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6,844 Seahorses seized in Mazatlan

Elements of the Federal Forces seized from a Mazatlan courier company a total of 6,844 seahorses that were destined for Quintana Roo. The Company was subjected to a random inspection of the Federal Police. The packages were separated from the rest of the shipments and the seahorses were found in transparent plastic bags. The seahorses have been designated

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Changes for Holy Week in 2017.

Mayor Fernando Pucheta, announced that that the circular routing of Camaron Sabalo during Holy Week (Semana Santa) will not take place this year. He has also cancelled the “Bandódromo”  in Olas Altas. These two programs were implemented during Carlos Felton’s (the previous Mayor) Administration as a strategy to improve the transit of Camaron Sabalo Avenue and organize the

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100 Government Plan announced by the Mayor

January 18, 2017 Mazatlan’s most urgent citizen’s needs are: improvement of quality of life, health, development and social welfare, economic development, administrative efficiency, promotion of sports and culture, public safety and Tourist promotion. Tackling these issues were detailed in  a 100 day Government Plan presented this morning by the Mayor, Fernando Pucheta, before representatives of different sectors

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Mazatlan’s ex-Secretary of Public Security attacked in Culiacan

Despite police and military patrols in Culiacan, Juan Murillo, ex-Secretary of Public security of the Mazatlan Police force, was attacked at noon in Colonia Nuevo Vallado. Unfortunately, two of his bodyguards died in hospital. Mr Murillo  and another security member were injured in the face by shrapnel, but their lives are not in danger. Sinaloa’s Attorney, Marco Higuera Gómez, reported that the

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New head of Ministerial Police

Sinaloa’s Attorney General, Antonio Higuera Gomez, appointed Commander Gustavo Galindo in charge of the Ministerial Police in Mazatlan, with the objective of improving policing and expediting investigations into crime. Gustavo Galindo, said that he will do his best to enforce Justice, doing so under the laws of the country, and incorporating efficiency, professionalism and honesty  while respecting human

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Arrests continue for Aussie surfers’ murders..

January 16, 2017 A fourth person implicated  in the killing of two Australians surfers, Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman on November 2015, was arrested yesterday in Mocorito. Police announced that Camacho Labrada was hiding in the area of Calomato Agua Dulce, and was arrested on a previously issued warrant. Three other suspects were arrested on December 2015, and Camacho Labrada

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Mayor meets Cerro del Vigia’s residents.

January 16, 2017 In the hope of establishing better communications  between the authorities and the citizens, this morning Mayor Fernando Puchetta, met the members of the Residents Association of the Cerro del Vigía AC The residents presented five petitions: A proposal to build a recreational park and exercising areas that are needed in the colonia; maintenance of sidewalks

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St. Sebastian celebration at Concordia

Concordia will celebrate from January 14 to 22 its traditional festivities of St. Sebastian and the 152nd Anniversary of it’s founding.. Artistic, sport, literary and cultural activities will be part of the celebration, as well as a photography exhibition and a marathon.

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First 2017 cruiseship in Topolobampo!

Topolobampo welcomed it’s first cruise ship of 2017 on January 10th. Regent Seven Seas’ Regatta with 687 guests arrived here and many went on a train tour to Copper Canyon and to the magical town of El Fuerte. Traditional Mexican dance shows were performed to welcome the visitors as well as stands selling handicrafts and

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New Secretary of Public Security

Joel Ernesto Soto, Lieutenant Colonel from Mexico City, is the new Secretary of Public Security in charge of Mazatlan and was welcomed today by Mayor Fernando Pucheta. Joel Soto said that we will coordinate with his predecessor, Juan Murillo, to establish the protection strategies for Carnaval, Holy week and Moto week. “The safety will be guaranteed”

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Bomb Threat in Culiacan

January 11, 2017 Today at 10:15 am, one of the employees of PRI (Political party) in Culiacan received a phone call warning a about a bomb in the building. Approximnately 100 employees were evacuated. Army bomb specialists are reviewing the 3 levels of the building and the area has been secured by federal and municipal police.

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It’s Property Tax collection time…

January 9, 2017 Setting the example himself this morning Mayor Fernando Pucheta paid his property tax (Predial), and receiving a 10% discount for early payment. The amount collected in 2016 related to property tax was 285.8 million pesos. The Mayor made a call to everybody to pay this tax promptly, which will be used for the city

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Athleticism race

January 8, 2017 Mazatlan families participated this morning in the first athletics race called “Only ONE Mazatlan for You” at Los Reyes Avenue which is the start of the Sport Municipal Institute. Mayor Fernando Pucheta and Monica Coppel, Municipal Sports Director assisted at the event. The Mayor said that sports promotion will be one of the priorities

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Foundation laid for Mazatlan’s Disability Rehabilitation Center

January 6, 2017 Quirino Ordaz, in coming Sinaloa Governor, laid the foundation of the new facilities of the Disability Rehabilitation Center (CRRI in Spanish). The Center will increase by 50% the number of rehab therapies provided in the south of Sinaloa and will represent a total investment of 30 million pesos (15.4 mp in it is

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Army Police in Sinaloa

January 6, 2017 Antonio Castaneda, Sub-Secretary of Sinaloa Government, clarified that the Army Police will be performing activities as Municipal Police. He explained that since today the army police will be patrolling the streets while the municipal police will be in training. The Army Police will be protecting the people and the public property, as

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