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Movies in Town – May 12 to 18

Movies in Town – May 12 to 18

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. King Arthur – Senderos/ Gran Plaza /Galerias / Platino / Gaviotas The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londinium with his crew, not knowing his

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Cartel boss captured

Cartel boss captured

Mexican authorities captured one of the Sinaloa drug cartel leaders whose struggle for control of the gang following the re-arrest of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has set off a wave of violence. Known by the nickname “El Licenciado” – the Lawyer – Damaso Lopez heads a faction at odds with two sons of Guzman. Federal officials

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Fire at Bosque de la Ciudad was contained

Fire at Bosque de la Ciudad was contained

Last Saturday, May 6th, Municipal Civil Protection, Firefighters and Public Security worked hard for approximately an hour and a half to contain a fire at the Bosque de la Ciudad. The Aquarium and Bosque were evacuated. There is no report of death of any wildlife and fortunately the majority of the trees did not suffer any damage.

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More than 11,000 opposed to Olas Altas building

More than 11,000 opposed to Olas Altas building

Residents of the Olas Altas neighborhood presented 11,441 signatures to the Mayor opposing the construction of a 12-storey building that they say will tarnish the facade of the area. The neighbors say they will accept developer Rivega Real Estate to build a 4-storey building in place of the restaurant Puerto Viejo. INAH representatives have  authorized the construction but

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Mexico Rejects Label as World’s Second-Deadliest Conflict Zone

Mexico Rejects Label as World’s Second-Deadliest Conflict Zone

Mexico’s government rejected a research study showing the country had become a more deadly conflict zone than Afghanistan and Iraq. The London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies found that Mexico only trailed Syria in terms of deaths last year. Mexico’s Foreign Relations and Interior ministries contested Wednesday that the annual Armed Conflict Survey gives similar

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Concordia teachers murdered in an ambush

Four teachers from primary and secondary schools in Concordia were driving through  on  Tuesday at noon by the road known as Potrillos – La Petaca when they were attacked by an armed group. After the attack, just one of the teachers survived. He pretended to be dead until the Army arrived and rescued him 60 children from primary grades

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A Chinese Company could invest in Mazatlan

A Chinese Company could invest in Mazatlan

A Chinese car plant costing US$10 million could be built in Mazatlan creating 400 new jobs, says Elias Freig, A Consultant with BYD Mexico. Founded in 1995, BYD is a listed company on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. The Company is principally engaged in the IT industry mainly related to the rechargeable battery business, handset and computer components

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Movies in Town – May 5 – 11

Movies in Town – May 5 – 11

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. How to be a Latin Lover – Gran Plaza /Galerias / Platino Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career

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Mazatlan Public Security Director relieved

Mazatlan Public Security Director relieved

Mario Gonzalez was relieved from his position as Public Security Director of Mazatlan for operational reasons,  said Lt. Colonel Joel Ernesto Soto, Public Security Secretary. A new director with from Mexico City and with an army profile will replace him next week. Gonzalez declared that he was just used by the administration during the first 100 days,

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Be aware: Hurricane season starts soon!

Be aware: Hurricane season starts soon!

Mazatlan’s Port Captain Enrique Mora, announced that cyclone season lasts from May 15 to November 30. The forecast model for this year on the  Pacific Coast is 8 tropical storms, 5 moderate hurricanes and 4 strong hurricanes. “Sinaloa and Baja California are the States most vulnerable to cyclones” Said the Captain, who also asks all the residents

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A new highway will connect Sinaloa and Chihuahua

A new highway will connect Sinaloa and Chihuahua

Governor Quirino Ordaz states that the construction of the highway that will connect  Sinaloa and Chihuahua will be known as the Badiraguato-Parral Highway. The State investment for the construction will be  $300 million pesos, and will be benefiting also Culiacan that is close to Badiraguato with more employment opportunities and business connections with Chihuahua. “Sinaloa starts

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Remittances to Mexico increase to record level

Remittances to Mexico increase to record level

Cash transfers to Mexico jumped 15 percent in March compared to the same period last year, making the month one of the biggest ever recorded for transfers sent by individuals to friends and family abroad. Mexicans received $2.5 billion in the cash transfers, known as remittances, in March compared to $2.2 billion a year earlier,

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Aeromar adds additional Tucson-Mexico flight

Aeromar is adding a fifth weekly day of flights to Mexico from Tucson International Airport, after introducing flights about seven months ago. With the new Wednesday flights, which start this week, business and leisure travelers can now fly five days a week — not on Tuesdays and Saturdays — between Tucson and three Mexican cities:

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Children’s day celebration

Children’s day celebration

An evening full of magic, adventure, knowledge and fun was enjoyed by Mazatlan’s kids at “Feria de los Niños”, organized by DIF to celebrate Children’s Day on April 30th. At the Mazatlan Aquarium thousands of kids arrived to enjoy  dance performances, clowns and mimes as well as 16 stands with different activities. One of the favorites

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Mexico’s Labor Day

Mexico’s Labor Day

Today, May 1st is Mexico’s Labor Day and as is every year, workers in all the main cities will be marching in protest to demand better labor conditions including higher wages. According to the OECD, nearly 60% of people aged 15 to 64 in Mexico have a paid job. Some 78% of men are in paid

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