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A decade into Mexico’s deadly drug war, lawmakers give the military more power

A decade into Mexico’s deadly drug war, lawmakers give the military more power

Thousands of protesters marched against it. Hundreds of human rights groups implored lawmakers to reject it. Even the United Nations warned of its dangers. But on Friday, Mexico’s Congress hastily approved the Law of Internal Security, which gives the military broad new powers and solidifies its central role in the country’s drug war. President Enrique

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Mexico rejects Internal Security Law

The Mexican Senate should reject legislation that would enshrine the role of the Mexican armed forces in law enforcement activities, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 30, 2017, Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies approved the Law of Internal Security, which authorizes military involvement in domestic law enforcement activities. But the bill does nothing to increase the transparency

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Movies in Town – Dec 8 to 14

Movies in Town – Dec 8 to 14

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. Wonder –  Gran Plaza/Insurgentes/Galerias / Platino/ Gaviotas Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born

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EZCORP Announces acquisition of 21 pawn stores in Sinaloa

EZCORP Announces acquisition of 21 pawn stores in Sinaloa

EZCORP, Inc. a leading provider of pawn loans in the United States and Latin America, announced that it has acquired 21 pawn stores located in Sinaloa and operating under the name “Bazareño.”  The Bazareño stores make up the largest chain of pawn stores in Culiacan, giving EZCORP the number one position in that market with

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Mexico becoming a medical tourism destination (video)

Mexico becoming a medical tourism destination (video)

Mexico is becoming a top medical tourism destination for patients from around the world. Over one million people are expected to travel to Mexico this year for affordable or alternative medical procedures, most hailing from the United States, where healthcare costs keep rising. Part of the attraction is its unconventional cancer treatments, which are either

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Alejandro Díaz de León Picked to Lead Bank of Mexico

Alejandro Díaz de León Picked to Lead Bank of Mexico

Mexico’s President has named Alejandro Diaz de Leon as the new governor of the country’s central bank. Diaz de Leon is currently Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mexico and has held a variety of jobs in finance, government and academia. He holds a degree in economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico and

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Mexico Finance Minister launches presidential run

Mexico Finance Minister launches presidential run

Mexican Finance Minister Jose Antonio Meade resigned Monday to run for president, with what many pundits see as the best chance to beat the current front-runner, the leftist firebrand Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Meade announced he would seek the nomination of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which is desperately looking to hold onto power

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Alaska Airlines to investigate Randi Zuckerberg’s report of sexual harassment on a Mazatlan flight

Alaska Airlines to investigate Randi Zuckerberg’s report of sexual harassment on a Mazatlan flight

Alaska Airlines has launched an investigation into Randi Zuckerberg’s report of a passenger in her row making “repeated lewd sexual remarks” as the flight attendants “brushed off his behavior” and “kept giving him drinks.” The founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, who previously worked at her brother Mark’s company Facebook, said the person talked to her

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Road closures by Pacific Marathon this weekend!

Road closures by Pacific Marathon this weekend!

Roads will close early this weekend for the 19th edition of Pacific Marathon being held in the city on December 2nd and 3th. Transit police will start to clear cars parked along the Malecón at 2:00 am on Saturday and will close the road of Del Mar avenue from Insurgentes to Paseo Claussen  at 4:00

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Movies in Town – Dec 1st to 7th

Movies in Town – Dec 1st to 7th

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. Justice League –  Galerias / Platino Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his

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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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