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Tulum, The Anti-Cancun Clings To Caribbean Charm

Sumptuous beaches and low-key vibes in Tulum, on Mexico's Caribbean coast, have attracted those keen to avoid the crowds and bling of the most popular resorts. But will it last?

Ruins with a view
Ruins with a view
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TULUM — This "Mayan Riviera" town is known for both dreamy beaches and crystalline waters, as well as rare Mayan ruins. We can say that Tulum is everything nearby Cancún is not. Instead of noisy hotels, it features environmentally friendly bungalow-style tourist lodgings. Prices remain affordable. And the main consumers here continue to be of the "hippy" or backpacking variety.

Changes, however, are afoot. Thanks to surge in attention from real estate investors, Tulum may well go the way of Cancún and Playa del Carmen, former fishing towns that are now top international tourism destinations.

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How Millennials And Boomers See Putin's Nuclear Threats Differently

Baby boomers who grew up under the threat of nuclear armageddon warn against a nuclear escalation of the war in Ukraine. But the younger generations are not cowed by Putin's blackmail. And that’s a very good thing.

Anti-nuclear bomb activists protest during Hiroshima Day Action in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 2020.

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BERLIN — It is a sentence that no German Chancellor had ever had to utter before. “I am doing everything I can to prevent an escalation that would lead to World War III. There must not be a nuclear war,” said Olaf Scholz.

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