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a popular island resort off the northeastern tip of the Yucatan peninsula

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Though there's nothing close to an officially gay beach here, Playa Delfines (also called Playa del Rey) in the hotel zone's south has become Cancun's de facto pink sun-and-sand area.
More than just a popular vacation spot, Cancun generates a significant source of income for the country as a whole.
In December 2005, over 1,000 people, mostly from the Korean Peasants League (KPL), along with Thai peasants, workers and activists, were arrested and jailed during the last day of direct actions against the WTO 6th Ministerial Conference talks in Hong Kong--more than had been at WTO Cancun 2003 or Seattle in 1999.
Manual chairs and scooters are also available to help Cancun visitors who are not full-time chair users get the most out of tours and their visits.
We opted to stay at the same hotel as last October - the Riu Cancun. We were keen to give it a second chance because it had made such an impression on us.
In Cancun, the heavy flooding washed out several stretches of beach, exposing the foundations of some hotels.
Eduardo Paniagua, head of the Cancun chapter of the Mexican Association of Travel Agents, made many visits to a rural Maya community to obtain permission from the elders to not only perform the ritual, but also open it to the public.
Cancun is so wall-to-wall with hotels that in many cases the only beach access is through a lobby.
Following the tradition of alternating sites in the United States and elsewhere, the next annual meeting will be at the beautiful Mexican city of Cancun. It will take place from 1 to 5 July and is being organized by the Instituto Politecnico Nacional (IPN), a prestigious Mexican university, under the coordination of Agustin Delgado and an enthusiastic group of professors.
Cancun's expansion as a tourism and distribution center has developed the construction of the highway Cancun-Playa del Carmen-Tulum, favored by the construction industry, that is the second largest sector in the economy in the State.
Trade ministers from 146 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), representing 93 percent of global commerce, convened in Cancun, Mexico, in September 2003.
Cancun is beautiful and romantic, hosting flawless beaches, great nightlife, and historic pyramid ruins.