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EZCORP Announces acquisition of 21 pawn stores in Sinaloa

EZCORP Announces acquisition of 21 pawn stores in Sinaloa

EZCORP, Inc. a leading provider of pawn loans in the United States and Latin America, announced that it has acquired 21 pawn stores located in Sinaloa and operating under the name “Bazareño.”  The Bazareño stores make up the largest chain of pawn stores in Culiacan, giving EZCORP the number one position in that market with

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Woman detained in Sinaloa to face charges in US

Woman detained in Sinaloa to face charges in US

A woman who fled the US after being charged with embezzling more than $800,000 from her Tucson employer was returned from Mexico to face charges from 2015. Tara Valencia, 38, was wanted by the Internal Revenue Service for 19 financial offenses, each of which is punishable by 15 years or more in prison, according to

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Transit Overhaul in Mazatlan

Transit Overhaul in Mazatlan

Governor Quirino Ordaz announced the start of concrete paving of two roads in Mazatlan that will be a significant overhaul of the City transit. Bahia Avenue will be at Mazatlan Central Park with a length of more than one kilometer, a width of 26 meters and 2 lanes, representing an investment of $60 million pesos.

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“The Trackers” suspend activities because of threats..

“The Trackers” suspend activities because of threats..

The group known as “Las Rastreadoras” (The trackers) have suspended their searches for corpses of missing family members because of threats and lack of economic resources. The group has been threatened in villages close to Culiacan such as Imala, El Salado y la Higuera, even in the presence of two policemen that accompany them. Rosa

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Mazatlán: Tourism from US and Canada showing record growth in 2017

Mazatlán: Tourism from US and Canada showing record growth in 2017

Singled out in a recent Forbes magazine article as one of the most economical places to travel in 2017, Mazatlán is being rediscovered more and more by U.S. and Canadian travelers and has benefited from a resurgence in tourism demand to Mexico. Fueled by an attractive exchange rate, the lure of sun and sea with

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Mazatlan’s mermaid sculpture NOT vandalized(update).

Mazatlan’s mermaid sculpture NOT vandalized(update).

Since the posting below, new information has been sent to us: Update A couple of days after the report of the missing sculpture, the little cupid was located in a municipal warehouse. According to the authorities the base of the sculpture had deteriorated considerably and there were attempts to steal it. It was then decided

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Attorney General confirms remains of murdered 5 year old.

Attorney General confirms remains of murdered 5 year old.

Dayana Fierro, a five year old girl, was reported missing on June 6th in San Pedro Navolato, in the north of Sinaloa. Dayana’s father was murdered a couple of days earlier and Dayana was so sad that her Mom allowed her to stay at home instead of going to kindergarten. While her mother was bathger

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Costco opens a gas station in Culiacan

Costco opens a gas station in Culiacan

Costco opened a gas station in Culiacan on October 31. It is is located in the parking lot of Costco Store on Blvd Pedro Infante and Rolando Arjona. This is the second gas station for Costco in Mexico, after the opening in May of their first gas station in San Luis Potosi. Gas is available

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Drugs seized on local bus.

Drugs seized on local bus.

During a random check by the police squad in charge of patrolling the Durango-Villa Union route, 113 kilos of crystal meth was found hidden in the air conditioner compartment of a passenger bus and another 12 kilos of opium gum in the spare tire of another vehicle Police stopped the bus to stop to perform

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Too young for a last Goodbye …

Too young for a last Goodbye …

Every night Melanie says goodbye with a kiss to her Parents. She is the only child and they just adore her. She plans to study accounting after high school. In bed she is thinking about her friends and that guy that she likes so much… and finally she just falls asleep. Everything is quiet at

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Kenya interested in buying Sinaloa corn

Kenya interested in buying Sinaloa corn

Officials from Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture met with Sinaloa Livestock and agriculture officials, as well as corn traders, with a  view to establishing a business relationship. Joseph Kipserem, Kenya’s Director of Grains, said that they are interested in establishing a business relationship and find a reliable source of grains, but mainly corn, to meet their

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2018 Carnaval: Welcome to Pata Salada!

2018 Carnaval: Welcome to Pata Salada!

On October 12th at the Angela Peralta Theater the 2018 Carnaval Theme was revealed: Welcome to Pata Salada! The Cirque of Talents    Joyful music and dancers with ocean costumes welcomed the candidates for Carnaval Queen, Little Queen and the Happiness King. The Carnaval theme will honor the creativity and talent of local artist like

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Street vendors in Olas Altas to be relocated

Street vendors in Olas Altas to be relocated

The environmental protection Secretary gave a deadline to the food concessions in Olas Altas to leave the area by December 31 this year. The City authorities want to reduce the number of vendors from 54 to 27. Their idea is to have regulated vendor stands that are better designed to complement the views in Olas

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2017 Sinaloa Cultural Fest

2017 Sinaloa Cultural Fest

The 30th edition of Sinaloa Cultural Festival of this year will have a different format with cultural shows and activities during 51 days instead of just 15 days as in prior years. The festival will start from October 13th to December 3rd, with shows from Thursdays through Sundays and this year the theme is “Here is

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Human Rights Board forces Sinaloa to attend to 2,000 people displaced by violence

Human Rights Board forces Sinaloa to attend to 2,000 people displaced by violence

“Cristina” decided to leave her village with her husband and three children in  the summer of 2011 . One night before her departure, an armed group came into her town in the mountainous area of Sinaloa ransacking the houses and burning it. “They arrived in many trucks and the men had AK-47s…they went into the houses looking for members

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