Mazatlan, so near and yet so far. Reports have it that the Semana Santa madness will be somewhat subdued this year. The Golden Zone is pretty quiet after dark. The hotels report a 75% occupancy rate. Swine flu seems to be raising it’s ugly head again. The pumps that supply Mazatlan’s water have gone down so much of the city is without water. The city will make an effort to keep the beaches clean this year. The IVA might go up to 15%. Costs to harvest the sea have risen 22%.