Yucatán at War with Itself

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series]   As 1846 began, the Republic of Yucatán stood proudly as an independent nation.  It had withstood invasions from Mexico by land and sea.  It had definitively rejected an insincere, poisonous agreement to reunify with Mexico.  Yucatán was at peace.   And then More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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5 Amazing Facts About the Maya Culture You Will Find Fascinating!

We bring you today 5 facts about the Maya culture that you will find fascinating! Let us start… 1. Did the Maya really disappeared? Empty Chichen Itzá by Frederick Catherwood in the late 1830´s Around 700-800 More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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The Battle of Campeche:  Yucatán and Texas versus Mexico

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series] Yucatán and Texas seem like unlikely allies.  In the early years of the Mexican Republic, though, they were alike in many ways, both More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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Santiago Imán and the Republic of Yucatán

[“Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series]   A little-known citizen of Tizimín, in remote northeastern Yucatán, started a rebellion that became a revolution and created the independent More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
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Yucatecan World War II hero Dies at Age 93

Lieutenant Ramiro Bastarrachea, a machine gunner with Squadron 201, has died. He was the last of the 3 Yucatecans who had fought in World War II.  He died in Tixpéual, the village where he was born over 93 years More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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Zavala: The Yucatecan Vice President of Texas Part 2 — To Mexico, New York, Paris, and Tejas

[“Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series] Continued from last month:  Returning from Spain to independent Mexico… [Link to Zavala Part 1, published February 2, 2015]   Lorenzo More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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Zavala: The Yucatecan Vice President of Texas Part 1

From Tecoh Yucatán to San Juan de Ulúa to Madrid [Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series]   In 1836, a man from the village of Tecoh, Yucatán became vice president of More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 5th, 2015
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Santa Anna, Governor of Yucatán

[“Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series] North Americans who identify Santa Anna only with the Alamo and San Jacinto may be surprised to learn that he was once the Governor of Yucatán.  More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 2nd, 2015
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Los Reyes Magos Are Coming To Town

Rosca de Reyes Surprise!!  Just when you thought that the Holiday season was over, Mexico has another big one to celebrate in just a few days. Holy Kings Day is a celebration held on the 6th of January of each More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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The Haitian Refugees and Mother Africa

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series] The refugees arrived in Campeche on Wednesday, February 10, 1796 aboard the merchant vessel La amable María Rosa — 63 men, 35 women, More...