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A brief history of Progreso/Chicxulub over the 3 months of the pandemic.  Early July, Progreso has gone from ninth to seventh place with the highest number of infections after Mérida, which is the one with the highest number of cases registered in the accumulated with 2,907 infections. Progreso registers 81 accumulated cases, of which 41 are active, 37 recovered and 6 deceased. September 8th: Coronavirus deaths hit 76-day low in Yucatan 104 new infections and 8 deaths, the lowest number reported since June 23 By Yucatán Expat Life – September 8, 2020 A week after the economic reopening was expanded, coronavirus infections and deaths continue to decline in Yucatan. Monday’s state health ministry briefing reported 104 new infections, the fewest daily figure since Aug. 31. Eight COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, the lowest number reported since June 23. Fatalities ranged in age from 21 to 72. Four were in Merida while the remaining fatalities hit Dzan, Kanasín, Progreso and Ticul. Comorbidities included hypertension, diabetes, obesity, chronic kidney disease, COPD and immunosuppression. Authorities warned that it is too soon to gauge the effects of the economic reopening, and warned the public to remain vigilant. Hospitalizations rose, however, by eight to reach 302, while people with mild symptoms and isolated at home totaled 856. Showing how widespread infections remain, authorities reported 67 in Merida, eight in Valladolid, four in Tekax and Ticul; two in Dzan, Hunucmá and Progreso; one from out of state; and one each in Buctzotz, Chemax, Dzidzantún, Dzilam González, Kanasín, Kinchil, Motul, Panabá, Peto, Tekit, Tixpéhual, Tizimín, Tzucacab and Yaxkabá.  Health authorities confirmed this Sunday...

September Dispensa

The summer dispensas proceeded throughout the summer with the numbers varying.  Everyone was pleased with their packages. The summer dispensas proceeded throughout the summer with the numbers varying.  Everyone was pleased with their packages. As most of you know, the Chicxulub Food Bank relies on scheduled events like bingo, Muelle Market and personal donations. Because the end of the Coronavirus pandemic is not yet in sight, I am convinced that I will probably not be able to have these events this season.  Kay donated a whack of kitchen towels and everyone received one with their dispensa. The Youth Volunteers* have been busy this summer with sorting of clothes, getting packages and dispensas to the folks and have held a bazaar that raised 1000 pesos. This outpouring to the community has led to many donations, both food and items for resale. I do want to say thank you to all you supporters who have helped through this gap and the upcoming...

Chixculub Food Bank and Las Mujeres de Chicxulub

As promised more tales about the new location for both the Food Bank and Las Mujeres de Chicxulub. The Route to Casa de Food Bank and Las Mujeres de Chicxulub The house will be known as: in Maya “Un suku’une tia an te’e ; Mi hermano es en la casa; My brother is in the  house.” This name honours Vincente Pool who is Carmita’s brother and a famous boxer who is in the Merida Hall of Fame.  He was born September 23rd   1952 in Chicxulub Puerto and christened Lino Andres Pool Tzab.  He began boxing at age 16 using his father’s name whom he greatly admired. At one point he thought about retiring because he had suffered too many defeats.  Then he met a new manager, Jesus Rivero “Cholain” and things changed for him. Home of current “Mi hermano es en la casa”Carmita is circled in blue. She is 6 yrs old.Lino boxer, Niece Noemi, Mama of Carmita and Lino The building itself is almost finished except for final hands on work that we will do now that summer has “sort of” started. Things like unpacking the clothes and displaying them, setting up a “thrift” shop for the village folks and getting the big room ready for the children and their workshops. Of course much will depend on the reports of the virus and the ok to move ahead. On the second floor the sewing room has electricity, lighting and now some tables and other needs to be able to show their work. It is spacious and bright. There will be a garden on the second floor looked after...
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June 1st saw some reopening of a few places and the lifting of the Dry Law. We were all excited about this change but it was not as easy as we thought! You had to buy in stores that had delivery and Costco would not deliver to Progreso. If you bought liquor in Merida you could not bring it in to Progreso. So many of us wait for the 15th when next changes occur. The week of June 8th, the fourth round of dispensa delivery continues again with the same expectations for families to be prepared. June 10th brought great news to Julian and Progreso: “I am very happy to announce that today I received the news that the Blue Flag National Jury recognized two #PROGRESO beaches with their international distinctive. The two beaches are the Traditional Malecon and the International Malecon. As of July 2020 these beaches will be recognized and will help in allowing us to build together the new version of Progreso. “ Among other requirements, Blue Flag beaches must offer environmental education activities, display a code of conduct, and provide information about water quality. Garbage cans, water, and restrooms are required, and lifeguards and first aid services must also be in place.  In municipalities with multiple Blue Flag beaches, at least one must be accessible for people with disabilities. The government of Yucatan and Progreso have clearly stated the beaches are closed. Progreso will experience a different vacation period in the coming weeks. The local authorities are working so that the economic reactivation of the municipality can occur in the best possible conditions, and in...
Flooding in Chicxulub Thanks to Cristobal

Flooding in Chicxulub Thanks to Cristobal

Floods form a raging river in Tekax, where police rescue stranded residents. On top of the pandemic and all the unknown that goes with it the Yucatan had to deal with flooding and savage wind!! Much of the damage happened along the cienaga and Carmita was there to show us.  She was checking on and delivering help to the folks of Chicxulub.  She reported several times how thankful the people are for receiving your help. Here are photos of the streets in Chicxulub, calles 14, 8A and 8 primarily close to the cienaga. Dona Evelia with a sick husbandEvacuated this weekendEvacuated this weekendEvacuated this weekendCalle 12Shopping in MeridaWorking in MeridaThis little girl (see below)Grandparents homeMost of these taken on Sunday June 7th in Chicxulub. Anyone who has walked these streets with me or on your own will be surprised to see these photos.This little girl with her 2 brothers were abandoned by her parents to her grandparents of whom her grandma has had a stroke. Her grandpa is an albanil and fisherman who has no work. Beside her is her grandparents...