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New project on the Golden Zone

New project on the Golden Zone

The plaza located at Camaron Sabalo Avenue and Playa Gaviotas at Golden Zone with some stores (including the Dairy Queen) was demolished to start the construction of a new mall that will be part of the “Camino al Mar” project. The Project will include 2 condominium towers with 28 floors each, a 16 storey building

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Social Media helps fight crime in Centro

Social Media helps fight crime in Centro

According to Ernesto Soto, Public Security Secretary of Mazatlan, crime rates dropped considerably in Centro because the residents and businesses owners have direct contact with the police commanders through social networks or WhatsApp. Soto said that reports of unusual situations or suspicious strangers in the area have been addressed immediately by the police after receiving a report. Police

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How many train accidents would authorities need?

How many train accidents would authorities need?

On September 28th,  another train accident took place in Mazatlan . According to the authorities, around 2:00 pm a red Volkswagen Golf driving along Pacifico Avenue sped up at the railway crossing in an attempt to beat the train. The car went into the bushes after been hit by the train and fortunately the driver

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Centro and Malecon revamp move forward.

Centro and Malecon revamp move forward.

The first phase of the Malecón revamp is almost done. Despite many complaints and even a citizens march protesting against the changes to the boardwalk , the construction work of the second phase will move ahead this week while the third phase is going through the bidding process. The second phase includes 1.3 kilometers of

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No movement on Mazatlan’s Port revamp project

No movement on Mazatlan’s Port revamp project

The President of the Pacific Transport Board (Conatram) Antonio Felix, says that the project of extending and revamping the Mazatlan Port be met with urgency. The project had been announced and promised by President Pena Nieto. “We need to have a competitive cargo and cruise ship port” said Antonio This Thursday, national transport authorities will

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Disney Cruise ship re-visits Mazatlan!

Disney Cruise ship re-visits Mazatlan!

On September 28th, the Disney Wonder cruise ship will return to Mazatlan for the first time in 4 years. She’s eventually on her way to her home port of Port Canaveral in Orlando, FL via the Panama Canal. The Sinaloa Government and Tourism Authorities have been negotiating with Cruise ship lines like Disney to promote

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Tropical Depression Pilar to unleash flooding, mudslides across western Mexico

Tropical Depression Pilar to unleash flooding, mudslides across western Mexico

Tropical Depression Pilar is expected to raise the risk for flooding downpours across western Mexico into Tuesday. Pilar became a tropical storm Saturday night before weakening into a tropical depression on Monday morning. The slow-moving storm will continue to stream downpours onto the western coast of Mexico enhancing the threat for flooding and mudslides. “The

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Vancouver paramedic flies to Mexico following deadly earthquake to assist in relief efforts

Vancouver paramedic flies to Mexico following deadly earthquake to assist in relief efforts

A Vancouver paramedic has dropped everything to go and help his fellow countrymen, following the deadly earthquake in Mexico on Tuesday. As soon as David Cavazos heard about the 7.1 magnitude earthquake, he boarded the first flight to his old home. His brother-in-law, Diego Hernandez, says the emergency medical technician used to work as a

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The “new” look of the Malecon ….

The “new” look of the Malecon ….

Renovations of the first part of the Malecon, from Valentinos to Insurgentes is still in progress and every day a new feature seems to show up. Most of the time I’m very positive about improvements, but I have second thoughts about this project. The parking in the central median is gone and is replaced with

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Westjet arrives in Mazatlan from Calgary

Westjet arrives in Mazatlan from Calgary

 Last Saturday, September 9th, WestJet inaugurated it’s first flight of the fall-winter season coming from Calgary with 180 passengers. This flight is scheduled for twice per week as part of packages that include accommodations, “Today starts the winter season with this flight, which reached full capacity, the connectivity strategy is becoming a reality with an increase of 45

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Independence Day Celebrations in Mazatlan

Independence Day Celebrations in Mazatlan

A great national party was held in the  Plazuela de la Republica as part of the 207th Independence Anniversary Celebration. Mazatlan Mayor, Fernando Pucheta, received the Mexican Flag from representatives of the army and at 11 pm the Mayor went to the Balcony of the City Hall to wave the flag and celebrate with the

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Mines in Concordia are closing as result of violence

Mines in Concordia are closing as result of violence

According to mining companies and the Sinaloa Secretary of Social Development, the involvement of criminal groups in the municipality of Concordia resulted in the closure of at least 6 mineral extraction companies as well as the displacement of more than 750 people. The Secretary said that there are at least 35 families who have already

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Mazatlan’s future improvements

Sinaloa Governor Quirino Ordaz, announced that $180 million pesos will be invested in paving the streets of poorer colonias in Mazatlan like Azteca, Quinta, Chapalita, Pino Suárez, and  Urías among others including surrounding towns like Villa Union, El Roble, El Walamo, Siqueros and Barrón. He also indicated that during 2018 there will be additional infrastructure projects

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Tropical Storm Lidia to Strike Los Cabos, Mexico, This Week; Could Become a Hurricane

Tropical Storm Lidia to Strike Los Cabos, Mexico, This Week; Could Become a Hurricane

Tropical Storm Lidia is expected to bring portions of the Baja California Peninsula tropical storm and possibly hurricane conditions late this week. Lidia is sitting in an area favorable for intensification in the eastern Pacific, just over 150 miles south-southeast of the southern tip of Baja California. Warm water temperatures and low vertical wind shear are in place

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Cyclist group assaulted

Every Saturday morning, at 5:00 am a group of cyclists gets together on the Malecon to bike the shores of Mazatlan. Last Saturday, August 26th around 8:30 am,  almost at the end of the route, the group were biking at Perez Escobosa Avenue (by Parque Lineal) when they were intercepted by a group of armed men.

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