If the November election outcome worries you, just move south of the border

To determine how safe it is for expats in places like Panama, Nicaragua, Belize and Mexico, Best Places In The World to Retire asked some of its more than 500 contributors to weigh in. (Image: banderasnews)

Adam Sewall, bi-lingual technology & marketing leader, Head of Marketing and Partnerships at Wizeline, a provider of intelligent product planning software and agile software development services, and collaborator for The Huffington Post, recently published a piece titled: “If Trump Wins, Don’t Move To Canada  —  Move To Mexico“. When More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND- SKY-DANCER: OSPREY

OSPREY, Pandion haliaetus, Aguila Pescador (Spanish) OSPREY MALE SKY DANCER Osprey sky dances Sound link of Sky-dancer: https://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/4140 Rapid wingbeats pierce air to climb 100’ 500’ 900’+  More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
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Are compliance officers at financial institutions now in the hot seat for fines?

Otherwise reputable financial institutions continue being sanctioned for regulatory non-compliance.  Well known “household” names continue receiving fines for failing to establish and implement adequate Anti-Money More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, August 12th, 2016
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OPINION: Why does Mexico care so much about the U.S. election?

There are many reasons the election is of great interest to Mexico and lately it seems like every Expat (and non expat) dinner discussion in Mérida centers around the upcoming US election. Over 34 million people More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, August 7th, 2016
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – BACKWARD SOMERSAULTS AND ZIGZAGS: EASTERN KINGBIRD

Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus, Tirano Dorso Negro (Spanish), Sak x takay (Mayan) Sound link: https://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/106791 One of my first observations of an Eastern Kingbird occurred in my Merida More...

VivaAerobus A320 (courtesy VivaAerobus)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, August 5th, 2016
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Scared of Mexican budget airlines? There’s no reason to be

Review: VivaAerobus A320 Economy: Guadalajara – Mérida (By Stewart Mandy for TYT) VivaAerobus is Mexico’s major ‘low-cost’ airline, part-owned by the founders of Europe’s biggest low-cost airline More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
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Why is on-boarding and off-boarding bank clients important?

After the Panama Papers, and with the recent FinCEN final Customer Due Diligence (CDD) rule, U.S. financial institutions are further focused on tightening internal controls against money laundering, terrorist financing, More...

Chuck Bolotin with Pemex attendants in Baja California Sur. (PHOTO: courtesy Chuck Bolotin)
By Yucatan Times On Sunday, July 31st, 2016
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Tips and observations about living in a little Baja California town for six weeks (Road Trip Part X)

Follow Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire, as he, his wife, and two dogs drive through Mexico in a large, white van.  This is the most recent story in which Chuck tells us what we need to know More...

Jet Metier with people on the beach who offered her a beer in Baja California Sur, Mexico. (PHOTO: Chuck Bolotin)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, July 29th, 2016
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Observations about Baja Mexicans and Baja Mexican food (Road Trip Part IX)

Follow Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire, as he, his wife, and two dogs drive through Mexico in a large, white van.  This is the most recent story and describes one Gringo’s view of Baja More...

Dreams Puerto Adventura All Inclusive Resort
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa, A SYBARITE’S PARADISE

On my wife Cristina’s  birthday on May 11 2016, we decided to try an all inclusive resort that we noticed had very good feedback from Trip advisor. So, I sent an email to the hotel to let them know it was More...