Dog and Cats now legal family members

Mexican Institute of Dog and Cat Records  announced today that Sinaloa has joined the program to record pets as family members. Other States doing the same include Nuevo Leon, Colima, Aguascalientes and Guanajuato. Dogs can be recorded on the IMRC and cats on IMRF website paying a $50 peso fee. Birthday certification and owner recognition certificates are

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Vaquita porpoise species in danger

So few of Mexico’s vaquita porpoises remain that the International committee to protect the endangered species is preparing to trap and protect as many as it can in a last-ditch effort to save it. According to rough estimates, only about three dozen of the world’s smallest porpoise remain in the upper Gulf of California, the only place

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Rescued whale

It has just been announced that The Whale Disentanglement Network (RABEN) participated in the rescue effort of a 12-meter (39 foot) whale at the south of Mazatlan November 29. The whale had a 120 meter rope that completely entangled it’s tail along with other metal and and plastic parts. It was reported  to be in deteriorating health

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Marijuana is now legal….for medical use

The Mexican Congress has approved with 98 votes in favor and 1 against the Health Law modification as well as the Federal Code legalizing marijuana for medical use. Thousands of people are awaiting the approval to be able to obtain imported medications with cannabis extract and the approval also opens the door to produce these

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Southwest to resume L.A. flights to Mexico destinations

Southwest Airlines is hoping to resume recently suspended flights between Los Angeles and three resort cities in Mexico beginning Sunday. The airline had cancelled all its flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun since Wednesday because all the necessary paperwork hadn’t been completed. Southwest says Mexican authorities issued the

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Beltran Leyva’s son arrested

On Friday night, Mexico’s National Security Commission confirmed the capture of Alfredo “El Mochomito” Beltran Guzman the elder son of Alfredo Beltran Leyva and Chapo’s nephew. Mexican authorities confirmed that capture took place in  Zapopan, Jalisco by the Mexican army and marine forces. Initially, the Beltran Leyva group had been close allies of El Chapo.

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One lion and one lynx were rescued

A citizen in Culiacan voluntarily turned in a male African lion to the conservation life unit (UMA) according to a report from the environmental protection secretariat (Profepa) UMA explained that the animal shows some signs of malnourished and has some scratches. Profepa determined that the lion will be under UMA custody while it receives medical attention. Also, Civil

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First snowfall of the year..in Mexico!

The first snowfall of the year started yesterday, December 4.  With strong winds and weather below 5 Celsius degrees, 110 kilometers of the Mazatlan Durango highway was closed from 11 am to 2 pm, Mazatlan Matamoros – 40 Highway was also closed. Many families from Durango went to the Sierra to enjoy the snow, play

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Who is “Lady Trump”?

In the Mexican state of Zacatecas, Iris Aguirre a young congresswoman publicly defended Donald Trump’s immigration statements. Since then, Aguirre has been nicknamed “Lady Trump”. What did she actually say? “It’s sad to recognize that the leaders of the United States are arriving to extreme decisions in the sense that the problems caused by the

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Grupo Modelo goes for the wheat beer market

The brewery Grupo Modelo seeks to improve its position in the Premium segment with the launch of Modelo Trigo a new segment for them. The brand’s Company manager Rodolfo Vargas, commented that this new entry is in response to the fact that Mexico is the second country in Latin America with the highest number of

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Crocodile alert at Marina

A crocodile was reportedly seen at the condominiums located at La Marina yesterday. Civil Protection authorities arrived at the scene and confirmed the initial report made by the the security guard at the complex, but were unable to capture it. The guard claimed that he had seen them before in the lagoons, but they disappear

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Supermoon tonight!

The November “supermoon” is extra close to Earth today  (Nov. 14), providing an extraordinary sight for skywatchers — but exactly what makes this month’s full moon so special? November’s supermoon —a term used to describe a full moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth during the lunar orbit — will be the biggest and

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The Biggest Aguachile

A Guinness record has been set in Culiacan for the world’s biggest Aguachile weighing more than 1,800 kilos. Thousands of eager onlookers tasted the finished product at the Paseo del Angel in downtown Culiacan. More than 100 of Sinaloa’s gastronomy students began working on it managed by Chef Taniyama. Starting at 6:00am the students began peeling thousands

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Shark Tank is almost ready…

This time it looks like it’s going to happen. After 8 years of construction and structural failures, the opening of the shark tank at the Aquarium is scheduled for December 20. The total cost of the shark tank was 78 million pesos. Mayor Carlos Felton and the Aquarium Board and Director, supervised the final stage of the project.

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Sinaloa Botanical Gardens

At the end of the 19th Century, U.S. entrepreneur Benjamin F. Johnston arrived in Sinaloa and established a Sugar Mill. Mr Johnston also built “Casa Grande” a luxury residence in front of his company that today is known as “Sinaloa Park” in Los Mochis. As a nature lover he brought a large variety of plants and trees and hired Florence Yoch

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