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Pet of the Week – Clarita

Pet of the Week – Clarita

Meet Clarita Clarita was left tied up outside the shelter door along with a second small dog.  She had been spayed recently and still had surgical sutures in her abdomen.  Clarita is a small Chihuahua-mix – approximately two years old.  Although she is improving, Clarita is still fearful when taken out of the safety of

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90% of police applicants are rejected

90% of police applicants are rejected

It is reported that 90% of applicants to join the Police forces in Sinaloa are unqualified due to drug addictions or links to organized crime. Rigoberto Monjardín from Sinaloa Public Security said that at the beginning of the year at least 200 policemen were relieved of their duties. There were hopes for more qualified applicants

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Central Park project is on the table again

Central Park project is on the table again

The construction of Central Park in the area of Bosque de la Ciudad is encouraging debate between citizens looking at rescuing the bird sanctuary through a public tender,  and businessmen and authorities proposing a multi-million peso project of a Central Park. In 2014, Ernesto Coppel announced that the project will include: a museum, bike lines,

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Pet of the Week – Avelino

Pet of the Week – Avelino

Meet Avelino Avelino was found wandering alone – without a collar or leash – near the commercial shops next to the animal shelter.  Our shelter manager, Mariell, brought him into the shelter, put him in a kennel and gave him food and water.  Avelino is a three-month old puppy.  He has been dewormed and has

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Mexico has largest number of cruise ship passengers in 2017

Mexico has largest number of cruise ship passengers in 2017

The Tourism Secretary Enrique de la Marid held a meeting with Michelle Paige, president of the Florida & Caribbean Cruise Ship Association (FCCA), who said that the cruise ship industry has investment projects to develop new ports, more infrastructure and better services at the destinations of cruise ship arrivals. The Federal Government is working to promote new

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Pet of the Week – Diva

Pet of the Week – Diva

Meet Diva For more than three weeks, Diva was seen in the streets of Colonia Los Portales, about five kilometers from Amigos de los Animales.  She was fed a little by some neighbors, but others were annoyed by the presence of this dirty dog with mangy skin.  One man said he was going to poison

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Kellogg’s will buy yellow corn from Sinaloa producers

Kellogg’s will buy yellow corn from Sinaloa producers

To promote environmentally friendly techniques for growing corn proposed by CIMMYT, Kellogg’s has signed an agreement with SACSA to buy all the yellow corn produced with these new techniques that reduce the use of nitrogen by 40% and decreases water consumption at the same time. The project is looking to implement a supply model that complies

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Pet of the Week – Luna

Pet of the Week – Luna

Meet Luna In early May, Luna was hit by a car in Colonia Ricardo Flores Magón.  She was spotted on the side of the road by a couple of women who were passing by.  They saw that Luna was hurt and took her to a neighborhood veterinarian they knew.  The vet tended to the wounds

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Pet of the Week – Patsy

Pet of the Week – Patsy

Meet Patsy Patsy is the doggy that has been at the shelter for the longest amount of time – since September 2015.  Patsy was rescued from a busy street by a man, who saw a motorcycle hit her, leaving her with a broken front leg.  This good citizen picked Patsy up and took her to

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Expect a Slow Start to Hurricane Season in the Eastern Pacific

Expect a Slow Start to Hurricane Season in the Eastern Pacific

The eastern Pacific hurricane season is starting off with a whimper. While one short-lived tropical storm developed off Mexico’s Pacific coast last week, the earliest on record, computer models show another one isn’t likely soon, said Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Tropical Storm Adrian formed before the start of the season

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You CAN get ticketed in Mazatlan!

You CAN get ticketed in Mazatlan!

Municipal rules and regulations of Mazatlan were modified and approved at the last City council meeting. This Municipal code is known in Spanish as Bando de Policia y Buen Gobierno and is designed to regulate city services and penalties. The main changes approved are as follows: Monetary Penalty for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol

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Sinaloa’s Agro-industry keeps growing

Sinaloa’s Agro-industry keeps growing

“The U.S. is still Mexico’s main commercial  partner with 83% of exports and in the case of Sinaloa it is 80%”, said Economic Development Secretary Javier Lizárraga  at the Puro Sinaloa Gastronomic Forum. “In 2016  Mexico’s Agro-exports had a positive balance of $3 billion dollars and showed an increase of  12.77% despite U.S.policies that are disconcerting to

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Pet of the Week – Chompi

Pet of the Week – Chompi

Meet Chompi Chompi was dropped at the shelter one morning along with another male littermate.  Both pups were extremely dirty and smelly.  As is typical, both were given deworming medication and vaccinations.  Unfortunately, the second pup died of Canine parvovirus.  Chompi is currently in isolation from the other dogs and is receiving preventative treatment from

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More streets to be closed for repairs

More streets to be closed for repairs

Mayor Fernando Pucheta, said that the infrastructural improvements in Centro will continue. In addition to the 11 streets that are being refurbished another 14 more will be closed to upgrade sewer, water and beautification plans. The projects that will be completed by the administration will be supervised and approved by the Architects and Engineers College to guarantee the quality of the

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Renowned Mazatlan Lawyer is assassinated

Renowned Mazatlan Lawyer is assassinated

The renowned lawyer Miguel Angel Sánchez Morán had just arrived at his Law firm’s offices in the Colonia Ferrocarrilera when he was shot dead by an armed group. The crime was reported to the authorities minutes later. There are no named suspects and an investigation continues. Miguel Sanchez practiced law for more than 30 years, had a Masters degree

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