Calm restored in Celestun after violent protests

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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 between a committee of residents and the Secretary General of Yucatan Government, Roberto Rodríguez Asaf, resulting in the release of More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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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...

Remote Terminal  of Progreso's Port (Photo: Google)
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...

The meeting in Merida to ratify the Special Economic Zonein Progreso was attended by leaders of Yucatan's main business groups. (PHOTO: Sefoe)
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...

Roger Corbett. (Courtesy Daniel Corbett)
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...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

A 200-pound octopus catch off the Yucatán Peninsula

The Yucatán Peninsula is known for its turquoise water kissed beaches in Cancun, Mayan pyramids and quaint fishing villages. On the Northwestern shores of the peninsula is a small beach fishing community, known More...

Greater flamingos in the Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan state, Mexico (PHOTO: google)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Celestún Biosphere Reserve, a Yucatecan treasure

Writer Ron Mader posted this informative article on Celestún on Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Witness a fascinating natural sparkling show in Holbox and Campeche

It is a fact that there are living creatures that remain hidden in darkness, in the depths of the ocean… Nonetheless, there are others as the noctiluca scintillans –also known as the sea sparkle- whose main More...

Progreso malecon showed damage from tidal swells. (PHOTO:
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Beach erosion hurts property values in Progreso area

PROGRESO — The proximity of the sea to the beach houses in Progreso and its surrounding communities has caused the shoreline to almost disappear and provoked water damages to the foundations of the constructions. Due More...

Port of Progreso is in line for major expansion with an eye toward oil tankers.(PHOTO:
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Agreement to expand Port of Progreso eyes oil tankers

Intended to strengthen the economy of Yucatan and the southeastern Mexico, in addition to becoming an important center for the storage and distribution of hydrocarbons, the Port of Progreso will soon present a More...