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How Pemex Became the Most Indebted Oil Company in the World

How Pemex Became the Most Indebted Oil Company in the World

After more than a decade of declining production, wasteful spending and a higher tax burden than any other driller in Latin America, it’s little wonder Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos is the world’s most indebted oil company. Pemex’s oil output has plunged by almost half since a 2004 peak, and its proven reserves are just a quarter of what

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Crowds force their way into Venados Stadium

Crowds force their way into Venados Stadium

Yesterday, February 27, people who arrived at the Venados Stadium after 5:00 pm could not get in because the venue filled up to capacity much before that for the 1st. concert of the 2019 Carnaval. Although the Concert was free, tickets had to be obtained in advance at Cultura’s offices. It is believed that tickets issued

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Consumer group says Kellogg’s cut cereal vitamins in Mexico

Consumer group says Kellogg’s cut cereal vitamins in Mexico

The Netherlands-based consumer group Changing Markets says Kellogg Co. has reduced vitamins and micronutrients in some of the most popular breakfast cereals in Mexico. In a study released Wednesday, the group says Kellogg’s Corn Flakes cut calcium, vitamin E and most forms of vitamin B between 2013 and 2018. Mexico is categorized as a country

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Mazatlan applies to be one of UNESCO’s Creative Cities

Mazatlan applies to be one of UNESCO’s Creative Cities

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 180 cities which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development

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2019 Carnaval Program

2019 Carnaval Program

Mazatlan is ready for the 2019 Carnaval celebrations from February 27 to March 5. Mazatlan’s Carnival is labelled the most important in Mexico and the 3rd largest on an international level. (click on each one for further details)   2019 Carnaval Program Wenesday 27  8:00 pm – 80th Aniversary of Banda el Recodo at Venados Stadium Thursday 28  8:00 p.m. – Crowning

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Investigators finds glaring errors in July Aeromexico crash

Investigators finds glaring errors in July Aeromexico crash

Investigators found a series of glaring errors in an Aeromexico flight that crashed in Durango on July 31, injuring many of the 103 people aboard. Nobody died when the plane belly flopped after takeoff. Among the findings was that a trainee pilot who was at the controls of the flight until five seconds before the

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Walmart de Mexico open to talks as worker strike looms

Walmart de Mexico open to talks as worker strike looms

Walmart said Tuesday it’s open to labor talks after a union representing 8,000 workers threatened to strike by next week unless salaries and conditions improved. The unions, seeking a 20 percent pay increase, have complained about unpaid overtime, unjustified firings, and discrimination against pregnant employees. They have also asked for investigation of sexual harassment concerns.

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Mazatlan Tourist Aides recognized by City of Mazatlan

Mazatlan Tourist Aides recognized by City of Mazatlan

On Monday, February 25 the City of Mazatlan organized an event at the Aquarium to recognize the contributions of  the volunteers of Mazatlan Tourist Aide (MTA), also known as “The Blue Shirts”. The event was attended by Mazatlan Mayor Luis Guillermo Benitez, Roger Culbertson Founder of MTA, David Torrentera Secretary of Municipal Economic Development, Pablo Rojas Director of

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USS Scout crew supports DIF Mazatlan

USS Scout crew supports DIF Mazatlan

20 crew members of the US Navy’s  “USS Scout” supported DIF Mazatlan with maintenance tasks at Casa Club Abuelo (Grandfather’s Club) and a rehab center in the Independencia neighborhood in Mazatlan. The crew were accompanied by the US Consul in Hermosillo, Elia Tello and the DIF President, Gabriela Pena. The crew arrived last Sunday from San Diego and they

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Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ gives Mexico 1st foreign language film Oscar

Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ gives Mexico 1st foreign language film Oscar

“Roma,” the touching black-and-white portrait of a domestic worker and the middle-class family she cares for in 1970s Mexico City, won the Oscar for best foreign language film Sunday, giving Mexico its long-sought first win in that category. Director Alfonso Cuaron’s deeply personal film with dialogue in Spanish and Mixtec beat four other contenders that

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Fire in Olas Altas!

Fire in Olas Altas!

Last weekend, garbage was found burning in an abandoned lot behind the old school known as “Colegio el Pacifico” located at the very top of Olas Altas. Witnesses said that people not related to the school were burning garbage and the fire spread to the palm trees at the College, with five of them catching

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“El Chapo’s Mom” seeks US humanitarian visa

“El Chapo’s Mom” seeks US humanitarian visa

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he has instructed his government to assist the family of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in seeking humanitarian visas to visit the convicted drug trafficker in the United States. During a visit last week to Guzman’s hometown of Badiraguato in Sinaloa state, a lawyer passed Lopez Obrador a letter

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Marines seizes more than 1,300 pounds of cocaine at Sinaloa’s Coast

Marines seizes more than 1,300 pounds of cocaine at Sinaloa’s Coast

Mexico’s navy says it has seized more than 1,300 pounds (630 kilograms) of cocaine from a speedboat off the Sinaloa’s coast. A high-speed pursuit using a navy Black Hawk helicopter eventually stopped the boat that sported four powerful outboard motors. The navy said in a statement Wednesday that sailors roped down from the hovering helicopter

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AMLO to close infamous island penal colony

AMLO to close infamous island penal colony

Mexico will close its infamous Isla Marias prison, the last island penal colony in a hemisphere once dotted with remote island jails like the one depicted in the movie “Papillon.” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that Mexico will relocate about two-thirds of the 659 remaining inmates and free about 200 others from the

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Will “Semana de la Moto” happen this year?

Will “Semana de la Moto” happen this year?

Organizers of Moto Week had a disagreement and two biker associations are planning to split the celebration with two different locations for the event. Mazatlan’s Mayor Luis Guillermo Benitez met with representatives of the two associations and urged them to come to a joint agreement for the event to happen. “This is not a City

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