Bullfighting: Cultural Heritage or Barbaric Murder?

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Bullfighting or “Tauromachia” Is a tradition that came to Mexico with the Spanish Conquistadors that can be tracked all the way back to ancient Greece around 400 B.C. Back in the island of Crete, the tradition was to jump over a charging bull, spin in the air and manage to land on your feet, the difference was that in that time it was a religious More...

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Historic photograph, Museo de la Guerra de Castas, Tihosuco
By Yucatan Times On Monday, June 1st, 2015
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Yucatán at War with Itself

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series]   As 1846 began, the Republic of Yucatán stood proudly as an independent nation.  It had withstood invasions from Mexico by land More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – SUPREME PREEN: GLANDULAR GRANDEUR

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired”, zoologist, wildlife photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 56 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her column, published More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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30 years of Leadership in Higher Education

The Anahuac Mayab University celebrates its 30th anniversary in Mérida, surrounded by students, teachers, graduates and friends. Everyone is invited to the celebration in the Anahuac Mayab University, from the More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Planning a trip to Mexico? Check out the top 12 things you need to avoid

According to the matadornetwork.com Web Portal, these are the unmistakable 12 SIGNS YOU’RE TRAVELING LIKE AN A**HOLE IN MEXICO…   1. You ask people if they speak “Mexican.” Don’t think we need More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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I Did It My Way

“And now, the end is near; and so i face the final curtain. my friend, i’ll say it clear, i’ll state my case, of which i’m certain. I’ve lived a life that’s full. i’ve traveled More...

Immature Yucatan Jay looks left while adult looks right adjacent to waterhole
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, May 7th, 2015
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND: *WATER WARS, WARRIORS AND WORRIERS – 23 AVIAN SPECIES, PART 2

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired”, zoologist, wildlife photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 56 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her column, published More...

Sloop-of-war Austin, Republic of Texas Navy, in the Battle of Campeche
Painting, San Jacinto Museum of History
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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The Battle of Campeche:  Yucatán and Texas versus Mexico

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series] Yucatán and Texas seem like unlikely allies.  In the early years of the Mexican Republic, though, they were alike in many ways, both More...

065/365: Show us your smile!
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
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Smile!

How many times have we felt life closing down on us? Every step more and more difficult, to the point we are exhausted, overwhelmed, and ready to “throw the towel” but… just not quite that ready. With More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Climbing the Ruins and Exploring the Caves: A day trip to Mayapán and Loltun

TYT Original Reporting By Stewart Mandy   MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN – If you fancy a day trip from Mérida involving both climbing up, and descending underground, the Mayapán ruins and Grutas de Loltun caves are More...