Playa del Carmen celebrates Mexico's Independence Day Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Playa del Carmen celebrates Mexico’s Independence Day

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — More than 12,000 people gathered in front of city hall last night to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day. Civic Plaza, 28 de Julio, was packed as locals and tourists gathered to take in the annual Independence Day event with the Grito de Independencia de México. The cry ¡Viva México!, was headed by Municipal President, Cristina Torres Gómez from the balcony of city hall. From the balcony of the Municipal Palace, Cristina Torres Gómez also remembered the heroes who gave themselves for the country including Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, Vicente Guerrero, Leona…

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akumal bay, swim with sea turtles Mexico Tulum 

Bay closed but tourists continue to swim with turtles

Tulum, Q.R. — Although there is a no-swim advisory in place for Akumal Bay for the month of September, few people are adhering to the plea. For the month of September, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) has closed all swimming with sea turtles to allow for mating since September is the most active month. However, tour groups still visit the bay, swimming with the turtles in full snorkel gear. The dilemma seems to have risen as a result of the granting of permits by the General Directorate of…

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Terminal four at Cancun Airport getting ready Cancun Mexico 

Terminal four at Cancun Airport being prepped to open

Cancun, Q.R. — Terminal Four of the Cancun International Airport is being prepped to open as Terminal One is gradually closed. Expected to begin closing in October, Terminal One is currently being analyzed to see what can be done with the existing infrastructure. Alejandro Rosel Ramírez, of the relations department at the Cancún International Airport explained, “The idea is to close terminal one in a gradual way by first operating terminal four. Once they close T1 we will do a reconfiguration of the airlines from terminal two to terminal four.” Rosel Ramírez says that the complete changeover is not…

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Sea turtle eggs being eaten by loose dogs Mexico Riviera Maya 

Sea turtle eggs being eaten by loose dogs

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Members of the sea turtle monitoring committee at Mahahual have requested the assistance of Profepa for loose dogs consuming turtle eggs. The Mahahual Surveillance Committee received visits from Profepa inspectors to start a dog cage project. They say that people in the area are not keeping their dogs confined at night and the dogs are wandering the beaches, digging up turtle eggs and eating them. Víctor Rosales, a member of the Monitoring Committee, says they have talked with the owners of the dogs and asked them to tie the dogs, or in…

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Municipality garbage separation program needs reconsidering Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Municipality garbage separation program needs reconsidering

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Uncertainty and misinformation are words being used as the  municipality’s garbage separation program continues to come under fire as some say the program needs to be reconsidered. President of the Association of Owners Investors and Providers of Tourism Services in the Riviera Maya, Lenin Amaro Betancourt says, “There is a great improvisation in the beginning of the separation of garbage program, because recycling is a whole culture. To carry it out, we must start with specific programs in schools, in homes and in the divisions where it can…

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Tulum forms Municipal Citizen Council for Animal Care and Animal Welfare Mexico Tulum 

New animal protection council for Tulum

Tulum, Q.R. — Tulum city council has created the Municipal Citizen Council for Animal Care and Animal Welfare, a council that will see to the care and protection of animals. Tulum City Council members along with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s), carried out the reinstatement of the Municipal Citizen Council for Animal Care and Animal Welfare to ensure the rights of all animals. On behalf of Romi Dzul Caamal municipal president, Lenny Perez Salazar said that “These coordinated bodies invite citizen participation to help guarantee the rights of animals in Quintana Roo.” In accordance with…

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State won't consider closing dolphinariums due to economic spill Cancun Mexico 

State won’t consider closing dolphinariums due to economic spill

Cancun, Q.R. — Officials say that although Mexico City has voted to ban the use of dolphins in shows, there is no similar topic discussion set for the state of Quintana Roo. Head of Quintana Roo Ecology and Environment Alfredo Arellano said that banning dolphinariums in the state is not a subject that will be discussed any time in the near future, but did acknowledge that “there is a history to initiate a serious analysis.” The state official commented that given the importance of tourism in Quintana Roo, dolphinariums are places that generate an…

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Playa del Carmen's mobile doctors to be permanent service Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Playa del Carmen’s mobile doctors to be permanent service

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The Government of Solidarity in coordination with the Ministry of Health of Quintana Roo have announced that the mobile doctor program that has been running this summer will become a permanent program. As of August, the mobile doctor program that travels to communities far from health services, will become a permanent part of the municipalities services, announced municipality president, Cristina Torres. “In this town where people are so strong, so hard working, what we need is for families to live well and live healthy, so I call…

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