Celestún offers an economical destination for tourists

CELESTÚN, Yucatan — The Transport and Social Management directors of Celestún’s City Council, Luis Chay Chay and Armando Yan Estrada, touted the port’s touristic strengths, with Chay Chay reporting that birdwatching is one of the main attractions, mainly due to the presence of flamingos and a large number of other waterfowls and More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Shelters can handle 20,000 people if a hurricane hits Yucatán

MERIDA — State Civil Protection official Aarón Palomo Euán explained that in case a hurricane hits Yucatan, about 20,000 people will be able to take refuge in the 1,217 strategic points located in the 106 More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Yucatan authorities confiscate vehicle suspected in hit-and-run that killed Canadian

MERIDA — The State Police Investigation unit (PEI) has seized the BMW car that allegedly hit and killed Canadian expat James Lynn McClure, 70. The luxury vehicle was impounded by investigators of the More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Peña Nieto bans oil extraction in Yucatán waters

On June 19th, El Diario de Yucatán newspaper reported that President Enrique Peña Nieto promulgated two decrees which prohibit oil extraction and exploration within a coastal margin area of 180 kilometers of Yucatan, More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

New Progreso port infrastructure plan will allow private investment

Private capital will assist in Progreso’s port inprovements. PROGRESO — The Secretary of Communications and Transport, Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, and Yucatan Governor Rolando Zapata Bello announced  Friday More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Calm restored in Celestun after violent protests

Where is the mayor? CELESTUN — After the violent dispute recorded between the night of Friday May 19 and the first hours of Saturday May 20, peace seems to be returning to Celestun. A  dialogue was established More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Health authorities find an outbreak of rabies in Progreso

Dogs and cats will be vaccinated at each house in the area. PROGRESO – After confirming a positive case of canine rabies, found by the Central Regional Laboratory of Mérida on Friday, April 7, the Yucatán Health More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Progreso’s port infrastructure projects and pipelines get underway this year

This year, construction of the new fuel terminal will begin. PROGRESO — This year Pemex will build and operate a fuel storage terminal at the Progreso port in partnership with two private companies, said More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Commitment is ratified for Special Economic Zone in Progreso

The commitment to achieve in this administration the declaration in Yucatan of a Special Economic Zone (EEZ) was ratified by the General Coordinator of State Government Advisers, Eric Rubio Barthell, in a session More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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Stabbing victim’s son recalls father as caring parent and upstanding business owner

Daniel Corbett, of British Columbia, Canada, contacted the Yucatan Times to request publication of this letter regarding his father, Roger Corbett, who died in Chicxulub Puerto in November 2016. A second Canadian, More...