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Centro shelter deemed inadequate, shut down by state officials

A Santiago group home for the elderly was shut down by authorities Sunday. Photo: Yucatan Giving Outreach A...

Open just 16 days before the lockdown, Between the Lines stays...

Between the Lines had barely gotten started when it was swept up in a global pandemic that shut down the...

Merida takes 1st step in returning to business as usual

On the first day of the first wave in reopening the economy, shoppers flocked downtown for some overdue errands.

1 water leak becomes 2 as Japay repairs aging pipes beneath...

Two major water-main leaks beneath Calle 64, between 59 and 57 in Merida’s Centro Historico, were repaired by Japay. Photo: Courtesy

Rain, glorious rain, finally comes to a parched Centro

Photo: Sipse Rainfall, promised by weather forecasters for days, finally hit the Centro late Tuesday afternoon, and residents...

Rain and hail come to Yucatan, but Centro only gets a...

Rain skirts Merida, disappointing many parched residents. Photo: AccuWeather The bulk of Saturday night's downpours skirted the Centro,...

Purse snatcher nabbed after alleged trash-day attack

A man was charged with grabbing a purse full of cash from an elderly woman in the Centro. Photo: Courtesy

Amid Centro hostilities, Mayor calls for tolerance

Mayor Renán Barrera Concha called for tolerance after a homeowner's protest banner caused a social media stir.

The battle over sidewalks in Merida’s Centro

Anti-noise protest banners are not new in Merida, but a larger-than-normal banner on Calle 43 caused a stir on social media when a homeowner stated his objection to a number of aggressions.

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

City intervenes at 4 crumbling Centro homes

Photo: La Verdad Merida, Yucatan — The director of urban development has identified four abandoned homes in the...

On the market: Perfect combination of Old Merida, modern lifestyle

This is a true Old-Merida Colonial home that has just been renovated.

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

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

INAH to approve 1,000 permits to Centro property owners in 2019

An increase in permits applications before INAH indicate a construction boom in Merida's Centro. Photo: Sipse Merida, Yucatan...

Noise laws are not being enforced, group tells Merida officials

Merida's Centro Historico has gotten noisier in recent years as nightclubs have moved in. Photo: La Jornada Maya

Rainy season puts more of the Centro’s historic homes at risk

A casona on Calle 65 and 44 collapsed in heavy rains in 2017. Photo: Diario de Yucatán Merida,...

Proposed: Turn Calle 47 into a pedestrian-only zone

Another proposal to turn a busy Centro street into a pedestrian path has been floated, this one linking to a possible Mayan Train station.

Merida lost 35% of its historic buildings in the last decade

Ruins are still common in Merida's historic center. Photo: Sipse Merida, Yucatan — The city lost over a...

Water will be shut off for 120,000 customers overnight

Merida, Yucatan — Repairs to a water main leak will affect more houses than initially thought....

Parts of Merida’s Centro are 38% foreign owned, says real estate...

Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — According to a private real estate consultant, almost 50 percent of housing...

Noise laws by next week, says Merida mayor, echoing familiar promise

Long-promised noise regulations are coming to the Centro Historico next week, said Mayor Renán Barrera Concha.

Merida points the way to alternative theaters

The municipal cultural department has been installing directional signs pointing to places such as Red Alterna.

Merida surveys old buildings, hoping to avoid tragedy like Progreso’s

Merida's historic center contains about 20,000 properties with historical value, of which between 3,000-4,000 are ruins. About a third are beyond...

Pokemon gamers keep the Centro safe from Pocket Monsters

Those 500-plus gamers on Calle 61 Saturday were on an important mission: catching Pocket Monsters.