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Cleaning and re-forestation campaign

The Municipal Youth Institute (IMJU) has started a campaign called “Ecoactions IMJU”, initiated with the planting of 150 local trees in Urias, with the hope of invigorating the Colonia and improving its image. 50 young students support the campaign of cleaning and reforestation. Nunez, the Campaign organizers, said that there is a feeling of great satisfaction for

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Hospice Mazatlan, IAP – 2016 Annual Report

It is difficult to describe the extent of the services accomplished by Hospice Mazatlán.   Let me tell you the story of the youngest patient we admitted to Hospice in 2016. The family includes a grandmother who is now taking care of her 5 grandchildren.  Our patient is the youngest, 3 years and 9 months old. 

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US citizen supports Mazatlan’s young cyclist

On February 19 Manuel Rodriguez, a 14 year old Mazatleco won the gold medal in a State biking competition. He did not have his own bicycle and had to borrow one for the competition. A local newspaper Noroeste, published his story titled: “A Gold medal boy.. with no bike”. The  story touched Sally Ross, a U.S.

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Injured Joy King keeps on…

Jorge Luna, Carnival’s Joy King took part in the second parade despite injuries  he sustained in a car accident just hours before the parade. He was driving to a lunch organized by the parade’s kings and ambassadors and after the accident was transported to Clinica del Mar. The attending doctor recommended that he not take part in

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Canadians get together in Mazatlan

Sinaloa’s Tourism Secretary and Canada’s Consulate in Mexico organized an information session and cocktail for the Canadian Community living in Mazatlan. About 400 Canadians attended the get together at Mazatlan’s Aquarium. Rachelle Dalton, consul and first Secretary of the Canadian Embassy in Mexico and Wendy Hardouin, Mazatlan’s Consular officer,  led the informative session about consular services. They

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Empowering Mazatlan’s women

To improve opportunities for women, the Women’s Municipal Institute (INADEM) will be organizing an Expo from March 8 to 10 as part of the celebrations of International Women’s Day. During the Expo, women will take part in a a number of activities related to : beauty, gastronomy, home, maternity, health, hobbies, technology, education, job opportunities and

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Senior Carnival’s King Crowning

“During this Goverment’s term and with DIF we want to do things different, more efficient and meaningful”, said Rosy Fuentes, Sinaloa’s DIF Presidente and Governor’s wife. At a Pre-Carnival party at the Community Center 2 (CDI) the crowning of Carnaval Seniors took place. It was organized by the Senior and Social Integration Care. The DIF President

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Farm to Table 2017!

The 2017 Farm to Table event was held on Sunday at Chuy’s Organics farm just north of Mazatlán at Kilometer 21. Attendance this year doubled to 300 from last year. Alastair Porteous from Water’s Edge Bistro; Gabriel Ocampo from F.I.S.H.; Daniel Soto from El Caprichito Mío (Culiacán); Luis Osuna from Cayenna(Culiacán); Elmo Ruffo from Fiera; Karl Gregg from Blue Print Group (Vancouver) and

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Your Opinion of What it’s Like to Live in Mexico

The Mazatlan Messenger is proud to be a co-sponsor of a research study of expats living in Mexico being conducted by Best Places in the World to Retire starting today.  To participate, you must be living in Mexico full time or part time. If you participate you will be entered into a drawing for some

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Sinaloa Environmental Management Unit

After eight years of research by Sinaloa’s scientists and with the support of the Environment and Natural Resources Secretariat (Semarnat), Sinaloa University (UAS) and residents of the Cuitaboca community  of San Ignacio, an Environmental Management Unit (UMA) has been created to protect endangered species such as the jaguar and green macaw.Researcher Dra. Yamel Rubio reported that

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2017 Carnaval Queens!

Last Saturday in a glamorous ceremony at the Angela Peralta Theater, the Carnaval Queen and the Flowers Queen were chosen from 8 candidates. The event included dance shows with choreography by Monica Millan and  simulated dragon allegories. The jury elected Viviana Avena as Carnaval Queen and Rosina Yanez as Flowers Queen. Viviana is 22 years

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Feb 27 – Memo Villa Golf Tournament

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Tamales Today!!

February 2 is Día de la Candelaria (Candlemas), also known as “Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin” or “Presentation of the Lord.” Throughout Mexico on this date people dress up figures of the Christ Child and take him to the church to be blessed, as well as getting together with family and friends

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Memorial Ceremony for Agent Roberto Esparza

January 19, 2017 A memorial ceremony was held at Public Security offices in the presence of relatives and friends of agent Roberto Esparza Valenzuela, “Robertito”, who died last Tuesday in Culiacán in the line of duty. The event was led by Mayor Fernando Pucheta and the Secretary of Public Security, Lieutenant Colonel Joel Ernesto Soto. At 2:00

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Oyster Fest!

On January  14th and 15th the first Oyster Festival at Celestino Gasca Community of Elota Municipio (78 km of Mazatlan-Culiacan Highway) will take place. The venue will be offering their most representative product of the community: Oysters!!. and will be also an opportunity to show their gastronomy to visitors. In addition to oysters the Community

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