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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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Mazatlan tourists affected by floods and protest marches

Mazatlan tourists affected by floods and protest marches

Fishermen Unions from Sinaloa, Sonora and Chiapas are protesting outside the Conapesca facilities in Mazatlan blocking Camaron Sabalo Avenue and Tiburon street. In addition to the protests, a heavy storm left the Golden zone area with flooding, with the drainage pumps unable to cope with the heavy rain. “It looks like even more water is

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Avenida Del Mar to be closed again…

Avenida Del Mar to be closed again…

Mazatlan’s Mayor Joel Boucieguez has announced that a new drainage system will be installed as well as new asphalt will be laid in the next four months. “The drainage and asphalt for 4 kilometres of Avenida Del Mar will be replaced. We can not have a beautiful revamped Malecon with a 40-year-old road. I know,

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Hazardous Beach conditions warning at the Pacific Coasts

Hazardous Beach conditions warning at the Pacific Coasts

The National Civil Protection and Marine Secretariat are warning residents and visitors of hazardous beach conditions at the Pacific Coast as consequence of Crysti tropical storm and Hector Hurricane. “Swell is creating hazardous beach conditions particularly at the Pacific Coasts from Chiapas to Sinaloa with 2 to 3-meter waves,” said Captain Jose Mora The potential for strong rip currents,

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Hurricane John no threat to land

Hurricane John no threat to land

Tropical Storm John has strengthened into a hurricane in the Pacific off Mexico’s western coast, though forecasters say it poses no immediate threat to land. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Ileana is trailing behind John and had been expected to become a hurricane, too. But the U.S. National Hurricane Center says Ileana now is predicted to remain

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Durango Highway closed again!

Durango Highway closed again!

Removing debris from a landslide on the  Durango-Mazatlán Federal highway will take four days, according to the Durango authorities and the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT). On Monday, a section of the hill collapsed at the kilometre 165.5 mark. Rocks and mud remained on the two lanes of the road and blocked traffic. This collapse occurred only

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Mazatlan to speed up development permits

Mazatlan to speed up development permits

In a meeting with the real estate association (AMPI), Mazatlan’s newly-elected Mayor Luis Benitez,  said that the City will implement measures to improve building permit processing and some construction permits will be fast-tracked. He also said that one of his first proposals to the City council will be to have a Municipal land registration process instead

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Sinaloa Congress to promote straw and plastic bag ban

Sinaloa Congress to promote straw and plastic bag ban

Congress of Sinaloa has enacted legislation to encourage local businesses to no longer provide plastic straws to their customers and increase the production of biodegradable straws as part of the reforms to the Sustainable Development Law. Production of biodegradable straws and bags will be promoted and will be monitored as well as the distribution in

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Two inmates escape from Culiacan prison

Two inmates escape from Culiacan prison

Early Sunday morning two inmates escaped from Aguaruto Penitentiary Center in Culiacan according to the newly appointed  Secretary of Public Security, Fermin Hernadez The escapees are: Julian Grimaldi convicted for Federal Crimes, for arms possession and drug trafficking. He has ties to the Sinaloa Cartel and there is evidence of his participation in an Army

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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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