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8 more die in 24 hours as Yucatan infections decline

All public transport units are ordered sanitized daily with chlorine and disinfectant. Photo: Courtesy Coronavirus infections declined in...

Nurse’s car set on fire; police deny link to coronavirus fears

Updates to include advisory from police distancing the instance from recent attacks on health-care workers.

Abusers can’t be ‘forgiven’ by victims under revised penal code

Lawmakers in Yucatan voted unanimously to remove pressure from domestic-abuse victims to "forgive" their aggressors. Photo: Punto Medio

Unstable weather expected in Yucatan as storm forms on Pacific coast

Unstable weather south of Guatemala could have repercussions for Yucatan this weekend. Photo: Meteored The probability of weekend...

Deaths and COVID-19 cases soar again; peak of crisis yet to be seen, says...

A mural dedicated to front-line medical workers is finally finished. See story here. Photo: Facebook Nine coronavirus patients...

Hundreds ask City Hall for help battling high CFE bills

Four days after announcing the service, the Merida City Council has received 800 requests for free legal advice from homeowners shocked over...

The 10 best meditation apps to download now

"I suck at meditation." Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., a psychologist and creator of the Mindful Living Collective, has heard multiple covers of that classic tune, and...

Columnist mocks Yucatan’s tactics in coronavirus fight

Yucatan's efforts to curb coronavirus were roundly mocked by journalist and explorer Sergio Grosjean. The orange traffic cones...

Cancun room reservations trickle in

Vacationers are slowly coming back to Cancun, the governor of Quintana Roo announced. After the announcement by Gov. Carlos...

Fewer infections and deaths in Monday report; policeman with COVID-19 dies

Yucatan state police officer Alberto Herrera Yama died after battling COVID-19, health officials announced Monday. He was among 68 fatalities in...

CFE bills spike wildly, even for closed-down offices and simple homes

The Federal Electricity Commission, or CFE, admitted that it overbilled customers in Yucatan because they based charges on estimates and not real...

For 3rd consecutive day, COVID-19 claims 6 in Yucatan

Sunday’s 6 p.m. Facebook Live broadcast from the Yucatan’s health ministry drew 5,300 viewers. Photo: Facebook For the...

Restoration of historic Progreso Casino is funded and approved

The city of Progreso is planning a renovation of its “Casino,” abandoned for 25 years. Photo: Courtesy Progreso...

Alcohol sale ban ends June 1, but Vila Dosal looks for a way to...

(Updated to clarify a start date for alcohol sales.) Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal told a national television journalist...

No sign of an arc: 6 dead and 54 new coronavirus cases

Medical supplies for the COVID-19 treatment arrived in Mérida after the landing of a C-27J Spartan military transport aircraft . According...

Expats team up with City Hall, local stores to mobilize for Progreso Relief

Progreso Relief volunteers pulled together more than 1,200 food baskets with donations from tiendas.

Prowling black panther turns out to be a cute kitten in the garden

This image of a “panther” roaming northern Merida turned out to be a cute kitten. Photo: Facebook Stir-crazy...

Nursing home ‘drowning’ in electric bills since lockdown

A nursing home in Merida is finding itself “drowning” in electric bills. Photo: Facebook A Cholul nursing home...

A 4-month-old is tiniest new coronavirus patient; 6 more die

Fiesta Inn is home to medical personnel in Merida during the coronavirus crisis. Photo: Courtesy A day after...

‘New normal’ will be on hold if trend continues, governor warns

Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal addresses the public after a grim update from the health ministry. Photo: Screengrab / Facebook

Lose weight in a rocking chair

Photo: Courtesy If you think I am pulling your leg, read on! You can lose weight by rocking...

Hand gel and cola a fatal cocktail for Progreso man

A Progreso resident died Thursday after drinking a lethal cocktail of antibacterial hand gel mixed with cola. Ángel Morales,...

For 200 communities between Campeche and Yucatan, no way in or out

A hand-painted sign and makeshift barriers cut off access to Hecelchakán, some 70 km to the north of the state capital...

Worst day yet: 80 new coronavirus cases, 11 more die

City workers scrub sidewalks at Merida’s dominant mercados after they were shut down over coronavirus fears. Photo: Courtesy