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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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Our year on the road & living in Mexico

Our year on the road & living in Mexico

Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico—September 4, 2017— Best Places In The World To Retire (Best Places) announced today the publication and availability for download of the free eBook, Our Year on the Road & Living in Mexico– Adventures, Challenges, Triumphs, Lessons Learned. The book provides the firsthand accounts of Chuck Bolotin and his wife Jet Metier after they sold, gave away, or put

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Mazatlan’s future improvements

Sinaloa Governor Quirino Ordaz, announced that $180 million pesos will be invested in paving the streets of poorer colonias in Mazatlan like Azteca, Quinta, Chapalita, Pino Suárez, and  Urías among others including surrounding towns like Villa Union, El Roble, El Walamo, Siqueros and Barrón. He also indicated that during 2018 there will be additional infrastructure projects

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The Master Fraud : More than $7 billion pesos diverted by Mexican Government

The Master Fraud : More than $7 billion pesos diverted by Mexican Government

The Mexican online newspaper Animal Politico published the first part of a special report: The Master Fraud. This first installment is shocking because the research alleges that the Mexican Federal Government has diverted Billions of pesos through 11 official public institutions.   Ironically the report describes the Duarte case as relatively minor compared with the modus operandi of the institutions involved. Animal Politico and

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Mexico to Trump: No funding for wall, but we’ll help Texas

Mexico to Trump: No funding for wall, but we’ll help Texas

As its northern neighbor faces one of the worst storms in modern history, Mexico has offered support and condolences to Texas, while reiterating to President Donald Trump that the country will not be paying for his contentious border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In comments made Sunday, Mexican officials honed in on the tragedy currently

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Tropical Storm Lidia to Strike Los Cabos, Mexico, This Week; Could Become a Hurricane

Tropical Storm Lidia to Strike Los Cabos, Mexico, This Week; Could Become a Hurricane

Tropical Storm Lidia is expected to bring portions of the Baja California Peninsula tropical storm and possibly hurricane conditions late this week. Lidia is sitting in an area favorable for intensification in the eastern Pacific, just over 150 miles south-southeast of the southern tip of Baja California. Warm water temperatures and low vertical wind shear are in place

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Cyclist group assaulted

Every Saturday morning, at 5:00 am a group of cyclists gets together on the Malecon to bike the shores of Mazatlan. Last Saturday, August 26th around 8:30 am,  almost at the end of the route, the group were biking at Perez Escobosa Avenue (by Parque Lineal) when they were intercepted by a group of armed men.

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Marcos Vizcarra, Culiacan journalist is winner of the Peter Mackler Award

This year’s winner of the Peter Mackler Award goes to Marcos Vizcarra. The Peter Mackler Award honors reporters and editors who have demonstrated a commitment to fairness, accuracy and truth, and a matching commitment to asserting the right to publish or air stories in countries where independent media is under threat. He will be awarded the

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American Travel alert excludes Mazatlan, Topolobampo and Los Mochis

American Travel alert excludes Mazatlan, Topolobampo and Los Mochis

The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Warning for Mexico on August 22. The State Department reviews Travel Warnings routinely to ensure they remain valid and up to date. Mazatlan, Topolobampo and Los Mochis continue as exempt cities, the rest of Sinaloa State are tagged: “defer non-essential travel” The Department suggests travel in Mazatlan should

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Hammocks at the hospital!

Hammocks at the hospital!

Hammocks have been installed at a Public Hospital in Campeche not because of lack of economic resources, they have been installed as part of an integration program of Mayan population. 47 percent of the population of the region is maya and they usually do not use beds to sleep. At the facilities of the hospital in

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Mollusk Ban from Ohuira Bay

Mollusk Ban from Ohuira Bay

The Environmental Protection Board has determined that a seaweeds with high toxicity is causing pollution in Ohuira Bay. “The pollution is not caused by the Thermal plant as had been claimed by some fishermen”, said Jesus Marcial, the Local Congressman. The pollution level is completely natural and seasonal, he said, and is just located at

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