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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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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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