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2005-10-23 02:22:38

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's famed Caribbean resorts were knee-deep in water on Sunday after Hurricane Wilma roared past, uprooting trees, 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 on Saturday in dark stuffy refuges with no running water and food running short....

2005-10-23 03:03:43

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's famed Caribbean resorts were knee-deep in water on Sunday after Hurricane Wilma roared past, uprooting trees, 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 on Saturday in dark stuffy refuges with no running water and food running short....

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...

2005-10-22 20:25:14

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma blasted through Mexico's Caribbean resorts on Saturday, smashing homes and killing three 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 white sand...

2005-10-22 09:42:12

By Greg Brosnan PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma relentlessly pounded Mexico's Caribbean coast on Saturday, destroying homes and flooding beach resorts as it meandered slowly over the Yucatan peninsula. Winds of 120 miles an hour (195 kph) knocked over houses, upturned trees and kept thousands of tourists in cramped shelters. The storm lost a bit of its punch -- it was downgraded to a Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale -- but its winds and rains were still...

2005-10-22 04:11:56

By Greg Brosnan PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (Reuters) - Massive Hurricane Wilma clobbered Mexico's Caribbean beach resorts on Saturday, threatening heavy damage and loss of life as it meandered slowly into the Yucatan peninsula. Winds of 125 miles an hour (220 kph) howled in off the sea, knocking over houses, upturning trees and trapping thousands of tourists in cramped shelters. The storm was downgraded to a Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, from a Category 4 on Friday and a...

2005-10-22 01:03:19

By Greg Brosnan PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (Reuters) - Massive Hurricane Wilma rampaged through Mexico's Caribbean beach resorts on Saturday, threatening heavy damage and loss of life as it meandered into the Yucatan peninsula. Winds of 140 miles an hour (220 kph) howled in off the sea, knocking over houses, upturning trees and trapping thousands of tourists in cramped shelters. Metal sheets flew off the roofs of homes in Playa del Carmen and spun dangerously through the streets like...

2005-10-21 20:51:50

By Greg Brosnan PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma slammed into Mexico's Caribbean beach resorts on Friday with screaming winds that knocked over houses, upturned trees and trapped thousands of tourists in cramped shelters. Metal sheets flew off the roofs of homes and spun dangerously like frisbees down the street in Playa del Carmen where the town hall lay broken, with windows blown out and furniture tossed onto office floors. Five flimsy houses collapsed but...

2005-10-21 11:18:31

By Greg Brosnan PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma's fierce winds and rain battered Mexico's famed Caribbean beach resorts on Friday, knocking over trees and trapping thousands of nervous tourists inside cramped shelters. Powerful waves swallowed up white sand beaches in the popular resort of Cancun and electricity was cut all along Mexico's "Maya Riviera" and on the island of Cozumel, a favorite of scuba divers and cruise ship passengers. Sturdy tropical trees...

2005-10-21 01:21:47

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Lashing wind and rain pounded Mexican beach resorts on Friday and thousands of tourists hunkered down in shelters to escape Hurricane Wilma, which was hammering Caribbean resorts on its way to densely populated southern Florida. Heavy rain was coming down in diagonal sheets and howling winds were buckling sturdy trees. Tourists were evacuated from luxury beachfront hotels all along Mexico's "Maya Riviera" coast and the normally calm,...


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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  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.