Yucatecan scientist obtains patent for unique seawater desalination system


Jorge Antonio Lechuga Andrade is a chemical engineer from Mérida, Yucatán, who has more than 30 years of professional experience. His work in the industry has led him to rethink the way of doing things, and that is how he came up with the idea of creating a water desalination machine which could also be 100 percent sustainable, and wouldn’t More...

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Mexican agricultural workers cultivate romaine lettuce on a farm in Holtville, CA (Photo: cnbc)
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Mass deportation would severely hit several U.S. state’s economy

President Donald Trump’s plans to deport millions of unauthorized workers will leave thousands of employers scrambling to fill newly vacated jobs. The impact will be concentrated in a handful of states and More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Another car-service platform prepares to launch operations in Merida

A new Yucatan company with a mobile technology platform, “Autotaxi Barato de Yucatan” (ABY), is preparing to enter Merida’s market of taxi service with private cars. At the moment, the platform More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Event today in DF explores: ‘Will the internet set us free?’

Remember the early days of internet exuberance? All the talk was about how it would inevitably expand freedom across the world, by connecting people to information and to one another. Once online and connected, More...

A flyer on a taxi windshield reads: "Uber we don´t want you in Quintana Roo." (PHOTO: elfinanciero.com)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Taxi-drivers union fights to the death against Uber for lucrative Cancun market

CANCUN — With a market of billions of pesos at stake, the taxi drivers union “Andrés Quintana Roo” has maintained an open war for half a year against independent drivers affiliated with Uber, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Mexico will use dollar ‘hedges’ to try to shore up peso

Mexico’s foreign exchange commission said on Tuesday Feb. 21 it will offer up to $20 billion USD in currency hedges as it seeks to tame volatility it said has unfairly battered the peso, Reuters reported. “In More...

Emergency vehicles outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, after a shooting recorded January 16, 2017. Photo: Afp
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Playa del Carmen aiming for new image

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Q. Roo. — The mayor of the municipality of Solidaridad, Cristina Torres Gómez, confirmed the plans of remodelling of 12th Street in Playa del Carmen, where the Blue Parrot Bar used to operate. More...

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left; Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, right. (PHOTO: reuters.com)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, February 20th, 2017

OPINION: Mexico-U.S. trade relations top agenda for visiting Trump cabinet secretaries

Financial journalist Tom Hudson writes in the Miami Herald that when two members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet visit Mexico this week, immigration may rightly dominate the headlines, but trade relations More...

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Pemex gas pump.
By Yucatan Times On Monday, February 20th, 2017

Gas prices in Mexico to fluctuate with market starting this week

Mexico’s Finance Ministry said that national gasoline prices fell 2 Mexican centavos per liter on Saturday Feb. 18, but prices would be set daily beginning this week as the country moves toward a free market More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, February 19th, 2017

What do German investors see in Mexico?

Viktor Elbling, German ambassador to Mexico, believes that German companies will keep their investments in the country, although he admits there are concerns about Donald Trump’s trade policy. Mexico is More...