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Privatizing the Aquarium?

Three years ago the City’s management looked into privatizing the aquarium for a fixed time period as a way of paying for renovations. It did not move forward. The City Board, once again is reviewing the aquarium’s statutes with advice from CIAD and UNAM. Speculation on another attempt to privatize has emerged but Mayor Felton has reiterated that the “aquarium is working fine and there

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Handcraft Expo in Mazatlan

The Mexican Handcrafters Association (Femart)  is showcasing 200 participants from 28 states in Mexico and 4 guest countries: Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Turkey at Soriana Insurgentes parking lot from October 21 to November 7. The Expo’s objective is to support and promote the handicraft traditions of Mexican culture. Products are available for sale to the general public. Offerings

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Cucapá beers & Trump’s t-shirts

It’s amazing that we can have a party paid for by Donald Trump!” said Leticia Villanueva as she enjoyed a free beer in a Mexico City party, which was unwittingly paid for by Donald Trump supporters who had bought a trick t-shirt. An artisanal brewery in Baja California designed t-shirts bearing a Trump’s picture and the

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MazMessenger welcomes “Amigos de los Animales”

A new section in MazMessenger is here! Amigos de los Animales (ADLA) is joining us as with a Pet of the Week section. It will feature an array of dogs, cats, kittens and puppies available for adoption from ADLA. They will also outline specific ways that you, concerned citizens of Mazatlán, can help them to achieve their

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2016 Athlete awards

Carlos Felton’s Administration is considered by locals as the “Sport’s three-age “. On October 20th, 2016 four athletes received  Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year 2016 paques and medals. The athletes selected by authorities and media representatives, are: Juan Ramon Virgen Pulido, Olympic beach volleyball player who participated in this year’s Olympic Games

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Movies in Mazatlan Oct 21 – 28

Movies coming out this week The Magnificent Seven – Insurgentes Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they

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New Director at the Port Authority of Mazatlán

The Port Authority of Mazatlán (API) is a Federal government entity and operates under the Transportation Secretariat (SCT).  The Port has a new Director, Mr. Erce Barron Barrera who takes over from  Mr.  Alfonso Gil Díaz who retired after 22 years as Port Director. Prior to his posting to Mazatlan, Mr Barron  was Director of the Port Authority of

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San Ignacio’s Jaguars

“Jinetes”, a community of San Ignacio was the scene of jaguar hunting fora  long time, until the National Board of  Protected Natural Areas (“CONANP“), established a program to educate the population about the potential for ecotourism instead.                   The project started in San Ignacio’s communities as a temporary

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Combating human trafficking..

In an effort to prevent and eliminate human trafficking  Mazatlan’s Municipality along with the Human Rights Commission(HRC) have announced a program called “Behind what you see”. It is focused mainly on young people who are considered  to be one of the most vulnerable groups in terms of trafficking.

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Mazatlán’s Cultural Festival

From October 6th to December 16th 2016 Mazatlán’s Cultural Festival will be showcasing music, theater, dance, ballet, opera, literature and various other artistic events. This annual happening started in 1993 and since then the quality and attraction of the shows has been distinguishing Mazatlán as one of the most important cultural destinations in the north of Mexico.

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Bomberos get new base in Mazatlán

The fourth fire station in the city opened on October 14th, as part of the joint effort between the city authorities and volunteer firemen for a new base to improve response times and better service to the public. The first group of professional firefighters was organized by the Mazatlán community in 1948. Over the years

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Mazatlan’s Lineal Park

Mazatlán’s lineal park is located on the Perez Escobosa Av. The total project is a 5.7 km park with an investment of $140 million pesos making it the biggest lineal park in Latin-America with the last phase just completed in September. The Park has different theme sections for kids, family, youth, art and culture others.   The park

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Mazatlan 2016 video

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UBER now in Mazatlán!

UBER is in Mazatlán despite protests from pulmonias and taxis against them. To get an Uber ride it is necessary to first download the Uber app. The cost is charged to the card linked to the app and you can see what the ride will cost on your device before you accept. A new  personalized way

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Announcing the 2nd Annual Mazatlan Gastronomic Forum

The 2nd Annual Culinarias Raices (Culinary Roots) Gastronomic extravaganza will take place October 27th through October 30th, 2016 at the International Convention Center. A number of specially invited Chefs will use the event to stage their culinary creations using the freshest of Sinaloa’s produce, seafood and meats. Last year’s inaugural event drew 2,500 participants and

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