The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines & newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has translations of the articles, Daily Events & Live Music Schedules & the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section including photos & info from individuals & local businesses ....Daily In Isla Mujeres. There are always links to the original articles in Spanish.
Formation of Municipal Development Committee (COPLADEMUN)
Se instala Coplademun
Lunes, 21 de Octubre de 2013 20:49
Agapito encabeza primera sesión en sala de Cabildos
ISLA MUJERES, 21 de octubre.-Leer más..
Noticias de Quequi......
Entrepreneurs await reactivation of Tourism Promotional agency
Turismo0 22 de octubre de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- It is hoped that a new director will be named before the end of October so the agency will participate in the "DEMA Show" on November 6 in Orlando, Florida. (A Diving trade show that the Tourisim Promotional agency and local businesses have participated in during recent years.)
Asking authorities to clean up the lake area
Commemorating the anniversary of the birth of Ramon Bravo
|Photo of Ramon Bravo and a famous French guy named Jacques who learned a lot from him from "Isla Mujeres Diving History" at Kasa Maya site|
From an article I am writing about Ramon Bravo, Valvula, Dr. Clark, & Jacques Cousteau..
Remembering Ramon Bravo
Ramon Bravo Prieto explored the seas of the world as an internationally renowned underwater photographer and oceanographer. He born in Piedras Negras, Coahuila in northern Mexico on Oct. 21, 1925. At the age of 22, he competed as a swimmer in the summer Olympics in London, and again four years later at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952. (Results). He was a well known journalist and author in the 60's and 70's, winning the Mexican National Journalism Award in 1979. Premio Nacional de Periodismo
He became dedicated to diving and underwater photography in the 1960's, winning awards and fame in Mexico, the United States, and Europe. In 1969 Italian director Bruno Vailati invited him to collaborate with him as a cameraman , and for seven years they filmed scenes for "The Encyclopedia of the Sea", "The Seven Seas" and "Men of the Sea I".
In the mid 1960's, an Islander known as Valvula (for his exceptional lung capacity) was hunting for large grouper and lobsters in caves east of Isla Mujeres when he discovered "The Cave of the Sleeping Sharks". At that time, scientists believed that sharks required movement to live, and when Ramon Bravo sent his photographs and videos to the Smithsonian Institute, they were thought to be fakes. A female marine biologist who specialized in sharks, Dr. Eugenie Clark (aka The Shark Lady), came to Isla Mujeres and studied the phenomena. (Her article was featured on the cover of National Geographic magazine and she was given a gold medal from the Society of Women Geographers.)
Jacques Cousteau brought his family to Isla Mujeres, aboard the Calypso, and worked with Ramon Bravo to create documentaries about the Cave of the Sleeping Sharks (1974) and the March of the Spiney Lobsters.
In 1979, Bravo began construction of his home in Isla Mujeres, "Villa Sirenia", where he lived until age 73, when he suffered a heart attack caused by an electric shock at the residence, on February 21, 1998. His ashes were laid to rest in the Cave of the Sleeping Sharks.
A movie was filmed in Isla Mujeres based on Ramon Bravo's 1975 novel "Tintorera". It was produced in 1977 under the same title, is similar to "Jaws", and is available on YouTube. He photographed and directed underwater scenes for the James Bond movie Licence to Kill (1989). His list of works is HERE in English, and a more comprehensive list is HERE in Spanish. It includes the 1984 movie "Against All Odds", which has scenes filmed in Isla Mujeres, and is available on YouTube. (link to trailer)
Diario La Verdad
Five thousand sea turtle hatchlings released into the sea+] Ver mas
Cinco mil quelonios son liberados al mar
Crash of two motorcycles leaves two injured
Moto contra moto; dos lesionados +] Ver mas
The other two PE stories are about the new municipal Committee that was installed yesterday and Juan Carlos Figueroa's opinion on the potential negative effect of the increase in the IVA/VAT tax, which have been covered already. The increase takes place in January & there will probably be no shortage of articles disliking it & saying it will have bad effects. I will probably be skipping more of them due to the redundancy, and because I prefer translating news about what is happening or has happened, rather than opinions about what may happen.
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.In October there are occasional releases of baby turtles that were incubated at the Tortugranja, at dusk on the eastern beaches of Media Luna or Guadalupana. (Last year the last public release was Oct. 7). The Blue Crabs migrate with the full moons, and there are usually organized groups to help them safely across the roads. Watch out for them in Sac Bajo and along the southeastern part of the island. The American holiday of Halloween is observed by the expats & a few candy loving kids, while the whole community observes Day of the Dead on November 1st & 2nd. Special foods are available in the weeks before, and Hanal Pixan altars appear in mid or late October. The Orianid meteor shower due on the 18th & 19th will be affected by light from the full moon.
October is Breast Cancer Month. There are benefits and events by Siempre por Vida.
Oct 1- Día de Arquitectos Architects Day
Oct 2- International Day of Beach & Coastal Clean Up
Oct 4- World Animal Day
Oct 8- 39th Anniversary of Quintana Roo of becoming a Free and Sovereign State
Cancelled due to weatherTuesday, Oct 8
Oct. 8- World Octopus Day
Oct 9- Dia de Pescadors Fishermens Day
Oct. 10 International Mental Health Day
Oct 11 ~5:00p / dusk Rescheduled Turtle Release at Media Luna Beach
Oct 12- Día de la Raza
Oct. 12 11:30pm My Space Disco Benefit for Breast Cancer: Pink Divas Night
Oct 13 Canadian Thanksgiving
Oct 15 Turtle Release
Oct. 17 Naval Wives Breakfast at Naval Club, benefits Naval Hospital
Thursday, Oct. 17 4p-7p Artist Fair at Town Square
Oct 18 & 19 Orianid Meteor shower (probably not very visible due to the bright moon light)
Oct 19- World Food Day Dia Mundial de la Alimentacion
Oct 19- Pink Breakfast Benefit for Breast Cancer Due Torri Restaurante
Oct 19- 5p March Against Breast Cancer starts at Posada Beach/Monument to the Fisherman & ends at the Truguena monument at the east Malecon. Participants are asked to wear something pink and carry signs supporting the cause & in support of the people with this disease.
Oct 19 Full moon rise 6:57
The Blue crabs are out migrating at night this month, due to the full moon...Don't Smash Them!! Slow down in Sac Bajo and at the south-east end. (The graphic I found is from when they were on the streets due to rain)
Oct 20-29 Hanal Pixan Altar Contest
Oct 20 Moon Rise 7:42p
TURTLE RELEASE TODAY Probably at Media Luna beach behind Poc Na hostel (look for tapes..if not, at Guadalupana). Recently they started at 5p and released at 5:30, but some were at 6 and 6:30. BYOBowl, bucket, or other container.
Oct 21 Moon Rise 8:28p
Oct 21 Ramon Bravo's Birthday
Oct 21-22 Anniversary of Hurricane Wilma when Isla Mujeres broke the Northern Hemisphere's and Western Hemisphere's 24-hour rainfall record with 64 inches in 2005.
Oct 23 Dia de Medico
Oct 24 United Nations Day (Last year there was a March in white, with children)
October 27 Time Change
Oct 31 Noche de Brujas/Haloween
Here is a list of events in the Maya Riviera area LINK.
Here is a LINK to an article I wrote about Hanal Pixan
HERE is the article I wrote about Day of the Dead in Isla Mujeres.
Last year in October....
The 5th annual Environmental Culture week had workshops Oct 8-10 (Semana de la cultura Ambiental)
The 7th annual Caribbean Mayan Cultural Festival was Oct 20-24 (There was also a 2nd annual statewide Caribbean Mayan Cultural Fest last year in early November)
The Ramon Bravo Underwater Photography Contest was cancelled. Oct 20-22
The Artist's fair will be the third Thursday in October due to the change of government & will resume being the first Thursday in November. Oct. 17th, Town Square 4-7p.
See Live Music schedule at top of page for Live music during low season. Fayne's is closed in early October. Some gigs are more intermittent during October & can be prone to weather cancellations.
John Cain's schedule
Tuesday solo from 8 to 10 pm at Cafe Del Mar, lovely spot on the beach across from Jax,
Wednesday with The Sol Rockers at Bally Hoo Restaurant from 7 to 930, come support this great venue, relaxing vibe and good food!
Friday solo at Iguana Bar Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres from 7 to 9 and
Saturday at The Sunset Grill, solo from 7 to 9 pm. They offer 2x1 special from 6 to 10 pm on all wine by glass or bottle.
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun
Iguana's has been having Caribbean-Tropical music on Saturdays & Sundays starting around 6, and Fenix has salsa on Sundays. The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings.
At Poc Na Nov 24 8p..Fidel Nada Full Band
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Despite The Violence of Wilma, Isla Was Back on Her Feet in 3 Weeks
North from Ferry Pier Where Bimbo Cart Sits After Hurricane Wilma October 2005 (Photographer unknown)
.Hurricane Wilma hits Isla Mujeres Oct 21-22-23, 2005.
Wilma...That green bit is Cozumel Island
A Oaxacan woman walks a Brit through her traditions for this holiday and explains them in this touching video, as he struggles to grasp this foreign attitude about death & considers it superstitious. LINK to video
In the second video, he "gets" it & Catalina & her culture break thru his British reserve (LINK to video)
Raffles, Games, good atmosphere, Friday Oct 25 to benefit Por Siempre Viva, cover 50p Good Music, Enjoy! Help out!
Leslie Woodbridge yummmmmmm — at Mango Café.
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK