operators, travel agencies, leisure suppliers and media, organized by The Mazatlan Hotel Association jointly with state and municipal

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