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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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Expedia names Mazatlan in its list of Top 10….

Expedia names Mazatlan in its list of Top 10….

Expedia has named Mazatlan as one of Mexico’s top 10 destinations! Through assessments and opinions of hundreds of Expedia.mx clients Mazatlan was considered among the ” 10 Favorite cities of Mexico “2016. Through its official site www.blog.expedia.mx/10-ciudades-favoritas-de-mexico/ , the travel agency disseminates the Top 10 ranking of cities preferred by tourists, based on the number of visits, market positioning

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Mazatlán’s Cliff Divers’ Plazuela gets a Scrub Down

Mazatlán’s Cliff Divers’ Plazuela gets a Scrub Down

The scrub down is a result of complaints from Mazatlecans and tourists of garbage and general uncleanliness in the area.

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