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Keeping an eye on counterfeit bills

Due in part to the busy shopping season ahead and the availability of extra Christmas bonus cash, Mazatlan’s Business Association reports an increasing number of counterfeit peso bills. Omar Osuna, President of the Association said that 10 cases of counterfeit bills have been reported. The are mostly in $200 and $500 peso denominations. Many local businesses are

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Last report of Mayor Carlos Felton

On December 10, Mayor Carlos Felton read his 3rd and last government report at a ceremony with around of 2000 participants including citizens and state & municipal officials. In his speech he remarked that in addition to the infrastructure accomplishments during his government’s period he also worked very hard on the human side with the training of municipal

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Children’s park opens..

The last section of parque lineal  was finished and the opening of the Children’s park took place yesterday, after an investment of  of 25.3 million pesos. This childhood park has a length of 750 meters and includes different amenities such as : a biking lane, aquatic games, showers, restrooms, commercial area, and more.

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Improving water supply in town

The extension of the water potabilization plant “Los Horcones” has just been inaugiurated. The plant will receive 65%  of the concession water from Picachos dam. The plant represents an investment of 63 million pesos and will guarantee a better water supply. The ceremony were led by Mayor Carlos Felton, Jose Penuelas, from the Water Board

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Mazatlan stays out of U.S. travel warning

The U.S. Department of State renewed the Travel Warning for Mexico on December 8, 2016. The Department of State reviews Travel Warnings routinely to ensure they remain valid and up to date. Mazatlan, Topolobampo and Los Mochis are exempt cities, the rest of Sinaloa State are tagged: “defer non-essential travel” The Department suggests travel in Mazatlan

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Methamphetamine seized in Sinaloa

Marines in Algodones Sinaloa seized more than 1 ton of methamphetamine as well as production equipment. This will be the second significant seizing during the year, including the last one on August in Michoacan. The PGR went to the freight company Tres Guerras where they discovered 1,020 kilos of methamphetamine and phenylacetone. Marine reported that

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First phase of bike lanes

IMPLAN  Director Israel Victoria, today presented a project allocating  98 kms. of bike lanes that will connect the city for the benefit of the cyclists. The first phase of the bike lanes will be Del Mar, Rafael Buelna, Rigodanza, Munich, Juan Pablo II and Gutiérrez Nájera Avenues, with a length of 14.5 km and an investment

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International day for differently abled persons

Over 300 students from special education schools and civil associations joined in a celebration of International Day of Differently Abled Person. The event started with a festival Zaragoza and Aquiles Serdan Avenues at 3:30 pm, aimed at generating awareness about the needs and rights of people with any kind of disability. Mayor Carlos Felton, said the main

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Violent night in Mazatlan

Last night four shootings took place at different locations in the city: The fist one was at Colonia Francisco Villa around 7:00 pm, where 3 victims were assassinated. The second, was at 20 de Noviembre Colonia, with 2 victims. At Valles del Ejido, the third shooting resulted in 3 injured  and were treated by the paramedics but 2 died

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Just a drunk man?

Sinaloa’s State Attorney Marco Higuera’s house was damaged by an intruder on Sunday around midnight. A man went to visit Higuera but started arguing with him got  violent, and proceeded to smash the windows of the house, one Higuera’s cars as well as a neighbor’s house. The Attorney was secure inside the house, but witnesses claim that the

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4th Anniversary of El Rosario as a Magical Town

The 4th Anniversary of El Rosario being designated a magical town was celebrated with music and cultural activities on November 30, 2016 with the participation of locals and invitees in the atrium of Rosario’s antique Church. The event was led by Arturo Flores, the Mayor and Sinaloa’s Tourism Secretary Rafael Lizarraga. Snr. Lizarraga encouraged Municipal authorities,

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Biking under the rain…..and road closures

The Mazatlan Cyclotour starts tomorrow Sat Dec 3 from the Mazatlan Intl Convention Center at 7:00am. The 70 km and 140 km routes are as follows: It is expected that Camaron Sabalo and the Malecon will be closed from approximately 6:00am until the last of the riders has gone through. The weather forecasts call for

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Monos Bichis more beautiful than ever

The Fisherman’s Monument well known to Mazatlecos as “Monos Bichis” (naked guys) has been refurbished at a cost of  2 million pesos. Last night the monument was re-opened in a ceremony led by Governor Mario Lopez and Mayor Carlos Felton. The refurbishment  included a new electric system for artistic lightning, a hydraulic system and the replacement of

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Kenyans dominate 2016 Pacific Marathon

Kenyans once again ran away with top place finishes in the 2016 Pacific Marathon completed in Mazatlan today. Sinaloa’s Governor Mario Lopez acted as the official starter accompanied by Mayor Carlos Felton and Antonio Toledo President of the Pacific Marathon. The race started at 6:15 am led by disabled athletes  and were followed by the rest of the

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Mexican Army Day Celebration

In 1825 Mexican forces led by General Miguel Barragán and Captain Pedro Saínz de Baranda forced the Spanish solders at The San Juan de Ulua Fort to surrender. The last soldiers left on November 23, ending the Spanish era in Mexico. A celebration commemorating the defeat of the Spanish was held at Puntilla Dock in the presence of Comandante

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