Riviera Maya News Mexico Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Injured ocelot left dying, now recovering

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — An ocelot that was hit and left on the side of the highway has been rescued by the Community Conservation Network of the Jaguar. The cat was apparently struck by a vehicle on Friday night, but left on the side of the road. Photos of the suffering animal went viral, which prompted the conservation community to search for it after an anonymous Friday night 911 call about the injured animal was taken but ignored. Martin Porta, president of the Environmental Monitoring Committee of the Community…

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Mexico Puerto Morelos 

Puerto Morelos undergoes road work reconstruction

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — New road work has been implemented for the town of Puerto Morelos with more than 60 percent being recovered. Today, Puerto Morelos provides a renewed, safer and cleaner image for its population, announced municipal president Laura Fernández Piña. With the recovery of streets and avenues, more than 60 percent throughout the municipality has been repaired. “We know that there is still work to be done, but the fact is that the joint work of Public Utilities and Public Works has been overwhelming. Having patched arteries that needed repair or repaved included…

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Cancun, Riviera Maya cartel leader arrest confirmed Cancun Mexico 

Cancun, Riviera Maya cartel leader arrest confirmed

Cancun, Q.R. — An official confirmation of the arrest of a cartel leader that has allegedly dominated the Cancun and Riviera Maya region, was  made yesterday by the state governor. “I acknowledge the arrest of Leticia Rodríguez (Doña Lety) by the Navy and federal authorities, who is responsible for acts of violence in Quintana Roo,” said Governor Carlos Joaquin. The confirmation came two days after the speculated arrest of the head cartel leader who, authorities say, is responsible for the violence that has hit Cancun and Riviera Maya. Federal authorities…

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Tropical storm Franklin arrives with strong winds, rain Mexico Riviera Maya 

Tropical storm Franklin arrives with strong winds, rain

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Tropical storm Franklin has made its way across much of Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya but not before dousing the region with high winds and intense rains. The main eye of the storm has passed over the region and is continuing on toward the center of the country, west-northwest at 14 mph. Marco A. Lugo Garduño of Servicio Meteorológico Nacional reports that as Franklin continues to cross the peninsula the region remains in the zone of the storm and will continue to see strong winds and rain…

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Vacationing tourist dies snorkeling in Akumal Mexico Tulum 

Vacationing tourist dies snorkeling in Akumal

Akumal, Q.R. — An American man has died during a leisure snorkel at Akumal. The 65-year-old-man, identified as Ramsay N., was noticed by his wife as “having trouble” about 30 minutes after he entered the water. Emergency 911 received the call at 1:30 p.m. Paramedics attended to the man, providing electroshocks, however, the man had already passed away. Ramsay and his wife, 62-year-old Virginia, were on vacation in Akumal.

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Hotel Association: theme parks, franchise brands distorts image Mexico Riviera Maya 

Hotel Association: theme parks, franchise brands distorts image

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — With two new themed construction projects under way, the president of the Riviera Maya Hotel Association says that such franchises and brands are not necessary. Jean Agarrista Marfin, president of the Association of Hotels of the Riviera Maya (AHRM), commented that the destination “does not need to bring franchises, brands of this type” saying that Riviera Maya could lose its essence and culture. This is in reference to the upcoming multi-million dollar Dreamworks / Thrill Park project slated to be built just north of Playa del Carmen. When complete,…

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Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Police dedicated to improving Playa security

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – In light of recent violent events that have taken place in Playa del Carmen, municipality officials are reassuring the general public that they are committed to fighting crime. In a media release, the Director General of Public Safety and Municipal Transit, Juan Martín Rodríguez Olvera, says that the Government of Solidarity and the General Direction of Public Safety and Municipal Transit reaffirm their commitment regarding the security of the citizens. It is for this reason they continue to work in coordination with the State and…

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Borge among names removed from state's obelisk Mexico Political 

Borge among names removed from state’s obelisk

Chetumal, Q.R. — Several names have been removed from the state capital’s obelisk earlier this week in a move that surprised many. Two of the removed names included former state governors Félix González Canto and Roberto Borge Angulo, who have both faced scandals for defrauding the public treasury. The withdrawal of names was requested by the city’s chronicler, Fabian Herrera Manzanilla, who urged State Congress to eliminate some names since the obelisk is reserved for those who have benefited the country. Along with Félix González Canto and Roberto Borge Angulo, other removed names…

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