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Fake Christmas expo advertised on cloned Siglo XXI Facebook page

The fake Facebook page advertised a phony three-day Christmas expo and attempted to sell booths for 2,500 pesos.

Can Mexico go all the way in the 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League?

Mexico's fans at 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Photo: Дмитрий Садовников / Wikipedia Mexico’s chances of winning...

Day of the Dead: From Aztec goddess worship to modern Mexican celebration

By Kirby Farah, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Day of the Dead might sound like a...

Airfare skyrockets, seats vanish as Hanal Pixán approaches

Hanal Pixan celebrates memories of our loved ones. Photo: File Merida, Yucatan — Hanal Pixan celebrations have become...

Just who is La Catrina, anyway?

La Catrina's origins can be traced to an early parody from a lithographer named José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913).

Shark tooth fossils, millions of years old, found in Merida cenote

At the bottom a newly discovered cenote in Cholul comes another find: Vestiges of sharks that have been extinct for more than five million years.

The cold, hard truth about buying a fridge in Mexico

A side by side refrigerator is cheaper than the French door style. Photo: Courtesy Purchasing the right refrigerator...

On the market: Warm and welcoming Casa de la Paz

Casa de la Paz is one of those homes you fall in love the moment you step in....

Common misconceptions about the Day of the Dead celebration

Photo: Getty The Day of the Dead is not the Mexican version of Halloween. Mexicans have celebrated the...

Clocks go back 1 hour as Daylight Saving Time ends in Mexico

Most people in Mexico will want to set their clocks back one hour heading to bed Saturday....

Mexico seeks 388% hike in tourist tax as funds for Mayan Train come due

Photo: Getty A bill making its way through the federal legislature would increase the immigration services tax by...

Ambassador meets active expats living in Merida

Ambassador Christopher Landau's first visit to Merida was led, in part, by Mayor Renan Barrera Concha. Photo: Courtesy

Camino de Flores returns to Parque de la Paz for Day of the Dead

With a Day of the Dead theme, this year’s edition of the traditional Camino de Flores is...

Disney to test the waters at Progreso’s cruise ship port

Photo: Disney By 2021, Yucatan will welcome 50 new cruise ships from around the world, including the Disney...

Trans child in Yucatan allowed official gender change

A transgender 12-year-old was allowed to change the gender on their birth certificate. Photo: La Jornada Maya In...

Anunciando la 6ta Guía de Thanksgiving 2019 por Yucatan Expat Life

Si tu restaurante esta ofreciendo un menu de Thanksgiving el jueves 28 de noviembre, avísanos por adelantado.

On the market: Casa Vientos Alisios and its endless entertaining space

One of Merida's most spectacular and innovative homes, Casa Vientos Alisios, is on the market.

One of Merida’s twin mansions is up for sale

One of Las Casas Cámara, better known as the Casas Gemelas (Twin Houses), can be yours for a cool US$18 million.

Expat voters from Canada gear up for rules change

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks in an election rally in Brampton,Canada, on Thursday. Photo: Arindam Shivaani / NurPhoto via Getty Images

Yucatan coast wakes up to vivid red skies

Thursday's red dawn on the Gulf Coast was a social media sensation.

British Museum and Google open Maya collections to a wider, online audience

The British museum used glass negatives from the 19th century to help recreate vestiges of the Maya world. Photo: Google

Xmatkuil Fair chooses new queen after backlash at foreign appointee

María Eugenia Nava del Río was selected queen of Yucatan's state fair. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — After...

2 more cruise ships coming to Progreso in ’21

Carnival is planning on sending two more cruise ships — and a lot more tourists — to Progreso.

Interjet to increase flights to from CDMX, Havana to Yucatan

Photo: Getty Low-cost airline Interjet will increase its number of flights to Yucatan starting Nov. 3.