Merida’s mayor promotes the city in Miami

Vila preps travel agents in Miami on Merida’s many attractions…. MIAMI — Mayor Mauricio Vila Dosal led a training meal that was offered to more than 30 travel agencies in Miami, with the aim of promoting the tourist attractions of Merida and linking local hotels and tour operators with these companies. The promotional event was preceded More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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NAFTA talks off to rocky start: NY Times

WASHINGTON — According to the New York Times, the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is off to a rocky start. The Trump administration lectured Canada and Mexico on the failures of the current More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Billionaire Trump friend considered for Mexico ambassador

Tom Barrack, President Trump’s longtime friend and well known billionaire, is under consideration for the post of ambassador to Mexico, Politico reported last week. Yet White House officials and advisers More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Business tourism continues growth in Quintana Roo

The business tourism sector in Quintana Roo has grown steadily over the last year…. CANCÚN — The business tourism industry has shown a significant growth this year rising more than 6% compared to 2016, More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Free enterprise is on display in Mexican mercados

In this article for TheStreet, Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire writes that, if you are interested in free enterprise, there’s no place you’ll see it more clearly than at a Mexican mercado, More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Ex-head of Mexico’s state oil company denies taking bribes

MEXICO CITY — The former head of Mexico’s state-owned oil company, a key campaign adviser to President Enrique Pena Nieto, has denied accusations that he took bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Mexico’s deadly narco-violence creeps into its most popular tourist areas

Christopher Woody from Business Insider reports on the increase in the number of violent crimes in the most importants tourist destinations in México….  Mexico’s deadly drug-related violence surged More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Cancun airport gears up for increased passenger flow

CANCÚN — Due to the fact that the number of visitors to Cancún — the main tourist destination in Mexico and Latin America – has grown substantially for the last few years, airport authorities decided More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Merida owes 500 million pesos for streetlamps: Supreme Court

The cancellation of  a contract with a Chinese company resulted in compensation of that amount…. MERIDA — The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) ruled against the council of Mérida, which More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Tourists enjoy last days of vacation in beaches of Quintana Roo

Cancun, Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya, as well Isla Mujeres and Cozumel, are the most visited beach destinations in this third week of summer vacation in Quintana Roo…. CANCUN — During the day, More...