Sunday, November 10, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday, November 10 The Afternoon Edition

..This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte



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.


  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Offering scholarships to young mothers

Through the DIF

Promueven becas para madres jóvenes

Sábado, 09 de Noviembre de 2013 22:57

A través del DIF

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ISLA MUJERES, 9 de noviembre.- 
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Topics at this  DIF event included pregnancy prevention, and information about the scholarship program for young mothers. This is part of the PANNAR program for children at risk. This program of the Ministry of Education and Culture, with the Isla Mujeres DIF social service agency, offers 50 scholarships to young mothers between the ages of 12 and 18 years +11 months, so they can complete their education in primary and middle school. The Deputy Director of Municipal Health, Dr Antonio Coronado, gave the information about prevention of unwanted pregnancies. 
Clean up at Hacienda Mundaca led by Agapito on Saturday

Limpian Hacienda Mundaca

Sábado, 09 de Noviembre de 2013 22:48

Agapito encabeza entusiasta jornada sabatina

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ISLA MUJERES, 9 noviembre.-  The Mayor and City officials & employees participated in the clean up day at Mundaca Hacienda Saturday. The Mayor and various department heads went to work with machetes, brooms, and rakes  to clean up this iconic landmark, along with assistants, secretaries, and general employees of the City. The Mayor was very pleased and encouraged by the enthusiastic response, which shows a strong sense of belonging among the islanders, who value the island's history and share it with the tourists.
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Income from Garrafon Park to benefit culture: Public works, social assistance & sports

"Garrafón” apoyará cultura

Sábado, 09 de Noviembre de 2013 22:42

Lo mismo que apuntalará obras públicas, asistencia social y deporte

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ISLA MUJERES, 9 de noviembre.-  Included in the final details for the Revenue and Budget act of 2014 is the proposal to used the income from “El Garrafón”  park for public works, sports, culture, and social services, said Councilman Victor Osorio Magana. The City receives 300,000 pesos monthly. There are business owners asking the City Council to discuss applying a garbage tax to residents, because they say some businesses are paying three times as much as they did in 2012. There are aldermen who are not willing to discuss this proposal, because they oppose it.
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 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Islanders mourn Zalvidea

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Clean Up at Mundaca Hacienda

Realizan jornada de limpieza en Mundaca

Realizan jornada de limpieza en Mundaca
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Mayor greets Lech Walesa in Isla Mujeres 

Recibe alcalde a Lech Walesa en IM


 por esto

Surprise anti-drug operation

Sorpresivo operativo antidrogas [+] Ver mas
Naval canine teams, with two dogs, conducted inspections at the Magana and Ultramar piers for about two hours.

Busier beaches on Saturday
Este sábado mejoró la afluencia en balneariosVer mas
Good weather drew many visitors to Isla Mujeres to enjoy the beaches, and the services there. Other businesses had improved demand also, including those who rent golf carts, scooters, & bicycles, as well as restaurants, taxi drivers, and other tourism service providers. Some did not experience as much business as they hoped for or expected, and they say the cold fronts are a factor, but that more promotion is very important. These unnamed entrepreneurs say that effective promotion is needed to attract tourists with high purchasing power.

More layoffs likely
Más despidos sin liquidación[+] Ver mas

Given the economic crisis that the municipal government is facing, and according to an anonymous source, about 100 employees who belonged to the previous administration could be laid off "without justification", now that the opposing party is in office. It is noted that on Tuesday there were about six employees demonstrating outside the Department of Human Resources because they say they were dismissed without justification and the settlement they are entitled to by law. The City has over 600 employees. It is pretty usual to have a change of many City employees when a new party comes into office. One of the issues discussed in the media toward the end of the last administration was the money that would be owed to employees who were likely to be laid off who had been hired as temporary workers, but had acquired enough years of employment time to qualify for severance benefits. 

Incomplete work of City
Obras incumplidas del ayuntamiento[+] Ver mas
There was an announcement made on October 18 regarding maintenance of street lights and PE says this work has not been completed.  PE says that few efforts have been made, and notes there are lights that are not lit at night in the colonia of Salina Chica, and around the walking path at Salina Grande, in La Gloria. The lighting at one of the sports domes is inadequate, and there are some lights on Juarez Avenue downtown that are on 24 hours a day. Salt causes corrosion, which is why they require  maintenance.


Lech Walesa visiting Isla Mujeres!

Given distinguished guest award by Mayor Agapito Magana at Villa Rolandi yesterday. Photo by Fausto Adrian from  

(Human rights activist, second President of Poland, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Time magazine Man of Year, union leader who started Solidarity, worked in Russian shipyards. )

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November Calendar of Events .

Nov 1 Dia de los Muertos / All Saints Day
Nov 2 Dia de lost Muertos / All Souls Day
Here is a LINK to an article I wrote about Hanal Pixan
HERE is the article I wrote about Day of the Dead in Isla Mujeres.

Nov 3 US Time Change / End DST
Nov 7 Art Fair at Town Square  4p-7p
Nov 7 Red Cross Benefit Concert 6:30 Hotel Ixchel Palapa downtown
Nov 8 Last day of Hanal Pixan
Nov 11 US Veteran's Day   Canada Remembrance Day
Nov 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day Mexico
Nov 14 World Diabetes Day
Nov 15-18  Buen Fin (discounts)
Date of Caribe Maya Cultural Festival TBA (Was this w/e in 2011 & 2012)
Nov 16 International Day of Tolerance
Nov 18 Day off for Revolution Day (date of parade TBA)
Nov 20  Dia de la Revolución
Nov 21 US Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 24 Solemnidad de Cristo Rey (Christ the King Day / El día de Cristo Rey)
Nov 25 Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia Contra la Mujer
Nov 27 Hanukkah begins
Nov 28 Beginning of Festival for Town Saint through Dec 8: Virgin of Immaculate Conception (exact date TBA)  HERE is an article about the Festival
Nov 30 Hurricane Season Officially Ends

Full Moon on Nov 17. Moonrise over the Caribbean (East) at:
Nov 17  5:21p
Nov 18  6:09p
Nov 19  6:57p
Nov 20 7:47p
Nov 21  8:37p   and ~50 minutess later nightly

John Cain's schedule 
Tuesdays, Cafe Del Mar 8 to 10 pm,
 Saturdays, The Sunset Grill from 6 to 8 pm
 Sundays, The Sol Rockers, Bahia Tortuga 7 to 930 pm

Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

Fenix Lounge   Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! :: Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!! — at Fenix Lounge.
Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! ::  Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!!
·Iguana's has music on Friday evenings, and has been having Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music on Saturdays  & Sundays starting around 6. The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings. You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

At Poc Na Nov 24 8p..Fidel Nada Full Band
Poc-Na Hostel's photo.

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

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Yesterday, we had a brief light shower here, then a rainbow appeared, faded, and then this second one appeared. I took a pic of the first one, but it is invisible in my photo. From back balcony at MVC B&B.
Bruce  At least the rain brings some nice rainbows.

Photos I took yesterday....

At Fenix listening to Caribbean Music...including a musician who plays a guitar Tres.  (LINK) This is a photo of the workers from Avalon who have finished for the day. The Avalon has a new name, tho the sign hasn't changed. The new name is Mia Reef Isla Mujeres  LINK  They repaired the bridge & are building a new palapa...which I forgot to take a pic of, but I will. 

 Casa de los Piedras at Punta Norte...owned by the Lima family
 Workers, done for the day. A days pay is probably ~equivalent to the cost of two cocktails at the beach bars.
 Followed the band over to Iguana's at Marina Paraiso. Another lovely sunset.

Saturday night means Carlos is cooking up ribs, burgers, &  arranchera on the grill. Very popular!
 The bar
 The pool
 The Neighbours showed up with a group


Rosa Sirenas added 11 new photos to the album I ❤️ Isla Mujeres.

Book sale...wanna buy 100 books... or the whole inventory of 1000?
Adri Rodriguez's photo.
1000 BOOKS FOR SALE: all genres, 85% are in English and the rest in Hebrew, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, French, Japanese, etc. For sale only the book...s NOT THE BOOKSHELVES. Check price by private message on Facebook. The LIBRARY is for sale in its entirety, or a minimum of 100 books. — at Isla Mujeres.

I could not be more thrilled and thankful for friends of Isla Mujeres and their wonderful donation of english books to my first grade classrooms. I'm truly thankful for the kindness of people and their willingness to help others. Special thanks to Tiffany Yenawine Wareing who is leading the efforts to make my wish of having an english library at every public primary school possible. I'm so excited to bring the books to school on Monday! THANK YOU!

Casa Havana Cafe Paladar updated their cover photo.


This is Cappucino, a beautiful one year old doggie (about 20 pounds). I have yet to hear him bark. He loves to sit on your lap & just cuddle. He started appearing at our house about a month ago. Apparently, his family had a baby & decided they didn't want to care for him anymore. He is wonderful with my kids & I know he would be wonderful with their baby but they told me they just don't want him anymore. Our new Mayor, just recently had a town meeting in our park. A big issue was the dogs roaming the park. We suspected that would be the case. We took Cappucino to our house & have him in the side yard with a roof so he is out of the rain. He has a bed, water, food & toys. Our Isla rescue, Clienta is 13 years old & has always been a loner. She is very upset about our new "house guest". The kids have been especially lovey with Clienta so her feelings aren't so hurt. Alison is packed at her house so Cappucino will remain with us until we can find his forever family. If anyone is interested in adopting this love bug, please contact Alison at or me at And remember if you live on the Island, you are not a true local until you have adopted an Island dog!!!

Fenix changed the start time for the music from 3p to 2p on Saturdays
Reggae :: en vivo ahora :: now live :: @t Fenix Lounge Beach Club
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Below it says...The Mayor was giving the distinguished Guest award to Lech Walesa at Villa Rolandi at 5pm.
Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres  Hoy 5:00 pm el presidente Municipal entregará reconocimiento como visitante distinguido a Lech Walesa en Villa Rolandi. #ComunidadEnAcción
Tony Garcia  Very nice day this morning.
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Missing kitty
Ayudenme a encontrar a mi Gato xfa.

Below it says...Chuuk Kay invites you to come listen to Banda sin Nombre at 3:30..(Yesterday...they play Sat & Sunday)
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Below it says.... mixed buckets of beer for 85p happy hour 3-5, ceviches, aguachiles, and traditional tikin xik
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  At Fenix....
Order your calendars frm Caribe On Canvas
Spending the day on one of these beach beds at Fenix sure sounds like a great idea today! Also, we still have some 2014 calendars if you haven't got yours yet.

The founder of Solidarity, winner of the 1983 Nobel Peace Prize,  union founder, second President of Poland, Lech Walesa speaks with the Mayor after receiving the Honored Guest award from Agapito Magana, in the form of a sculpture of "La Trigueña" by Reynaldo Bolio
Agapito Magaña Sanchez and Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres shared Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres's photo.
El fundador de Solidaridad, el primer sindicato libre en el imperio soviético y ...See More
El fundador de Solidaridad, el primer sindicato libre en el imperio soviético y ganador en 1983 del Premio Nobel de la Paz, recibió de manos del Presidente Municipal de Isla Mujeres, Agapito Magaña, la escultura "La Trigueña", obra de Reynaldo Bolio, que lo acredita como huésped distinguido.

The Mayor at the Mundaca Clean up yesterday
Agapito Magaña Sanchez shared Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres's photo.
Acciones de limpieza permanente, Hacienda Mundaca. #ComunidadEnAcción Boletín:
Cahuameros de Isla Mujeres y Pioneros de Cancún. Centro de Convenciones de Isla Mujeres. 8:00 pm #ComunidadEnAcción
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The caption of the squash blossom taco in the Mexico City food article the other day said the cheese was panela, but it appeared to be Oaxacan. Oaxacan cheese looks like string cheese. I wrote about Mexican cheeses in Isla Mujeres HERE.
Katie Cain was tagged in Catherine Gordon's photo.
Saturday children's library

Rolani's special menu for the Christmas Posada holidays....they also will offer their traditional menu
En ésta temporada de #Posadas2013, celebre con nosotros y disfrute de nuestros exquisitos y tradicionales Menús; nuestra cálida atención y el servicio que usted ya conoce y espera en #RolandiIsla Mujeres.
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  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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