Cool air enters region but decreases risk of tropical storms Cancun Mexico 

Cool air enters region decreasing risks of tropical storms

Cancun, Q.R. — While a cold front entering the region sees temperatures drop, the cool air also decreases the risk of storm formation. Antonio Morales Ocaña of the Department of Meteorology and Civil Protection Climatology says that although the arrival of cold fronts in the state of Quintana Roo has seen night and morning temperatures drop, the fronts also decrease the chance of tropical cyclone formations. He says that the arrival of the cold air system along the coast of Quintana Roo could extinguish thermal issues for the duration of the…

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Monorail system possibility for Cancun Hotel Zone Cancun Mexico 

Monorail system possibility for Cancun Hotel Zone

Cancun, Q.R. — While talks for the construction of a bridge over Cancun’s Nichupté Lagoon continue, a new option has been added to the list of possibilities. The director of the Strategic Projects Agency of Quintana Roo, Eduardo de Jesús Ortiz Jasso, said that of the major projects set for the city of Cancun, a possible monorail option is now on the table. Talks of building a bridge over Nichupté Lagoon to relieve traffic congestion in the Cancun Hotel Zone could be complimented by a high-rise train system. Jesús Ortiz Jasso says that they still need…

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Numerous illegal alcohol permits granted under Borge being revoked Cancun Mexico 

Numerous illegal alcohol permits granted under Borge being revoked

Cancun, Q.R. — Numerous licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages have been revoked in Cancun and Riviera Maya for irregularities. Layla Lorena Flores Terrazas, general director of Licenses for Alcoholic Beverages says that from January 2015 to September 2016, licenses granted to establishments for the sale of alcohol were found to be part of the irregularities under the former Borge government. Flores Terrazas explains that 814 licenses were granted during that time, which should have been a profit of around 250 million peso for the state, however, only 8 million peso…

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Massive 18-vehicle accident kills four Around Mexico Mexico Mexico City 

Runaway water truck hits 18 vehicles, kills four

Mexico City, Mexico — A water truck that lost its breaks on a busy city street crashed into a home, but not before careening off vehicles and killing four. The accident occurred on Constituyentes and Gelati in Mexico City when a water truck carrying 40,000 liters of water lost its brakes. The momentum from the vehicle resulted in it hitting 18 vehicles, one of which was a white Honda Civic with three passengers, all of whom were killed. The water truck ended up impacting the wall of a home embedding the…

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Mexico hit by two more earthquakes, devastation taking its toll Around Mexico Mexico 

Mexico hit by two more earthquakes, devastation taking its toll

Mexico City, Mexico — Two more earthquakes hit central Mexico Saturday while the country is still trying to recover from the previous quakes that have killed hundreds. On Saturday, two more earthquakes were recorded in Oaxaca, the first being a 6.1 magnitude that hit in the morning while the second was recorded at 7:06 p.m. as 4.5-magnitude. The earthqakes hit a town near Matias Romero, 275 miles southeast of Mexico City. These latest quakes shook the country while rescue efforts are still being made to find survivors under the 38…

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More than 38,000 buildings damaged in Mexico City earthquake Around Mexico Mexico Mexico City 

More than 3,800 buildings damaged in Mexico City earthquake

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico City government officials say that the collapsed buildings from the recent earthquake were built before 1985. Government head Miguel Angel Mancera said that a total of 38 buildings fell from the September 19 earthquake with another 3,800 reporting damage. “In an initial review, I can say that the vast majority of buildings exceed the years of 1985. But we must review the buildings that could be more recent in this classification,” said Mancera Espinosa. “I am interested in checking if there are buildings that fell because they do not…

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Mexico's second quake in 10 days kills 2017 Mexico Mexico City 

Mexico’s second earthquake in 10 days kills 217

Mexico City, Mexico — A powerful earthquake shook most of central Mexico collapsing at least 27 buildings Tuesday as a second quake hit the region in less than two weeks. According to the US Geological Survey, the ecpicenter of Tuesday’s devastating earthquake was 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 34.1 miles (55 km) south-southwest of the city of Puebla, in Puebla state. The National Seismological Service of Mexico reports the earthquake of magnitude 7.1 occurred at 13:14:40 Mexico time with the epicenter 120 kilometers from Mexico City and at…

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Mexico welcomes Dreamworks as permanent attraction Mexico Riviera Maya News 

Mexico welcomes DreamWorks as permanent attraction

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A formal announcement is expected today that will welcome DreamWorks into Mexico’s Riviera Maya as a permanent attraction. The formal acknowledgment of the investment Master Plan Amikoo, will be made today in Mexico City by President Enrique Peña Nieto and Quintana Roo state governor, Carlos Joaquín González. The mega-project consists of a large $300 USD million investment that is expected to draw more than 4 million additional visitors to the region each year. The project is part of an ambitious investment package for Quintana Roo that officials are hoping will…

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