Mérida, “A Languid City of Pastel Mansions and Evening Promenades”

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Mérida got the kind of Public Relations money can’t buy when it was given a full-page treatment in the New York Times on December 4th 2011. Phrases like “a languid city of pastel mansions and evening promenades,” could certainly help with bookings this coming summer vacation, just as it did in 2006, when the New York Times travel writers turned More...

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Mortal accident on Paseo de Montejo
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Mortal accident on Paseo de Montejo

What was supposed to be a holiday for a family from Tabasco,  became hell in a matter of seconds, when David Sandoval Ruizpérez was arrested for accidentally run over 69 year old Lucia Herrera Arana, on the More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 17th, 2014

World Famous Cuba National Ballet to perform in Mérida

Viengsay Valdés and Víctor Estévez the top ballet dancers of the Cuba National Ballet will have a feature presentation in Mérida, Yucatan, on May 2 and 3 at Teatro Peón Contreras. The Cuban National Ballet More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Police Release Burglary Codes: Have You Seen These Symbols on Your House?

Home burglary is one of the more frequent crimes committed in the state of Yucatán, and the number of cases has grown significantly in recent years. Have You Seen These Symbols on Your House? On December 2013, More...

1ra Feria Artesanal Regional
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

1st Regional Artisan Fair begins today in Mérida

MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN – The “1ra Feria Artesanal Regional” kicks off today in Mérida’s Parque de la Paz, and will run until April 25. Featuring artisans from the states of Chiapas, Campeche, Quintana Roo and More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, April 14th, 2014

Four houses will be rehabilitated in Downtown Merida

The owners of four houses in Downtown Merida considered at risk have now the permission of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) to start the rehabilitation of their properties with the support More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, April 11th, 2014

Semana Santa vacation period starts today

On Friday April 11th, 2014, State Governor, Rolando Zapata Bello and Secretary of Public Safety, Luis Felipe Saiden, leaded the kick off ceremony of the holiday public safety operation (Operativo Vacacional de Seguridad) at More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 10th, 2014

It was hell in Uman

A major fire occurred on Wednesday April 9, in Colonia San Francisco, located in the Municipality of Uman, just 5 miles from Mérida, Yucatán. Law enforcement , civil protection , military, Red Cross and other More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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19 year old girl raped inside a bar in Downtown Merida

The Municipal Police arrested Erick Fernando Velazco Hernandez, accused of raping a 19 year old girl. The incident occurred in the bathroom of a bar in Merida Downtown, on the night of Friday April 4. The suspect More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Quinta Montes Molina, Historic Landmark on Paseo de Montejo

Built by Italian architects and craftsmen who arrived in Mérida to construct the José Peón Contreras Theater and Opera House in 1906, “La Quinta  Montes Molina”,  formerly known as “Villa Beatriz,” More...