Progreso vendors lament slow sales from cruise passengers

Cruise tourists prefer to visit archeological zones, Merida and other beaches over staying in Progreso…. PROGRESO — This was the first cruise of the week, and although sales were “regular” according to the artisans and vendors, there was demand for nautical services and rental of watercraft, as well as for tours to cenotes and More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Merida and Progreso prepare to welcome cruise mega-convention

The largest cruise convention and trade show in the Caribbean and Latin America is coming to Merida and Progreso next week, and local officials are scrambling to get ready for the high-profile visitors. The Florida-Caribbean FCCA More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Eight white turtles rescued in Ciudad del Carmen

CIUDAD DEL CARMEN, Campeche — In a joint operation of the Federal Environmental Police and the organization Alternate Movement for the Recovery of Affected Ecosystems (Marea Azul), authorities rescued eight More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Campeche expects to be declared soon a “Special Economic Zone”

Governor Moreno Cárdenas expects that the official announcement may be made by the end of November or beginning of December…. CAMPECHE — Governor Alejandro Moreno Cárdenas announced that he expects More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, October 6th, 2017
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‘Nate’ activates precautionary systems in the Yucatan Peninsula

Orders to suspend navigation and temporarily close ports and the designation of Merida’s Airport as an alternative for deviated flights, if necessary, are some of the preventive measures that have already been More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, September 30th, 2017
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Oil exploration and extraction activities definitively canceled in Yucatan

MERIDA — Governor Rolando Zapata Bello met with representatives of the fishing sector of the state to inform that the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) decided to modify the international tender 2.4 to More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, September 30th, 2017
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Flamingos return to mangrove area in Progreso

The pink birds found food and comfortable vegetation in a place near to farmer properties. PROGRESO — The mangrove area of ​​the old narrow road that was used during the time of the railroad and that connected More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, September 28th, 2017
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Government promises Alacranes Reef will be protected from oil extraction

The Energy Secretariat said it will take measures to protect the Yucatan reef zone from oil exploration and extraction…. PROGRESO — The Energy Secretariat (Sener) will ask the Agency for Safety, Energy More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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Improvements to Progreso’s electric-power grid are underway

A crew of 20 electricians is working in Progreso… PROGRESO — A squad of 20 electricians from the company Multiobras de Yucatán were mobilized recently to place posts, lay cables and install new electrical More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, September 9th, 2017
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Uncontrolled tourism is bad for Mexico’s environment: expert

The uncontrolled increase of tourism in Mexico could affect the future of its unique beaches. Holbox is an example of how tourism can consume Mexico’s environment… According to El Universal, tourism in More...