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Issste Director of Mazatlan assassinated

Issste is the Public Social Security Institute for Government employees and its Director in Mazatlan, Dr. Miguel Camacho was shot dead on May 24th, in front of his work facilities at the intersection of Internacional and Mazatlan avenues. He was walking to work and crossing Mazatlan avenue when a person from a gray car shot him.

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Neighbors upset after trees are cut down.

Neighbors upset after trees are cut down.

And now what is going on?! That’s the question many residents of Centro are asking after seeing large trees being chopped down by construction workers. Residents and ecologists have demanded that the City present a detailed reconstruction plan which has been requested before but which has not been forthcoming. The cutting down of trees is an attack on the community and Mother Nature,

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Migrant kid’s shelter opens in Mazatlan

Migrant kid’s shelter opens in Mazatlan

To comply with the General Law of Kids and Teenagers, that require the authorities to guarantee human rights the City Government and Mazatlan DIF opened a shelter called “My Road Angels” (Mi Angel del Camino) that will be focus on migrant kids and teenagers in transit through Sinaloa. The shelter is located at Colonia Salvador Allende Mayor Fernando

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Faro improvements have just started

Faro improvements have just started

Upgrades and renovations at the Faro (Lighthouse) started on Saturday. “For a very long time friends of Faro have been complaining and asking us to revive the area, and everybody wants to see changes from one day to another, but finally things are happening and today with Federal support and the Governor’s help Faro is

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Free Wifi on the Malecon!

Free Wifi on the Malecon!

A new digital system installed by the city of Mazatlan gives unlimited internet access and is free for all visitors on the Malecon  – the largest boardwalk in the world! It is open and a password is not required. To get free Wifi you just need to select the network “Un solo Mazatlan Por ti”. The main

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Miravalles Aqueduct finally starts it’s bidding process

Miravalles Aqueduct finally starts it’s bidding process

Governor Quirino Ordaz announced that bids have now been invited for the construction of Miravalles Aqueduct.  Making the announcement at the Picachos Dam, he said that the project will solve Mazatlan’s water needs for the next 20 or even 30 years.   The Aqueduct construction project has been in place since 2010. Previous Governors have tried to find

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Public transport union is waiting for fare increase approval

Public transport union is waiting for fare increase approval

“Approval from the Sinaloa Government to increase bus fares, is urgently needed” said the Transport Leader of Aguilas del Pacifico Buses, Juan Zatarain. They are asking for a 2 peso increase that should be authorized as soon as possible. The increased fare is under review by the authorities. “The fare increase was supposed to be

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Expect a Slow Start to Hurricane Season in the Eastern Pacific

Expect a Slow Start to Hurricane Season in the Eastern Pacific

The eastern Pacific hurricane season is starting off with a whimper. While one short-lived tropical storm developed off Mexico’s Pacific coast last week, the earliest on record, computer models show another one isn’t likely soon, said Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Tropical Storm Adrian formed before the start of the season

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You CAN get ticketed in Mazatlan!

You CAN get ticketed in Mazatlan!

Municipal rules and regulations of Mazatlan were modified and approved at the last City council meeting. This Municipal code is known in Spanish as Bando de Policia y Buen Gobierno and is designed to regulate city services and penalties. The main changes approved are as follows: Monetary Penalty for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol

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Sinaloa Communities just “discovered” by the Government

Sinaloa Communities just “discovered” by the Government

After a tour of the Choix (pronounced “Choice”) Municipality in Northern Sinaloa, Government authorities found out that there are 17 communities of indigenous Tarahumara people who have not been recognized and go without any benefit from State Social Programs. Hernán Cuevas, President of the Board  “Indigenous Communities Care in Sinaloa” (COPACIS), explained that after a

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Renowned Mazatlan Lawyer is assassinated

Renowned Mazatlan Lawyer is assassinated

The renowned lawyer Miguel Angel Sánchez Morán had just arrived at his Law firm’s offices in the Colonia Ferrocarrilera when he was shot dead by an armed group. The crime was reported to the authorities minutes later. There are no named suspects and an investigation continues. Miguel Sanchez practiced law for more than 30 years, had a Masters degree

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Fire at Bosque de la Ciudad was contained

Fire at Bosque de la Ciudad was contained

Last Saturday, May 6th, Municipal Civil Protection, Firefighters and Public Security worked hard for approximately an hour and a half to contain a fire at the Bosque de la Ciudad. The Aquarium and Bosque were evacuated. There is no report of death of any wildlife and fortunately the majority of the trees did not suffer any damage.

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More than 11,000 opposed to Olas Altas building

More than 11,000 opposed to Olas Altas building

Residents of the Olas Altas neighborhood presented 11,441 signatures to the Mayor opposing the construction of a 12-storey building that they say will tarnish the facade of the area. The neighbors say they will accept developer Rivega Real Estate to build a 4-storey building in place of the restaurant Puerto Viejo. INAH representatives have  authorized the construction but

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Concordia teachers murdered in an ambush

Four teachers from primary and secondary schools in Concordia were driving through  on  Tuesday at noon by the road known as Potrillos – La Petaca when they were attacked by an armed group. After the attack, just one of the teachers survived. He pretended to be dead until the Army arrived and rescued him 60 children from primary grades

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Mazatlan Public Security Director relieved

Mazatlan Public Security Director relieved

Mario Gonzalez was relieved from his position as Public Security Director of Mazatlan for operational reasons,  said Lt. Colonel Joel Ernesto Soto, Public Security Secretary. A new director with from Mexico City and with an army profile will replace him next week. Gonzalez declared that he was just used by the administration during the first 100 days,

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