Yucatecan scientist obtains patent for unique seawater desalination system


Jorge Antonio Lechuga Andrade is a chemical engineer from Mérida, Yucatán, who has more than 30 years of professional experience. His work in the industry has led him to rethink More...

Tour of proposed La Plancha Park site set for March 11

The former railway platform would be renovated. (PHOTO: granparquelaplancha.org)

On Saturday March 11, the public is invited to tour the La Plancha railway station and staging yards in central Merida where activists hope to create a large Central Park-style More...

Coming events at MEL include play, lecture and art exhibit

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Described as funny and deeply moving, A.J. Gurney’s play “Love Letters” will be presented at Merida English Library at 7:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 24. The play, presented More...


U.S. expats protest against Trump in Mexico City

According to Mexico City’s major newspaper “El Universal”, U.S. citizens based in Mexico City protested outside the U.S. embassy to express their concern for More...

Rory McIlroy set to return to PGA Tour at next week’s WGC-Mexico Championship

The 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship is a golf tournament scheduled for March 2–5 at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan, State of Mexico: just west of Mexico City. It will be More...

Flamngos are said to be rebouding in Yucatan. (PHOTO: notimex.com) Yucatan flamingo population reportedly is rebounding

The Río Lagartos Biosphere Reserve in the East of Yucatan is one of the main nesting...

Farmers Gualberto Casanova (left) and Dionisio Yam Moo stand among young corn plants in Yam Moo's improved milpa plot. (PHOTO: Gabriel Popkin) Mayan farmers adapt to climate change with new techniques

Freelance journalist Gabriel Popkin used support from the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and the...

A Yucatan wind farm. (PHOTO: metering.com) Indigenous communities oppose wind farms in Yucatan

KIMBILÁ, Yucatan — Writing in thewire.in, Emilio Godoy says Yucatan has become a new energy frontier in Mexico, while...

A 200-pound octopus catch off the Yucatán Peninsula

(PHOTO: Miranda Allfrey)

The Yucatán Peninsula is known for its turquoise water kissed beaches in Cancun, Mayan pyramids and quaint More...

Celestún Biosphere Reserve, a Yucatecan treasure

Writer Ron Mader posted this informative article on Celestún on planeta.com. Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in..

Witness a fascinating natural sparkling show in Holbox and Campeche

It is a fact that there are living creatures that remain hidden in darkness, in the depths of the ocean… Nonetheless,..

Investors flock to buy a piece of Mexico’s José Cuervo

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According to The Economist, investors are rushing to buy a piece of Mexico’s leading tequila-maker, José More...

Mexico: “No wall or tax will prevent the entry of our avocados to the U.S.”

According to Fresh Plaza, fresh produce global news website, more than 120 tonnes of avocados from the Mexican province of Jalisco..

Starbucks to donate 4 million coffee plants to Mexican growers

In order to support rural communities that are engaged in the production of coffee, Starbucks will donate 4 million coffee plants..
A boutique hotel in Tulum. (PHOTO: Michelle Rae)

Check out these five choice boutique hotels in Tulum

Writing in pastemagazine.com, Michelle Rae came up with a list of five particularly appealing boutique hotels in Tulum. “Tulum is the..
WesJet planes at Merida International Airport. (PHOTO: buenosdiasmerida.com.mx)

Merida’s air connectivity facilitates medical tourism

Merida’s Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport is one of the important factors cementing the White City’s reputation as a very desirable location for..
A boy talks to his relatives across a fence separating Mexico and the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico, November 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

OPINION: The futility of a Mexico-United States wall

Filiz Garip, a professor of sociology at Cornell University and a Public Voices fellow with the OpEd Project, is the author..