The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines & newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has translations of the articles, Daily Events & Live Music Schedules & the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section including photos & info from individuals & local businesses ....Daily In Isla Mujeres. There are always links to the original articles in Spanish.
Building a new pier
It survived hurricanes Wilma & Gilberto, but not the crowbars
Edificarán de nuevo el muelle
Jueves, 12 de Septiembre de 2013 21:52
Resistió los embates de “Wilma” y “Gilberto”, mas no de las “patas de cabra”
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de septiembre.-There has been a delay since the requested renovation of this pier, but it was worth the wait, explains the president of "Social Justicia" cooperative, Baltazar Gomez Catzin, because now the old pier is being totally destroyed and replaced with a new one, including the 'bases'. The 25 meter long pier is two meters wide and will cost 2.9 million pesos. It will be equiped with a bilge pump, photocells, lights, and protectors for the boats, including wood with a special resin finish, as well as a small palapa in the middle. This is being paid for by the Federal government, through CONAPESCA. The construction is expected to take a month, plus a week to attend to details. The old pier had a lifespan of about 28 years before it was destroyed yesterday, and it withstood two powerful hurricanes. The timber that is in good condition will be used at their facilities in Laguna Makax, which serves as a shelter during severe weather.Leer más...
The literal translation of "pata de cabra" is "goat's leg" (which is similar to calling a small crowbar " a cat's paw"). It is used in the magician's poetic expression "Abacadabra, pata de cabra!" which may be followed by,"Que la puerta se abra!" "Abracadabra...a crowbar...And the door is open!"
It can also mean a kickstand, or The Devil.
Other "pata" expressions?
meter la pata: goof up, stick your foot in your mouth.
estirar la pata: kick the bucket.
que mala pata: what a bad break, bad luck.
patas arriba: upside down, messed up.
pata de perro: someone who has itchy feet, likes to travel a lot.
andar a pata: go by foot (Chile..go barefoot)
Corozon con patas or amor con patas is an affectionate nickname
Te va a cargar patas de cabra: Something bad will happen to you
¡Ya nos cargó patas de cabra!: Now we've lost...or We're in a bad situation
No navigation for boats under forty feet in length due to the effects of tropcial wave #19
No “circulan” embarcaciones menores de 40 pies de eslora
Jueves, 12 de Septiembre de 2013 21:18
Mantienen cerrada la navegación por los efectos de la onda tropical número 19
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de septiembre.-On Tuesday evening at 6pm, boats under 40 feet were restricted to port due to weather, which continued on Wednesday and Thursday. The restrictions included trips within the bay, and may be lifted on Friday, depending on the weather. Navigation was also restricted for larger boats with licenses for whale shark sighting and tours to Isla Contoy, as a safety consideration due to the distances traveled. More rain is expected this weekend. The weather is affecting tourism as well as boating.Leer más...
Analyzing the update for the urban image of the Continental Zone: In the territorial reserve of Ciudad Mujeres
Analizan actualización de imagen urbana de la ZC
Jueves, 12 de Septiembre de 2013 21:06
En la reserva territorial de Ciudad Mujeres
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de septiembre.- ELeer más...
The Army will participate in the festivities for Independence Day
Friday at 11am will be the civic ceremoney of the 166th anniversary of the Heroic Events of Chapultepec, with participation for the first time by members of the Army. The public is invited to this event which will take place in front of the Navy base at the monument honoring the young heroes.
There will be about 150 Army soldiers and officers participating in the Independence parade on Monday Sept. 16. The mayor said it is unfortunate that the schools will not be participating. The events will be austere with some spending to liven up the night of Sept. 15th.
Noticias de Quequi......
Invasion of vacant lots
- 0 12 de septiembre de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- In colonia La Caribeña, there were four lots that had been vacant, until yesterday when signs appeared saying “Constructora e Inmobiliaria Sotycab S.A de C.V." with a Benito Juarez address. The owners of the properties have their papers in hand, and have titles dating back 20 years, and were surprised by the signs. A company representative said they have been contacted by the Mayor and made a commitment to not touch anything. The representative explained they had been contacted by "a person" with an offer to carry out "a construction project", but after the installation of the signs they were contacted about an alleged invasion of private property. They say they will not begin any housing projects without proof of who owns the property, and do not want any problems. The owners have decided to start "defining" their land, to avoid someone else coming and surprising them.
Volunteers give English classes0 12 de septiembre de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi. Foreign volunteers with the organization "Volunquest" are teaching English classes to over 50 grade school children affected by the teachers strike. The classes are taking place at the Community Center, where the children are also having classes in crafts, and outdoor games. Kristen Tywan explained that although classes are taught under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Culture (SEyC), they are not intended to meet the planned school curriculum, but to offer support to parents and education to children.
Diario La Verdad
"Social Justice" cooperative will have a new pier
Justicia Social tendrá nuevo muelle. [+] Ver mas
Rain may spoil Independence festivities
Lluvias podrían “aguar” las fiestas patrias[+] Ver mas
Updating the Urban Image Regulations
Actualizan el Reglamento de Imagen Urbana[+] Ver mas
Losing ability to compete in the Caribbean
Pérdida de competitividad en el Caribe[+] Ver mas
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This is the Holiday Weekend for Mexican Independence Day
Grito: traditonal on town squares throughout Mexico (link)
Sept 15th on Town Square:
Tables available (300p)
9p Cultural Soiree
10:30 Independence Ceremony
11:30 Live Music....Dance with Super Crack band
Monday, Sept.16 8:30am Parade Main Street Rueda Medina
Sept. 19 6:55pm Moonrise (Sunset 6:45)
Sept. 30 Change of Municipal Government
Live Music In Isla Mujeres: FRIDAY
Casa de los Suenos 4-7 Live music & Half priced appetizers LINKwebsiteLINKfb
Iguanas 6:30 - 8:30 John Cain LINK Fb
Sunset Grill 6-7:30 Keyboard & Vocals LINK
Fenix: 8-10 La Guera & Willy's Blues LINK
Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis LINK
Cafe del Mar 8 (?) LINK LINK
Las Brisas Grill: (?) Cuban music starts around dusk LINK
Ocean Blues & Sassy Jazz 8-10 LINK
La Terraza 10p Salsa & Latin LINK
Faynes 10:30-12:15 Banda Sin Nombre LINK
Adelita's Tequila Bar 12:30-2:30 Banda Sin Nombre LINK
Tres Mentiras ? LINK
La Catrina: ? LINK LINK
Poc Na: ? Link
John Cain's schedule is
Tuesday- Cafe Del Mar, 8-10, solo guitar & vocals
Wednesday- Bally Hoo, 7-9, Sol Rockers band
Thursday-Sunset Grill 7-9
Friday- Iguana Bar-7-9, solo guitar & vocals
Iguana's is planning a special Menu of Mexican Food
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
They actually have a shot at this & are moving up in the competition...but need help. If they don't make the Grand Prize, they may win a smaller amount of money. You don't have to give any info to vote, and it takes you right to the Isla Animals option. Very easy!
Nothing exciting weatherwise in the Big Picture.... Ingrid is heading NW, and Humberto is losing strength. But we may get more rain this weekend.
Green Verde will offer delivery at the hours below beginning Sept. 18 (Wednesday) Their menu is HERE
Below it says....Tasty White Sandwichon..15p per half, 25p per entire square. Delivery Service. After 5pm call, whtsapp or FB inbox to Daniela Rodriguez RodriguezMerca Isla
Kathy Ennis posted a photo
From TVIM via Twitter
The poster below tells about the (166th) anniversary being commemorated today, of los Heroes Ninos at the assualt on the castle at Chapultepec, where their military academy was located. It explains that America declared war against Mexico in 1846 and tells about this battle near Mexico City, where a half dozen cadets refused to retreat and died...you can read more about it HERE, and HERE. (You may recall refugees from a war in the Yucatan,The Caste War, fled to Isla in 1848, establishing the town in 1850.)
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK