Sunday, June 30, 2013

American Resident Dies In Fire, Eight Undocumented Cubans Detained, Kids Fishing Tournament In July, Art Fair Thursday, Many Mantas & Whale Sharks With Glassy Seas, Contoy Closed, Beautiful Sunny Sunday In Isla Mujeres News June 30 Articles & Events: The Afternoon Edition

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  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Eight illegal Cubans captured
They swam to the Island (Blanca) after their boat broke down

Capturan a ocho ilegales cubanos

Sábado, 29 de Junio de 2013 23:06

Llegaron nadando a la Isla al descomponerse su nave

ISLA MUJERES, 29 de junio.-.
Leer más...Photos at link/names not given

On Friday at 11:30pm a report was received about a group men near Playa Mujeres on Isla Blanca who appeared to be undocumented and originating from Cuba. Police and members of the Navy found eight men in brushy area, who were unable to show documents and were turned over to Immigration. A search was done on land and sea and no additional people nor the vessel were found. The detainees said they had to swim ashore after their engine broke down.

Fatal fire:   A cigarette may have started the confligration
Man in his sixties dies of asphyxiation and burns 

Incendio fatal: Una colilla pudo haber iniciado la conflagración

Sábado, 29 de Junio de 2013 22:54

Sexagenario muere por asfixia y quemaduras

Manuel VALDEZISLA MUJERES, 29 de junio.- Leer más...
Saturday morning around 7:15am in colonia Salina Chica, some youths noticed black smoke coming from a home near the cárcamo of Aguakan. They called out for help and began knocking on doors, and helped remove  another tenant with two young children. The youths said they managed to open the door where the smoke was coming out, and started removing some electrical appliances to save the items, but they abandoned that to avoid problems. Then were surprised to find a deceased person. 
  The fire was put out by Civil Protection, with support from the Navy and Aguakan, using a line with a capacity of 10,000 liters. With the challenges of not having the proper equipment to deal with such situations, the work was delayed for more than an hour, but fortunately there was a lack of winds.
   The reporter spoke with taxi driver Severo Tuz González, who said he had known the foreigner well for 16 years, and that his name was Paolo Poster, adding that he had taken the man's wife Linda to catch the 6:30 ferry that morning, to catch a flight to Minnesota for cancer treatment. The driver said goodbye to his friend, assuring him that he would take good care of his wife's departure and return so they could have breakfast together. He never imagined those would be the last words they exchanged and that he would return to find el "viejito" had died. 
   Apparently the foreigner had tried to cook something or had forgotten about some cigarette butts, because the taxi driver said he was a chain smoker, and forgot things because of his age. The cabbie said that on a previous occasion he had arrived at the apartment to find food burned on the stove.
   Officials from the Attorney Generals' office (PGR) removed the body, which will be claimed by his wife. She was at the airport when she received the sad news, and returned to the island.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Eight undocumented Cubans detained
Aseguran a ocho indocumentados Cubanos en #IslaBlanca photo at link

Foreigner died in fire (yesterday) morning
Extranjero muere en incendio esta mañana en #IslaMujeres
TV Isla Mujeres says police confirmed that the deceased was a  64 year old retired man from Lowa (sic) US named Allman Caroll Porter. He had lived in Isla Mujeres for over ten years, until he died Friday morning in a fire at his rental home in colonia Salina Chica. 
     Reportedly Aguakan staff noticed black smoke coming from one of the buildings. (They are responsible for monitoring a cárcamos in the area). They went to the building and helped save another tenant and her two children, but no one knew if anyone else was in the building at that time. Other details in this account are the same as those given by DQR. LINK TVIM source  

Noticias de El Quintanarroense

Cubans detained

Ovidio Lopez (photo at link)

Tour of unfinished works
Recorren dos obras inconclusas
Ovidio Lopez     
Ready for close of classes

Alistan clausura de clases
Ovidio Lopez  .

Noticias de  Quequi......

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...


Foreigner died in fire in Isla Mujeres
The victim was 65 year old and apparently from Minnesota: He lived on the isle for 16 years

Muere extranjero en incendio en Isla Mujeres

La víctima tenía 65 años al parecer originario de Minnesota; llevaba 16 años viviendo en la ínsula

This account is the same as that given by DQR

Officials listen to complaints about municipal market

The tenants of the market in Canotal "Audomano Magana" complained to the mayor and state officials who were touring the facility, explaining that the delays are due to the lack of the Federal Electric Commission (CFE) changing the transformer. It was also noted that at least three locations need "curtinas" (Garage doors).  They also complained about the length of time they have waited, as well as some flaws associated with rain and moisture.

Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Fatal Fire
Incendio Mortal[+] Ver mas

Por Esto reports an elderly person died after his home caught fire, with a cigarette butt as the apparent cause. Some youths spotted the thick smoke coming from a home near the cárcamo of Aguakan, and immediately notified authorities. Paramedics from the Red Cross, police, and Navy personnel arrived within seconds. The fire was put out and when they approached the bathroom they were surprised to find a person with some burns, who had apparently died of asphyxiation. A taxi driver arrived on the scene, Severo Tuz González, who said he knew the deceased, saying he was a 65 year old named Paul, with some health problems. The cabbie called the deceased's wife, Linda, who was enroute to the airport for a flight to Minnesota for cancer treatment, until she was notified of the tragedy, and returned to Isla Mujeres.  Later personnel from SEMEFO, the Medical Examiner''s office, arrived to review the scene and remove the body to their facilities (in Cancun) for an autopsy. The deceased's pets, a cat and a dog, also died in the fire.

The Fifth Children's Fishing Tournament "Coleguita" is coming
Ya viene el V Torneo de Pesca Infantil “Coleguita” [+] Ver mas

Children from ages eight to 15 are invited to participate in this tournament "Coleguita" on Saturday July 20, with a dinner for the "Capitancitos" on Friday, July 19th at the DIF facility. The boats will depart from the dock of the cooperative Caribe at 9am. There will be two categories of those 8-11 and 12-15, and the only method of fishing will be trolling, accompanied by an adult captain. The fishing ends with the weigh in at 1 pm, for the top three places in each category. Although there are 3-4 participants per boat, prizes will be awarded to the individual who captured the fish, with surprise awards for six winners of the tournament. Registration is available at the DIF offices between 9am and 4pm, by a parent or guardian, who must submit a copy of the child's birth certificate, and sign a liability waiver authorizing the child's participation.

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Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B

 Turtle nests from last night...This looks like the work of a mama loggerhead to me.
 More turtle nests from last night

Pardon the sprawling...having a lil trouble getting Blogger to do what I want it to.....

MVC Presents...Upcoming Events!

Sat & Sun June 29 & 30 Isla Contoy Closed while guides attend 2 day training there
Sunday, June 30   El Pescador Field:  Baseball 
Monday July 1  Lobster Season Begins  (And Freddy says... Lobster tacos return to Soggy Peso on Mondays!)
Thursday, July 4  at 4-7pm  Town Square  Art Fair 

Fourth of July parties...
Casa de los Suenos has BBQ & Banda Sin Nombre
Soggy Peso usually has one with BBQ, maybe mariachis
other places likely to announce events...
Chuuk Kay, Miguel's Moonlight, Iguana's, Fenix...

Friday, July 5 7p (?)   Town Square Stage   Senior Citizen's Beauty & Talent Contest
Saturday, July 6 9am-11am  La Gloria English School   Yard Sale
Sunday, July 7 Elections:   Alcohol will be less available & not for sale at grocery stores & carryout locations.  Tourist-oriented businesses that serve food are  usually allowed to sell beer & cocktails to foreigners, and may require a food purchase. 
  Saturday, July 20  9am Children's fishing tournament Weigh in-1pm

Critter events...
It is currently the season for swimming with the whale sharks, and turtles are mating offshore & nesting on the eastern beaches. The mating is visible by day, especially off Punta Sur, the South Point. The nesting happens in the wee hours, and there are Tortugranja personnel, volunteers, and Naval staff monitoring the beaches to prevent people from disrupting them, and to gather and transport the eggs for incubation.
       By far, most of the turtles nesting in Isla Mujeres are Green turtles (called Blancas in Spanish), and the second most common are the huge Loggerheads, and there are some Hawksbills.  The Green turtles take ~60 days to hatch and the hatchlings are released by the public at events at dusk on Media Luna or Guadalupana beaches. The releases will begin in about a month & be held periodically until early October.
    Lately the water has been very calm and there have been many manta rays, with many swimming upside down, in addition to many whale sharks. Offshore from MVC, we have been seeing dolphins & turtles from the balcony, and lotsa big fish while snorkeling. 

 There are small red crabs that migrate to & from the sea in July, watch out for them at night on the coastal road at the southeastern part of the isle.
  Live Music Today-Sunday
The Joint: 1-4  Marco (Reggae) LINK
Casa de los Suenos 4-7 & Half Price Appetizers LINKLINK
Bahia Tortuga:  7p Sol Rockers   LINK
Chuuk Kay:  3:30-6:30 Banda Sin Nombre  LINK
Fenix:  3-5 Asere que Bola!/Hula Hoop class 1p/Free Chipachole LINK
Iguanas: ~4p Duo playing dinner music, Latin/Caribbean/Mx   LINK   LINK
Brisas Grill: ?? ~dusk?   Cuban trio? LINK
Sunset Grill: Sunset vocal & keyboard  LINK


Faynes 8-10  Raul Alexis  LINK
Comono/El Patio  8:30 - 11 pm - La Guera & Willys Blues LINK

Faynes 10:30-12  Banda Sin Nombre  LINK

Poc Na ? Link
Tres Mentiras ? LINK
Cafe del mar ? LINK 
La Catrina ? LINK
John Cain's schedule is
Tuesday- Cafe Del Mar, 8-10, solo guitar & vocals

Wednesday- Bally Hoo, 7-9, Sol Rockers band
 Friday- Iguana Bar-7-9, solo guitar & vocals
  Sunday- Bahia Tortuga- 7-9, Sol Rockers ban

On the internet in the past 24 hours...
John Cain  The Sol Rockers tonight at Bahia Tortuga from 7 to 930...can't wait!
Fenix Lounge SUNday FUNday! Cuban Salsa Group ¡Asere que Bola! And Free Chilpachole pa' la Cruda! 3-5pm 
Jason Szolosi shared Casa de los Sueños's photo.

Come out and Join us for our Big 4th of July Celebration this Thursday starting at 3:00. Bring your swim suit and relax in the ocean while enjoying live music by La Banda Sin Nombre. We will have a special "Back Yard BBQ" menu as well as drink and shot specials all night. Once the sun goes down enjoy all the fireworks in Cancun!

(Yesterday, Yesterday) TODAY, TODAY IN BUFFALO, MEAT AND DELICIOUS VEGETARIAN LASAGNA, COME AND TEST!(Note...Bufalo is usually closed Sun & Mon, but sometimes opens those evenings)
 11 hours ago (Sat ~7p)
 Jackie Conlon:
Chicken with peanuts and veggies comes with a spring roll, only $50 pesos. Less than $4.00 US.
el Salina Chica, on the left/east side of the road, with a pink stripe above and plants painted on the front wall, and a white barrel grill and tables out front. Coming from downtown, Salina Chica is the first colonia/village, and is past Colegio Bachilleres high school, and the restaurant is on the first block. If you come to the tortilleria and street to the have gone too far.
  • Sheila Poppe That looks YUM, even though I just ate!
    Jennifer Kelly DONDE???
    Jackie Conlon Jennifer, go straight thru instead of turning left to the Caribe road after Casa Ixchel.. First block on the left.
    Jennifer Kelly Looks delicious! Was it?
    Jackie Conlon It was very good and so will my leftovers tonight.
    Karen Stone Mickool Food and service are great! Look for the painted wall! Ibette, we miss you guys!
    Ibette de Alcocer We miss you too!!
  • Sandy Sandford can't wait to try it out!!!
  • Chris Ramsey Went to Bufalo the other night and the lady who owns it (can't remember her name for the life of me) was just amazing. Easily the nicest person I've met since we've been down here. (and that's pretty hard to top) Definitely will go back again.
    Jackie Conlon Chris, that was Ibette.
 Kid Stuff & Basic Art Supplies 
 : Jamie Ramsey   Anyone know where I can get craft type items for my toddler (water color paint, paper, that sort of thing)? My husband thinks he saw one or two places when we were driving around, but doesn't remember exactly where. :) Thanks!
  • Roger Hardesty There is a Papeleria 3 blocks north of Deysi y Raul's El Charcol restaurant on the same side of the street next to the escalera (stairway) street. Office and school supply store.
  • Roger Hardesty There is also another Papeleria across the street from Zinas Guest House and the Super Express and Chedraui also have school supplies.
  • Ronda  There's a papeleria downtown just south of the town square, near the Ice cream store..near the basketball court with inexpensive supplies and kids activity books.
  • Tiffany Yenawine Wareing Dunosusa has big packs of brownish paper bag type paper near the plastic bags along the wall. It is very inexpensive. I used to spread this out on the floor & let them finger paint & marker. Dunosusa is the store across from the Navy Hospital's emergency room. There is also a papeleria up the street from Dunosusa across from the tortilla factory. You can get water based paints. I used to save the tops from the garrafon water bottles to put little bits of paint in for them to use. You can then just throw them out making clean up easy! I used to also make homemade playdough with flour, salt & water. You can get food coloring at Chedraui. Have fun!
This is a video on Tony's page...of a LOT of hermit crabs Tony Garcia (Who is on Isla Contoy)

Tony Garcia added a new photo.

Tony Garcia's photo (From Isla Contoy).

LINK to 1 min diving  video in Isla Mujeres done as an adventure movie. posted  yesterday by
Leslie Woodbridge wrote:  Manolito's Costillas en salsa verde...omg delicioso!
Translation...Monolito's Ribs in green sauce..Oh My God..Delicious!!
From Manolito's facebook page, posted May 6 (It says..)
Home cooking, 
Yucatan snacks
  • Comida Cacera
  • Antojitos Yucatecos
Nights..Monday to Sunday 7p-12. Delivery
Empanadas of turkey, chicken-cheese, ground meat, mixed. Roast meats, soups,tortas, (types of flat tacos), burritos

Manolitos is near Mango Cafe..where colona Salina Chica meets colonia Meteorologico, on the east side, about a mile and a half south of downtown.  They are also known for their pozole.
Induna Charters  Another great day out, great group of people and great snorkelling on Induna! www.indunacharters.comIsla Mujeres Discovery Tour - June 29, 2013 (10 photos)

Victor Manuel Cervera Cervera  happy weekend all friends ,casa havana cafe............

Sheila Poppeposted toIsla Mujeres Community Information BoardDinner at Mama Rosa, enough for 2 nights.
It's Campaign Time In Isla Mujeres ~wc

    I haven't been covering the elections, mostly because Mexico prefers that foreigners don't interfere with local political activities. The election is next Sunday & in recent weeks there have been posters on the electric posts & light poles (except downtown), rallies on the weekends, and vehicles circulating with loudspeakers. The main candidates have their own songs. As we get closer, there are more rallies and marches in the evenings, sometimes with  hundreds of people.
    It is all very grass roots with the candidates going village to village, door to door, and meeting with the cooperatives & other organizations. The two main parties are PAN in blue & PRI in red, with candidates giving away hundreds of tee shirts.
     Foreigners have been complaining on FB about the noise, the effects on traffic, and the litter that is occasionally left behind. The rallies are usually on weekends or in the early evening, and although they are noisy, they are very peaceful. Recently, groups of workers for the two opposing candidates for President of Isla (mayor) ran into each other in front of our house  & they shouted greetings to each other enthusiastically, with smiles & waves!
    One of the reasons this mayoral election is important is the municipal distribution of lots in the Continental Zone (on the mainland) to Islanders. The new Mayor will also be involved with the national plans for development of Ciudad Mujeres and Playa Mujeres, which have already begun. ~wc

Looks good!  NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center  There are no areas of disturbed weather over the Atlantic basin on this Sunday that have any potential for tropical cyclone development during the next 48 hours.  NHC is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Dalila over the eastern North Pacific Ocean, centered about 285 miles south-southeast of Manzanillo, Mexico.Get the latest on the tropics by visiting the NHC website at

Rob Herrin added a photo from May 21, 2013 to his timeline. A beautiful rainbow I caught on the Gopro while in Mexico. It was actually a double rainbow Scott, but the camera only picked up on one.

Last 24 hrs "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

The Early Edition has headlines & newspaper photographs.
This Afternoon/Final Edition has translated articles, events, & original photos with the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section.
Both blogs always have links to the original articles.
 Usually if  there is a headline, but no translation,  it was probably published in another paper recently, and the information was a previous post, usually in the past couple days.

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