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Cancun Mexico: Drunk Tourist attacked by crocodile while urinating in lagoon, loses arm

AFP/elcomercio (Machine Translated) reported a man in apparent drunkenness and presumed to be a foreign tourist was attacked by a crocodile who ripped off his arm while urinating in Nichupte Lagoon, in the hotel zone of the Mexican resort of Cancun (east). According to a police report, on Sunday 2 July 2017, the man walked on the boulevard Kukulcan , where luxurious hotels stand on one side facing the Caribbean and the other towards the Nichupté, when he stopped to do his physiological needs . But he was surprised by the attack of a crocodile , with which he struggled until he managed to escape, but lost part of an arm that apparently would have taken the animal.

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A Red Cross ambulance came to the site and transferred the man to a public hospital, where he underwent surgery and is reported in a delicate condition. The victim remains unknown, but authorities assume that he is a foreign tourist , probably an American. Cancun is the main international tourist destination in Mexico and the Americans are its main visitors. In the fresh waters of the Nichupté lagoon, where aquatic sports are performed, crocodiles inhabit the size of which can exceed three meters. Read Article

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Mexico City: Reasons Why A Traveler should consider a trip to this ancient citry

LATIN AMERICA TRAVEL, MEXICO CITY TRAVEL Leah McLennannews/ news.com.au DEAR Mexico City residents, You deserve an apology. People are still picking on your metropolis, describing it as a “crime-ridden urban jungle”. It’s time Australians took another look….. The Mexican capital is far safer than it was when crime reached its peak in 1997. It’s now […]

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Mexico: Robbery believed to be motive in brutle murder of Canadian Expat

mexiconewsdaily.com reported robbery is believed to have been the motive in the killing of a Canadian photographer and artist Friday in Yucatán. The state Attorney General’s office said Barbara McClatchie Andrews was killed by a taxi driver whom she had contracted to drive her from the airport in Cancún to her home in Mérida. The […]

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Mexico: Expat from Canada strangled to death found on the side of highway

VICTIM MURDERED ON WAY FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO HER HOME IN MERIDA theglobeandmail.com reported the brutal killing of a B.C. photographer near Cancun, Mexico last week has left those who knew her in shock as they struggle to understand the sudden end of a woman described by friends as a “life force” who “saw beauty […]

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Mexico: Top Recommended Budget Beach Hotels, B&Bs on Pacific Coast

Mexico Budget Travel, Mexico Vacations Theguardian.com reported Mexico’s Pacific coast, more than 1,000 miles of it, is renowned for its beaches, as well as the resorts which have attracted Hollywood royalty. However, it’s also an area that can experience tropical storms, usually between June and December. The most recent was Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane […]

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Cozumel Mexico: One U.S. Tourist killed, other injured in moto accident

Itzel Garza/riviera-maya-news.com REPORTED August 24, 2016 Cozumel, Q.R. – A moto accident in Cozumel has claimed the life of an American tourist. Two sisters were speeding along the South Hotel Zone on a rented motorcycle when the driver lost control and veered into a deep drainage area. INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK […]

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Five Reasons North Americans Flocking to live in Mexico

What makes Mexico the world’s biggest draw for U.S. and Canadian citizens looking outside their own countries for a quality retirement? Suzan Haskins, Dan Prescher/internationalliving.com report: 1. Weather — The only place you’ll find snow in Mexico is on the tops of mountains. Otherwise, the weather in the entire country is temperate to hot. Mexico’s […]

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Mexico registers highest increase in number of tourists, revenues in Latin America

Mexico shows highest increase in tourism in Latin America theyucatantimes.com reported Mexico registered the highest increase in the number of tourists and tourism revenues throughout Latin America in 2015, according to an analysis by the Latinvex digital publication. Notimex reported Mexico remained as the undisputed leader of tourism in Latin America, receiving 33 percent of […]

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Huamantla, Mexico: MAN GORED BY BULL IN RUNNING OF THE BULLS (VIDEO)

thesun.co.uk…The victim, identified as Leopoldo Cruz Espinoza, can be seen trying to dodge the angry beast during a bull run festival in Huamantla, Mexico. He is reported in serious condition. Read Article ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK WARNING – VIDEO IS GRAPHIC

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Mexico: Storms Damage Monarch Butterfly Population

theguardian.com reported storms earlier this year blew down more than a hundred acres of forests where migrating monarch butterflies spend the winter in central Mexico, killing more than 7% of the monarchs, according to conservationists. Rain, cold and high winds from the storms caused the loss of 133 acres (54 hectares) of pine and fir […]

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Mexico: Recorded deaths of U.S. citizens from Jan. – June, 2016

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT OF RECORDED DEATHS OF U.S. CITIZENS IN MEXICO FROM NON-NATURAL CAUSES – JANUARY – JUNE Mexico Date City Cause of Death 05-08-2016 Baja Californa Sur Homicide 01-08-2016 Baja California Homicide 01-18-2016 Baja California Drowning 01-18-2016 Baja California Suicide 02-01-2016 Baja California Other Accident 02-04-2016 Baja California Homicide 02-13-2016 Baja California Other […]

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Mexico City: POLLUTION ALERT

aljazeera.com reported a pollution alert has been issued for the Mexican capital after ozone levels reached more than 150 percent of the acceptable levels. A pollution alert is rare during the rainy season because the downpours would normally wash the pollution out of the atmosphere. However, this year the pollution has been particularly bad. In […]

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Increase in Cyclospora cases appear to be linked to travel in Mexico

gov.uk Investigations are ongoing after an increase in cases of food and water bug, Cyclospora, associated with travellers returning from Mexico. Public Health England (PHE) is advising people planning on travelling to the Riviera Maya coast in Mexico to be aware of the risk of infection from a food and water bug, Cyclospora. PHE is […]

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Cozumel, Mexico: Two Passengers from U.S. on Cruise Ship Arrested for shoplifting

February 27, 2016 riviera-maya-news.com/Cozumel, Q.R. – Two American tourists were jailed on Thursday after store security caught them shoplifting. The pair, who arrived on the island of Cozumel via Carnival Cruise Line, were seen stealing from three different stores at Royal Village Shopping Plaza, a popular tourist district where cruise ships disembark. Around 3:00 p.m., […]

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Mexico: Rocky Point Safety Issues

abc15.com reported the only advisory that applies to Puerto Peñasco is U.S. travelers shouldn’t drive at night, and use the Lukeville Port of Entry. The advisory says “…you should exercise caution while transiting Vicam in southern Sonora due to roadblocks that can be instituted ad hoc by local indigenous and environmental groups. U.S. citizens visiting […]

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Mexico City: Safe or Not for Tourists?

lawstreetmedia.com/blogs/Jillian Sequeira / Mexico City is a bustling metropolis that attracts millions of visitors from across the world every year. The city is home to Frida Kahlo’s restored house, the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, the prestigious Souymaya Museum, and dozens of other historic cultural sites. It is no wonder that it has has been ranked […]

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Mexico: U.S. embassy recommends tourists avoid travel in Sinaloa, Oaxaca, Jalisco, Nayarit

Most Dangerous Areas of Mexico The U.S. Embassy urges tourists to avoid travel in the States of Sinaloa, Oaxaca, Jalisco and Nayarit. Elpais.com/Elena Reina reported the United States has issued an alert to warn its citizens about the risks of visiting some destinations in Mexico. Directly mark some States as “banned” for government staff and […]

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Nevado de Toluca Mexico: Five Missing Tourists Rescued

unotv.com reported…Rescued five tourists lost in the Nevado de Toluca – Dawn on Tuesday, the Lightning Group managed to rescue five tourists were missing in the Nevado de Toluca. Rescue items arrived at the place to search and after several minutes, they managed to locate them later to give them the necessary attention. Read Article

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Mexico: Two Missing Australian tourists may have been found dead, waiting confirmation

bbc.com reported friends of two Australian tourists missing for more than a week in Mexico will travel to Sinaloa following a report that the men’s van has been found, one of the friends said Sunday. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Dfat) issued a statement confirming that the pair’s car had been found, but […]

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Mexico City International Airport: Boeing 737 crash landing

theguardian.com reported the landing gear collapsed on a Boeing 737 as it landed at Mexico City’s international airport, authorities have said. Emergency crews rushed to the runway after the plane’s left-side wheel strut apparently buckled as it touched down. The plane, operated by the Mexican airline Magnicharter. Read Article

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POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC STORM HITS MEXICO

capital weather gang reported… Early Friday, the monstrous storm Patricia became the strongest hurricane ever measured by the National Hurricane Center. At 6:15 p.m. local time Friday, the extremely dangerous Category 5 storm made landfall along the coast of southwestern Mexico. It is expected to unleash destructive winds, torrents of rain, and a devastating storm […]

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Cancun Mexico: Drunk U.S. tourist injured by crocodile, did not heed warning signs

dailymail.co.uk reported a drunk tourist cheated death after scaling a barbed wire fence of a crocodile enclosure at a Mexican holiday resort in Cancun. Paramedics say American tourist Matthew Eldsberry, 27, was attacked on Wednesday by one of the reptiles after ignoring warning signs in English and Spanish to enter the off-limits area. He was […]

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Mexico City Cab Drivers up in arms over Uber

washintonpost.com/Joshua Partlow – reported in recent months, Mexico City’s taxi drivers, who operate the largest fleet in the world, with 140,000 registered cabs, have rallied together to try to drive out Uber. Against their high-tech adversary, some taxi drivers have gone old school: baseball bats to windshields, slashed tires, bare fists. One day in late […]

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Mexico: 066 to be official nation-wide emergency number, still kinks in system

mexiconewsdaily.com reported The Chamber of Deputies has approved legislation that will make 066 the official, nation-wide emergency number for civil protection, emergency response and denunciations. But there is some work to be done if the service is to function better than it has. Deputies approved the amendment to the National Public Safety System Law with […]

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U.S. Department of State Warnings for Travel in Mexico

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by organized criminal groups in the country. U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by organized criminal groups in various Mexican […]

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Los Cabos Mexico: Canadian Tourist Found Beaten to Death on beach

nationalost.com reported a 50-year-old Canadian tourist is the latest victim of violence in Mexico. The body of Marty Gary Atwood was found at a secluded beach at the southernmost tip of Baja California Wednesday, Mexican state prosecutors said. The man, who reportedly had family in Cape Sable Island, N.S., had a fractured skull and appeared […]

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Cabo San Lucas Mexico: Tourist from Canada killed as whale jumps into boat

abcnews.go.com/AP reported the port director in the northwest Mexico beach resort of Cabo San Lucas says a Canadian woman has died from injuries suffered when a surfacing gray whale crashed onto a tourist boat. Port director Vicente Martinez confirmed the 45-year-old woman’s death Wednesday. Read Article

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Mexico: Tourist from U.S. found dead, was hiking near Tepoztlan

theguardian.com reported … a Mexican civil defense official said on Friday searchers had found the body of an American man who went missing in rugged mountains in central Mexico four days ago, after going on a hike. Carlos Mandujano said a search team found the body of Hari Simran Singh Khalsa, 25. The civil defense […]

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Tepoztlan Mexico: Tourist from U.S. reported missing

Looking for foreign Tourist lost in Tepoztlan excelsior.com.mx REPORTED: They seek a foreign lost in Tepoztlan He went to a spiritual retreat; the young American sent a picture via your mobile phone, from the place where he was. Hari Simran Singh Khalsa, 25 years old, originally from New York, in the United States, is reported […]

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Guadalajara Mexico: Police operation against piracy ignites civil unrest, injuries

GUADALAJARA, JALISCO (01 / NOV / 2014) .-informador.com.mx reported tTwo policemen injured, four arrested four burning vehicles, looted convenience store, service of Macrobús suspended … and Historical Center in chaos for three hours. It is the balance after a crackdown on piracy is out of control yesterday Guadalajara Police and the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) […]

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Mexico: Changes in Immigration law took effect on Friday October 17th

October 17, 2014 Update theyucatantimes.com reported….there are a number of big changes in Immigration law (specifically for Mexican Consulates – SEGOB), taking effect today, including a new 10 year visitor’s visa (no permission to work) for family members of a Mexican citizen or of current Residente Temporales and Residente Permanentes: ~ “Visa de Visitante (Larga […]

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Mexico: Carnival Cruise Ship denied access to dock, passeger may have bee exposed to Ebola

washingtonpost.com reported the cruise ship carrying a Texas health-care worker who “may have” handled lab specimens from Dallas Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan is headed back to the United States after Mexican authorities failed to grant permission for the ship to dock off the coast of Cozumel, according to a Carnival spokeswoman. The Carnival Magic […]

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Tulum Mexico: American owner of wildlife park kicked and asphyxiated to death by camel

theguardian.com reported an American owner of a wildlife park in the Mexican resort of Tulum has died after being kicked, bitten and sat on by a camel, and authorities have seized the private facility’s animals pending an investigation. Rescuers had to use a rope tied to a pickup truck to pull the enraged camel off […]

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Playa Del Carmen Mexico: French tourist beaten, robbed by taxi driver

Fulano.infor reported PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Quintana Roo – A foreigner was brutally beaten by a taxi driver early Tuesday morning on colonia Colosio, and then had his belongings stolen. Sebastien “N,” originally from France, had bruises and fractures which required emergency operations. The visitor said he was on vacation in this tourist destination when he […]

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Guadalajara Mexico: Volaris to begin new air route to Reno NV

routes-news.com reported Volaris is adding a service to connect the Mexican city of Guadalajara with Reno, Nevada. Due to begin on December 14, Reno becomes the self-proclaimed ultra low-cost airline 16th international destination and its second route to serve the market in the American state of Nevada. Volaris already operates non-stop flight to Las Vegas […]

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Mexico: Tourist dies after falling from eighth floor of hotel, intoxicated

guanajuatoinforma.com reported a Queretaro tourist was killed when falling from the eighth floor of a hotel located in Marina Vallarta, apparently under the influence of alcoholic beverages. The place was attended PV-235 patrol, as well as the JAL – 362 Red Cross ambulance and a fire brigade unit. According to the report of the authorities, […]

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Cabo San Lucas: Emergency Response Repairs begins on water, electric, airport, hospitalst

milenio.com reported to advance the work of restoration of electric service in Baja California Sur, the CFE has 525 employees and 173 vehicles in the Baja California Division, as well as with around 1,612 workers and 732 additional vehicles that have been mobilized in recent days to the affected area. They have also moved around […]

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Mexico: Government establishes new rules for importing used vehicles

New Rules Announced for Permanently Importing Used Cars into Mexico Posted on September 17, 2014 by yucalandia September 17, 2014: The Mexican Federal Government recently put on a push to stop illegal imports of American used cars into Mexico. This new effort has taken several forms: ~ As of Sept. 1, 2014, SAT has issued […]

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Bachelorette Party from U.S., Safe After Hurricane Ordeal in Cabo San Lucas Mexico

nydailynews.com reported a group of eight women caught in the crossfire of Hurricane Odile while they celebrated a bride-to-be during her bachelorette party is safe. The group was supposed to return home Monday, but their hotel was partially destroyed and no one heard from them until Wednesday night. Read Article

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Mexico: Hurricane ODILE arrives in Cabo San Lucas (Video)

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Mexico, an exceptional culinary culture

huffingtonpost.com reported Mexico is undoubtedly a nation with an exceptional culinary culture that reflects its Mesoamerican and European influence, from popular dishes like burritos and ceviche, to the national dish of Mole; a savoury chocolate and chilli sauce. Top chef Enrique Olvera – behind Mexico City’s restaurant Pujol, which came in at number three in […]

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Mexico: Driving Tips

lonelyplanet.com/thorntree (1) In general, drive slower than you normally would at home. (2) The topes the previous posters speak of are not gradual little asphalt speed bumps…they are typically metallic cannon-ball-sized and -shaped abrupt speed deterrents stretching across the road that are designed to force you to slow down; they will exact damage to the […]

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New Airport in Mexico City to Be Built in Two Stages

publimetro.com.mx reported the construction of the new airport in Mexico City would be made in two stages, said the coordinator of the Transport Infrastructure Committee of the College of Civil Engineers of Mexico, Jorge de la Madrid Virgin. He said the first stage, which would take five years, would have three runways capable of receiving […]

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Poll ranks three worst cities in Mexico in terms of quality of life

adnpolitico.com reported according to a recent poll conducted by Mercer, the Mexican cities with lowest quality of life are Culiacán, Sinaloa; Acapulco, Guerrero, and Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, according to a study conducted by the consulting firm Mercer. The highest rated cities for quality of life are: La Paz, Baja California; Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, and Colima, […]

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