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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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Canada, US and France Consuls visit Acuario

January 6, 2017 Ms. Wendy Hardouin, Ms. Noelle Flores and Ms. Erika Bernal, the Canadian, U.S. and French consuls respectively, visited the renovated Mazatlan Aquarium (Acuario)today. Promoting Mazatlan and the Aquarium was part of the objective. “I’m committed to swim with the sharks”! Said Wendy Hardouin.  

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Rosca de Reyes! have a bite!

The Rosca de Reyes, or ring-shaped pastry is a sweet round cake or oval shape Mexican bread, decorated with slices of crystallized or candied fruit colors. The King’s cake is also called: biscuit, cake or sweet bread to celebrate the Feast of the Three Kings. The celebration of Epiphany via the Rosca de Reyes is a Mexican

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In Memory of Hortencia Freeman

December 21, 2016 Hortencia Freeman de Gonzalez passed away today in Mazatlan. She was a distinguished Mazatlan citizen and the Carnaval Flower Queen in 1962. Hortencia is survived by her husband Javier Gonzalez and their son and daughters.

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Posada at Hogar San Pablo

December 19/2016 A traditional Posada at Hogar San Pablo was held this evening. The Posada started with the recitation of the rosary at the chapel  followed by a candlelight procession. The attendees enjoyed ponche, tacos and churros in the company of the Hogar’s kids. At every table one or two kids joined the invitees for a casual chat about their school and their

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A Restaurant that makes a Town!

With an investment of 2.5 million pesos, the Tourism Secretary joined with locals in the opening of a new street in Quelite, which included beautification of the building’s facades, new street lighting, benches and sidewalks. The celebration of the street opening also included a traditional Posada for the kids. Dr. Marcos Osuna, owner of the

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Warming hearts with blankets

Mayor Carlos Felton and his wife Sylvia Trevino (Mazatlán DIF President) brought 1,600 blankets to 800 families in need as part of the Cold Support campaign in the Community Center of Lomas del Ébano. “These blankets are not just to keep us warm at home, they are also to warm our hearts” said Ms Trevino, who also

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Celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Yesterday, as on every December 12th the Cathedral as well as other churches in town celebrated the Virgin of Guadalupe’s day. The altar at Mazatlan’s Cathedral was filled with  beautiful flower bouquets brought in honor of the Lady, mainly by little children. Pre-Hispanic dances were performed inside the cathedral. As always,  the youngest child in

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Panama Group supports the Bomberos for the 3rd year

For 3 years now the Panama Group has collaborated with the voluntary Bomberos in a fundraising campaign. From August to November, Panama teams were selling water bottles and at the end of the 3 months collected $229,417 pesos for the bomberos. 17,647 water bottles were donated by Panama. This year, the Panama team had more interaction

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December Festivities at the Cathedral

The December Cathedral calendar looks like this: December, 8 – Immaculate Conception Celebration (Patron) December, 11 – Night mass to start Guadalupe Virgin Celebration with the traditional Mañanitas (Mexican version of Happy Birthday, December, 12 – Guadalupe Celebration with masses all the day, procession at 15:30 (from Cathedral to Puntilla) and traditional afternoon Verbena with food

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Las Labradas seeks UNESCO designation.

The archaeological site known as Las Labradas, has started the process to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Part of this procedure was initiated by Nuria Sanz, UNESCO Mexico Director, who performed a technological inspection of the archaeological site and gather evidence of the more than 600 volcanic rock engravings on the beach. Ms. Sanz said

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