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CFE Summer Subsidy for Sinaloa

300 million pesos is the subsidy authorized for CFE during the summer season in Sinaloa, said Governor Quirino Ordaz. The subsidy applies only for domestic use and will be for the period May to October.    

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Warning following pit-bull attack.

Last Saturday at 10:00 am, on Avenida Marlin in Sabalo Country a woman was savagely attacked by a pit-bull. Two men were trying to lock the dog in cage in a pick-up truck when it run away and attacked the woman who was crossing the street in front of the British Institute. A security guard from a nearby school attempted to rescue

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Water Guards

Celebrating International Water Day in Culiacan, JUMAPAN was recognized for it’s efforts to save water and young students were appointed as “water guards”. More than 800 kids from the 18 Municipios of Sinaloa participated in the event that focuses on raising the awareness of saving water. The program empowers the kids to talk with the community about excessive watering of

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Social activist attacked

Alma Barraza, lawyer and social activist, was driving from Culiacan on Highway 15D with her security escort when an armed group stopped them at Km 140. Her bodyguard fought the attackers but was injured in the process. She continued driving and asked for help at the Marmol toll station where paramedics attended to the bodyguard who unfortunately succumbed to

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Gas explosion damages home and vehicle

A leaking gas  tank resulted in an explosion last night at Colonia Lázaro Cárdenas destroying a  home and a vehicle costing thousands of pesos.. The incident took place at Teniente Azueta Street close to Miguel Aleman Ave, in a private home that was fortunately vacant at the time. The explosion affected other houses in the neighborhood as well.

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Culican Police Commander assassinated.

Jesus López, Culiacan Police Commander  known as “Splinter”, arrived at the offices of the Public Security Secretary yesterday to pick up a document authorizing his transfer to another location. After he left the offices he was ambushed by an armed man, who shot him several times as he sat in his Jeep. The assassination took place in the

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Bad shrimp Season

Owners of shrimp boats and fishermen describe this season as bad – a decrease of between 30% and 40% of the shrimp catch compared to prior years – said the president of the Pacific Union. The ships caught around 1.5 tons each and operational expenses have increased with profits at a minimum. About 5,000 people depend on this activity. In

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Luxury prison!!

Culiacan prison from where 5 notorious prisoners escaped is a hotbed of corruption with weak security controls and prisoners enjoying  all kinds of luxuries. Prison video cameras show inmates with mobile phones, consuming cocaine, watching flat-screen TVs and enjoying living rooms in their cells.  Even prostitutes are regularly procured. Culiacan prison has a population of

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Shrimp fishing ban in the Mexican Pacific

To protect shrimp reproduction and the growing  period,  the Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA)  has imposed a temporary ban in the Mexican Pacific ocean including the Gulf of California, as well as in lagoon systems, marshes and bays of the states of Baja California Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco and Colima. The fishing restriction kicks in at midnight tonight

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A new General Hospital in Mazatlan

Federal Health Secretary, Jose Narro and Sinaloa’s Governor Quirino Ordaz led the opening of  a Health Congress at Mazatlan International Convention Center with delegates from 40 countries. A new 120 bed General Hospital will be built in Mazatlan. The  1.5 Billion peso investment will be ready in  approximately 18 months will include some of the technologies available. It

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Five prisoners escape from Culiacan prison

Five prisoners considered highly dangerous and of “high value” for the Sinaloa Cartel escaped yesterday from Culiacan Prison. The fugitives are: Juan José Esparragoza, “El Azulito” (son of “El Azul” ; Alfonso Limón, “El Limón”; Jesus Peña, “El 20”; Rafael Felix, “Changuito Anthrax”, and Francisco Zazueta, “El Pancho Chimal”. These prisoners, according to Cristóbal Castañeda, Sub-Secretary of

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Sinaloa at Seatrade Convention

For more than 30 years, Seatrade Cruise Global has been the leading international exhibition and conference serving the cruise industry bringing together buyers and suppliers for a week of networking, sourcing, innovation, and education. At the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center Sinaloa’s Tourism Secretary, Port Management and Tourist service providers are promoting  Mazatlan and Topolobampo hoping

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Ambush in Culiacan

A video showing how police delivered eight young men to an armed group in Culiacan was recorded by a witness and uploaded to You Tube. Culiacan’s Public Security Secretary, Victor Mendieta, confirmed that the video is real and four of the policemen involved have been detained and are under investigation. One of the policemen involved, reported that

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Red Cross Fund Raising begins

The 2017 Red Cross fund raising started with an opening event in Culiacan where 5.3 million pesos was collected from businessmen, Sinaloa’s Government and the City Government. Governor Quirino Ordaz recognized the hard work of the Red Cross and it’s volunteers. The last report of Sinaloa’s Red Cross shows that 490 are paid employees and 2,000 are volunteers.

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Marijuana seized at Recodo

Military Police found and destroyed a marijuana plantation at the edge of the Presidio river, close to the town of El Recodo. (30 min from Mazatlan) Police were patrolling the area when they found around 500 kilos of marijuana being dried. Authorities reported that the marijuana comes from plantations in the same area and they will continue

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