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Yucatan’s abandoned public cultural centers to be revived

Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal vowed to expand Yucatan's Casa de la Cultura program.

Merida builds up ‘without rhyme or reason,’ says visiting prof

New high rises can appear anywhere in Merida. Photo: Punto Medio Merida, Yucatan — Big cities with vision,...

To avoid robberies, cargo trucks may be ferried to Yucatan

The port of Veracruz. Photo: Getty Merida, Yucatan — State officials are analyzing whether it makes sense to haul...

Heras leads Yucatan to tie series with Durango

Leo Heras of the Leones. Photo: Leones Durango, Dgo. — Leo Heras launched a ferocious offensive to command...

12 Caribbean nations huddle in Mexico over sargassum woes

A worker cleans a beach in Tulum, Mexico, on June 15. Photo: Getty Twelve Caribbean nations whose beaches...

Leones add former Mariners, Rays pitcher Josh Lueke to its roster

Josh Lueke, who was on the Tampa Bay Rays when he played against the Yankees in 2014, has signed on with...

Durango ends Valdez’s perfect record, beating Yucatan 6-1

Cesar Valdez, pitcher for the Leones de Yucatan. Photo: Leones Durango, Dgo. — Perhaps tired from a fourth consecutive...

Progreso cleans up, getting ready to celebrate 148th anniversary

Intense cleaning, conditioning and lighting work is being carried out in time for Thursday's festivities to mark the port city's 148th anniversary.

More growth at Siglo XXI, cruise port and Xcanatun

Investors are betting on more business and leisure travelers coming to Yucatan.

Yucatan surpasses Vallarta and Los Cabos as a favorite summer vacation destination

Merida is a natural base for exploring places like Uxmal. Above, the Nunnery Quadrangle has a ball court in the foreground....

Keeping your kitchen appliances alive in Mexico’s killer conditions

Photo: Courtesy My husband and I purchased our condo in paradise just over 10 years ago. Other than our...

Carnival replaces Sunrise with a much larger cruise ship in Progreso

The Carnival Dream sets sail on its first voyage from its new home port of Galveston on May 13, heading to...

Looters grab 3,700 eggs from sea turtle nests in Yucatan

Discovery mars an otherwise healthy nesting season.

In Merida’s changing skyline, 30 new ‘skyscrapers’ are coming

Via Montejo, which opened in 2018, added numerous high-rises along Merida's periferico. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — The...

Star pitcher Negrin leads Yucatan to 4-2 win over Aguascalientes

The Leones' Yoanner Negrin struck out 10 hitters over seven innings Thursday. Photo: Leones Aguascalientes, Aga. — ...

Yucatan study shows how resilient the coral reef really is

Coral, like this off the coast of Cozumel, could suffer from skeleton density issues. Photo: Getty A study...

Water will be shut off for 120,000 customers overnight

Merida, Yucatan — Repairs to a water main leak will affect more houses than initially thought....

‘Why We Left’: Expat book encourages women to move to Mexico

The "Anthology of American Women Expats" collects testimony from 27 women "who made the move and couldn’t be happier."

Proposal to punish parents who put kids on motorcycles is set aside

Municipalities object to ban, so lawmaker goes back to the drawing board

Plan to move Merida airport took most by surprise

Mexico's plans for a new Merida airport, unknown to the public until Tuesday, surprised local business leaders who days before were also taken off guard by sudden promises to fix Yucatan's failing power grid.

Rieleros takes revenge and tie series with Leones

A two-run triple in the fourth inning sealed the Leones' fate when they fell to the Rieleros de Aguascalientes 14-3.

Increased summertime police patrols begin today in the Centro

A ceremony at the Plaza Grande kicks off increased police presence in Merida's Centro Historico. Photo: Courtesy Merida,...

Carriage horse falls in busy hotel zone intersection

A horse fell to the pavement after apparently being clipped by a passing dump truck. Photo: Faceboook Merida,...

New Merida airport, linking to Maya Train, is proposed

A new international airport, in a location that would link it to the Mayan Train, was floated by Fonatur.