Analysis predict Mexico has most to lose in failed NAFTA Business Mexico 

Analysis predicts Mexico has most to lose in failed NAFTA

Mexico City, Mexico — The collapse of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would likely damage, but not derail, the continent’s economy and global corporations’ business models. Such is the conclusion of economists who try to foresee life after the agreement that’s been in effect for 23 years, as increasingly tense negotiations on how to reform it feed versions that US President Donald Trump will fulfill his threat of withdrawal. Without NAFTA, the United States and Mexico would charge each other the highest tariffs they currently impose on other members of the World…

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Conservation association says crocodile numbers down not up Cancun Mexico 

Conservationists say due to poaching crocodile numbers down, not up

Cancun, Q.R. — New reviews have found the crocodile population in Cancun’s lagoon to have drastically decreased mainly due to poaching. Pablo Navarro, Director of Conservation of the civil association Onca Maya, says that the crocodile population in the Laguna Nichupté has fallen by as much as half mostly due to the poaching that exists in the Cancun Hotel Zone. He says they conduct surveillance circuits on a regular basis, having found only four or five crocodiles residing where normally, there are 10 as in previous years. Navarro says that the…

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Solidaridad receives two proposals from new public transport companies Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Solidaridad receives two proposals from new public transport companies

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The city of Playa del Carmen has received two proposals from new companies interested in offering public transportation. Toward the end of this year and into early 2018, city officials say they will have a need for a new public transportation company. So far, two companies have expressed interest in operating Playa del Carmen public routes. César Navarro Medina, president of the Transport Commission, said that this opening would be “very positive” for the city, which has grown and needs not only a company, but…

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First ex-official of Solidaridad arrested and jailed Mexico Political 

First of the ex-officials of Solidaridad arrested and jailed

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The first of the officials under Mauricio Góngora’s government has been arrested and detained. Former director of Expendables Felipe de Jesus Castillo Meseta, has been arrested and sent to the Municipal Retention Center in Playa del Carmen. The former government official, who was part of the Mauricio Góngora government that ran Solidaridad last term, was arrested for the crime of embezzlement and diversion of public funds. The charge, which was filed against him by the current Solidaridad administration, alleges that Castillo Meseta is involved in the…

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Borge considered flight risk, move to national headquarters Mexico Political 

Borge considered flight risk, moved to national headquarters

Cancun, Q.R. — Roberto Borge has been moved to a different prison after officials declared him a flight risk. The move came yesterday after Panama City prison officials moved the ex-governor, his lawyers confirmed. Borge, who has been accused of state-level corruption, was being held at El Renacer where ex-dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega is also jailed. In that prison are also several other senior government officials of former President Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014) who have also been accused of corruption. The former governor of Quintana Roo was transferred to National Police headquarters in the Panamanian…

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25 Cancun hotels fined for lack of emergency shelters Cancun Mexico 

25 Cancun hotels fined for lack of emergency shelters

Cancun, Q.R. — Twenty five hotels in the Cancun Hotel Zone have been fined for failing to have or register their emergency shelters for guests. In the midst of a very active hurricane season, authorities from Civil Protection randomly checked Cancun Hotel Zone hotels to find that 25 had either failed to register their shelters or simply didn’t have one prepared. Benito Juárez Director of Civil Protection Luis Antonio Lomelín said that they decided to check hotels to ensure they had the necessary emergency shelters ready in the event they are needed….

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Government stands by promises, Holbox services improving Cancun Mexico 

Reason for Holbox service collapse, irregular rooms

Holbox, Q.R. — After the recent collapse of water and light services on the island of Holbox, state authorities have learned that 40 percent of lodging rooms on the island are irregular. A recent census conducted by authorities of the State Secretariat of Tourism (Sedetur) determined that a factor in the collapse was due to an excess of tourism rooms that they were unaware of. Water and electrical services for the island were initially set up for the 800 residents that called Holbox home, however, Sedetur has since learned that…

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Aguakan repairs will see one day water suspension Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Aguakan repairs will see one day water suspension

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Water supplier, Aguakan, has announced electrical repairs are required for the continual maintenance of pumps and therefore, water will be unavailable during that day. In a statement, Augakan says that they will begin repairs Tuesday, August 29 to replace an electric pole and change a transformer at one of the main gates. Maintenance will be done by technical engineers to ensure the water supply is reduced for the shortest amount of time possible. The water suspension will be at a general level with the exception…

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