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‘Shabby chic’ vacation homes in Mexico: How to achieve the look

Shabby chic styles can still look upscale. Photo: Courtesy Most people who own vacation or retirement homes in...

Suspect arrested in Progreso fatal stabbing of Canadian man

The killing of a foreign resident in Progreso has friends upset. Photo: SSP Progreso, Yucatan — A suspect...

Long-standing problems bring risk of more blackouts in Yucatan

Aging transmission lines and declining natural gas production could spell more blackouts on the Peninsula this summer and into 2020.

Boats at Arrecife Alacranes will be checked for rats and other invaders

Conanp seeks to prevent another rat infestation at Scorpion Reef's delicate ecosystem.

Canadian man dies of stab wounds in Progreso home

A Canadian man was stabbed to death Friday morning in an apartment he rented on Calle 25, police said.

Citizens feel compassion, cynicism about street begging in Merida

An informal newspaper poll revealed complicated emotions about panhandling in Yucatan's capital.

Sibarita Downtown Tour Vol. 2

The second edition of the Sibarita Downtown Tour is presented by Jaguar and Club Sibarita. A van...

Cross-cultural perspectives at Amaro art show

Art that represents both Mérida and the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean is focus of "The Eclectic Caimito," which opens today at El Foro Cultural Amaro.

Destination mitzvahs could be Cancun’s next travel niche

A 3-day event was cheaper and less stressful than what a N.J. family would have found at home.

How to make your bedroom a luxurious escape

It doesn't take thousands of dollars to make a bedroom in your home in Mexico a luxurious getaway.

Ground swallows street in Garcia Gineres

A huge sinkhole formed Tuesday morning on Calle 28 between 29 and 31 in Col. Garcia Gineres.

Mayan Train’s fast track raises concerns

Less ambitious train projects elsewhere have taken longer than Lopez Obrador will be in office.

Yucatan’s beaches get clean bill of health for Easter week

Here is how 17 beaches in Yucatan rank, and where Quintana Roo was flagged as unhealthy.

Merida offers free history tours for Easter season

The city offers free walking tours of Merida's historic points. Photo: Ayuntamiento Merida, Yucatan — To entertain and...

Carnival ship rescues Cubans stranded off Yucatan coast

The U.S. Coast Guard said it worked with a cruise ship to rescue 23 people adrift for days in the Gulf...

U.S. willing to invest in Mayan Train, says Lopez Obrador

Funds would be part of a larger aid package for southern Mexico.

Expats in Yucatan keep registry busy with births, marriages and divorces

Life goes on for residents who have moved to Yucatan from abroad.

Sunday’s cold front will break today’s ‘brutal’ heat

April is one of Merida's hottest months. Photo: Desde el Balcon Merida, Yucatan — "It was brutal."

Blackouts in Yucatan are seen as suspicious

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that power outages on the Yucatan Peninsula could be due more than just an accidental fire.

AMLO in Yucatan to meet with U.S. official, business leaders

For the second time since taking office, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will visit Yucatan today. His itinerary is packed.

A weekend in Mexico City: Eat, drink and see sites

A weekend is all it takes for visitors to devour great food, see amazing art and architecture — and make their Instagram accounts a lot more interesting.

3 Mexican expressions that confuse expats

Illustration: Getty Before I came here, I knew a tiny amount of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. But guess...

Camino de Flores uprooted out of Mejorada for larger space

Now based at Merida's Parque de la Paz, the "Flower Trail" blooms once again on Friday.

Mexico spared measles outbreak, but travelers headed abroad are warned

Given the measles outbreak in Europe and the United States, Mexico's Ministry of Health recommended travelers take preventive measures.