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Shank Tank lawsuit

A lawsuit related to the shark tank at the  Mazatlan Aquarium was filed today by the City at the Prosecutor’s office. The suit is against who ever is deemed responsible for the defective construction of the structure. This is the first legal action presented by the current government administration. The suit does not name anyone in particular but Construction companies, the last Aquarium administration

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Lighthouse improvements are approved

Infrastructure improvements have been authorized for the lighthouse (Faro) area. They include ramps, a museum, and a tourist attention stand. At Playa Norte beach access will be improved, and equipment for the swimming club is being added. The State Congress approved 30 million pesos for touristic infrastructure and 30% of them are allocated to Mazatlan.

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Resumption of O’Neil case delayed.

The defense of the accused in the  O’Neil McGean case (Carlos, David and Jorge) have asked the Judge for an extension to conduct further investigations. Final presentations were due tomorrow but on March 10th. the defense requested 2 additional months to finalize their own investigations. The judge accepted the request and the next hearing has been set for May 10th.

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Murders in Sinaloa up 19% over last year.

In the first 2 months of the new government’s administration, murder in the first degree in Sinaloa has increased 19% compared to the same period last year. Deputies of the Public Security Board have requested a meeting with the State Prosecutor Marco Higuera, and the Public Security Secretary Genaro Robles, to get a better understanding of the

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Mazatlan is looking forward for RCL to back

In 2017 Royal Caribbean (RCL) might just return to Mazatlan after 10 years of skipping the Port. The Tourism Secretariat, the Economic Development Secretariat and Port authorities are working on a plan and are still under negotiations with Royal Caribbean and Disney to send more cruise ships to Mazatlan. “RCL is more oriented to Caribbean

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Mazatlan Port’s extension will start soon

The extension to Mazatlan’s Port will be put to tender soon with an estimated cost of $ 300 million pesos. This work will modernize the port to handle the demand created by the new Durango highway and the Northern route to Tamaulipas. Sinaloa’s Governor Quirino Ordaz told the Port and Marine Coordinator that he has two requests: The

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Yacht catches fire

Last Sunday around noon, an SOS call reported a yacht on fire  in the area known as “Piedras Blancas” (white stone), close to the light house. The passengers on board –  a family from Culiacan – were rescued by two passing boats who took them to the docks from where they were taken to hospital, but no severe injuries were

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Motorcyclist crashes into newly planted coconut tree.

A motorcyclist heading south by Paseo Claussen lost control on the curve outside the Marine House, hit the median and crashed into one of the newly planted coconut trees. The biker died instantly, and although emergency crews arrived soon after it was too late to save him.

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Bio fuel to be produced in Sinaloa

The first bio-fuel -refinery in Mexico will be constructed in Sinaloa, says the Mexico Oil Institute (IMP). Representatives from UAS (University of Sinaloa), Harvard and Intrust Global Investments  signed an agreement to create the first bio refinery in Mexico to produce clean and reusable energy based on the production of Jatropha curca and Moringa (drum sticks). This

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Mazatlan’s Mercado to be revamped.

An avant garde market that will be offering the best to the visitors and locals will become the “Jose Maria Pino Suarez” market, according to the revamping project announced by Javier Lizarraga, Economic Development Secretary. The building will be renovated with federal, state and municipal funds as well as the stand’s owners. The renovation budget

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Slow justice for the parent’s babies

Justice has been very slow for the parents of the 23 babies who died at the Culiacan’s General Hospital. After 1 year and 5 months the General Prosecutor (PGR) is unable to prove accusations of negligence.  PGR is still analyzing the evidence and 300 public workers have testified but a date to release the findings has not

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Shooting at Culiacan Bar

An argument between patrons at the Bar “El Pirata” in Culiacan ended up in gunfire and three dead with 9 wounded yesterday. Raul Otero, known as “El Cubano” died at the bar, and was found with an ID from Texas. In the parking lot a car with Texas plates was also found and is supected to

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Governor condoles over deported Sinaloan who commits suicide.

Guadalupe Olivas from Ahome, Sinaloa, had been working in the U.S. for 3 years and was repatriated to Mexico on February, 21.  Half an hour later he committed suicide by jumping from a bridge in El Chaparral at the border between Tijuana and San Diego. “This is very sad and painful” said Governor Quirino Ordaz.

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Carnaval Program

Mazatlan  is ready to welcome more than 600,000 visitors for the 2017 Carnaval celebrations from February 23 to 28. Mazatlan’s Carnival is labelled the most important in Mexico and the 3rd largest on an international level. According to the Tourism Ministry hotel booking are under 90% and the economic benefit to Mazatlan will be about $200 million pesos.

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Violence in Navolato

February 21, 2017 Fear and uncertainty runs rampant in Villa Juárez, Navolato, after a bus used by farm workers was set ablaze by an armed group. Navolato is one of the most fertile regions in the state with major agricultural production, but at the same time a high percentage of its population lives in poverty and suffers some type of addiction.

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