Vendors shouldn’t be banned from Chichén Itzá

As a frequent visitor from the USA to Yucatan, I am sad to learn that the vendors are going to be banned (TYT, June 22, 2017).  Many of their wares are an attraction unto themselves and the sale of the items provides vital income to many of the locals.  I can only speculate that many of the locals are almost certainly direct descendants of those that More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Letter to the Editor: Telmex customer complains about extra charges

On June 19, Paula Danylevich, a Riviera Maya resident, sent the following letter to the Yucatan Times regarding her Telmex bill: Telmex/Inbursa are running an illegal scam on their customers. I posted about it More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Expat midwife responds to accusations

On June 12, 2017, The Yucatan Times posted an article translated from a Spanish-language newspaper Milenio article regarding Mrs. Sara Marie Forrest Jaimes, a midwife in Merida. Offering a right of reply to More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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Stabbing victim’s son recalls father as caring parent and upstanding business owner

Daniel Corbett, of British Columbia, Canada, contacted the Yucatan Times to request publication of this letter regarding his father, Roger Corbett, who died in Chicxulub Puerto in November 2016. A second Canadian, More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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LETTER to the Editor: In support of Mexico

A statement to Mexico and its people from a group of foreign residents in Merida:  –          We feel the need to voice our solidarity and intent to help our adopted country any way we can. –          More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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Lack of water service in Progreso due to water company’s unpaid electric bills

In a Jan. 3 letter to the editor of TYT, a reader named Elizabeth wrote:  “We have no water in Chelem…none…nada…not a drop….why isn’t this news? We have been without water for More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, September 26th, 2016
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Critical environmental issues will be decided based on this year’s election outcome

Heather Shelby, Action Network Manager and activist for the Environmental Defense Fund, sent a letter to the Yucatán Times’ Editor urging all American citizens to vote responsibly, keeping in mind that critical More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
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Update: An expat’s major problem with the electric company in Merida

On July 13, 2016, Mr. Dale Sherin of Merida contacted The Yucatan Times to report that CFE (the electric utility company) was going to fine him $113,500 pesos for allegedly damaging his electricity meter. TYT published More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, August 11th, 2016
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Mexican president’s approval rating at an all-time low: Poll

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s approval rating has fallen to an all-time low, according to a poll published on Thursday Aug. 11, and is seen as being punished for lackluster economic growth as well More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
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A major problem with the electric company in Merida

This is a verbatim letter submitted by Dale Sherin to the Yucatan Times´Editor in Chief on July 13, 2016. Today is July 11, 2016. The bell rang at our door this afternoon and it was the electric company requesting More...