Friday, August 12, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, August 11

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Increasing rate of population growth expected in upcoming years

Vislumbran elevado crecimiento poblacional

Para los próximos años, en Isla Mujeres

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 10 de agosto.-
Leer más...Full article & photo at this link
    Isla Mujeres could become the third most populous municipality (in the state of Quintana Roo) in upcoming years, after Solidaridad (where Playa del Carmen is located) and Benito Juarez, (where Cancun is located). This is attributed to to the anticipated exponential growth in the continental area of the municipality of Isla Mujeres..
        According to the  Programa Institucional de Población 2011-2015, Isla Mujeres had a growth rate of 3.54 percent, with a population of  16,840 in 2011, which increased to 19,495 in 2015. Meanwhile, Benito Juarez is in first place with a growth rate of 4.49 percent, with its population increasing from 680,841 in 2011, to 743,626 in 2015.
     Currently Isla Mujeres is the least populated municipality in the state...see graphic below.
       Personnel with the Isla Mujeres municipal government on the mainland explained that population growth in our municipality will be due to the growth of urban sprawl from Cancun on that side, and because the Hotel Zone of Chamuchuc has been reactivated. In addition, there is growth to the municipality because investments are being made in the area from Punta Sam to the north.  

Población de Quintana Roo 1970-2014  (Source for graphic

1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2014
Quintana Roo 88,150 225,985 493,277 874,963 1,325,578 1,529,877
BENITO JUÁREZ 37,190 176,765 419,815 661,176 760,364
COZUMEL 23,270 44,903 60,091 79,535 88,890
FELIPE CARRILLO PUERTO 32,506 47,234 60,365 75,026 84,899
ISLA MUJERES 4,731 10,666 11,313 16,203 18,951
JOSÉ MARÍA MORELOS 18,372 25,179 31,052 36,179 40,319
LÁZARO CÁRDENAS 11,917 15,967 20,411 25,333 28,528
OTHÓN P. BLANCO 97,999 172,563 208,164 244,553 234,036
Solidaridad 63,752 159,310 198,213
Tulum 28,263 33,422
Bacalar 42,255

(This article in SIPSE from February says the population of the state of Quintana Roo is over 1.5 million, of whom 743,000 are in Benito Juarez. It says the state's population growth rate decreased,  in comparison with the previous decade, according to the Encuesta Intercensal 2015, conducted by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography/ INEGI. )

Did you know that most People in Q Roo were born elsewhere?  

This SIPSE article from December 2015 explains that over 51% of the population of Quintana Roo were born elsewhere and migrated to the state. Q. Roo leads the country in this statistic, followed by Baja California and Baja California Sur (at 44.6% and 39.6%). The common denominator among these three states is tourism activity (people migrating for economic opportunities offered by tourism) and they are on international boundaries. On the opposite end of the statistical scale regarding migration is Chiapas, where only 4.3% of its population was born elsewhere.

 Population graph of Q Roo (by INEGI)

 This governmental report by INEGI (National Institute of Statistics and Geography) says...
In 2010, 143, 899 Mexicans moved to Quintana Roo from other parts of Mexico

Of every 100 of these migrants:
  • 16 were from Yucatán,
  • 15 from Chiapas,
  • 14 from Tabasco,
  • 13 from Mexico City  (Distrito Federal)
  • 12  from Veracruz.
(Leaving 30  from elsewhere who are listed in a graphic at the link above.)

International Immigration to Quintana Roo:

 In 2010, of every 100 international immigrants to the state of Quintana Roo, 59 were from the United States. On a national level, this percentage is 89 of every 100 immigrants.  

88% live in cities 

In 2010, 88% of the population of Q Roo lived in cities, while the other 12% resided in rural areas. (Nationally these stats are 78% urban and 22% rural).

Sixteen percent speak indigenous languages, of whom 4% don't speak Spanish
The indigenous languages most commonly spoken in Quintana Roo are:
Lengua indígena
Número de hablantes
(año 2010)
177 979
3 392
3 059
1 516
Source: INEGI. Censo de Población y Vivienda 2010.
There are 196 060 people over the age of five in Quintana Roo (in 2010) who speak an indigenous language, who represent 16% of the state population, of whom 4% do not speak Spanish. At a national level, of every 100 people who speak an indigenous language, 14 do not speak Spanish.

96% literacy rate
In Quintana Roo, 4% of the population is illiterate. The average level of education for those over 15 is completion of  9.6 grades, which is slightly past graduation from Middle School. This is slightly higher than the national level of 9.1 grades completed. (Chiapas & Oaxaca are lowest with 7.2 and 7.5, while Mexico City is highest with 11.1 grades completed, on average.

   Please pardon this blank space which I can't  eliminate. Some graphics aren't compatible with Blogger & glitches like this can result. 


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

Together we'll celebrate the 166th anniversary of the founding of the city of Isla Mujeres on August 15-2
Celebremos juntos los 166 años de la ciudad de ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬
Del 15 al 21 de agosto

Awards ceremony for the International Caribbean Poetry Contest of Isla Mujeres 2016 on August 18 at the City Council room at 5pm. Free.
Ceremonia de entrega del Premio Internacional Caribe Isla Mujeres de Poesía 2016.
18 de agosto a las 17:00 hrs
Sala de Cabildo.
Entrada Libre.

There are promotions for Isla Fest events, including the Taste of Isla Artist Fair. See the events section below.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

"Saldo Blanco" (no incidents) during summer vacation
Se mantiene saldo blando en las vacaciones [+] Ver masfull article &  photo at this link
     August 10  The crews of the dozens of boats visiting the waters of Isla Mujeres have taken adequate precautions and there have been no incidents this far in the summer holiday season. A representative of a travel agency, who monitors their customer service, said that one of the attractions of visiting Isla Mujeres is that people say they are not disappointed and the service providers are trained to provide good service. They enjoy the waters and beaches of the island, and there is respect for the efforts of the authorities to prevent accidents.
   Regarding the lifeguards who monitor the beaches, some of them have had to intervene to rescue and assist various tourists who try to move beyond the buoy line or out of the usual swimming areas. They explained that while there North Beach and Playa Centro are known for having very little current, there are some areas at the ends of the channel where the strength of the sea can be felt, and there are people who do not swim well, who are tired, and who become worried when they feel the current.
   The Civil Protection agency, and the Committee installed for this purpose, have had no problems with their plans to maintain a "Saldo Blanco", with full coordination of agencies at all three levels of government, including institutions like the Mexican Navy and the Red Cross.

Mayor-elect participates in beach clean-up
El alcalde electo participó en la limpieza de playas [+] Ver mas
 This information was translated yesterday.

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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.

August events

Sunset ~7:10p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
August 18    7:36p  Full moon
August 19    8:22
August 20    9:07
August 21    9:52
August 22   10:39
August 23   11:26

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.
The Delta Aquarid meteor showers continue into early August.…/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide…

Thur. Aug 4 Artist Fair at the Casa de Cultura 4-9

Monday Aug 8: It's time for the annual Perseid meteor shower (eastward-over the Caribbean) & there may be twice as many this year LINK 

It peaks Thurs night/Fri morn & is best viewed after moon-set at 1:20am.
Moon-set tonight (Monday) is 11:20, and it's 40 mins later nightly. Hoping for clear skies!

Aug. 10-21 Five food trucks from Merida will visit Isla Mujeres as part of  Isla Fest

August 17-21 Taste of Isla Mujeres Artist Fair  at the Casa de Cultura 4pm 

 Friday August 19 & Saturday August 20   Isla Fest at the Casa de Cultura Free

Isla Fest
Conferences, expositions, exhibitions, shows, demonstrations
166th Anniversary of the Foundation of the town

Monday August 15, at the Casa de Cultura 11am
Photographic exhibition of the Art of Fishing
Exhibition from the Municipal Archives
Photographic and artistic exhibition 'Pinceladas Caribenas" (Caribbean brushstrokes)

Wednesday August 17
10am Placing of a wreath to commemorate the anniversary of the Cross in the Bay, from the ferry pier
7pm Formal City Council session to commemorate the 166th & coronation of the Queen of the Foundation Festivities of 2016, at the Casa de Cultura

Thursday August 18 as the Casa de Cultura
11am Isla Mujeres Historical Conference
7pm Poetry Recital: "Poesia Que Vino del Mar" (Poetry the comes from the sea)

Friday August 19 at the Casa de Cultura
8am Oratory Contest about the Foundation of the Town of Dolores
7pm Gastronomic Demonstration of Tiknxik
8pm Musical performances by Nicho Hinojosa and Miguel Inzunza

Saturday August 20
7am 1st Foundation 15 km Race at Playa Centro (Posada beach) Free Registration
8pm Performance by Astrid Hadad at the Casa de Cultura

Sunday August 21 at the Casa de Cultura
8pm Festival of the Dances of the Caribbean in my Land with Trova Islena
Aug. 21: The Festival of the Caribbean in My Land, with troupes of Mexican folk dancers performing dances with Caribbean rhythms. This event promotes art and culture through dances with Caribbean influences, focusing on unity and brotherhood via performing, and offering a venue for social and cultural exchange.

 Miguel Inzunza  Link to this video

Nicho Hinojosa LINK to this video  

One of the performers for Isla Fest is Astrid Hadad, who sports some amazing costumes in her performances. Her Wikipedia page says" one since has stuffed all of Mexican political and cultural history into a dress and laced it up with a feminist attitude quite like Ms. Hadad. In a way, one could say that Hadad’s wild cabaret is a little like a Frida Kahlo painting come to life. Like Frida, she draws from the rich motherlode of images offered up by Mexican history and culture: Catholic saints, Aztec and Mayan iconography, revolutionary heroes, exuberant flowers and plants, campesino and indigenous folk art, the golden era of Mexican cinema and so on. Hadad has absorbed this inheritance of a uniquely Mexican and female surrealism and created her own surrealist cabaret that pulses with campy humor and irony."
Link to this video

Sources for Storm Information:
Tropical Tidbits

The Artist's Fairs are scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9. 

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