Second tropical storm heading for Quintana Roo Cancun Mexico 

Second tropical storm heading for Quintana Roo

Cancun, Q.R. — Another tropical storm has its sights set on the coast of Quintana Roo making it the second of the month. Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to make landfall in the region Tuesday, delivering winds and rain. Tropical Storm Harvey is a low pressure system located about 750 miles east-northeast off the Leeward Islands. The storm continues to show signs of organization with shower and thunderstorm activity. According to the National Hurricane Center out of Miami, environmental conditions are forecast to become more favorable for some development early next week while the system moves…

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Health 

Non-Plastic bags that dissolve in sea water

An Indonesian man has created a biodegradable bag that is non-toxic, serves as fertilizer and dissolves when in sea water. Indonesian biologist Kevin Kumala and his company Avani Eco, have been designing I Am Not Plastic bags since 2014. The bags are made from cassava that are 100 percent biodegradable and on contact with water dissolve, turning into food and drink. “When I was going to surf or dive, this was no longer a pleasure for me. I found plastic everywhere. I visited in Bali. This became very frustrating for me,” said Kevin Kumala. The bag is made…

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Functional separation of Telmex by the end of 2018 Financial Mexico 

América Móvil to create new company by end of 2018

Mexico City, D.F. — América Móvil expects that by the end of this year it will obtain the authorization of the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (Ifetel) to carry out the functional separation of Telmex in order to comply with the new regulation of preponderance, said Daniel Hajj, general director of the company. The functional separation is that América Móvil will have to create a company independent of its fixed telephone lines, Telmex and Telnor, to provide wholesale services related to local access, as well as the sharing of passive infrastructure,…

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Playa del Carmen ranks first as most friendly city Mexico Playa del Carmen Travel 

Expedia travelers rank 13 Mexico destinations as most friendly

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – Playa del Carmen has been ranked the friendliest city in Latin America by Expedia travelers, according to a blog on the company’s website. Although the popular seaside town known as the heart of Riviera Maya took top spot, two other Riviera Maya towns — Puerto Morelos and Akumal — also made the friendliest in Latin Amreica list along with several other Mexican vacation destinations. All-in-all, the state of Quintana Roo was mentioned as having five of the friendliest cities in Latin American, however in total,…

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Tourist dies after snorkel Cancun Mexico 

Tourist dies after snorkel

Isla, Mujeres — Q.R. — A tourist has died after suffering respiratory complications after snorkeling. The Mexican national, who was 65, was on board a catamaran excursion that had the group snorkeling in the waters off Isla Mujeres. After his snorkel, the man climbed aboard the catamaran saying he felt very tired. Other guests of catamaran Mar y Arena attempted to assist the man who fell unconscious, giving him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, however the man was pronounced deceased upon arrival to the dock.

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The aftermath of Hurricane Earl, downed power, severe crop damage Mexico Tulum 

The aftermath of Hurricane Earl, downed power, severe crop damage

Tulum, Q.R. – Communities south of Tulum remain in darkness from the effects of Hurricane Earl. After the passing of the hurricane on Thursday, 12 communities along the Quintana Roo border are still without electricity despite efforts by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). The towns were doused of power after Hurricane Earl downed three power poles, causing severe damage to the supply circuits. The high impact of Earl toppled the poles, laying the high voltage cables in cornfields. The downed poles were the casing lines that fed several villages. CFE…

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whaleshark killed International 

Two fishermen arrested in death of endanged whale shark

China – Two men have been arrested after their killing of a whale shark went viral, creating widespread outrage. State-run news agency, Xinhua, say police in southwest China arrested two fishermen who killed a whale shark. The pair are set to be charged with hunting an endangered species after allegedly killing the fish and selling its meat for 2.5 yuan or $0.4 per kilogram. Provincial Communist Party authorities also said the local fisheries chief would be investigated for “serious violation of discipline,” following the incident. The killing generated online outrage after…

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Dynamic-International-Airways Travel 

New direct flights from New York, LA to Cancun

Cancun, Q.R. – US airline, Dynamic International Airways, will begin offering daily flights between New York and Cancun starting May. The airline also announced they will offer four weekly flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Cancun. The daily non-stop New York to Cancun flights will start on May 2, departing from New York JFK and landing at the Cancun International Airport. In early May, the airline will also begin offering four weekly non-stop flights from LAX to Cancun. Director of the Cancun Office of Visitors and Conventions, Jesús Almaguer Salazar,…

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