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Two refineries will be built in USA to export gasoline to Mexico

Experts have warned of Mexico’s growing dependence on the US for energy products, and two new US refineries are being built to export even more gasoline,  liquefied gas and diesel to Mexico. The first one is Raven Petroleum Project , a Texans- based company, which aims to refine a capacity of 55,000 barrels per day of

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Culican Police Commander assassinated.

Jesus López, Culiacan Police Commander  known as “Splinter”, arrived at the offices of the Public Security Secretary yesterday to pick up a document authorizing his transfer to another location. After he left the offices he was ambushed by an armed man, who shot him several times as he sat in his Jeep. The assassination took place in the

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Bad shrimp Season

Owners of shrimp boats and fishermen describe this season as bad – a decrease of between 30% and 40% of the shrimp catch compared to prior years – said the president of the Pacific Union. The ships caught around 1.5 tons each and operational expenses have increased with profits at a minimum. About 5,000 people depend on this activity. In

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Brazilian meat now banned in Mexico

The Mexican National Sanitary Service has announced that since March 19th it has temporally stopped the imports of Brazilian meat to protect local consumers after reports of meat adulteration. Brazilian federal police  launched  an  operative “Flesh Is Weak,” targeting food processors accused of bribing government officials to loosen regulations. Among the more than 30 companies targeted are

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A New Power Plant in Sinaloa

The Spanish company Iberdrola won the bid  for the construction, operation and maintenance of the Topolobampo III combined cycle plant in Ahome, Sinaloa, which will meet the growing demand for Electric power in the western part of Mexico. This new facility  will be state-of-the-art; generate 766 megawatts (MW) and will require an investment of approximately $400

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Refugio San Pablo Fundraising

Refugio San Pablo Fundraising

On March 17th, O’Neil McGean Scholarship Fund for Refugio hosted its first fundraising St. Patrick’s Day Dinner. It was a Great Success!  Refugio Founders commented: “What a great evening. We honored our friend O’Neil McGean and the life of a deserving young man at Refugio will be changed forever. Our heartfelt thanks to those who

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Handcraft Expo in Mazatlan

Handcraft Expo in Mazatlan

The Expo’s objective is to support and promote the handicraft traditions of Mexican culture and is showcasing 200 participants from 20 states in Mexico and 4 guest countries: Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Turkey at Soriana Rafael Buelna parking lot from March 17 to April 3.   Products are available for sale to the general public. Offerings include

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Spring Equinox Celebration at Labradas

Spring Equinox Celebration at Labradas

More than 3,000 local and international visitors made the trek to the Las Labradas to celebrate the 2017 Spring Equinox. Dressed in white, the visitors enjoyed sun salutations, a Mayo-Yoreme dance and ancient energy rituals to welcome the change in seasons.

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Luxury prison!!

Culiacan prison from where 5 notorious prisoners escaped is a hotbed of corruption with weak security controls and prisoners enjoying  all kinds of luxuries. Prison video cameras show inmates with mobile phones, consuming cocaine, watching flat-screen TVs and enjoying living rooms in their cells.  Even prostitutes are regularly procured. Culiacan prison has a population of

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Shrimp fishing ban in the Mexican Pacific

To protect shrimp reproduction and the growing  period,  the Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA)  has imposed a temporary ban in the Mexican Pacific ocean including the Gulf of California, as well as in lagoon systems, marshes and bays of the states of Baja California Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco and Colima. The fishing restriction kicks in at midnight tonight

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Tom Brady Jersey found in Mexico

Working with the FBI “and other law enforcement authorities” the NFL said they recovered the jersey from the Super Bowl 51 victory over the Falcons last month and also the Super Bowl 49 victory against the Seahawks in 2015. The items were found in the possession of Mauricio Ortega, who was the Director of Mexican newspaper

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A new General Hospital in Mazatlan

Federal Health Secretary, Jose Narro and Sinaloa’s Governor Quirino Ordaz led the opening of  a Health Congress at Mazatlan International Convention Center with delegates from 40 countries. A new 120 bed General Hospital will be built in Mazatlan. The  1.5 Billion peso investment will be ready in  approximately 18 months will include some of the technologies available. It

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Five prisoners escape from Culiacan prison

Five prisoners considered highly dangerous and of “high value” for the Sinaloa Cartel escaped yesterday from Culiacan Prison. The fugitives are: Juan José Esparragoza, “El Azulito” (son of “El Azul” ; Alfonso Limón, “El Limón”; Jesus Peña, “El 20”; Rafael Felix, “Changuito Anthrax”, and Francisco Zazueta, “El Pancho Chimal”. These prisoners, according to Cristóbal Castañeda, Sub-Secretary of

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IFT seeks reduction of internet pricing

Billionaire Carlos Slim’s America Movil said on Wednesday that the Mexican telecommunications regulator had stepped up antitrust rules against the company, including ordering it to separate out part of its fixed-line infrastructure. America Movil controlled by the family of Slim, has been subject to tougher regulations since 2014 as part of a sweeping sector reform

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St. Patrick’s Battalion in Mexico

The St. Patrick’s Battalion – known in Spanish as el Batallón de los San Patricios – was a Mexican army unit comprised primarily of Irish Catholics who had defected from the invading US army during the Mexican-American War. In the U.S. army, the Irish were considered inferior soldiers and given dirty jobs. They were forced

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