In this file photo taken on March 09, 2021, tourists enjoy the Pre-Columbian Mayan site of Tulum, built on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP) TULUM, Mexico – Tourists writhe their bodies to pumping techno beats on dance floors along Mexico’s Caribbean coast — a magnet for people from around the world who want to party during a pandemic. The Latin American country is among those worst hit by Covid-19 with a death toll fast approaching 200,000. But such worries seem a world away in tourist resorts like Tulum and Cancun, where visitors can dance late into the night at discos, electronic music festivals and invitation-only parties. Once a sleepy fishing village, Tulum now attracts international tourists lured by its turquoise waters, Mayan ruins and the chance to party next to lush jungle, freshwater sinkholes and golden beaches. “The coronavirus thing is nonsense. Life must go on,” ... » Learn More about Tourists in Mexico party like there’s no COVID-19
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Ex-senator Antonio Trillanes IV warned Vice President Leni Robredo that his Magdalo party would abandon her if she gave way to Senator Panfilo Lacson in the 2022 presidential race, casting a dark cloud over the shaky opposition alliance. In a tweet Wednesday, July 28, Trillanes was frank about how he felt upon hearing of Robredo's recent meeting with Lacson and his running mate, Senate President Vicente Sotto III. “VP Leni, I hope this is not true. Pero kung totoo ito, pasensya na po pero the Magdalo Group would not join you and LP kung mag give way kayo para kay Senator Lacson ," Trillanes tweeted. (VP Leni, I hope this is not true. But if it is, then I’m sorry but the Magdalo Group would not join you and LP if you would give way to Senator Lacson.) The Magdalo political organization of Trillanes, composed of retired members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, has long been allied with the once-ruling Liberal Party (LP), where Robredo is ... » Learn More about Trillanes warning: Magdalo dropping Robredo if she gives way to Lacson
The following is our exclusive weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and then give you a week to answer it on our various channels, compiling a diverse range of answers and opinions to present to you, our valued readers. Last week, we asked you the following: Reader Talkback: What do you think about Chonburi becoming a maximum control zone and getting tougher restrictions? Some context around the question: This week, we are going to choose the biggest topic on most people’s minds, Chonburi becoming a maximum control zone, or dark red, effective tomorrow, July 20th, 2021 until further notice. This announcement brings a number of tough new restrictions, measures, closures, and other rules. Officials claim the move will help prevent Covid-19 in the province as cases have steadily been rising for the most part regionally. The decision was, it is to be noted, made by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, with the central ... » Learn More about Reader Talkback Results: What do you think about Chonburi becoming a maximum control zone and getting tougher restrictions?