In this Cozumel Sun issue: State of Q. Roo announces Major Anti-Crime Operation, Mexican Air Force Plane Crashes in Cozumel Airport, Cozumel Carnaval 2018 Juvenile Royalty Elected, Cozumel Chosen to Participate in Belgium Exchange, Cozumel Coastline Patrols Permanent, National Geographic Films in Cozumel Punta Sur.
State of Q. Roo Announces Major Anti-Crime Operation
As you recall, we were outraged last year when a travel warning was issued for our state, Quintana Roo. It was explained that travel warnings are issued by state and as a result of the violence in Playa del Carmen and Cancun, we were included. On February 1, 2018 Governor Carlos Joaquin announced that a major operation will be launched to consolidate security and prevent the reactivation of a warning in the future against tourist destinations in Quintana Roo.
The measure will be in coordination with the Federal Ministry of the Interior, and will consist of the deployment of military personnel that not only will fight against crime, but will also perform intelligence tasks. The government seeks to locate criminal objectives and combat them. The governor did not give information on when the troops and intelligence agents would arrive but they would be deployed, mainly in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
Mexican Air Force Plane Crashes in Cozumel Airport
January 31, 2018.- An airplane of the Mexican Air Force suffered an accident in the airport of Cozumel, where the famous 201 squadron is located. The airport was closed for 2 hours, while the emergency corps cleared the runway. All incoming flights were diverted to Cancun.
According to the reports, the Texan II aircraft, Beechcraft T-6 crashed while practicing “Stop-off” maneuvers. In this maneuver the plane touches the pavement and then climbs right away. The initial accident report speculated that the plane may have suffered a failure in the landing gear. There were no fatalities or major injuries. Damage to the airplane was reported as minor. The Mexican Air Force planes take off and land on the runway of the International Airport of Cozumel
Cozumel Carnaval 2018 Juvenile Royalty Elected
On February 4, 2018 Cristóbal Bacab, was elected Youth King of the Carnival 2018, and Yareli Guadalupe Gómez Torres was elected Queen. César Martín will decorate the festivities as King Youth of Joy 2018. “Mitzi” Maldonado and José Can Pat, are the new Kings of Diversity and “Renata” Linares, will be the new Queen of the Joy of Diversity.
Cozumel Chosen to Participate in Belgium Exchange
COZUMEL, February 1.- The European Union chose five protected natural areas among 14 thousand that exist in the Atlantic basin, to participate in a meeting of experiences to be held in Brussels, capital of Belgium. Cozumel is one of the five protected natural areas chosen to share the good practices that are applied in the “Arrecifes de Cozumel” National Park that have been fundamental in protecting the Mesoamerican Reef System.
Cristopher González Baca, holder of the Conanp. explained that in this important participation Mexico will exchange the experiences of success that have been implemented in the Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park (PNAC.) He mentioned, that the health condition of the reef and the jungle of Cozumel are a result of good management, despite the high visitation of 3 to 4 million cruise tourists every year.
Cozumel’s Coastline Patrols Permanent
COZUMEL, February 2.- The military garrison will continue patrolling the stretch of coastline that includes the lighthouse of Punta Molas to Mezcalitos with routine coastal patrols that are carried out daily. They are looking for drugs that wash up on the coast. The article reported that during the previous week 25 packages of cocaine washed up on Cozumel shores according to General Lucio Alfaro Banda, commander of the Army.
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National Geographic Filmed in Cozumel Punta Sur
Punta Sur Eco-Touristic Park was the setting for the recording of the episode “The Great Mayan Route” of the TV series “Mysteries of the Underworld” of the National Geographic Channel.
The production team chose the Punta Sur Ecological Park, and in particular the Museum of Navigation, as a strategic site for the first program under the guidance of the scientist Andrés Ruzo and the archaeologist Fabio Amador. The program will introduce viewers to the world of navigation among the pre-Hispanic Mayans through the collection of the Museum of Navigation. The Museum is located in the base (house of the keeper) of Punta Celarain Lighthouse.
Within the framework of the “Celebration of 500 years: Meeting between two cultures.” is the 500th anniversary of the sighting of Cozumel by the Europeans and the first Catholic Mass. National Geographic dedicates the program to emphasize the importance of navigation among the Mayas in the commercial and cultural sphere.
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