International Mother Language Day: towards a sustainable future through multilingual education.

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Today, we celebrate International Mother Language Day (IMLD), a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. First announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999, it was formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as the International More...

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Blue-gray Tanager in Peruvian rainforest
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND –VIOLINISTAS AND BLUE JEANS: Blue-gray Tanager

BLUE-GRAY TANAGER Thraupis episcopus, Tángara Azulgris (Spanish)   Blue-gray Tanager   When I visited my Granny as a five year old, she let me play with a three inch, hollow, bright blue plastic bird. More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, February 19th, 2017
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Trump cites non-existent terror attack in Sweden

PRESIDENT Trump was in campaign mode when he told a rally in Orlando that there had just been a terror attack in Sweden. There hadn’t. But there had been a show on TV … No media or government agency around More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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Korean-American photographer wins prize for work on Mayan-Korean community in Yucatan

Michael Vince Kim is a Korean-American-Argentinean photographer whose work focuses on migration, language, and identity. He was raised in Argentina, where he studied Film Directing at Fundacion Universidad del Cine, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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“Neta”: No separating culture from language

Mexican expression of the day: La neta: the real truth. ¿Es neta? Really, no way?! The questions we have all been asked a million times: Why did you come to Mexico? Why are you thinking about moving or doing business More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 10th, 2017
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“Say Hello to my little friend” cartel leader Beltrán Leyva killed in Nayarit

On Thursday February 9, an alleged regional leader of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel and 12 accomplices were killed in a clash with Mexican marines who poured gunfire into a house from a helicopter-mounted machine More...

Breast Augmentation Surgery (Photo: theplasticsurgerychannel.com)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Myths and realities about breast augmentation surgery

Breast augmentation is the most common plastic surgery procedure carried out aroudn the world after liposuction and is usually performed to increase the size, correct the shape or after a reconstruction due to More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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Make time for the ‘Angels’, as they always have time for you

According to figures from the Ministry of Health of Yucatan, at least 400 patients in the state were diagnosed with childhood cancer during 2016. Basically, the state capital is the only place where they can undergo More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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More Important Than Your Passport!

Recently the Yucatan Times interviewed John Klug, a Senior Representative for Travel MedEvac. TYT: John, you’ve said that Emergency Medical Evacuation protection is more important than a passport.  What do you More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Canadian dollar “goes a long way” in Cancún and Yucatán

TORONTO — Just in time to avoid the winter blues, the travel experts at Canada’s largest locally-owned and operated travel agency, FlightNetwork.com, are releasing their top 27 destinations to help Canadians More...