Poaching in conservation regions remains big problem Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Poaching in conservation regions remains big problem

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Poaching continues to be a huge problem in Riviera Maya with the continual decline of protected species. Researchers and activities are concerned about the impact poaching is having on species that are protected in the state of Quintana Roo. Román Weikop, president of the Mexican Organization of Rescue and Rehabilitation of Wildlife A.C. (Orgfas), says that they estimate that between eight and 12 jaguars have already been killed within the first eight months of the year. He explained that they have a Phototramp monitoring system…

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Tulum beach cleanup begins this weekend Mexico Tulum 

Tulum beach cleanup begins this weekend

Tulum, Q.R. — Beach clean ups are getting underway along Tulum shores as thousand of kilos of garbage are removed by volunteers. Each year, more than 36 tons of garbage is removed from the coast of Quintana Roo with the most common items being plastic bottles and caps and cigarette butts, says Araceli Ramirez. The coordinator of Ocean Conservancy, says that again this year, they are part of the International Beach Cleaning, which will take place between September 23 and October 15 in the state and will include regions from…

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More than 180 flights canceled due to earthquake Cancun Mexico Mexico City Travel 

More than 180 flights canceled due to earthquake

Cancun, Q.R. — Nearly 200 flights have been delayed or canceled due to Tuesday’s earthquake in Mexico City. Tuesday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City has so far, caused the cancellation of more than 180 flights at the International Airport of Mexico City (AICM). Of these flights, at least 11 involved flights to and from the capital city to Cancun. The Mexico City Benito Juarez airport suffered extensive damage as a street around the airport was split open. Inside the airport, automatic doors stopped working due to heaved pavement, while inside,…

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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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Mexican government granted international extradition for Borge Mexico Political 

Mexican government granted international extradition for Borge

Mexico City, Mexico — The government of Mexico has been granted its extradition request for the ex-governor of Quintana Roo. The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) and the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), has reported that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama has granted Mexico its extradition request. They also said that they have notified Mr. Roberto Borge Angulo of its decision, that the Mexican government has been granted their international extradition in order for him to face criminal proceedings that are instituted against him for crimes allegedly…

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Dreamworks gets boot, Maya cosmogony new theme for Amikoo Resort Mexico Riviera Maya 

Dreamworks theme park changed to Maya cosmogony

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — DreamWorks theme park gets booted and instead, is replaced by Maya themed park. A highly anticipated announcement came late yesterday as the president of Mexico, along with Quintana Roo state governor, were scheduled to officially announce the permanent placement of the new DreamWorks theme park for Riviera Maya. That statement, however, took a turn when officials announced a radical change in conception that instead of DreamWorks, the same proposed park area will be Maya-themed Amikoo Resort. Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, explained that it’s important to remain…

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New tourist air tax for those arriving into Mexico Cancun Mexico Travel 

New tourist air tax for those arriving into Mexico

Cancún, Q.R. — A new tourist tax proposal for those arriving into Mexico by air will benefit the state of Quintana Roo, says the Consejo Nacional Empresarial Turístico (CNET). The proposal for the collection of a new $20 tax for the use of tourism infrastructure was created by National Business Tourism Council (CNET) and taken over by the Federal Ministry of Tourism, which proposes that Quintana Roo be the first state to apply the new tax. José Chapur Zahoul, vice president of CNET says that the $20 USD tax imposed on foreign travelers visiting Mexico by air…

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Playa del Carmen to get new surveillance system Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Playa del Carmen to get new surveillance system

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — City officials say that a new video surveillance system will be launched for Playa del Carmen. Municipality of Solidarity, Cristina Torres Gómez made the announcement saying, “Reinforcing security is a key issue for the Municipal Government. Citizens demand it and it is necessary to implement public policies that give results. That is our main commitment to citizens, to recover security in our municipality.” Torres Gómez said that in the tourist area the city will launch the Video Surveillance System as well as in areas considered conflictive. This will allow security personnel…

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