OPINION: México, a racist and status-based country

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Sergio Negrete Cardenas writes in Alto Nivel that Mexico’s paradox is that we show-off our “mestizaje” (miscegenation) as a type of a superior fusion, but we are ashamed of it if it is inclined towards the Oaxacan’s than the Madrilenian one. “He looks Oaxacan”, “bronze race”, “rim color”, “Indian More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Without Obamacare, US retirees may seek refuge in Mexico

According to El Financiero newspaper, due to President Donald Trump’s intention to cancel the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the low cost of housing in Mexico compared to the US, 3.9 million retired Americans More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, June 12th, 2017
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Commentary: The “Un” Word (Part 2)

“I had not been living, just breathing for a while, feeling stuck, fat, ugly, hopeless, unappreciated, unloved and all words beginning with “un” you can imagine” In this deeply personal post for More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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Commentary: The “Un” Word (Part 1)

“I had not been living, just breathing for a while, feeling stuck, fat, ugly, hopeless, unappreciated, unloved and all words beginning with “un” you can imagine” In this deeply personal post for More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
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Expat indie-movie director Jason Buff produces new music video in Mayan language

“Xíimbal Kaaj” features Yucatan rapper Pat Boy and singer Yazmin Novelo, under the production of 4 Mayan Seasons Foundation and Jabu Studio. MERIDA — After a year of work and planning, a team More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, June 5th, 2017
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An expat’s serendipitous encounter with a Mexican rock star

Sitting patiently in the wait area watching people line-up to board my flight from Mexico City to LA, I took a bite of my dulce de cajeta and thought to myself:  “Why in the world do people stand in a long line More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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New Yorkers make Merida their second home

Tim and Marsha Weaver already have a name picked out for their vacation home in Mérida. According to New York Post, last October, the Montclair, NJ, couple purchased a historic house with plans to transform it 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...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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Expats’ cost of living: expectations and reality

Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire describes how (or even if) expats living in places like Mexico could achieve a lower cost of living. A study of expats primarily in Central America, “Expats: More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, May 14th, 2017
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Five best places to live in Mexico include Merida and Riviera Maya

According to International Living, Mexico is not only the nearest destination abroad for U.S. and Canadian expats; it is also one of the most popular. More than a million expats are estimated to live in Mexico full- More...