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100 Anniversary of Mexican Constitution Ceremony

Mayor Fernando Pucheta, accompanied by military, naval, educational and civil authorities,  led the ceremony of the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Constitution enacted in 1917. The Ceremony began with the Mexican flag  raising ceremony by members of the Third Military Region. During the event, elementary school students showed a  timeline  of the Constitutions throughout Mexico’s history.  “The Constitution of 1917 gives us

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Long weekend boosts tourism

An estimated 50,000 national visitors came to Mazatlan during this for the past long weekend with hotel occupancy above 70%. They are estimated to have spent $102 million pesos. Restaurants and other tourism service providers reported a big jump in sales. January traditionally sees a slowdown in the economy but long weekend provided a  nice boost.

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Natural gas in Sinaloa will become a reality

The Secretariat of Economic Development has taken steps to advance the Northwest Natural Gas Pipeline project. In Sinaloa, only a small section (550 meters) of the gas pipeline Choix remains to be finished. The CFE natural gas Plant in Topolobampo is ready. The connection to this plant will be carried out as soon as the gas is available. Mazatlan’s

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3,000 more palms for Mazatlan!!

A total of 3,200 coconut palms will be planted  on the medians from Sanchez Taboada to the Fisherman’s Monument; from Valentino to Conapesca and  from the Marina to the Convention Center and to Cerritos. This beautification project is part of the effort to win the Tianguis Turistico for 2018 and to attract more visitors. The first phase

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Shark tank leaks!!

After six years of construction and an investment of almost 80 million pesos, the shark tank at the Mazatlán Aquarium lasted only 38 days. Yesterday afternoon, a crack in one the tanks flooded the interior of the aquarium in minutes and aquarium staff had to be evacuated. The incident happened at about 6:00pm, when the Aquarium is

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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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