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Yucatan’s ban on alcohol sales extended until mid-Sept.

The ley seca will last until Sept. 17, Yucatan's state authorities announced Tuesday. The ban on alcohol sales is...

Fox News streaming service targets expats, starting in Mexico

Fox News is reaching out to expats. Photo: AP Fox News is launching an international streaming service to...

Coronavirus deaths rise as total infections exceed 12,000

Ticul joins the “Amigos de Salud” anti-coronavirus program, helping enforce social distancing protocols in the hard-hit Yucatecan city. Fourteen new cases...

Coronavirus patients resist contact tracing, Yucatan governor complains

Warning that the coronavirus will be part of our lives into 2021, Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal...

As Merida airport rebuilds, AA plans to restore Miami flights

Merida's international airport is gradually coming back. Under Yucatan’s Economic and Tourism Reactivation Plan, the state government and...

New wind farm is Yucatan’s 5th clean-energy site

A new wind farm was inaugurated on land between Progreso and Merida on Monday. Photo: Courtesy Yucatan Gov....

Recoveries again outnumber new COVID cases; 31 patients die

The Plaza Grande remains off limits to citizens as a health precaution early Monday morning. Photo: YEL Coronavirus...

Cancun, Chetumal feel earthquake centered north of Honduras

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake in the Caribbean Sea, north of Honduras, was felt as far away as...

New coronavirus cases fall by half in 24 hours

Dr. Patricia Muñoz Miranda, leader of the Program against Respiratory Diseases of Yucatán, delivers Sunday’s coronavirus briefing. Photo: Facebook Live

Living abroad is no excuse not to vote in the 2020 election. Here’s how...

Living abroad is no excuse for not voting in the U.S. election. Photo: AP The U.S. mail is...

Yachts in Yucatan sail away to party elsewhere

The exodus of yachts to the Mexican Caribbean continues, to the expense of Progreso’s economy. Photo: Diario de Yucatan

Suspect arrested after drive-by shooting in Col. Juan Pablo II

One man was arrested and his gun seized after an apparent argument over money resulted in gunfire in Col. Juan Pablo...

30 coronavirus deaths in Yucatan include a 14-year-old

An elderly man, apparently recovered from coronavirus, is discharged from temporary hospital facilities at one of Merida’s convention centers. Photo: Courtesy

Clumsy Mexican tourism campaign gets lost in translation

Mexico's tourism efforts went from bad to worse when the English language version of a website appeared...

Servilimpia workers stage 2nd protest over lost wages

Workers at the trash collection agency Servilimpia protest lost wages and benefits. Photo: Courtesy Trash collectors at Servilimpia...

Coronavirus deaths in Yucatan continue unabated, but hospitalizations drop dramatically

As of Friday, 188 people who have been discharged from temporary overflow hospitals set up in Merida and Valladolid to help...

Merida nurse dies from COVID, gets mariachi sendoff at hospital

A nurse who died from coronavirus was honored with mariachi music. Photo: YouTube. A hospital nurse who died...

COVID scare shuts down Profeco for a week

Profeco’s office in Merida. Photo: Google The Merida office of the federal consumer protection agency has shut its...

Meet Rob Schneider’s wife, Merida native Patricia Maya

Source: Instagram A fun bit of trivia about funnyman Rob Schneider's wife, Patricia Azarcoya Schneider. Also known as...

Yucatan stays in orange despite 24-hour surge in new cases, hospitalizations

A 43-year-old recovered coronavirus patient is among the 83 who have been discharged from the Siglo XXI convention center’s temporary hospital...

A guide to selecting the best air conditioner in Mexico

Over 100 million homes in North America have air conditioning. Throughout our hot, humid summers in Mexico,...

Yucatan nears 11,000 COVID cases, but avoids red-alert restrictions

Merida parks were still taped off despite promises to reopen them. Photo: YEL Yucatan's coronavirus caseload grew by...

Decline in COVID deaths continue, but infections rise and fall, and rise again

Yucatan health department workers go door to door to encourage residents to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Courtesy

August already claims 90 lives, but Yucatan stays in orange

Another 28 deaths brings to 90 the number of people who have perished from coronavirus in the...