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How Mexico Built Cancun Using Computer Models

Cancún, Mexico, is a popular tourist destination on the Yucatán Peninsula with 14 miles of high-rise hotels next to white-sand beaches. But Cancún hasn’t been a tourist draw as long as you would think. As late as the 1960s and early 70s, the area where Cancún now sits was nothing but sand dunes, jungle, and a tiny fishing village.

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