Mexico mulls importing avocados due to high prices of domestic produce

The growing global appetite for avocados has been blamed for a litany of sorrows, from self-inflicted stab wounds to stopping young people from buying their own homes, according to The Guardian. But in Mexico, the world’s biggest producer, what used to be a dietary staple is now too expensive for many ordinary consumers. And, now the country More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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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 More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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PRI says new coalition rules aimed to stop leftist AMLO

MEXICO CITY — Rules adopted by Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party allowing it to form coalitions and non-members to run for president were necessary to stop leftist Andres Manuel Lopez 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 Saturday, August 12th, 2017
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Tortillas are essential icon in Mexican gastronomy

El Universal brings us an interesting article about one of the most exquisite and essential Mexican gastronomy icons: Tortillas.  “And thus they found the food, and this was what entered into the flesh of More...