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Central American ‘migrant caravan’ reaches US-Mexico border

Central American ‘migrant caravan’ reaches US-Mexico border

US lawyer to hold clinics to explain what the Central Americans can expect during their applications for asylum. About 130 immigrants from Central America have arrived in the US-Mexico border in a so-called caravan. They are expected to seek asylum in the United States. The immigrants, who arrived at Tijuana on Wednesday evening, are currently staying at two immigrant shelters,

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Fatal accident on the Malecon

Fatal accident on the Malecon

A young woman died and a motorcycle driver was injured, when he hit a red Chevy that was parked at Paseo Claussen Avenue during the early morning of this Thursday (April 26th). The lady – identified as Itzayana (21) – and the motorcyclist were riding a black Yamaha sport motorcycle. The accident was reported to

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Tianguis in Mazatlan – The best ever!- Opinion

Tianguis in Mazatlan – The best ever!- Opinion

After so many years of criticizing the organization of the Tianguis Turistico, as well as the low attendance of buyers during the last few years, this year attendees declared Tianguis in Mazatlan a great success . I did not go to the opening ceremony because of the bad experience of previous editions, but I was told

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New hotels coming to Mazatlan

New hotels coming to Mazatlan

Barcelo, Melia and Sheraton are coming to Mazatlan after the signing of agreements during Tianguis Turistico, said Jesus Sandoval,  President of Mazatlan’s Chamber of Commerce According to Sandoval, Mazatlan has 12,000 hotel rooms to which will be added 3,000 more with the new hotel Groups. Lance Vient, Operations Manager of Hotel Playa Mazatlan, said that Tianguis

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Bad year for mangoes in Sinaloa

Bad year for mangoes in Sinaloa

The President of the Baluarte Presidio Committee, Ismael Diaz, said that it will be a very difficult year for mango production in the south of the State. He said that the best expectation was for 50% yield by the time the season ends in mid-August. He also stated that there were already 3 years of

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Mexico’s presidential debate: What each candidate said

Mexico’s presidential debate: What each candidate said

The five candidates faced off in the first of three presidential debates. Mexico’s five presidential candidates have faced off in the first of three televised debates ahead of the country’s elections on July 1. The presidential hopefuls focused on issues of governance and security, as well as corruption and democracy. Here’s all you need to

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1st stage of Mazatlan’s Port redevelopment underway.

1st stage of Mazatlan’s Port redevelopment underway.

Mexico’s Transport and Communications Secretary Gerardo Ruiz Esparza along with Sinaloa’s Governor Quirino Ordaz, have signed an agreement to upgrade the Port of Mazatlan. The $1.3 billion pesos deal will mean the start of a dredging project to increase the depth of navigation channels by more than 15 meters, which will permit larger ships to

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Carlos Slim jumps into Mexico election spat over airport

Carlos Slim jumps into Mexico election spat over airport

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim defended one of his prized investments on Monday – a huge new airport for Mexico City – against the leading candidate for the country’s presidential election, who has threatened to cancel the project. In a rare foray into politics, Mr Slim – the world’s fifth-richest man, according to Forbes magazine –

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New cruise line to launch for Mexican domestic market.

New cruise line to launch for Mexican domestic market.

British based cruise operator, CMV Travel & Leisure Group Limited (CMV) is pleased to announce the deployment of the 46,052grt Magellan to the Pacific Coast of Mexico for winter 2019 to support the launch of an exciting Cruceros Marítimos Vacacionales and Mexican Riviera cruise programme – aimed exclusively at the Mexican domestic market. Magellan will commence operations

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Playa Espiritu project still alive

Playa Espiritu project still alive

Playa Espiritu is a massive development that was first announced 10 years ago. It is located south of Mazatlan in the Municipality of Escuinapa and close to Teacapan. Initially, Playa Espiritu was planned for 44,000 rooms (roughly the capacity of the booming Riviera Maya) through 100 hotels. But very little has been heard about it

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Airbnb and Sinaloa reach an agreement

Airbnb and Sinaloa reach an agreement

Sinaloa became the third State in Mexico with an Airbnb agreement for tax purposes designed to promote the tourist destination. The Government of Sinaloa and Airbnb signed a tax agreement whereby Airbnb agreed to collect and send the leisure withholding tax of 3% of each booking made through its portal starting from June 1st. “Advertising

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Movies in Town – April 13 to 19

Movies in Town – April 13 to 19

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. Rampage –  Gran Plaza/ Platino/ Gaviotas When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them

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Steve Wozniak in Mazatlan

Steve Wozniak in Mazatlan

“Some of us just like to be early adopters and play with what the future could be.” Steve A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, Steve Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with the design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II. Since then, he has redirected

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Tianguis restrictions in Centro

Tianguis restrictions in Centro

The Tianguis Turistico takes place this Sunday April 15 starting at noon with an opening address by President Peña Nieto. From noon to midnight the following restrictions will be in place in Centro: Pedestrian traffic will not be limited, although some streets will be closed. Cars will not be allowed to circulate and/or park in the

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Mexican President to Trump: ‘Nothing and no one stands above the dignity of Mexico’

Mexican President to Trump: ‘Nothing and no one stands above the dignity of Mexico’

After days of President Donald Trump’s aggressive rhetoric against immigration via Mexico, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto delivered a stern response to his US counterpart, telling him that “nothing and no one stands above the dignity of Mexico.” The five-minute-long speech was delivered in Spanish and posted in a video on the Mexican President’s Twitter account on Thursday.

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