Arrival of the Chikungunya Virus to Yucatan is Imminent

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“The risk of having more cases of Chikungunya in Yucatan naturally increases during the Summer Vacation holidays due to the great number of people that arrive from other states“, More...

PROFEPA Rescues 20 Wild Animals abandoned by a Circus in Mérida, Yucatán

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On Tuesday, June 23rd, the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) rescued 20 wild animals that had been abandoned in wagons near the Ixmatkuil area in Merida, More...

Federal Agents confiscate 3,600 kilograms of psychotropic pills in Mérida

3,600 kilograms of psychotropic pills confiscated in Mérida, Yucatán (Photo: El Universal)

Agents of the Criminal Investigation Agency of the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), confiscated 3,600 kilograms (7,937 pounds), of psychotropic pills in Mérida, Yucatán, More...


First Flight from NYC to Havana in over 50 years takes off

JetBlue became the first major U.S. carrier on Friday to launch direct flights between New York City and Havana, Cuba, since the White House eased travel restrictions earlier More...

U.S. Leaders at Home and Abroad Increase Security and Surveillance During July 4

The idea of a nation conformed  of many nationalities, ethnic groups and religious faiths was inconceivable to most of the world, but it has been realized in the territory More...

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Yucatan Cenote (Photo: Google) Ecotourism the Fastest Growing Segment in the Travel Industry

The travel industry worldwide is currently in a period of expansion, and the fastest growing segment...

Participants march during a Gay Pride Parade in Mexico City, June 27, 2015. (Photo: REUTERS/Edgard Garrido) Mexico Supreme Court Judge Urges States to Legalize Gay Marriage

Now that Mexico’s top court has given the green light to gay marriage, a host of...

The trade winds are the prevailing pattern of easterly surface winds found in the tropics (Image: sipse) Dust from the Sahara Desert Covered the Yucatan Peninsula

This ‘phenomenon’ caused the Yucatecan sky to look  ‘foggy’ for a few days, as published by ClimaYucatan...

Progreso Consolidated as World Class Homeport

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On Thursday June 11th, Pullmantur cruise line began this year’s operations in the port of Progreso, with More...

Once again, Cuban Immigrants fleeing their country are rescued by Mexican Navy

Fot the last three months, The Yucatan Times has been publishing information regarding Cuban dissidents that get stranded in the Atlantic..

Lion Fish: “Eat Them to Beat Them”

Pterois volitans, the Red Lionfish, is destroying the ecosystem of the Mexican Caribbean. Native to the Pacific and Indian oceans, these..

Chamomile Tea: “The Fountain of Youth” for Women

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Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that drinking chamomile tea More...

Coming to Cancun? Visit the Tequila Herradura Sensorial Museum!

Tequila is Mexico´s signature drink, unique liquor with a designation of origin that involves great history and a handcraft elaboration process..

Mexico has three restaurants rated among the top 50 in the world in recognition to the Mexican gastronomy, and positioning it..

First Flight from NYC to Havana in over 50 years takes off

JetBlue became the first major U.S. carrier on Friday to launch direct flights between New York City and Havana, Cuba, since..

Cuba, First Country in the World to end Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and..

1.5 Trillion USD Say “Yes We Can”

 “THE U.S. Latino Influence” As most American firms are trying to tap into the quick-growing Hispanic market, others do not realize..