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US Marine Jailed in Mexico

While I truly consider that the primary culprit to be the USA in this matter, I cannot understand why Mexico is so determined to keep this marine in prison.

New Mega Transmission Tower on Icebox Hill

I was very saddened and concerned (as all should be) to discover the more or less “Top Secret” plans to install a new “Mega” transmitting tower on Cerro de la Nevería (Icebox Hill).

Yikes! We’re Out Of Water

If there is a water shortage or lack of compression driving the water in March what will it be like in August?

When News is News

I would suggest we not ignore the fact something is being said because in our opinion what is being said is wrong.

Mazatlan’s 2014 Property Tax Increases

To me it is unbelievable that a taxing authority can increase the size of one’s home when there have been no physical changes whatsoever.

Better Late Than Never Not Always True

Unfortunately, once you arrive at the airport you are at the mercy of information or misinformation as to the arrivals and their status.

Welcome to Mexico

What has made Mexico a Utopia for foreigners seems to have been diminished by the Mexican Government abruptly and the “Welcome Sign” appears to have eroded substantially.

Sam’s Club

My “like/hate” relationship with Mazatlán’s Sam’s Club.

Golden Zone? Hello?

When was the last time you took a good, long, hard, objective look at the Golden Zone and its architecturally cluttered existence? Never? Well, maybe it’s past time someone did.

Manuel Suarez on China-Mexico Relations (video)

Manuel Suarez of American University discusses China-Mexico relations following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to Latin America.

Letter from the Publisher

Some of the problems Mazatlan faced in 2012 are due to economic realities. But others can and will be overcome if the political will exists.

When is a Tribute not a Tribute?

Knowing Jackie Peterson as I did, I was deeply saddened and angered to see a tribute to her that violated that for which she stood.

Car Permit Deposit: No Return Forthcoming

I have now been told the deposit will not be refunded because the permit had expired.

Repair Handicap Ramps in Mazatlán, Por Favor

Wheelchair accessibility in Mazatlán is improving, but some areas are far behind.

The Strange World of American Football

It is hard to see this event as a game, perhaps a staged Hollywood happening is what is created.