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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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Shrimp fishermen went from joy to disappointment

Shrimp fishermen went from joy to disappointment

In Rosario, local fishermen went from joy to disappointment after attempting to fish for shrimp. The Authorities lifted the ban on shrimp fishing earlier, but warned of low catches and small sizes. In the area of Huizache-Caimanero the rainy season this year was inadequate for shrimp production. After 3 hours most of the fishermen just caught

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Shark Tank collapse investigation closes without charges

Shark Tank collapse investigation closes without charges

The Internal Control Department of Mazatlan City Hall closed its investigation of Mylai Quintero, Ex-Director of the Mazatlan Aquarium, for the collapse of the shark tank in 2017. The investigation of the diver who supposedly was in the tank at the moment of the incident was also closed. Rafael Padilla, in charge of Internal Control, said

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Independence Day celebrations and AMLO visiting Mazatlan

Independence Day celebrations and AMLO visiting Mazatlan

September 15th On the evening of September 15, the traditional “Grito de Independencia” is celebrated throughout Mexico when authorities in Mexico from the President to Municipal Mayors and invited guests gather on balconies of public buildings at approximately 11:00 pm to shout out “Viva México” three times in memory of the declaration of the Mexican

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New Sinaloa Tourism Secretary

New Sinaloa Tourism Secretary

Oscar Perez Barros was appointed as Sinaloa Tourism Secretary by Governor Quirino Ordaz. Perez is a businessman in the Radio industry and was the President of the Sinaloa Chamber of Television and Radio. His predecessor, Marco Garcia will be representing the Sinaloa Government in Mexico City. The Governor said that “We made this decision towards strengthening

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The controversial “Venados” new logo

The controversial “Venados” new logo

Venados – the Mazatlan baseball team – showed off a  redesigned logo and had a fashion show last Sunday, September 9th at Galerias Mall to introduce a new clothing line including the official jersey and t-shirts along with other items. Venados advertising defines the new logo as “irreverent, innovating and energetic” and it also says

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Diego Maradona to coach Dorados de Culiacan

Diego Maradona to coach Dorados de Culiacan

Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona has arrived in Sinaloa to begin his new job as head coach of second-tier Mexican soccer club Dorados de Sinaloa. Maradona takes over a club in 13th position in the Ascenso MX and without a win in the opening six games of the 2018 Apertura. Dorados have only managed two goals

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Riu to open a new hotel in Mazatlan

Riu to open a new hotel in Mazatlan

RIU, the Spanish hotel chain is planning an investment of $705 million pesos in Mazatlan. They are planning to build a new hotel just beside the current RIU Emerald Bay in Cerritos. The new hotel will have 4 stories, 320 rooms, 3 pools, bar, kids area, solarium and other amenities. Also 200 new jobs will

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Disney will restart cruise ship season in Mazatlan

Disney will restart cruise ship season in Mazatlan

On October 10th the cruise ship season will start again with the arrival of the Disney Wonder. Disney cruises will visit Mazatlan twice in 2018 and 4 times in 2019. Another new arrival will be the Norwegian Bliss. She is the newest and biggest ship in NCL’s fleet. She has already visited Mazatlan as part of

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Two shot dead on the Malecon

Two shot dead on the Malecon

On Wednesday, September 5th around 1:00 am, the calm in the Malecon was interrupted with a shooting just some meters far from the Prosecution (PGR) facilities and across from the distinctive Torre Eme Condo complex. Two men were shot dead from a vehicle while they were walking by Del Mar Avenue in front of a convenience store. The two

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No more “borrachos” in Olas Altas!

No more “borrachos” in Olas Altas!

Dear Citizen. “It is strictly prohibited to disrupt public order or be inebriated in public places” Posters displaying this in large fred letters can be seen along the Malecon in an effort to ensure public order and safety in the City. After several incidents involving alcohol consumption, CAPTA and Mazatlan police will monitor drunkenness mainly

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US$5 billion Fertilizer Plant being built in Topolobampo

US$5 billion Fertilizer Plant being built in Topolobampo

Building “the safest and most modern fertilizer plant in the world” will cost US$5 billion and it will be located in Topolobampo said Javier Lizarraga, Sinaloa’s Economy Secretary. Gas y Pretroquimica de Occidente,  a subsidiary of Swiss company PROMAN is the main investor. PROMAN specializes in the construction of large industrial projects. They are a global

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Central Park should be an environmental project instead of an urban one..

Central Park should be an environmental project instead of an urban one..

Construction on Central Park continues as Environmental protection groups continue their fight to stop the project. Critics say that instead of an urban park it should be a friendly environmental park but the contractors are just getting rid of the fauna and flora. Sergio Valle, Secretary of the Ecologic Biodiversity Board of Mazatlan said that their legal

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United expanding flights to Mazatlan

United expanding flights to Mazatlan

United Airlines is launching more new flights to Mexico, the company announced this week. United will be launching a new flight between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Mazatlan beginning Jan. 9, 2019. The flights, which will run through March 30, 2019, will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays on Embraer ERJ-175 aircraft. “We are very

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Major drug lab busted in Sinaloa with 50 tons of synthetics

Major drug lab busted in Sinaloa with 50 tons of synthetics

Mexican authorities say they have busted a major narcotics lab in Sinaloa with about 50 tons of synthetic drugs. A navy statement says the raid took place Thursday in the mountains near the town of Alcoyonqui. Besides the lab, Marines found two underground storage areas. The navy said Friday that the raid yielded “approximately 50 tons

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