Canadian leader urges improved conditions for Mexican workers and women

 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau highlighted the need to improve salaries and working conditions in Mexico as part of the modernization of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in a wide-ranging address to the Senate on Friday Oct. 13. On the second and final day of his first state visit to the country, Trudeau told senators and More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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COMMENT: Chaos within the PAN leadership

Margarita Zavala, wife of former President Felipe Calderon, has quit PAN (the partisan organization which made Felipe President) because of her differences with Ricardo Anaya, the current national head of PAN, who More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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San Miguel’s feel is ‘Mexican Disneyland’: Lonely Planet

Many people say that San Miguel is a bit like a Mexican Disneyland for foreign (mainly American) retirees and visiting chilangos (those from Mexico City). While there is a certain contrived fairy tale feel to More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, October 14th, 2017
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In quakes’ aftermath, many Mexicans don’t have a home

Rubble is all that remains of hundreds of houses rent asunder by the earthquakes that struck Mexico in September, leaving owners lodging with relatives or friends, hoping their homes can be rebuilt or they can find More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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U.S. travel warning impacts the tourist influx to Cancun

As a result of the recent rise in crime and homicides, 300,000 hotel reservations reportedly have been cancelled…. CANCUN — Irene Prado, sales manager of Secrets Silversands from the hotel chain A & More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Human sacrifice was a fact of early Mexican culture: new book

More details about the practice of human sacrifice during earlier times in Mexico are offered in a new book by a Mexican archaeologist, who analyzed remains of 101 people sacrificed 500 years ago… Ximena More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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What you should know about vehicle Temporary Import Permits

For those Ex-pats or foreign tourists with a Temporary Import Permit (TIP) for their vehicle, there is a quick and convenient way to check the current status of your permit, along with some other useful information. More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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NAFTA: Trump, corporate leaders at odds over future of trade deal

WASHINGTON and MEXICO CITY — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Oct. 11 that he was open to bilateral trade pacts with either Canada or Mexico if a three-way deal cannot be reached to substantially More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Columbus Day? Not in Mexico… Here we celebrate “Día de la Raza”

Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. Although the United States celebrates Columbus Day on the second Monday of October each year, in Mexico the holiday More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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More jobs and investment the goal of three new economic zones in southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Three new economic zones have been created in southern Mexico that federal officials predict will generate thousands of jobs and millions in investments. Last week, President Enrique Peña Nieto More...