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Sargassum blob, larger than Cozumel approaching Cancun at height of summer season

Sargassum Monitoring Network Cancun, Quintana Roo — On one of the biggest summer weekends for the resort, a sargassum...

Vigil at Merida consulate demands the U.S. ‘close the camps’

Dozens of protesters, many American, protest the U.S. Consulate in Merida over child separation policies on the border. Photo: Courtesy

Saraperos puts brakes on Leones

Five Leones produced more than two hits despite losing against Saltillo on Friday. Photo: Leones Saltillo, Coahuila —...

Leones sweep Union Laguna decisively, 14-3

Jose Samayoa allowed only a couple of runs and struck out four in six innings on Thursday. Photo: Leones

Scruggs, Liddi lead Yucatan to 6th straight series win

Xavier Scruggs helped the Leones ensure its sixth consecutive series win on Wednesday. Photo: Leones Torreon, Coahuila —...

Merida on top of Travel + Leisure reader’s poll for 4th consecutive year

OK, so maybe Merida is a long shot to become Conde Nast Traveler's "Best City in the World," but here's a consolation prize if we need it.

Made in the shade: Awnings pay off in numerous ways

As it gets hotter and more humid here in Mexico, we get more requests for solutions that help keep things cooler.

1 arrested after Itzimna home invasion is foiled

A home invasion on the Itzimna-Alcala Martin line was foiled. Suspects fled in a red Versa, much like the one that...

Back on the road, Leones devour Union Laguna

Walter Ibarra and Jonathan Jones face Laguna at the start of a new series on Tuesday. Photo: Leones

Yucatan scientists invent a better building block

Photo: Sipse As part of the NoBI Sureste program promoted by the Scientific Research Center of Yucatán (CICY), researcher Emmanuel...

Inflation in Merida surges past the national average

Avocado prices rose sharply in Merida this year, part of the reason why the city's inflation rate was higher than the...

Mayan Train is long on ambitions, short on investors

The Calakmul Biosphere Reserve would be busier if a Mayan Train took tourists there. Photo: Getty Even more...

Ice cream festival revives traditional flavors of Yucatan

Tizimin's first-ever ice cream fair promotes Yucatan flavors.

Corner stores, endangered by CFE bills, to get solar panels

Tienditas in Merida are always looking for ways to stay afloat. Photo: File Merida, Yucatan — Dozens of...

Merida lost 35% of its historic buildings in the last decade

Ruins are still common in Merida's historic center. Photo: Sipse Merida, Yucatan — The city lost over a...

Yucatan wins 5th straight series with 7-3 triumph over Durango

Pitcher Jonas Garibay had a dream Mexican League debut while Xavier Scruggs and Leo Heras each homered to give the Leones a fifth consecutive series win.

Pasaje Picheta, after 19 months of renovations, due to open this month

The Pasaje Picheta may reopen sometime this month after a reconstruction project that began in December 2017.

Yucatan private businesses to form tourism council following federal cutbacks

Photo: Sipse Merida, Yucatan — Without much backing on the federal level, Yucatan will take tourism promotion into...

Emergency alerts in English and French will reach growing community of foreigners

Hurricane Gilberto in Yucatán Friday, Sept. 14, 1988. Photo: Facebook Merida, Yucatan — Recognizing a growing population of...

Light show dims at Chichen Itza after lightning zaps equipment

Chichen Itza's iconic pyramid. Photo: File Chichen Itza's "Noches de Kukulkan" won't be quite as bright after damage...

8 out of 10 in survey oppose replacing Merida airport

Nearly eight in 10 surveyed want the Merida airport to stay where it is. Photo: File Merida, Yucatan...

Durango strikes back at Yucatan with 5-3 win

Alex Liddi at bat. Photo: Leones Merida, Yucatan — The Generales de Durango attacked early to overcome the...

Mayan Train official appears to step back from La Plancha takeover

Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train coordinator who announced a proposal to roll its rail cars through...

Why did a blockchain tech company choose Merida?

A tech company with global clients chose Merida, Yucatan, to set up shop. Photo: Courtesy With potential customers...