Carnival cruise ship rescues hurricane stranded man at sea International 

Carnival cruise ship rescues hurricane stranded man at sea

Tampa, Florida — A man who was stranded at sea during Hurricane Irma has been rescued by a passing Carnival cruise ship. Edward Potter, a shrimp boat captain and his first matte, Carl Sheperd, were caught in the Gulf of Mexico in a 75-foot boat when the storm hit. After spending several hours riding out Hurricane Irma, a Carnival cruise ship passed that was put out to sea for protection prior to the storm and was then bound for a dry dock for maintenance. Ship personnel helped Potter on board…

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Mexico earthquake, hurricane katia Around Mexico Mexico 

Mexico cancels Texas aid as it battles devastating losses

Mexico City, Mexico — After the recent earthquake that affected the country as well as the devastation caused by Hurricane Katia, Mexico has decided to put aid efforts in its own victims, pulling help from Texas. Through a statement, the Mexican Foreign Ministry reported that due to the emergencies caused by the September 7 earthquake on the country’s west and the recent devastation by Hurricane Katia on the east, Mexico is not in a position to send aid to Texas. The death toll from the Pacific earthquake continues to rise, with a new figure of 95 due to…

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Harvey rains on Mexico, to hit Texas as hurricane International 

Harvey rains on Mexico, to hit Texas as hurricane

Texas, USA — Harvey, the storm that passed over Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula earlier this week as a disorganized system, has since reorganized as predicted. The storm, which passed over regions of Mexico with wind and rain, has developed into a now Category 2 Hurricane that is set to hit the state of Texas. Millions of people are bracing for the storm which forecasters say, could swamp counties more than 100 miles inland with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges. Harvey…

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Mexico's Bimbo buying East Balt Bakeries Business Mexico 

Mexico’s Bimbo buying sixth US baking company

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico’s largest baking empire, Grupo Bimbo, has purchased another US baking company making it the sixth such agreement. Daniel Servitje Montull, Chairman of Grupo Bimbo, explained that as a way to expand its global reach the company has purchased US bakery, East Balt Bakeries for $650 million. “This acquisition drives Bimbo’s growth strategy to expand our global leadership and serve better and more consumers. East Balt enjoys long-standing strategic relationships with the largest and most established brands in the world. We look forward to East Balt…

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Swimmers enjoy the Seine for first time in nearly a century

Paris, France — After almost a century of prohibition, sunbathers will be able to swim in the Seine. The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, inaugurated the first dedicated swimming area in a channel of the Seine, that for nearly a century, has been prohibited for sanitary reasons. The area is located in Villette, in the north of Paris, and is made up of three floating pools installed alongside one of the banks of the river. The swimming areas, which are free of charge, has different depths that are suitable for…

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Jet blast kills tourist

St. Maarten, Dutch Antilles — A jet blast has claimed the life of a New Zealand tourist near the St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport. Reports say that the 57-year-old woman was a plane spotter at the nearby beach which is internationally famed for its views of approaching aircraft. Despite warning signs, the woman was standing too close to the fence barrier that separates the beach from the runway. The force of the overhead jet blasts from the Boeing 737 tossed her, causing her to hit her head on the ground….

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State officials consider hotels, museum for Mahahual

Bacalar, Q.R. — A new tourist development for the area of Mahahual could see 1,200 rooms added to the area. An announcement on Monday by the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) outlined the intention for a new project in the region of Mahahual in the southern portion of the state. Currently, Mahahual is a common cruise ship port, however, officials are considering a new tourist development in nearby Bacalar. The project would include 1,200 rooms distributed between six hotels with an estimated investment value of $100 million USD….

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Hilton brand announces new properties for Cancun, Playa del Carmen

Cancun, Q.R. – International hotel giant, Hilton, has announced nine new properties for Mexico. The international brand has signed deals that will see them develop nine new properties in various parts of the country including Cancun and Playa del Carmen. The new Hilton brands will include Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton, as well as the company’s first dual-branded property in Mexico. The announcement of the new developments will add an additional 1,200 rooms to…

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