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2019 Handcraft Expo in Mazatlan

2019 Handcraft Expo in Mazatlan

The Expo’s objective is to support and promote the handicraft traditions of Mexican culture and is showcasing 200 participants from 20 states in Mexico and 4 guest countries: Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Turkey at Soriana Rafael Buelna (before MEGA) parking lot from March 22 to April 8. Products are available for sale to the general public. Offerings include

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Former island prison could be part of Mazatlan’s surrounding tourism attractions

Former island prison could be part of Mazatlan’s surrounding tourism attractions

The Federal Government said Monday it has transferred all the inmates from the infamous Isla Marias prison, the last island penal colony in a hemisphere once dotted with remote island jails like the one depicted in the movie “Papillon.” About 584 of the prisoners have been moved to mainland jails in the northern border state

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Highly poisonous scorpions found in Mazatlan!

Highly poisonous scorpions found in Mazatlan!

Sinaloa’s Health Department is reinforcing pest control measures after the increase of scorpion stings in Mazatlan, by two very poisonous species. In Mazatlan, San Ignacio and Concordia extensive fumigation has been conducted to fight the scorpion infestation. Victor Arredondo, Sanitary Inspector, said that the most poisonous scorpions have been located in Mazatlan and those were captured

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Man missing during Carnaval was found drowned at sea.

Man missing during Carnaval was found drowned at sea.

Miguel Jacobo, a 31 year old tourist from Chihuahua, was seen for the last time at 3:30 am on March 2, during the Carnaval on the beach by the Acuario Hotel. Authorities, family and friends had been looking for Miguel since he was reported missing. Six days later, on March 8th, around 7:00 am, a fisherman

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Water interruption! – Wednesday March 13

Water interruption! – Wednesday March 13

On Wednesday, March 13, potable water supply will be interrupted in Mazatlan at 5:00 am Jumapan says that they need to conduct maintenance work on the Horcones Dam from 5:00am to 6:30am, but the service interruption would probably be in effect in the evening or at night. Residents are being asked to conserve water usage from Tuesday to Wednesday and

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West Jet and Sunwing will have more flights from Canada to Mazatlan

West Jet and Sunwing will have more flights from Canada to Mazatlan

Canadian airlines Sunwing and WestJet announced that they will increase the number of flights from 8 Canadian Cities to Mazatlan. The President and Vice President of the airlines, Andrew Dawson and Dave Cecco, respectively, said that this will help to increase the number of passengers during the winter season that last year was 30,000 passengers. The

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Sabalo Country residents meet with City Hall.

Sabalo Country residents meet with City Hall.

About 65 residents of Sabalo Country Colonia held a meeting with Mazatlan authorities to express their concerns about security and public services. The residents said that every weekend they are disturbed by young people hanging out at parks, avenues or at vacation homes drinking alcohol, using drugs and playing loud music. Public Security Director, Ricardo Olivo provided a direct

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We want to save Semana de Moto – says Mazatlan’s Mayor

We want to save Semana de Moto – says Mazatlan’s Mayor

As was reported before, the organizers of Semana de la Moto had a dispute and the deadline to resolve it is over. “We do not want to steal the event, we want to save it. As a Government, we want to support economic growth and sporting activities”, said the Mayor. The City will provide the permits

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120 tons of garbage was collected during Carnaval

120 tons of garbage was collected during Carnaval

Traditional Carnaval areas like Olas Altas, Plazuela Machado, Avenida Del Mar and the Venados Stadium were promptly cleaned up after Carnaval thanks to a 150-person team from the City. Luis Antonio Gonzalez, Public Services Director, said that cleaning equipment and disinfection supplies kept the City clean despite the increase in garbage. “We collected at least 120 tons of garbage

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Equinox Carnaval – Video

Equinox Carnaval – Video

Enjoy 2019 Mazatlan Carnaval Parade

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Burning of Bad Humor: And the winner is…… former President Peña Nieto!

Burning of Bad Humor: And the winner is…… former President Peña Nieto!

The Carnaval tradition of burning an effigy of someone or something negative in order to prepare the way for a joyous celebration continues this year. The elected “Committee of Bad Humor” also know as “The Bolsheviks” announced today that the winning effigy to be burnt is that of Ex-President Enrique Pena Nieto: “The Bolsheviks announce

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Crowds force their way into Venados Stadium

Crowds force their way into Venados Stadium

Yesterday, February 27, people who arrived at the Venados Stadium after 5:00 pm could not get in because the venue filled up to capacity much before that for the 1st. concert of the 2019 Carnaval. Although the Concert was free, tickets had to be obtained in advance at Cultura’s offices. It is believed that tickets issued

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Mazatlan applies to be one of UNESCO’s Creative Cities

Mazatlan applies to be one of UNESCO’s Creative Cities

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 180 cities which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development

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2019 Carnaval Program

2019 Carnaval Program

Mazatlan is ready for the 2019 Carnaval celebrations from February 27 to March 5. Mazatlan’s Carnival is labelled the most important in Mexico and the 3rd largest on an international level. (click on each one for further details)   2019 Carnaval Program Wenesday 27  8:00 pm – 80th Aniversary of Banda el Recodo at Venados Stadium Thursday 28  8:00 p.m. – Crowning

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Mazatlan Tourist Aides recognized by City of Mazatlan

Mazatlan Tourist Aides recognized by City of Mazatlan

On Monday, February 25 the City of Mazatlan organized an event at the Aquarium to recognize the contributions of  the volunteers of Mazatlan Tourist Aide (MTA), also known as “The Blue Shirts”. The event was attended by Mazatlan Mayor Luis Guillermo Benitez, Roger Culbertson Founder of MTA, David Torrentera Secretary of Municipal Economic Development, Pablo Rojas Director of

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