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Five prisoners escape from Culiacan prison

Five prisoners considered highly dangerous and of “high value” for the Sinaloa Cartel escaped yesterday from Culiacan Prison. The fugitives are: Juan José Esparragoza, “El Azulito” (son of “El Azul” ; Alfonso Limón, “El Limón”; Jesus Peña, “El 20”; Rafael Felix, “Changuito Anthrax”, and Francisco Zazueta, “El Pancho Chimal”. These prisoners, according to Cristóbal Castañeda, Sub-Secretary of

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Sinaloa at Seatrade Convention

For more than 30 years, Seatrade Cruise Global has been the leading international exhibition and conference serving the cruise industry bringing together buyers and suppliers for a week of networking, sourcing, innovation, and education. At the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center Sinaloa’s Tourism Secretary, Port Management and Tourist service providers are promoting  Mazatlan and Topolobampo hoping

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Ambush in Culiacan

A video showing how police delivered eight young men to an armed group in Culiacan was recorded by a witness and uploaded to You Tube. Culiacan’s Public Security Secretary, Victor Mendieta, confirmed that the video is real and four of the policemen involved have been detained and are under investigation. One of the policemen involved, reported that

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Red Cross Fund Raising begins

The 2017 Red Cross fund raising started with an opening event in Culiacan where 5.3 million pesos was collected from businessmen, Sinaloa’s Government and the City Government. Governor Quirino Ordaz recognized the hard work of the Red Cross and it’s volunteers. The last report of Sinaloa’s Red Cross shows that 490 are paid employees and 2,000 are volunteers.

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Marijuana seized at Recodo

Military Police found and destroyed a marijuana plantation at the edge of the Presidio river, close to the town of El Recodo. (30 min from Mazatlan) Police were patrolling the area when they found around 500 kilos of marijuana being dried. Authorities reported that the marijuana comes from plantations in the same area and they will continue

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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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