We’re prepared for end of NAFTA, Mexico’s top diplomat says

Luis Videgaray. (PHOTO: bloomberg.com)

Mexico is prepared for the end of the North American Free Trade Agreement if it can’t reach a deal with the U.S. and Canada that benefits all three nations, the country’s top diplomat said. President Enrique Pena Nieto’s administration is committed to keeping North America tariff-free and has set clear limits for what it can accept in negotiations More...

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Students and teachers at the Nicolas Guillen elementary school in the lower class Nueva Tepalcate barrio in the city of Chimalhuacan, State of Mexico. Mexico. The school consists of eight small, provisional classrooms without electricity for 170 students. (Photo: Vallarta Daily)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Mexico wants all its kids to speak English as well as Spanish in 20 years

MEXICO CITY — President Trump may want to wall off America’s southern neighbor, but Mexico is still happy to talk, writes Joshua Partlow in the Washington Post. With an eye to making its population more More...

A medical clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. An estimated 952,000 Californians enter Mexico to receive health care annually, including prescription drugs, according to the U.S. International Trade Commission. (Photo: Guillermo Arias/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Boom in medical tourism to Mexico predicted if Obamacare ends

On almost any weekday afternoon, silver-haired Americans, often with mouths still numb from Novocain, line up at the U.S. port of entry between Nogales, Mexico, and Nogales, Ariz., according to Caitlin Dickson of More...

U.S. Ambassador Roberta Jacobson in Oaxaca. (PHOTO: U.S. Embassy)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Amb. Jacobson focuses on human rights and economic development in Oaxaca

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City issued this news release on March 22, 2017:  –  U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson visited the state of Oaxaca as part of her commitment to enhance the bilateral relationship More...

Merida Mayor Mauricio Vila explained the city's master plan to a visitor. (PHOTO: reporteroshoy.mx)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Merida is a leader in Latin America’s fight against climate change

Mérida was ranked as one of the leading cities in Latin America in the fight against climate change by having a platform that will allow it to report advances in its commitment to reduce the footprint of carbon More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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U.S. and Mexican university presidents to meet in Guadalajara

  The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City distributed this news release on March 22, 2017: —  A delegation of 40 people composed of 26 university presidents, 7 university directors, 6 accompanying people, More...

A Boeing 737 (737-800) jetliner belonging to Sunwing Airlines takes off from Calgary, Alberta.    (PHOTO: Larry MacDougal/TCPI/The Canadian Press
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Drunk pilot removed from Canada-Cancun flight pleads guilty to being impaired

CALGARY, Canada — A pilot who drank a bottle of vodka in his hotel room before his flight to Cancun and was so impaired he appeared to pass out in the cockpit says he is filled with remorse and shame. Miroslav More...

Guatemalan officers place the body of a guard killed in prison riot in the bed of a pickup truck. (PHOTO: uk.news.yahoo.com)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Gang attacks on Guatemalan police kill three officers, wound eight more

GUATEMALA CITY – Three policemen were killed and seven officers wounded in attacks on police across Guatemala on Monday night March 20, the Associated Press reported. Authorities said the attacks occured hours More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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UK-based firm ranks Mexico as third most dangerous country

The consulting firm Verisk Maplecroft compiled a Crime Rate Index for calendar year 2016, and Mexico is ranked the third most dangerous country in the world.  The list was released in December 2016. Verisk Maplecroft More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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EDITORIAL: Anatomy of a Hater

In our line of work, we often wonder, what can make a person so intolerant and upset with the world or other people? We still haven´t been able to find a proper answer.   Meet Nathan Nutter. According to More...