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No movement on Mazatlan’s Port revamp project

No movement on Mazatlan’s Port revamp project

The President of the Pacific Transport Board (Conatram) Antonio Felix, says that the project of extending and revamping the Mazatlan Port be met with urgency. The project had been announced and promised by President Pena Nieto. “We need to have a competitive cargo and cruise ship port” said Antonio This Thursday, national transport authorities will

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Disney Cruise ship re-visits Mazatlan!

Disney Cruise ship re-visits Mazatlan!

On September 28th, the Disney Wonder cruise ship will return to Mazatlan for the first time in 4 years. She’s eventually on her way to her home port of Port Canaveral in Orlando, FL via the Panama Canal. The Sinaloa Government and Tourism Authorities have been negotiating with Cruise ship lines like Disney to promote

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A Dream that came true!

A Dream that came true!

19 kids with some disabilities made their dreams come true by experiencing the ocean for the first time. The Organization Suenos por Cumplir (Dreams to Achieve) organized the trip to Mazatlan. The kids were welcomed and hosted at El Cid Hotel. During their visit they went to the ocean for the first time, enjoyed the

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Lorena Ochoa enters World Golf Hall of Fame, continues to build legacy

Lorena Ochoa enters World Golf Hall of Fame, continues to build legacy

Even the greatest golfers seldom exit on top, but rather tend to fade away in a blur of misplaced optimism and undignified scores. Lorena Ochoa was a rare exception. In May 2010, the Mexican phenom had been ranked No 1 in the world for a record 158 consecutive weeks and had claimed 27 LPGA Tour

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Mexico appears willing to improve conditions for workers

Mexico appears willing to improve conditions for workers

Under pressure from Canada and the U.S., Mexico appears willing to agree to enforceable labour standards to improve working conditions as the price for ensuring duty-free trade with its North American neighbours. Moises Kalach, the head of trade for the Mexican national business council that is in close consultation with Mexico’s negotiating team, told the

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Mexico Video by Oliver Astrologo

Mexico Video by Oliver Astrologo

A Destination film by Oliver Astrologo in collaboration with Simone Sampó “Don’t make an effort to find an obvious narrative in this short film, we have captured whatever passes by our eyes without any other consideration. We have not captured the typical places, we have lived and absorbed a unique blend of native and Spanish

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Tropical Depression Pilar to unleash flooding, mudslides across western Mexico

Tropical Depression Pilar to unleash flooding, mudslides across western Mexico

Tropical Depression Pilar is expected to raise the risk for flooding downpours across western Mexico into Tuesday. Pilar became a tropical storm Saturday night before weakening into a tropical depression on Monday morning. The slow-moving storm will continue to stream downpours onto the western coast of Mexico enhancing the threat for flooding and mudslides. “The

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Meet Frida the Mexican Rescue Dog Who Is Saving Lives in Natural Disasters

Meet Frida the Mexican Rescue Dog Who Is Saving Lives in Natural Disasters

Frida a labrador retriever is earning international praise for her efforts to rescue a dozen lives in various natural disasters following a pair of earthquakes that struck Mexico in recent weeks. The dog, Frida, is deployed by the Mexican navy (SEMAR) in the event of natural disasters. Equipped with protective goggles and boots, she was put to

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Movies in Town – September 22 – 28

Movies in Town – September 22 – 28

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. American Made – Insurgentes / Galerias / Platino / Gaviotas A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the

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Vancouver paramedic flies to Mexico following deadly earthquake to assist in relief efforts

Vancouver paramedic flies to Mexico following deadly earthquake to assist in relief efforts

A Vancouver paramedic has dropped everything to go and help his fellow countrymen, following the deadly earthquake in Mexico on Tuesday. As soon as David Cavazos heard about the 7.1 magnitude earthquake, he boarded the first flight to his old home. His brother-in-law, Diego Hernandez, says the emergency medical technician used to work as a

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The “new” look of the Malecon ….

The “new” look of the Malecon ….

Renovations of the first part of the Malecon, from Valentinos to Insurgentes is still in progress and every day a new feature seems to show up. Most of the time I’m very positive about improvements, but I have second thoughts about this project. The parking in the central median is gone and is replaced with

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Westjet arrives in Mazatlan from Calgary

Westjet arrives in Mazatlan from Calgary

 Last Saturday, September 9th, WestJet inaugurated it’s first flight of the fall-winter season coming from Calgary with 180 passengers. This flight is scheduled for twice per week as part of packages that include accommodations, “Today starts the winter season with this flight, which reached full capacity, the connectivity strategy is becoming a reality with an increase of 45

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“El Chapo” Pizza launched in Belgium!

“El Chapo” Pizza launched in Belgium!

This is a pizza with jalapenos, corn, meat, nachos and beans, almost all of the stereotypes of what Mexican food culture represents in other countries. However, the American brand PizzaHut’s outlet in Belgium went further by naming a new pizza  “El Chapo”, whose name refers to the alias of Joaquin Guzman. “Are you ready for

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Independence Day Celebrations in Mazatlan

Independence Day Celebrations in Mazatlan

A great national party was held in the  Plazuela de la Republica as part of the 207th Independence Anniversary Celebration. Mazatlan Mayor, Fernando Pucheta, received the Mexican Flag from representatives of the army and at 11 pm the Mayor went to the Balcony of the City Hall to wave the flag and celebrate with the

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Mines in Concordia are closing as result of violence

Mines in Concordia are closing as result of violence

According to mining companies and the Sinaloa Secretary of Social Development, the involvement of criminal groups in the municipality of Concordia resulted in the closure of at least 6 mineral extraction companies as well as the displacement of more than 750 people. The Secretary said that there are at least 35 families who have already

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