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Society demands justice for Prof. Gamboa’s killing

A retired professor from Sinaloa University was found dead in the trunk of his car abandoned in the Valle Dorado neighborhood in Mazatlan. Investigators report that Prof. Luis Gamboa was asphyxiated. He went missing from his home this past Monday. He was the Director of the Accounting Faculty in addition to other duties at the Sinaloa University. Students

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Foreign journalists assaulted in Navolato

Three journalists from broadcaster Al-Jazeera, were assaulted by an armed group  in Navolato. The journalists arrived in Sinaloa to cover a story about violence and agricultural workers when they were intercepted by the armed group. The group identified themselves as members of Archivaldo Guzman (El Chapo’s son). The journalists were confused with another group that the Guzman

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10 less Deputies in Sinaloa

The Sinaloa Congress has voted to reduce the number of State Deputies from 40 to 30 thus modifying State electoral law. After the modification Sinaloa will have 18 elected Deputies and 12 appointed. Governor Quirino Ordaz, who sent the proposal to Congress to reduce the number of Deputies said that Sinaloa will be a model

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Gas explosion in Plaza Senderos

Shoppers panicked yesterday inside the Plaza Senderos without knowing exactly what happened. They heard a loud explosion following which two restaurants in the food court caught fire. The mall was evacuated and the firefighters extinguished the blaze.  There were no fatalities nor injuries to staff or mall customers. The Bomberos confirmed that the cause was a gas accumulation. The

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Mazatlan is getting ready for Tianguis 2018

“Mazatlán is getting ready to be a First class City for the 2018 Touristic Tianguis. We will surprise visitors and there will be no doubts about us as the best destination in Northwest Mexico”, said Mayor Fernando Pucheta during his speech at the breakfast “Friends of Mazatlan” held at the Tourism Tianguis in Acapulco, Sinaloa’s Governor, Quirino Ordaz said

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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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