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Color trend is good news for homeowners at the beach

Photo: Courtesy Already it is time to say goodbye to 2019 and welcome in the next decade.  Where...

Workers plug massive water leak under Centro street

Photo: Punto Medio Merida, Yucatan — Personnel from the Board of Drinking Water and Sewerage of Yucatan (Japay)...

European tourists help drive handicraft sales by 80%

Photo: Punto Medio Campeche — Shantal Tun Baeza, an artisan installed in the Parque Principal for the holiday...

Merida museum will recreate entire ‘Who’s the Boss?’ house

The city's newest attraction will make Yucatan a mecca for fans of the 1980s U.S. sitcom "Who's the Boss?"

As Meridanos sleep in, the Centro is calm on a cool Christmas morning

Photo: Punto Medio Normally hot and bustling, downtown Merida was cold and quiet for Christmas morning.

Bulk of Mexico’s flu cases are traced to 3 southeast states

File photo Unlike other years, the spread of influenza virus has been concentrated in the southeast region of...

Cold front, sargassum drive tourists away from the beach

The relative chill that has affected Yucatan since Wednesday has affected tourist-centered businesseses on the coast.

Restoration of vandalized motherhood monument nearly complete

After months of restoration work costing about 100,000 pesos, the Monumento a la Madre is nearly ready to be unveiled.

Dream job: Yucatán Today is looking for a new editor

Have you even imagined yourself at the helm of Yucatán’s leading tourism magazine? Yucatán Today has a job...

After small turnout for referendum, AMLO declares huge public support for Mayan Train

Photo: Twitter / trenmaya Citizens in five Mexican states impacted by the planned Mayan Train have given the...

Indigenous communities ‘unanimously’ in favor of Mayan Train, officials claim

A representative from the Mexican government’s department of indigenous people stands while a ceremony is performed to open the consultation in...

Mayan Train hangs in the balance as voting begins

An Associated Press report casts doubt on this weekend's Mayan Train referendum, which will decide the fate...

For Picasso exhibit in Merida, high security

Pablo Picasso's "Tricornio" collection was previous on view in Spain. Photo: Facebook Mérida, Yucatán — When the much-anticipated...

Big cut in electric rates coming to Yucatan, says CFE chief

Photo: Twitter / CFE Electricity rates will fall 30% in Baja California and Yucatan, said the director of...

Palacio Cantón apologizes, promises reform, after dust-up with gay visitors

Guards intervened when a visitor kissed his boyfriend in front of Palacio Cantón. The museum eventually re-posted the image on its...

Drug-stuffed cupcakes seized at Mérida airport

Photo: Courtesy Mérida, Yucatán — A shipment of methadone, oxycodone and opioid substances were hidden inside packaged cupcakes...

Jorge Pardo celebrates the ‘weird expats’ of Merida

Courtesy photo “Sunny people and weird expats,” says Jorge Pardo when asked to describe his fellow residents of Mérida, Mexico....

San Miguel mayor denies city has fallen prey to cartels

Photo: Getty The mayor of San Miguel de Allende is denying that drug cartels have hit his city.

Half of all workers in Yucatan get stiffed when Christmas bonus time comes

In Yucatan, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), almost five out of 10 workers do not receive the Christmas bonus due them.

Manzanero endorses Mayan Train as new referendum approaches

Armando Manzanero speaks in Mexico City during the Trayectoria SACM 2017 Awards in May. Photo: Luis Ortiz/Clasos/LatinContent via Getty

Pulpo season ‘worst in season’ for Yucatan fishermen

File photo Even before the octopus season ends Dec. 15, some fishermen are already packing their nets, calling...