In the Streets of Havana Part 2

"Church Of Our Lady Of Charity" Entrance
Photo: J-E. Urioste

“CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF CHARITY” -Editorial for The Yucatan Times- Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre “Our Lady Of Charity” HISTORY. One morning in 1607 or 1608, two indigenous brothers named Juan and Rodrigo de Hoyos and the Creole Juan Moreno, were sent by the administrator of Varajagua to collect salt from the shore of Nipe Bay. When More...

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Cancun (Photo: Gerson Aldasalo)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, December 12th, 2014
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The Strange things that happen when you buy a stranger a “Habanero Margarita”

Gerson Aldasalo is a young enterpreneur from Mexico City that has established a well known and succesful business and has living in Cancun, Quintana Roo for more than 15 years. He was kind enough to share his story More...

Baltimore Oriole with attitude
By Yucatan Times On Monday, December 8th, 2014
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-SOME FAVORITES:  PART 2

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired”, zoologist, wildlife photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 53 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her column, published More...

Spanish General Georges Biassou. Engraving, Juan López Cancelada, 1806
By Yucatan Times On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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The Haitian Refugees and Mother Africa

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series] The refugees arrived in Campeche on Wednesday, February 10, 1796 aboard the merchant vessel La amable María Rosa — 63 men, 35 women, More...

Harbanos Tacos Árabes (Photo: Bob Lissandrello)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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“Harbanos Tacos Árabes” perhaps one of the most popular fast foods now in Yucatán

This weekend we stayed at the ocean, and decided to visit a new restaurant in Progreso called “Harbanos Tacos Arabes”, owned and operated by Chef Armin Puerto. Harbanos Tacos Arabes are located on Calle More...

Malecon
By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 14th, 2014
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In the Streets of Havana -Editorial for The Yucatan Times-

Long ago, someone once sent me, an alleged interview with Hemingway where he expressed his feelings about Cubans. Words more or less read: -Why live in Cuba? What do you think about the Cuban people?- His answer More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Helping Day

Windy looked out the window. A great day for helping. Windy Wilson sets one day aside each week for helping others, you see, and this was helping day. Mrs. Morris, he thought, checking on the calendar. Yes, Mrs. More...

Ruddy Ground Dove displays against aggravating Social Flycatcher
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-SOME FAVORITES:  PART 1

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired”, zoologist, wildlife photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 53 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her column, published More...

HMS Merlin (1798)

Postage Stamp, British Honduras, 1948
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
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Yucatán’s Naval War with Belize

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series]   Arturo O’Neill de Tyrone y O’Kelly, the Governor and Captain-General of the Intendencia of Yucatán, moved a substantial fleet More...

A vendor displays colorful painted skulls for the Day of the Dead festival at the Sunday market in Tlacolula de Matamoros, Mexico. (Photo: Richard Ellis / Alamy)
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, November 1st, 2014
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Mexico on the Day of the Dead: “A Mexican stand-off for Romeo and Juliet”

Bee Rowlatt is a British writer and journalist. Her best-selling work “Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad ” has been dramatised and translated into numerous languages. She came to Mexico on a mission More...