Yucatecan scientist obtains patent for unique seawater desalination system

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Jorge Antonio Lechuga Andrade is a chemical engineer from Mérida, Yucatán, who has more than 30 years of professional experience. His work in the industry has led him to rethink the way of doing things, and that is how he came up with the idea of creating a water desalination machine which could also be 100 percent sustainable, and wouldn’t More...

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The former railway platform would be renovated. (PHOTO: granparquelaplancha.org)
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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Tour of proposed La Plancha Park site set for March 11

On Saturday March 11, the public is invited to tour the La Plancha railway station and staging yards in central Merida where activists hope to create a large Central Park-style green space. The tour, which will More...

A boutique hotel in Tulum. (PHOTO: Michelle Rae)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Check out these five choice boutique hotels in Tulum

Writing in pastemagazine.com, Michelle Rae came up with a list of five particularly appealing boutique hotels in Tulum. “Tulum is the yoga capital of the world,” my guide says as we walk around one of the properties More...

Hotel Riu Caribe Cancun. (PHOTO: riucaribecancun.com)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Special events and new construction hold positive outlook for Cancun

Cancun – The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced a series of events to provide visitors with unique experiences that will create memorable vacations for all of them. “Throughout the years, More...

Left to right: Fernando Valenquela, Quintana Roo Gov. Carlos Joaquín, and former team owner Carlos Peralta.  (PHOTO: Quintana Roo Tigres)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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MLB legend Fernando Valenzuela buying into Tigres of Quintana Roo

Before there was Fernandomania in Major League Baseball, there was simply Fernando Valenzuela in the Mexican Baseball League. The left-hander got his start in his home country, getting his feet wet in professional More...

Flamngos are said to be rebouding in Yucatan. (PHOTO: notimex.com)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Yucatan flamingo population reportedly is rebounding

The Río Lagartos Biosphere Reserve in the East of Yucatan is one of the main nesting refuges in Mexico for pink flamingos. “It is a bird that identifies us as a state and as a country, even,” said Jorge More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Coming events at MEL include play, lecture and art exhibit

Described as funny and deeply moving, A.J. Gurney’s play “Love Letters” will be presented at Merida English Library at 7:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 24. The play, presented as reader’s theater, stars More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Another car-service platform prepares to launch operations in Merida

A new Yucatan company with a mobile technology platform, “Autotaxi Barato de Yucatan” (ABY), is preparing to enter Merida’s market of taxi service with private cars. At the moment, the platform More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Missing teen found dead near Mérida-Progreso highway

Jose Eduardo Javier de la Cruz, who was reported missing on Saturday February 18, was found dead in the early morning hours of Wednesday February 22, about 500 meters from the Mérida – Progreso highway. The More...

The body of a stabbing victim in Eulogia Rosado Park was covered with a blanket. (PHOTO: laverdadnoticias.com)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Merida’s markets are focus of concerns about crime in Centro

A perception of insecurity is growing in the center of Merida, so citizens propose the existence of a single law enforcement command and the disappearance of the municipal police, after considering that it has More...