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Reflections of Mazatlan

Can you explain this?

Can you explain this?

We have all experienced the “surprises” of the construction project that the Malecon is.  Fortunately there’s also some positive developments. The Paseo Mazatlan – the new boulevard east of the Malecon – is virtually complete and appears to be a 

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The controversial “Venados” new logo

The controversial “Venados” new logo

Venados – the Mazatlan baseball team – showed off a  redesigned logo and had a fashion show last Sunday, September 9th at Galerias Mall to introduce a new clothing line including the official jersey and t-shirts along with other items.

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El Caballero del Ring

El Caballero del Ring

The Joe Conde Story Wearing a turquoise sport-coat, black slacks and thick black-rimmed glasses, the elderly man leaned back in his chair and chuckled. His receding salt and pepper hair was perfectly combed and his hands rested comfortably in his

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Work is for people that don’t surf – Surfing Mazatlan

Work is for people that don’t surf – Surfing Mazatlan

“If in doubt, paddle out.” He’e’ana, in the Hawaiian language, essentially translates to the “Art of Surfing.” It was a term used by Tahiti locals referring to their practice of riding boards on the waves- recorded by sailor Joseph Banks

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Travels with Melville

Travels with Melville

One of Mazatlan’s Most Famous Tourists He was a garrulous sailor and adventurer, a teacher and customs inspector that washed up on the shores of Mazatlan, Mexico in 1850- but we know him best as the author of those sempiternal

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The Old American of La Noria

The Old American of La Noria

In 1914, four years into the Mexican Revolution, at the age of 71, one of America’s most popular journalists and short story writers, Ambrose Bierce, crossed the border from the United States into Mexico to ride with Pancho Villa’s Army

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A Round on the House

A Round on the House

Pacifico Brewery, Mazatlan’s First Beer and the Brewing of Beer as a Fun Hobby for Beer Enthusiasts Beer is the oldest known recorded recipe. In 5,000 BC a civilization in what is today Egypt wrote their ingredients and brewing methods

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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