Mayoral Campaigns Begin
The Mayoral candidates began their electoral campaigns. Alicia Ricalde Magana's (PAN) supporters marched to the Blue Dome in La Gloria where a rally was held and Agapito Magana Sanchez (PRI) held a press conference and campaigned at the Fair at Rancho Viejo on the mainland area of Isla Mujeres. Source: Quequi/Carlos Gasca TV Isla Mujeres Por Esto reports that Carlos Pech Casillas (PRD) was unable to hold a rally due to a lack of financial resources and will be conducting a house to house campaign.
Five Cubans Caught Arriving At Isla Blanca Via Boat
Police received an anonymous call yesterday around 1:45pm about a stranded vessel near the restaurant "Acapulquito". Several patrols were mobilized in the area and five people were located, including a 17 year old girl. They are undocumented Cuban immigrants, who were taken into custody about two kilometers (~a mile) from the beach where the boat was found. They said they had traveled for several days in their little boat. (photos at link). Their names are listed as: -
1. Claudia Domínguez Monselier, 17, Cuban student
2.- Anselmo Javier Martínez, 35, Cuban
3.- Félix de los Angeles Berres, 36, Cuban
4.- Jhovany Pelier Jerez, 37, Cuban carpenter
5.- Ángel Asaares Pavila, 39, Cuban welder
They were turned over to the Instituto Nacional de Migración
Source: TV Isla Mujeres
Repairing Speed Bumps
In a report dated Monday, Diario Respuesta/Jesus Molina spoke to municipal workers of a crew who began repairing speed bumps the day before, who said they will be spending two days repairing seven speed bumps/pedestrian crossings. They will repair the cement and apply new paint to crosswalk/speed bumps in La Gloria, the park Venado, and in front to of the Macroplaza, among others. It is unknown whether more speed bumps will be renovated.
Protecting Sea Turtles
The Municipal Committee for the Protection of Sea Turtles was installed and speeches were given regarding goals to protect and increase the population of turtles, as well as raising awareness among the islanders with environmental activities in the schools and with the general public for the preservation of sea turtles. The officials handed out uniforms and work materials for the staff who will be protecting the turtles during their nesting season. The staff will be monitoring the following beaches: Media Luna, Piedra Rota, Bachilleres, Chiapanecos, Acapulquito, Rastro, Punta Sur and Barrancos. (and Guadalupana & the one by the courthouse) Source: La Verdad
Hotel Occupancy Rates Drop To 30%
Por Esto reports hotel occupancy rates were at their worst, with an overall rate of 30 percent. This is expected to improve with the fishing tournament May 17-19 "Pesca Cosme Alberto Martínez Magaña", when occupancy may reach 70 percent. The reporter noted the absence of many tourists at the beaches, in the streets, at the restaurants, and at the boat tours. Most people who were arriving appeared to be spending the afternoon, but a few had suitcases or backpacks, indicating overnight stays. The weather was excellent for tourist activities with temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius, maximum winds of 15 km/hr, and waves barely a meter high out at sea.
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On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Rob Herrin added 6 photos.
Rob Herrin added a new photo. — Parque el Garrafon, Isla Mujeres.
Tony Garcia who does popular tours..to Contoy, whale shark, sunset....
sunset 13 may 2013 (9 photos)
Tony Garcia Video at link..at El Farito
David Daniel at Avalon Reef Club Isla Mujeres.
Casa Havana Cafe Paladar added a new photo.Photo below is probably from the 16th of September parade
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam Past 24 hours : LINK (it says wait a moment)
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.