Mexican politician caught plagiarizing a Frank Underwood monologue

Mexican politician caught plagiarizing a Frank Underwood monologue

Is it possible to plagiarize the work and ideas of a fictional character? If so, a politician in Mexico has accomplished just that. The similarities between the Netflix show House of Cards and real-life politics in Latin American has been somewhat of a running joke. But Miguel Angel Covarrubias Cervantes, the former mayor of a

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Sinaloan looking forward to inspiring others

Sinaloan looking forward to inspiring others

Orlando was camping on Mount Everest along with other climbers and Sherpas at the 6,100 meters level when the earth started to shake and a white cloud blanketed him. He was completely covered in snow….but it was just him dreaming! On April 25, 2016 Orlando Castro (from Sinaloa) survived a 7.8 level earthquake in Nepal,

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Reed Erickson – A famous transgender resident of Mazatlan

Reed Erickson – A famous transgender resident of Mazatlan

Rita Alma Erickson was born in El Paso, Texas, of German descent, and raised in Philadelphia. In 1946 she was the first woman to graduate from Louisiana State University in mechanical engineering. She was already involved with a New York woman who was a left wing activist. Rita worked as an engineer, until she was

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Mango harvest starts in Sinaloa

Mango harvest starts in Sinaloa

Mango producers in the Northern area will begin harvesting and packaging in June. Producers have very good expectations for the 2017 mango harvest and expect to export 45,000 tons of mango to the United States. Daniel Ibarra Lugo, the President of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Mango in the area that is free of

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Mexico’s Jhony Corzo Crowned World Champion at 2017 ISA World Surfing Games

Mexico’s Jhony Corzo Crowned World Champion at 2017 ISA World Surfing Games

A historic week of competition at the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games in Biarritz, France concluded on Sunday as an edition to go down in the record books. Mexico’s 18-year-old prodigy Jhony Corzo earned the Gold Medal in the Open Men’s Division, the first-ever individual Medal for Team Mexico that also propelled his team to

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Mexico’s Indigenous appoint female Presidential candidate

Mexico’s Indigenous appoint female Presidential candidate

Zapatistas and the Mexican National Indigenous Congress have nominated Maria de Jesus Patricio Martinez, a woman practicing traditional pre-Hispanic medicine, as the first indigenous independent Presidential candidate for Mexico’s 2018 election. The assembly included delegates from 32 states for a total of 848 delegates from 58 Mexican indigenous communities. Most notably, Patrico Martinez received the

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Who was Rafael Buelna?

Who was Rafael Buelna?

Many of the people living or visiting Mazatlan know Rafael Buelna Avenue – the one that starts at at Valentino’s and continues past our 2nd Soriana(the first being the converted Mega) – but not many of us know who he was…. Today, May 23rd is the 127 Birthday of General Rafael Buelna, a hero of

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The irony of living in Culiacan

The irony of living in Culiacan

The following is a letter from a Culiacan citizen about the irony of Culiacan authorities performance after the violence in Sinaloa State’s Capital. The letter has gone viral and a trending media topic. (translated from the original in Spanish) Last night I noted that someone was loitering behind my house. My beautiful dog “Bruno” was barking from

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Tiger shark dies, shooters face justice…

Tiger shark dies, shooters face justice…

A Veracruz businessman’s son and his friends laugh as they shoot to death a ‘protected’ tiger shark in a shocking video which he has defended as ‘a sacrifice, not a killing’. The video shows the tiger shark being caught by a group of men aboard a boat in the sea near the city of Veracruz.

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Could this be an “Appreciate Life” toy?

Could this be an “Appreciate Life” toy?

The Mexican toy brand Distroller and it’s Founder and Designer Amparo Serrano (“Amparin”) became famous for her artistic interpretation of the Virgin of Guadalupe, by marketing fashion items with colorful and quirky art. The Distroller Virgin is actually a cartoon version and uses popular words familiar to “upper class” Mexican girls. In 2009, Ms. Serrano won the Mexican Women’s

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Rodents go scurrying in Centro.

Rodents go scurrying in Centro.

No we are not talking about any politician or two-footed rats. Since the remodeling works started in the streets around the Mercado, the neighbors report a rodent infestation. Rats of all sizes started to run away and have been invading homes and stores in Centro. Heavy duty machinery and concrete removal resulted in a massive escape

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Tequila cloud!

Tequila cloud!

Rain is not something you would normally use to convince tourists to spend their vacations in your country. Unless you’re Mexico and that rain is made from pure tequila.  “The idea [was] to provide an interactive experience that instantly transports Germans tired of the cold and wet winters to the warm beaches of Mexico by

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Gastronomic Fest “Puro Sinaloa”

Gastronomic Fest “Puro Sinaloa”

The Gastronomic Festival “Puro Sinaloa” will be held in Mazatlan at La Casona in Plazuela Machado May 11 & 12, and will bring together investors and producers of the agriculture sector. The Festival is aiming to increase opportunities to local farmers through  interactive workshops. The event will be free and an estimated 1,500 t0 2,000 participants will take part

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58-year old woman gives birth to twins in Culiacan!

58-year old woman gives birth to twins in Culiacan!

A 58-year old woman has given birth to twins – a girl Victoria Maria, and a boy Victor Manuel – in the  33rd  week of of her pregnancy. The babies were delivered at IMSS Hospital in Culiacan. The elated mum  said : “I’m just so happy, I prayed so much for this miracle” The babies were

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Narco-style goodbye

Narco-style goodbye

In the Community of El Diez, the funeral parade for Francisco Zazueta “Pancho Chimal” included multiple gun shots in the air  as a good bye in keeping with with the narco-tradition. Pancho Chimal was the chief bodyguard of “El Chapo’s” eldest son and leader of the criminal group known as “Los Chimales”. Navy forces killed Zazueta during a shootout on

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