Quintana Roo


Environment and development in coastal regions and in small islands

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT A case history: Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico By Peter V. Wiese, retired exploration geologist Executive Summary Before its development, Cancún Island was a barrier island, 17 km long and 100-400 m wide. It faced the Caribbean Sea and enclosed a shallow lagoon and was an important nesting site for seabirds and sea turtles. There were several openings to the mangrove lined lagoon in which there was a variety of marine life. In order to create a tax base for the newly created state of Quintana Roo (1973), it was decided to create an […]


Colonialism and the Colonial Mentality

As posted in the Amadala “On Baron Bliss Day, 9th March, 1928, the writer journeyed on his bicycle from Belize to the Pine Ridge near Freetown on the Old River, about ten miles, to witness a cricket match. On arrival he found quite a large number of people from Belize, including thirty or forty bicycles and four motor cars. On returning the idea came to him or organizing an expedition from Belize to Cayo on bicycles. At first the subject was dismissed as impossible. But, like a recurring decimal sum, the thought came back again and again.” – pg. 11, […]


Belize: Vecino Ignorado – Enrique Hubbard Urrea

Surfing around on the internet for articles of interest I stumbled upon this, maybe someone out there with more education on these matter will make more of this than I can and would share it with us in an honest setting with no political motivation. ENRIQUE HUBBARD URREA BELIZE: VECINO IGNORADO LA PERSPECTIVA DE UN EMBAJADOR DE MÉXICO ÍNDICE INTRODUCCIÓN I.- ORÍGENES: ARRECIFES, PIRATAS Y LEÑADORES. II.- SOBERANÍA: CONCESIONES ESPAÑOLAS, ASENTAMIENTOS BRITÁNICOS Y EXPEDICIONES PUNITIVAS. III.- GUERRA DE CASTAS; MIGRACIÓN MEXICANA; TRATADO DE LÍMITES. IV.- AUTONOMÍA LIMITADA; GEORGE PRICE, PADRE DE LA PATRIA; EL HURACÁN “HATTIE” Y LA NUEVA CAPITAL. […]