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Slow justice for the parent’s babies

Justice has been very slow for the parents of the 23 babies who died at the Culiacan’s General Hospital. After 1 year and 5 months the General Prosecutor (PGR) is unable to prove accusations of negligence.  PGR is still analyzing the evidence and 300 public workers have testified but a date to release the findings has not

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Shooting at Culiacan Bar

An argument between patrons at the Bar “El Pirata” in Culiacan ended up in gunfire and three dead with 9 wounded yesterday. Raul Otero, known as “El Cubano” died at the bar, and was found with an ID from Texas. In the parking lot a car with Texas plates was also found and is supected to

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Governor condoles over deported Sinaloan who commits suicide.

Guadalupe Olivas from Ahome, Sinaloa, had been working in the U.S. for 3 years and was repatriated to Mexico on February, 21.  Half an hour later he committed suicide by jumping from a bridge in El Chaparral at the border between Tijuana and San Diego. “This is very sad and painful” said Governor Quirino Ordaz.

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Carnaval Program

Mazatlan  is ready to welcome more than 600,000 visitors for the 2017 Carnaval celebrations from February 23 to 28. Mazatlan’s Carnival is labelled the most important in Mexico and the 3rd largest on an international level. According to the Tourism Ministry hotel booking are under 90% and the economic benefit to Mazatlan will be about $200 million pesos.

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Violence in Navolato

February 21, 2017 Fear and uncertainty runs rampant in Villa Juárez, Navolato, after a bus used by farm workers was set ablaze by an armed group. Navolato is one of the most fertile regions in the state with major agricultural production, but at the same time a high percentage of its population lives in poverty and suffers some type of addiction.

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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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