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Meet Silvia Sanchéz, Centro muse

We met Sylvia Sanchéz at a cocktail party and were immediately taken with her. Eventually, we asked her a few questions.

Inviting tourists with disabilities to explore the Centro

A state program designed for disabled tourists interested in Mérida's historic center begins in December.

Mid-century modern blends with colonial Mérida

Robert Holtby and Emile Romain let their strong preference for clean, crisp design follow them from Vancouver to Mérida.

La Plancha, Casa de la Trova advance

Two major transformations in Merida's center have become closer to reality, bringing new purpose to an old railroad yard and a soon-to-be-abandoned legislative building.

Hotels lobby for hotel-zone convention center

The push continues for a new Merida convention center, one that downtown hotel guests can walk to.

Lawmakers propose crackdown on vacant Centro properties

Reacting to the proliferation of vacant lots and abandoned, deteriorating properties in the Centro, members of Yucatan state legislature are preparing to toughen laws that allow the government to seize land.

‘Merida en Domingo’ under review

It's time to take a fresh look at Merida's public Sunday programming, according to the chairman of Merida's Historic Center board, Raymundo Vargas Leon.

La Plancha forum invites New York City’s lead parks designer

As neighbors continue to work to convert the La Plancha into a green space, New York City's director of urban design joins the discussion.

Centro prices rise, but abandoned properties abound

The Centro Historico neighborhood has more abandoned properties than homes under construction. But rental prices have risen to new heights in some areas.