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Mundo Maya museum plans for big rebound

Work began after the fall election, when new state appointees deemed the huge complex a white elephant, lacking revenue-making programs.

Mayan Train could cost up to 10 times more than estimated: study

The price tag for the Mayan Train may be 10 times more than previously estimated, according to the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness.

Several swimmers, in their 20s, rescued at Chuburna beach

Is the surf at ​​Chuburná Puerto too dangerous for swimmers?

Arm yourself for sofa shopping in Mexico

I recently got a chuckle out of an article about how we use our sofas, whether in our home countries or in Mexico.

Mexico seeks to attract Chinese tourists with cultural heritage offerings

A family explores ruins at Mayapan, in Mani, Yucatan, during vacation. Photo: Getty Mexico will seek to attract...

Expats wall off beach in Santa Clara, angering neighbors

An American couple allegedly walled off their beach at Santa Clara. Photo: Facebook

Yucatan tourist ministry presses for direct flights from the UK

Yucatan state tourism officials will operate two familiarization trips for UK travel agents this year to increase awareness of the region.

Lopez Obrador promises to step down after 1 term

President responds to accusations that he's trying to bust term limit.

On verge of extinction, vaquita population estimated at under 10

After one endangered vaquita is found dead, environmentalists are more pessimistic about saving the species.

Merida chosen to host Mexico’s 2020 tourist fair

For years overlooked in favor of bigger tourist destinations, Yucatan can show off its new international convention center and highlight the Merida's growth before 10,000 travel professionals from around the world.

Why Build a ‘Museum of Light’ in La Plancha?

Three proponents of a park at La Plancha are walking away. Here's why.

2 choices for Spring Equinox sky-gazing in Yucatan

A lesser-known site close to Merida is an alternative to the crowds at Chichen Itza.

Artificial reef part of Progreso’s revitalization plan

1,400 concrete underwater structures would attract sea growth off the coast.

AMLO’s 1st 100 days: Great expectations and hard realities

A guest columnist in the New York Times marks the period as filled with announcements and proclamations, most of which won't ever see the light of day.

Classic cars rev up for Rally Maya Mexico, starting in Uxmal

The Rally Maya Mexico is back, this time starting off in Yucatan's Uxmal archaeological site.

10 fires flare up daily in hot, arid Yucatan

Amid "fire season" on the Peninsula, citizens are asked to avoid burning garbage.

Air crash victim traveled the world, but planned to return to Merida, says kin

Graziella de Louis Ponce, 63, the lone Mexican citizen to die in last weekend's deadly plane crash, was about to retire and planned to live in Merida, her friends say.

Tourism continues to grow in Yucatan, as state officials travel the globe to promote

Hotel occupancy increased 4.2 percent in January, compared to the same month last year, said the state tourism department.

Traffic accidents: 57 deaths so far this year in Yucatan

For years, the statistic has pretty much held at one traffic death every day and-a-half.

Woman from Yucatan among dead in Ethiopia air crash

Among the 157 people killed an Ethiopian Airlines crash is a woman from Yucatan who worked as a UN interpreter.

Daylight Saving Time in Mexico begins early on April 7

Most people in Mexico are being told to set their clocks ahead one hour before heading to bed on the first Sunday of April.

Massive blackout throughout Yucatan caused by fire in Campeche power station

Friday's brief but sweeping blackout was caused by a fire at a CFE station in Campeche.

Obituary: Richard A. MacLennan; loved Merida and Mayan culture

Richard A. MacLennan, much beloved husband and father, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours on January 27, 2019 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was 74.

Can Lopez Obrador save Mexico’s south?

For all the poverty in Yucatan, three states further south have seemingly intractable problems that pose a challenge to a president who calls himself a southerner.