FICMaya Festival 2016 ends with call for appreciation of Mayas’ cultural contributions

Fic Maya 2016 closing ceremony (Photo:

The fifth edition of the International Festival of the Mayan Culture 2016 (FICMaya), came to end on Sunday October 23. For eleven days some of the world’s best art and More...

Downtown maintenance program begins in Mérida

Maintenance municipal vehicle (TYT)

A public-private program called “Permanent Maintenance of the Historical Center” (Programa permanente de mantenimiento del Centro Histórico) was officially kicked off on More...

2016 Cuban Art Exposition November/December, Centro de Artes Visuales, Mérida, Yuc.


Merida art lovers are in for a special treat this November, as a talented collective of Cuban artists stops here on the first leg of their international tour.  The organizer, More...

(Image courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art)

Unprecedented exhibition of modern Mexican art opens in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Artists such as Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Frida Kahlo, among others, make up the exhibition “Painting the Revolution: More...

Mexican and U.S. poets share works on migration at border conference

SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Sonora — Writers from Mexico and the United States took to the streets of this Mexican city and neighboring San Luis, Arizona, to read their work More...

Rio Lagartos gas station was robbed of more than 1 million pesos ($70,000 USD). (PHOTO: Cracks emerging in Yucatan’s vaunted security climate

To the climate of fear that has prevailed in Yucatan since the arrest of seven suspected...

Former Tekax mayor Carmen Navarrete Navarro is one of the mayors accused of diverting public funds. (PHOTO: 8 more Yucatan mayors targeted for allegedly diverting funds

More Yucatán mayors are being targeted for mishandling public money. The State Auditor’s Office has accused eight...

Bermuda, with a population of almost 66,000, is often in the paths of Atlantic storms and has extensive experience in handling them (Photo: El Financiero) Hurricane Nicole, no threat for the Yucatán Peninsula

Hurricane Nicole weakened on Thursday October 13, as it moved into the open sea after making a...

Dzilam Bravo to build retaining wall to combat coast erosion


Dzilam Bravo’s port authorities announced the construction of a retaining wall to combat the problem of More...

Police are searching for male subject whose IDs were found with Telchac murder-drowning victim

Despite more than two weeks having passed since her death, police are still not releasing the name of the murder-by-drowing victim..

Progreso to be home of Latin America’s world-class shipyard

The company Diques Peninsulares SA de CV (Dipensa) will invest $71 million US dollars (1.3 billion pesos) over five years to build..

Avocados are stuck in Mexico, but their prices in U.S. are headed north

Avocados await shipment in a warehouse. (PHOTO:

In 2014 the U.S. had the Great Lime Shortage. Is 2016 gearing up to be the year of the Great Avocado Shortage? The More...

Mezcal or aguardiente: ‘It’s all in the name’

Mexico is proposing a small change to the rules governing mezcal — not over how it’s made or who drinks it,..

Isla Holbox holds culinary adventures, too

ISLA HOLBOX, Q. Roo — Ben Herrera writes in Culinary Backstreets that even in well-trod Mexico, little pockets of paradise can..
Street in Ajijic bird's eye view (Photo: Chuck Bolotin)

Our First Few Days in Ajijic: “Not Too Much”

We continue our Mexico road trip series with Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire, as he, his wife..

Effective Steps To Stop Smoking Now!

How can you quit smoking now and make sure that you’re doing it in a safe and efficient manner? The problem..
PHOTO A vine provides the Cobalt-winged Parakeets tasty, tender leaves to eat


  COBALT-WINGED PARAKEET, Brotogeris cyanoptera, Catita aliazul (Spanish) Hand-sized, green, leathery leaves litter the ground underneath a series of almond-like trees..