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New power plant moves forward as CFE promises natural gas in Yucatan

Miguel Santiago Reyes Hernández, director general of CFEnergía, explains how natural gas might reach the Yucatan Peninsula. Photo: CFE

Progreso’s infrastructure upgrades are under way

A government entourage tours an aging pumping station that serves Progreso. It will be replaced as part of a series of...

Panucho festival in Ermita de Santa Isabel is Merida’s latest food event

The Santa Isabel church guild is organizing a panucho festival. Photo: Diario de Yucatan Yucatan is getting crowded...

Yucatan seen as medical capital of southeastern Mexico and Central America

Officials tour Faro del Mayab Hospital in Merida, Yucatan. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — With the opening of...

Leones lose Game 3 in Serie del Rey to Acereros

Fans pack the Kukulcan Alamo Stadium in Merida for Game 3 of the Serie del Rey (King Series) on Friday. Photo:...

On the market: Character-filled Casa Pila in San Sebastian

A brand new home, filled with character and built with attention to detail has just recently come on...

University students design noise monitors for the Centro Historico

The city and the the state university are working together on a campaign against noise pollution. Photo: UADY

Beekeepers in Tizimín prepare to sue after pesticides wipe out hives

Beekeepers in the Yohactun Hidaglo neighborhood are gathering court evidence after a mass die-off in their hives.

Steel beams indicate an ambitious Siglo XXI expansion

The Siglo XXI convention center's expansion is on track. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — The city's future as a...

Serie del Rey heads to Merida with a tie

Yoanner Negrin took the loss in Wednesday's Serie del Rey matchup in Monclova. Photo: Leones Monclova, Coah. — A...

Yucatan opens Serie del Rey with a 5-4 win

César Valdez struck out 13 to beat Monclova 5-4 in an electrifying starter of the Serie del Rey. Photo: Leones

Thomas Cook collapse strands unknown numbers of tourists in Merida

The loss of Thomas Cook is a loss to the Yucatan. But first, present-day tourists need to find a way home....

After collector dies, Mayan archaeological treasures returned to public view

Ancient Mayan pieces were delivered by Mónica Naranjo Talancón to the director in Yucatán of INAH. They belonged to her late...

Ricky Martin sings for world peace at close of Nobel Prize conference

Merida, Yucatan — Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin closed out the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates with a...

‘House Hunters’ host, who introduced countless viewers to Merida, succumbs to cancer

The original "House Hunters" host, Suzanne Whang, has died at age 56. Photo: HGTV The original "House Hunters"...

Looters are raiding treasures in the Mayan city of X’baatún

A Spanish archeologist is calling on authorities to protect a ancient Mayan city from looters, who have been making off with pre-Hispanic...

Diego Luna blasts Yucatan lawmakers for denying equal marriage rights

Diego Luna criticized Yucatan lawmakers for preventing marriage-equality laws from passing. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — On the...

Nobel Peace Prize laureates arrive in Merida for World Summit

Dozens of Nobel laureates have arrived to take part in the world summit devoted to world peace.

Leons sweep Diablos, advance to Serie Rey for national title

Photo: Leones Merida, Yucatan — The Leones are kings of the south! Yucatan swept the Mexico...

‘Camino del Mayab’ creates 100-km walkable trail in Yucatan

Photo: EcoGuerreros A "Camino del Mayab" will allow hikers and bikers to explore a 100-kilometer walking circuit that...

To spray or not to spray your furniture? It’s no longer a question

Nothing takes a beating in your home in Mexico like your upholstered furniture. But is Scotchgard still the best protection?

Austerity plan continues as AMLO shorts Yucatan budget

Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal takes part in Monday's Independence Day ceremonies in Merida. Photo: Courtesy Federal aid...

Merida, ‘flooded’ with construction projects, will get 25,000 new homes in 2019

The Harbor mall in Merida, built in 2018, has a water-and-light show. Photo: Courtesy Some 150 real estate...

For Independence Day, 40,000 join Yucatan governor to cheer ¡Viva México!

Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal leads "el grito" at the government palace late Saturday night. Photo: Punto Medio