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Rehab centers clean up Mazatlan’s beaches.

100 volunteers from Rehab centers organized a “clean beach campaign” . The cleaning crew went from Valentino’s  to the Monumento Pescado removing garbage on the beach that piled up from the many visitors during Semana Santa. Figures from Mazatlan are not available currently, but in the municipality of Culiacan 200 tons of garbage were picked up on beaches and

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Shooting on Highway 15-D

At 6:30 pm last evening shots rang out at km 83 of the Culiacan – Mazatlan Highway.  Police arrived on the scene and found three abandoned vehicles. They included a white Jeep Cherokee, a black Lobo truck and a double-cabin armored Ford Ranger with a rack for heavy weaponry similar to the ones that the

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Traffic concerns

Holy Week traffic in Mazatlan has increased three-fold, and it is reported that Camaron Sabalo is completely  jammed. Cars have remained stalled for as much as 30 minutes and the Green buses reportedly are so full that they wont make any stops for on-loading more riders. Construction on Camaron Sabalo adds to the chaos and this year the

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Corpses dropped out of a helicopter in Culiacan

A corpse of a handcuffed man with a sack on his head was found on the roof of a Social Security Hospital (IMSS) in El Dorado, Culiacan. Jesus Valdés, Culiacan’s Mayor, reported that it is presumed that the body was dropped from a helicopter. The victim has not been identified  yet. Apparently two other bodies were

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First Holy week police report

Last night the police patrols found 80 vehicles parked in prohibited places or obstructing the traffic. On the first night of this operation, drivers were ask to park in a proper place with no penalties but effective tonight Thursday April 13, police will start to issue tickets. Also at the Alcoholimeter (Impaired driver check)point through random testing 14 drivers

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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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