Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, November 10

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

  Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos  HERE.

The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Invitation to enjoy Festival of Caribbean Culture

Begins Friday the 13th

Arrancará el viernes 13

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ISLA MUJERES, 9 de noviembre.-
  There is information below in the Events section

 Car ferry uses "Pueblo Magico" logo in promotions

 Empresas incluyen en su promoción el logotipo del distintivo que recién obtuvo este destino

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ISLA MUJERES, 9 de noviembre.-
 This information was translated previously.


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)

Last month for discounts for discounts on fines and fees
Último mes de descuentos, aprovecha el descuento en multas y recargos.

The legends of our island form part of our cultural identity.
Las leyendas de nuestro pueblo forman parte de nuestra identidad cultural.

The Festival of Caribbean Culture begins this Friday!
¡Iniciamos el Festival de Cultura del Caribe este viernes!

9th State Job Fair.... in Isla Mujeres on Nov. 19
Nuevamente en Isla Mujeres, Jornada Estatal por el Empleo.

The DIF program "Abrigando Familias con Amor" (Wrap Families with Love) with the objective of collecting sweaters, vests, blankets, bedspreads and other items that families need during winter. The President of the DIF in Isla Mujeres invites everyone to donate winter clothes in good condition in order to assist those who need help.
Este martes inicia el programa del DIF Abrigando Familias con Amor que tiene como objetivo recaudar suéteres, chalecos, cobijas cobertores y toda prenda que puedan utilizar las familias que lo requieran en esta temporada invernal.
La presidenta de la institución en Isla Mujeres invita a donar prendas invernales en buen estado para apoyar a quien lo necesite.
Nov. 13 at the Bicentennial Plaza  (Outdoor movie, free, usually have a positive, educational social message.)
#‎CineEnTuColonia‬ Viernes 13 de Noviembre en la Plaza Bicentenario.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Cuban artists coming


Arribarán artistas cubanos

0 10 de noviembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca  
   See events section for information about the Festival of Caribbean Culture. This article notes that the event is expected to improve occupancy, and several hotels have promotional packages available.

Climate improves for men of the sea


Mejora el clima para los náuticos

0 10 de noviembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca
  The improved weather on Sunday and Monday was beneficial for boats providing tourism services, as well as for the fishermen.

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From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)

No opportunity for balseros with the new migratory accord 
      After the signing of five migratory agreements between the governments of Mexico and of Cuba on Friday, the luck of the Cubans who arrive in Isla Mujeres may become more complicated, because according to "Habana Linda" now those who are detained are immediately deported to Cuba.
   The news has spread like wildfire, because Isla Mujeres is one of the places where many Cubans arrive, as they struggle to reach the United States. According to this Cuban media source, with this migratory accord, an agreement was established for the return to Cuba of those who aspire to migrate to the United States. ( HERE is an article about this international agreement, in English, from US sources.)
     The situation is complicated, considering that currently there are 132 Cubanos being detained, after having sailed in small, handmade boats.
       You may recall that the US has made an agreement with Cuba. In December, 2014, Barack Obama & Raul Castro announced a reestablishment of diplomatic relations, after half a century of conflicts. On January 15, 2015, there were 53 detainees released, who were considered political prisoners in Cuba, and in the United States announced new regulations to facilitate travel and commerce with Cuba.
    But in spite of all this, including the possible opening of  Consular Embassies in both countries, this has not discouraged the idea of pursuing the American Dream, and just yesterday there were 17 more Cubans who intended to go to the United States, but the ocean currents brought them to Isla Mujeres.
  These are the most recently detained:
  December 20, 2014 ...a boat landed with an unknown number of Cubans, and only seven were detained.
January 5, 2015..The Mexican Navy rescued seven Cubans more than 100 kilometers from Isla Mujeres.
January 30, 2015 Remains of a balsero boat without a crew were found on a beach along the Caribbean Sea
March 21, 2105 The Mexican Navy detained 15 Cubans who had previously been rescued by fishermen near Isla Contoy.
April 8, 2015  The Mexican Navy rescued 14 undocumented Cubans who were 7.4 nautical miles from Cuyo, Yucatan
July 16, 2015  The Mexican Navy rescued 13 Cubans where were 50 nautical miles from Cabo Catoche
July 25, 2015 The Mexican Navy detained seven Cubans aboard a balsero boat near Isla Contoy.
July 28, 2015  Another boat was reported with Cubans on board, but when the Navy arrived, they had escaped, and none were detained.
August 30, 2015  The Municipal police detained 18 undocumented Cubans, after they had been at sea for some days in a tiny boat.
Sept. 14, 2015  The Mexican Navy secured 17 undocumented Cubans, including three women.
Sept. 16, 2015 The Mexican Navy secured ten Cubans who has arrived on in a small boat.
Sept. 17, 2015  Lisandro Romos Cervantes, 30, from Cuba, was taken into custody when he was recognized as a refugee from one of the boats, after two months.
Oct. 17, 2015 After sailing for 15 days and surviving a bad storm, six undocumented Cubans arrived in Isla Mujeres, including a 23 year old woman.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Renovating about 20 cabins
Rehabilitarán una veintena de cabañasVer mas
  Resources will be released from CONANP (National Commission of Protected Natural Areas) to renovate about 20 cabins on Isla Contoy that are used by fishermen from Isla Mujeres, just before the start of the season of the 'nortes', when the fishermen will spend time in these huts. (Nortes are cool fronts from the north, which are usually windy, and cause the lobster to come out of their hiding places.)
    The first cooperative to act has been "Justicia Social", and this is part of a program for cleaning up the beaches of the Reserve. The camp is traditionally used in the fall and winter by the lobster fishermen who use nets where the species migrate during this season, which ends on the last day of February.
      Contoy island is also visited each September by hundreds when the wooden image of the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre, the patron saint of fishermen, is transported to the isle. This practice has been a tradition for more than 15 years, and on the last visit the cabins were found to be deteriorated.

New condominiums 
Nuevos condominios+] Ver mas
     On the property where the Perla del Caribe hotel was located,  two towers will be built which will be condominiums by the same name, one of which should be opened during 2016, according to sources close to the Gutierrez family, who own the property, with work scheduled to being next week.
          The Perla del Caribe was one of the leading hotels during the 70's, 80's, 90's, and into the new millennium. Sr. Alvaro Gutierrez, an islander who lives in Campeche, had the boundaries marked several months ago. One of his representatives announced they have scheduled work to begin on the northern part of the property. Later on the southern area they will build another building with 100 rooms, according to initial information.
       The municipal Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco, confirmed that this project is scheduled to break ground Thursday, and to begin this weekend, with an estimated investment of 70 million to 100 million pesos. Currently there are 1560 hotel rooms on the island, which will increase with this project. There are also two 'interrupted' construction sites; one near the Perla del Caribe and one near Garrafon Park.
        The number of hotel rooms in the Continental Zone has exceeded the number on the island, and if the many large projects go thru, that number could eventually exceed 20,000 rooms, according the the Urban Management Plan.

Heavy rains damage streetlights
Luminarias públicas dañadas[+] Ver mas
          There were complaints on social networks that recent heavy rains damaged several streetlights, leaving some sections in the dark in colonia La Gloria and along the walking path around Salina Grande. Residents are impatient for them to be repaired because they have complained to officials, and several days have passed without a response. There are rumors that the delay is associated with economic problems, which should be resolved when property tax revenue and other sources are available.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

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Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants.

November events

Sunset ~6:05
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Nov. 25   6:14
Nov. 26   7:09
Nov. 27   8:06
Nov. 28   9:02
Nov. 29   9:58
Nov. 30  10:52

Nov. 5 Thursday 4p   Town Square   Art Fair with 10 pesos food samples starting at 5p
Cancelled by rain, May be rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 13, May be relocated to the Casa de Cultura

Nov. 5 & 6 Casa de Cultura 7p  Balsassina Ensemble of Vienna  Free Entry

Nov. 13-16 is Buen Fin when discounts are widely available

Friday, Nov. 13 at the Casa de la Cultura 6p Book presentation

Caribbean Culture Festival 2015 will be held outside the Casa de la Cultura, Nov. 13-15, all events are free. Residents & Visitors are invited.  Note the recent schedule says the Q Roo Orchestra performance is at 7p on Saturday night.

Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Alma Caribeña
Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Inauguración Isla Mujeres
Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Trova Isleña
Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Gil Harry SevenF
Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Isaac Delgado
Sábado 14
Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepción
Festival Artístico
Joel Montero acompañado de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Quintana Roo
Sábado 14
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Celso Piña y Pato Machete
Domingo 15
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Asociación de Coreógrafos Folcloristas de México A. C. y Alicia Alonso Studio Dance
Domingo 15
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Charanga Habanera

  Here's a translation of the schedule of events from DQR 10/30 :
Updated from this City poster on FB

Friday, Nov. 13 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the dance troupe Alma Caribeña; La Trova Islana,  the band Gil Harry Seven, and the headliner is famous musical artist Isaac Delgado and his band.

Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the Symphonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo, featuring songs written by isleños, including Virgilio “El Chino” Fernández and his son Virgilio Fernández. It will be at the building next to the Catholic Church on the Town Square. This will be followed by “El Chevo y su Swing Urbano”, who play a mix of Caribbean rhythms and urban music, including the hit: “Métela Sácala”. ?? (They are not on the poster, but Quequi lists them in their festival article published Tuesday)  8p Dance performance. Then Cumbia legend Celso Piña, will take the stage, creator of the hit “Cumbia Sobre el Río Suenan”, accompanied by Patricio Elizalde (Pato Machete).

  From Cultura Isla Mujeres on FB (their original in English):
The voice of Joel Montero will dress up the Mexican Caribbean
The Mexican tenor returns to his native Quintana Roo to interpret the best of his repertoire in the framework of the Festival of Culture of the Caribbean 2015
After performing with great success in the main opera houses of Europe, the Mexican tenor, Joel Montero, returns to his native State of Quintana Roo in the framework of the Festival of Culture of the Caribbean 2015 which takes place in the Mexican Caribbean from the 3rd through the 22nd of November.
The singer, born in Chetumal, and who has opened his way to success through perseverance, his art and his mastery of his voice as an musical instrument, has been described by international media as a passionate singer with a powerful voice and emotional acting which has gained for him a privileged place on the stages of the Old Continent.
Among his awards and recognitions are the special award given to him at the international singing competition “Monserrate Caballe” in Andorra and the “Luigi Infantino” prize in Lugoj, Rumania.
Montero was part of the Opera Studio at the theater in Zurich, Switzerland and the State Theater in Meinigen, Germany and has been an invited soloist at different theaters in various cities in Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Finland and England, appearing, as well, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Next 14th of November, thanks to the Festival of Culture of the Caribbean, the Isla Mujeres public will be delighted by the voice that is conquering Europe when Montero will appear with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo, making all of his fellow Quintana Roo residents proud.

From Cultura Isla Mujeres on FB (my translation from Spanish):
 Celso Piña will enchant the Caribbean
  This musician from the mountain region will be performing at the Caribbean Culture Festival 2015 in Quintana Roo which takes place Nov. 3-22. Celso Piña, better known as "the rebel of the accordion", will have the Mexican Caribbean dancing to la cumbia on November 14th, in Isla Mujeres, sharing the stage with Pato Machete.
The rhythms of this singer, composer, and arranger and icon of Mexican popular music in recent years, has confirmed his performance the festival. They will be bringing their distinctive sound that has enriched the cumbia with touches of other popular rhythms such as ska, reggae , rap and hip hop.
  A born Musician, self-taught skill on the accordion, Pina provides a value beyond what is musical, and he represents an emblem of cultural Mexico today. This was demonstrated in the documentary film which he starred in, for the channel 11-one, and reinforcing the image immortalized in literature by  Garcia Marquez, dancing to the rhythms of cumbias which are proudly made in Mexico.
So, the festival of culture in the Caribbean, it enriches the purest style "Sonidero" with the presence of the musician that since 25 years ago, has been one of the stars of the stage of the genre of cumbia.


Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the Ballet de Danza Folclórica de México, followed by Son de la Catedral, and a presentation by Charanga Habanera; whose leader David Calzado is known for the hit “Gozando de la Habana”.

Monday, Nov. 16 Day off for Revolution Day

Friday, Nov. 20  Revolution Day Commemorated

Sunday, Nov. 22 Christ the King Day

Approximately Nov 28 - Dec 8 Festival for the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, the Town Saint. is held annually. Link   

Nov. 29 Los Cafres at Poc Na

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic  (Isla Animals)
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)
From Sally Margolis Hi all!! We (Isla Animals) are gearing up for a HUGE Spay/Neuter, Vaccination, Wellness campaign for the animals in Rancho Viejo Nov 17-22. This is a very poor area in the municipality of Isla Mujeres. Most are living without electricity and running water. The situation for the animals there is dire right now with parvo & distemper running rampant, and heavy overpopulation. We expect to treat/vaccinate/spay/neuter 1000 cats & dogs with the cost of surgery at just $10us per dog. This may be the only time any of these animals see a vet. We can treat the existing animals, vaccinate others against disease, curb the population growth, and educate pet owners on proper animal care and make a HUGE DIFFERENCE!! We have the knowledge, experience, volunteers, and heart to make it happen. We are asking for all of your help to raise funds to make the campaign a reality. (We can also accept Paypal donations via our site islaanimals.org - just add RANCHO VIEJO in message, and cash in person on Isla Mujeres. Please, please share the link on your social media. It helps us so much. If you are not in a position to donate PLEASE do read the campaign & share, there is lots of excellent info in it about the work we do-There is always so much to do! Thank you for your time!  http://www.gofundme.com/isla-animals-rv
Coming in December.....
 Coming December 25-30! Performances by dance troupes of the National Congress of Mexican Folkloric Dance..."A fragment of the mosaic mural of Mayan culture"

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