Cozumel News I Cozumel Readies for Independence Day Celebrations

In preparation for Cozumel’s Mexican Independence celebrations,  Mayor, Fredy Marrufo,  crowned Karla Mercedes Mendoza as the winner of the contest “Embajadora Independencia 2014” (Independence Ambassador 2014, in English). The crowning ceremony took place in the Andres Quintana Roo park, which is located in front of the Palacio Municipal Cozumel.  In addition to beauty and grace, the Embajadora Independencia is given the task of promoting patriotic values ​​among Cozumel’s youth.

Additionally, the Embajadora Independencia will also be on hand for the traditional re-enactment of the “Grito de Dolores,” which is the cry that fueled the independence in 1810. Cozumel’s “Grito” will take place on the evening of September 15th,   when local residents and visitors congregate around the Palacio Municipal to participate in the ceremonies lead by the Mayor of Cozumel from the balcony at 11:00 p.m. Following the “grito” is an impressive fireworks display and other festivities including traditional foods as well as musical and folkloric dance performances. On September 16, Independence Day, the celebrations continue with a parade that goes through Cozumel’s downtown waterfront. Throughout the week, residents and visitors are invited to visit a fair near the Palacio Municipal  that includes food stands, games, dancing and shopping

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Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 18 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weeklyCozumel 4 You news,social media, and promotional articles about the island, as well as moderates the Cozumel 4 You Facebook group, which currently has over 25,000 members. Her long suffering husband, Fabian, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.
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Una ex yanqui de Connecticut quien llama hogar a Cozumel desde hace más de 15 años. Laura escapó al Caribe hace años, desplazándose de una isla a otra dando clases de BUCEO. Se dedicó a perder el tiempo en Jamaica y finalmente se detuvo en Cozumel para pasar unas vacaciones de 2 semanas que aún no terminan. Convenciendo a sus padres que pagaran una elegante universidad privada, obtuvo su título en Periodismo y Laura crea semanalmente Cozumel 4You, medios sociales y artículos promocionales sobre la Isla y también es moderadora en el grupo Cozumel 4 You en Facebook que actualmente cuenta con 25,000 miembros. Fabián, s umuy tolerante marido, desde hace mucho tiempo se resignó a no tener vida privada, pues se ha visto implicado en los diversos proyectos y planes que urde Laura. Son orgullosos padres de diversos perros y gatos rescatados. Mientras contempla su paso a través de la vida en el Caribe mexicano,Laura continúa siendo la pesadilla en la existencia de su muy tradicional suegra mexicana.

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