Nine tourists die in Playa del Carmen during holidays

All deaths were due to natural causes except a Russian man who drowned in a cenote…. PLAYA DEL CARMEN — Nine vacationers died in this destination during the holiday season, all due to natural causes except a Russian man who drowned while scuba diving in a cenote, informed the director of Public Safety, Juan Martín Rodríguez Olvera. “What More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Merida’s mayor promotes the city in Miami

Vila preps travel agents in Miami on Merida’s many attractions…. MIAMI — Mayor Mauricio Vila Dosal led a training meal that was offered to more than 30 travel agencies in Miami, with the aim of More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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NAFTA talks off to rocky start: NY Times

WASHINGTON — According to the New York Times, the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is off to a rocky start. The Trump administration lectured Canada and Mexico on the failures of the current More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Billionaire Trump friend considered for Mexico ambassador

Tom Barrack, President Trump’s longtime friend and well known billionaire, is under consideration for the post of ambassador to Mexico, Politico reported last week. Yet White House officials and advisers More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Ex-head of Mexico’s state oil company denies taking bribes

MEXICO CITY — The former head of Mexico’s state-owned oil company, a key campaign adviser to President Enrique Pena Nieto, has denied accusations that he took bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Mexican archeological sites attract more international visitors

The National Institute of Anthropology and History reported 8 million visitors at archeological sites during the first half of 2017 Since 2008, international tourism in Mexican territory didn’t have a significant More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Tropical Storm Gert forms in the Atlantic

MIAMI — The eighth tropical depression of the current Atlantic hurricane season has become Tropical Storm “Gert”, but it is not expected to impact US coasts nor the Yucatan Peninsula, the US National Hurricane More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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COMMENT: Venezuela crisis spills over into Mexico

Venezuela, in South America, is a beautiful country and rich in natural resources, possessing the world’s largest known oil reserves.  For many years it was a stable country, but the past several decades have More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, August 13th, 2017
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Canada vs Mexico: Trump seeks to divide and conquer in Nafta negotiations

The rhetoric against a neighbouring country dominated Donald Trump’s presidential campaign: a billion-dollar wall, a crackdown on immigration, and a steep border tax. Yet when Trump fired the opening shot in his More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, August 12th, 2017
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Mexican official says migration, security at stake in NAFTA talks: report

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico could pull back on cooperation in migration and security matters if the United States walks away from talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Mexican More...