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Repaving on Mérida-Progreso highway to snarl traffic for the next 55 days

The state highway department is preparing for 55 days of road work on the Mérida-Progreso highway.

‘Maya steamroller,’ which helped build ancient highways, is being restored

Restoration work has begun on a "Mayan steamroller" that helped pave pre-Hispanic mega highways more than 1,200 years ago.

What we know so far about the Festival de las Animas 2019

Traditional costumes honor Yucatán's Hanal Pixan heritage. Photo: Ayuntamiento Merida's Paseo de las Animas 2019 will take to...

Engineering school in Chuburná results from pact with Querétaro

A Querétaro Aeronautical University campus in Chuburná is one of the first products of a new collaboration between Yucatan's port city of Progreso and the city of El Marqués, 1,500 km away.

Yucatan leads Mexico in cases as flu season begins

Photo: File / Sipse Just one week into flu season, the president of the Yucatan Health Commission warned...

AA calls for tighter restrictions on alcohol sales in Yucatan

AA members meet in Yucatan, where a national meeting of the organization is being held this weekend. Photo: Sipse

Merida offers public spaces to artists around the world

Photo: Courtesy With the backing of consular officials, the Merida City Council cast a global net for its...

Old Costco transformed into Leonardo da Vinci’s studio

Leonardo da Vinci is the focus of a new exhibit coming to Merida. Photo: Courtesy "The Universe of...

Progreso beach will be 1st in Yucatan fly the Blue Flag of eco-friendliness

The port city of Progreso is on the cusp of obtaining Blue Flag Mexico certification for complying with various environmental protection standards, said Mayor Julián Zacarías Curi.

Merida tops Condé Nast Traveler Small Cities list

Mérida was named the best small city in the world in a Condé Nast Traveler readers' poll.

UN supports Mayan Train, but calls for ‘comprehensive plan’

The United Nations expressed its support Monday for the Mayan Train, one of Mexico's pet infrastructure projects.

Dream job: Hacienda property managers wanted

Here is an opportunity for a couple qualified to manage a luxury hacienda property outside Merida.

‘Cabecitas Blancas’ program will reunite Yucatecan families in the U.S.

The Cabecitas Blancas lets parents visit their grown children in the United States. Photo: Courtesy Rafael Chimal Hau...

Yucatan has Mexico’s 1st high-tech fashion prototyping center

With the inauguration of Indumental, a design, innovation and prototyping laboratory for the garment industry, the region is no longer just a place where clothes are assembled in factories.

Yucatan Animal Network warns of increasing cat adoptions for macabre purposes

Photo: Getty The Yucatan Animal Network Facebook community, which is focused on pet rescues, is issuing a timely...

Burger King’s spicy new burger is ‘Only for Mexicans’

A commercial for Burger King Mexico pokes fun at Americans who can't handle their spicy new burger. Photo: Adweek

Solar energy and other eco-friendly options for your home in Mexico

Looking for ways to make your home eco-friendlier? Here are some things to consider to be more...

Wild cat expert casts doubt on upbeat Mexico Jaguar census

Juan Carlos Faller Menéndez. Photo: Twitter A group of environmentalists are casting doubt on the claims of an...