Mexico legalizes medical marijuana

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The legislation to legalize medical marijuana received a 347-7 vote in favor of approval. The ruling eliminates the prohibition and criminalization of acts related to the medicinal use of marijuana and its scientific research, as well as cultivation for medical use.   MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto 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...

Workers erect the roof on the school's new addition. (PHOTO: Courtesy Na'atik Language and Cultural Institute.)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

A labor of love: Building a business in Mexico

This guest note was written by Catherine Gray of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo. Na’atik Language and Cultural Institute was founded by Catherine Gray and her husband Pedro Esquivel Puc in 2010. The only More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Letter to the Editor: Telmex customer complains about extra charges

On June 19, Paula Danylevich, a Riviera Maya resident, sent the following letter to the Yucatan Times regarding her Telmex bill: Telmex/Inbursa are running an illegal scam on their customers. I posted about it More...

Yucatan Governor in the New Natural Gas Plant (Photo: Celis, Diario de Yucatán)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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New Merida business to convert vehicles to natural gas

A conversion workshop for the use of natural gas in vehicles is the new innovation in the energy sector of the city. MERIDA — The “Peninsular Natural Energy” a compressed natural gas plant, inaugurated More...

Mayor Mauricio Vila receives the award. Photo: Yucatan Ahora
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Merida, the fastest city to start a company

The Federal Regulatory Improvement Commission (COFEMER) has presented an award to Mérida City Council and Mayor Mauricio Vila for their progress in regulatory improvement, and especially their Quick Business Opening More...

Hurricane Dean approaches the Yucatan Peninsula in 2007. (MAP:
By Yucatan Times On Friday, June 16th, 2017

Playa del Carmen hotels receive training in new system that locates tourists during hurricanes

PLAYA DEL CARMEN — At least 30 hotels took the first hurricane-season training in regards to the Guest Locator system usage, which will contain all the guests’ names and their location in case a weather More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, June 16th, 2017

Another Chinese city interested in doing business with Merida

MERIDA – According to Notimex, a delegation from China, made up of officials from Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, visited the city to seek business, tourism and cultural deals with the Yucatecan capital, said Mayor More...

US retirees would seek refuge in Mexico
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By Yucatan Times On Friday, June 16th, 2017

Without Obamacare, US retirees may seek refuge in Mexico

According to El Financiero newspaper, due to President Donald Trump’s intention to cancel the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the low cost of housing in Mexico compared to the US, 3.9 million retired Americans More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Natural gas plant opens in Mérida at cost of $25M USD

The cost of this fuel is 50 percent lower than other traditional sources. MERIDA — The compressed natural gas plant of the enterprise Energía Natural Peninsular, a subsidiary of Engie and Virtual Pipelines More...