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Riu to open a new hotel in Mazatlan

Riu to open a new hotel in Mazatlan

RIU, the Spanish hotel chain is planning an investment of $705 million pesos in Mazatlan. They are planning to build a new hotel just beside the current RIU Emerald Bay in Cerritos. The new hotel will have 4 stories, 320 rooms, 3 pools, bar, kids area, solarium and other amenities. Also 200 new jobs will

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Disney will restart cruise ship season in Mazatlan

Disney will restart cruise ship season in Mazatlan

On October 10th the cruise ship season will start again with the arrival of the Disney Wonder. Disney cruises will visit Mazatlan twice in 2018 and 4 times in 2019. Another new arrival will be the Norwegian Bliss. She is the newest and biggest ship in NCL’s fleet. She has already visited Mazatlan as part of

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Two shot dead on the Malecon

Two shot dead on the Malecon

On Wednesday, September 5th around 1:00 am, the calm in the Malecon was interrupted with a shooting just some meters far from the Prosecution (PGR) facilities and across from the distinctive Torre Eme Condo complex. Two men were shot dead from a vehicle while they were walking by Del Mar Avenue in front of a convenience store. The two

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No more “borrachos” in Olas Altas!

No more “borrachos” in Olas Altas!

Dear Citizen. “It is strictly prohibited to disrupt public order or be inebriated in public places” Posters displaying this in large fred letters can be seen along the Malecon in an effort to ensure public order and safety in the City. After several incidents involving alcohol consumption, CAPTA and Mazatlan police will monitor drunkenness mainly

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US$5 billion Fertilizer Plant being built in Topolobampo

US$5 billion Fertilizer Plant being built in Topolobampo

Building “the safest and most modern fertilizer plant in the world” will cost US$5 billion and it will be located in Topolobampo said Javier Lizarraga, Sinaloa’s Economy Secretary. Gas y Pretroquimica de Occidente,  a subsidiary of Swiss company PROMAN is the main investor. PROMAN specializes in the construction of large industrial projects. They are a global

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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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