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Sabalo Country residents meet with City Hall.

Sabalo Country residents meet with City Hall.

About 65 residents of Sabalo Country Colonia held a meeting with Mazatlan authorities to express their concerns about security and public services. The residents said that every weekend they are disturbed by young people hanging out at parks, avenues or at vacation homes drinking alcohol, using drugs and playing loud music. Public Security Director, Ricardo Olivo provided a direct

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We want to save Semana de Moto – says Mazatlan’s Mayor

We want to save Semana de Moto – says Mazatlan’s Mayor

As was reported before, the organizers of Semana de la Moto had a dispute and the deadline to resolve it is over. “We do not want to steal the event, we want to save it. As a Government, we want to support economic growth and sporting activities”, said the Mayor. The City will provide the permits

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120 tons of garbage was collected during Carnaval

120 tons of garbage was collected during Carnaval

Traditional Carnaval areas like Olas Altas, Plazuela Machado, Avenida Del Mar and the Venados Stadium were promptly cleaned up after Carnaval thanks to a 150-person team from the City. Luis Antonio Gonzalez, Public Services Director, said that cleaning equipment and disinfection supplies kept the City clean despite the increase in garbage. “We collected at least 120 tons of garbage

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Equinox Carnaval – Video

Equinox Carnaval – Video

Enjoy 2019 Mazatlan Carnaval Parade

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Burning of Bad Humor: And the winner is…… former President Peña Nieto!

Burning of Bad Humor: And the winner is…… former President Peña Nieto!

The Carnaval tradition of burning an effigy of someone or something negative in order to prepare the way for a joyous celebration continues this year. The elected “Committee of Bad Humor” also know as “The Bolsheviks” announced today that the winning effigy to be burnt is that of Ex-President Enrique Pena Nieto: “The Bolsheviks announce

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Crowds force their way into Venados Stadium

Crowds force their way into Venados Stadium

Yesterday, February 27, people who arrived at the Venados Stadium after 5:00 pm could not get in because the venue filled up to capacity much before that for the 1st. concert of the 2019 Carnaval. Although the Concert was free, tickets had to be obtained in advance at Cultura’s offices. It is believed that tickets issued

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Mazatlan applies to be one of UNESCO’s Creative Cities

Mazatlan applies to be one of UNESCO’s Creative Cities

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 180 cities which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development

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2019 Carnaval Program

2019 Carnaval Program

Mazatlan is ready for the 2019 Carnaval celebrations from February 27 to March 5. Mazatlan’s Carnival is labelled the most important in Mexico and the 3rd largest on an international level. (click on each one for further details)   2019 Carnaval Program Wenesday 27  8:00 pm – 80th Aniversary of Banda el Recodo at Venados Stadium Thursday 28  8:00 p.m. – Crowning

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Mazatlan Tourist Aides recognized by City of Mazatlan

Mazatlan Tourist Aides recognized by City of Mazatlan

On Monday, February 25 the City of Mazatlan organized an event at the Aquarium to recognize the contributions of  the volunteers of Mazatlan Tourist Aide (MTA), also known as “The Blue Shirts”. The event was attended by Mazatlan Mayor Luis Guillermo Benitez, Roger Culbertson Founder of MTA, David Torrentera Secretary of Municipal Economic Development, Pablo Rojas Director of

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Fire in Olas Altas!

Fire in Olas Altas!

Last weekend, garbage was found burning in an abandoned lot behind the old school known as “Colegio el Pacifico” located at the very top of Olas Altas. Witnesses said that people not related to the school were burning garbage and the fire spread to the palm trees at the College, with five of them catching

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Marines seizes more than 1,300 pounds of cocaine at Sinaloa’s Coast

Marines seizes more than 1,300 pounds of cocaine at Sinaloa’s Coast

Mexico’s navy says it has seized more than 1,300 pounds (630 kilograms) of cocaine from a speedboat off the Sinaloa’s coast. A high-speed pursuit using a navy Black Hawk helicopter eventually stopped the boat that sported four powerful outboard motors. The navy said in a statement Wednesday that sailors roped down from the hovering helicopter

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Will “Semana de la Moto” happen this year?

Will “Semana de la Moto” happen this year?

Organizers of Moto Week had a disagreement and two biker associations are planning to split the celebration with two different locations for the event. Mazatlan’s Mayor Luis Guillermo Benitez met with representatives of the two associations and urged them to come to a joint agreement for the event to happen. “This is not a City

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Clarification about the body found on a cruise ship

Clarification about the body found on a cruise ship

A red suitcase with a body inside was found on a cruise ship that was undergoing maintenance in the Port of Mazatlan. The body had knife marks on it. The Tourist Police detained one “Acacio N”, a Brazilian citizen who was working on the ship Vidanta Elegant owned by the Jalisco Company Hoteles Dinamicos. The victim was known as “Cesar

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TMAZ expands at Mazatlán after boost from Mitsubishi

TMAZ expands at Mazatlán after boost from Mitsubishi

Terminal operator Mazatlán Maritime Terminal (TMAZ) is to invest US$350,000 to expand its facilities in the port of Mazatlán, after receiving increased volumes of freight from Mitsubishi. TMAZ, whose principal shareholder is Chilean company SAAM, currently occupies an operational free trade area of about 160,000 sq.mt, which can accommodate 1,600 vehicles. However, it has a contractual

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Traffic awareness program on Avenida del Mar

Traffic awareness program on Avenida del Mar

The first generation of cadets from the Public Security Secretariat started a program of traffic awareness on Avenida del Mar The Avenue is one of the favorite spots for Tourists, but even with numerous traffic lights,  pedestrians have low or no priority and cross walks are completely ignored. As part of the program, the cadets will

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