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Cirque du Soleil vs. the crocodiles

By Mark A. Bonta / October 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Cirque du Soleil vs. the crocodiles

What happens when Cirque du Soleil comes to town? In rural Mexico, the answer seems to be: communities lose. Luxury tourist resorts, such as a Cirque du Soleil theme park, are springing up along the spectacular beaches north of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico’s Nayarit state. Yet with them come disturbing tales of their impacts on […]

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New sea turtle protections in Mexico

By Mark A. Bonta / September 25, 2018 / Comments Off on New sea turtle protections in Mexico

Along the “Maya Riviera,” sea-turtle nesting beaches are endangered by development of luxury resort hotels, and nowhere more so than in rapidly growing Tulum (Quintana Roo state). However, in a major victory for the turtles, Mexico’s federal environmental agency has refused to authorize a new development that encroaches on the Xcacel-Xcacelito Bay, the largest nesting […]

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