Donald Trump: A Danger to His Own Country!

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-Editorial for The Yucatan Times- “Trump personifies everything the rest of the world despises about America: casual racism, crass materialism, relentless self-aggrandizement, vulgarity on an epic scale.”  Paul Thomas from the “New Zealand Herald” (Source: Occupy Democrats) It has come to a point that many Americans as well More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
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The Mexican Economy is in the Doldrums

Mexico’s economic growth has stalled, and even the peso’s value vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar is sliding, with 17 pesos equal to one dollar. A recent The Washington Post article was entitled Mexico’s economy More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
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CFE – A “World Class” Mess  (By Stewart Mandy)

MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN – Mexico’s government owned electricity company, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) bills itself as “Una empresa de clase mundial” (A World Class company) – a slogan which is plastered More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND- PURPLE GALLINULE, PART 2

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

WIND WHISPERS, FAITH LEAPS, JOY UPLIFTS
By Yucatan Times On Monday, August 10th, 2015
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – BROKEN RAINBOW: PURPLE GALLINULE PART ONE

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

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, August 3rd, 2015
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The Flying Ants Save the “Good People”

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series] At the end of May in 1848, essentially all the surviving non-Maya citizens of Yucatán — the buena gente — had crowded into Mérida More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-WREN OVATION: YUCATAN WREN

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

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 20th, 2015
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Purchasing Property in the Restricted Zones of Mexico

Over the past couple of decades, an increasing number of foreigners have wanted to invest their hard earned money in Mexico by purchasing a property. However, most people not only want to own a home in this beautiful More...

Cover of The True History of Cozumel. (Ric Hajovsky)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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The True History of Cozumel

The true story of Cozumel’s past is now almost completely obscured by the misstatements, mistakes, and misunderstandings put forth in hundreds of poorly-researched websites, misleading tourist brochures, and articles More...

Proposed expansion of the United States to include Yucatán, Cuba, and northern Mexico

[Susan Schulten, Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America, University Of Chicago Press (2013).
By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Yucatán, USA?

“Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series Justo Sierra O’Reilly found Washington a surprisingly unimpressive city, too small and “low class” to be the capital of a wealthy and powerful More...