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(AP) Italian writer Roberto Saviano and Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho have been named co-winners of the $75,000 Olof Palme Prize for their efforts to expose criminal networks despite great personal risk.
Cacho was charged with libel and received death threats after publishing a book about a child sex abuse ring involving business figures in Cancun in 2005.
via Lydia Cacho, Roberto Saviano win Olof Palme Prize for exposing criminal networks – The Washington Post.
The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to inform that Tropical Storm “Rina” has moved away from the Cancun coast line.There are currently no reports of damage due to the storm and the destination is officially fully-operational.
Due to a local culture that is focused on prevention and preparedness in times like these, Cancun has protection agencies, counseling, and outreach programs to provide support at local, state and federal levels; working together with hotels and tourist services of the private sector to safeguard and inform the locals and visitors on the development of such storms.
Currently, the Cancun International Airport is open and functioning normally; it is important to note that at no time was it deemed necessary to close the airport due to the storm. The airports operations have not been stalled by any weather complications, with 37 flights reported yesterday and 187 programed for today.
via Cancun Completely Back to Normal After “Rina”.
By Daniel Chang (Miami Herald) Hurricane Rina continued to lose strength early Thursday but remained a Category 1 storm with 75 mph winds and higher gusts as the cyclone heads toward the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami-Dade issued an advisory at 7 a.m., reporting that the storm is becoming less organized and may fizzle into a tropical storm later Thursday.
via Hurricane Rina fizzling, no longer threat to South Florida – Hurricanes – MiamiHerald.com.
(Business Wire) Frontier Airlines said today that it has enacted guidelines to provide travelers flexibility ahead of the expected impact of Hurricane Rina on Cancun, Mexico. The policies apply to customers who purchased tickets on or before October 25, 2011.
Cancun Hurricane Rina Advisory
For guests scheduled to travel to, from and through Cancun Oct. 26-29, 2011:
- Those whose travel has already begun may make one itinerary change. Rules and restrictions regarding standard change fees, advance purchase, day or time applications, blackouts, and minimum or maximum stay requirements have been waived. Origin and destination cities must remain the same. Changes must be made by midnight, Oct. 29, 2011, and travel completed by Nov. 12, 2011.
- Those who have not begun travel may make one change to their travel plans without a change fee or difference in fare if changed by Oct. 29, 2011 and travel occurs by Nov. 12, 2011. All travel rescheduled after Nov. 12, 2011 may be subject to higher fares if it does not meet original rule or booking class.
For more information regarding Frontier’s weather policy or to check the status of a flight, visit the travel advisory page on FrontierAirlines.com.
Cancun, Mexico (CNN) — A hurricane hunter aircraft found Wednesday that Hurricane Rina had “significantly weakened,” and had become a Category 1 storm, the National Hurricane Center said.
However, the storm is still expected to be a hurricane when it makes landfall Thursday near the resort town of Cancun, Mexico. Additional weakening is forecast over the next 48 hours, the Hurricane Center said.
Earlier Wednesday, the storm was hovering near major Category 3 hurricane status and was considered a strong Category 2 storm. Forecasters had warned it might reach Category 3 status before making landfall.
via Weakening Rina to hit Mexico as Category 1 storm – CNN.com.
(OECD) Mexicans work longer days than anyone else in OECD countries, devoting 10 hours to paid and unpaid work, such as cleaning or cooking at home. Belgians work the least, at 7 hours, compared with an OECD average of 8 hours a day.
These are among the insights in the latest edition of Society at a Glance, which gives an overview of social trends and policy developments in OECD countries. Using indicators taken from OECD databases and other sources, it shows how societies are changing over time and compared with other countries.
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