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Centro contractors fined

Centro contractors fined

Construction companies that installed lighting and palms on a narrow sidewalk in Centro have been fined $600,000 pesos and have been banned from any bidding for construction work for the City. They are also required to restore the sidewalks in perfect condition, ordered Mayor Fernando Pucheta Azteca Lighting and Cesped y Palmas de Mexico, are

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Follow up on the O’Neil case….

Follow up on the O’Neil case….

The first hearing of the O’Neil case was on November 7, 2016 and since then 10 public hearings of this case have been held – six of which had to do with changes in defendant attorneys. But between the extension of the investigation and the cancellation of the last hearing on June 9 with a plea

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A tourist train for Sinaloa

A tourist train for Sinaloa

“Tourism generated $25 billion pesos in Sinaloa in 2016 and saw the arrival of more than  3.5 million tourists”, reported Javier Lizarraga, the Tourism Development Secretary. “We saw the return of cruise ships and foreign visitors along with added airline connectivity”, he added. One of the new tourism projects is a train which we are

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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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Palms will be relocated….

Palms will be relocated….

The planting of palms and installation of street lighting on the sidewalks at Niños Héroes street were a mistake made by the contractors renovating the street and will be removed and relocated to another area, said Joel Garcia Director of Municipal Public Infrastructure.  The authorities were not aware of this “mistake” until residents reported it

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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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First Environmental Forum

First Environmental Forum

June 5th is International Environment Day and to celebrate it Mazatlan held the First Environmental Forum with various activities at the Bosque de la Ciudad, CEAA (local garden) and the Aquarium from June 3rd to 5th. Many Mazatlecan families went to Bosque de la Ciudad to participate in the reforestation activity in the area affected by the

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30,000+ guns seized in first 5 months of the year!

30,000+ guns seized in first 5 months of the year!

The Public Security Secretary of Sinaloa has just issued a report card about security in the State. The report starts off by saying that violence in the State has been fueled by decades of impunity and passive action against criminal elements. “The People fear violence generated by the Cartels fighting each other for the lucrative drug trade. We have

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Mazatlan’s Ecology Director resigns..citing cutting down of trees…

Mazatlan’s Ecology Director resigns..citing cutting down of trees…

Mazatlan’s Director of Ecology, Elsa Bojorquez, resigned yesterday at the conclusion of the Environmental Forum held at the Bosque de la Ciudad. She resigned after finding out that contractors cut down trees again in Centro and claimed that the Governor’s brother – who she alleges is one of the contractors working on Centro’s improvements – urged

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Trees removed in Centro will be replaced by at least twice as many.

Trees removed in Centro will be replaced by at least twice as many.

Contractor Ramiro Burgueno justified the cutting down of ficus trees in Centro citing them as a risk for the sidewalks, the streets and  sewage pipes. He also said that for each removed tree they will be planting 2.5 more with local trees which will not present any problem to residents. “Now, the priority is to start with the

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Chief Justice relieved of his official car – by a thief!

Chief Justice relieved of his official car – by a thief!

Enrique Inzunza, the Chief Magistrate of the Sinaloa Supreme Court, was stopped in the “Tres Rios” neighborhood of Culiacan and forced to hand over his official SUV to a thief. He was on his way to pick up his kids from school. Inzunza said that he does not have bodyguards or a driver. The SUV was

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Tianguis Turistico will cost $40 million pesos

Tianguis Turistico will cost $40 million pesos

Marco Garcia, Sinaloa’s Tourism Secretary announced that the State will invest $40 million pesos for the 43rd edition of Tianguis Turistico to be held in Mazatlan April 16th  to 19th, 2018 at the International Convention Center which will be expanded by 15,000 square meters. Garcia said that they are working on all the promotional programs including the

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Teachers are not safe – Sinaloa’s Education Delegate

Teachers are not safe – Sinaloa’s Education Delegate

Eligio Medina, delegate of the Education Secretary in Sinaloa said that teachers are not safe in the State. He suggests that they are at high risk and has proposed to relocate them to management and training assignments with the anticipation of an early termination of the school year. Medina said that Choix, Badiraguato, San Ignacio and

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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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Mazatlan benefits from tourism promotion campaigns

Mazatlan benefits from tourism promotion campaigns

“There will be 98 cruise ship arrivals in Mazatlan next year – 14 more than in 2017. This shows the confidence that cruise lines have for the Port of Mazatlan” says Marco Antonio Garcia, Tourism Secretary of the State of Sinaloa. “Mazatlan is a calm and safe venue for the visitor. The increase in cruise ship arrivals is

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