Two men arrested carrying 1.2 million in cash Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Two men arrested carrying 1.2 million in cash

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Two men were arrested after a routine check stop found them carrying 1.2 million peso. The incident occurred Friday at the federal police filter between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. The men were traveling in a Jetta car that was pulled over by the federal police for inspection. Inside the vehicle, police noticed a suitcase. Inspection of the suitcase revealed a gun and 1.2 million peso in cash that the men could not prove origin. Both men were arrested and placed at the disposal of…

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Garbage collection halted due to lack of separation Mexico 

Garbage collection halted due to lack of separation

Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — Garbage collectors in the town of Puerto Aventuras have refused to collect garbage as residents fail to separate. August 5 began the new garbage separation campaign for the entire municipality where specific separated trash is collected only on certain days. The campaign, It’s In Your Hands, is meant to help reduce the amount of waste going into landfills. Puerto Aventuras delegate, Antonio Hernández Marrufo, says that the piles of garbage are a health issue noting, “In Puerto Aventuras we do not have this culture of separation. Now…

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Tropical storm Franklin to reach Riviera Maya Mexico Riviera Maya 

Tropical storm Franklin to reach Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Tropical Storm Franklin was located in the Caribbean Sea today at 5:00 a.m. approximately 460 km, east / southeast of Chetumal, Quintana Roo. Servicio Meteorológico Nacional is issuing a warning that some areas in the path of the storm may involve lightening, strong wind gusts, possible hail, thunderstorms, vortices or tornadoes. Franklin is currently moving west / northwest at the rate of 20 km/h with maximum winds near the center of 55 km/h and gusts of 93 km/h for its current trajectory and gradual approach to the coast of the state of…

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Mexico Political 

Borge ordered to remain in Panama prison until extradition

Cancun, Q.R. — The Superior Court of Appeals of Panama has ordered the ex-governor of Quintana Roo Roberto Borge to remain in prison until he is extradited to Mexico. From the most recent hearing into the extradition, Panamanian prosecutor José Candanedo explained, “There are several criminal cases for which Mr. Roberto Borge must answer, and this, added to the purchasing power of the citizen which could allow his escape from the country, is what caused the magistrates to decide that it is not convenient to substitute the precautionary measure (the arrest) applied.”…

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Political trial demanded against judge who granted Borge suspension Mexico Political 

Political trial demanded against judge who granted Borge suspension

Cancun, Q.R. — A motion has been filed against the judge who granted the arrest suspension to Roberto Borge. The Movimiento Ciudadano party filed a lawsuit against three federal judges, one of them being the judge who granted the recent arrest warrent suspension to Borge. The lawsuit was presented in the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of the Union by the political party Citizen Movement. A political trial has been demanded for Ciro Carrera Santiago, the Fifth District Judge who granted provisional suspension to Roberto Borge. Other judges denounced are Beatriz Jaimes Ramos (Judge Quinto…

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Cancun also considering installing parking meters Cancun Mexico 

Cancun also considering parking meters

Cancun, Q.R. — Lack of parking and constant congestion are two of the main reasons city of Cancun officials are also looking into the installation of parking meters. Karla Gasca Sánchez, president of the Municipal Planning Commission, says that parking in the commercial sector in the first square of the city is agonizing and that the situation needs to be improved. She says that the installation of parking meters is part of the road plan to relieve traffic congestion in that area of Cancun, noting that too many people park their large vehicles on…

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aeropuerto cancun Cancun Mexico Travel 

Cancun passengers flying to US to arrive 3 hours ahead

Cancun, Q.R. — Travelers on direct flights from Mexico to the United States are being warned of tighter security and longer line ups. Mexico’s civil aviation authority announced that passengers flying with any electronic devices larger than a smartphone will be subject to additional security checks. Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly said that the heightened security checks are in an effort to “raise the global baseline of aviation security,” and that his department would phase in the new security measures for all commercial flights arriving into the United…

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Whale shark tour companies have permits revoked Cancun Mexico 

Some whale shark tour companies have permits revoked

Cancun, Q.R. – At least 30 boats have been found incompliant with the guidelines to offer whale shark swimming tours. The National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (Conanp) along with Port Captaincy found 30 vessels that were not complying with the guidelines for swimming with whale sharks. For this reason, authorities are revoking their permits. Francisco Gómez Lozano, Conap’s regional director for the Peninsula of Yucatan and Mexican Caribbean, says inspections have been made in each of the municipalities to determine how many companies will be left without permits. This year, a total…

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