Man arrested at Cancun airport for stashing $60,000 cash Cancun Mexico 

Man arrested at Cancun airport for stashing $60,000 cash

Cancun, Q.R. — A man has been arrested at the Cancun International Airport for attempting to enter the country with a large amount of cash. An Argentinean native arriving in Cancun from Lima, Peru was pulled over at the baggage check area in Terminal 2 Monday. The Federal Police were called to the scene after a search of the man and his luggage resulted in the discovery of more than $60,000 cash. The man, identified only as Omar A.A., hid the money in various compartment of his luggage, clothing and…

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Insecurity in Cancun extremely worrying, says business council Cancun Mexico 

Insecurity in Cancun extremely worrying, says business council

Cancun, Q.R. — Despite new strategies, cases of insecurity continue to present themselves in Cancun, a fact that is extremely worrying said Eloy Peniche Ruiz, president of the Business Coordinating Council. “We continue with that bad run of crime, where criminals are attacking places you least expect. That is the reality. We need to strengthen surveillance by some way involving the Army or the Navy, which is something we already began modifying,” he said. He explained that it is no longer possible to launch the speech that insecurity does not affect tourist activity, because even…

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Cancun to get new convention center Cancun Mexico 

Cancun to get new convention center

Cancun, Q.R. — The city of Cancun has announced it will be receiving a new convention center. Although the city currently has a convention center, the new model will be part of the hotel chain Me and is expected to be much larger. Martín Vásquez director of Hotel Me said that it will be one of the three largest in the Mexican Caribbean. “We already have a convention center, but the idea of this is to make a bigger convention center to have the capacity to capture and accommodate all the groups….

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Puerto Aventuras still without public beach access Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Puerto Aventura still without public beach access

Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — Although a public beach access request was submitted, officials say there is still no feedback. The request for a destination agreement for public beach access for the town of Puerto Aventuras was submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) in February, however, no reply has been received. Puerto Aventuras representative Gustavo Maldonado Saldaña says Semarnat had six months to reply to the town’s request, but they have failed to do so. He says that they are still without a response even though they have repeated…

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Animals among those rescued by Mexico soldiers Around Mexico Mexico 

Animals among those rescued by Mexico soldiers

Mexico City, Mexico — Dozens of pets have been rescued from earthquake rubble during marine search efforts around Mexico. While search and rescue look primarily for human life, rescue efforts are extended to all life including pets. Dozens of cats and dogs have been found alive and placed in numerous shelters around the city waiting for their owners. An extensive list of overflowing shelters with found pets has continually been circulating so owners can be reunited, however, one unusual pet was rescued over the weekend and also brought to a…

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Cancun has changed, no longer migratory hub for employed Cancun Mexico 

Cancun has changed, no longer migratory hub for unemployed

Cancun, Q.R. — Concerns continue to grow as some worry a wave of migration may see the state overwhelmed with more people than work. With the massively destructive earthquake of 1985, the city of Cancun became a migratory hub for those in need of work. Thousands arrived in hopes of gaining employment and creating a better life, however, the city no longer has the capacity to employ these types of workers. Eloy Peniche Ruiz, president of the Business Coordinating Council says “We definitely do not have the capacity for thousands. We…

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Bacalar residents reject proposal for natural protected area

Bacalar, Q.R. — Hundreds of locals are opposing the creation of a natural protected area for Bacalar saying the area is destined to grow in tourism due to its natural beauty. Mario Rivero Real said that the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas and the Association Amigos de Sian Kaán hope to curb eco-tourism development in southern Quintana Roo by creating an natural protected area of at least 5,000 hectares of coast and wetlands in Bacalar. Residents and businesses on the other hand, outright oppose the project, saying that declaring the Bacalar…

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New tourist air tax for those arriving into Mexico Cancun Mexico Travel 

New tourist air tax for those arriving into Mexico

Cancún, Q.R. — A new tourist tax proposal for those arriving into Mexico by air will benefit the state of Quintana Roo, says the Consejo Nacional Empresarial Turístico (CNET). The proposal for the collection of a new $20 tax for the use of tourism infrastructure was created by National Business Tourism Council (CNET) and taken over by the Federal Ministry of Tourism, which proposes that Quintana Roo be the first state to apply the new tax. José Chapur Zahoul, vice president of CNET says that the $20 USD tax imposed on foreign travelers visiting Mexico by air…

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