Wednesday, April 9, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Wednesday, April 9 The Afternoon Edition & Catching Up

  The first issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities has been published, featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! Thank-you to everyone who has visited & shared it! 
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This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte


   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Final details of fishing tournament

Ultiman detalles de torneo de pesca

Martes, 08 de Abril de 2014 20:56

Durant reunión de trabajo

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The penultimate (next to last) meeting was held at the City Council meeting room for the  “Cosme Alberto Martínez Magaña” Fishing Tournament, which will be held May 9, 10, and 11th. For the first time digital technology will play a significant role, with participants receiving a bar code at registration, in addition to to other technological options to ensure transparency and the development of  more efficiency. The final meeting will be held at the end of this month. 
Assistance from program "60 & Mas"

At Convention Center 

Mañana, apoyos del programa 60 y Más

Martes, 08 de Abril de 2014 20:56

En el Centro de Convenciones

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Approximately 400 beneficiaries of the "60 Plus" federal assistance program will be paid on Thursday at 11:30 at the Convention Center. The Mayor will be present, and any citizens who meet the age requirement are encouraged to attend to register for the program which aims to help senior citizens meet their basic needs. Children and grandchildren are encouraged to help their elderly family members become aware of this program and to help them gather the required information and take them to register, if possible, so they may have access to this governmental assistance.
Installation of Municipal Operations Committee for Easter Week
Safety for tourists 

Blindan a turistas

Martes, 08 de Abril de 2014 20:20

Instalan a Comité Operativo Municipal de Semana Santa

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The purpose of the Committee is to coordinate activities between the various agencies of the three levels of government for security operations for Easter holidays from April 12-27, when many tourists will be visiting, and there will be religious events taking place. Agencies involved include Civil Protection, the Navy, Red Cross, Police, Tourism, and Enforcement (Fiscalizacion). The Navy will have a doctor and nurse at North Beach, and the Navy provides 24 hour security. The Red Cross is providing 15 persons and two ambulances and also are on call 24 hours daily. The police have established their actions for the vacation season, which include two checkpoints on the island, continuous patrols, and operations by eight officers of the Tourist Police at the beaches. Civil Protection will be on duty 24 hours a day and monitor the most popular beaches, with five life guards available. Enforcement (Fiscalization) will have inspectors monitoring the nightclubs and businesses where alcoholic beverages are served.
Prompt attention to the relocation of mobile vendors 

Pronta atención

Martes, 08 de Abril de 2014 20:20

Brinda Comuna a ambulantes reubicados

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The purpose of relocating the mobile vendors is to maintain order, organization, and respect for the businesses and for the visitors. There are 93 informal vendors, in total. Municipal General Secretary César Poot Pérez, and the director of Enforcement (Fiscalizacion) Jorge Mejía are overseeing the relocation of 21 mobile vendors, who were removed from malecon boardwalk of Rueda Medina and from the beaches, and are all dedicated to selling handicrafts.
  The officials met with representatives of this dissatisfied group, explaining that the City wants to treat them with respect, to understand the situation of each of them, and to give them options for relocation, making it clear that the City will not reverse its position on the issue of keeping the beaches of Isla Mujeres clean and orderly.
   The situation of dissatisfaction stems from the Programa de Ordenamiento del Comercio Informal (Program of Planning for Informal Trade) conducted by the Enforcement agency (Fiscalizacion) in recent days, relocating street vendors away from Playa Norte (North Beach), giving them options to work at the mercado de artesanías ("flea market" near Poc Na hostel),  mercado municipal (municipal market on Guerrero) and other downtown streets.
       So far, 70 mobile vendors who sell food, clothing, tattoos, and other items have been relocated to the colonias and other areas of the island, including downtown between the Monument to the Fishermen and the Convention Center. All that is lacking is the relocation of 23 vendors who sell handicrafts, and the officials say will continue to have a dialogue with these sellers, with a maintenance of respect for the law and authority, to construct options. This government is providing opportunities for them to sell their products, but in the matter of the beaches, those who enter that area and disregard the warnings will forfeit their products.
    The director of Enforcement (Fiscalizacion) reported that there are a total of 193 mobile vendors in the municipality, of whom 93 were relocated from the beach area. Of these,  40 sell crafts, 32 sell food, 2 sell silver, 16 sell clothing, two do braids, and one sells tattoos. The 21 sellers who protested at City Hall are sellers of handicrafts. The sellers of food and other items have been moved to the parks and other areas of the city where they have the opportunity to sell, and others have taken the option of leaving the island, because they are outsiders.
    It is noted that the Programa de Ordenamiento del Comercio Informal is a response to a longstanding request by tourism service providers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, and the general public to provide an image of order, legality, and cleanliness for the sake of not harming the image of this tourist destination.


Ongoing medical brigades

Agapito ratifies commitment to medical care for the community

Jornadas médicas permanentes

Lunes, 07 de Abril de 2014 21:36

Ratifica Agapito compromiso con la salud

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At the beginning of his administration, the Mayor promised that the health of every one of the residents of the municipality is a priority. These ongoing brigades will provide care in areas where it is limited, and will be available twice a week, with one on the island and one in the Continental Zone.  They will be equipped for general medical consults and dental consults. They provide prescriptions, as well as testing for the early detection of diabetes, hypertension, and cancer of the cervix or breasts.  Currently the medical staff for these modules consists of two doctors, two nurses, and two assistants, with plans to add a dentist, a nutritionist, and a psychologist.
. There will also be free consults offered in the community centers by SESA, the IMSSS and the ISSSTE.  Secretaría Estatal de Salud (Sesa), el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social,  el Instituto de Seguridad, & Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado  (State Health Agency, Mexican Institute of Social Security, and the Institute of Social Services & Social Security for State Workers).
    The Department of Health, acting on instructions from the Mayor, will visit the Senior Citizens facility each Tuesday to oversee the status of the elders who receive attention from the DIF social service agency of Isla Mujeres. 


 Upgrading Google Maps images


Downtown: With special cameras

Actualiza imágenes Google Maps

Lunes, 07 de Abril de 2014 21:26

Con cámaras especiales, en Centro

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 The reporter was unable to talk to the operators of the Google vehicle which was observed downtown collecting images for updates, in the early morning until noon. Indications are that the image collection unit could stay for a few more days, but this has not been confirmed.

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Rescuing civic values with traditional ceremony at Town Square to start the week  

Rescatan valores cívicos

Lunes, 07 de Abril de 2014 21:26

Con tradicional ceremonia de inicio de semana en Explanada Municipal

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 This civic ceremony with municipal and Naval officials, included students from the Colegio Bachilleres high school, as well as police officers. It included the Pledge of Allegiance, singing of the National Anthem and the Hymn to Quintana Roo, as well as a reading of the commemorations of the month of April. It was also attended by two former mayors and municipal trustee Fidel Villanueva Madrid. 
500 boats 'grounded'
Port remains closed since Saturday 

Varadas, 500 lanchas

Lunes, 07 de Abril de 2014 20:52

Puerto se mantiene cerrado desde el pasado sábado

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Approximately 500 boats in Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez under forty feet in length were immobilized when the port was closed to minor navigation, including those that offer sightseeing tours, trips to Contoy Island, sport fishing and fishing  "ribereña", as well as private vessels. The prevailing winds were 27 to 37 km/hr with gusts of 57 km/hr. These vessels have been 'grounded' since Saturday night. The larger vessels of 40 feet from the Cancun Hotel Zone, such as the catamarans, could conduct activities such as snorkeling in the area of El Farito, and tours around Makax Lagoon, but the small boats remained inactive. The Harbor Master explained that strong winds are typical in this season, and tend to occur yearly during the Easter Holidays, and advised the nautical sector to be patient.


Lack of marlin causes foreign fishermen to leave the Island

¿Cunde escasez de marlin?

Sábado, 05 de Abril de 2014 21:45

Decenas de pescadores deportivos se retiran de la ínsula

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Dozens of sport fishing boats who visit this destination annually have left the area due to a shortage of catching of marlin and other similar species. This information is given by workers of vessels originating in Isla Mujeres who are economically affected by this. The sports fishermen are said to have departed for other island destinations such as Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands. It was clarified that in no way do they have any problems with Isla Mujeres as a tourist destination, but they are seeking other locations for the capture. It is said there were some 200 sports fishing boats anchored or docked in Isla Mujeres, and now there are just 10 or 15 of them remaining, while the others have left seeking better sites for capture. The affected workers in the sports fishing industry say it is important to have research on the process to define the situation which is causing the scarcity of this species in this area.

Inauguration of modern maritime terminal is coming soon  

Buenas perspectivas

Sábado, 05 de Abril de 2014 21:40

Ante próxima inauguración de moderna terminal marítima

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This has the same information that was given in previous articles.  
Deadline approaches to obtain Security Certificates from the Harbor Master 

Se agota el plazo en Capitanía

Sábado, 05 de Abril de 2014 21:40

Para tramitar certificados de seguridad

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   The Harbor Master Ishmael Gonzalez Gil said the Port census includes 350 private boats, 300 boats engaged in nautical tourism, and 200 fishing vessels, for a total of 850 boats, of which 15 have updated their Certificate of Maritime Safety, which are issued after April 1st. This permit is required for all these vessels, including the dozens of boats which engage in whale shark watching. That season is scheduled to begin May 15th.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Entry of cold front #49 causes flooding in Isla Mujeres


 Failure in underwater electric line caused power outages in Isla Mujeres
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 08:19 PM PDT
securedownload-104Isla Mujeres. – José Manuel Alcocer Cobos, general manager of the Comisión Federal de Electricidad in Isla Mujeres said that no more power outages are expected and the outage on Saturday was due to a problem with the underwater line. He said the difference between Isla Mujeres and Isla Holbox is they have big generators providing energy for the residents, while here we have an underwater line. This line, which has been in operation for a little over eight years, suffered problems on Saturday, causing an outage at eight in the evening, until power returned about an hour later. At first it was thought that a boat damaged the line of 'four faces' (of which only three worked).  Then it was determined that the problem was provoked by same time usage, which was verified, and in an hour the service was restored. 
  On Monday, two more cuts in service occurred, but these were caused by the substation in Cancun, apparently when they were conducting tests on new equipment.

Preparations are ready for the XLVI Regata del Sol al Sol & la XLV Regata Amigos
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 10:04 PM PDT
scan0030Isla Mujeres. – Committee organizers for the regatta  Sol al Sol, confirmed that they are making final preparations for the 46th edition, with at least 35 sailboats participating, from the area of "St Petersburgo", Florida. Their activities begin April 25, but they are not expected to arrive in Isla Mujeres until Sunday, April 27th. The participants will be visiting archeological sites around the area until April 30th when the Isla Mujeres Yacht club hosts an official event at the Casa de las Rocas. On May 1st they will be greeted in a special formal session as Distinguished Guests, by city officials. On Friday, they will conduct the regata Amigos, edition XLV, for children of 8-12 years of age. They will assemble at 11:30 and depart at 12:30 for a trip around the island, and later that day there will be a dinner and award ceremony. Their departure is scheduled for the third of May.

Noticias de  Quequi......

Mobile vendors protest in front of Town Hall



    Se manifiestan ambulantes en el Palacio MunicipalSe manifiestan ambulantes en el Palacio Municipal

    0 08 de abril de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca .-
    The 23 mobile vendors had hoped to meet with the Mayor, but instead the General Secretary spoke with them, and the director of Fiscalization (Enforcement.)  They explained that the government is open to dialogue, but is not going back on its position, and there is no possibility of vendors returning to the beaches. The vendors will be relocated to an area that will be defined within two weeks.
       The officials said the government is tolerant and seeking to provide a solution to a serious problem that has existed for many years and not one wanted to face. They listened to the needs of the informal vendors, and the sellers agreed to abide by the new rules and stay in the designated areas, away from the public beaches.


    Cold front 'deep sixes' nautical activities

    Sepulta el frente frío actividades náuticas

    0 08 de abril de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca .-

Job placement program grows for members of CROC union

  • Crece bolsa de trabajo para afiliados a  la CROC


    Crece bolsa de trabajo para afiliados a la CROC

    0 04 de abril de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca .- .

  • Exige Profeco listas de precios en cooperativas


    Exige Profeco listas de precios en cooperativas

    0 04 de abril de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca .-
 The Office of Consumer Protection is requiring the fishing cooperatives of Isla Mujeres to display a price list of their products. The agency also performed a calibration of their scales to assure they are accurate. The cooperatives are complying with these requirements, which allow people to compare costs and chose where they make their purchases. Unfortunately the cooperatives must do their paperwork in Cancun, because there is no local PROFECO office. Fines and penalties will be applied to any cooperative that does not comply, and the prices are displayed on a green poster. There will be variability of what is available in stock, depending on the season and demand. Currently as we approach Easter Week, the demand increases and as occurs every year, a scarcity of the product is noted.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

City has dialogue with relocated mobile vendors

Dialoga Comuna con ambulantes reubicados

Dialoga Comuna con ambulantes reubicados
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Rain interrupted tourist activities 

Trastoca lluvia la actividad turística

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Install Operations Committee for vacation period

Instalan Comité Operativo por temporada vacacional

  Isla Mujeres el Comité Operativo Municipal de Semana Santa: temporada vacacional 2014, will oversee safety and security operations for the Easter holidays from April 12 to 27th.
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Announcement of increasing taxi rates

Anuncian aumento de tarifa de los taxis

Anuncian aumento  de tarifa de los taxis

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 The Taxi union leader Eduardo Peniche Rodríguez said the increase of two pesos is expected in early May, raising the rate for islanders from 13 to 15 pesos, and for students from 6 to 8 pesos. He said this rate has not been increased in five years. He explained they are waiting for authorization from the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT), for this 12 percent increase. He noted that the taxistas have endured marked increases in costs of fuel, spare parts, and other expenses. He said currently the rates have not increased, and if any driver charges more than is stipulated, it can be reported at the office and appropriate action will be taken. (Note: This is the local rate between colonias, and there are higher rates to other areas, particularly the tourist areas. A photo of the rate chart taken at the taxi stand is always available at the bottom of this blog.)
Police are removing abandoned vehicles from the streets 

Retira la SP vehículos abandonados en la vía

Retira la SP vehículos  abandonados en la vía

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Improving public spaces for families of the municipality

Dignifican espacios públicos para familias del municipio

Dignifican espacios públicos para familias del municipio
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Scheduling pets for sterilization campaign

Activan jornada para esterilizar mascotas

Activan jornada para esterilizar mascotas
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Upset by the flooding
Malestar por las inundaciones+] Ver mas
 The torrential rain at noon on Tuesday, caused by the entry of cold front #49, caught the Civil Protection agency by surprise, and caused flooding in the area of Hidalgo and Abasolo. The pump that services this area is located by the Casa de Cultura, and one businesswoman noted "It is ineffective when the sky opens up and drops rain as intensely as this." The water rose to the knees of some tourists and came into the engines of golf carts that were parked near that area. The water levels dropped quickly, but businesses near this intersection were affected and their owners are unhappy. The port remains closed for navigation by smaller vessels which could continue Wednesday, due to the effect of the 'norte' in the spring.

 Tourists denounce persecution against indigenous persons
Turistas denuncian persecución contra indígenas[+] Ver mas
More than 20 vendors threatened to return to North Beach to offer their products if the government does not keep its word to resettle them to a suitable location. Cecilia Gomez, wearing traditional Chiapas attire who has spent some time in Isla Mujeres, spoke on behalf of the group, three weeks after about 200 vendors were evicted from the Rueda Medina boardwalk and the beaches. She said,"We had no income to meet family expenses;  not for school expenses for our children , not for food, and our savings are exhausted because we do not sell anything where they sent us."  They were gathered in front of City Hall at 11am carrying signs saying "I cast a vote for you and now I am cast into the street", I am a mobile vendor, not a thief, I am being discriminated against for being indigenous?, We are parents of families who demand to return to our work on the beach, I am a single mother: let me work, and "Let my parents work".  This movement began on Monday and several tourists began supporting these people and making negative reports on social media that the relocation of these vendors was poorly planned. Canadian Sandy Strong, who  has been visiting Isla Mujeres since 1999, said the Chiapan women represent a Mexican culture and an opportunity for people to interact with people and their traditions, adding "I don't see them  bothering the tourists." Austrian Stefanie Schararz said she is thrilled to be able to interact with this Mayan minority. Mexican Ricardo Lopez noted that this is a Mexican minority that often suffers from the decisions of authorities, whose policies have not included this social sector for a long time. The procession arrived at City Hall and were met by police who prevented all the members from entering together. The town General Secretary, Cesar Poot, communicated with Jorge Mejia, director of Enforcement (Fiscalizacion) and in his office they met with them to hear their individual complaints. The officials said the are committed to the implementation of the  Programa de Ordenamiento del Comercio Informal to relocate the mobile vendors off of North Beach, giving them options to work in other locations such as the Mercado of the Artisans (the 'flea market' by Poc Na hostel), the municipal mercado (on the back street of Guerrero), or other streets downtown. They discussed the status of the 193 vendors, of whom 93 were relocated off of the beach. Of these 93 vendors there are 40 selling crafts, 32 selling food, 2 vending silver, 16 offering clothing, two do braids, and one offers tattoos. A traditional ice cram seller complained that this case is unfair because he does not occupy the beach, but rather he keeps moving around downtown, and also in the colonias. He said, with concern about this governmental action: "I do not understand why the do not want to renew our permits; we are of the island and I've maintained my record of payments without problem."  
 Announcement of the actors for the live Passion of Christ event
Presentan a los actores del Viacrucis viviente[+] [+] Ver mas
The final preparations are 90% complete for the reenactment of this ordeal, which will take place on Good Friday, April 18th. This is the second most important reenactment in Quintana Roo, (behind Cozumel) with 3500 believers expected for this 22nd edition which takes place for a distance of 3 kilometers from the Guadalupe Chapel to the main square downtown. The Sacred Heart of Jesus Church of La Gloria will host its third annual representation of the ordeal. The chapel of Caridad del Cobre has no reenactments of the Passion of Christ planned, but they have an event for Palm Sunday at 6:30pm, with a representation of Christs entry into Jerusalem. The stage will be at the Church and Mass will be held at 7pm. On Thursday April 17 there will be a Mass with the Washing of feet, and on Friday the 18th there will be the event of the seven words and the worshiping at the Cross at 2pm. The Glory Mass will be held on Saturday for the representation of the resurrection at10:30pm. These activities will be officiated by Father Jesus Martinez.
 Starting the holiday security operation
 Inicia operativo vacacional de seguridad. [+] Ver mas
Protection of swimmers
Reportan protección a bañistas[+] Ver mas
The system of buoys to protect the swimmers at Playa Norte and the Posada Beach are in good condition said the Director of Civil Protection, adding that they are protected by lifeguards who oversee these areas. He said life guard towers have been planned since winter and financing from the federal concession zone has been agreed upon, for later in the year with no specific date. There are five lifeguards working the beaches from 9am to 5pm daily during the holiday period, in full coordination with the security personnel in the area, with a goal of zero accidents.
   It is noted that there are some sections of the buoys that are not connected to docks or beaches, and in these free spaces the swimmers are at some risk if small boats enter, so constant vigilance at these points is done by the lifeguards, and they are assisted by the private security personnel in these areas whose companies take precautions to assure their clients avoid accidents.
  The five lifeguards must walk the beaches of approximately 1000 linear meters, and the three towers facilitated this work, but after hurricane Wilma they collapsed and have not been replaced since then.  (Oct. 2005). 

Thief robbed store
Profesional ladrón, hurta una tienda[+] Ver mas
Employees of an OXXO convenience store along Rueda Medina say they refused to participate in the robbery of  5100 pesos in cash and presented a photo of the suspect, after reviewing company videos. The incident occurred Tuesday at 3am when a person in a polo shirt with horizontal stripes of white, green and black insisted the cashier give him all the money, and not to resist because there were three accomplices outside the business. The cashier stepped away and the subject emptied the register peacefully, warning the employee not to call the police because they would not come, and then he boarded Taxi #5, and departed.
   A call was made to the police who arrived an hour later, having first gone to the other OXXO store. The police response is characterized as 'cynical', with allegations of protection of the suspect, and the franchise acted to report the theft at other levels. An agent of the state Judicial Police arrived, but ended up accusing the employees, and this was published in the media. The employees complain that they are being suspected of theft, but there is video evidence of what happened, and they want an impartial investigation to capture the person responsible. Residents are requesting the instillation of surveillance cameras along Rueda Medina and other sites to curb this sort of activity, and suggest an internal investigation in the municipal police force to detect any alleged criminal associations that could exist.

Modern terminal opening soon
Será ordenado uso de la moderna terminal[+] Ver mas
This has the same information as previously translated. It is 95% complete, and this is a destination where 2.2 million tourists will pass through the facility, in which 32 million pesos are invested. The small shops will rent for approximately $1000 dollars monthly, which is a little more than they were paying at the terminal that was demolished. Due to the delays, the small business owners who had shops in the old terminal have spent their savings, and are concerned about being replaced by entrepreneurs with more economic power.
Tolerance without measure for Turicun
Tolerancia sin medida para Turicun[+] Ver mas
According to a copy of the contract with Turican, this agreement is valid until May 16, 2016 but can be annulled by default, if the company fails to provide continuous and regular service. The agreement is 13 years old. Other conditions for annulment of the contract are given including failure to provide facilities or property in good condition to the detriment of the user, for providing service with vehicles that exceed eight years in model or usage and have not been replaced by other vehicles. It is alleged that Turicun has repeated failed to comply with the requirements, to the point that most of the day they provide service every 45 minutes, with a unit that is decrepit, when it is in operation.They are supposed to have three units that cover two routes, from 6am to midnight, but service is only provided until 6pm. The agreement was signed May 16, 2001 with an option to renew in 15 years. Turicun is authorized to operate 500 vehicles on the mainland, but they could lose that right if all the clauses of the concession were applied fully.

Complaint filed against SEDESOL to Human Rights Commission

Queja ante Derechos Humanos contra Sedesol [+] Ver mas

A complaint was filed with the Human Rights Commission alleging that Víctor William Salazar Martínez, 66, was not included in the program "65+" and alleging negligence on the part of SEDESOL, the Ministry of Social Development, saying he was not on their register at the end of last year, but now he appears to be listed. The complainant is still  working in the construction industry. This assistance should be available to all the senior citizens, but he believes the census is rigged to favor friends of politicians. Recently 80 year old don Venancio Tun Tec complained to Por Esto about not being included in this program. The Human Rights Commission encourages any elderly citizens with complaints to come in and present their information so they can be given legal assistance and guidance, and a solution can be addressed. 

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 Charity Info
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Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross:  Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)

 Books for Grade School Reading Program, Items for Isla Animals, Diabetes Supplies, Shoes for the Kids, Items for Little Yellow School House...Barlitos @ Marina Paraiso



Miguel's high season schedule:

Thursday at 6pm Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres with Seblues Hernandez Miranda - blues variety
Wednesday - Saturday at 10:30 Fayne's BarandGrill with La Banda Sin Nombre - Rock, blues & pop
Friday - Saturday at 12:00 mn Tequileria La Adelita with La Banda Sin Nombre - Salsa & Mexican
Sunday at 7:00 Bahia Tortuga with The Sol Rockers - Rock & blues 

 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 530 to 730 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm 
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

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!! 
Fenix Sat ~1p Reggae/Cuban  

       Sun ~1p  Salsa 
(Start times posted on menu board by entrance)
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!!
You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

 Jeff Current's Schedule
5:30 - 7:30 Wednesday Bahia Tortuga
7-9 Fridays Marina Paraiso  


Texas Holdem Every Monday and Thursday
 at 6:00pm   El Patio Caribbean Grill


April 3 4p-9p Artist's Fair on Town Square

April 13 Palm Sunday

April 17 Maundy Thursday (bank holiday)

April 18 Good Friday  (bank holiday)
Two Reenactments of the Stations of the Cross / The Passion of Christ
10 am  Starting at Sacred Heart of Jesus in colonia La Gloria, going up  Paseo de las Aves, and by the park Las Tortugas, then over to prolongacion Rueda Medina, and entering the street by the new hospital, to come back to the church. 3000-4000 attendees expected
Noon For the representation by the Church of Immaculate Conception, they will start at the chapel to Guadalupe (la capilla de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) at noon to travel five kilometers under the rays of the midday sun to the church of Immaculate Conception. That is the chapel overlooking the Caribbean, near Mango Cafe in Salina Chica.  300-400 attendees expected

April 19 Holy Saturday

April 20 Easter Day
Children's Fishing Tournament  “Buenaventura Delgado Díaz-Coleguita” Sponsored by the DIF celebrating Children's Day

April 30  Día del Niño


May 1 Thursday 4p-9p Artists Fair on Town Square

 May 1 Labor Day in Mexico
May 1  May Day
May 3 Day of the Holy Cross (festival for mason/constrct wkrs /Dia de Santa Cruz, also called El Día del Albañil. (Essay..maybe May 4th 2012)
May 5 Battle of Puebla 2012 "Cinco de Mayo" 

May 8 Thursday Regata Al Sol XXVIII Departs for Isla Mujeres

 May  9-11 Cosme Magana Fishing Tournament

May 10 Saturday Mother's Day  in Mexico
~May 13-20  Festival of Lady of Fatima Rancho Vieho ~30+ yr tradition
May 15 Thursday Teachers Day
May 29 Thursday Ascension Day



May 17- Sept. 17- Whale Shark Season
Early May -  Nov.  Sea Turtle Mating & Nesting

Whale Shark Festival TBA  ~ late June-early July?

6th Annual Alicia Ricalde Magana Women's Fishing Tournament  TBA August?

Turtle releases August-Sept dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance

Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?


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