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Interjet flight cancelations continue; consumer agency takes names and numbers

Mexico's Interjet airline has canceled dozens of flights between March 25 and 30 at the International Airport of Mexico City, affecting approximately 4,722 customers, the Federal Consumer Attorney (Profeco) confirmed.

Merida joins lights-out campaign, taking a stand against climate change

Yucatan's capital joins cities around the world to mark Earth Hour.

What to do with sargassum: Make tennis shoes

Destructive seaweed is good for the sole, inventor finds.

Progreso’s tech hub dreams defended as federal overhaul threatens economic zones

Federal plan could undermine the work of 3 state administrations, says Coparmex president.

U.S. trade war with China is a bonanza for Mexico

Mexico has seen big gains in shipments to the U.S. in categories where competing Chinese goods were hit with tariffs.

Poachers shot in fight to save last vaquita porpoises

A fisherman hauls up a critically endangered vaquita porpoise accidentally entangled in his net in 2008. Entanglement in fishing gear threatens...

Do you have a rental property? A checklist for the landlord.

Little things mean a lot when you want good reviews online, and repeat guests.

Ancient Maya farms found in Yucatan Peninsula wetlands

University of Cincinnati geography professor Nicholas Dunning, left, and assistant professor Christopher Carr have been studying ancient Maya sites in Mexico....

Plaza Grande rally to support transgender community in Yucatan

A rally to support what they call "the most vulnerable and marginalized of the minorities" is planned Sunday in the main square.

Pile on the panuchos at Valladolid’s 1st-ever festival

An excuse to indulge in one of the region’s most succulent bean-filled snacks, the first-ever Valladolid Panucho Festival is Saturday, March 30.

Compromise between noisy Merida nightclubs, residents remains to be seen

City officials continue to tread cautiously in their attempt to mitigate noise pollution in the Centro.

University site investigated for ancient Mayan remains

Mexico's new university in Ticul won't get very far until some possible Mayan remains or artifacts at the site are sorted out.

Casa Farolitos: All you need to live well in the Centro

Casa Farolitos is one those Centro rarities that affords its owners prime location, ample space and the coveted north-south orientation to catch the prevailing coastal breezes.

2020 Tianguis Turistico will preview Mayan Train stops

The fact that Merida was chosen as the 2020 site for the national tourist fair is evidence that Yucatan is a priority for the federal government.

Mexico demands apology from Spain, Vatican over injustices to indigenous people

AMLO has demanded Spanish King Felipe VI and Pope Francis apologize for historical abuses of colonialism and the conquest of Mexico.

Cancer patients fly to private Cancun clinic for alternative treatments and a dose of...

Patients are normally indistinguishable from any other tourist who visit just for fun and relaxation.

2020 tourist fair has Yucatan budgeting for road construction, transportation plan

State officials are apparently aware that growing congestion issues could leave a bad impression.

Dust devil whips up Chichen Itza a day after Spring Equinox

A day after tourists came to Yucatan to see a "serpent" climb down a temple's steps, a different natural phenomenon wowed tourists.

Mexico takes steps to save last 10 vaquita porpoises

The federal government said it will use buoys to mark the protected home of the world's most endangered marine mammal.

Spring Equinox in Mexico brings out thousands seeking New Age energy

It was a fine day for a Spring Equinox in Merida. Thousands flocked to Yucatan's...

Fines, prison possible for U.S. couple accused of illegally fencing off Yucatan beach

The Virginia couple that allegedly fenced off their beach property in Santa Clara, Yucatan, faces up to 12 years in prison and a 102,680-peso fine.

Canada warned about mining practices in Mexico

Mexico's new ambassador to Canada has started off his tenure with a strong message to mining countries operating on his home turf.