Monday, May 9, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, May 9

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Exceeding capacity at Manchones & MUSA 

Los Manchones y Musa

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 8 de mayo.-
    A group of divers and representatives of dive shops want officials in charge of the Marine Park, Parque Marino Nacional de Isla Mujeres-Cancún, to study the maximum capacity of areas of coral in the park such as Los Manchones and MUSA, where at certain time of the day, dozens of boats visit with hundreds of tourists. They have taken photos of crowds of tourist boats, and they say the propellers present a high risk to the many tourists, because of the disorder and exceeding of capacity. They say there have been cases where boats went went over tourists, and there could have been an injury.
     They want CONANP to consider proposals that only boats up to 40 feet long be allowed, with a maximum of 10 tourists each. At this time, more than 60 large sailboats are allowed, with dozens of tourists aboard. They say the vessels exceed the limits of the buoys, and now there are only seven buoys left of the original 20, because the big boats tie up to them, which is considered a misuse. They are concerned that apparently CONANP has authorized more large boats than previously , and worried about how this may affect the marine life.


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

Good evening friends, we are sharing this nice picture of a beautiful sunset at our island.
Buenas noches amigos, les compartimos una hermosa postear de un bello atardecer en nuestra isla.

The City celebrated the working mothers with a complimentary breakfast and social event in honor of Mother's Day.
Con un ameno y fraternal convivio / desayuno, el Ayuntamiento festejó a las madres trabajadoras con motivo del 10 de mayo.

May 20 - 22  International Fishing Tournament Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Seeking intervention by the CNDH (National Human Rights Commission), after a lack of interest from PGR and PGJQRoo in the case of the fishermen. Photo at link below..
Buscan intervención de la CNDH ante falta de interés de PGR y PGJQROO por caso de pescadores


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

11 Cubans rescued at sea 
Imparable movimiento de cubanos indocumentados+] Ver mas Full article and photos at link
 It was reported on the Facebook page of SEMAR (Secretary of the Navy) that "The Navy of Mexico evacuated 8 men and three women, who are Cuban, who were 475 kilometers north of Isla Mujeres as part of their responsibility to safeguard life at sea." This was accompanied by a video taken by the Navy of the 11 undocumented Cubans, who appeared to enjoy good health. The video was posted at 3pm, showing a makeshift boat, made from EPS (Expandable Polystyrene Foam), floating next to a freighter, with 11 Cubans, of whom three are women. They were transported in a Naval boat and taken to a larger military ship to be given medical assistance and food, to continue the process of being taken to the mainland. They are typically taken to Puerto Juarez and turned over to the INM (National Migration Institute).
     It is noted that so far this year, three groups of Cubans have reached the island, with more than 10 members in each group.

An example of tenacity 
Ejemplo de tenacidad.. [+] Ver mas Full article & photos at link
  Mario Alejandro Pech Che, 21, was born at a time when the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) had declared Mexico and the Region of the Americas to be free of polio, due to a massive vaccination campaign carried out on children under 5 years of age. When he was two months old, he was a victim of polio, and then rotovirus, and was unable to walk until he was three years old. He has had massages since childhood at the DIF (now UBR) to 'revive' the muscles.
    He has been  playing soccer and handball, despite his handicaps, which has helped his physical therapy and strength.  He has had eight surgeries by specialists on his feet, and explains, "The tendons are as tho they are tied." He exercises rigorously to improve his tendons with jumping and specific exercises, with his coach Natanael Gallegos Salinas. He has made progress strengthening the muscles and tendons of his feet, hips, lower back, and arms.
    He has experienced physical improvements since he began playing soccer six years ago, and now he also plays as a goal keeper in handball. He studies as an undergraduate at the Universidad del Sur, crossing on Saturdays to Cancun. He wants to be a physical education teacher, although it has been difficult to pursue his degree. His father is ill since an accident at work four years ago, and his mother's salary is not sufficient for the expenses and tuition, and his uncle Felix assists. He said, "I chose this career because I want to help people who are trapped unjustly."
     Since he was young, he remembers his mother telling him, "Don't let people tell you that you are disabled. You are like the others." He said, "I've thought about quitting my studies due to these difficulties, but my mother tells me to continue." He gave thanks to God for his life and to his parents for their unconditional support, and to professor Nataneal Gallegos.

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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. A queen & single bed.

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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 southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. 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.

May events

Sunset ~7:20p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
May 21   7:20
May 22   8:11
May 23   9:01
May 24   9:52
May 25  10:41
May 26  11:28

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.
To reach the classroom enter the doors shown in the photo & go through the building, into the courtyard. His classroom is on the right. If this front door is locked, go left around the side of the building to the back/seaside and enter the courtyard from there. LINK to FB page w  photos & more info

April 30  Children's Day
May 1 Labor Day
May 1 Pueblo Magico Nights present "Innova Dance" at 8pm on the Town Square.
May 3 Dia de la Cruz (celebrated by construction workers)
May 5 Anniversary of victory against French at Battle of Puebla

May 7, Saturday   "Ballet Son del Caribe" a troupe of five senior citizen women,  will dance at 7pm  at the outdoor theater of the Blue Dome in colonia La Gloria. This celebrates the 20th anniversary of the founding of the AA group "Una Esperanza en mi Vida", who are presenting an artistic and cultural festival featuring representations from the Mayan culture, regional traditions, and in collaboration with the children's ballet of the Casa de Cultura.

May 8, Sunday, at 6pm, "Pueblo Magico Nights" presents the Spring Festival 2016 in the open air theater of the Bicentenario plaza in colonia La Gloria.

May 10 Mother's Day
May 15 Pueblo Magico Nights at 8pm  (and Teacher's Day)
May 20 - 22  International Fishing Tournament Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana

May 22  Pueblo Magico Nights
May 29  Pueblo Magico Nights 

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