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US$5 billion Fertilizer Plant being built in Topolobampo

US$5 billion Fertilizer Plant being built in Topolobampo

Building “the safest and most modern fertilizer plant in the world” will cost US$5 billion and it will be located in Topolobampo said Javier Lizarraga, Sinaloa’s Economy Secretary. Gas y Pretroquimica de Occidente,  a subsidiary of Swiss company PROMAN is the main investor. PROMAN specializes in the construction of large industrial projects. They are a global

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Marijuana Should Be Added to Nafta, Fox Says

Marijuana Should Be Added to Nafta, Fox Says

Cannabis should be added to the North American Free Trade Agreement just like any other form of produce, says former Mexican President Vicente Fox. Fox, who sits on the board of Vancouver-based medical marijuana producer Khiron Life Sciences Corp., said he expects Mexico’s new government to legalize recreational cannabis in 2019. The country legalized medical pot

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Central Park should be an environmental project instead of an urban one..

Central Park should be an environmental project instead of an urban one..

Construction on Central Park continues as Environmental protection groups continue their fight to stop the project. Critics say that instead of an urban park it should be a friendly environmental park but the contractors are just getting rid of the fauna and flora. Sergio Valle, Secretary of the Ecologic Biodiversity Board of Mazatlan said that their legal

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United expanding flights to Mazatlan

United expanding flights to Mazatlan

United Airlines is launching more new flights to Mexico, the company announced this week. United will be launching a new flight between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Mazatlan beginning Jan. 9, 2019. The flights, which will run through March 30, 2019, will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays on Embraer ERJ-175 aircraft. “We are very

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Major drug lab busted in Sinaloa with 50 tons of synthetics

Major drug lab busted in Sinaloa with 50 tons of synthetics

Mexican authorities say they have busted a major narcotics lab in Sinaloa with about 50 tons of synthetic drugs. A navy statement says the raid took place Thursday in the mountains near the town of Alcoyonqui. Besides the lab, Marines found two underground storage areas. The navy said Friday that the raid yielded “approximately 50 tons

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Pemex unit fined $22 million by competition authority

Pemex unit fined $22 million by competition authority

Mexico’s competition authority said on Tuesday that it has fined a unit of state-owned oil company Pemex for presenting an annual compliance report on antimonopoly measures in the recently opened fuel market a year after it was due. The Federal Commission for Economic Competition, or COFECE, fined Pemex’s Industrial Transformation unit, responsible for a range

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First day at University for gifted 12 year old.

First day at University for gifted 12 year old.

Carlos Antonio Santamaría Díaz is just 12 years old and today he attended his first day of classes as a student of Biomedical Physics at the Faculty of Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Carlos took a tour of the University laboratories and had his introductory degree class. He said he is

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Mazatlan tourists affected by floods and protest marches

Mazatlan tourists affected by floods and protest marches

Fishermen Unions from Sinaloa, Sonora and Chiapas are protesting outside the Conapesca facilities in Mazatlan blocking Camaron Sabalo Avenue and Tiburon street. In addition to the protests, a heavy storm left the Golden zone area with flooding, with the drainage pumps unable to cope with the heavy rain. “It looks like even more water is

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Avenida Del Mar to be closed again…

Avenida Del Mar to be closed again…

Mazatlan’s Mayor Joel Boucieguez has announced that a new drainage system will be installed as well as new asphalt will be laid in the next four months. “The drainage and asphalt for 4 kilometres of Avenida Del Mar will be replaced. We can not have a beautiful revamped Malecon with a 40-year-old road. I know,

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Bounty raised to over $1million for drug cartel kingpin ‘El Mencho’

Bounty raised to over $1million for drug cartel kingpin ‘El Mencho’

Mexican authorities have raised the bounty on one of the country’s most bloodthirsty cartel kingpins – Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, known as “El Mencho” – whose underlings have deployed waves of violence to thwart attempts at detaining him. Officials announced on Wednesday that they are offering 30m pesos ($1.56m) for information on Oseguera, leader of the

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AMLO projects are against indegenous communities – Subcomandante Galeano

AMLO projects are against indegenous communities – Subcomandante Galeano

Elected President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has projects that are against indigenous communities, said Subcomandante Galeano (before known as Subcomandante Marcos) Many names; same project. The proposal to promote regional development through the construction of a dry canal that connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Pacific Ocean, linking the ports of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz,

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Newly elected Congresswoman kidnapped

Newly elected Congresswoman kidnapped

A newly elected Mexican Congresswoman, Norma Azucena Rodríguez Zamora, has been kidnapped at gunpoint on a highway in central Hidalgo state. Two men shot at Ms Rodríguez’s car, injuring an assistant and the driver and causing the vehicle to flip over. The gunmen pulled Ms Rodríguez from the car and forced her into their vehicle.

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PGR inspects marine base in investigation of disappeared

PGR inspects marine base in investigation of disappeared

Federal prosecutors investigating the alleged forced disappearances of 36 people in the northern Mexico border city of Nuevo Laredo have inspected a marine base in the city. Investigators from the Attorney General’s office for forced disappearances made the visit Monday with relatives of the missing people observing. Some relatives accuse marines of seizing the missing

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Lopez Obrador pledges more than $11 billion for refineries

Lopez Obrador pledges more than $11 billion for refineries

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday his administration will invest more than $11 billion to boost refining capacity in order to curb growing fuel imports. Lopez Obrador, who will take office on Dec. 1, told reporters his government plans to invest $2.6 billion to modernize existing domestic refineries owned and operated by

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Hazardous Beach conditions warning at the Pacific Coasts

Hazardous Beach conditions warning at the Pacific Coasts

The National Civil Protection and Marine Secretariat are warning residents and visitors of hazardous beach conditions at the Pacific Coast as consequence of Crysti tropical storm and Hector Hurricane. “Swell is creating hazardous beach conditions particularly at the Pacific Coasts from Chiapas to Sinaloa with 2 to 3-meter waves,” said Captain Jose Mora The potential for strong rip currents,

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