Thursday, June 17, 2021

Isla Mujeres News & Events Thursday, June 17


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Our Northern Zone remains in Orange on the state epidemiological light for Monday thru Sunday next week, June 21-27. The Governor expressed concern over the rise on the graph for Isla Mujeres (among others). Also concerning is the Northern Zone's increase in Contagion Rate from 1.02 to 1.06, and he noted that whenever this is over one, it indicates cases are rising.On the graphs, Diminucion means decrease and Aumento is increase.









Raising Awareness About Indigenous Rights--Zapatistas Sail From Isla Mujeres to Spain
 
   Forty-seven days after sailing from Isla Mujeres on a "reverse journey" to Spain, a delegation of seven Zapatistas arrived in Europe on Friday. They landed in the Azores islands of Portugal, where port authorities tested them for Covid-19 and stamped their passports. The team was in good spirits and said they were treated with grace and respect.
      They started their journey in pickup trucks, traveling about a 1000 kilometers from Chiapas to Isla   Mujeres, where their boat, "La Montaña" (The Mountain) was waiting. They chose Isla Mujeres because the conquest of Mexico began here when the first Spanish expedition landed on the isle 503 years ago. The Zapatistas said they were making "A mountain-journey against the grain of history."
       They were seen off by fifty supporters, journalists and photographers, as well as Subcomandante Moises, leader of the EZLN (Zapatista Army of National Liberation). He wore the movement's hallmark black ski mask, as did the delegation, who added face shields at one point. The delegation is called the 421 Squad because they are four women, two men and one person who doesn't identify with either gender. They speak Tzotzil, Cho'ol or Tojolabal, in addition to Spanish, and range in age from 19 year-old Lupita to 57 year-old Bernal. The crew members include four Germans and one Colombian, and the delegation is accompanied by a journalist and an independent photographer who is making a documentary.
       A group of Otaomi women, members of the National Indigenous Congress who traveled from Mexico City, shouted from the dock, "Zapata Lives!". A French-speaking woman held up a poster saying "We will collapse borders and ports", as departure instructions were exchanged in German among the crew. Journalists riffed on the contrasts between the serious political event and the touristic environment, with golf carts roaring by and a bar busker shouting "Free Samples of Tequila" in English, then adding in Spanish "We have strippers, too!" They described the postcard-like scenery, which included a pair of women lounging in the water, in view of the cameras, wearing bikinis, glasses and face masks. Just offshore, the delegation was getting their sea legs aboard the old German flagship with its peeling paint and a large purple "ZAPATISTAS" banner hanging between the masts.
      The expedition is called "Crossing for Life: The European Chapter" and they are carrying four carved, painted dugout canoes ("cayucos"). The largest one commemorates their Mayan ancestors, and the second one celebrates the people in resistance and rebellion. The third honors those who have fallen since the EZLN uprising on Jan 1st, 1994, and the smallest one celebrates "Zapatista childhood".
       The Zapatista's iconic former leader, pipe-smoking Subcomandante Marcos (now known as Subcomandante Galeano) said if they disembark successfully, "There will be a party, dance, songs and cumbias (upbeat music)". He wryly added, "If not, we've brought four canoes, with their respective oars, and will begin our return. Of course, it will take a while before we see the outline of Ixchel's house again."
      The delegation spent six months preparing, which included living together in a replica of the boat in the mountains of Chiapas. The actual boat was a flagship built in Germany in 1903, which was previously making trips to Cuba, Panama and Colombia. The group's next destination is Galicia, Spain, where they plan to embark on an international tour of more than 20 countries, "by land, sea and air". Hundreds of European organizations and NGO's have extended invitations to exchange ideas about "coping with the inequalities derived from the capitalistic social and economic system." The EZLN website says they intend "to talk about our mutual stories, pains, rages, achievements and failures."
 
But there's a problem. 
 
        They had planned to meet up with another Zapatista delegation traveling by plane from Chiapas to Europe, but their colleagues are stranded in Mexico after encountering difficulties obtaining passports. The EZLN claims that bureaucrats discriminated against them due to the color of their skin, their manner of speaking & dressing, and their place of origin. They say all the requirements were met by the Zapatistas who traveled from their communities despite the pandemic, made appointments, waited in lines, presented their valid voting credentials & birth certificates, and paid fees between 600 pesos and nearly 3000 pesos, depending on the type of procedure.
        The EZLN said their problem is associated with the federal government's attempts to stop the flow of Central American immigrants to the US, which they characterized as "poorly disguised hysteria". They complained that the government's recognition of their indigenous roots and rights is just lip-service, and that the native population is being treated like foreigners in their own land. "We are Mexicans, here we had/happened to be born, live, fight and die. If we'd been born in La Unión Americana, or in Belize or Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador, Costa Rica or Nicaragua, then we would still be proud of those geographical locations and we would be denouncing their respective governments as bureaucrats, racists and ignorant.”
        In a letter from the Sixth Zapatista Commission, Subcomandante Marcos (now Galeano) said they demonstrated that the problem was racism by sending in a colleague with a white complexion and a beard, who easily obtained a passport by presenting his birth certificate and ID. However, the others were asked to prove they weren't Central Americans by presenting a middle-school completion certificate, which many don't have, or singing the national anthem, or providing relatives as witnesses.      
       The Commission said a colleague over 60 years of age was accused of wanting to go to the United States to work. He replied, "No, that's later, another time, in another round. Right now, it's Europe's turn." The bureaucrat sent him to another window. There he was told, "That is very far and the trip is very expensive; it can't be that you have the necessary money because you're indigenous. You'll have to bring in your credit card statement, and the one that follows it."
        On Tuesday morning, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the situation would be resolved that same day, since "All Mexicans can freely leave the country." He added, "I have already instructed the Secretary of Foreign Relations (Marcelo Ebrard/SRE) to review why they were not given their passports and to immediately attend to this. If a mistake was made, it will be resolved so that they have the possibility to travel without any problem and to be assisted. Because we are not authoritarian, we are not undemocratic. We are respectful of the freedoms for all." The SRE issued a statement that after the complaints expressed by the Zapatistas and the inconveniences caused, "The issuance of documents and the necessary procedures are being carried out with strict adherence to the dignity of the people and to the their human rights."
        The schedules of the delegations haven't been delineated, except for their plans to be in Madrid on August 13, which is the day when the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City) fell to Cortez and his armies.
Here is a "Brief Historical Background to the Zapatista Movement" https://hemisphericinstitute.org/.../879-su10-brief...
Here's a more in-depth article "A Spark of Hope: The Ongoing Lessons of the Zapatista Revolution 25 years On" https://nacla.org/.../spark-hope-ongoing-lessons...
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Yesterday.....

Today the Governor welcomed the first cruise ship arriving to Cozumel in over a year, the "Adventure of the Seas". He said that Cozumel is the most important cruise destination in the world & this represents an important step in reactivating the economy of that island and the Mexican Caribbean.

In OTHER news, earlier this month two guests tested positive during a seven-day cruise aboard the "Celebrity Millennium", which was the first major sea cruise with North American passengers since the pandemic. It set sail on Saturday, June 5 from San Maarten with a fully vaccinated crew. The adult passengers were required to show proof of vaccination and a negative C-19 test within 72 hours before departure.
It was reported that 95% of the passengers were vaccinated. Children were only required to show negative C-19 tests. Its port stops were in Barbados, Aruba and Curacao, before returning to San Maarten on Saturday, June 12th.
The positive results were discovered during the required "end of cruise testing" and announced by the Captain around 5p on Thursday, July 10th. Within two hours, more than 200 of the ~600 passengers had been tested with no further positive results, according to CruiseCritic.com. The press release from Celebrity Cruises noted that the two positive individuals had been cabin-mates and were asymptomatic. They were quarantined and monitored by the ship's medical team. All activities continued and everything remained open for the rest of the cruise.



YESTERDAY.....Since the beginning of this hurricane season, personnel with the municipal Department of Civil Protection have been working at cleaning the storm drains and de-silting the absorption wells, as well as monitoring the lagoons to prevent flooding. Residents are reminded to obtain information from official sources and to avoid false reports. They are encouraged to keep their yards and rooftops clean of objects that could become projectiles.





 

YESTERDAY...Happy World Turtle Day! There are 44 sea turtle nests being protected at the Tortugranja, containing 5,229 eggs. Since 2019 and 2020 were both very active seasons, this season is expected to be slower. Staff and volunteers monitor the eastern beaches of the island, particularly “Media Luna”, “El Hangar”, “Bachilleres” “Acapulquito” and “Invasión”.

Last month, the Tortugranja invited Mexicans with a background in associated fields to apply to volunteer at the facility, offering them training, basic lodging, environmental activities and a certificate. Eight volunteers were accepted & have joined the staff providing surveillance, egg collection and cleaning of the nesting beaches.
Residents & visitors are reminded to avoid taking flash-photos or using white light, to avoid disturbing the turtles, and to report any suspicious activity that could threaten them.



YESTERDAY.... As of today, Isla Mujeres reported a total of 316 cases of C-19 with 35 deaths and 271 recuperated. Since last Wednesday, that's six more cases and another death, unfortunately.

The Geoportal for Isla Mujeres reports a total of 5 active cases by colonia as: Downtown-2, Colonia #5 (Sac Bajo)-2, and Miraflores-1.
The Geoportal for Isla Mujeres reports cumulative cases by colonia as of June 2nd as follows: Downtown-16, Aeropuerto-2, Bahia-2, Electristas-6 Salinas-25, Meteorologico-32, Salina Grande-11, Colonia #5 (in Sac Bajo)-1, Caridad del Cobre-8, Ampliacion la Gloria-7, 23 de Noviembre-13, col.Isla Blanca-5, Lol Beh-0, Miraflores-14, El Canotal-40, Colonia #6-0, La Gloria-54, Sin Nombre (Punta Sur)-3, and Guadalupana-7....which is a total of 246. (This is less than the total reported since that was over 300 in early June and the total reached 246 on January 12th.)
The Growth Rate of cases in the Northern Zone is 0.59 compared with 0.55 last week and 0.58 the week before.
The seniors in Isla Mujeres have received two doses of C-19 vaccine & residents in their fifties have gotten their first dose, which is true of a majority of Mexicans. Island residents in their 40's have received their first dose. Residents in the tourist areas of Quintana Roo have been given priority to benefit from the 1 million doses of J&J vaccine being donated by the US, along with some residents of border cities & in the tourism areas of Baja California. Those are expected to arrive within a week or so.



YESTERDAY.... Overcast, rainy skies obscured this morning's sunrise. #3 is the current satellite. Today's official forecast accompanying #2 says intense rain & gusty winds (65kph/40mph) are expected in our region (but the torrential rains will be elsewhere). The extended forecast shows the rain & wind continuing tomorrow & Friday, and a windy Saturday.




 

JUNE 14--Missing after taking the noon Ultramar from Isla Mujeres on Saturday to go shopping at Costco & other places, wearing a light colored dress, heels and carrying a black purse. Regine Beatrix Roessler, 60, German, also speaks English and some Spanish. Thank-you.

 Update today..."All of the necessary reports and paperwork are in place, we are officially though the red tape and the government agencies are all working together and making this a top priority right now." There were rumors that she had been picked up by immigration, and it has been confirmed that is not true. They were waiting on receiving an Missing Person report from her family in Germany, which has been completed. Before that, privacy laws prevented Costco from sharing security video and information about whether her card had been used, etc. There is another woman in Cancun who was mistaken for her, and it has been confirmed that she is not Regine.  

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 JUNE EVENTS

 
Full moon rising over the Caribbean  
 

 


Nearly full moon Wednesday, June 23 rises at 6:42 p over the Caribbean & the sun sets at 7:32

Full Moon rises on Thurs, June 24 at 7:49p

Fri, June 25 at 8:52

Sat. June 26 at 9:48

Sun, June 27 at 10:36

Mon, June 28 at 11:18

Tues. June 29 at 11:56

 Sunrise in June~6:05 (first of month)-7:33a (end of month)

 

Public events have been suspended due to C-19, mostly. Some holidays have featured online competitions and events. 

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 US National Hurricane Center 

 


Thursday, June 10, 2021

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, June 10


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Our Northern Zone remains in Orange for next week, June 14-20, as does the Southern Zone. Although the graph for Cancun (Benito Juarez) shows a very slight increase, the Governor was glad to see the curve going downward there, and for Isla Mujeres as well. However in Playa del Carmen (Solidaridad) and Cozumel, there are concerning increases.









 

       As of yesterday, Isla Mujeres reported a total of 310 cases of C-19 with 34 deaths and 265 recuperated. The Growth Rate of cases in the Northern Zone is 0.55, which is a decrease from last week's 0.58.  The Geoportal reports a total of 5 active cases by colonia as: Electristas-1, Meteorologico-1, Miraflores-1, Guadalupana-1 and Unnamed colonia (at Punta Sur)-1. Our Northern Zone remains in Orange (since May 3) with capacities at hotels & restaurants limited to 50% and at public beaches to 30% 

 

        The Geoportal reports cumulative cases by colonia as of June 2nd as follows: Downtown-16, Aeropuerto-2, Bahia-2, Electristas-6 Salinas-25, Meteorologico-32, Salina Grande-11, Colonia #5 (in Sac Bajo)-1, Caridad del Cobre-8, Ampliacion la Gloria-7, 23 de Noviembre-13, col.Isla Blanca-5, Lol Beh-0, Miraflores-14, El Canotal-40, Colonia #6-0, La Gloria-54, Sin Nombre (Punta Sur)-3, and Guadalupana-7....which is a total of 246 (This is less than the total reported since there were over 300 in early June and Isla Mujeres reached 246 cases on January 12th. ) 

 

 Today, in honor of World Environment Day (June 5), about 70 native plants were planted near along the access to the Tortugranja, including sea lettuce, chit palms and various ciricotes. (I don't have a translation for this--It's an ornamental tree/bush that grows in this region with reddish-yellow flowers & edible fruit.) The Director of the municipal Department of the Environment and Ecology, Carlos Barranco Garcia, said these types of activities are intended to raise awareness and to encourage people to care about keeping the environment as healthy as possible for all of us who inhabit the island. He said there were only a few participants, who were from the administration of the Tortugranja, his department, Participación Ciudadana and Zoetry hotel.





Starting next week--1 Million Doses of J&J Vaccine for the Tourism Areas of Q Roo & Baja California and for Border Cities
At Tuesday evening's national C-19 press conference, Dr Lopez-Gatell reported that Mexico has completed five months (20 weeks) of reducing the epidemic. Unfortunately, Q Roo has been out of synch with the rest of the country, with elevated numbers since April. The national epidemic curve has plateaued since the second peak, and there has been an 87% decrease in hospitalizations.
The first graphic shows that nearly all municipalities have fully vaccinated their seniors. The second and third graphic show that nearly everyone in their fifties has received their first dose. (The categories are "Concluded, In Process, Scheduled & Pending".) For the remainder of June, vaccinations will be administered to residents in their forties (#4), and pregnant women.
Dr Lopez-Gattell said 27% of the adult population has been vaccinated and nearly 60% of them are fully vaccinated. Nearly 35 million doses have been administered. He noted that the rate of vaccination is increasing and that there are more residents in their 40's than in their 50's.
He listed the arriving shipments of Pfizer this week, which total nearly 1.5 million doses, and said they won't have an announcement about more Astra Zeneca until its arrival is confirmed.
He said the US donation of 1 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine will arrive this weekend or at the beginning of next week. These will be given to residents living in the tourism areas of Quintana Roo & Baja California and in border cities, as previously announced. This campaign will also be conducted by age groups, but in a targeted manner for the communities in these two states whose economies are dependent on tourism, and for municipalities along the border. He explained the importance of focusing on epidemic dynamics in these two states with tourism-dependent economies, who are in a situation of increased epidemic activity (#5). He also explained how northern border municipalities have increased mobility and less control, compared to others in the country.
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A total of 2700 doses of Pfizer vaccine are being administered to residents of Isla Mujeres in their forties (and pregnant women) this week. The vaccine campaign began Monday and ends today at the Bicentennial Dome in colonia La Gloria, 8a-4p. This is the first dose for residents in this age group, who are reminded to print their registration from the mivacuna website, and bring their CURP and a copy of their utility bill. In just over half a day on Monday, more than 350 islanders were vaccinated, with compliance to health protocols.

 

 TUESDAY....A stranded sea turtle was rescued today just past noon by personnel with the Tortugranja from the rocks at Punta Sur. The Director of the facility, Deline García Canto, said the 80 cm x 74 cm turtle of the Green ("Blanca") species had no injuries, so it was released where it could return to the sea without difficulty.

    This is the season when sea turtles nest on the shores of the island, of the species Loggerhead, Hawksbill and Green. She encouraged the public to communicate with Civil Protection or the Tortugranja if they see a situation like this, to assist in the conservation of sea turtles.

 MONDAY.....The US is donating 1 million doses of Johnson & Johnson C-19 vaccine to Mexico, where assistant Health Secretary Hugo Lopez-Gatell announced that most of these single-dose vaccines will be administered to residents in tourist-resort areas, including Cancun & Los Cabos, and in cities along the US border. Dr. Lopez-Gatell described prioritizing these locations as an economic measure aimed at avoiding possible partial closures in places where the economy revolves around tourism or trans-border manufacturing. He said, "We have the opportunity, since this is about aid from the United States government, that we can synchronize prevention and control activities on both sides of the border." Journalists noted that the vacation destinations he mentioned are especially popular among American tourists.

    Mexico has vaccinated its medical personnel and senior citizens and is currently jabbing residents in their forties and fifties. as well as teachers and pregnant women. Last week, the government reported that more than 23.2 million residents have received at least one shot. Mexico has a population of around 130 million, and has reported more than 2.4 million confirmed cases of C-19, with over 228,000 deaths. Some officials say the death toll could be much higher.
The Biden administration previously announced it would share 80 million doses by the end of June. Jeff Zients, coordinator of the White House C-19 response, said that 75% of the first 25 million doses will be allotted through COVAX, an international distribution system aimed at helping vaccinate people in the world's poorest countries. The approximate allocations for the first 25 million doses are: 6 million to South & Central America; 5 million to Africa; 7 million to Asia; and 6 million to Mexico, Canada, South Korea, the occupied West Bank and Gaza, Ukraine, Kosovo, Haiti, Georgia, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen and the U.N. front-line workers.

 

 MONDAY....The Federal C-19 'traffic light' was updated today for the next two weeks. The second graphic is the previous version, when we were the worst state in the country, but now three others have joined us in Orange. There's still no Red states and the Green states have increased from 16 to 19, forming a solid block on the map. Medium-risk Yellow went from 15 states to nine.


 MONDAY....As of yesterday, Isla Mujeres reported a total of 308 cases of C-19 with 34 deaths and 260 recuperated. The Growth Rate of cases in the Northern Zone will be updated today & was 0.58 last week. The Geoportal reports a total of 8 active cases by colonia as: Downtown-1, Salinas-1, Meteorologico-3, La Gloria-2, and Unnamed colonia (at Punta Sur)-1. Our Northern Zone remains in Orange (since May 3) with capacities at hotels & restaurants limited to 50% and at public beaches to 30%.



 MONDAY.....

What's been happening lately?
New Presidenta--Last night there was a large procession celebrating the election of Atenea Gomez Ricalde as the island's next Mayor, who takes office on September first. On that date, our current Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, will begin his term as federal legislator for District 1 (which includes Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Holbox, and a small piece of Cancun & Puerto Morelos.) Ms. Gomez Ricalde is the daughter of former Mayor Alicia Ricalde Magana, who's currently head of the state Port Authority.
Nothing's burning--The municipal firefighters have been working at the Trash Transfer Facility, wetting down hot spots from the fires that started May 24th and re-flared on the 25th. It was extinguished using seawater (causing a temporary road closure). Downtown still bears evidence of the palapa fires in late April, but most of the damaged stores & restaurants resumed their activities within days. Seawater pumped by an Ultramar ferry helped extinguish part of that fire. Volunteers also formed beach-side bucket brigades, assisting the municipal and Naval firefighters (and Aguakan personnel) who fought it from the street-side. It spread northward along Medina (main street) from the Mocambo restaurant and did not reach the gas station.
No Hurricanes--There's a low pressure system moving slowly toward Central America with a low chance (20%) of development Thursday-Friday, which is not threatening our area. Tropical Wave #1, in combination with a low pressure channel (brown dotted line), may cause some squalls over portions of the Peninsula today & tomorrow with hot temperatures & winds of 20-30kph (green squiggles). Most of the rain is expected in Chiapas & Oaxaca (encircled) 
 
JUNE EVENTS--The 2-day "Dry Law" is over & the election-related news bans have ended. The bans were imposed on candidates & governments, and restaurants in the Tourist Zones were exempted from the Dry Law.
>Tomorrow is World Oceans Day.
>The mama turtles are laying on the eastern shores of the isle, and the whale sharks are enjoying their annual "buffet". Turtle nesting season lasts six months for the three species who visit Isla Mujeres. The first nest was a Loggerhead on May 13th, with 136 eggs. Residents and visitors are reminded not to display white lights at the beaches and to avoid approaching the turtles.
>Sunday, June 20th is Father's Day, as well as the start of summer & the longest day of the year--Summer Solstice.
>The full Moon rises over the Caribbean on Thurs, June 24 at 7:49p after the sun sets at 7:32. It rises Fri, the 25th at 8:52, Sat. at 9:48, Sun, at 10:36, Mon, at 11:18 and Tuesday the 29th at 11:56. Currently, sunrise is at 6:04a & sunset is at 7:27p.
>If you have a pair of binoculars, before tomorrow's dawn you can view the crescent moon & Uranus together low in the NNE sky. On Thursday the 10th, there will be an annular ("Ring of Fire") solar eclipse, which can be observed safely online & won't be visible from the island. Annulus means "brilliant ring", describing the ring of sunlight encircling the new moon's dark silhouette for several minutes.
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Today....There are 22 nests being protected at the incubation pen of the Tortugranja, containing a total of 2652 eggs. The first nest was found May 13, and was a loggerhead. The other species who nest on the island are Hawksbill (who lay the least) and Greens ("Blanca") who outnumber the others by far.

 

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Free amenities include hammocks, portable beach 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  Monthly Discounts
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, 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.

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 JUNE EVENTS

 
Full moon rising over the Caribbean  
 

 


Nearly full moon Wednesday, June 23 rises at 6:42 p over the Caribbean & the sun sets at 7:32

Full Moon rises on Thurs, June 24 at 7:49p

Fri, June 25 at 8:52

Sat. June 26 at 9:48

Sun, June 27 at 10:36

Mon, June 28 at 11:18

Tues. June 29 at 11:56

 Sunrise in June~6:05 (first of month)-6:09a (end of month)

 

Public events have been suspended due to C-19, mostly. Some holidays have featured online competitions and events. 

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 US National Hurricane Center