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Warning! Car thefts in Sinaloa are increasing

Auto robberies in Sinaloa have increased 57% compared to last year. Authorities attribute this to the shortage of police. From January to March of this year 1,759 cars have been reported stolen, which represents an average of 19 cars a day. According to Public Security reports the Culiacan-Navolato Highway is one of the areas of highest risk mainly

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Exercise area collapses.

The skating and exercise area by Paseo Claussen, in front of Maritiniano park, could be demolished in the next few days, say the authorities. The area has not been maintained and is in deplorable conditions. Last night it finally collapsed. The authorities have secured the area and sealed off the entrance to avoid injuries to locals or

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CCTV cameras shot out in Culiacan

At least 22 video cameras of the police security system in Culiacan were shot out in the last 2 weeks. The worst day was on March 30, when sixteen cameras were destroyed by bullets and the following day another six cameras were shot out as well. The cameras were installed on strategic intersections that police had designated as high

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House full Semana Santa!

Mazatlán has about 11,500 rooms and most of them are booked says Omar Osuna, President of the Tourism Services Chamber. Hotel booking are at 95% for this vacation season that will accommodate about 300,000 tourists. Surveys indicate that each visitor spends an average of $4,000 pesos. During Semana Santa (Holy Week) the sales of beach-related products

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Lighthouse zip line … possibly?

Last time in a post about lighthouse improvements, some readers suggested a zip line. Well, now there is a big chance that this will become a reality. A private company is looking to build one of the biggest zip lines in Latin America, said Mayor Fernando Pucheta, who will meet the Altius company to talk about the

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Detained with how much cash?!!

Around 11:00 p.m last night. a speeding car was flagged down by Police in Culiacan but the driver attempted to speed away.  He was finally apprehended along with $28,750 U.S. dollars in cash! The legality of the money is still under investigation.

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Sinaloa’s Congress against vehicle property tax

Sinaloa’s Congress has requested a meeting with the Finance Secretary to discuss the vehicle property tax. Congress has expressed it’s disagreement with this tax. Last year there was a subsidy on all cars with a value less than $400,000 pesos but in 2017 the subsidy was reduced to cars with a value of less than $250,000 pesos. Depreciation of

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Ammonia plant project will be evaluated…

At a meeting of environmental protectors in Culiacan, the civil organization Pronatura, who works on environmental conservation agreed to investigate the construction of an ammonia plant in Topolobampo. “If the proposed fertilizer plant is risking the ecosystem we will have to say so.” said  Enrique Hambleton von Borstel, Board President. The organization will conduct a scientific study

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Journalists protesting against violence

Journalists, citizens, academics and businessmen in Mazatlán protested against the violence to journalists throughout the country after the recent murders occurred during  the past few days. The protest was held yesterday at noon and simultaneously at Culiacán, Guamúchil, Guasave and Los Mochis. ” As journalists we want to say that we are here to reflect on the

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Clean Beach Certification process

To maintain the certification of Gaviotas Beach and El Verde Camacho and to promote new ones members of the Clean Beaches Board are on a training course of the Official Mexican Standard that regulates these processes. Elsa Bojórquez, Ecology Director, said that the regulations were updated so it is important to know the new guidelines that

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Society demands justice for Prof. Gamboa’s killing

A retired professor from Sinaloa University was found dead in the trunk of his car abandoned in the Valle Dorado neighborhood in Mazatlan. Investigators report that Prof. Luis Gamboa was asphyxiated. He went missing from his home this past Monday. He was the Director of the Accounting Faculty in addition to other duties at the Sinaloa University. Students

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Foreign journalists assaulted in Navolato

Three journalists from broadcaster Al-Jazeera, were assaulted by an armed group  in Navolato. The journalists arrived in Sinaloa to cover a story about violence and agricultural workers when they were intercepted by the armed group. The group identified themselves as members of Archivaldo Guzman (El Chapo’s son). The journalists were confused with another group that the Guzman

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10 less Deputies in Sinaloa

The Sinaloa Congress has voted to reduce the number of State Deputies from 40 to 30 thus modifying State electoral law. After the modification Sinaloa will have 18 elected Deputies and 12 appointed. Governor Quirino Ordaz, who sent the proposal to Congress to reduce the number of Deputies said that Sinaloa will be a model

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Gas explosion in Plaza Senderos

Shoppers panicked yesterday inside the Plaza Senderos without knowing exactly what happened. They heard a loud explosion following which two restaurants in the food court caught fire. The mall was evacuated and the firefighters extinguished the blaze.  There were no fatalities nor injuries to staff or mall customers. The Bomberos confirmed that the cause was a gas accumulation. The

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Mazatlan is getting ready for Tianguis 2018

“Mazatlán is getting ready to be a First class City for the 2018 Touristic Tianguis. We will surprise visitors and there will be no doubts about us as the best destination in Northwest Mexico”, said Mayor Fernando Pucheta during his speech at the breakfast “Friends of Mazatlan” held at the Tourism Tianguis in Acapulco, Sinaloa’s Governor, Quirino Ordaz said

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