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Reflections of Mazatlan

With Civil war looming Mazatlan Braces

With Civil war looming Mazatlan Braces

  As deadly violence rips through post-election Honduras with outright Civil War looming, nearby nations including Mexico will have to be prepared for the inevitable flow of refugees fleeing the slaughter. Honduran national police have disregarded government authority and the main opponent to the incumbent, Salvador Nasralla, has argued that voting fraud did and is

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The Man behind the Lens – The Legendary and Eccentric Photographer Paul Outerbridge’s

The Man behind the Lens – The Legendary and Eccentric Photographer Paul Outerbridge’s

Iconic Shots of 1950’s Mazatlan…A Story in Pictures There is probably no location on earth that is a greater smorgasbord for the creative eye of an eccentric photographer than the city of Mazatlan and it’s surrounding contrast in landscape and coastal splendor. And there is no foreign photographer that captured the essence of the city

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Fear and loathing in the Sierra Madre

Fear and loathing in the Sierra Madre

The story of the disappearance of Oscar Zeta Acosta Based on true events… “One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.” -Hunter S. Thompson (On Oscar Zeta Acosta) He had called his son that morning in good

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A Gentleman and a Revolutionary – A Story of Old Mazatlan

A Gentleman and a Revolutionary – A Story of Old Mazatlan

Based on true events… By the time the Mexican Revolution reached his front door Roberto Conde had already become wealthy. He had been married at least four times and had three children. He owned property in the small pueblo of La Noria at 38 Benito Juarez, in Mazatlan at 175 Calle Leandro Valle and a

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The Rainbow Chaser – Part III

The Rainbow Chaser – Part III

Read Part I      –     Read Part II Once again, John would be on the road. He left the plantation and headed west. But this time it was to go and see the woman he left a year earlier. When the two met up again in Mazatlan it was as if they had

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The Rainbow Chaser – Part II

The Rainbow Chaser – Part II

Read Part I From the time John was a teenager he had an entrepreneurial spirit and was adept at assimilating into those endeavors he followed. But it seemed that throughout his life these business ventures would be tested at every turn with some unforeseen ill-fated bad luck. He worked hard and dream even harder but

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The Rainbow Chaser – Part I

The Rainbow Chaser – Part I

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” -Jack Kerouac, On the Road   Sixteen-year old John Loucke leaned his head out the window of the train as the steam hissed and the pistons groaned and began to slowly churn. The day was overcast and warm. He smiled at

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The Tequila Wars

The Tequila Wars

Based on the true story of an all but forgotten war… Only steps from a rudimentary army barracks in the western Mexican city of Mazatlan, in early December of 1937, Zeferino Conde, a wealthy rancher and tequila baron is gunned down and killed in a hail of bullets during an early morning ambush. The day

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Reflections: The 1927 Hurricane in Mazatlan

Reflections: The 1927 Hurricane in Mazatlan

On September 10th of 1927 a hurricane entered the Sea of Cortez and hit Mazatlan creating chaos and destruction in the city. San Francisco Chronicle published on September 20th of 1927 the following history: Ship’s guests watch seas wreck roads off Mazatlan How their vessel had to scurry for shelter from the storm that recently

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Pepe from Azteca meets The Black Eagle.

Pepe from Azteca meets The Black Eagle.

Martin Is trying to have a nap in the bus. This is going to be a long ride from Guadalupe Zacatecas to Mazatlán. It was a crazy rush to the bus stop from the soccer match. He has been working as a soccer referee for amateur matches for many years.  It is very little money

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I will seek you until I find you!…..

I will seek you until I find you!…..

“Las Rastreadoras” (the trackers) del Fuerte” is a group of women that have one thing in common – a missing family member. These Sinaloa women decided to organize themselves to find their family members who have simply disappeared. Their worst fears are that they will find corpses instead. On the trackers’s brown shirts read ” I

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Mexican Revolution

Mexican Revolution

The Mexican Revolution began as a movement of middle-class protest against the long-standing dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz (1876-1911). Like many of Mexico’s 19th-century rulers, Diaz was an army officer who had come to power by a coup. Unlike his predecessors, however, he established a stable political system, in which the formally representative Constitution of 1857

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Pepe’s life in the Colonia Azteca ( Part 2)

Pepe’s life in the Colonia Azteca ( Part 2)

Pepe and his classmates are making a racket in the school bus. They are very excited because they are going on a guided visit to the Sinaloa Court facilities in Mazatlan. School can be very boring for Pepe, but not today. They have very few opportunities of an outside classroom activity. He and the other kids

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Pepe’s life in the Colonia Azteca

Pepe’s life in the Colonia Azteca

Pepe is an 8 year old boy who lives in Mazatlan’s Colonia Azteca. Every evening he goes to play outside on the street with his friends. They don’t care that the street is not paved. They just love their soccer. Pepe’s mother Lupita is chatting with the neighbors. They gossip about the teenager who just

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Combating human trafficking..

Combating human trafficking..

In an effort to prevent and eliminate human trafficking  Mazatlan’s Municipality along with the Human Rights Commission(HRC) have announced a program called “Behind what you see”. It is focused mainly on young people who are considered  to be one of the most vulnerable groups in terms of trafficking.

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