American man with warrant arrested in Puerto Morelos Mexico Puerto Morelos 

American man with warrant arrested in Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — An Amercian man with an outstanding warrant has been arrested in the seaside town of Puerto Morelos. Eddy Monroe Vanhauten was detained by the Federal Police in Puerto Morelos. He was being sought by US authorities for the crime of sexual exploitation of minors in the state of California. The 70-year-old man was arrested in Puerto Morelos after an warrant for his arrest was issued by the US Department of Justice. Police arrested Vanhauten in Colonia Caoba park in Puerto Morelos. He was transferred to the National Institute of…

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Citizens of Puerto Morelos want peaceful town back Mexico Puerto Morelos 

Citizens of Puerto Morelos want peaceful town back

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — A peaceful demonstration was held in the seaside town of Puerto Morelos Sunday by citizens who say they are concerned about the rise in crime. Nearly 150 people from Puerto Morelos held a March for Peace on Sunday morning where they protested the increase of insecurity that is being felt throughout the municipality. Attendees of the march said that a call was made to the general public to ask municipal authorities to recover the peace and tranquility in the town of Puerto Morelos. Demonstrators said that in recent months,…

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Puerto Morelos reports increase of visitors to seaside town Mexico Puerto Morelos 

Puerto Morelos reports increase of visitors to seaside town

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — Puerto Morelos has seen a steady increase in visitors this year with a significant rise in tourists during the third quarter of the year. Puerto Morelos municipal president, Laura Fernandez Piña reports that the seaside town has seen a 12.5 percent growth of tourists during this third quarter compared to the same time last year. She says that the growth helps better position the town in both the national and international tourism markets. From July to September of 2016, statistics show Puerto Morelos hosted 177,172 visitors during…

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New drainage infrastructure project begins for Puerto Morelos Mexico Puerto Morelos 

New drainage infrastructure project begins for Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — Drainage work for the municipality of Puerto Morelos has begun in the region of Zetina Gasca, the town’s oldest residential area. Aguakan has begun working on adding a new drainage system for the colony of Zetina Gasca. The municipal president Laura Fernandez Piña gave the go ahead to will see the system installed along with other updates including a new modern lighting system. “Today we begin the first of many projects that will be carried out in the colony Zetina Gasca, Zetina Gasca, Casco Antiguo and Pescadores. These projects will…

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Hotel warehouse fire at Puerto Morelos destroys building Mexico Puerto Morelos 

Hotel warehouse fire at Puerto Morelos destroys building

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — A hotel winery at Puerto Morelos caught fire this week, summoning firefighters from Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos to help battle flames. A winery belonging to Hotel Dorado at Puerto Morelos caught fire, which quickly spread, engulfing the entire building. Firemen from both Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos spent more than four hours fighting flames in an attempt to extinguish the fire. The winery was part of the warehouse where numerous supplies were kept including gas tanks. The fire was reported to have began…

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Dreams Puerto Morelos installs sign prohibiting public beach access Mexico Puerto Morelos 

Dreams Puerto Morelos installs sign prohibiting public beach access

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — For the third time in as many months, a hotel has breached federal rules by attempting to claim public beach property as their own. The latest claim came from citizens who called Zofemat for Dreams Puerto Morelos who had posted a sign prohibiting free passage of the public in front of its hotel. Upon inspection, Zofemat forced the hotel to remove the sign, where they were attempting to illegally seize an extensive public beach area as private property. A similar incident in Playa del Carmen occurred…

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Puerto Morelos Margaritaville Riviera Maya hotel project rejected Mexico Puerto Morelos 

Puerto Morelos Margaritaville Riviera Maya hotel project rejected

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — A hotel project proposed in May for the municipality of Puerto Morelos as been rejected by Semarnat. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) has announced the rejected project, Hotel Margaritaville Riviera Maya, that was proposed in May of this year for failing the Environmental Impact Statement. The 357-room resort was proposed to the Ministry of Environment by the company Xey Inmobiliaria, who were hoping to break into the Mexico Riviera Maya market with their popular American hotel chain, Margaritaville. According to CEO John Cohlan, the company is…

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Puerto Morelos to convert to underground power system Mexico Puerto Morelos 

Puerto Morelos to convert to underground power system

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — A new agreement between the municipality of Puerto Morelos and the Federal Electricity Commission will see the conversion of overhead power lines. Local entrepreneurs are celebrating the signing of an agreement made by the municipal president Laura Fernández Piña with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) for the conversion of the network of power lines from overhead to underground in the Old Town portion of Puerto Morelos. Businessman Emilio Muñoz Vado said that the two main benefits of the new agreement will be improved safety and the beautification of the urban image….

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