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Military Police step back from Mazatlan

Military Police step back from Mazatlan

Military Police that worked jointly with the Municipal Police are no longer working in Mazatlan effective November 1st. “The new Administration of the City has not signed any agreements for their continued involvement”, said the Mayor. “But we will meet with the Secretary of Security to decide if Military Police should be supporting us but

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Aircraft crashes minutes after taking off from Mazatlan Airport

Aircraft crashes minutes after taking off from Mazatlan Airport

Last Saturday, November 10, around 12:00 pm an aircraft crashed at el Walamo, a village of Villa Union, just minutes after of taking-off from Mazatlan Airport. Witnesses reported that the Cessna aircraft apparently suffered a mechanical malfunction and lost altitude. The pilot could not control the plane and got entangled in electric power cables. As it

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Fetus found abandoned on Golden Zone beach

Fetus found abandoned on Golden Zone beach

Around 7:30 am last Thursday a tourist was having a morning walk when he found a fetus abandoned on the beach in the Golden Zone. He reported tghis to the authorities and CAPTA police raced to the scene. The fetus is believed to be 8 months old and is thought to have been disposed of

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First conviction in O’Neil McGean case.

First conviction in O’Neil McGean case.

Two years after O’Neil McGean was found murdered, one of three accused reached a plea deal with the authorities on Tuesday Nov 6th. Carlos Ramon agreed to a 14 year sentence less 2 years spent in custody. He also agreed to restitution in the amount of $400, 000.00 pesos. Two other accomplices have had their

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Venados Manager leaves the Team

Venados Manager leaves the Team

Mazatlan’s Venados and Manager Joe Alvarez have agreed to part company. The Cuban coach is leaving the team today. Alvarez will go home in Lakeland, Florida to solve personal matters. “I’m going home to solve personal matters and also to support my daughter with a health issue. I’m confident of how the team have been

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A new Mayor in town and his cabinet

A new Mayor in town and his cabinet

Starting from Novermer 1st, Mazatlan has a new mayor for the 2018 -2021 period. Luis Guillermo Benitez Torres – Mayor Luis Guillermo was born in Mazatlan, on Libertad street on January 4th, 1951. He graduated as a Pharma-biological chemist from Guadalajara University and he runs his own laboratory in Mazatlan with one of his sons. Since

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Sinaloa’s Teacher was victim of violence

Sinaloa’s Teacher was victim of violence

Aide Rodriguez Campana, 38 years old, was found dead with a gunshot to her head after going missing for five days. She began working as a high school teacher in the remote education system of Sinaloa’s towns located in rural zones. Since 2014 she was hired to teach at the high schools located in La Palma, Navolato

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Dia de Muertos Parade

Dia de Muertos Parade

This year the traditional parade of Dia de Muertos and festivities at Downtown will take place on November 2nd: 6:00 pm – Macario Movie (Spanish) at Angela Peralta Teather (no tickets needed) 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm – Walk tour by Angela Peralta and Cultura every 20 minutes (tickets sold out!) The Traditional Dia de Muertos street walking

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A new Aquarium in Mazatlan takes shape..

A new Aquarium in Mazatlan takes shape..

Mar de Cortez (Sea of Cortez) Aquarium will be part of the Central Park project and its construction begins in the next few weeks. Four contractors will be participating: ABEQU (From Bernardino Quintana ex-director of ICA), Constructora Marko, The Vancouver Aquarium and Operadora Audax – they won the bid and tomorrow an agreement will be signed with

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Aftermath of Willa…

Aftermath of Willa…

Willa skips Mazatlan On Tuesday, October 23th, Hurricane Willa hit Escuinapa, a town 92 kilometers south of Mazatlan. The hurricane was degraded to Category 3  with sustained winds of 195km/h. Preparations for Willa’s arrival In Mazatlan, were extensive with most local businesses reinforcing their windows and doors. Many people panic shopped at the markets, school

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Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Willa Headed For Mexico Landfall Early This Week; Hurricane Warnings Issued

Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Willa Headed For Mexico Landfall Early This Week; Hurricane Warnings Issued

Hurricane Willa remains a strong Category 4 off the Pacific Coast of Mexico after rapidly intensifying over the weekend. Willa will bring destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge and flooding rainfall to Mexico where it is expected to make landfall later Tuesday into early Wednesday Tropical Storm Vicente also poses a heavy rain threat to Mexico in the week ahead. Vicente and

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Swoop Airlines adds service to Mazatlán

Swoop Airlines adds service to Mazatlán

Mazatlán has a new direct flight from Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. The new service from Swoop Airlines will operate twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays from January 20, 2019 through April 21, 2019 on a Boeing 737-800s that has a capacity of 189 passengers. The flight will depart from Abbotsford at 10:15 a.m. and will be arriving in

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15,020 new seats on flights to Mazatlan

15,020 new seats on flights to Mazatlan

Mazatlan will increase its air connectivity with the United States and Canada with 15,020 new seats a year, in addition to the opening of a new Montreal flight, according to Tourism Secretary Óscar Pérez Barros, adding that the total number of seats will be increased to 142,907, during the 2018-2019 season. At a press conference,

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Norwegian Bliss visits Mazatlan tomorrow.

Norwegian Bliss visits Mazatlan tomorrow.

Prepare to be wowed. This Wednesday, October 10, the newest ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet (NCL) will be visiting Mazatlan Port from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The name Norwegian Bliss was chosen by NCL’s Facebook fans. A floating conservation canvas The striking original artwork on the hull of Norwegian Bliss is meant to inspire.

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Mazatlan won World Travel Awards Latin America as leading destination

Mazatlan won World Travel Awards Latin America as leading destination

The finest travel brands in South and Central America have been unveiled at the World Travel Awards Latin America Ceremony 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Winners at the red-carpet gala evening included the ancient Incan city of Quito, which fended off stiff competition to be named South America’s Leading Destination. Meanwhile, Mazatlán, Mexico, with its tropical

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