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Two Bits, Four Bits, Six Bits, a Dollar

Silver cobs from México are handsomely crude, nearly all with a cross as the central feature on one side and a coat-of-arms on the other.

Road from Airport to Stone Island Finally Funded

The work would be put up for bids on September 2 and is expected to begin the same month.

Sinaloa Schools in Deplorable Condition, says Study

47.5 percent of Sinaloa public schools do not have drainage.

52 Grenades Turned in during Arms Donation Program

Among those who turned in their weapons, 19 received computers and 294,500 pesos in exchange.

Pangas Return to Stone Island

The pangas were stopped because the owners of the 12 pangas plying the waters to Stone Island had failed to renew their permits.

Mexican Woman Claims to be Oldest Living Human at 127 Years

Leandra Becerra Lumbreras, living in Zapapon, Jalisco, was born on August 31, 1887.

Drug Cartels Consider Alliance

The Juarez organization and Los Zetas are among the groups trying to create a “cartel of cartels.”

Pemex Predicts Drop in 2014 Oil Production

México’s crude production has fallen by about 30 percent.

The PRI wants the Size of Congress Reduced

The Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of México’s Congress, currently has 500 seats, while the Senate has 128 seats.

Coahuila Bans Animals in Circuses

The state of Coahuila has banned the use of animals in circuses or in any other kind of entertainment.

Almost $10 Billion in FDI in First Half of 2014

The first half of 2013 also saw an atypical transaction when shares of Mexican Groupo Modelo were sold to foreign investors.

Stone Island Boarding Dock Closed by Port Captain

Port Captain Gustavo Gómez Rangel said the 12 panga owners operating from the dock had not renewed their permits which were now five months in arrears.

Ecology Department to Plant 2,000 Trees

In a city the size of Mazatlán, there should be 12-16 trees per person, but there are only four per person.

Sinaloa in Top Ten of “Ghost Teachers”

Sinaloa is seventh in the top ten States paying for teachers who do not teach in classrooms, are retired, deceased or who have left their jobs.

Kia to Build $1 Billion Plant in México

The plant is expected to begin operations in 2016.