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Manzanillo

(mänsänē`yō), city (1994 est. pop. 98,000), Granma prov., SE Cuba, a port on the Guacanayabo Gulf of the Caribbean Sea. A leading city on Cuba's southern coast, Manzanillo is a commercial center and the exportation point for the agricultural produce (sugarcane, rice, tobacco) of the Cauto plain. The city was founded in 1784 and was long a smuggling center involving British merchants from Jamaica. An attack by Great Britain on Manzanillo in 1792 destroyed numerous Spanish ships in the harbor and led to the fortification of the city.

Manzanillo,

city (1990 pop. 67,697), Colima state, SW Mexico. One of Mexico's chief Pacific ports, Manzanillo has a fine harbor and modern rail and highway connections with Mexico City. It handles many imports and ships out minerals, fruit, and lumber. Excellent beaches, a tropical climate, and resources for hunting and fishing have made Manzanillo a popular resort.

Manzanillo

 

a city and port on the Pacific coast in Mexico, in the state of Colima. Population, 40,000 (1969). Manzanillo is a transportation and trade and distribution center, linked by railroad with Mexico City and Guadalajara. Manzanillo has a fishing industry and a fish-processing factory. Other industries include processing of agricultural raw materials, ship repairing, and sawmilling. Sugar and coffee are exported from Manzanillo.


Manzanillo

 

a city and port in southern Cuba, in Oriente Province. Population, 78,000 (1970). Manzanillo is a transportation junction. Shipbuilding (fishing boats) and salt-water fishing are leading industries, and there are sugar refineries, manufacturers of building materials, and a fish-processing plant. The city is the center of a large plantation region (sugar). Textile and leather and shoe industries are also in Manzanillo.

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The company has further said that the energy generation facility will be established in the Cuyutlon/ Tepalcates Beach in Manzanillo of the Colima State of Mexico.
Por si fuera poco, la deficiente operacion de los capitanes de puerto, los contralmirantes Antonio Vargas Aguirre, de Lazaro Cardenas, y Marcelino Tapia Minjares, de Manzanillo, provoco que--de acuerdo con cifras de la SCT--, en 2015 el arribo de barcos extranjeros bajara 12%; contrario a Altamira, Tamaulipas, y Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, operados aun por civiles, en donde se incremento.
Rain pounded Manzanillo late on Thursday while people took last-minute measures ahead of Patricia, which quickly grew from a tropical storm into a Category 5 hurricane, leaving authorities scrambling to make people safe.
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico operates 12 airports throughout Mexico's Pacific region, including the major cities of Guadalajara and Tijuana, the four tourist destinations of Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, La Paz and Manzanillo, and six mid-sized cities: Hermosillo, Guanajuato, Morelia, Aguascalientes, Mexicali and Los Mochis.
A tropical storm watch was in effect from Manzanillo north to Cabo Corrientes, and dangerous surf and riptides were forecast.
An oversized aluminum pipe and sprinkler factory in Manzanillo opened in 1977 to provide irrigation systems for 200,000 hectares a year--enough to irrigate over half the island's croplands within a decade.
A 510-foot freighter was detained last week in Manzanillo, Panama, on the eastern end of the Canal, for allegedly carrying 240 tons of contraband Cuban weapons bound for North Korea.
DOCKED 3 The ship being held in Manzanillo yesterday
Cosme is centered about 320 miles (515 kilometers) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving northwest at 14 mph (22 kph).
Port of Manzanillo total tonnage growth in 2013 is estimated to hit 6.
Maersk is one of the main users of the Panama Canal, the ports of Balboa and Manzanillo and the Panama Railroad.