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Mexico has more endangered species than any other country, report states

Deforestation is a major problem in Mexico. Photo: UNAM Although Mexico is home to between 60 and 70...

Neighbor narcs on marijuana crop; field seized peacefully

Photo: Getty Merida, Yucatan — Military and police officers seized a marijuana garden Thursday after a neighbor complained...

Negrin, Valdez spur Yucatan to 3-1 win over Tijuana

A tough series ended on a high note when the Leones faced Mexican League rivals near the U.S. border.

Smaller taxi group bows out of Monday’s strike

Taximetro wont' be part of a nationwide strike on Monday. Photo: File Not all the taxi unions are...

Progreso beach vendors fight city hall, find compromise

Vendors from along the malecon have already achieved some measure of victory while announcing the formation of a new group to protect their interests.

U.S. court upholds ban meant to protect vaquita

Rebuffing a White House appeal, A U.S. federal judge upheld a ban on fish and shrimp caught with gillnets in the uppermost part of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.

Tijuana comes from behind to beat Yucatan

Junior Lake hit a walk-off solo homer as the Toros defeated the Leones de Yucatan 3-2 in an exciting game on Wednesday in Tijuana

Rare commercial flight to land at Chichen Itza airport

By early afternoon today, Chichen Itza International Airport will have welcomed its first commercial flight in many years.

Despite late rally, Yucatan falls to Tijuana 6-5

The Lions of Yucatan set up a fierce rally in the eighth inning but could not avoid falling 6-5 against the Toros de Tijuana.

Fuel theft discovered on pipeline at Merida-Progreso highway

Army and federal police were called to the scene of a clandestine fuel tap in Yucatan. Photo: La Jornada Maya

A warning about wood furniture in Mexico

Many expats buying wood furniture for their new homes in Mexico are not necessarily familiar with the different environment and vendors here.

Beer truck overturns to avoid hitting accident victim

A beer truck lost its cargo after flipping to avoid hitting an injured pedestrian. Photo: Sipse video Merida,...

Avoiding haters on shows like ‘House Hunters International’

Photo: HGTV We saw it happen again. A young couple from the States goes on one of those...

Leones beat Tijuana 4-2, winning series in a historic night of baseball

Tight pitching from Jose Samayoa led to the Leones' 4-2 victory, and a series win, over the Toros de Tijuana.

Politics blamed as fewer U.S. tourists visit Yucatan Peninsula

Tourism in Yucatan and Quintana Roo grew 3 percent last year, when counting travelers from everywhere but the United States.

Environment minister replaced after she delays flight

Manuel Velasco is President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's new environment minister. Photo: File The former governor of Chiapas...

Hernandez’s double leads Yucatan to 4-3 win over Tijuana

Hector Hernandez hit a run-scoring double in the fifth inning, leading the Leones de Yucatan to a 4-3 win over the Toros de Tijuana on Saturday.

The good-sleep checklist you need before furnishing your bedroom

Photo: Courtesy When furnishing a new home in Mexico for clients, I have a checklist that helps create...

Green turtles’ tumors cause alarm in Mexico’s Caribbean coast

While the tumors sometimes go away on their own, there is no treatment or surgery to address FP.

Obituary reveals Merida-based blogger died from asthma attack

Rachel Jones traveled the world before she was apparently cut down by an asthma attack in Florida. Photo: Snyder Funeral Home

Restaurants challenged for encroaching on Santa Lucia park space

As in Progreso, tables and chairs in the Centro should not claim permanent positions in public spaces, a business leader says.

Merida English Library shuts down so renovations can conclude

The Merida English Library's multipurpose classroom and rear garden, in an architect's rendering. Return those borrowed books as...

Vendors’ property cleared from Progreso beaches, malecon

Vendors in Progreso can no longer leave furniture for rent on the beach or walkway overnight.

Storm forecasters closely monitor Yucatan’s Gulf coast

Accuweather is watching the southern Gulf of Mexico for possible tropical storm development by June 1. Illustration: YEL / Getty Images