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2010-10-20 13:08:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Living Project(TM), the leading media production and distribution company showcasing global sustainability-related initiatives, has announced their newest production expedition, this time to Mexico (Oct. 15 - 29). Green Living Project has partnered with Mexico Tourism Board and others to document six leading examples of sustainable tourism in southeast Mexico. These tourism-related initiatives will be showcased at the upcoming United Nations...

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2010-08-25 09:40:00

An ancient skeleton that was found by scientists four years ago and is believed to have lived more than 10,000 years ago has been removed from the underwater Mexican cave where it was discovered. The skeleton, which is known as the "Young Man of Chan Hol" by the scientific community, is one of the earliest human skeletons ever unearthed. "It was discovered in 2006 by a pair of German cave divers who were exploring unique flooded sandstone sinkholes, known as cenotes, common to the eastern...

2010-04-27 06:03:00

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Once a sleepy fishing village, the Riviera Maya, celebrating its eighth annual Jazz Festival, is quickly becoming what Conde Nast deemed "Mexico's most fashionable getaway." Nestled between the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and emerald jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula, the Riviera Maya is proud to announce an acclaimed line-up of internationally-renowned jazz musicians at the highly-anticipated 2010 Jazz Festival to be held November...

2008-09-11 12:00:21

With no buildings over three stories in height, only two main streets in the entire town, and a beautiful white sand coastline, it's easy to unwind in the former fishing village of Puerto Morelos. The town's relaxing atmosphere, charming boutique hotels and natural beauty have inspired its nickname, "The Jewel of the Caribbean." Puerto Morelos' spectacular beaches are ideal for spending a lazy afternoon in this picturesque town which has maintained its fishing village ambiance while...

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2007-08-23 18:13:10

By MARK STEVENSON UH-MAY, Mexico - Thousands of Mayan Indians lost homes as Hurricane Dean blew through the Yucatan peninsula, but their real wealth was the trees, now scattered and broken in the storm's wake. Village after village is carpeted with fallen mangoes, oranges, guanabanas and mameys that will never be harvested. Mexico's Mayan communities have survived centuries of oppression, expulsion from valuable land along the Caribbean coast, and many damaging storms. But they say no...

2006-02-21 23:38:26

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Canadian couple visiting Mexico's Riviera Maya resort for their daughter's wedding have been murdered, possibly by two women, police said on Tuesday. A 59-year-old man and his 55-year-old wife were killed in their hotel room in the Caribbean vacation area in Quintana Roo state late on Sunday or early on Monday, a source at the local prosecutor's office said. The victims' "throats were cut, almost ear to ear," the source told Reuters. A hotel employee...

2005-10-22 22:57:54

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma blasted through Mexico's Caribbean resorts on Saturday, smashing homes and killing at least six people in a slow-moving rampage that put it on course to hit Florida next. Howling hurricane winds tore off roofs and uprooted trees for a third day running across the Yucatan peninsula. Thousands of glum tourists faced another night in sweltering shelters with no light or running water, eating food rations. The long spit of...

2005-10-18 13:40:34

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Wary that a hurricane might crash its second star-studded party in a row, MTV has moved its Latin American music video awards ceremony on Mexico's Caribbean coast ahead by a day. MTV's Video Music Awards Latin America 2005 will be held one day early, on October 19, in the resort town of Playa del Carmen in Quintana Roo state, the entertainment company said on Tuesday as Hurricane Wilma bore down on the region. "We want to avoid any risk to the public or the...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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