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International volunteers working at DIF Sinaloa Events

International volunteers working at DIF Sinaloa Events

DIF President, Rosy Fuentes and General Director, Connie Zazueta, welcomed volunteers of AIESEC, an International NGO, from Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Holland and Taiwan. The young volunteers will be working in different activities such as: community block construction, reforestation, activities at Senior’s Retirement Home, Farming activities and Health campaigns, among other DIF events. They are here

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Happy Ocean Day

Happy Ocean Day

Today is a day for celebrating and honoring the oceans that give us all life. Today (and all year long), we hope that you will join in to help raise awareness of marine issues, mobilize action and celebrate the oceans that connect us all. The world’s oceans provide us with so much to be thankful

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Pride Parade

Pride Parade

The Malecon was packed and hundreds of rainbow flags fluttered in the wind as Mazatlan celebrated the 9th. edition of the Pride Parade. The LGBQT community, supported by family and friends them took part in Saturday’s parade from Valentino to Olas Altas. Kids waved placards that read “My brother is gay and I’m proud  of him” were very visible,

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School-Home program the first in LatinAmerica at Culiacan Schools

School-Home program the first in LatinAmerica at Culiacan Schools

School-Home program, is one of  the first collaboration programs of it’s kind to be implemented in Latin-America and has started as a pilot in four primary schools of Culiacan. The objective is to achieve better academic, social and emotional performances in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Dr. Lauren Haack, from California University and Dr. Eva Araujo from

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Refugio Mazatlan Q1 2017 report

Refugio Mazatlan Q1 2017 report

Refugio Mazatlán seeks to assist disadvantaged adolescent boys so that they can eventually achieve economic independence, and become happy, well-adjusted, successful community members who are socially responsible and altruistic. The first quarter of 2017 was a very successful one for Refugio Mazatlán.  Thank you to the staff, donors and volunteers who are changing the lives

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Canadian couple help out the poorest colonia in Mazatlan

Canadian couple help out the poorest colonia in Mazatlan

A Canadian couple has donated six mini-splits to the Primary school Sor Juana Ines located in Colonia Azteca, one of the poorest areas of Mazatlan. “We are thankful to be welcomed in Mexico and Mazatlan. For us it is like home. If we can do something for the kids who need it we will do it.” Said

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Canadian Rotary clubs donate rescue vehicles

Canadian Rotary clubs donate rescue vehicles

A Rotary Group from Grand Prairie and Edson, Alberta are due to arrive in Sinaloa this week. They are driving seven rescue vehicles that are being donated (6 to Sinaloa and 1 to Jalisco) including 4 ambulances, one fire truck and two rescue trucks. On Saturday there will be a parade of these vehicles in Mazatlan which is part of the

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2017 Moto Parade!

2017 Moto Parade!

Babies, girls, Grandpas & Grandmas, motopolice… everybody had fun in the parade of the 2017 Motoweek. Luxury, original and modified motorcycles, ATV’s, monster ATV and customized vehicles could be seen on the Malecon. Almost all day long, Avenida del Mar was taken over by the motos and bikers who enjoyed the spectacular view of Sea of Cortez.

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Travelling with pets to Mazatlan

Travelling with pets to Mazatlan

Incidents have been reported at Mazatlan Airport of people being delayed because their health certificates from vets in Canada and the U.S. have not been specific enough about external and internal parasite treatments. Also that the certificates have not included the license number of the vet there and that even abbreviations of the month ie.

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New equipment for Mazatlan’s Lifeguards

New equipment for Mazatlan’s Lifeguards

Mayor Fernando Pucheta presented new equipment to the Lifeguard teams in Mazatlan. They include a double cabin truck, a jet sky, three ATV’s, two Honda motorcycles and uniforms costing a  total  of $1.8 million pesos. Mazatlan’s lifeguards will be on full watch for the thousands of locals and visitors on the beaches this  week.

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Legendary moto week looking for Guinness record

Legendary moto week looking for Guinness record

To celebrate the 22nd edition of the legendary Moto week, the organizers are looking to enter the  Guinness book of Records with the highest number of motorcycles in a parade. The participating bikers will start at Km Zero in front of Parque de la Ciudad on April 22 at 4:00 pm. Pablo Orozco, Vice president

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Mazatlan Bike Forum

Mazatlan Bike Forum

Mazatlan will take part in the 6th International Bike Forum, one of the most significant forums of sustainable mobility, promoting urban biking culture and seeking to improve public areas to pedestrians, bikers and drivers in a safe way. The pre-forum will be explore the challenges of the city and the community’s proposals, and will also evaluate the outcomes and

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Support Bomberos fundraising

Support Bomberos fundraising

Next weekend the Bomberos of Mazatlan are holding a car wash to raise funds. Firefighters of Mazatlan are volunteers and their financing comes from donations and a Jumapam subsidy. The money collected will be used for training and certifications required by the firefighters to perform their job safely. The car wash is slated for April 1st and 2nd at

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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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Youth Deputies for A Day

Youth Deputies for A Day

Promoting civic values and citizen participation among youth are the main objectives of the program “Youth Deputies for A Day”. At Sinaloa’s Congress, six girls and two boys representing the electoral districts of the state made presentations related to their main concerns: Brenda Cota – Teenager’s Pregnancy and children labor work Noelia Contrera – Parents involvement in kids

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