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The security guard of a beer company was found dead from knife wounds, presumably from an attempted robbery. VIDEO
Attempted robbery ends life of security guard LINK
June 6 A security guard for the beer company "Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma" was brutally murdered this morning by individuals who tried to steal money from the company's safe. The attempted robbery occurred this morning when the suspects cut the security wires and then went over the wall.
Once inside the property, they entered the offices and surprised the security guard. It is presumed that the now-deceased guard tried to repel the aggressors, but in the end, knife wounds ended his life. According to preliminary information, were 12 wounds from a knife found in his body, which supports the theory that he was in a fight with the suspects.
The tragic news spread like wildfire this morning when police came to the facility, after other employees discovered the crime scene. Paramedics with the Red Cross arrived, but couldnt do anything, since the employee had passed away several hours earlier. The red code was activated at an early hour when other personnel with the company began to arrive to work, and they found the security guard's body.
The authorities confirmed that A.H.G, 51, worked as a security guard, and was originally from Tabasco, but had a family in Isla Mujeres. Agents with the Prosecutor's Office confirmed that the motive could have been theft, since inside the building there was a safe and a vault, (una caja fuerte y una bóveda), which they could not open.
In the interior, a bloody knife was found, but until now it is unknown if there were two or three suspects involved in the crime.
According to information gathered by the reporter, the security alarms for the building were activated around 4:30am and the police went to the property, but they could not do anything because, according to the police, nobody answered the door, since there was only a security guard there.
Collection centers opened for Guatemala victims LINK
This information has already been translated.
Information about owners of the lots that were temporarily "invaded" in Isla Mujeres LINK
A tourist who was allegedly in an intoxicated state fell off a cliff on Isla Mujeres, but apparently there were no serious injuries and she left with her friends aboard a golf cart. VIDEO
On Wednesday morning, former governor of Quintana Roo, Mario Villanueva Madrid returned to his home state of Quintana Roo when he was transferred from Cefereso (prison facility) in the State of Mexico to the Center for Social Reintegration (Cereso) in Chetumal (prison facility). in a private plane, after 17 years of being away from Quintana Roo and behind bars. (He was returned to Mexico in frail health last year after being imprisoned in the United States for money laundering.)
Sisters Lesly and Naimy Gómez won the first two gold medals for our state, Quintana Roo, at the National Olympiad and National Youth speed skating competitions, which took place at the CEDAR oval track in Cancun, with times of 9:23 and 9:48, respectively, for the 5000 meter competitions. Lesly won in the Elite category, with second and third taken by skaters from Chiapas and Michoacan. Naimy won the gold in the Junior Youth category, with the silver and bronze going to skaters from Baja California and Chiapas. LINK
Isla Mujeres Al Dia
There are photos of tourists enjoying the beach, shopping, sightseeing, etc.
Noti Isla Mujeres
Security guard apparently killed with a knife during an attempted robbery at the Isla Mujeres Moctezuma beer company. VIDEO
Video of interview with Father Raul Sanchez Alonzo about the first university in Isla Mujeres, which is expected to be completed in August. He says five specialties to be taught will be Hoteleria (Hotel industry), Gastronomia (Culinary industry), Torismo (Tourism), Idioma (Languages), and Computer systems.
Photo & caption says: A (female) foreign tourist fell off the cliffs by the Caribbean Sea, in the vicinity of Isla 33 Condos, who fortunately fell on the sand and suffered no damage, just a scare.
Photos & caption says: For World Environment Day, members of the CROC union carried out a reforestation campaign.
Noti IM has a photo and the same information about Mario Villanueva being transferred to CERESO in Chetumal to continue his sentence closer to the home of his family, and home arrest may be sought by his lawyers, if his age or health condition warrants it. It is noted that he is very beloved by some islanders.
Watchman found dead after attempted robbery of beer company VIDEO
Names of property owners in the area that was invaded and the invaders were peacefully evicted Photos & caption.
Juan Manuel Valdez Sanchez /Isla Mujeres Hoy
IM Hoy reports similar information as TVIM and Por Esto about the security guard, noting that the body was found in the dorsal decubitus position (on his back) with grey industrial tape on his wrists, but not tied. The other security guard, JDRC, 48, came to relieve him at 7am, but to his surprise he found personnel outside, and his supervisor told him there had been an accident, and then he learned that his co-worker, AHG, had lost his life in what was apparently an attempted robbery. The FGE stated that the deceased received 11 stab wounds. The body was transferred to Cancun for an autopsy, and then will be turned over to the family so they can give him a Christian burial.
From por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos
Security guard killed
Agente de seguridad asesinado [+] Ver mas
A security agent of the Central Supply (Central de Abasto) facility of a well-known brand of beer, was killed inside the building yesterday at dawn by a dozen stab wounds inflicted by people who had tried to open a safe according to officials wit the Prosecutor's office who have begun an investigation.
The facility's alarms were activated at 4:30 am, and the police went to the property, but they left after no one nobody opened the gate.. By then, the burglars would have already be inside, having entered over the back wall and the cut wires, which is assumed from the presence of pliers and a knife.
The unfortunate watchman, A. H. G., 51, was surprised, and he presumably by offered resistance, and suffered 12 stab wounds, which killed him. Then they tried to open the safe without success, according to preliminary information.
At 7:00 am, when the workers of the Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma brewery arrived to work, they realized there had been a murder and called the police, who cordoned off the area. Agents with the Attorney General of Quintana Roo arrived to initiate an investigation.
This violent act caused concern and alarm among residents and business owners, especially in consideration of successive violent events in Isla Mujeres in recent times, which is a phenomenon that did not happen previously.
The experts of the Prosecutor's Office confirmed that the motive could have been theft, since inside the building there was a safe, which they could not open. "Those who committed this crime would have entered by jumping a wall, cut a wire, because they left behind a pliers and a knife."
Initially, there had been talk of strangulation, but this afternoon it was clarified that death was caused by multiple stab wounds to different parts of the abdomen, because the watchman was an ex-military officer, and it is presumed he would have resisted the assault.
At 08:30am, relatives of the unfortunate man arrived, they lamented the facts, and they reproached the police for the insecurity in which the people live. The three women relatives were inconsolable, and they waited on the sidewalk in front of the military hospital, which is in front of the beer facility, for the experts to conduct their procedures.
Everything indicates that the company has a closed circuit system of security cameras, which should allow the identification of those responsible for the assault.
Poetry competition postponed until July
En julio lanzarán la convocatoria[+] Ver mas
Due to rules regarding publicizing of official events prior to the election, the El Premio Internacional Caribe-Isla Mujeres de Poesía 2018 was rescheduled, and the call for applicants will take place in July, after the election. This competition includes participants from the entire Caribbean basin, including the Florida peninsula, for unpublished works between seven and 12 pages, written in Spanish, on any theme. The first competition was held in 2015, with a prize of 3000 pesos, and publishing of the winning submission. It was won by Mexican poet José Antonio Landa Rosas.
The prize of 50,000 pesos for last year's competition will be awarded during the announcements for this year's competition. The winner was Cuban poet Luis Lexandel Pinta Garcia, for "Tonalidades en Silencio".
From the Municipal Facebook site..... ( FB page link)
In accordance with the electoral laws, the municipal Facebook site has suspended the release of information as of March 29, until after the election on July 1st.
|View from the rooms.|
MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate. Quiet & Private.
|Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)|
|Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.|
|A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.|
|Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.|
Free amenities such as hammocks, BBQ grills, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & our backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking, flag a $2 taxi. Parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll sleep to the sounds of the sea.. $275/$325/$425 wk $40/50/$65nt Monthly Discounts
|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 neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery , Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend 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. It takes 20-30 minutes to walk downtown.
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Painting by Pamela Haase
|Photo by Tony Garcia of turtles mating off Punta Sur|
|Tortugranja staff collecting eggs at MaraVilla Caribe beach|
|A busy night for the mama turtles digging nests at MVC|
Friday, June 1 Navy Day Día de la Marina. Usually there is a wreath placed at sea in memory of sailors who lost their lives at sea.
Saturday, June 2 Plogging cleanup 8a Location TBA LINK Action for Isla link
Sunday, June 3 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square
Tuesday, June 5 World Environment Day
Friday, June 8 World Ocean's Day
Saturday, June 9 Plogging cleanup 8a Location TBA LINK Action for Isla link
Sunday, June 10 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square
Saturday, June 16 Plogging cleanup 8a Location TBA LINK Action for Isla link
Sunday, June 17 Father's Day
Sunday, June 17 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square
Thursday, June 21 Summer Solstice
Sat & Sun, June 22 & 23 Women's fishing tournament "La Dorada del Caribe" Fifth edition
Saturday, June 23 Plogging cleanup 8a Location TBA LINK Action for Isla link
Sunday, June 24 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square
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 (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion" (it used to be in my blog margin, until Blogger became incompatible with it).
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres