U.S. expats chant in Guanajuato: “Friendship yes, the wall no!”

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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 Spring Breakers in Cancún, Quintana Roo have been offensive, rude and haughty towards Mexican people, chanting “Build That More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Survey reveals expats’ surprising insights

Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire writes about asking expats (including those living in Mexico): “What is the most surprising and / or interesting thing you discovered as an expat?” Their More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Concert of Oaxacan music at MEL Saturday

On Saturday March 25, Merida English Library will present a concert of music from Oaxaca state featuring singer Maricarmen Pérez. For more information, call MEL at 999 924 8401. TYT Newsroom Mexico Travel More...

Willem Dafoe charms audiences at Guadalajara International Film Festival
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, March 18th, 2017

“I like to think of myself as a citizen of the world…” (W. Dafoe)

American actor Willem Dafoe participated in the 32th edition of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), which features Germany as a guest country for this year’s edition. Dafoe attended a special More...

Schoolchildren in Mexico carry Irish flags at the annual observance for St. Patrick’s Battalion. Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Photo: star-telegram)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, March 17th, 2017

In 1846, the Irish fought for Mexico in the name of St. Patrick

Most Americans know today is St. Patrick’s Day. But some might also share Mexico’s celebration, honoring a few Irish immigrants who deserted the U.S. Army in 1846 and instead fought for Mexico under Gen. Antonio More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, March 17th, 2017

Bulgarian violist traveled the world, but found a home with Yucatan’s ISQ

The Yucatan Times finishes its series of exclusive interviews with the members of the International String Quartet of Yucatan. On this ocassion we conducted a revealing interview with Nikolai, the last (but not More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Finding HYGGE at Mérida’s La Cúpula

What is Hygge? This Danish word is the essence of feeling a warm glow from the inside out. A place inviting of a cozy, gracious atmosphere. Mérida’s artists display their hygge at La Cúpula, while guests feel More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, March 13th, 2017

Pope Francis on cover of Rolling Stone Magazine

Rolling Stone’s Italian edition features Pope Francis on the cover of its March issue, which hits newsstands on Thursday March 16, 2017. “The Pope says sensible things, such sensible things,” the More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, March 13th, 2017

Take part in forum launching new novel by Merida author José Urioste

A spine-chilling new novel by a Merida writer will be presented and discussed at a public forum 7 p.m. Friday March 17 as part of the International Book Fair of Yucatan (FILEY). The free session on “Libranos More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Canadian firefighters considered angels by Mexican colleagues

A group of local firefighters can’t imagine not having the proper safety gear before venturing into a burning building, but in Mexico that is the reality. Turner Valley Fire Chief Glenn Baxter was shocked More...