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Chix Food Bank, began operating in November 2005 by a group of individuals who came together to respond to an identified need in Chicxulub, Yucatan.

In the village of Chicxulub there are about 6,000 people.  The main industry is fishing.  Of course, this work is at the mercy of the weather and between the hurricane and the norte seasons often the port  is closed so there is no opportunity to go out fishing.  Therefore we have families who have limited resources to care for their families.  We also have elderly people who rely on their children to care for them and help them on a day-to-day basis.

There is a huge need to assist people suffering from many forms of poverty.  Your support can change lives.

For only $75 CAD / 1250 pesos, you can feed a family for a year!

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#PHOTONEWS #PHOTONOTICIA: They detail giant plesiosaur in the museum of the boardwalk Published 15 hours ago  the Jul 14, 2022 Byprogress today GIANT PLESIOSAUR DETAILED FROM THE MUSEUM OF THE MALECON. With the help of scaffolding, workers continue to detail the figure of a large plesiosaur that will adorn the west corner of the Progreso Geology Museum. The large figure surprises people who visit us on these holidays. As we reported, the museum that is located on the traditional boardwalk has not yet opened its doors, but it will undoubtedly be a new attraction for the port that will be added to others such as the Jurassic Trail that already works in Chicxulub Puerto. #News #Progress #Dinosaurs #Tourism... read more

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A Progreso beach is more popular now that the pigs have moved in By Abraham Bojórquez May 27, 2022 This is the simple concept that is drawing more and more visitors to Pig Beach in Yucalpetén, the place a family of these adorable creatures now call home.  Read more The recently opened tourist attraction between Chelem and Progreso houses eight Vietnamese pigs and was created as a space for recreation and raising awareness for animal protection. The story of Pig Beach is about second chances, and how unfavorable circumstances can take a turn for the better. In mid-2021, authorities were notified about strange noises coming from an empty lot in Progreso. While inspecting, the municipality found eight newborn piglets and their dying mother. Where the mother came from or who her owners were is unknown. Progreso’s Environmental Police Corps took care of the family, but unfortunately, it was already too late for the mother. One day, the pigs were taken to a little-frequented beach. Environmental Police officials noticed that the piglets enjoyed playing in the sea and chilling in the sand. The municipality then had the idea to create a tourist attraction around them, similar to the one that exists in the Bahamas. And just like that, the pigs went from vulnerable orphans to beloved local celebrities, and the beach itself underwent quite a transformation. It used to be a forgotten corner, covered in litter and discarded tires. Now, the place is not only clean but has become the first smoke-free beach in Yucatán. The piggies quickly became local darlings and were given names like Petunia, Pepa, Walt, and Rocky.... read more

Activities at the Food Bank House

English classes held on Saturdays wound up this past Saturday May 28th.  Maestra Jody has enjoyed working with the kids and reports all are doing well.  A fiesta was held in the last half of the class and here are the photos to enjoy.  Maestra Jody and classMom with special cake This Monday May 30th will be our final bazaar. This has been a successful venture and it will begin again in the fall. In the few months we have been doing this, we have raised 21-24000... read more

Update on Luis Dzib

Hola to Luis’ many friends and supporters, This is the final report. WE  DID  IT!!!  Thanks to several very generous gifts in April, we have exceeded our goal and been able to pay off Luis’ medical debt in full with a wee bit left which the family will put towards repairs to their damaged house.  Luis will still need some follow-up medical care as well as several months of physical therapy twice weekly which my partner and I will pay for but the worst, financially, is now behind him and his family.  They have asked me to pass along their deepest and most sincere appreciation to everyone who made this possible.  With misty eyes, Jessica said to me last week that she never would have imagined there were so many caring and generous people in the entire world.  I have asked her for short letters from each of the 2 debt holders confirming that the debt has been fully paid and will forward these as soon as I receive them. More good news!  Luis is finally back at home with his family, although he’s going a bit stir crazy because he’s not supposed to expose his skin to direct sunlight yet – an almost impossible task here in super sunny Yucatan.  The problem of the abscess on his chest has finally been resolved as exploratory surgery revealed a flesh-eating bacteria that was chewing away at subcutaneous tissue and causing the repeated infections.  A thorough cleaning of the wound site, cauterization and a very strong antibiotic seem to have finally resolved that problem.  There are still a few areas of blistering... read more

Update On Luis Dzib

Luis’ recovery is moving along poco a poco, although he had a small setback last month because the area where the debris hit him in his upper chest developed an abscess (a nasty looking, large pussy blister) which doctors removed and stitched the wound (at no additional medical cost).  It ruptured a second time and was again pus-filled so a biopsy was taken and, thankfully, no cancer was found.  His primary physician recommended exploratory surgery to see what was going on inside but the family wisely decided to get a second opinion before agreeing.  That will happen on April 4th.  His doctor has finally agreed to some “basic, soft” physical therapy on his shoulders and upper arms (legs aren’t healed enough yet) so we sent our PT guy over and Luis is now receiving PT twice weekly on our dime.  I’ll bet that simply having a visitor to break up his boring routine will help with the depression, as well as with regaining his strength.  He says it is somewhat painful which only means it’s working to keep the skin flexible as it heals.  Interestingly, our PT guy’s name is also Luís. His depression seems to be waning; in fact, he attended a softball game last week in which his son was playing.  As it was a night game (no sun), his doctors gave a thumbs up and he really enjoyed himself, according to his daughter-in-law.  Attached are some recent photos which clearly show healing progress. The Debt is now down to NP80,000 with one final NP40,000 distribution due on April 9th.  I advised Jessica that not many new donations are... read more

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Beach Communities,The successful return of “Evenings by the Sea” to the port of Progreso, YucatánThe event that was attended by the municipal president of Progreso, Julián Zacarías Curi, accompanied by his wife Alma Gutiérrez Novelo.(TYT).- “Tonight we were able to enjoy an evening like we used to, entire families shared beautiful memories and we finally fulfilled our goal, which is the recovery of public spaces and the gradual reactivation of the economy in Progreso,” said Zacarías Curi. With good attendance, both citizens of Progreso and national and international tourists, at 6:00 p.m. the concert started on the deck of the chocolate pier to pay a tribute to Mexican singer Luis Miguel, in the voice of guest artist Javier Alcalá. During the event, attendees enjoyed live music, the sale of snacks, a unique decoration, as well as the other attractions offered by the renovated international boardwalk. Simultaneously to this event, the “Bohemian Night” was also held in the house of culture, in which there were special guests who, to the rhythm of the Trova, enlivened the visit of the public. Finally, the mayor thanked the good response to this type of event and invited all Yucatecans to continue visiting the port and its beach communities. Beachhouse owners destroy the coastal dunes, and now the sea devours houses in Progreso Beach erosion problems continue in Progreso, which has led residents of beach areas to look for viable and ecologically sustainable options that allow the recovery of a few meters of sand, as the sea impacts directly the foundations of beachhouses. Coastal dunes form when wet sand is deposited along the coast... read more

Changes for the Food Bank

REMEMBER: Calle 23 x 24 y 14 y 12.  About 3 blocks east from the park and 3 blocks from calle 19. 2 storey house with food bank poster.  2nd Floor: Las Mujeres de Chicxulub.  Feb.22nd we held our first bazaar and will do so every Monday with help. Carmita did a mission visit this month to Ixil nursing home.  The weather has been cool so decided to take warm clothes to the residents.... read more

Special Request

This request comes from Kitty, who has been involved with several successful projects, most recently CAPP program. Luis’ son & daughter-in-law were here yesterday with some good news for a change.  He was discharged from the hospital on the 14th and is now in an a/c bedroom in his daughter’s home in Progreso. Marijose is unmarried, has no kids, and works only seasonally in fish processing so she is in a position to take care of Luis while he recovers, although it will take at least 6-8 months during which time he obviously can’t work (no sun or outdoors either) and he will need “skin washings” every few days by a professional nurse who will come to the house.  At present, 80% of the first layer of skin has already regenerated and his long-term prognosis is very good according to his doctors.The family borrowed the money to pay the hospital bills and honorarios so the house is safe from seizure and there’s no mortgage on it.  The damage was substantial as part of the roof was blown off as well as several sections of wall.  There’s no electricity or water either so repairs will be substantial down the road (they have not looked into this yet).  The total debt at the moment for medical expenses is just under NP300,000  (US$15,000 or Can$20,000) which doesn’t include home nursing care for the next several months.So…that’s the latest update and below are 2 photos of Luis post-accident and his lovely family.  Standing from left to right are Luz Marie, Luis and Marijose.  Seated is his son, Dario, holding his 2 girls, Gisella... read more

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Joe Friday’s “Just the facts, mam!” (For those who remember Dragnet)  Your COVID Update February 28th Running out of space on my original charts, so here are the facts to date IN BRIEF – Progreso Beaches      Increase since January 1st -1,094 (now 3,085) Merida                        Increase since January 1st – 20,865 (now 70,598) Yucatan                      Increase since January 1st – 31,337 (now 109,227) Suspected Cases        Increase since January 1st – 42,969 (now 256,773) Deaths                        Increase since January 1st – 342 (now 6,877) The state of Yucatan is now GREEN!! This is still not the time to let your guard down! Wear those KN95 masks or better. CLOTH MASKS are of no use against OMICRON. Practise social distancing and avoid crowded places!!—Reg Deneau COVID case numbers see ‘drastic reduction’ across the country. Seven-day average for new case numbers is down 12%. Published on Wednesday, February 23, 2022The average number of new coronavirus infections reported each day in Mexico has decreased by more than 20,000 over the last three weeks, according to the Reuters COVID-19 tracker. The seven-day average for daily case numbers was 16,817 after 18,309 new infections were reported Tuesday. That’s a 12% decline compared to a week earlier, a 35% reduction compared to February 8 and a 54% drop compared to the start of February. January was the worst month of the pandemic for new cases with over 960,000 recorded as the highly contagious omicron strain spread rapidly. Mexico’s accumulated case tally is currently 5.43 million, of which 62,404 infections are estimated to be active.HEALTHMexico already has booster vaccines for the whole year and for the entire population. MEXICO.– Mexico already has booster vaccines for the... read more

Changes for the Chicxulub Food Bank

The major changes affect all of us.. Yesterday during the January dispensa Carmita and I had several serious discussions.  For all of you who have been with us since the beginning, 2005 and those have joined us along the way like the rest of the world, things are changing a lot.  As of next month the cost per dispensa will be increased from 10 pesos to 15 pesos per month per month per family. Cost of dispensaFrom 2005 and until November 2013 the dispensa was given free to our clients.  Following lengthy discussions it was decided that we would begin to ask each family  to pay a symbolic amount of 10 pesos for each dispensa.  It is now 2021 and there is again a need to increase the symbolic cost to 15 pesos for each dispensa.  This will be impleneted next month and the residents have been advised.Change in our familiesOver the past year I have finally understood Carmita’s thinking about accepting widows.  The rationale is that once a couple becomes a widow (only familes) their income stops.  That means widows who don’t have a concerned and capable family does without.  Really hard to grasp this concept when it is out of our norm. As of the next fiscal new year which begins November 2122 a donation of 75$ to 85$ will be requested January 2022__________________________ Food Order Product# product2022-Jan20052005Frijoles 1K410=410/35=126.57Arroz 1K375375/35=10.175.16Azucar 450G430430/35=12.283.57Acetite 500M458458/35=13.015.44Sal 450G228228/35=6.52?Leche polvo 2 litros860860/35=24.5811/BAGSopa pasta 250 G9797/35=2771.66Galletas 200G148148/35=4.223.18Detergeant 500228228/35=135.26TOTAL Dispensa... read more

January 2022 Dispensa

It was a fresh morning for the folks coming in for their dispensas.  Everyone was smiling and happy for the extra soup donated by Gordon.  Colleen, a new volunteer from Kingston was present to see the comings and goings of... read more

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Yucatan receives a new shipment with 200,000 doses against the Coronavirus Published 1 day ago  Jan 29, 2022 The new shipment arrived in the state this Friday for the application of the booster dose to the population between 40 and 59 years of age from municipalities in the interior of the state, which will be announced soon. MÉRIDA.– More vaccines against the Coronavirus continue to arrive in Yucatan and this time a new shipment arrived in the state with 200,000 doses from the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, which will be used for the reinforcement application to people from 40 to 49 and 50 to 59 years of age, in municipalities in the interior of the state that will be announced soon, reported the Ministry of Health (SSY). The state agency explained that, in the following days, the municipalities, dates and modules that will be enabled for the administration of these doses will be announced, for which it invited the population in these age ranges to be aware of the Information to be provided through official channels. At the instruction of Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, the director of Prevention and Health Protection of the SSY, Carlos Isaac Hernández Fuentes, went to the Mérida International Airport «Manuel Crescencio Rejón», to supervise the arrival of this new shipment, which arrived at aboard a Mexican Air Force Boeing 737-200 aircraft, license plate 3520, from Mexico City, which touched down on state territory at 1:45 p.m. Accompanied by the State Coordinator for Covid-19 Vaccination, Corvette Captain Carlos Gómez Montes de Oca, Hernández Fuentes verified the unloading of the batch, by Army personnel, which was placed in an... read more

Home of the Food Bank

Remember to be in touch if you have anything for the Food Bank.  Call either Carmita or me so we can be there for you. Again lots of happenings in the upstairs area  for Las Mujeres de Chicxulub.  Tables have been built, stained and varnished for the seamstresses. Glynes spent much time in preparing the tables. Toys from the Heart, a local group of women who are working with Nola have donated 50 sock dolls for Santa to give the kids.  And I must say all children loved their gifts!   Dario y Karol have done assessments with the kids in 1st and 2nd grades. Prepping for... read more

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“Pig Beach”, the first tobacco-free public beach in Yucatán The mayor of Progreso, Julián Zacarías Curi, accompanied by municipal health and ecological police personnel, received the certification of a smoke-free site and cigarette butts from the person in charge of the National Tobacco Control Office from Conadic, Diana López Gómez, thus becoming the first beach at the state level to receive this certification.   For his part, Arsenio Rosado Franco, Technical Secretary and Commissioner of the State Council Against Addictions of the Ministry of Health of Yucatán, pointed out that this certificate marks a step in the right direction to continue in the battle against addictions, at the same time as It is also paid for the care of the environment, since by eliminating the use of cigarettes in the area, it collaborates with public health and ecological issues. Meanwhile, Zacarías Curi thanked his work team for the commitment they put into each of the projects, which are reflected in obtaining this type of certification, which demonstrate the hard work carried out every day. The mayor celebrated having the first beach in the state with this certification, which not only seeks to continue putting Progreso in the eyes of the world, but also seeks to contribute to the well-being of citizens so that they can be found on clean, safe beaches with a optimal environment. Progreso, Yucatán, (December 01, 2021).– From this Friday, December 5th, the general public will be able to enter the Progreso fiscal pier to see “ Sunsets at sea ”.  The Progreso National Port System Administration organizes this activity that was carried out before the pandemic and will resume this Friday at 4:00 in... read more

December Dispensa

What a fun morning we had on the 15th.  A combination dispensa, Santa visit and hamper dispersal.  And Jody was there to participate along with Kay and Glynes.  Milo and Carmita and Dario, Angel y Manuel, youth volunteers were the  mainstay of the group! With a loud HOHOHO Santa visited with each family and sat for photos.  It was a fun time for all. Milo, Santa, Angel y Manuel The... read more

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New Certified CURP Document for Mexicoby yucalandiaOct. 27, 2021” Certificada CURP “There’s a new document (shown below) for pretty much everyone in Mexico, (except tourists). This new CURP is also for foreigners who have interactions & activities with our Mexican govt, including INM. This new document is designed to giver greater control of personal data, and is now being required for many activities we have with the Mexican govt., including the INM, Registro Civil offices, and SAT-Hacienda tax activities.Why a new “CURP Certificate”?The old CURP numbers & records have been plagued with a combination of errors in the personal data, and too many individuals having 2 or more CURP numbers assigned to them. As a result, our National Population Registry (RENAPO) is unifying all of the personal data they have on each of us under a single Certified CURP.How do you get your Certified CURP?1. Go to gob.mx/curp2. Select the option “CURP”or fill in your personal data.3. Click on the “search” button.Your CURP data will appear on the screen.4. On this screen, click gives you the option to “Print Official Document”This automatically issues your new Certified CURP – aka CURP Certificate, including your new QR code …What if you choose to not get your Certified CURP?The normal CURPs will continue to be an accepted official document, but choosing to not get on means that many government processes will take you longer, because our government’s new internal procedures require a Certified CURP – meaning delays while they pull up & generate one, that’s good for just that one action.*      *      *      *Feel free to copy while... read more

Home of the Food Bank

Things have been busy at the house thanks to volunteers and their mission visits and self defence classes. The classes are for ages 6 to 10 with 2 groups.  The class trainer,Sophia is a youth volunteer who is learning physiotherapy and has a passion for working with the young folks. On the 30th of October a group of youth volunteers went on a mission to  to visit Yaxhachen and Xkobehaltun both in Oxcutzcab and then continued on to Yakhachen and Pozo Verde. Watch for a longer report next... read more

When Returning

A reminder for those returning:  anything you wish to leave for the food bank please remember the new address. Calle 23 x 24 y 14 y 12.  If you like, call Carmita or me to meet you at the house. Again the house has been busy with all kinds of activities!! Tables have been constructed and stained for use on the to floor by Las Mujeres de Chicxulub. Milo has been working on them and Glenys painted and stained them. While downstairs Kay was busy cleaning and sorting items for the bodega. We even opened for a short time to have a bazar and did it again the following week!! Behind Kay you can see some of the Christmas hampers we have done! This young lady, Sophia who is taking Physiotherapy is also interested in teaching the kids self defense. You may remember we had a young man a number of years ago doing the similar training. She has a group of young... read more

November Dispensa

Another dispensa came and went with little difficulty!  The dispensas were handed out and the soup was a special treat in the day.  Thanks Gordon. It was great to see everyone and given that Carmita began very early with the dispensas we were done by 10:30... read more

October Dispensa

Well, last dispensa for this year and all went well.  We had our team well represented during many of the activities! Families enjoyed the extra soup made by Gordon, along with the usual items in the dispensas. Carmita detailed the necessary sizes etc for the Christmas hampers and we are set to go!  What do I mean when I say last of the year? Our calendar year begins in November every year so we now are beginning year # 17. Who would think we would still be at... read more

New Home

Remember the new facility is also home to the Mujeres de Chicxulub for sewing, new designs and other possibilities. Because there is no Muelle Market to highlight their fashions it is important to get their workspace ready to use. Ongoing work at Las Mujeres de Chicxulub sees the prepping of tables for the women who will continue to sew. Prepping for Christmas There was a group of us who organized the work for the hampers for the families. We worked 3-4 days to get it done. Decoration made for each family by Cindy’s boys KayGlenisGlynisCindyCindy and family and GlynisKay tried to escape her... read more

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Oct 1, 2021The Mexican Government has always required foreigners to carry their Residente visa cards (Residente Temporal or Residente Permanente cards) and their passports when travelling inside Mexico. In the past these rules have only been sporadically enforced, but all that has changed as a part of Mexico’s efforts to stop illegal immigrants from crossing Mexico to enter the USA. As a result of the new enforcement program, many bus travelers this past week have been required to show their passports & Mexican-issued visas as they get off the bus inside Mexico. ADO offers this specific warning – advice:  “To all our travelers:Based on the request of the various state and federal authorities and the National Institute of Migration (INM), in the face of this extraordinary situation of migratory flow that the country is currently going through, we want to inform you that as of October 1, In 2021, the protocol for the presentation of official identification will be implemented in the sale and boarding of the trip. As well as a document that proves the immigration status in the country, for those of foreign nationality. In advance, we offer an apology to all our travelers for the inconvenience that this may cause, recognizing our commitment to always comply with what is requested by the Mexican authorities. In case of any doubt about the immigration documents authorized for foreigners, we recommend contacting the National Migration Institute.” Travel safe, Travel well, and Keep following our laws …Read On … MacDuff ! Yucatan goes to yellow traffic light Published 22 hours ago  the Oct 7, 2021 ByProgress Today MÉRIDA.– After the change to yellow... read more

Carrera Programa de Chicxulub

I am just in the process of putting this together.  For short it is CPC and it can be an exciting program.  I have been asked often why the Food Bank does not do an education program like the best known one CAPP managed by Kitty.  Well here is my best foray into this new program.  It is specifically for the youth volunteers who work with the Food Bank and as it grows any other young adult from El Puerto de Chicxulub.  My first want is to find out if there are any folks interested in sponsoring a young person who is ready for higher education. If the interest is here then the matching will begin. There will be a format of the annual cost, depending on where and when and what the student is keen on. The application format helps the volunteer process his/her idea and visualize what the future will look like. I am hoping for mentors who would commit to helping with English, time management and presentation skills. The accepted candidate will make a commitment to volunteer somewhere in the community and the area of interest. Does this sound like something you would be interested in? Please let me know. Open to suggestions, ideas and general... read more

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THE FORMER MAYOR AND THE FORMER REGIDORS OF THE 2015-2018 «TURQUOISE» ADMINISTRATION WOULD FACE PENALTIES OF TWO TO FOURTEEN YEARS IN JAIL / JUDGE ORDERED THAT THEY CANNOT LEAVE YUCATAN AND MUST APPEAR TO SIGN THE AUTHORITY PERIODICALLY AND BE UNDER THE AUTHORITY RECORDINGS INVOLVING THEM IN ACTS OF CORRUPTION   COVID NEWS August 25th: Yucatan surpasses the barrier of 60 thousand infected with Covid-19 Mérida, Yucatán, (August 23, 2021).- In the State, the limit of 60 thousand people infected with Covid-19 was exceeded on Sunday, August 22nd, in the course of just over 17 months, of which nine percent lost their lives, reported the Yucatan Health Secretariat (SSY).Likewise, about 86 percent of those infected are concentrated in 10 municipalities, while in two municipalities there are still no deaths derived from the pandemic, specifically, Quintana Roo and Tahdziú. According to the daily technical statement of the SSY, until this Sunday, there were 272 active confirmed cases of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes the Covid-19 disease, distributed in 18 municipalities, as well as 12 deaths, of which five deceased were originally from Mérida, and the remaining were from Acanceh, Izamal, Kanasín, Progreso, Ticul, Tizimín and Umán municipalities. Of the total deaths registered on Sunday, nine were men and three women, whose ages ranged between 21 and 83 years, of which six had no comorbidities, 50 percent. Regarding the incidence of morbidity, August is in fifth place in the monthly table, with five thousand six confirmed cases, with a daily average of 227.5 infected. Photo: (Yucatan ahora) The lowest figure for the eighth month of the year... read more

Cruise Ships Begin

Progreso prepares to reactivate the arrival of tourist cruisesPublished 8 seconds ago the Jul 13, 2021For Progress Today AUTHORITIES FINAL DETAILS BEFORE THE NEXT ARRIVAL OF THE CARNIVAL BREEZE CRUISE ON MONDAY, JULY 26 NEXT / THE TOURISTS WHO WILL ARRIVE IN THE BOAT ARE ALREADY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19.  See more PROGRESO.– The Integral Port Administration (API) of Progreso carries out the last details of biosecurity for the arrival of the first cruise of this year, the “Carnival Breeze”, next Monday the 26th. In total, there will be 28 cruises of the Carnival Cruises company that are being programmed for Progreso and that will represent the return of floating hotels to the coasts of Yucatan, after the cruises were suspended since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic . It was reported that Carnival Cruises will begin routes the day after tomorrow, Thursday 15; then tests will be carried out with ships and passengers from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Galveston, Texas, with Mexican destinations such as Cozumel, Progreso and Majahual, according to El Universal. The scheduled ship has 500 passengers, certified with a Covid-19 vaccine, and will be received in Progreso with a formal ceremony by state and federal authorities. Some 98,000 cruise tourists are expected to arrive in Progreso from July to December this year. According to Datatur data, on average, the cruise tourist spends 76 dollars (about $ 1,470) per person in the few hours of their visit. Just yesterday, the API reported that the ship “Pacific Spike” arrived in Progreso with 3,505 tons of rail, from Yawata, Japan, for section three (Calkiní-Izamal) of the Mayan Train. The... read more

San Joachim Nursing Home

July 13/ PROGRESS.– This morning the Municipal President of Progreso, Julián Zacarías Curi, visited the “San Joaquín” shelter to deliver healing materials and a basic kit of items for protection against COVID-19, all with the purpose of reinforce and meet the needs of users.  See more For this delivery, he was accompanied by Magdalena Herrera Miranda, head of the Municipal System of the DIF, who explained that in response to the request of Sister Aurelia Sánchez, the mayor ordered the delivery of gauze, mouth covers, alcohol gel, bandages, gloves , among other materials that were requested for the more than 30 older adults who belong to the shelter. “At all times we are aware of each of them and we will always prioritize their well-being, which is why we are here today to visit them and listen to their requests, endorsing our commitment and assuring them that we will continue working for them,” said Zacarías Curi. He also took the opportunity to highlight that in addition to this delivery, users are frequently served with the delivery of food pantries, blankets, medical care through the health module and the sanitation of the facilities is periodically implemented. On the other hand, he also explained that before the vaccination day for older adults due to the current pandemic, they were treated with the two doses in the same place. Finally, Zacarías Curi reiterated his unconditional support for all the older adults in the campus, “we are fully willing to work together so that they do not lack anything, I want them to know that they will always have our support and immediate... read more

Home of the Food Bank

Lots of activities over the summer thanks to Carmita and her team of volunteers.  I will give you a nutshell group of photos to keep you up to date. Aprender Jugando(Playing to learn): this group is to work with children in various school subjects such as mathematics, writing, printing and colouring. The size of the group varies depending on availability and subjects. Responsible Volunteers: Karol, Irma, Ariel, Lizandro and CarmitaAttendees: Deymar, Alberto, Roberto and Emili. Roseangela and her volunteer youth group held occasional Live events on Face Book. For those that this is new too(like me), it is a live auction to raise money for various events. This helped raise money for a client with ovarian cancer who needed tomography. It was a total of 1800 pesos and voila, she had it done. Another event was focused on raising money for an Asperger assessment at 2400 Mexican pesos. Not totally achieved yet! The canches for the vegetable gardens came to a pause as the sun was too hot to grow and the plants were... read more

Who Is She?

She of course is Carmita who is definitely my right hand person who helps run the Food Bank and Las Mujeres de Chicxulub.  Here is a posting done on Face Book Aug.31st.  It is both her original post followed by an English translation and I have no doubt you will read it and understand the true nature of Carmita.  Please read closely because for me she is saying so well what many of us think is happening in society today! I know there are accents missing but it says so much as is! “Yo naci en Chicxulub Puerto Yucatan. Creci con mucho amigos y tuve muy buenos tiempos donde la familia era el comienzo de todo. Mis papas tenian reglas claras. No habia dramas porque las situaciones se cortaban de raiz…..borron y cuenta nueva. Si me portaba mal te daban un castigo y vaya castigo!! Los ninos no discutian con los mayores, lo que un adulto dijera era ley. Los professores eran modelos y no se les faltaba al respeto. Me ensenaron a saludar, a despedirme, a decir gracias a pedir permiso y a entenderel languaje de los ojos vaya languaje de los ojos vaya lenguaje jaja Salimos a jugar con los vecinos de la cuadra (los vecinos de antes) todos juntas, todos juntas, te acuerdas? era toda una aventura. Nos regresabamos todos caminando de la escuela sin temor a que nos robaran, y en la salida de la escuela ero lo maximo comprar cualquier golosina, stickers o un respado! Buscabamos lugares cerca para jugar, hacer nuestros escondites y amar nuestros clubs, jugabamos futbol en la calle, a las escondidas, el... read more

Summer Dispensas

The summer has come and gone and we keep on going!  Thanks to our team of Carmita, youth volunteers, Jody and Gordon success followed us! Hi to a new family of volunteers Cindy, Lincoln and Liam from Idaho! Folks arrived with their bags and masks to say hello and receive their dispensas.  Lincoln y LiamCarmita y Cindy Rosangela-Live... read more

Our New House

The house has been jumping with activities these days. There have been workshops for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, gardening, compost understanding, group support to namea few. I want to introduce you to the teams responsible for the gardening component, volunteers getting the dispensas ready and youth volunteers making plans to get into their educational programs as things begin returning to “normal.” The gardening groups are organized with youth volunteers as leaders and families who have expressed an interest. I might get a tad confused and I apologize. Sunday there are 2 groups. Sembrando el futuro (4-5) with youth volunteer Juan Diego and Tesoro Verde (5;30-6:30) with youth volunteer Yessica. Monday Mi amiga la tierra with youth volunteer Irma, Lizandro y Carmita Tuesday Lu’um Ya’ax with youth volunteer Dario y Maria Luisa Wednesday El Amor a la siembra with youth volunteer Karol Thursday Sembrando en familia with youth volunteer Galilea Saturday Sembrando Valores with youth volunteer Sinai y Damaris Experiential sessions: Each group has been involved in active workshops creating special gifts for Mother and Father Days as well as gardening activities. All material used in the gift workshops have been recycled material as has most of the material for the gardening ones. The gardening ones focused on the 3 Rs and the groups made their composts and insecticides for their plants. Casa de las mujeres de Chicxulub Liz, the hairdresser some of you know from Chixculub has a group of ladies doing embroidery on rebozos (shawls). These are a few examples. Cost is 520 pesos. Malu is working with the youth volunteers who are interested in continuing their education.... read more