One dead, 16 hospitalized after Mexican curandero injects patients Around Mexico 

One dead, 16 hospitalized after Mexican curandero injects patients

Oaxaca, Mexico — One person has died and 16 others hospitalized after a self-claimed natural healer injected patients with a substance, he said, would relieve them of pain. The curandero, or traditional native healer, has been offering the unidentified substance through injections in the indigenous community of San Isidro Zoquiapam in Oaxaca where he promises his patients the injection will relived all their pain. The head of Oaxaca State Health Department, Celestino Alonso, explained that in the alleged case of poisoning, a health contingency was activated in conjunction with the Mexican Social Security…

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Tour boat of passengers partially sinks after leaving Cozumel Cozumel Mexico 

Tour boat of passengers partially sinks after leaving Cozumel

Cozumel, Q.R. — A catamaran-type tourist boat with 95 passengers began sinking shortly after it left the island of Cozumel Wednesday morning. The boat partially sank in its rear after, officials say, the engines failed when crew and passengers had set out for a tour of Isla de la Pasión. The boat, Mazu, took on water in the back, forcing passengers to put on life jackets and scramble toward the front of the boat where they waited while help arrived. Several nearby boats came to their aid including private diving…

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New Cancun policing strategy shows improvements since June Cancun Mexico 

New Cancun policing strategy shows improvements since June

Cancun, Q.R. — More than 60 Cancun police officers have been relieved of duty since June when the city brought in a new police chief. At a recent press conference, Darwin Puc Acosta municipal secretary of Public Security, said that since June, at least 60 municipal police officers have been discharged with others still under investigation. Puc Acosta explained that 16 of those police officers were discharged for bad behavior, while others requested their leave when greater control measures were put into place by the new chief. The remaining officers…

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More than 1,600 offenders repay society with community work Mexico Playa del Carmen 

More than 1,600 offenders repay society with community service

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — More than a thousand inmates have been sent around Playa del Carmen streets to participate in the Civic Community Justice program. The Government of Solidarity says that so far this year, 1,609 offenders have participated in the Civic Community Justice program, which allows light criminal offenders to preform community work instead of paying a fine. Thanks to their efforts, the government reports that more than 180 public areas in Playa del Carmen and Puerto Aventuras have been improved. The head of the Directorate of Civic Justice, María de…

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More heavy rain, strong winds forecast for Cancun, Riviera Maya Cancun Mexico Riviera Maya News 

More heavy rain, strong winds forecast for Cancun, Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Thunderstorms, rains and strong wind gusts are expected to continue for another 24 hours for the regions along the coast including Cancun and Riviera Maya. The National Meteorological Service (SMN) says that the approach of a new cold front along the northern border of the country is bringing with it gusts exceeding 60 kilometers per hour in the Isthmus and the Gulf of Tehuantepec regions as well as in the Yucatan Peninsula. The National Meteorological Service says an area of instability is located in the southwest of the Gulf of Mexico and the southeast of…

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Ex-former secretary of Urban Development under Borge pleads guilty Mexico Political 

Ex-former secretary of Urban Development under Borge pleads guilty

Cancun, Q.R. — The former secretary of Urban Development for the government of Roberto Borge Mauricio Rodríguez Marrufo, has admitted to being a co-participant in the diversion of resources against the public administration for more than 39 million pesos. By choosing to bring an abbreviated trial in accordance with the new criminal procedures, the judge declared Rodríguez Marrufo as “confessed and guilty”, ordering him to restore 100 percent of the damages and will sentence him to the minimum imprisonment time in accordance with the criminal legislation. The anti-corruption prosecutor of Quintana Roo, Rosaura Villanueva Arzápalo, accepted that…

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More than a dozen Cancun bars inspected for noise violations Cancun Mexico 

More than a dozen Cancun bars inspected for noise violations

Cancun, Q.R. — Citizen complaints about high levels of noise from Cancun bars has resulted in an inspection of several plazas. Department officials from Benito Juárez City Council began inspections over the weekend, detecting noise levels from Plaza de Toros and Plaza Solare. Inspectors were calculating noise levels from restaurants, bars and nightclubs as well as asking for operating permits. Jeannina Medrano Galindo who heads the Department of Ecology of Benito Juárez City Council, says that due to numerous citizen complaints, inspectors were sent out to verify noise levels coming from these…

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Cancun airport officially eliminates customs forms, traffic light system Cancun Mexico Travel 

Cancun airport officially eliminates customs forms, traffic light system

Cancun, Q.R. — Travel into Cancun has become faster and more simplified with the elimination of both the traffic light baggage check system and custom’s declaration forms. The removal of the traditional traffic light baggage check system along with customs forms, is part of the modernization of the state’s new Terminal 4 at the Cancun International Airport. Officially inaugurated at the end of October, the new Terminal 4 is fully outfitted with modern technology that allows for the elimination of the old processes. In their place, passengers will have their…

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