Por Esto's article about the Regatta Sol al Sol 2013 just says that the Navy boats Yucatan PC 224", and MLB-SB-103 are awaiting their arrival, and gives the same information about the Captain's Cup event at the Casa de las Rocas on May first, so I checked the Regatta website, going to the tracking page HERE, where it shows that the yachts began arriving Sunday evening around ~10pm EDT (I think that is ~9pm Isla time. It is in English. There are different categories, and the times are adjusted, so the order of arrival may differ from the order of the winners.).
Successful Event "In Search Of The Lost Treasure Of Mundaca"
Dozens of children enjoyed an event held by the Parks & Museums department in coordination with the DIF social service agency called “En Busca del Tesoro Perdido de Mundaca”, which I would translate as "Seeking the Lost Treasure of Mundaca", but I like GoogleTranslate's: "Raiders of the Lost Treasure of Mundaka". This is part of the DIF 'diffusers' program, where children participate in recreational and environmental activities, and learn about children's rights, and share their knowledge and experience with other children. The children and their parents toured the Hacienda Mundaca, learning about the history of this pirate, who is now a part of the cultural history of the island. They formed teams and assisted with cleaning up the park. They enjoyed refreshments and planted coconut palms in designated areas of the estate. They had a search for the lost treasure of Mundaca, and received prizes after finding the chests.They met the mascot from the Tortugranja (Turtle 'farm' Conservatory), who is named Cary. Previously, contest was held to name the mascot, which was won by Nicole Preciado Calderón. In Spanish, a hawksbill turtle is a Carey, and it also stands for "Cari" from carismática, cariñosa and caribeña, which means charismatic, caring, and Caribbean. The design of the image, or costume of the mascot was done by the other winner of that contest, Nicole Preciado Calderón. The event began at 8:30 am, but it doesn't mention which day. Source: Muncipal website
Program Exchanging Recyclables For Food Returns
This article in Quequi/Carlos Gasca dated April 28 reports the state program "Recycling Trash for Food" took place yesterday beginning at 8am at the Green Dome in colonia Salinas, where hundreds of Islanders lined up to participate, with boxes & bags in their arms. They exchanged cardboard, metal, glass and other materials for food until the event concluded after 11am. Residents comments about how this program helps them with family expenses and they will miss it when it is suspended. In Diario Respuesta/Jesus Molina the article about this event in colonia Salina Chica notes the importance of the inclusion of children in this program, which also aims to educate residents about separating trash for recycling. A resident of colonia Caribeña, Juana Chimay, commented that her husband is out of work, so when they heard the announcement of this upcoming event, they began collecting recyclable trash from the streets, and she thanked the Governor for this program, saying it helps the poorest people on the island.
Clean Up Advised At Garrafon
Diario Respuesta/Jesus Molina reports a complaint was received by telephone from Islander Mario López, about trash and brush at Garrafon Park, which is near the complainants home. The reporter visited the overlook of the ecopark at the southeastern coast of the isle, and found weeds and trash that needed removal, as well as trash bins in need of repair. Diario QRoo/Manuel Valdez reported having received a complaint, visiting the site, and observing trash and overgrown weeds that need attention. He said the litter bins lack tops, and there are potholes in the parking area. Both reporters noted that this is a popular tourist attraction, with an exceptional view, but this inattention to maintenance is likely to make a bad impression on visitors.
Watch Your Step
Diario Respuesta/Jesus Molina reported that downtown merchant Juanito Zarape complained about "Planters that have become broken, areas of cobblestone that have depressions, and there are tops of drains (tapas de los registros) that may break at any time". The reporter says that the merchants requested his presence to complain to the media, noting that there are covers to the electric accesses are broken or lacking, which are a public hazard. The merchants commented that the items with the "duck" ("patito") trademark are "bien baratos" or 'cheap', and say that although the municipal authorities have done renovations, these items are damaged now.
Fled After Hitting Parked Vehicle
Authorities are investigating the whereabouts of the driver of the black Altima that ran into a parked van at ~5am on Saturday morning, leaving both vehicles in "malas condiciones" (bad shape). The police received a report of the crash which occurred in colonia Miraflores, some meters from the Laguna Makax fishing cooperative. The black Altima lacks license plates, and the driver fled, leaving "los envases de cervezas" behind (containers of beer) in the abandoned car, so it is presumed the driver was drinking. The vehicle was impounded. The article notes that there is "reliable data" about the whereabouts of the driver, and that the vehicle is 'apparently' owned by a food vendor who uses it for selling food, and that 'according to gathered information' the son of the vendor was drinking, lost control, and was fortunate nothing worse happened and that no one was in the road, except the van, which was properly parked (Camioneta can mean van or truck or SUV.). Source: Diario Q Roo/Manuel Valdez
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NO PHOTOS TODAY
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
|Isla Mujeres Artist Fair|
Thursday, May 2, 2013
4:00 to 7:00pm
Below It Says: COME AND ENJOY THE FUN THIS FRIDAY MAY 03 AT THE BLUE DOME AT 4:00 PM DO NOT MISS IT!! GIFTS AND MANY SURPRISES FOR YOU ...
Below is the headline for the TVIM article that says....
In the early hours of Monday April 29th, former Mayor Ariel Magana Carrillo, known as Picho, passed away, in Merida, Yucatan, from complications of diabetes.
Ha! Below... This says...
The only danger in visiting Mexico is the desire to stay
Sandy Sandford and Ignacio Acosta Casanova shared a photo.
Tony Garcia added 5 photos. (oil paintings by Capt Tony)
Do Iguanas Window Shop? Maybe in their own, Close To the Ground, style?....
Becky Bowman McHugh Iguana goes into a hardware store. Seriously. There's no punch line. We watched the iguana run from shop to shop for about a half hour while we drank white mocha frappes at Mogagua.
In the comments Becky notes when the critter tried to go into Cricket Grillo and Osario's, the clerks chased him off with their brooms & he tried another coupla shops.
Maybe s/he's expecting to come into some money soon and figuring out how to spend it. Or trying to be adopted as Store Mascot...with little success.
Fernando Rodriguez ZapataRecuerdos de isla mujeres!
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
The Early Edition with the newspaper photographs and headlines is usually published around sunrise.
This Final Edition with the translated articles, plus original photos including the sunrise and the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section usually publishes around noon.
Both blogs always have links to the original articles.
Usually if an article is "missing", it may have been published in another paper recently, and translated.in a previous post.