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OperaMaya flash mob video, taken at Cancun bus station, goes viral

What seemed like a normal day at the ADO bus station quickly became special when La OperaMaya took over.

Progreso packs in the activities for 148th anniversary

The Muelle de Chocolate in Progreso. Photo: Courtesy Progreso, Yucatan — As part of the city's 148th anniversary...

‘Safe Yucatan’ program adds 4 new coastal patrol boats

Four new coastal patrols will provide surveillance, reconnaissance work and rescues along 387 kilometers of Yucatan coast.

Leones bats still hot as Scruggs, Asencio lead 9-0 win over Durango

Merida, Yucatan — Friday's series opener at Parque Kukulcan Alamo was a "party in the cave" for the Leones...

CFE admits overcharging customers by 142 million pesos

The Federal Electricity Commission, Mexicos's CFE, received 223,000 complaints from customers who said they were overcharged between...

Drag queen promotes diversity at children’s story hour in the Centro

A U.S.-born movement to promote diversity comes to Merida.

Leones take series in blowout against Aguascalientes

The Leones' Alex Liddi and Jorge Flores are pumped up in their home stadium Thursday. Photo: Leones. Merida,...

Uber promotes bank accounts in cash-centered Mexico

Uber is working with BBVA bank and Mastercard to launch a debit card for drivers in Mexico.

Merida’s U.S. Consulate marks July 4 with Apollo 11-themed party

"Today we celebrate the 243rd anniversary of the independence of the United States, and as every year, we...

Yucatan inspires a dance-party ‘jungle’ in faraway Queens, N.Y.

A Yucatan-inspired jungle has been built in Queens, N.Y., by a pair of architects who returned from a...

CFE confirms new power plant in Yucatan

Photo: Punto Medio Merida, Yucatan — After continuing problems with the power grid and a surprise promise from...

UNESCO moves to protect vaquita habitat in Gulf of California

A 2018 protest at the Mexican embassy in Washington, D.C., brings attention to the dwindling vaquita population. Photo: Getty

Here’s how to make a phone call in Mexico starting Aug. 3

Photo: Getty In another month, using the phone in Mexico will be a little simpler for everybody.

Yucatan ties series with 4-2 win over Aguascalientes

Photo: Leones Merida, Yucatan — Leo Heras hit a three-run homer, lifting the Leones de Yucatan to a...

Fallen palm creates huge mess in Parque Hidalgo

Strong winds that accompanied Wednesday afternoon's rains took down more large trees across the state.

When is the best time to buy furniture in Mexico?

You might have to wait for El Buen Fin in November to get outdoor furniture on sale. Photo: Courtesy

Leones trounced 11-3 in series opener

California-born Xavier Scruggs bats in the Leones-Aguascalientes series opener Tuesday. Photo: Leones Merida, Yucatan — Julian Castro produced...

Leones back at home, prepare for another pair of series against North Division rivals

The Leones de Yucatan in their home park in Merida. Merida, Yucatan — After an exhausting pair...

Yucatan won’t budge over alcohol sales at the beach

Progreso's palapas shield visitors from the sun. Photo: Courtesy Progreso, Yucatan — With the summer holiday season...

Yucatan gets patent for new, ‘very hot’ habanero pepper

The CICY has patented a "very hot" habenero named for the devil. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — The state's...

Merida baseball legend ‘El Coronel’ dies at 94

Leonel "El Coronel" Aldama Rossel died Monday at 94.

Dinner in the Sky: Popup restaurant to dangle over Telchac

The global Dinner in the Sky concept is daring diners to try it in Yucatan. Photo: Courtesy Anyone...

Plan to place Mayan Train station at La Plancha called dangerous

The historic train station at La Plancha. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train will enter the Centro...

Santa Lucia church loses its majestic shade tree

Heavy rains have toppled a majestic flowering tree that had graced Santa Lucia church for decades.