High levels of lead found in everyday consumer products Around Mexico Mexico City 

High levels of lead found in everyday consumer products

Mexico City, D.F. — High levels of lead have been found in everyday products in Mexico, including sweets and cookware. The research emerged from an early-2000 US study that reported lead concentrations in sweets. A report form the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) found high levels of lead in children living in Mexico City. The 2016 research published in the journal Environmental Research, analyzed 20 of the most consumed candies by children. The results showed recorded lead levels above the FDAs accepted 0.1 parts per million (ppm). The candies…

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City at home recycling program begins Mexico Playa del Carmen 

At home recycling program begins for Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Playa del Carmen has officially began its waste separation program, It’s In Your Hands, which will allow people to begin recycling at home. Municipal Solidarity President, Cristina Torres Gómez, started the waste separation program with objectives to reduce the amount of garbage that reaches local landfills while promoting the culture of waste separation. “We know it will not be easy but we will not give up on this task. We are sure that with the active participation of the inhabitants we will be able to make Solidaridad a cleaner…

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sian ka;an biosphere reserve Mexico Riviera Maya Tech Science 

Protected areas of Riviera Maya now on Google Street View

Riviera Maya, Q.R. – Google Street View allows visitors to see and learn about the natural protected areas of Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The maps and images on Google Street View are part of the Special Collection of National Parks and Natural Protected Areas of Mexico that have been provided by the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (Conanp). Internet users will be able to enjoy the special collection of the Riviera Maya through Google’s Street View platform from any mobile device, anywhere in the world. People can live the experience…

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Cyber fraud increases to 42% over six years Cancun Financial Mexico 

Cyber fraud now 42 percent of all claims

Cancun, Q.R. – According to government statistics, digital fraud in Mexico represents 664 million peso in losses already this year. Condusef (Comisión Nacional para la Defensa de los Usuarios de las Instituciones Financieras) warned of this crime growth noting it has gone from 7 percent to 42 percent over the past six years. Condusef says that in the fourth quarter of this year, digital cyber fraud already represented 664 million pesos in losses to bank users. Mario Di Constanzo, president of Condusef, explained that of the one 1.5 million fraud…

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New infrastructure for Route of Cenotes Mexico Puerto Morelos 

New infrastructure for Route of Cenotes

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — New infrastructure is being planned to help improve access to Route of Cenotes. Puerto Morelos mayor, Laura Fernández Piña, met with the undersecretary of infrastructure of the Communications and Transportation Secretariat (SCT), Oscar Raúl Callejo Silva, with the goal of improving access to Route of Cenotes. The meeting included a management of the resources needed to improve the road structure that would help generate more interest and traffic to that region. Callejo Silva noted that it would cost approximately 3.5 million peso to open an entrance to the area for vehicles coming…

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Sick stranded dolphin rehabilitated, returned to sea Cancun Mexico 

Sick stranded dolphin rehabilitated, returned to sea

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. – A stranded dolphin found along an Isla Mjueres beach has been returned to the sea. Paki, as he became known, was found sick and stranded on an Isla Mjueres beach were veterinarians from Dolphin Discovery took the mammal to their nearby facility for treatment. Paki remained in intensive care for nearly a month before he finally began to show signs of improvement. According to a statement from island Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, Paki is one example of their commitment to protect wildlife in the municipality through…

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Playa del Carmen busy despite rains Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Playa del Carmen busy despite rains

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – Despite heavy rains and cloudy skies, Playa del Carmen businesses say they have had a steady arrival of both domestic and international visitors. The rains may have kept some away from the beaches, but entrepreneurs along the city’s popular Fifth Avenue say they have had a healthy flow of sales in consumer shops as well as restaurants and bars. According to Civil Protection lifeguards, they saw an average of 1,000 people per day hit the beaches, about half of whom were people enjoying the two-kilometer walk…

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Dreamworks after municipal permits to begin construction Mexico Riviera Maya 

Dreamworks after municipal permits to begin construction

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – With federal and state permits in hand, project promoters Turquoise Tourist Operator will apply for the last permits required to begin building the new Dreamworks Theme Park. “People are still betting on investing,” said municipal president Cristina Torres Gomez. “We have the big park that is going to start and they have already contacted me to tell us that they already have the federal and state permits but that they are missing municipal ones. “Soon they will be announcing themselves and they will have many…

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