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Narco-style goodbye

Narco-style goodbye

In the Community of El Diez, the funeral parade for Francisco Zazueta “Pancho Chimal” included multiple gun shots in the air  as a good bye in keeping with with the narco-tradition. Pancho Chimal was the chief bodyguard of “El Chapo’s” eldest son and leader of the criminal group known as “Los Chimales”. Navy forces killed Zazueta during a shootout on

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Tourist numbers exceed forecasts for Holy week

An estimated 510,000 visitors came to Mazatlan for Holy Week according to Rafael Lizarraga, Tourism Subsecretary, and the number was higher than forecasted. Martin Estrada, the Lifeguard Commander reported that on Good Friday an estimated 158,000 visitors enjoyed the beaches from Stone Island to Cerritos. Restaurants, local business, highways and bus stations were packed with the tourists

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Rehab centers clean up Mazatlan’s beaches.

100 volunteers from Rehab centers organized a “clean beach campaign” . The cleaning crew went from Valentino’s  to the Monumento Pescado removing garbage on the beach that piled up from the many visitors during Semana Santa. Figures from Mazatlan are not available currently, but in the municipality of Culiacan 200 tons of garbage were picked up on beaches and

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Odebrecht scandal could hit Pemex

A U.S. judge on Monday ordered Brazilian engineering company Odebrecht SA to pay $2.6 billion in fines in a massive criminal corruption case, signing off on a plea deal between the company and U.S., Brazilian and Swiss authorities. Odebrecht, along with affiliated petrochemical company Braskem SA, pleaded guilty to U.S. bribery charges in December. U.S. authorities

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Shooting on Highway 15-D

At 6:30 pm last evening shots rang out at km 83 of the Culiacan – Mazatlan Highway.  Police arrived on the scene and found three abandoned vehicles. They included a white Jeep Cherokee, a black Lobo truck and a double-cabin armored Ford Ranger with a rack for heavy weaponry similar to the ones that the

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Traffic concerns

Holy Week traffic in Mazatlan has increased three-fold, and it is reported that Camaron Sabalo is completely  jammed. Cars have remained stalled for as much as 30 minutes and the Green buses reportedly are so full that they wont make any stops for on-loading more riders. Construction on Camaron Sabalo adds to the chaos and this year the

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Corpses dropped out of a helicopter in Culiacan

A corpse of a handcuffed man with a sack on his head was found on the roof of a Social Security Hospital (IMSS) in El Dorado, Culiacan. Jesus Valdés, Culiacan’s Mayor, reported that it is presumed that the body was dropped from a helicopter. The victim has not been identified  yet. Apparently two other bodies were

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Movies in Town – April 14 – 20

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. The Fate of the Furious  – Senderos / Gran Plaza / Insurgentes/ Galerias /Platino/ Gaviotas Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and

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First Holy week police report

Last night the police patrols found 80 vehicles parked in prohibited places or obstructing the traffic. On the first night of this operation, drivers were ask to park in a proper place with no penalties but effective tonight Thursday April 13, police will start to issue tickets. Also at the Alcoholimeter (Impaired driver check)point through random testing 14 drivers

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Warning! Car thefts in Sinaloa are increasing

Auto robberies in Sinaloa have increased 57% compared to last year. Authorities attribute this to the shortage of police. From January to March of this year 1,759 cars have been reported stolen, which represents an average of 19 cars a day. According to Public Security reports the Culiacan-Navolato Highway is one of the areas of highest risk mainly

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China Southern Airlines launches first flight to Mexico

China Southern Airlines has flown its inaugural Guangzhou to Mexico City flight, via Vancouver, the first route operated by a domestic Chinese carrier to the Latin American Nation. China’s interest in Mexico, including tourism and investment, has been on the rise in recent years. In 2016, 74,300 Chinese tourists visited Mexico, up 33.5 percent from

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Mexican Street Food Tour is the new trend

A vitamin “T” shot as is known in Mexico consists on rich, fatty street food like tacos, tamale, tortas which are available all over the Country — at bus stops, at schools and on street corners. And it’s affordable to the masses.  A heaping plate of tacos costs less than  two bucks. When you travel or

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Mexico Tops Global List of Best Places to Retire in 2017

Mexico Tops Global List of Best Places to Retire in 2017

According to InternationalLiving.com’s recently released 2017 Global Retirement Index, the top retirement destination in the world this year now goes to Mexico. This annual ranking of the world’s top 24 retirement destinations is based on cost of living, retiree benefits, climate, healthcare, and more and compares, contrasts, ranks, and rates good-value havens all around the

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New equipment for Mazatlan’s Lifeguards

Mayor Fernando Pucheta presented new equipment to the Lifeguard teams in Mazatlan. They include a double cabin truck, a jet sky, three ATV’s, two Honda motorcycles and uniforms costing a  total  of $1.8 million pesos. Mazatlan’s lifeguards will be on full watch for the thousands of locals and visitors on the beaches this  week.

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Exercise area collapses.

The skating and exercise area by Paseo Claussen, in front of Maritiniano park, could be demolished in the next few days, say the authorities. The area has not been maintained and is in deplorable conditions. Last night it finally collapsed. The authorities have secured the area and sealed off the entrance to avoid injuries to locals or

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