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Health Train to visit Sinaloa

“Doctor Wagon, the Health Train” started operations in May 2014, as an initiative of the Grupo Mexico Foundation; and with the support of Ferromex, the train travels the country carrying specialized physicians. The 11-car train is set up as a mobile clinic, with doctors’ offices, labs, specialty areas, a pharmacy, dorms, and a cafeteria for

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Sinaloa and Durango in Tourism joint venture

Victor Castaneda, Durango’s Tourism Secretary, and  Marco Garcia, Sinaloa’s Tourism Secretary announced a joint venture between both States to promote tourism packages that includes ecotourism and historical city activities in Mazatlan and Durango offered by local tour operators. Victor Castaneda, said that Durango has 2 main festivals: Culture and Art Ricardo Castro Festival  -With more than

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How safe is Mazatlan?

The new municipal administration has been in place for a month and alreday now 39 murders have taken place in Mazatlan. During the second session of the City’s Town Hall, six representatives of the opposition political parties questioned the Mayor and the Security Secretary Joel Soto on the implemented safety operations. However the  request was rejected by other  six councilors

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Oyster & Scallop Ban now in place!!

This week, the Health Secretariat issued a directive prohibiting the harvesting, sale and consumption of bivalve shellfish due to red tide at Altata Bay, Ensenada Pabellones  and Santa Maria Bay in Navolato. The ban will be for an indefinite period for mollusks coming from these areas. The risk of poisoning is not diminished by cooking the shellfish. The bivalve shellfish includes: Oysters, clams,

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Partying late in February and March

Mazatlan’s City authorities approved the extension of regular hours of alcohol licenses dedicated to the production, distribution, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages during the months of February and March 2017. The proposal was presented by the Commission of Tourism and Commerce City Council in conjunction with Tourism Chambers and breweries. Restaurants will be open and selling alcoholic drinks 

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What is “Hora Municipal”?

Every Sunday at 4:00 pm in front of the Cathedral at Plazuela Republica a big family party takes place and is labelled “Municipal Time” (Hora Municipal) with bands, fireworks,  and different elements of city services. Mayor Fernando Pucheta attends this event to regularly to meet Mazatlan’s families. Last Sunday January 29, Sinaloa’s Governor Quirino Ordaz also attended

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Some Sinaloan police stop training because of cardio issues..

Due to health problems, 17 Sinaloan police officers had to suspend their military training. Genaro Robles, Secretary of Sinaloa’s Public Security, said that these officers were training in the state of Tlaxcala along with 600 other municipal and state officers, but they showed signs of hypertension and diabetes and had to stop the training. Weapons use

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Olas Altas more beautiful than ever….

With the participation of locals and tourists, Mayor Fernando Pucheta turned on new street lights on Olas Altas. Accompanied by the businessman Ernesto Coppel, the Mayor repeated his commitment to work in favor of Mazatlán, through a transparent and austere Government. “I am very pleased with this project, which improves our image and gives us greater illumination at a

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A Free Carnival

City officials held a meeting with the Hotel Associations to plan activities during Carnaval 2017 . Mayor Fernando Pucheta  requested the Hotels to not rent chairs during Carnaval. In the past, hotels sold seats for the parade at high prices forcing visitors to overnight one day before to get their own seats around the Malecon. The

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Mayor Meets Moto week organizers

Mayor Fernando Pucheta met this Thursday with the members of Motoclub Mazatlán  recognizing the event as an important part of Tourism to Mazatlan. At the meeting, the Motoclub requested support from  Transit and Civil Protection members to assure the security during the 2017 Moto Week. Organizers  of the annual event estimate that more than 20 thousand motorcyclists from Mexico,

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More garbage trucks put into service

Mayor Fernando Pucheta is thankful to the City’s workers for their efforts and commitment  in providing  city’s service, as led off 17 garbage trucks that have been repaired. He pointed out that since last August, 29 garbage trucks were broken and out of service. He further explained that on January 1st his administration started with only

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Sinaloa signs agreement with WNMU

Western New Mexico University (WNMU) officials met with Quirino Ordaz, Sinaloa’s Governor, last past week to formally sign an agreement between the two institutions. The agreement opens up opportunities for student and faculty exchanges between the State of Sinaloa and WNMU. Silver City has become a hub for Mexican students in recent years that are

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“Lighting Mazatlan”

To improve the quality of life and safety of Mazatlan’s citizens, Mayor Fernando Pucheta  has initiated a program “Lighting Mazatlan”  to replace broken lamps and bulbs around the city. In coordination with the Public Services Director, the Mayor went to Colonia Rincón de Urías, replacing 80 street lights for more than 300 families who live in the area.

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Virtual Babies at Primary School

The message was clear, children in the sixth year of Primary school are not ready yet to become parents. Teresa Gallo DIF Mazatlán President and Rosy Fuentes, DIF Sinaloa President, provided 42 virtual babies to kids in the Sixth standard at  Venustiano Carranza Elementary School, in the Villa Verde Fractionamente to show them that being a parent is

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Swimmer swept out to the sea in Olas Altas

January 20, 2017 Four of five young men were rescued alive from the beach at Olas Altas. The man who lost his life was identified as Fernando and was 17 years old. The group came from Cuisillos, Jalisco and perform in a band. Yesterday, At 11:30 am the Rescue Squad received a call about four people in

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