More than 180 flights canceled due to earthquake Cancun Mexico Mexico City Travel 

More than 180 flights canceled due to earthquake

Cancun, Q.R. — Nearly 200 flights have been delayed or canceled due to Tuesday’s earthquake in Mexico City. Tuesday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City has so far, caused the cancellation of more than 180 flights at the International Airport of Mexico City (AICM). Of these flights, at least 11 involved flights to and from the capital city to Cancun. The Mexico City Benito Juarez airport suffered extensive damage as a street around the airport was split open. Inside the airport, automatic doors stopped working due to heaved pavement, while inside,…

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Dreamworks gets boot, Maya cosmogony new theme for Amikoo Resort Mexico Riviera Maya 

Dreamworks theme park changed to Maya cosmogony

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — DreamWorks theme park gets booted and instead, is replaced by Maya themed park. A highly anticipated announcement came late yesterday as the president of Mexico, along with Quintana Roo state governor, were scheduled to officially announce the permanent placement of the new DreamWorks theme park for Riviera Maya. That statement, however, took a turn when officials announced a radical change in conception that instead of DreamWorks, the same proposed park area will be Maya-themed Amikoo Resort. Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, explained that it’s important to remain…

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Two more criminal charges filed against ex-officials Mexico Playa del Carmen Political 

Two more criminal charges filed against ex-state officials

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Two additional criminal complaints have been filed against ex-state leaders as Quintana Roo awaits the return of its previous governor through an extradition order. The latest criminal complaints are for the alleged diversion of between 300 and 400 million peso. Municipal president Cristina Torres Gómez says the irregularities were discovered through an audit of public accounts. She says they have a “very firm” administrative procedure for finding irregularities committed in the previous government, which has resulted in the addition of two more criminal complaints filed by the State Superior Audit. Torres…

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Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia in Atlantic first since 2010 International Mexico 

Atlantic Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia first since 2010

For the first time since 2010, the Atlantic has three active hurricanes, two of which are expected to make landfall this weekend. All eyes are on Hurricane Irma as she continues to devastate everything in her path. The Category 4 hurricane ripped over numerous Caribbean Islands as a Category 5 already this week as she carries forward toward Florida. While Irma was destroying islands, both Jose and Katia storms strengthened to hurricane status, bringing the number to three for the Atlantic basin. Weather forecasters say that although Jose is not…

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Man dies from hotel balcony fall Cancun Mexico 

Man dies from hotel balcony fall

Cancun, Q.R. — A tourist from England has died after falling from a balcony at the Crown Paradise Hotel in Cancun. The incident happened over the weekend when a 35-year-old man was found wearing only underwear on the ground outside the hotel. Investigators say that man fell from his third-floor suite, but do not know if it was a homicide, suicide or accident. The man has been identified as Robert AC of Liverpool.

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Airbnb to be regulated in state of Quintana Roo Cancun Mexico Travel 

Airbnb is now regulated in state of Quintana Roo

Cancun, Q.R. — The state of Quintana Roo is the second in Mexico to regulate Airbnb, the popular online hospitality reservation service platform. State authorities and executives of the company Airbnb are scheduled to sign an agreement that will see Airbnb regulated in the state of Quintana Roo. The agreement will represent the 6,200 hosts or more than 10,000 rooms offered by the company throughout the state. As part of the regulation, Airbnb has agreed to pay a 3 percent state lodging tax that will take effect October 1, 2017. In Riviera Maya, there…

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Major project investments set for state coast Cancun Mexico 

Major tourism projects set for state coast

Cancun, Q.R. — Details for new state investment projects have been revealed by the Secretaría de Turismo (Sectur) who says that of the 16 new major projects for Mexico, three are in the state of Quintana Roo. Sectur made the announcement this week, saying that all three state projects will capitalize on the local tourism industry and will begin development toward the end of the year. One of the new tourism projects is Laguna Holbox, which according to Sectur, is the largest of the projects and will be the first to get underway. Laguna…

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African elephant born in Mexican wildlife park Around Mexico 

African elephant born in Mexican wildlife park

Puebla, Mexico – An African baby elephant was born in a Mexican wildlife conservation park, making him the first in the country. The elephant, who was born at Africam Safari, a wildlife conservation park in Puebla, was born in May and is currently 80 cms tall and 110 kilograms. Frank Carlos Camacho, CEO of Africam Safari says, “The birth of this calf is a source of joy and pride for all of us who are part of Africam Safari. It is the reflection of the effort that the team has put forth…

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