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Two inmates escape from Culiacan prison

Two inmates escape from Culiacan prison

Early Sunday morning two inmates escaped from Aguaruto Penitentiary Center in Culiacan according to the newly appointed  Secretary of Public Security, Fermin Hernadez The escapees are: Julian Grimaldi convicted for Federal Crimes, for arms possession and drug trafficking. He has ties to the Sinaloa Cartel and there is evidence of his participation in an Army

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Another scandal at Mazatlan Aquarium

Another scandal at Mazatlan Aquarium

Bacterial pollution at the Oceanic pool kill 179 fish. A bacterial invation of the Oceanic pool killed 179 fish last May, including 5 groupers that were more than 7 years old. Acuario Mazatlan did not report the incident publicly but the news was given to media anonymously by an employee. When the incident happened a

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Mayan Train to connect Cancun and Palenque

Mayan Train to connect Cancun and Palenque

Rogelio Jiménez Pons the head of the National Tourism Promotion Fund (Fonatur), will be coordinating the “Mayan Train” project that will start in December 2018. Jiminez said that they are looking to build a transport infrastructure for the Peninsula tourists (mainly Cancun and Riviera Maya) to travel in a comfortable and fun way. Cancun is

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Mazatlan avenues flood in less than an hour!

Mazatlan avenues flood in less than an hour!

On Saturday night a heavy downpour over Mazatlán left city streets knee-deep in waters. The local meteorological service reported 29.3 mm of rain and winds of 40 km. Main avenues such as Insurgentes, Camarón Sábalo, La Marina, Ejército Mexicano and Zaragoza were reported under water and temporarily closed to traffic. Several inner city colonias saw

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Neighbors patrol

Neighbors patrol

“United neighbors are patrolling, we are watching you!”,  residents of Colonia Villa Verde warn in an effort to discourage thieves that have been robbing homes for months. They fear that robberies will increase again because police patrols appear to have been reduced. Since last week, motorcycle police have not appeared and there is only an

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Sinaloa Security Secretary replaced.

Sinaloa Security Secretary replaced.

“The increase in the Crime Severity Index is the main reason Sinaloa’s Security Secretary was relieved of his duties”,  said Governor Quirino Ordaz. Last June, 125 murders in the first degree were reported and carjackings are run about 400 a month. The Governor said that the previous Security Secretary, Gen. Genaro Robles “had a normal

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AMLO to take 60% pay cut in austerity push

AMLO to take 60% pay cut in austerity push

Mexican President-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez (AMLO) has said he plans to earn less than half of what his predecessor made when he takes office in December as part of an austerity push in government. “What we want is for the budget to reach everybody,” he told reporters in front of his campaign headquarters. AMLO said

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TransCanada pipeline starts operations in Sinaloa and Chihuahua

TransCanada pipeline starts operations in Sinaloa and Chihuahua

TransCanada Corp. confirmed today that the $1.2 billion EL Encino-Topolobampo natural gas pipeline in Mexico has begun operating, with capacity to supply 670 MMcf/d to the northwestern states of Chihuahua and Sinaloa. The project’s completion is a welcome bit of good news for TransCanada, which has three other pipeline projects requiring combined investment of about

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Señor president,’ Trump envoy greets AMLO after election landslide

Señor president,’ Trump envoy greets AMLO after election landslide

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to strengthen and improve ties with Mexico after “bumps” in the road, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday, following the leftist’s landslide victory this month. Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son-in-law of Trump, was in the delegation led by Pompeo, which earlier

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Orcas sighting 9 miles from Mazatlan!

Orcas sighting 9 miles from Mazatlan!

On Wednesday, passengers on an Onca Exploraciones  vessel experienced an unforgettable moment when two adult male Orcas showed up on a dolphin sighting trip. During the sailing , the visitors experienced stingrays and olive ridley turtles but the Onca Explorer II  were treated to two Orcas at 9:40  am, nine miles off the coast of Mazatlan. Apparently,

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Mexico’s Lopez Obrador Outlines Ambitious Program

Mexico’s Lopez Obrador Outlines Ambitious Program

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) presented on Wednesday a sweeping legislative agenda that envisions undoing the incumbent’s controversial education overhaul and sharply limiting officeholders’ immunity from prosecution, among other measures AMLO announced a dozen “possible reforms to the legal framework” after meeting with legislators-elect from his leftist coalition, which will enjoy majorities in

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Mexico’s IEnova to invest $150 mln in Sinaloa fuel terminal

Mexico’s IEnova to invest $150 mln in Sinaloa fuel terminal

Mexican energy infrastructure firm IEnova, a unit of U.S.-based Sempra Energy, said on Monday it would invest about $150 million to build and operate a fuel terminal in Sinaloa. The tender was won by its subsidiary, IEnova Petroliferos IV, IEnova said in a statement. It expected the terminal to begin operations in late-2020. The facility

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Tatiana and her fatal crossing with “El Chepe”

Tatiana and her fatal crossing with “El Chepe”

Mexican police have made no arrests in the stray-bullet death of a 27 year old Chicago area woman, three days after she was struck down in front of an upscale Mexico City restaurant. Witnesses and investigators have said that Tatiana had just left dinner Saturday evening with her husband, when gunmen speeding by on a

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Bodyguard of Mazatlan’s Public Security Secretary shot dead.

Bodyguard of Mazatlan’s Public Security Secretary shot dead.

A Municipal Police Agent was shot dead Monday afternoon on Oscar Perez Escobosa Avenue at the intersection of the International Highway North. The victim was identified as Aurelio Rodriguez, a policeman who was a bodyguard to Joel Soto, Mazatlan’s Public Security Secretary. Rodriguez was on his day-off, and was driving his Jeep Grand Cherokee accompanied

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Sunwing Adding Flights Between Montreal and Mazatlan

Sunwing Adding Flights Between Montreal and Mazatlan

There’s good news for Québécois looking to get a head start on their next winter vacation. From Dec. 18, 2018 until April 16, 2019, Montrealers will be able to take advantage of convenient vacation packages to Mazatlan, Mexico following the introduction of a new weekly flight service to Mazatlan, departing Tuesdays. Executive Vice President of

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