|Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.|
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Today the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports a dozen more cases for a total of 193, with 13 deaths and 134 recovered.
For 9/19, the state geoportal reports 13 active cases by colonia as La Gloria-6, Salina Chica-2, Ampl la Gloria-2, Salina Grande-1, El Canotal-1, Miraflores-1, and none on the mainland.
On the national map for 9/19, the municipality reports 16 suspicious and 80 negatives (and 181 confirmed with 13 deaths)
In my previous post about transporting enslaved Mayans to Cuba, I mentioned Juan Bautiste Anduce, a Mexican who was imprisoned in Belize for four years for human trafficking of Mayans to Cuba. There is other evidence of his involvement in this region's slave trade, according to reports from Isla Mujeres officials, at that time. (Isla Mujeres was founded in August of 1850).
On May 10th, 1851, the Cozumel Harbor Master noted that the boat "Sol" was saved from a shipwreck while carrying nine "servants" of Anduce, of whom two died and seven escaped, according to the captain, Feliciano Godoy.
In June, Godoy was transporting more "servants" of Anduce when he anchored the Sol in a cove at Isla Holbox. While he and the two crew members were sleeping, the natives killed Godoy and wounded the crewmen, who fought back, knocking several of their attackers into the sea. The sailors removed the white family living on the island, for their protection, and the Isla Mujeres Justice of the Peace (Bartolome Magana) sent a boat to pursue the escaped "servants". They found four corpses on the beach, but had to abandon their search due to intense rain.
In early July, another group of islanders went to Holbox, where they killed four of the escapees, and there were two whose fate is unknown.
In his report about these incidents, Sr. Magana also noted that four natives escaped while en route to Cozumel on the boat "Petrona", which was transporting four male and nine female natives for Colonel Cetina, a Caste War hero. These native "servants" who would risk death or kill to escape were being taken to Cuba, as slaves, in fishing boats that visited Isla Mujeres and Cozumel.
At that time, Tizimin was the center of government for Isla Mujeres, and the head of the political party there was involved with trafficking Mayas to Cuba, whose brother Pedro married the daughter of Benito Juarez. (It was President Juarez who prohibited the trafficking of Mayas to Cuba, under penalty of death, in 1861.) Anduce was based in Rio Lagartos. The port of Sisal isn't on the map because it was replaced by Progreso, to its east. It is suspected that Mundaca may have been involved in this slave trade, since he made his fortune transporting African slaves to Cuba, before buying 40% of Isla Mujeres in the mid-1800's.
Commemoration of National Civil Protection Day yesterday
MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach
Four rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white
sand beach and
the beautiful Caribbean sea, with
kitchenettes & fast WIFI. In the upscale
neighborhood of Bachilleres,
convenient to downtown
the colonias, yet
separate. Quiet & Private.
amenities include hammocks,
chairs, beach towels,
washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes. Panoramic
views from the
rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio &
the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Downtown
is ~ a mile away; we're on
all four bus routes or flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet
neighborhood of Bachilleres, sleep to the sounds of the sea.. $275/$325/$425 wk $40/50/$65nt
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe, Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
| After Sunset--Sept 2 at 7:42 |
Sept 3 8:15
Sept 4 8:48
Sept 5 9:21
Sept 6 9:54
Sept 7 10:30
Sunset 7:02-6:35pm (beginning vs end of month)
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Swimming with the whale sharks may continue until the end of September. They congregate and feed on a 'buffet' of plankton and fish eggs from a type of tuna. Rays are also attracted to the feeding areas. Photo by Tony Garcia
Wednesday, Sept. 16--Independence Day (The Grito is read by the Mayor each year on the night of the 15th, which will presumably be done virtually this year.)
Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to NHC