Autonomous University of Sinaloa

The Autonomous University of Sinaloa (in Spanish: Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, UAS) is a Mexican public university based in the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa, but with several campuses across the state.

Autonomous University of Sinaloa
Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa
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Former names
Liceo Rosales (Rosales Lyceum, 1873); Colegio Rosales (Rosales College); Universidad de Occidente (Western University, 1918); Colegio Civil Rosales (Rosales Civil College, 1922); Universidad Socialista del Noroeste (Socialist University of the Northwest, 1937) and Universidad de Sinaloa (University of Sinaloa, 1941) [1]
MottoLatin: Sursum versus [1]
TypePublic university
Established5 May 1873 [2]
RectorJuan Eulogio Guerra Liera
Location, ,
CampusSeveral across the state; mostly urban.
Facultad de Psicología UAS
Psychology faculty, Culiacán campus.


  1. ^ a b "Nuestras afiliadas: Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa" (in Spanish). ANUIES. 2000. Archived from the original on 19 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-16.
  2. ^ "Introducción" (in Spanish). Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa. Archived from the original on 14 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-16.

Coordinates: 24°49′32″N 107°22′53″W / 24.82556°N 107.38139°W

Arturo Moyers Villena

Arturo Moyers Villena (January 2, 1930 – February 3, 2013) was a Mexican muralist and painter, whose work was influenced by David Alfaro Siqueiros. Many of his mural works are exhibited in government buildings or cultural institutions.

Downtown Culiacán

Downtown Culiacán is the second urban sector and the central business district in the central area of Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. The area features many of the city's operational offices, supermarkets, and every necessary stores. It is the heart of Culiacán, being the point where the city was born, and at present, the connect point of the transport in the city.

Francisco Frías Castro

Francisco Cuauhtémoc Frías Castro (born 1 September 1950) is a Mexican lawyer and politician with an ample trajectory in public service. As Congressman of the LIX Legislature of the Mexican Congress representing Sinaloa.

Francisco Rafael Arellano Félix

Francisco Rafael Arellano Félix (24 October 1949 – 18 October 2013) was a Mexican drug lord and former leader of the Tijuana Cartel, a drug trafficking organization. He was the oldest of seven brothers and headed the criminal organization early in the 1990s alongside them. Through his brother Benjamín, Francisco Rafael joined the Tijuana Cartel in 1989 following the arrest of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, one of the most prominent drug czars in Mexico during the 1980s. When the Arellano Félix took control of the organization in the early 1990s, tensions with the rival Sinaloa Cartel prompted violent attacks and slayings from both fronts.

The drug lord was arrested in 1993 in Tijuana, Baja California, and imprisoned at Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 1, a maximum security prison. In 2006, he was extradited to the United States pending charges on drug trafficking in a California federal district court. He was released from prison two years later and deported back to Mexico. Back in his home country, Francisco Rafael had no other pending criminal charges. While celebrating his birthday in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, on 18 October 2013, a gunman disguised as a clown shot him dead.

Humberto Millán Salazar

Humberto Millán Salazar (6 February 1958 – 24 August 2011), a Mexican journalist, was a radio host of "Sin Ambages" (Translated: Plain Language) on Radio Fórmula and the founder, editor, and columnist for the online newspaper A Discusión in Culiacan, Mexico. Salazar was abducted on 24 August 2011. His body was discovered by authorities the next day.

At the time of his abduction, 13 Mexican journalists had disappeared since 2003. He was the second journalist to be killed in Mexico within a month, the sixth Mexican journalist to have been killed in 2011 at the time of his death, and one of over 70 journalists killed in Mexico since 2000. Local journalists and the director-general of UNESCO said the case illustrated how impunity for the murders of Mexican journalists put working journalists in the country in danger and harmed its citizens access to information.

Héctor Melesio Cuén Ojeda

Héctor Melesio Cuén Ojeda (born October 25, 1955) is a Mexican chemist, pharmacist, biologist and politician. He was a rector of the Autonomous University of Sinaloa and Municipal President of Culiacan, Sinaloa between January 2011 and February 2012.

He was born on 25 October 1955, in Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico. He studied at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa, where he earned a PhD. After graduating from the university, he returned and was its rector from 2005 to 2009.

Javier Valdez Cárdenas

Javier Valdez Cárdenas (April 14, 1967 – May 15, 2017) was a Mexican journalist and founder of Ríodoce, a newspaper based in Sinaloa. He received several international awards for his writings on drug trafficking and organized crime in the Mexican Drug War.

Jorge Abel López Sánchez

Jorge Abel López Sánchez (born 8 December 1960) is a Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party. As of 2014 he served as Senator of the LIX Legislature of the Mexican Congress representing Sinaloa as replacement of José Natividad González Parás and as Deputy of the LVI Legislature. He also served as Municipal President of Mazatlán between 2008 and 2010.

Jorge Arce

Jorge Armando Arce Armenta (; born July 27, 1979), best known as Jorge Arce, is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2014. He is a multiple-time world champion, and the second boxer from Mexico to win world titles in four weight divisions (after Érik Morales, who first achieved the feat two months prior). In a storied career, Arce held the WBO light flyweight title from 1998 to 1999; the WBC and lineal light flyweight titles from 2002 to 2004; the WBO super flyweight title in 2010; the WBO junior featherweight title in 2011; and the WBO bantamweight title from 2011 to 2012. Additionally he held the WBC interim flyweight title from 2005 to 2006, the WBA interim super flyweight title from 2008 to 2009, and challenged once for the WBC featherweight title in his final fight in 2014.

Arce remains a favorite fighter among boxing fans and is also the older brother of title contender Francisco Arce Armenta. Arce's trademark ring entrance featured him wearing a black cowboy hat (earning him the nickname "The Mexican Cowboy") and sucking a cherry lollipop.

José Luis Romero (journalist)

José Luis Romero (1967-around 30 December 2009), was a Mexican radio journalist for Línea Directa Radio and Radio Sistema del Noroeste in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, and he was known for his reporting about drug trafficking. Romero was a journalist for roughly 20 years and had been with Línea Directa for ten years. He had been missing for two weeks until his body was found tortured and brutally murdered. Romero's murder, along with other Mexican journalists who have been killed during their job, was interpreted by CNN as intimidation toward journalists.

Marcelino Perelló Valls

Marcelino Perelló Valls (1944 – 5 August 2017) was a figure of the Mexican Student Movement of 1968, and the representative of the School of Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) to the National Strike Council (CNH). Perelló was a member of the Mexican Communist Party (PCM) from 1965 until his death in 2017.

At the beginning of the movement, he was arrested on July 27 after the police raided the PCM’s semi-clandestine premises on Mérida street on July 26, 1968, in Mexico City; he was released next day because his political connections.

After the Tlatelolco massacre, he hid

in Europe the following year; he was in exile for 16 years. He was in France, Romania and Spain, and in 1975 he graduated in Mathematics from the University of Bucharest, and two years later he obtained a master's degree in Science from the same institution.

As a professor, he taught at the University of Barcelona from 1977 to 1985; at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa from 1985 to 1986, and at the Autonomous University of Puebla, from 1987 to 1988. He was a professor at the School of Sciences of the UNAM, from 1990 on, where earlier he was a Physics student. During his student participation at the UNAM, he was a representative at the Consejo Nacional de Huelga, and part of the top leadership during Mexico 68's movement.

At the time of his death, Marcelino Perelló was the Secretary General of the Museo Universitario del Chopo. He

was also a contributor to the newspaper Excélsior. and a columnist and a writer.


Mazatlán (Spanish pronunciation: [masaˈtɬan] (listen)) is a city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The city serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipio, known as the Mazatlán Municipality. It is located at 23°13′N 106°25′W on the Pacific coast, across from the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula.

Mazatlán is a Nahuatl word meaning "place of deer." The city was founded in 1531 by an army of Spaniards and indigenous settlers. By the mid-19th century, a large group of immigrants arrived from Germany. Together, with the hard work of the Natives, they were able to develop Mazatlán into a thriving commercial seaport, importing equipment for the nearby gold and silver mines. It served as the capital of Sinaloa from 1859 to 1873. The German settlers also influenced the local music, banda, with some genres being an alteration of Bavarian folk music. The settlers also established the Pacifico Brewery on March 14, 1900.

With a population of 438,434 (city) and 489,987 (municipality) as of the 2010 census, Mazatlán is the second-largest city in the state. It is also a popular tourist destination, with its beaches lined with resort hotels. A car ferry crosses the Gulf of California, from Mazatlán to La Paz, Baja California Sur. The municipality has a land area of 3,068.48 km² (1,184.75 sq mi) and includes smaller outlying communities such as Villa Unión, La Noria, El Quelite, and El Habal. Mazatlán is served by General Rafael Buelna International Airport.

Mazatlán is also known for being the hometown and center of Banda sinaloense, a musical genre which began to develop in the XIX century and is now one of the most popular music genres in Mexico.


Mocorito (meaning "place of the dead") is a small city and its surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. It stands at

24°58′41″N 107°31′25″W.

The city reported 5,426 inhabitants in the 2010 census.

Serafín Zambada Ortiz

Serafín Zambada Ortiz (born 27 May 1990) is a U.S.-born Mexican convicted drug trafficker and high-ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal group based in Sinaloa. He is the son of Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, one of the top leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel. He is married to Karime Ellameli Torres Acosta, the daughter of the late Manuel Torres Félix, another Sinaloa Cartel leader. Zambada Ortiz was active on social media, where he posted pictures of his extravagant lifestyle.

On 20 November 2013, he was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) at the border crossing in Nogales, Arizona. The U.S. government charged him with importing large sums of cocaine and marijuana to the U.S. from Mexico. He was sentenced to five and a half years in prison, an unusually low sentence for high-profile drug cases. On 11 September 2018, he was released from prison.

Tacuarineros de Culiacán

The Tacuarineros de Culiacán baseball club was one of the four original founding members of the Mexican Pacific Coast League, a minor league circuit that operated in Mexico in the seasons from 1945-46 through 1957-58. They were managed by Manuel Arroyo.The Tacuarineros were based in Culiacán, the capital of the state of Sinaloa, and played its home games at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa ballpark in their first three seasons. They moved to the Estadio General Ángel Flores for the 1948-49 season, when they won the first of their five pennants, repeating in the 1949-50, 1950-51, 1951-52 and 1955-56 campaigns.

Tropical Depression Nineteen-E (2018)

Tropical Depression Nineteen-E was a weak and short-lived tropical cyclone that caused flooding throughout Northwestern Mexico and several states within the United States. Nineteen-E originated from a tropical wave that left the west coast of Africa on August 29 to 30, 2018. It continued westward, crossed over Central America, and entered the northeastern Pacific Ocean by September 7. It then meandered to the southwest of Mexico for the next several days as it interacted with a mid-to-upper level trough. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) continued to track the disturbance for the next several days as it traveled northward. A surface trough developed over the Baja California peninsula on September 18. Despite disorganization and having close proximity to land, the disturbance developed into a tropical depression in the Gulf of California on September 19, after having developed a circulation center and more concentrated convection. The system peaked with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of 1002 mbar (29.59 inHg).

One day after forming, the depression quickly deteriorated and dissipated after making landfall in Sonora. Overall, the depression affected eleven Mexican states, with torrential rainfall and flooding ensuing in Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, and Sonora. Thirteen individuals were killed in Chihuahua, Sinaloa, and Sonora, and over $40 million USD in agricultural losses were recorded. Excessive rainfall led to the inundation of at least 300,000 structures in Sinaloa. Flood damage there is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions (USD). Remnant moisture from Nineteen-E led to severe flooding within the U.S. states of Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas and the death of one person. Damage estimates totaled about $250 million (USD) in the aforementioned states. Minor damage was also reported in New Mexico.

Universitarios (Culiacán)

Universitarios is the fifth urban sector in the central area of Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. The zone features city's City University of Autonomous University of Sinaloa, including one of the UAS High Schools campuses, the city's Botanical Garden and the Science Center of Sinaloa.

Élmer Mendoza

Élmer Mendoza (born 6 December 1949) is a Mexican author. He is one of the key figures in the genre known as narcoliterature. A dramatist and short story writer, he is known above all for his novels, several of which feature the detective Edgar El Zurdo Mendieta.

Élmer Mendoza appeared on the Mexican literary scene in 1978, publishing his first short story collection. He followed his literary debut with a prolific career. Between 1978 and 1995 he published five volumes of short stories. Then, in 1999, came his first novel, entitled Un asesino solitario (A Lone Murderer). The book won rave reviews, and the Mexican critic Federico Campbell described Mendoza as “the first narrator reflects correctly the effect drug culture in our country.”Beside being a best-selling author, Mendoza is also a professor of literature at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa. He is one of the incumbent members of the Mexican Academy of Language and the National System of Art Creators.

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