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Noroeste’s “digital” strike and other protests

Noroeste’s “digital” strike and other protests

Today Noroeste is on a digital strike not publishing ANY news at all as a protest for the assassination of 6 journalists just this year. The latest was Javier Valdez, murdered yesterday in Culiacan. As a tribute Noroeste ‘s Home Page was a simple black & white memorial page with no links, stories, pictures, advertising or any

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Construction Due dates info meeting – up date

Construction Due dates info meeting – up date

MEETING UPDATE! Location changed to Casa Haas, enter on Marianio Escobedo near the corner of Heriberto Frias! (near Hector’s Bistro.)   I’ve just been told by Alfredo Gomez Rubio of the Proyecto Centro Historico Mazatlan there is a meeting this Wednesday at 12 noon at El Recreo with the representatives of the construction companies and

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Journalist Javier Valdez murdered in Culiacan

Journalist Javier Valdez murdered in Culiacan

Javier Valdez, an award-winning reporter who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime was slain Monday in Culiacan, the latest in a wave of journalist killings in Mexico. Valdez is at least the sixth journalist to be murdered in Mexico since early March, an unusually high number even for one of the world’s deadliest

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Sinaloa’s Agro-industry keeps growing

Sinaloa’s Agro-industry keeps growing

“The U.S. is still Mexico’s main commercial  partner with 83% of exports and in the case of Sinaloa it is 80%”, said Economic Development Secretary Javier Lizárraga  at the Puro Sinaloa Gastronomic Forum. “In 2016  Mexico’s Agro-exports had a positive balance of $3 billion dollars and showed an increase of  12.77% despite U.S.policies that are disconcerting to

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Rodents go scurrying in Centro.

No we are not talking about any politician or two-footed rats. Since the remodeling works started in the streets around the Mercado, the neighbors report a rodent infestation. Rats of all sizes started to run away and have been invading homes and stores in Centro. Heavy duty machinery and concrete removal resulted in a massive escape

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Sinaloa Communities just “discovered” by the Government

Sinaloa Communities just “discovered” by the Government

After a tour of the Choix (pronounced “Choice”) Municipality in Northern Sinaloa, Government authorities found out that there are 17 communities of indigenous Tarahumara people who have not been recognized and go without any benefit from State Social Programs. Hernán Cuevas, President of the Board  “Indigenous Communities Care in Sinaloa” (COPACIS), explained that after a

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More streets to be closed for repairs

More streets to be closed for repairs

Mayor Fernando Pucheta, said that the infrastructural improvements in Centro will continue. In addition to the 11 streets that are being refurbished another 14 more will be closed to upgrade sewer, water and beautification plans. The projects that will be completed by the administration will be supervised and approved by the Architects and Engineers College to guarantee the quality of the

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Renowned Mazatlan Lawyer is assassinated

Renowned Mazatlan Lawyer is assassinated

The renowned lawyer Miguel Angel Sánchez Morán had just arrived at his Law firm’s offices in the Colonia Ferrocarrilera when he was shot dead by an armed group. The crime was reported to the authorities minutes later. There are no named suspects and an investigation continues. Miguel Sanchez practiced law for more than 30 years, had a Masters degree

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Mexican mum who investigated daughter’s death is killed

Mexican mum who investigated daughter’s death is killed

A Mexican businesswoman who headed a group of 600 families searching for their disappeared relatives has been killed. Miriam Rodríguez Martínez was shot in her home in the town of San Fernando in Tamaulipas State. She was known for successfully investigating the kidnap and murder of her daughter by a local drug cartel, the Zetas.

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AirBnB  innovates with Mexico City tax

AirBnB innovates with Mexico City tax

Travelers who book accommodation through Airbnb will begin paying a 3% occupancy tax in Mexico City June 1.  The city signed an agreement Wednesday with the online accommodation booking service, which will collect the tax and remit it to the city government. The agreement responds to concerns by the hotel industry about an unregulated and informal

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Movies in Town – May 12 to 18

Movies in Town – May 12 to 18

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. King Arthur – Senderos/ Gran Plaza /Galerias / Platino / Gaviotas The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londinium with his crew, not knowing his

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Cartel boss captured

Cartel boss captured

Mexican authorities captured one of the Sinaloa drug cartel leaders whose struggle for control of the gang following the re-arrest of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has set off a wave of violence. Known by the nickname “El Licenciado” – the Lawyer – Damaso Lopez heads a faction at odds with two sons of Guzman. Federal officials

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Fire at Bosque de la Ciudad was contained

Fire at Bosque de la Ciudad was contained

Last Saturday, May 6th, Municipal Civil Protection, Firefighters and Public Security worked hard for approximately an hour and a half to contain a fire at the Bosque de la Ciudad. The Aquarium and Bosque were evacuated. There is no report of death of any wildlife and fortunately the majority of the trees did not suffer any damage.

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More than 11,000 opposed to Olas Altas building

More than 11,000 opposed to Olas Altas building

Residents of the Olas Altas neighborhood presented 11,441 signatures to the Mayor opposing the construction of a 12-storey building that they say will tarnish the facade of the area. The neighbors say they will accept developer Rivega Real Estate to build a 4-storey building in place of the restaurant Puerto Viejo. INAH representatives have  authorized the construction but

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Mexico Rejects Label as World’s Second-Deadliest Conflict Zone

Mexico Rejects Label as World’s Second-Deadliest Conflict Zone

Mexico’s government rejected a research study showing the country had become a more deadly conflict zone than Afghanistan and Iraq. The London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies found that Mexico only trailed Syria in terms of deaths last year. Mexico’s Foreign Relations and Interior ministries contested Wednesday that the annual Armed Conflict Survey gives similar

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