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Another scandal at Mazatlan Aquarium

Another scandal at Mazatlan Aquarium

Bacterial pollution at the Oceanic pool kill 179 fish. A bacterial invation of the Oceanic pool killed 179 fish last May, including 5 groupers that were more than 7 years old. Acuario Mazatlan did not report the incident publicly but the news was given to media anonymously by an employee. When the incident happened a

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Mazatlan avenues flood in less than an hour!

Mazatlan avenues flood in less than an hour!

On Saturday night a heavy downpour over Mazatlán left city streets knee-deep in waters. The local meteorological service reported 29.3 mm of rain and winds of 40 km. Main avenues such as Insurgentes, Camarón Sábalo, La Marina, Ejército Mexicano and Zaragoza were reported under water and temporarily closed to traffic. Several inner city colonias saw

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Sinaloa Security Secretary replaced.

Sinaloa Security Secretary replaced.

“The increase in the Crime Severity Index is the main reason Sinaloa’s Security Secretary was relieved of his duties”,  said Governor Quirino Ordaz. Last June, 125 murders in the first degree were reported and carjackings are run about 400 a month. The Governor said that the previous Security Secretary, Gen. Genaro Robles “had a normal

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Orcas sighting 9 miles from Mazatlan!

Orcas sighting 9 miles from Mazatlan!

On Wednesday, passengers on an Onca Exploraciones  vessel experienced an unforgettable moment when two adult male Orcas showed up on a dolphin sighting trip. During the sailing , the visitors experienced stingrays and olive ridley turtles but the Onca Explorer II  were treated to two Orcas at 9:40  am, nine miles off the coast of Mazatlan. Apparently,

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Mexico’s IEnova to invest $150 mln in Sinaloa fuel terminal

Mexico’s IEnova to invest $150 mln in Sinaloa fuel terminal

Mexican energy infrastructure firm IEnova, a unit of U.S.-based Sempra Energy, said on Monday it would invest about $150 million to build and operate a fuel terminal in Sinaloa. The tender was won by its subsidiary, IEnova Petroliferos IV, IEnova said in a statement. It expected the terminal to begin operations in late-2020. The facility

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Bodyguard of Mazatlan’s Public Security Secretary shot dead.

Bodyguard of Mazatlan’s Public Security Secretary shot dead.

A Municipal Police Agent was shot dead Monday afternoon on Oscar Perez Escobosa Avenue at the intersection of the International Highway North. The victim was identified as Aurelio Rodriguez, a policeman who was a bodyguard to Joel Soto, Mazatlan’s Public Security Secretary. Rodriguez was on his day-off, and was driving his Jeep Grand Cherokee accompanied

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Sunwing Adding Flights Between Montreal and Mazatlan

Sunwing Adding Flights Between Montreal and Mazatlan

There’s good news for Québécois looking to get a head start on their next winter vacation. From Dec. 18, 2018 until April 16, 2019, Montrealers will be able to take advantage of convenient vacation packages to Mazatlan, Mexico following the introduction of a new weekly flight service to Mazatlan, departing Tuesdays. Executive Vice President of

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Last details of Military Police Base in Sinaloa

Last details of Military Police Base in Sinaloa

Sinaloa Governor Quirino Ordaz met with the Secretary of National Defense, General Salvador Cienfuegos to coordinate joint projects. One project in particular, is the construction of El Sauz Military Police Base that will house 3,500 military police officers and their families on a permanent basis. The opening of this military complex will be led by

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10 tons of straws and plastic on Mazatlan beaches!

10 tons of straws and plastic on Mazatlan beaches!

According to Gabriel Garcia, Director of Municipal Ecology, in the month of June alone, 10 tons of straws and other plastics were recovered from Mazatlan’s beaches from Olas Altas to Cerritos. Some local restaurants like Barracrudas and Cimaco Gourmet are promoting campaigns to ban straws. Cristian Arce, Director or Barracrudas said that the straw ban

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A Tsunami known as “Morena” hits Mazatlan

A Tsunami known as “Morena” hits Mazatlan

The victory for “Morena” was not just for the Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO). Luis Guillermo Benitez Torres, known as “El Quimico” (“the Chemist”) who ran for Mayor of Mazatlan under the Morena banner will probably also be declared the new Mayor. Even outgoing Mayor Fernando Pucheta has conceded defeat. Luis Guillermo was

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Four men executed in mountains near Rosario.

Four men executed in mountains near Rosario.

Resident in the mountainous area of Rosario are terrified after finding four men who were apparently executed. The bodies were left under a three by the road to La Rastra a town in the municipio of Rosario. So far, it has not been determined if this was a shoot out between gangs or a deliberate

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Sad looking palms on the Malecon

Sad looking palms on the Malecon

About 3,300 palm trees were planted in Mazatlan in preparation for Tianguis Turistico, but by March most of them have to be replaced. The project costed approximately $5 million pesos. The first phase included 350 on the Paseo Claussen. The second phase was 500 palms in the Golden Zone. And the third phase was more

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Taxi driver assaults are increasing…

Taxi driver assaults are increasing…

Mazatlan’s taxi drivers are increasingly fearful of being assaulted by thieves. In the last few days assaults with firearms have increased, with five of them this month alone. The reported assaults were in the surrounding colonias such as: Urias, La Sirena, Valles del Ejido and one at Villa Union. Arnoldo Boucieguez, Leader of Taxis Rojos,

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New tropical storm in Pacific off Mexico; no threat to land

New tropical storm in Pacific off Mexico; no threat to land

Tropical Storm Emilia formed in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico, though forecasters said Thursday that it was expected to stay far out to sea and pose no threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) in late morning. Its center

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Mazatlan is getting ready for Federal and Local elections – July 1st

Mazatlan is getting ready for Federal and Local elections – July 1st

Federal elections take place on Sunday July 1st, 2018. Electors will be voting for the country’s President, 500 seats in Congress and the 128 in the Senate. In Sinaloa, elections for local Congress and Municipal authorities will also held.  In addition to all these candidates, Mazatlecos will be also be voting for a new Mayor.

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