New Cancun-Baltimore flights to be offered by Spirit Airlines

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Spirit Airlines plans to add flights to Cancun from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport starting in November. Cancun will be the airline’s first international route at BWI, the airport said Monday May 22. Spirit shifted its regional operations in September 2012 to the airport, where it has grown from serving two destinations More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Officials attribute Yucatan mega-blackout to ‘transmission line failure’

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) reported that at around 11:04 am a fault occurred in the transmission line between Tabasco and Campeche, which caused massive service disruption in areas of the Yucatan peninsula, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Expats respond: How do the locals treat you?

Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire writes about one of the biggest concerns that people considering moving abroad have — how will the locals treat them? There are many good reasons to move More...

Hurricane Dean approaches the Yucatan Peninsula in 2007. (MAP: earthobservatory.nasa.gov)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Cancun conference shines spotlight on Mexico’s progress in dealing with disasters

Menaced by volcanoes, earthquakes and hurricanes, Mexico has made strides in forming a national plan to reduce those and other risks, but business and communities must be involved to make the country more robust More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Mega-Blackout in Southeast Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula

An interstate blackout disrupted activities throughout Southeast Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula, causing great economic losses that are still incalculable. Shortly after 11:00 am on Tuesday May 23rd, millions More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Calm restored in Celestun after violent protests

Where is the mayor? CELESTUN — After the violent dispute recorded between the night of Friday May 19 and the first hours of Saturday May 20, peace seems to be returning to Celestun. A  dialogue was established More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Abandoned sailboat grounded on Cozumel beach

COZUMEL — Suspiciously, a sailboat ran aground on the eastern shore of Isla Cozumel, where it was abandoned; elements of the Mexican Navy responded to review the boat, because of the possibility that it More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Singer Natalia Lafourcade and conductor Alondra de la Parra to perform in Merida

International symphonic conductor Alondra de la Parra promises a really special concert May 27. MERIDA – “Mexico is a country with a great taste for any kind of music,” says orchestra director Alondra de More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Fifth annual Cozumel Scuba Fest set for June 20-25

COZUMEL — The Fifth Annual Cozumel Scuba Festival will take place June 20-25, Dive Magzine reports. Leading figures from the diving world including oceanographers, explorers, photographers and conservationists More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Southwest Airlines to add new weekly St. Louis – Cancun route

Southwest Airlines announced St. Louis Lambert International Airport will become its next international gateway with service to Cancun. The airline set November 11 as a start date for the Saturday round trip service More...