Hotel Palace Costa Mujeres approved for construction Cancun Mexico 

Isla Mujeres Hotel Palace Costa Mujeres approved for construction

Cancún, Q. R. – A new hotel set for construction in the municipality of Isla Mujeres has been given the go-ahead. The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) gave the green light to the project Hotel Palace Costa Mujeres, a 670-room complex that will be built on the mainland of Isla Mujeres with an investment of 385 million pesos. The hotel will have various customer service areas, restaurants, bars, communal areas for guests, rest and recreation areas for the tourist’s stay in the hotel. It will be located within the mega-complex Costa…

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Irma inundates Isla Mujeres beaches with seagrass, cleanup underway Cancun Mexico 

Irma inundates Isla Mujeres beaches with seagrass, cleanup underway

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — More than two tons of seagrass have been manually removed from beaches at Isla Mujeres due to the passing of Hurricane Irma. After the passing of Irma, Mexico’s beaches from Cancun to Playa del Carmen suffered extensive wave effects referred to as mar de fondo or deep sea, resulting in several closures. The passing of the hurricane also meant the arrival of tons of seagrass. The island of Isla Mujeres was the hardest hit by mar de fondo as well as with the unexpected arrival of…

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US-Mexican man legally changes name to Trump International 

US-Mexican man legally changes name to Trump

Houston, Texas —  A Texas judge has approved the name-change of a man who calls himself the “undeportable one”. Ernesto Baeza Acosta, who is now legally Ernesto Trump, changed his name after approval by a Texas judge. The heavily tattooed man, who posts outrageous video stunts on YouTube, wrote on his petition that his new name would be “more suitable for professional purposes”. The Texas Trump calls himself the President’s son, complete with doctored photos, saying “I am the undeportable one.” On Twitter, President Trump’s favorite platform, he posted a tweet to the President…

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Two city officials suspended for office sex Around Mexico 

Two city officials suspended for office sex

Morelos, Mexico — Two city officials have been suspended by the mayor of Axochiapan, in the state of Morelos for what he says were sex offenses. The mayor of the municipality of Axochiapan (Morelos) Edgar José Muñoz Sanabria reported the suspension of two of his workers after a sexual video was recorded from inside an office at city hall. Ramón Morales Diaz, director of Agricultural Development and a woman identified only as an employee of the municipality, were videoed by two other workers making sexual contact inside the city hall building. The video was then published and broadcast through social networks….

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Cancun Blue Flag beaches vandalized Cancun Mexico 

Cancun Blue Flag beaches continually vandalized

Cancun, Q.R. — Several of Cancun’s Blue Flag beaches have been continually vandalized. Officials say that some beaches areleft with graffiti while others have bathroom fixtures stolen, among other things. While most of the beaches suffer some looting, the Federal Maritime Zone (Zofemat) reports that Chac Mool and Playa Coral are the two most affected. They say that vandals take advantage of the empty beaches during the early morning hours when they damage and steal federal beach property. Manuel Linss de la Peña, director of Zofemat Benito Juarez, says that bathroom…

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Dolphinarium shows and captive breeding to continue

Cancun, Q.R. — Live marine mammal shows will continue after a meeting of the Chamber of  Deputies. PAN member Maria García Pérez said that banning the reproduction of animals should be a scientific decision and not a political one, and that these opinions do not lead to any benefit of conservation and sustainable use of these animals, but instead would cause mortality. This is the third time the Green Ecologist Party (PVEM) has tried to get a house approval to ban live marine mammal shows. In a heated session, PVEM received only…

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Tourists caught in middle of dispute

Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — A dispute over a tariff increase resulted in several tour companies being blocked from entering the town of Puerto Aventuras, leaving tourists caught in the middle. Román Rivera Torres, president of the marina that many tour companies use for their clients, reportedly increased company user fees by 200 percent. The companies affected by the access restriction were Paradise Catamarans, Fatcat, Capitan Ricks, Pro Dive and Walter, for apparently not complying with the unannounced increases. For nearly an hour, the five companies arrived at the Puerto Aventuras gates with…

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Regional honey harvest begins

Riviera Maya, Q.R. – The regional honey harvest has begun in the more than 8,000 hives throughout the Riviera Maya zone. Tulum Beekeeper Association president Alfredo May Chulim explains the outlook is encouraging. “It is the most abundant flowering that has occurred in the harvest of beekeeping. Each hive produces approximately 12 kilos and we expect rain during the middle of this month that will give the full production that we expect.” Beekeeping in the southern part of the state (into the Maya Zone) is the liveliest activity for locals, beating…

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