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Another train tragedy….

Another train-related accident took place in Villa Union last Saturday. According to witnesses a Nissan Frontier driving towards “El Walamo” and a Grand Torton Truck  both both sped up at the railway crossing in an attempt to beat the train. The truck got through, but the Nissan was hit by the train on the passenger side. One person from

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Water treatment

JUMAPAM is promoting the reuse of hundreds of liters of water that are treated daily at Mazatlan’s seven treatment plants with a lower operational cost than potable water. José Ramírez Alvarado, JUMAPAM  Coordinator, made a presentation that showed that treated water can be reused for parks, gardens and golf courses, as well as car washes.

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Detention of “El Chimal” responsible for Military ambush

The Mexican army detained Francisco Zazueta, also known as “El Chimal”,  last Saturday. He is the leader of a gang known as Los Chimales and was the main suspect of the violent military ambush last September 30, 2016 when 5 soldiers were murdered and 10 injured. El Chimal was also part of the security team of Ivan

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Mazatlan voted one of Mexico’s Best beach destination

For a 4th consecutive year, Mazatlan was ratified as one of the eight best sun and beach destinations to visit in Mexico, according to U.S. News & World Report. The ranking was published at  http://travel.usnews.com/rankings/Best_Mexico_Beaches/, Mazatlán is in the 7th spot among other destinations like Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cozumel, Cancún, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco and Cabo

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Sharks head to Guadalajara – for now…

After analyzing the damage to the shark tank in the Acuario, the authorities were advised by several ocean biologists and the decision was made to transfer the 200 fish specimens to the Michin Aquarium in Guadalajara. The team of ocean biologists from the US, Canada, Australia and UNAM (Mexico University) flew in to Mazatlan to provide assistance to the

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DIF looking for City Bosque Sponsors

“Since mid-January we have been working to improve the abandoned areas of City Park (“Bosque de la Ciudad”)” said Teresa Gallo DIF President. “We are looking for sponsors to improve or renovate children’s games, benches and barbecues. The idea is to invite social clubs, professional associations, artists and society in general to donate or contribute in the construction

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An Investment boost in Mazatlan

The investors Alfredo Soria Ramos, Construcciones y Arquitecturas del Pacífico S. A., Desarrollos Inmobiliarios Lizantos, Desarrollo Inmobiliario Sacramento S.A. de C.V., held a meeting with Mayor Fernando Pucheta to present new projects in Mazatlan: Three new tourism real estate projects, two at Avenida del Mar and one in Olas Altas that represent 500 new units available

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There was a new ship in town..

The Saga Sapphire cruise ship was in Mazatlan yesterday on one of her stops on a  67-day voyage that started in in Southampton.  The ship carried  507 international passengers. The Sapphire is owned by Saga Cruises, which became the tenth cruise line visiting Mazatlan in 2017. Alfonso Gil Díaz, Director of Tourism special projects and Ercé Barron,  General

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Mazatlan’s Athletes ready for State Competitions

Athletes and coaches that will be represent Mazatlan in the 2017 Sinaloa Sport Competition, got together in a event led by Mayor Fernando Pucheta. 622 athletes and 90 trainers in 22 sports represent the Mazatlan selection competing from February 8 to March 28 in three locations: Mazatlan, Culiacan and Ahome. Mazatlán will host the state competitions from February 15

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Chemical spill in Rosario

On Tuesday February 7 a truck loaded with chemicals overturned on the  Mazatlán -Durango highway dropping thousands of liters of Calcium nitrate that also spilled into the Magistral river in Concordia . Manuel Pineda, the Mayor of Rosario, jointly with Health Secretariat and Conagua (National Water Board) declared a Sanitary alert for the municipality to avoid contact or to drink water

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100 Anniversary of Mexican Constitution Ceremony

Mayor Fernando Pucheta, accompanied by military, naval, educational and civil authorities,  led the ceremony of the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Constitution enacted in 1917. The Ceremony began with the Mexican flag  raising ceremony by members of the Third Military Region. During the event, elementary school students showed a  timeline  of the Constitutions throughout Mexico’s history.  “The Constitution of 1917 gives us

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Long weekend boosts tourism

An estimated 50,000 national visitors came to Mazatlan during this for the past long weekend with hotel occupancy above 70%. They are estimated to have spent $102 million pesos. Restaurants and other tourism service providers reported a big jump in sales. January traditionally sees a slowdown in the economy but long weekend provided a  nice boost.

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Natural gas in Sinaloa will become a reality

The Secretariat of Economic Development has taken steps to advance the Northwest Natural Gas Pipeline project. In Sinaloa, only a small section (550 meters) of the gas pipeline Choix remains to be finished. The CFE natural gas Plant in Topolobampo is ready. The connection to this plant will be carried out as soon as the gas is available. Mazatlan’s

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3,000 more palms for Mazatlan!!

A total of 3,200 coconut palms will be planted  on the medians from Sanchez Taboada to the Fisherman’s Monument; from Valentino to Conapesca and  from the Marina to the Convention Center and to Cerritos. This beautification project is part of the effort to win the Tianguis Turistico for 2018 and to attract more visitors. The first phase

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Shark tank leaks!!

After six years of construction and an investment of almost 80 million pesos, the shark tank at the Mazatlán Aquarium lasted only 38 days. Yesterday afternoon, a crack in one the tanks flooded the interior of the aquarium in minutes and aquarium staff had to be evacuated. The incident happened at about 6:00pm, when the Aquarium is

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