Saturday, October 19, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, October 19




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Depending on what's going on with the clouds..moonrise is just before 11p tonight & midnight tomorrow, and an hour later on Monday. If you're going to watch the Orionid meteor shower, it's best to look before the moonlight affects their visibility. They'll peak on Monday night-Tuesday morning. They're caused by debris from Halley's comet, which also causes the Aquarid meteors in the spring. Moonrise painting by Pamela May Haase (from MVC B&B).

Playa Centro, one of three "Blue Flag " beaches of Isla Mujeres, photo credit Droneprint

World Day for the Fight Against Breast Cancer


About 100 officials with the City government joined in the fight against mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue, by visiting islanders, home by home, to encourage them to keep their yards and patios free of items where mosquitoes can breed. This campaign is in addition to ongoing fumigation and thermonebulization work that is being done in the colonia neighborhoods of the island, as well as in the parks, schools, cemeteries, and other areas to eliminate the mosquito "Aedes aegypti".

Yesterday, the City government commemorated the 66th anniversary of Mexican women gaining the right to vote in 1953. Recognition was given to women who have excelled in politics and government on the island and the mayor spoke about the importance of women participating in all areas of society, and the progress they have made since obtaining the right to vote, which opened the door to equality.  A conference on "Political Rights of Women" was held and the Mayor unveiled the "Photographic Exhibition of Women Who Have Occupied Popular Election Positions Throughout the History of Isla Mujeres" in the Town Hall, which is open to the general public.

TVisla Mujeres    

The first female Harbor Master of Isla Mujeres completed her captaincy here on October 16th and will become Harbor Master of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.  She began her captaincy here on August 16th, 2018, and expressed her appreciation for the support she's received from local nauticos. The new Isla Mujeres Harbor Master is Captain Roberto Edmundo Ramos Mendoza, according to the directory on the federal government website. LINK 


Work crews are making inspections for illegal hookups with the CFE (Federal Electrical Commission) and it is believed that they have found at least a half a dozen, which can be subject to fines from 300,000 pesos to 900,000 pesos. One merchant said that the CFE is using a calculation for the past two years, causing higher fines, even if the illegal hookup was only there for a few months. Last year, a CFE executive said that of 90 inspections, there were five cases of alterations to the meters, of which one was by the Taxi union. LINK  

Maritima Isla Mujeres is planning to put their ferry Sergio Gracia Aguilar into operation transporting cargo between Isla Mujeres and Punta Sam before the high season begins at the end of the year. LINK  

The discount program for various City fees, surcharges and fines, which began on Sept. 15th, remains in effect. Details are given in this article. LINK  
   Noti Isla Mujeres     

VIDEO of visitors to the island from the National Union of Workers of Colegio Bachilleres (High Schools) who are participating in sports and cultural activities, with more than 750 people from 11 states of Mexico visiting as a part of these events.


Women warriors in the battle against breast cancer enjoyed a day at Garrafon Park in honor of this International Day for the Fight Against Breast Cancer & they recommend self-examination.VIDEO 

   La Tertulia  

Video from yesterday of a boa slowly crossing the road (prolongacion Rueda Medina, near the former packing plant 'Romeo' going toward the airfield).


From  Por Esto :

Celebrating the 66th anniversary of Mexican women gaining the right to vote  

Celebran 66° aniversario del voto femenino

(See City section above)

Isla Mujeres news briefs   

Breves de Isla Mujeres

 The Isla Mujeres branch of Banamex ran out of cash on Friday morning when many residents were waiting to withdraw money, and a taxi driver who planned to withdraw 10,000 pesos became angry. The manager was unable to give a reason to the annoyed customers who had been in line, and the taxi driver was unable to obtain cash from the taxi union.
  The second brief is about residents filling in potholes left by Aguakan while installing the wastewater network at the southern part of the isle.

Preventing dengue  

Combate contra el dengue

(See City section above.)
  This article also notes that residents are encouraged to open their doors and windows when spraying is being done in their colonias, and to remove items where water can collect or to turn them over. Fumigation is also done in less accessible areas such as the Mundaca Hacienda and Sac Bajo, since rains in recent days have caused a proliferation of mosquitoes.

More courses for fishermen-divers  

Más cursos a pescadores buzos

  In response to the record-breaking number of fishermen who are diving for lobster who have needed  treatment for decompression illness in the Hyperbaric Chamber this season, the municipal Director of Fishing, Policarpo Pastrana, announced that more classes will be held for the fishermen, in addition to the classes that were already provided during the closed season for lobster.
    He noted that these injuries are occurring because some of the fishermen are not in proper physical condition and sometimes they dive in an impaired state, in addition to diving deeply to 40-60 meters using compressed air via a hose (which isn't recommended), while encountering low temperatures and strong currents (which can cause over-exertion), and failing to surface as slowly as the protocols require.
  As of last week, the number of lobster-divers treated had reached 98 since the season began on July 1st.

Diabetes clinic 2019 in November

Celebrarán la Clínica de Diabetes 2019

 The 2019 Diabetes Clinic will be held on November 6th from 9am to noon at the Senior Citizen Facility, in colonia La Gloria. The Pro-Diabetic Club Isla Mujeres is a legal Mexican non-profit organization, with volunteer bilingual nurses, social workers, EMT's and nutritionists from the US & Isla Mujeres, who have been holding these clinics at various sites on the island for the past ten years, in coordination with the DIF social service agency,  and Mexican doctors and medical personnel.  Last year, they began providing these services on the mainland part of the municipality also, attending to more than 500 resident-diabetics at both clinics.
   The organization provides glucose testing and distributes glucometers and supplies to isleño diabetics to help them manage their illness, which is the leading cause of death in Mexico. They are taught to use the meters and provided with nutritional education and free reading glasses. Residents return year after year to receive more supplies and replace broken meters.
   They have also provided meters & supplies to the Community Hospital, Public Health Department, Red Cross (on the island and in Cancun), DIF (social service agency) programs, Isla ambulances, and to EMTs and Paramedics so they can evaluate patients they encounter in emergency situations. Supplies have also been donated for use by health professionals in training on the island.
   If you'd like to donate, there is a need for lancets, strips, and meters, especially the brands of Contour, Contour Next, Free Style, and One Touch. Monetary donations are also welcomed and $78 will purchase 200 test strips to supply one islander diabetic for one year.

Isla Mujeres news briefs 

BREVES DE ISLA MUJERES

Recognition was given to senior citizen for their participation in a video recording by the AMOAM association (Self-Esteem and Motivation for the Elderly) at an event at the City Council room in the Town Hall.
On Sunday, the Isla Mujeres Cockteleros (who are the league champions from the previous season) will travel to Puerto Morelos to play the Barracudas at 1pm.
  There was a concert yesterday at the Casa de la Cultura that is part of the International Music Festival Oct.18-26, with the other events taking place in Cancun.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks,bikes, BBQ grills, safes, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & our backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking,  flag a $2 taxi. Parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery , Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.
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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

October 13   6:39
October 14   7:14
October 15   7:52
October 16  8:32
October 17   9:16
October 18  10:04
October 19  10:58
October 20  11:55
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:35-6:10p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:35-6:45a (start-end/mo)
October Events 
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Wednesday nights at 8:45p, the group "Isla en Bici" bike around the isle, meeting at Juarez &  Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK   

In October,  fishermen in this region are banned from catching Conch, and Shrimp until the 15th.  LINK 

The new date for the Women's Fishing Tournament "El Dorado del Caribe" still hasn't been announced.

By Diane Daniel
Officially, protection of nesting sea turtles continues on the east coasts of the island thru mid-October, but monitoring for nests continues until the end of the month. The eggs are collected and taken to the incubation pen at the Tortugranja. Releases of the hatchlings are done by personnel with the facility at sunrise or sunset when there is less heat and fewer predators. Three species nest on the island, with the most nests being from Green turtles, second are the Loggerhead, and third are the Hawksbill.They are expecting there will be a total of 1500 nests by the end of the month, which will be a new record.

Incubation pen

Nests & tracks at MVC B&B
Sunday, Oct. 6 on the Town Square at 8pm--Two folklorico dance troupes & a singer. Free.

Isla Mujeres celebrates the Month of Quintana Roo
Sunday 6th--Town Square 8p Noches Magicas with two folklorico dance troupes and a singer
Monday 7th--Town Square 9a Monthly Civic Ceremony
Friday 18th--Casa de Cultura Esplanade 7p Concert Electone Arte en Movimiento
Thurs 31st-Town Square 8p Presentation of Hanal Pixan altars & the Festival of the Living for the Dead

(The events on the 14th are at schools on the mainland and on the 21st at the City Council room is a contest of oral presentations in Spanish)







Oct 8-9 Draconid Meteors peak (with some interference from the moon)

Oct 9-10 Southern Taurids peak (with some interference from the moon)

Friday, Oct. 18, at 7p, you're invited to experience the sounds of an entire orchestra from one musician on one instrument. Free at the Casa de la Cultura, on the back street Guerrero at Abasolo (in front of the "Isla Mujeres" photo op sign).

 Friday, Oct. 18th--Casa de Cultura Esplanade 7p Concert Electone Arte en Movimiento

Sunday, Oct. 20--the 3rd annual Pink Run to raise awareness about Breast Cancer prevention will be held starting at 7:30a by Playa Centro & the Fishermen's Monument in front of the Posada.
 
(On the 21st at the City Council room is a contest of oral presentations in Spanish)
 
Monday night, Oct 21-22 Orionid Meteors peak

Thursday Oct. 31st-Town Square 8p Presentation of Hanal Pixan altars & the Festival of the Living for the Dead 

Thursday, Oct. 31-Halloween is celebrated on Hidalgo street with foreigners & businesses passing out candy and small items after dusk.There's also a procession thru the colonias.

Nov. 1 Dia de los Muertos  There's usually a candlelit procession around nightfall from the cemetery down HIdalgo to the Casa de la Cultura where there is usually a Catrina contest and displays of altars from different regions of Mexico. The procession participants are dressed in black and white, or catrina-garb, or regional clothing.
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Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to NHC 

Friday, October 18, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, October 18




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 Sunday, Oct. 20 at 6p on the Town Square, two dance troupes will perform

Mexican women gained the right to vote on Oct. 11, 1953, sixty-six years ago.
Isla Mujeres will participate in the Cancun Travel Mart. promoting the island as a tourist destination. About 600 representatives and travel agents are expected to attend from various locations around the world including India, Russia and South America.

Record-breaking year for the Sea Turtle Protection Program LINK 
  The previous record for the Sea Turtle Protection Program was in 2015 with 1630 nests.  This year there were 1652 nests, with 181,837 eggs. About 80% of the eggs hatch, after incubating at the Tortugranja for about two months, and the hatchlings are released at night. This season, there were 12 Hawksbill nests with 1610 eggs, 86 Loggerhead nests with 9396 eggs, and 1554 Green nests with 170,831 eggs
     The official nesting season is May 15-Oct. 15, but the beaches are monitored two weeks before and two weeks afterwards. The Director of the Tortugranja,Deline García Canto, expressed her appreciation for the facility personnel, the volunteers, civil associations, and agencies who assisted with the protection program, including the Navy, municipal Police, Civil Protection & the Firefighters, and ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency). She also thanked the Mayor for the City's work to raise awareness about the importance of conservation & protection of sea turtles.

From Civil Protection--Respect the warning signs, for your protection. (Swimming is prohibited at Media Luna Beach.)


Courses were taught in the Use and Maintenance of Fire Extinguishers at the municipal Fire Station for the tenants of the downtown Mercado,  Javier Rojo Gómez, and of the Mercado Audomaro Magaña, and they were given certificates of completion. (This is one of the annual Civil Protection safety requirements for Isla Mujeres businesses, including tourism rentals. A first aid class & certificate are also required, along with annual inspections.)

A Municipal Campaign for the Promotion of Reading is being carried out at various public schools, including the middle school Benito Juarez where a committee was sworn in recognition of the importance of this work. A donation of books was made to the middle school for the students there, and it is noted that there are reading circles at the Casa de la Cultura.

Efforts have increased to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya with a campaign of thermo-spraying by the Vectors Department. Locations sprayed include all schools, parks, churches, sports fields, and areas such as “Sac Bajo” and “Garrafón”, as well as in the two municipal cemeteries and the colonias of “La Gloria”, “Ampliación La Gloria”, “La Guadalupana”, “Meteorológico”, “Prolongación Aeropuerto”, “Salina Chica”, “Caribeña”, “Electricista”, “Salina Grande”, “Caridad del Cobre”, “Lol Be”, “Miraflores”, “Cañotal”,  and downtown, aka “Centro”. Campaigns have also been carried out to raise awareness about preventing areas where larvae can grow in yards and patios by removing objects where water can collect.

TVisla Mujeres    

A group of residents have begun patching potholes made by Aguakan, especially in the Punta Sur area, although they aren't using the correct type of materials. They want the municipal government to intervene because the potholes are damaging their vehicles. LINK  

Vaccination campaign against influenza has begun VIDEO  

Record-breaking number of cases of decompression treated at the Hyperbaric Chamber LINK  
  As of October 16th, 101 cases of decompression have been treated at the Hyperbaric Chamber since the beginning of the lobster catching season on July 1st. The Director of the Hyperbaric Chamber Board, Policarpio Pastrana, said the problem is due to fishermen not respecting the diving protocols, as well as using alcohol or drugs, or diving when they are hungover. The season ends on February 29th, and about 20 more cases are expected. The previous record was 87, which occurred two years ago. Efforts have been made to raise awareness among the fishermen-divers, without success. 


The Director of ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency) in the municipality of Isla Mujeres, Kerem Pinto Aguilar said that as part of the efforts to keep the beaches clean,  surveys of the beach debris are done daily in an ongoing manner. She said that more and more companies are committed to the environment to such an extent that many have begun using biodegradable bags and straws. She said there has been a good response from business owners who have been given samples of these products, and about half of the Federal Zone concessionaires have adapted these eco-friendly practices and more are expected to participate. LINK   VIDEO   

The Workers' Union of Colegio Bachilleres (high schools) of Quintana Roo (Sitacobaqroo) are holding their Sixth National Meeting of Cultural and Sports Events of the Unions of the College of Bachelors in Isla Mujeres, for the first time. Delegations began arriving on Wednesday from eleven Mexican states. The inauguration ceremonies were scheduled for Thursday on the Town Square. There will be various sports activities including soccer, men's & women's basketball, and volleyball, among others. About 700 people are expected to attend, with the games being held on Friday and Saturday. Awards and a closing dinner will take place on the final day. LINK  

In order to establish public policies that contribute to environmental progress and the improvement of the urban image of Isla Mujeres, the municipal government headed by Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, carried out the Installation of the Municipal Council of Ecological Territorial Planning and Urban Development, at the City Council room of the Town Hall. LINK  

On Monday, the Director of the state Port Authority (APIQRoo), Alicia Ricalde Magaña, was elected as Vice-President of the American Association of Port Authorities (APA), which is an organization representing about 130 large-scale public ports in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. LINK  
 
From  Por Esto :

Promoting Isla Mujeres as a tourism destination to Russia, South America & India 

Rusos e indios, potenciales clientes de IM

  Isla Mujeres will participate in the XXXII edition of the Cancun Travel Mart to promote this Pueblo Magico as a tourism destination, including to representatives from Russia, South America, and India. Representatives from at least 20 countries are expected to attend.

Conclusion of the official Sea Turtle Protection season  

Concluye temporada de cuidado de tortugas

See City section above.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

Breves de Isla Mujeres

  October 16th is Feral Cat Day in Mexico and it is noted that many former street cats now live at Dr. Delfino's Veterinary Clinic. Those who work with animal rescue say that 90% of the cats on the island don't have owners. (Defino's clinic has a program that captures and sterilizes wild cats, marking their ear and releasing them back to their territory.)

  Drivers are advised to exercise caution along the road to Garrafon to avoid hitting a group of eight mapaches (raccoons) that cross the road in that area near Capitan Dulches and Kin-ha, according to a post on social media.

Golf cart rentals: A good business  

Renta de carros de golf, buen negocio

  There are about 20 golf cart rental agencies, whose concessions are said to be associated with political favors. It is noted that the Joaquin has authorization to rent 70 units, while most agencies have about twenty. There are concerns that when the current governor goes out of office that more concessions will be issued,despite the current traffic situation and limited parking spaces.

Hoteliers concerned about rentals offered on the internet  

Oferta hotelera en IM es desleal

  Hoteliers say there are rentals offered on the internet who are competing unfairly by not paying employee benefits and other taxes and fees, and also accuse them of 'stealing' away employees that have been trained by the hotels, who think they will earn more money, which may not be the case. The hoteliers want the authorities to enforce the regulations upon the foreigners who are offering rentals on the internet, which have been proliferating.  

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View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & fast WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks,bikes, BBQ grills, safes, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & our backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking,  flag a $2 taxi. Parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery , Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.
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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

October 13   6:39
October 14   7:14
October 15   7:52
October 16  8:32
October 17   9:16
October 18  10:04
October 19  10:58
October 20  11:55
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:35-6:10p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:35-6:45a (start-end/mo)
October Events 
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

Wednesday nights at 8:45p, the group "Isla en Bici" bike around the isle, meeting at Juarez &  Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK   

In October,  fishermen in this region are banned from catching Conch, and Shrimp until the 15th.  LINK 

The new date for the Women's Fishing Tournament "El Dorado del Caribe" still hasn't been announced.

By Diane Daniel
Officially, protection of nesting sea turtles continues on the east coasts of the island thru mid-October, but monitoring for nests continues until the end of the month. The eggs are collected and taken to the incubation pen at the Tortugranja. Releases of the hatchlings are done by personnel with the facility at sunrise or sunset when there is less heat and fewer predators. Three species nest on the island, with the most nests being from Green turtles, second are the Loggerhead, and third are the Hawksbill.They are expecting there will be a total of 1500 nests by the end of the month, which will be a new record.

Incubation pen

Nests & tracks at MVC B&B
Sunday, Oct. 6 on the Town Square at 8pm--Two folklorico dance troupes & a singer. Free.

Isla Mujeres celebrates the Month of Quintana Roo
Sunday 6th--Town Square 8p Noches Magicas with two folklorico dance troupes and a singer
Monday 7th--Town Square 9a Monthly Civic Ceremony
Friday 18th--Casa de Cultura Esplanade 7p Concert Electone Arte en Movimiento
Thurs 31st-Town Square 8p Presentation of Hanal Pixan altars & the Festival of the Living for the Dead

(The events on the 14th are at schools on the mainland and on the 21st at the City Council room is a contest of oral presentations in Spanish)







Oct 8-9 Draconid Meteors peak (with some interference from the moon)

Oct 9-10 Southern Taurids peak (with some interference from the moon)

Friday, Oct. 18, at 7p, you're invited to experience the sounds of an entire orchestra from one musician on one instrument. Free at the Casa de la Cultura, on the back street Guerrero at Abasolo (in front of the "Isla Mujeres" photo op sign).

 Friday, Oct. 18th--Casa de Cultura Esplanade 7p Concert Electone Arte en Movimiento

Sunday, Oct. 20--the 3rd annual Pink Run to raise awareness about Breast Cancer prevention will be held starting at 7:30a by Playa Centro & the Fishermen's Monument in front of the Posada.
 
 Sunday, Oct. 20 at 6p on the Town Square, two dance troupes will perform


(On the 21st at the City Council room is a contest of oral presentations in Spanish)
 
Monday night, Oct 21-22 Orionid Meteors peak

Thursday Oct. 31st-Town Square 8p Presentation of Hanal Pixan altars & the Festival of the Living for the Dead 

Thursday, Oct. 31-Halloween is celebrated on Hidalgo street with foreigners & businesses passing out candy and small items after dusk.There's also a procession thru the colonias.

Nov. 1 Dia de los Muertos  There's usually a candlelit procession around nightfall from the cemetery down HIdalgo to the Casa de la Cultura where there is usually a Catrina contest and displays of altars from different regions of Mexico. The procession participants are dressed in black and white, or catrina-garb, or regional clothing.
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Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to NHC