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Be aware: Hurricane season starts soon!

Be aware: Hurricane season starts soon!

Mazatlan’s Port Captain Enrique Mora, announced that cyclone season lasts from May 15 to November 30. The forecast model for this year on the  Pacific Coast is 8 tropical storms, 5 moderate hurricanes and 4 strong hurricanes. “Sinaloa and Baja California are the States most vulnerable to cyclones” Said the Captain, who also asks all the residents

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A new highway will connect Sinaloa and Chihuahua

A new highway will connect Sinaloa and Chihuahua

Governor Quirino Ordaz states that the construction of the highway that will connect  Sinaloa and Chihuahua will be known as the Badiraguato-Parral Highway. The State investment for the construction will be  $300 million pesos, and will be benefiting also Culiacan that is close to Badiraguato with more employment opportunities and business connections with Chihuahua. “Sinaloa starts

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Aeromar adds additional Tucson-Mexico flight

Aeromar is adding a fifth weekly day of flights to Mexico from Tucson International Airport, after introducing flights about seven months ago. With the new Wednesday flights, which start this week, business and leisure travelers can now fly five days a week — not on Tuesdays and Saturdays — between Tucson and three Mexican cities:

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Children’s day celebration

Children’s day celebration

An evening full of magic, adventure, knowledge and fun was enjoyed by Mazatlan’s kids at “Feria de los Niños”, organized by DIF to celebrate Children’s Day on April 30th. At the Mazatlan Aquarium thousands of kids arrived to enjoy  dance performances, clowns and mimes as well as 16 stands with different activities. One of the favorites

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Electricity subsidy to deal with the hot weather

The temperatures in Mazatlan are getting hotter everyday. This week the forecast is 32 C (89 F) for a high with humidity of 70% increasing the humidex. Sinaloa’ Governor Quirino Ordaz, announced that starting May 1st, the summer electricity rate subsidy will be implemented amounting to about $300 million pesos, to support the economy of thousands of families who are

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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

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

“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

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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