Will Aztec emperors’ tombs be discovered this year?

Nearly five centuries after its overthrow, the historical Aztec Empire continues to fascinate. The epic struggle between the Aztecs and Hernan Cortes ended in 1521 with the fall of the Aztec empire and the destruction of their capital city Tenochtitlan.  Mexico City was constructed above the ruins.  That’s why when they dig down they find Aztec More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Mexican author wins highest Spanish literary award

MADRID — Mexican author Fernando del Paso, who has been honored in Yucatan for his literary works, has won the 2015 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary award. Spanish Education More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, September 18th, 2015

Yukalpetén Typical Orchestra spectacle will kick off “Cultural Autumn”

Merida´s Cultural Autumn 2015 kicks off at 8 p.m. tonight (Friday Sept. 18) with a major multidisciplinary performance by the Yukalpetén Typical Orchestra. The free spectacle, titled “Toh: El Mensajero,” More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, September 17th, 2015

“Cultural Autumn 2015”: showcase of the arts in southeastern Mexico

More than 1,500 artists will participate in Mérida´s “Cultural Autumn 2015,” bringing 59 musical performances, 14 dance recitals, 26 plays and a major visual art exhibition to the White City from Sept. More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

“With Flavor of Mexico” will open OSY concert season

The works of contemporary and nationalist composers Arturo Marquez, Eugenio Toussaint, Silvestre Revueltas, Javier Alvarez and José Pablo Moncayo will form the first program of the September- December XXIV Concert More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, August 24th, 2015

BEHIND THE CANVAS -Portrait of an Artist-

Interview with Marco Zamudio, one of Mexico’s most renowned painters. Autoretrato – Self Portrait “For me a blank canvas is … an infinite universe of possibilities to be reflected. Behind each More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Top 6 Recommendations for “Snowbirds Flying South”

Here are several special domestic, banking and insurance moves that can help snowbirds protect their finances and homes while they’re away from home for several months.   Prepare your home for winter.Everyone More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Belize ‘Blue Hole’ May Hold Secret to Mayan Collapse

Belize Blue Hole photo by Belize Tourism Board (NEWSER) – Everything from overhunting and a peasant uprising to deforestation and an alien invasion has been proposed to explain why the Mayan civilization collapsed, More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Why Did the Mayan Civilization Collapse?

A new study points to deforestation and climate change. Bustling Mayan cities such as Tikal, in present-day Guatemala, were likely abandoned due to a combination of deforestation and drought. Photo: smithsonianmag.com/via More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, August 8th, 2014

Yucatan: Internationally recognized as a top touristic destination

The most important sample in Mexico and Latin America as a provider of hotel, restaurant and banquet services, the Abastur, expects a large amount of buisness in the touristic sphere of Yucatan. Representatives More...