Yucatan authorities confiscate vehicle suspected in hit-and-run that killed Canadian

BMW impounded by authorities in connection with hit-and-run death of Canadian Lynn McClure. Photo: Por Esto

MERIDA — The State Police Investigation unit (PEI) has seized the BMW car that allegedly hit and killed Canadian expat James Lynn McClure, 70. The luxury vehicle was impounded by investigators of the Attorney General’s Office in an auto body shop in Merida last week. The driver of the car that allegedly killed McClure June 14 is still More...

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Oil rigs
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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Peña Nieto bans oil extraction in Yucatán waters

On June 19th, El Diario de Yucatán newspaper reported that President Enrique Peña Nieto promulgated two decrees which prohibit oil extraction and exploration within a coastal margin area of 180 kilometers of Yucatan, More...

The Secretary of Communications and Transport, Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, and Governor Rolando Zapata Bello, among others, in the partial rights assignment between the API and the EPY (Photo: Diario de Yucatán)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

New Progreso port infrastructure plan will allow private investment

Private capital will assist in Progreso’s port inprovements. PROGRESO — The Secretary of Communications and Transport, Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, and Yucatan Governor Rolando Zapata Bello announced  Friday More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Calm restored in Celestun after violent protests

Where is the mayor? CELESTUN — After the violent dispute recorded between the night of Friday May 19 and the first hours of Saturday May 20, peace seems to be returning to Celestun. A  dialogue was established More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Health authorities find an outbreak of rabies in Progreso

Dogs and cats will be vaccinated at each house in the area. PROGRESO – After confirming a positive case of canine rabies, found by the Central Regional Laboratory of Mérida on Friday, April 7, the Yucatán Health More...

Remote Terminal  of Progreso's Port (Photo: Google)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Progreso’s port infrastructure projects and pipelines get underway this year

This year, construction of the new fuel terminal will begin. PROGRESO — This year Pemex will build and operate a fuel storage terminal at the Progreso port in partnership with two private companies, said More...

The meeting in Merida to ratify the Special Economic Zonein Progreso was attended by leaders of Yucatan's main business groups. (PHOTO: Sefoe)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Commitment is ratified for Special Economic Zone in Progreso

The commitment to achieve in this administration the declaration in Yucatan of a Special Economic Zone (EEZ) was ratified by the General Coordinator of State Government Advisers, Eric Rubio Barthell, in a session More...

Roger Corbett. (Courtesy Daniel Corbett)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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Stabbing victim’s son recalls father as caring parent and upstanding business owner

Daniel Corbett, of British Columbia, Canada, contacted the Yucatan Times to request publication of this letter regarding his father, Roger Corbett, who died in Chicxulub Puerto in November 2016. A second Canadian, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

A 200-pound octopus catch off the Yucatán Peninsula

The Yucatán Peninsula is known for its turquoise water kissed beaches in Cancun, Mayan pyramids and quaint fishing villages. On the Northwestern shores of the peninsula is a small beach fishing community, known More...

Greater flamingos in the Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan state, Mexico (PHOTO: google)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 9th, 2017

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 the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism More...