Virtual virus that disrupted the world hits Merida companies

Screen after been infected by a Ransomware virus (Image: Google)

Companies that have been infected say that the virus asks for thousands of pesos as ransom. MERIDA — Three companies in the city have been attacked by the digital virus named “WannaCry”, which has been classified as Ransomware, meaning that it retains information and returns it in exchange of big amounts of money. The digital security specialist, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Three Mérida spas where luxury meets soul

Vacation is about rejuvenating the body, mind, and spirit, and why a visit to the spa is a common “to-do” on the itinerary. A good spa nourishes your soul with a smile, and allows you to relax into a moment More...

Drawing by artist: Anya Sementsova (Steph´s English student and friend from Moscow).
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, May 11th, 2017

¿Mande? (Say that again?): The challenges of understanding different accents

Accents, accents accents. Just when you think you can pretty much understand your Yucatecan neighbor and you are feeling more confident about your language skills, you fly to Mexico City for the weekend and–boom!– More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 8th, 2017

Uxmal impresses both with scale and details

UXMAL, Yucatan — The Uxmal Mayan archaeological site impresses not only with its large scale, but also with its fascinating details. Uxmal, which along with Chichén Itza is included on UNESCO’s list More...

A lecture on mosquito-borne diseases attracted a large turnout to Merida English Library. (PHOTO: Fabiola Villaseñor)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, May 5th, 2017

MEL summer hours

Merida English Library has begun its summer schedule with reduced hours of operation. Summer Hours (May – September) Morning  Monday – Saturday 10 am to 1 pm Afternoon Monday: 6:30 pm to 9 pm Wednesday: More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

World-famous Zipolite beach retains its unique vibe

It was the classic Zipolite moment: while sitting in the town’s best beach restaurant, I listen to the crashing waves, gaze at the yoga enthusiasts in the shade to the right while body surfers frolic ahead and More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Learn Spanish slang with Salma Hayek

“How to Be a Latin Lover,” teaches you Mexican slang and translates the phrases from Spanish into English.    More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Condé Nast Traveler features Yucatán in May issue

Prestigious magazine will promote the tourist products and services of Yucatan. The famous Condé Nast Traveler magazine, with an international presence, devotes 10 pages of its May 2017 issue to Yucatan and its More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

U.S. loses tuna trade battle with Mexico

According to CNN, the U.S. just lost a trade battle with Mexico, and this is the first great loss of the Trump era. Mexico and the U.S. have fought for years over tuna. The U.S. insists that any Mexican tuna sold More...

Potholes southeast of Cordoba, Veracruz. (PHOTO: Chuck Bolotin)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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Potholes, detours and other driving challenges in Mexico: Just follow the pigs, keep calm, and have faith

We continue our Mexico road trip series with 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.  If you’ve ever had a driving challenge More...