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Man named ‘003’ wins contest for most unusual moniker in Yucatan

A Merida pizza parlor's contest has revealed the Yucatecan with the oddest name around.

Bids coming in to build Merida’s section of the Mayan Train

Contractors have officially been invited to bid for the job of building the Mayan Train line between Campeche and Izamal, including a 15-kilometer branch line that reaches Merida.

Merida artist James Brown and wife die in car crash

James Brown, a Merida artist who rose to fame in New York's 1980s art scene, has died suddenly at age 68.

Stolen parrot reunited with owner more than a week after hotel robbery

A parrot stolen in a hotel robbery has been reunited with its owner.

Mexico to stop refining Premium gasoline, turning to imports

As of August, Pemex plans to stop producing Premium and Ultra Premium gasoline in its refineries.

Less sargassum is forecast for Mexico’s beaches in 2020

Residents remove sargassum in Puerto Morelos in May 2019. Photo: Getty The Yucatan Peninsula and other Caribbean coastal...

12 artists at La Cupula pay tribute to Yvonne Domenge

At a show that opens today at La Cupula, 12 contemporary artists pay tribute to a noted Mexican artist who died in September at age 73.

‘True Grit’ and ‘Gringos’ novelist Charles Portis dies at age 86

Charles Portis' final novel was set in Merida. Novelist Charles Portis, best known his bloody Western "True Grit,"...

151,000 workers will go door to door for Mexico’s 2020 census

It's census time in Mexico, and Inegi workers will soon be knocking. Photo: Inegi It's nearly time for...

Selecting a sofa when furnishing your home in Mexico

Planning a new living room? Begin with the sofa.

La68 cultural center reopens with new owner, fresh vision

More than four years after shutting its doors, La68 returns this week.

Why Yucatan has become a magnet for education

More than one in 10 university students are from another state or country. Photo: Sipse A trip to...

On the market: Casa Kriek is fabulous from top to bottom

Offered at US$289,000, Casa Kriek is a fabulous colonial home with beautiful tiles, high ceilings, fully-restored and upgraded rooms throughout and ample rooftop seating above it all.

Centro home padlocked in ugly property dispute

A home on Calle 47 has been padlocked by state authorities while an ownership dispute is settled. Photo: Google

Dengue cases in Yucatan on the rise

The number of confirmed cases of dengue in Yucatan grew to 66, a significant increase in the virus spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

Health of coral reef off Yucatan declines after 12 years of improvement

Gorgonian coral Great Mayan Reef in Riviera Maya of Caribbean Mexico. Photo: Getty The condition of the world’s...

Suspects in hotel robbery quickly nabbed

Three suspects were arrested early today in connection with Santiago-area hotel theft that included cash and a parrot.

Google Maps launches motorcycle mode in Mexico

Getty Google Maps announced the launch of “Modo motocicleta” in Mexico, which will offer directions and voice navigation...

Uncovered in a forgotten rock video: 1980s Yucatan

The American glam metal band Cinderella in 1987 recorded its Gypsy Road video in Yucatan, capturing several slices of daily life when life was simpler on the Peninsula.

Mayan Train and other projects threatened by lagging economy

A citizen in Campeche marks her ballot during a referendum on building a Mayan Train last December. Photo: Getty

Airline passenger says she was singled out for coughing while Asian

A Vancouver woman flying home from Mexico said she was asked to wear a face mask because she coughed and is Asian.

Yucatan judge dismisses same-sex marriage activists for not proving they are gay

LGBT+ activists in Yucatan were denied protection by a judge who said he required they prove they are members of that community.

City joins fight against Mayan Train tunnel, backs park at La Plancha

Merida Mayor Renán Barrera inaugurates a newly paved Calle 47 to the Leandro Valle neighborhood. Photo: Facebook

Controversial highway over Progreso may have to shift 2 blocks west

Progreso, Yucatan — An elevated highway linking the industrial port and the Merida highway has failed to win over...