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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...

2008-08-29 00:00:33

Gulf United Energy (OTCBB:GLFE) is pleased to report that it has been advised that the Environmental Risk and Environmental Impact Permits have been issued for the previously announced natural gas pipeline project on the Yucatan Peninsula. Gulf United's interests are held by its 24 percent owned subsidiary Fermaca Gas de Cancun, S.A. de C.V., through its 50 percent interest in Energia YAAX, S.A. de C.V. The Pipeline project was contemplated in the Company's previously announced transaction...

2008-08-22 18:00:25

Cancun is one of those few places where we can find nature's richness and diversity at its best. Through its reefs, mangroves and jungles, taking some time off the beach to explore wildlife is an essential part of every trip to Cancun, which offers a unique glimpse at fabulous sceneries under the waters and above where you can be in direct contact with wildlife. In the jungles surrounding Cancun, you can go in search of one of the most admired animals by the Mayans: the jaguar. You can...

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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...

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2007-08-21 06:55:00

TULUM, Mexico -- Hurricane Dean plowed into the Caribbean coast of Mexico on Tuesday as a roaring Category 5 hurricane, heading for the ancient ruins and modern oil installations of the Yucatan Peninsula. The eye of the storm made landfall about 4:30 a.m. EDT near Majahual, a popular port with cruise liners located about 40 miles east-northeast of Chetumal and the Belize border, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Dean packed winds near 165 mph and was moving west-northwest near...

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2006-03-20 08:45:00

By Tim Gaynor TULUM, Mexico -- The ancient Maya once believed that Mexico's jungle sinkholes containing crystalline waters were the gateway to the underworld and the lair of a surly rain god who had to be appeased with human sacrifices. Now, the "cenotes," deep sinkholes in limestone that have pools at the bottom, are yielding scientific discoveries including possible life-saving cancer treatments. Divers are dipping into the cenotes, which stud the Yucatan peninsula, to explore a vast...

2006-03-20 08:20:00

By Tim Gaynor TULUM, Mexico (Reuters) - The ancient Maya once believed that Mexico's jungle sinkholes containing crystalline waters were the gateway to the underworld and the lair of a surly rain god who had to be appeased with human sacrifices. Now, the "cenotes," deep sinkholes in limestone that have pools at the bottom, are yielding scientific discoveries including possible life-saving cancer treatments. Divers are dipping into the cenotes, which stud the Yucatan peninsula, to explore a...

2005-11-19 10:32:53

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gamma doused Central America with heavy rains on Saturday as the 24th cyclone of the busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record inched toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Gamma's rainfall killed one person in Honduras on Friday and washed out roads, leaving thousands stranded. It was expected to curve to the northeast as it neared the Yucatan and then skirt western Cuba before taking aim on southern Florida, where Hurricane Wilma...

2005-10-23 04:33:40

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's famed Caribbean resorts were knee-deep in water on Sunday after Hurricane Wilma roared through, smashing homes and killing at least six people, as the storm set a new course for Florida. Three full days of howling hurricane winds and rain left towns along the coast badly flooded, and thousands of sullen tourists spent their third night in dark stuffy refuges with no running water and food running short. Hundreds of thousands of...


Latest Yucatan peninsula Reference Libraries

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2006-11-11 17:37:58

Brocket Deer are a group of deer species of the Mazama genus found in South America and the Yucatan Peninsula. They are small in size and dwell primarily in forests. They are similar to the Duiker species, but unrelated. There are seven known species of Brocket Deer, all of them closely related. Physical description The Mazama species are all similar in appearance, although the size may vary. They have small rounded bodies, ranging from 2.3 to 4.5 ft (70 to 140 cm) in length, and...

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2005-06-02 11:22:49

The Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is a large bird around measuring 70-90 cm long and weighing from 3 kg (female) to 4 kg (male). In the past, it has sometimes been treated in a genus of its own (Agriocharis ocellata) but the differences between this species and Meleagris gallopavo are too small to justify generic segregation. More colorful than its northern relative the Wild Turkey, this species has a much more restricted distribution and is only found in the subtropical lowlands...

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