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10 tons of straws and plastic on Mazatlan beaches!

10 tons of straws and plastic on Mazatlan beaches!

According to Gabriel Garcia, Director of Municipal Ecology, in the month of June alone, 10 tons of straws and other plastics were recovered from Mazatlan’s beaches from Olas Altas to Cerritos. Some local restaurants like Barracrudas and Cimaco Gourmet are promoting campaigns to ban straws. Cristian Arce, Director or Barracrudas said that the straw ban

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A Tsunami known as “Morena” hits Mazatlan

A Tsunami known as “Morena” hits Mazatlan

The victory for “Morena” was not just for the Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO). Luis Guillermo Benitez Torres, known as “El Quimico” (“the Chemist”) who ran for Mayor of Mazatlan under the Morena banner will probably also be declared the new Mayor. Even outgoing Mayor Fernando Pucheta has conceded defeat. Luis Guillermo was

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Four men executed in mountains near Rosario.

Four men executed in mountains near Rosario.

Resident in the mountainous area of Rosario are terrified after finding four men who were apparently executed. The bodies were left under a three by the road to La Rastra a town in the municipio of Rosario. So far, it has not been determined if this was a shoot out between gangs or a deliberate

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Sad looking palms on the Malecon

Sad looking palms on the Malecon

About 3,300 palm trees were planted in Mazatlan in preparation for Tianguis Turistico, but by March most of them have to be replaced. The project costed approximately $5 million pesos. The first phase included 350 on the Paseo Claussen. The second phase was 500 palms in the Golden Zone. And the third phase was more

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Taxi driver assaults are increasing…

Taxi driver assaults are increasing…

Mazatlan’s taxi drivers are increasingly fearful of being assaulted by thieves. In the last few days assaults with firearms have increased, with five of them this month alone. The reported assaults were in the surrounding colonias such as: Urias, La Sirena, Valles del Ejido and one at Villa Union. Arnoldo Boucieguez, Leader of Taxis Rojos,

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New tropical storm in Pacific off Mexico; no threat to land

New tropical storm in Pacific off Mexico; no threat to land

Tropical Storm Emilia formed in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico, though forecasters said Thursday that it was expected to stay far out to sea and pose no threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) in late morning. Its center

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Mazatlan is getting ready for Federal and Local elections – July 1st

Mazatlan is getting ready for Federal and Local elections – July 1st

Federal elections take place on Sunday July 1st, 2018. Electors will be voting for the country’s President, 500 seats in Congress and the 128 in the Senate. In Sinaloa, elections for local Congress and Municipal authorities will also held.  In addition to all these candidates, Mazatlecos will be also be voting for a new Mayor.

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Airport Transportation to sue Mazatlan Security Secretariat.

Airport Transportation to sue Mazatlan Security Secretariat.

“We have been hit by two sides” says Roman Aguayo the head of “Autotransportaciones del Aeropuerto de Mazatlán (Atamsa)”. He said that in addition to the roadblocks from the taxis they also has been affected by Uber drivers who have been stoning  their vehicles and threatening Atamsa drivers in the last few days. On June 7th, an Atamsa

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Stone Island resident murdered

Stone Island resident murdered

A resident of Stone Island known as “El Caballo” (the horse) was shot to death at his home at Saturday night, June 25th. Around 9:00 pm, neighbors of the area heard gunshots from the victim’s house which is close to a cantina. They called the police who found the deceased with 3 gunshots. Police secured

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Mazatlan’s Thermoelectric plant – The hidden cost of energy

Mazatlan’s Thermoelectric plant – The hidden cost of energy

A dry coughing and throat discomfort that never goes away has plagued María Lizárraga for so long she does not remember when. She has spent all her life at the ejido El Castillo,  south of Mazatlan. She is 70 years old and she has to pay for a very expensive treatment to clean the smoke

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Overflowing sewage water  – a problem in Mazatlan

Overflowing sewage water – a problem in Mazatlan

To avoid the sewage overflow on Mazatlan’s streets, all of the sewers need refurbishing.  The drainage system total 15,000 kilometers  and at least  40 percent  of them need to be fixed immediately, said Adalberto Becerra, General Manager of Jumapam. The General Manager said that some of the pipes are so old that is not possible to do

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Imports and Exports of cars from the port will DOUBLE this year.

Imports and Exports of cars from the port will DOUBLE this year.

This year the port of Mazatlan will see a doubling of vehicle Imports and exports by sea . According to figures from the Mazatlan Port Administration (API) through 2018, 80,000 Ford and Nissan Vehicles will be exported and 91,000 vehicles will be imported. The Union Leader of API works said that the arrival of vehicles

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Hotels reach 90% occupancy

Hotels reach 90% occupancy

Hotels in the Golden Zone reached an average occupancy of 90 percent during the weekend, said the Marketing Director of the of Hotels Association, José Gámez Valle. Mr. Gamez said that almost every year before the summer, hotels reach 100 percent of occupation because this is the time of the year with the most inexpensive

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4 men rescued after aircraft crashes at sea.

4 men rescued after aircraft crashes at sea.

A Cessna aircraft took off from Culiacan Airport yesterday headed to La Paz but shortly after take-off the aircraft the pilot reported a mechanical failure and communication with the control tower was lost shortly thereafter. Nevertheless, the crew were able to ask for help and provided their location. Marines set up an operation to locate

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Where are the monies? …..

Where are the monies? …..

$400,000 pesos are missing from a Mazatlan Public School The board of parents is asking Education authorities to investigate Lerdo Tejada Primary school, located in Infonavit Playas neighborhood. An audit performed in February on the Primary school detected $400,000 pesos missing from school fees. The School Principal was notified and was given 5 days to provide

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