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Murder mystery in Mazatlan…and then some..

Murder mystery in Mazatlan…and then some..

The General Prosecutor of Sinaloa, Juan Rios, announced at a press conference that the murder of the renowned lawyer Miguel Angel Sánchez Morán who was shot dead outside his offices May 12, was on track with a suspect identified…and proceedings started…when…. ….Investigators found a grey Ford Explorer linked to the case.  Allegedly, hidden inside the car

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Venice-like situation in Mazatlan….again!

Venice-like situation in Mazatlan….again!

Last night, around 11:00 pm, Tropical storm “Jova” descended on Mazatlan as a remnant of hurricane “Franklin” out in the Pacific Ocean. Many of Mazatlan’s avenues were flooded and trees and palm trees toppled over after strong winds and rain pelted down from night to dawn. The meteorological service says there is a 30% chance

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Shooting in the El Cid neighborhood.

Shooting in the El Cid neighborhood.

On August 12, around 2:30 a.m. two men were shot dead and three other men and one woman were wounded during a violent attack at a party that was taking place in a residence of the gated community “El Cid” in Mazatlan. The report said that the attack was in the pool area of a

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United announces new routes to Mazatlan

United announces new routes to Mazatlan

United Airlines is making it easier to get to Mazatlán, announcing two new nonstop routes. The airline will offer the new routes from its hometown hub of Chicago O’Hare International Airport and its Latin America gateway at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport. “We are pleased to offer the only nonstop service between Mazatlán and Chicago

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Olas Altas will be for pedestrian use only, after 6 pm!

Olas Altas will be for pedestrian use only, after 6 pm!

Governor Quirino Ordaz and Mayor Fernando Pucheta visited the work in progress of the improvements in Olas Altas on August 9th. According to the Public Works Director the improvements are 80% complete. “This is going to change all of Mazatlan’s image , this is the longest Malecon in the Country and deserves to have an

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Mazatlan and Sinaloa Marketing strategy to be launched.

Mazatlan and Sinaloa Marketing strategy to be launched.

Sinaloa and Mazatlan keep moving forward with the arrangements for Tianguis Turistico to be held in April next year. On August 11th a Marketing strategy with budget of US $1.3 million was made public. The winner of the international bid was the California-based Reynolds+Associates, which will focus the campaign in two market niches: “Baby boomers” and “Millennials”

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Canadian Rotarians Highway to Mexico program continues..

Canadian Rotarians Highway to Mexico program continues..

For the past 16 years, the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie has been sending older model ambulances, fire trucks, and rescue trucks to Mazatlan and its surrounding areas. The eight-day journey is called Highway to Mexico and covers nearly 5,000 kilometers. In April, the club collaborated with other rotary clubs to send a convoy of

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Clandestine burials in Villa Union.

Clandestine burials in Villa Union.

After more than six hours of searching for corpses of missing persons in orchards located in the Municipality of Villa Union, so far ten bodies have been found in clandestine burials. Two of the bodies are presumed to be female amid speculation on social media said they could be the two nurses who were reported

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The “EcoContainer”

The “EcoContainer”

The Tourism Secretariat in Mazatlan is displaying “The EcoContainer” starting today. It is a maritime cargo container redesigned as an audiovisual “room”, which runs on photo-voltaic cells converting solar energy into electricity as an example of sustainability and lowering a carbon footprint. Inside the “room” videos of the activities carried out by the 16 offices

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Sunwing offers new flights from Saskatoon to Mazatlan

Sunwing offers new flights from Saskatoon to Mazatlan

Sunwing announced that will be offering a new weekly service from Saskatoon to Mazatlan this winter that will depart Thursdays between December 21, 2017 and March 29, 2018. The addition of the new service confirms Sunwing as the top Canadian provider of flights to Mazatlan, with flights from seven airports across Canada to the “Pacific Pearl”.

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Parasailing adventure ends in fatality

Parasailing adventure ends in fatality

On Friday, August 4th, a family from Nuevo Leon were on vacation in Mazatlan when their 12-year old son, with parental permission went parasailing off the beach.  Towards the end of his trip it is believed that the wind changed course and his para-sail headed towards a 20+ Storey hotel. It became entangled in the

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The new design of the Venados Stadium

The new design of the Venados Stadium

The dream of many Venados fans will finally come true very soon with the revamping of Teodoro Mariscal Stadium with an investment of $300 million pesos. The Stadium plans to become one of the best in Latin-America. The first remodeling phase will be ready for the next season 2018-2019. The Venados Club just published pictures of how

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More security in Olas Altas is demanded

More security in Olas Altas is demanded

Shopkeepers and restaurant owners in Olas Altas are demanding more security on the Malecón. Since the construction started in the area, the consumption of alcohol and other illegal substances has been increasing as well as the number of robberies.  The streets are closed and motorcyclists are driving on the sidewalks with the risk of causing

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More flights to Mazatlan…

More flights to Mazatlan…

“The summer season did not experience high hotel occupancy in the beginning because the school vacations started late, but now local tourists from all over Mexico can be seen in Mazatlan”, said Jose Gamez, Marketing Director of Mazatlan Hotels Association. He also confirmed that in the next few months new flight connections are coming on

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Increase in bus fares approved

Increase in bus fares approved

Governor Quirino Ordaz has authorized the increase of the urban transport tariff of one peso starting from July 28th. The Green Bus tariff will be $11 pesos. This route is considered as somewhat of a  “deluxe” bus and goes from Centro to Cerritos. All other urban buses are not air conditioned and provide a  somewhat “harder” ride. The

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