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Last details of Military Police Base in Sinaloa

Last details of Military Police Base in Sinaloa

Sinaloa Governor Quirino Ordaz met with the Secretary of National Defense, General Salvador Cienfuegos to coordinate joint projects. One project in particular, is the construction of El Sauz Military Police Base that will house 3,500 military police officers and their families on a permanent basis. The opening of this military complex will be led by

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10 tons of straws and plastic on Mazatlan beaches!

10 tons of straws and plastic on Mazatlan beaches!

According to Gabriel Garcia, Director of Municipal Ecology, in the month of June alone, 10 tons of straws and other plastics were recovered from Mazatlan’s beaches from Olas Altas to Cerritos. Some local restaurants like Barracrudas and Cimaco Gourmet are promoting campaigns to ban straws. Cristian Arce, Director or Barracrudas said that the straw ban

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AMLO’S new Cabinet

AMLO’S new Cabinet

President-elect Lopez Obrador has introduced a team of 8 men and 8 women that will be part of his Cabinet. Even AMLO detractors, recognize that AMLO’s team is one his biggest strengths… After the celebration of Morena’s triumph, the names previously announced were ratified and these are the profiles of the next leaders of some

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AMLO picks Marcelo Ebrard as Foreign Minister

AMLO picks Marcelo Ebrard as Foreign Minister

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday that he will propose former Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard to be the country’s next top diplomat. Lopez Obrador said in a news conference that his previous pick, Hector Vasconcelos, was elected as a senator and will serve in that body. “I have all confidence in him

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AMLO Won. What Comes Next for Mexico?

AMLO Won. What Comes Next for Mexico?

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s next president, has promised to transform the nation. AMLO, as he’s known, pledged during his campaign to root out corruption, reduce violence, stop energy deals that aren’t good for the nation and spur growth in impoverished areas. If that sounds like an ambitious to-do list, it is. And he won’t

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Sinaloa fishermen are rewriting their legacy

Sinaloa fishermen are rewriting their legacy

A year ago, Fidel Insunza was not very optimistic about his future in fishing. With more than 30 years on the water, he has seen prosperous times come and go in Altata-Ensenada del Pabellon, a coastal lagoon system in Sinaloa, Mexico. Back in the “good days,” as he calls them, his income allowed him to buy

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Mexican Peso jumps after Lopez Obrador’s conversation with Trump

Mexican Peso jumps after Lopez Obrador’s conversation with Trump

Mexico’s peso led gains among emerging-market currencies as sentiment improved overnight on speculation that Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the country’s next president, may seek a congenial relationship with his U.S. counterpart. The currency climbed nearly 2 percent to 19.5745 per dollar, which would be the strongest closing level in more than a month. The peso

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A Tsunami known as “Morena” hits Mazatlan

A Tsunami known as “Morena” hits Mazatlan

The victory for “Morena” was not just for the Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO). Luis Guillermo Benitez Torres, known as “El Quimico” (“the Chemist”) who ran for Mayor of Mazatlan under the Morena banner will probably also be declared the new Mayor. Even outgoing Mayor Fernando Pucheta has conceded defeat. Luis Guillermo was

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Four men executed in mountains near Rosario.

Four men executed in mountains near Rosario.

Resident in the mountainous area of Rosario are terrified after finding four men who were apparently executed. The bodies were left under a three by the road to La Rastra a town in the municipio of Rosario. So far, it has not been determined if this was a shoot out between gangs or a deliberate

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Sad looking palms on the Malecon

Sad looking palms on the Malecon

About 3,300 palm trees were planted in Mazatlan in preparation for Tianguis Turistico, but by March most of them have to be replaced. The project costed approximately $5 million pesos. The first phase included 350 on the Paseo Claussen. The second phase was 500 palms in the Golden Zone. And the third phase was more

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Taxi driver assaults are increasing…

Taxi driver assaults are increasing…

Mazatlan’s taxi drivers are increasingly fearful of being assaulted by thieves. In the last few days assaults with firearms have increased, with five of them this month alone. The reported assaults were in the surrounding colonias such as: Urias, La Sirena, Valles del Ejido and one at Villa Union. Arnoldo Boucieguez, Leader of Taxis Rojos,

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New tropical storm in Pacific off Mexico; no threat to land

New tropical storm in Pacific off Mexico; no threat to land

Tropical Storm Emilia formed in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico, though forecasters said Thursday that it was expected to stay far out to sea and pose no threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) in late morning. Its center

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Mazatlan is getting ready for Federal and Local elections – July 1st

Mazatlan is getting ready for Federal and Local elections – July 1st

Federal elections take place on Sunday July 1st, 2018. Electors will be voting for the country’s President, 500 seats in Congress and the 128 in the Senate. In Sinaloa, elections for local Congress and Municipal authorities will also held.  In addition to all these candidates, Mazatlecos will be also be voting for a new Mayor.

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Airport Transportation to sue Mazatlan Security Secretariat.

Airport Transportation to sue Mazatlan Security Secretariat.

“We have been hit by two sides” says Roman Aguayo the head of “Autotransportaciones del Aeropuerto de Mazatlán (Atamsa)”. He said that in addition to the roadblocks from the taxis they also has been affected by Uber drivers who have been stoning  their vehicles and threatening Atamsa drivers in the last few days. On June 7th, an Atamsa

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El Chapo may not have been leader of drug cartel, say Lawyers

El Chapo may not have been leader of drug cartel, say Lawyers

A lawyer for Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo”, said Tuesday that he believed U.S. prosecutors had evidence that his client was a mere “lieutenant” in Sinaloa Cartel, not a leader as prosecutors claim. Lawyer Eduardo Balarezo said at a hearing in Brooklyn federal court that prosecutors had disclosed evidence of

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