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...

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...

FYI

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...

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...

FYI

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...