We’re prepared for end of NAFTA, Mexico’s top diplomat says

Luis Videgaray. (PHOTO: bloomberg.com)

Mexico is prepared for the end of the North American Free Trade Agreement if it can’t reach a deal with the U.S. and Canada that benefits all three nations, the country’s top diplomat said. President Enrique Pena Nieto’s administration is committed to keeping North America tariff-free and has set clear limits for what it can accept in negotiations More...

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Students and teachers at the Nicolas Guillen elementary school in the lower class Nueva Tepalcate barrio in the city of Chimalhuacan, State of Mexico. Mexico. The school consists of eight small, provisional classrooms without electricity for 170 students. (Photo: Vallarta Daily)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Mexico wants all its kids to speak English as well as Spanish in 20 years

MEXICO CITY — President Trump may want to wall off America’s southern neighbor, but Mexico is still happy to talk, writes Joshua Partlow in the Washington Post. With an eye to making its population more More...

A general view of a market in Mexico City. PHOTO:   REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
By Yucatan Times On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Mexico’s rising inflation prompts hints of more interest rate hikes to come

Mexican annual inflation rose at its fastest pace in nearly 8 years in early March, prompting central bank chief Agustin Carstens to hint at higher interest rates to combat an inflation “bubble” he said More...

Cancun restaurant Pizza del Perro Negro has closed after an alleged extortion attempt. (PHOTO: noticaribe.com)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Several Cancun restaurants close in wake of extortion attempts

CANCUN — With a series of attacks against restaurants in Cancun, organized crime is sowing terror stemming from the indifference and inefficiency of law enforcement authorities that have failed to stop the More...

17 de marzo de 2017. El alcalde Mauricio Vila con el gobernador de Querétaro. Foto oficial
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Mérida and Querétaro unite to promote tourism

Mérida and Querétaro are joining forces to boost the tourism sector in both cities, through offering new and traditional regional products and the most exclusive hotels of the southern region of México,. The More...

Children play amid illuminated globes in Merida's Plaza Grande. (PHOTO: yucatan.com.mx)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Merida will glow at night with International Festival of Lights

Tonight, Merida will be illuminated with lights of different sizes and shapes when the International Festival of Lights (Filux) is officially inaugurated at 7:00 pm. From Thursday March 23 until Sunday March 26, More...

(PHOTO: am mexico)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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U.S. expats chant in Guanajuato: “Friendship yes, the wall no!”

According to Barbara Davoli, reader of The Yucatán Times, on Monday March 20th, dozens of Americans and Guanajuato residents met to celebrate the first day of spring and Benito Juárez’s birthday. Meanwhile, many More...

A medical clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. An estimated 952,000 Californians enter Mexico to receive health care annually, including prescription drugs, according to the U.S. International Trade Commission. (Photo: Guillermo Arias/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Boom in medical tourism to Mexico predicted if Obamacare ends

On almost any weekday afternoon, silver-haired Americans, often with mouths still numb from Novocain, line up at the U.S. port of entry between Nogales, Mexico, and Nogales, Ariz., according to Caitlin Dickson of More...

U.S. Ambassador Roberta Jacobson in Oaxaca. (PHOTO: U.S. Embassy)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Amb. Jacobson focuses on human rights and economic development in Oaxaca

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City issued this news release on March 22, 2017:  –  U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson visited the state of Oaxaca as part of her commitment to enhance the bilateral relationship More...

Merida Mayor Mauricio Vila explained the city's master plan to a visitor. (PHOTO: reporteroshoy.mx)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Merida is a leader in Latin America’s fight against climate change

Mérida was ranked as one of the leading cities in Latin America in the fight against climate change by having a platform that will allow it to report advances in its commitment to reduce the footprint of carbon More...