Merida’s city markets to be refurbished

Deep cleaning and painting will be done where needed in the property…. MERIDA —  Merida’s Secretary of the Interior, Guibaldo Vargas Madrazo, informed that the sub-department of Markets will soon start the improvement works in various areas of the Lucas de Gálvez market, leaving it in optimum conditions for the sellers who offer their More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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New Yucatan International Convention Center will be managed by an autonomous trust

Yucatan Governor Rolando Zapata Bello will present to the State Congress before the end of the year the project to create a trust to administer the new ICC…. MERIDA — Saúl Ancona, head of the Tourism More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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600 holiday fireworks sellers are expected to fill the streets of Merida

More than 600 permits will be granted to fireworks vendors for the Christmas festivities…. MERIDA — The Christmas season is just around the corner, and with that is expected a huge influx of fireworks More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Mexico’s energy chief says plan coming to ‘soften’ retail gas-price increases

HOUSTON — Mexico’s finance ministry is looking at ways to “soften” the price impact of gasoline market liberalization next year, Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said on Tuesday Nov. 14 following More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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NAFTA negotiators begin meeting in Mexico City for 5th round

MEXICO CITY – NAFTA Chief Negotiators confirmed that although the 5th Round of NAFTA negotiations will formally begin on November 17th, some negotiating groups would begin meeting on November 15th, according to More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Aeromexico is looking to suspend Merida-Miami service

Tourism chief confirms that Aeromexico seeks to suspend Merida-Miami flights because the route isn’t profitable any more… MERIDA — Yucatan’s Secretary of Tourism Promotion, Saul Ancona Salazar, More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Optimizing the Foreign Tax Credit on expats’ U.S. tax returns

As the end of 2017 nears and many U.S. expats begin to prepare for the 2018 IRS tax-filing season, tax specialist John Ohe offers this advice regarding foreign income… US citizens and permanent residents are More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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New flights to Cancun from Washington and Chicago on Spirit Airlines

CANCUN — Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines just launched its first international flights from BWI Marshall Airport. Destination: Cancun, Quintana Roo. Spirit did not announce fare prices for the new BWI-to-Cancun More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Is Cancun headed in the right direction?

CANCUN — This is what tour operators and service providers had to say about Cancun and the Riviera Maya during the last edition of Cancun Travel Mart, Mexico Summit 2017 regarding the state of tourism in More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Extra security measures in place for Merida’s downtown during “El Buen Fin”

MERIDA — With the participation of nearly 1,500 members of the various public security forces, municipal, state and federal authorities guaranteed security for “El Buen Fin” (Mexico’s Black Friday) More...