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Shark sightings at Escuinapa

Shark sightings at Escuinapa

Locals in Escuinapa reported shark sightings at the local beach. “There are huge sardine shoals close to shore and sharks are coming in because of that.” Said Marco Muralla, in charge of Civil Protection. Marco said that citizens should not be alarmed as it is very unlikely that a shark will attack a human being, but patrols will be

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Hotel fire in Rosario

Hotel fire in Rosario

The Lola Beltran Hotel in Rosario caught fire at about 5:40 am this morning (April 28). Voluntary firefighters in Rosario with the support of Escuinapa Bomberos finally brought the fire under control after battling it fora  while. The hotel has 30 guests booked but at the time of the  incident just 5 were in. No injuries were reported but  damage

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Mazatlan is fighting water waste

Mazatlan is fighting water waste

    47% of the daily consumption of potable water in Mazatlan is lost to theft, leakage and irresponsible use. With the objective of detecting leakage, theft and efficient measurement of drinking water consumption in the city, the Municipal Water and Sewage Board of Mazatlan (JUMAPAM) will install 8 water measuring devices and 2 more will be Read Full Article
Mexico’s First Lady to visit Culiacan

Mexico’s First Lady to visit Culiacan

Today Thursday April 27 Mexico’s First Lady Angélica Rivera will visit Culiacan, to launch a Health Campaign in coordination with DIF. The event will be part of the festivities of Children’s Day. Cultural events and gifts to school kids will be part of the event. Sra. Rivera visited Culiacan last November to open the “Alma de Niño”

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Paseo de los Olivos legal demand

Paseo de los Olivos legal demand

Neighbors from Paseo de los Olivos presented a legal demand against tostada manufacturer Tostadas Blancas. located on Hwy. 15-D. According to the neighbors, the corn bins are discharging waste that causes allergies and there is also a risk that the tanks may be explode with more than 500 kilograms of gas next to gas stations. The walls and floors

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UBER to be subject to Taxi regulations.

UBER to be subject to Taxi regulations.

Transport Commisioners have now agreed to apply Sinaloa’s law of Transit and Transport to UBER drivers. Officials from the Directorate of Transport will start to perform random reviews of UBER units. After a protest march two weeks ago, the authorities agreed that UBER should be complying with all the regulations applicable to regular taxis. “Uber drivers are operating

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Condo tower to replace Puerto Viejo

Condo tower to replace Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo, one of the most traditional restaurants in Mazatlan, is being demolished. The report to demolish the restaurant has been approved by the Anthropology and History Institute (INAH), and it will be replaced with a 12-storey condomium tower. “The report considered the Freeman Hotel, PJF Facilities and the Malecon and there here is a need

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More Real Estate projects in Mazatlan

More Real Estate projects in Mazatlan

Mayor Fernando Pucheta, held a meeting with investors to welcome five new real estate projects in Mazatlan. One Tower, will be a 10 floor condo-hotel with 19 units and 1 penthouse and will be constructed by Los Tres Amigos – located just north of Las Gavias on the Malecon. Condominio Lobel 833 byInmobiliaria Escamilla S.A.

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Hotel Association against temporary rentals

Hotel Association against temporary rentals

“Investments in Mazatlan are at risk if  the rental of houses and condos are not regulated” said Jose Manguart President of Tres Islas Hotels Association. Most of the tourist providers reported an increase with the tourists arrival, but the hotel sector said it has been affected by the rental of houses through social media, and in his opinion

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Tourist numbers exceed forecasts for Holy week

Tourist numbers exceed forecasts for Holy week

An estimated 510,000 visitors came to Mazatlan for Holy Week according to Rafael Lizarraga, Tourism Subsecretary, and the number was higher than forecasted. Martin Estrada, the Lifeguard Commander reported that on Good Friday an estimated 158,000 visitors enjoyed the beaches from Stone Island to Cerritos. Restaurants, local business, highways and bus stations were packed with the tourists

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Rehab centers clean up Mazatlan’s beaches.

Rehab centers clean up Mazatlan’s beaches.

100 volunteers from Rehab centers organized a “clean beach campaign” . The cleaning crew went from Valentino’s  to the Monumento Pescado removing garbage on the beach that piled up from the many visitors during Semana Santa. Figures from Mazatlan are not available currently, but in the municipality of Culiacan 200 tons of garbage were picked up on beaches and

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Shooting on Highway 15-D

Shooting on Highway 15-D

At 6:30 pm last evening shots rang out at km 83 of the Culiacan – Mazatlan Highway.  Police arrived on the scene and found three abandoned vehicles. They included a white Jeep Cherokee, a black Lobo truck and a double-cabin armored Ford Ranger with a rack for heavy weaponry similar to the ones that the

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Traffic concerns

Traffic concerns

Holy Week traffic in Mazatlan has increased three-fold, and it is reported that Camaron Sabalo is completely  jammed. Cars have remained stalled for as much as 30 minutes and the Green buses reportedly are so full that they wont make any stops for on-loading more riders. Construction on Camaron Sabalo adds to the chaos and this year the

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Corpses dropped out of a helicopter in Culiacan

Corpses dropped out of a helicopter in Culiacan

A corpse of a handcuffed man with a sack on his head was found on the roof of a Social Security Hospital (IMSS) in El Dorado, Culiacan. Jesus Valdés, Culiacan’s Mayor, reported that it is presumed that the body was dropped from a helicopter. The victim has not been identified  yet. Apparently two other bodies were

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First Holy week police report

First Holy week police report

Last night the police patrols found 80 vehicles parked in prohibited places or obstructing the traffic. On the first night of this operation, drivers were ask to park in a proper place with no penalties but effective tonight Thursday April 13, police will start to issue tickets. Also at the Alcoholimeter (Impaired driver check)point through random testing 14 drivers

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