Carnival cruise line adds more passengers to short term cruises Mexico Travel 

Carnival cruise line adds more passengers to short term cruises

Carnival Cruise Line will raise the number of cabins devoted to short cruises out of Galveston and New Orleans in 2019. Carnival Cruise Line has said that for 2019, they will raise the number of cabins devoted to short cruises out of New Orleans and Galveston, which includes stops on Cozumel. Carnival Valor will increase its current 2,974 passenger capacity by 10 percent, while the 3,646 passenger Carnival Dream will increase capacity by 22 percent. The increase in passenger capacity will apply to the line’s four and five-day itineraries. Carnival…

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Cancun airport narcotics dog sniffs out drug shipments second time this month Cancun Mexico 

Cancun airport narcotics dog sniffs out drug shipment second time this month

Cancun, Q.R. — A package of narcotics has been detected at the Cancun International Airport by Memin, the on-site drug dog. Memin managed to sniff out a shipment of drugs in a large container departing from Cancun, bound for Manchester, England. Inside the outgoing aluminum container, police discovered cocaine and hashish wrapped in cylinder wrappers inside the frame of the container. In total, police found 70 grams of cocaine and 55 grams of hashish. This is the second time this month Memin has sniffed out drugs from packages. On November…

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Tourists flip car, create traffic congestion Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Tourists flip car, create traffic congestion

Playa del Carmen, Q.R — A car of visitors to the area overturned on the highway between Tulum and Playa del Carmen. The three tourists inside the leased car were traveling down the Tulum-Playa del Carmen highway at approximately 5:40 p.m. Thursday when the driver lost control. The vehicle flipped and came to rest on the road at the height of the Barceló hotel. Passersby called emergency 911. Paramedics from the Red Cross arrived at the scene finding the three occupants suffering no serious injuries other than shock. Elements of the Federal…

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New tourist complex proposed for Akumal Mexico Tulum 

New tourist complex proposed for Akumal

Akumal, Q.R. — A new development project for the town of Akumal has been submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. The tourist project, Construction and Operation of the Nikte-Ha Tourist Complex in the Coastal Zone of Akumal, would be in collaboration with the Ecological Center of Akumal to avoid interfering with sea turtle nesting. Project promoter NEGTUR, presented the Environmental Impact Statement before the General Directorate of Risk and Environmental Impact, which reports to Semarnat. The tourist complex would be a total area of 909 square meters with 169 square meters being building, and the…

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Old school leader of Los Zetas crime ring arrested Mexico Mexico City 

Old school leader of Los Zetas crime ring arrested

Mexico City, Mexico — Federal forces have arrested a man they believe to be a regional head of the Los Zetas crime ring. Arrested in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, the alleged regional head of Los Zetas Old School, Martiniano de Jesus Jaramillo, is being held responsible for his possible link to the 2010 killing of 72 migrants. He is also being linked to the disappearance of activist Miriam Elizabeth Rodríguez and an American. The 56-year-old is considered the ring leader of Los Zetas Vieja Escuela (Los Zetas Old School), a man they believed died…

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Mexico City replaces 50 old taxis with new electric cars Mexico Mexico City 

Mexico City replaces 50 old taxis with new electric cars

Mexico City, Mexico — The popular Zócalo area of Mexico City has put 50 electric taxis on the roadways, which the mayor says, will go a long way to reducing emissions. On Wednesday, the capital’s head of government, Miguel Ángel Mancera announced the delivery of 50 electric taxis and 100 hybrid patrols, the first of its kind in the Mexican capital. He explained that the new cars will help eliminate pollution adding that new lanes will be added to the roadways of the area with lines marked, electric / hybrid or natural gas. Ángel…

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Video shows jeep hitting car wash, collapsing tunnel Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Video shows jeep hitting car wash, collapsing tunnel

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — An accident at the Green Wash service station at Las Américas Plaza ended with a destroyed car wash station and severly damaged vehicle. The incident occurred Thursday morning at the Green Wash car wash service at Plaza Las Américas. An SUV jeep entered the tunnel, hitting the side of the structure which knocked out supports, collapsing the large wash rollers. Not realizing he was on camera, the driver of the SUV initially claimed the accident was caused by failure of the automatic rollers that clean the exterior…

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Possible gasoline price hike in store for January Business Mexico 

Possible gasoline price hike in store for January

Mexico City, Mexico — Talk of gasoline price increases has some top officials saying an increase of up to 20 percent could be seen in 2018. Analysts, along with the Mexican Association of Gasoline Businessmen, estimate that beginning January, there is the possibility of a price hike that could reach as high as 20 percent. President of the Mexican Association of Gasoline Businessmen Pablo González said that the increase in prices “is a latent possibility,” while also indicating that the increase would result from the increased prices of gasoline and oil in international markets coupled with the fact…

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