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American Travel alert excludes Mazatlan, Topolobampo and Los Mochis

American Travel alert excludes Mazatlan, Topolobampo and Los Mochis

The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Warning for Mexico on August 22. The State Department reviews Travel Warnings routinely to ensure they remain valid and up to date. Mazatlan, Topolobampo and Los Mochis continue as exempt cities, the rest of Sinaloa State are tagged: “defer non-essential travel” The Department suggests travel in Mazatlan should

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Mollusk Ban from Ohuira Bay

Mollusk Ban from Ohuira Bay

The Environmental Protection Board has determined that a seaweeds with high toxicity is causing pollution in Ohuira Bay. “The pollution is not caused by the Thermal plant as had been claimed by some fishermen”, said Jesus Marcial, the Local Congressman. The pollution level is completely natural and seasonal, he said, and is just located at

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Florida  Caribbean Cruise Association to visit Mazatlan

Florida  Caribbean Cruise Association to visit Mazatlan

On October 9th and 10th, Mazatlan will be visited for first time by the President, Executives and Delegate Advisers of 19 cruise lines members of the Florida  Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), announced the Sinaloa Minister of Tourism,  Marco García. The Tourism Minister said that the visit will be an opportunity to show the improvements and attractions of the destination to

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Construction in Centro is grief to businesses.

Construction in Centro is grief to businesses.

Businesses in Centro are dismayed by the slow progress of the renovations carried out on 25 streets in their area. Supposedly,  50% of businesses are on the verge of bankruptcy because of the reduced traffic. Sales have dropped by as much as 90% and prospects are dim for the future. Some business decided to close

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Mazatlan’s zip line will be here in three months!

Mazatlan’s zip line will be here in three months!

The Mazatlan Zip line is going to happen with construction starting in late August and finishing in October. Giancarlo Parolari, coordinator of the Mazatlan Cruise Committee, promises that the Mazatlan zip-line will be recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s longest zip-line over the sea. It will be 1350 meters long, uninterrupted

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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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