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Murder mystery in Mazatlan…and then some..

Murder mystery in Mazatlan…and then some..

The General Prosecutor of Sinaloa, Juan Rios, announced at a press conference that the murder of the renowned lawyer Miguel Angel Sánchez Morán who was shot dead outside his offices May 12, was on track with a suspect identified…and proceedings started…when…. ….Investigators found a grey Ford Explorer linked to the case.  Allegedly, hidden inside the car

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Pet of the Week – Bambú

Pet of the Week – Bambú

Bambú is a male puppy – about five months old.  He was returned to the shelter by a man who adopted Bambú for his young daughter.  His daughter no longer lives in the household, so Bambú was returned to the shelter.  When Bambú was returned he had many ticks and was very thin.  He was

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Pet of the Week – Gucci

Pet of the Week – Gucci

Meet Gucci Gucci was EXTREMELY overheated, dehydrated and malnourished when our shelter manager, Mariell, found her outside the OXXO convenience store close to the shelter.  She was almost unable to walk – taking assisted sideward steps in order to make it into the shelter.  Gucci was put on IV fluids and given a carefully monitored

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Mexican Agriculture workers in Canada

Mexican Agriculture workers in Canada

The Employment Secretary reported that during the first 7 months of this year, 23,308 Mexican agriculture workers were employed on Canadian farms throughout the country and it is 95% of the annual goal for 2017. The Temporary Agriculture Workers Program, recruits for a network of farms looking for experienced agricultural workers to apply for temporary

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Pet of the Week – Manchitas – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Manchitas – Adopted!

Meet Manchitas What an adorable face!!  Manchitas is a small, three-month old, female Chihuahua-mix puppy.  She was brought to the shelter by folks who also own Manchitas’ parents.  These people have committed to having both their adult male and female dogs sterilized – so no more puppies – a case of better late than never.

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Pet of the Week – Manchas (Spots) – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Manchas (Spots) – Adopted!

Meet Manchas (Spots) Manchas was found by a very kind woman outside the gate of her house in a nearby colonia.  He was very small and unprotected.  This kind woman immediately took Manchas to her veterinarian for a check-up.  The vet gave Manchas deworming medicine and sent him home.  Because this woman has other pets

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Pet of the Week – Elíseo (now Toby) – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Elíseo (now Toby) – Adopted!

Meet Eliseo Elíseo is a small male Schnauzer mix, left outside the shelter door, so nothing is known about his history.  Elíseo is about eighteen months old.  Since arriving at the shelter he was been dewormed and given his first round of vaccinations.  Once Elíseo is old enough, he will be neutered. Elíseo is playful

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Rally For The Cure, Ladies of El Cid

Rally For The Cure, Ladies of El Cid

The ladies of the El Cid chapter of Rally for the Cure have made a great impact in the Mazatlán area. Once a year they hold a golf tournament to raise funds to fight breast cancer in Mazatlán. They provide help for the breast cancer support group called “Desifeo” or “Challenge” in English . The

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Parking on a small portion of the Malecon may be relocated

Parking on a small portion of the Malecon may be relocated

“Parking on the Malecon from the centre median will be relocated based on a plan to add a bike line on the beach side and make the central area a green area with palms”,  announced Joel Garcia the City’s Infrastructure Director. The first phase will be 700 meters from Hotel Amigo Plaza to Valentinos with

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Rotary Serving Humanity

Rotary Serving Humanity

During the week of April 23 fourteen representatives of the Rotary Club of East Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A., put this long held motto of Rotary International into action through a project for Hospice Mazatlan, I.A. P. Donna Evans, Darlene Iskra, Jan Keiser, Paul Ofsthun, Tanya Parypa, Isabell Plaetl-exchange student from Germany, Jim and Connie Stephens, Dora

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Pet of the Week – Luz (now Radar) – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Luz (now Radar) – Adopted!

Meet Luz Luz is the other small dog that was left tied up outside the shelter a few weeks ago along with Clarita – the pup highlighted last week.  Luz, which translates to “Light”, is a small, four-month old female, Chihuahua mix.  She arrived at the shelter quite weak and malnourished with internal parasites.  But

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Pet of the Week – Clarita – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Clarita – Adopted!

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 – Adopted!

Pet of the Week – Avelino – Adopted!

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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