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December 19, 1994

On this date Mexico devalued its peso resulting in what was called “The Tequila Effect” that affected all Latin American economies.

Movies Playing Dec. 19 – 25

Our resident film critic Ken Albanese reviews this week’s movie selections including Still Mine starring James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold.

Venta Nocturna Tonight in El Centro

Mazatlán’s annual Midnight Sale takes place tonight in El Centro.

Paving of Stone Island Road Begins

Inhabitants of Isla de la Piedra (Stone Island) next year will finally have a decent highway connecting the ejido with the airport road.

Sinaloa Governor Attends Opening of Tiger Woods Designed Golf Course

The par 71 course is located in the exclusive Diamante tourist development in the municipality of Los Cabos.

Air Connectivity to Mazatlán to Increase

Westjest is projected to double the number of passenger seats in its Mazatlán routes in 2015.

Minimum Wage May Increase 4.3% in 2015

It appears that no agreement was reached to consolidate the two minimum wage zones of “A” and “B.”

Bimbo to Acquire Canadian Bakery

The price of the acquisition was reported as 120 million Canadian dollars.

Canadian Woman Sexually Assaulted on Mazatlán Beach

The 39-year-old woman had rented a horse to ride along the beach led by the owner of the horse.

Falling Peso Affecting Maz Real Estate Sales

The “fashion” of listing selling prices of condominiums in American dollars is resulting in national purchasers paying more.

VivaAerobus to Begin DFW Flights to México

The airline will start out with three flights a week to Guadalajara.

PRD Proposes to Eliminate the Draft

PRD has introduced a bill to eliminate the military draft in México.

The Kidnapping and Killing of Journalist in México

México ranks sixth in the world in the killings of journalists, with three journalists killed so far in 2014.

Almost 200 Americans Kidnapped in 2014

According to México’s NGO National Citizens Observatory, a person is kidnapped every six hours in México.

December 18, 1866

On this date the French intervention troops left Mexico leaving Maximiliano alone. The United States had asked France to remove its troops.