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Mazatlan Property tax collection starts

Mazatlan Property tax collection starts

Starting from today, January 2nd the cash tills of the City Treasury opened on time to receive property tax (“Predial”) payments. Many of the property owners will be taking advantage of the early-payment discount during the month of January. Predial can be paid also at Oxxo, Kiosko, Ley or Presta presta branches or online at  https://servicios.mazatlan.gob.mx/predial/

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Federales find guns, and thousands of rounds in an American’s truck

Federales find guns, and thousands of rounds in an American’s truck

Mexico’s federal police say they have detained a U.S. citizen and two Mexican men after finding shotguns, pistols and about 5,900 rounds of ammunition in the man’s truck. Federal police say they pulled the vehicle over near the town of Escuinapa because the passenger was not wearing his seat belt. Police found six shotguns and

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Modern-day pirates hijack a ton of shrimp

Modern-day pirates hijack a ton of shrimp

In the Three Islands area of Mazatlan, the crew of the shrimp boat “Maros 6” were assaulted by modern-day pirates who robbed them of approximately one ton of shrimp from their storage – estimated to be a month’s worth of fishing! On Sunday night The boat was heading back to the dock to download the

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Christmas hampers courtesy of the Narcos

Christmas hampers courtesy of the Narcos

“Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from your friend Cholo Ivan”, read the cards inserted into plastic bagged goodies which were delivered by truck to various rural towns in Sinaloa. Orso Ivan Gastelum, known as “Cholo Ivan” has been identified as the ex-security Chief of “El Chapo Guzman”. Orso was born in Badiraguato, the

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Sinaloa property tax approved

Sinaloa property tax approved

The Sinaloa Tax Board has proposed an increase of 3.5%  to the property tax(“Predial”*) for 2019. Sinaloa’s Congress approved the 3.5% increase considering that this is less than the projected inflation rate for the year. Mexico’s Inflation rate according to INEGI will be 4.8%. *Local property taxes in Mexico are called predial and are paid annually. The predial depends on

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Policeman murdered on International Ave.

Policeman murdered on International Ave.

Yesterday December 18, Juan Antonio, a police officer was murdered on Avenida International in front of the sports center known as “La Muralla”. Ironically, the gentleman was on sick leave because of a previous shotgun injury. Juan Antonio was driving a wine coloured Nissan when he was ambushed by an armed group. Witnesses of the crime said that

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12,883 cruiseship passengers arrived in just one day!

12,883 cruiseship passengers arrived in just one day!

Yesterday, December 18th, there was a lot of excitement in Mazatlan following the arrival of three cruise-ships with a total of 12,883 passengers. The first ship to arrive was the Norwegian Star from Puerto Vallarta, with 2,604 passengers and 1,053 crew. She left the port at 5:00 pm on her way to to Cabo San

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2018 Puro Sinaloa Golf Tournament

2018 Puro Sinaloa Golf Tournament

Yesterday, December 12, Estrella del Mar held the Puro Sinaloa Golf Tournament to begin the 12th edition of Banorte Professional Golf Tour. 80 players participated in the 2018-2019 season that kicked off at Estrella del Mar Golf course. The winning team with was led by the professional Mexican golfer José Octavio “Tabaco” González and the amateurs Paco

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Celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Today, as on every December 12th the Mazatlan Cathedral as well as other churches in town are celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe’s day. The altar at Mazatlan’s Cathedral is filled with beautiful flower bouquets brought in honour of the Virgin, mainly by little children. Pre-Hispanic dances are performed inside the cathedral. As always,  the youngest

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Venados paid $2.9 million pesos to Jumapam

Venados paid $2.9 million pesos to Jumapam

Officially, Venados de Mazatlan Club announced the stadium will be open for all the fans and the general public. The last two games had to be held behind closed doors, as the Toledo family disputed a bill with the City of Mazatlan and the Municipal Water Board(Jumapam). City Council confirmed that the Venados Club paid

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Mazatlan’s extreme poverty rate increased in the last 3 years

Mazatlan’s extreme poverty rate increased in the last 3 years

The rate of extreme poverty in Mazatlan increased 164% during the last 3 years in according to the Municipal Social Development Department. This means that from a population of 580,000 people, around 174,000 are living in poverty and 19,100 in extreme poverty. The prior survey, in 2015 showed a population of 142,147 people living in

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Venados failed to comply with the agreement – says Mazatlan’s Mayor

Venados failed to comply with the agreement – says Mazatlan’s Mayor

Despite an agreement that called for a payment of $3 million pesos of the outstanding water bill by Monday, December 3rd, the Venados management failed to comply. They also did not update their permit to sell alcoholic beverages, therefore beer sales won’t be permitted for the next games. The payment to Jumapam has not been made but the Stadium

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A Mexican won the women’s category of Pacific Marathon!

A Mexican won the women’s category of Pacific Marathon!

The winner of the women’s category of the Pacific Marathon was Daniela Alonso from Michoacan who won with a time of 2 hrs 47 min. 2015 was the last year which was won by a Mexican. Sinaloa’s Governor Quirino Ordaz acted as the official starter. The race started at 6:30 am led by disabled athletes  and

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Dozens of families evacuated in Villa Union after explosion

Dozens of families evacuated in Villa Union after explosion

After the explosion of a gasoline storage facility, about 150 people were evacuated in Villa Union and 2 bomberos (firefighters) suffered smoke inhalation. According to the authorities, the gasoline stored at the warehouse could be from illegal extraction from Pemex pipelines. It took the Bomberos about an hour to extinguish the fire, Civil protection arrived after

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Canadian visitor killed in motor vehicle accident in Cerritos

Canadian visitor killed in motor vehicle accident in Cerritos

Last Thursday, November 29th, Linda Beverly – a 59 year old Canadian – died in a private hospital after being hit by a car as she crossed Sabalo-Cerritos Avenue in front of Marina Gardens. Apparently she failed to see a blue Ford SUV travelling northbound.  The woman driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and was

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