Agreement to expand Port of Progreso eyes oil tankers

Port of Progreso is in line for major expansion with an eye toward oil tankers.(PHOTO:

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 new and renewed face, according to a federal-state government agreement signed Wednesday Jan. 11. Governor Rolando Zapata Bello and the federal More...

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Sunrise along Progreso's malecon. (PHOTO: Robert Adams)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Live inexpensively in these Latin American beach towns

Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire describes four great beach towns (including in Yucatan) where you can enjoy yourself at very low cost.  See if you agree with this description of the local More...

The Mexican Navy has joined the search for two lost Sisal fishermen. (PHOTO:
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Navy vessels join search for two missing Sisal fishermen

PROGRESO — The commander of the IX Naval Zone of Yucalpetén, Rosendo Jesus Escalante Ilizaliturri, reported that three vessels of the Navy of Mexico have joined in an operation to search for two lost fishermen, More...

The body of Canadian Barbara McClatchie Andrews was found along the Merida-Cancun highway. (PHOTO:
By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 6th, 2017

Two expats’ murders shook Yucatan in 2016

The murders of two foreigners shook the expat community in Yucatan in 2016. The events occurred in the last quarter of the year, and in both cases the victims were Canadians. They had long resided in the municipality More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 6th, 2017

UNAM’s Yucatán scientists say red octopus’ saliva could cure Alzheimer’s

The red octopus’ saliva is a potential substance that would contain agents against Alzheimer’s disease, and its chemical components could contribute to the understanding of this condition’s mechanism. More...

Electricity for Progreso's water company offices has been cut off.  (PHOTO: Diario de Yucatan)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Lack of water service in Progreso due to water company’s unpaid electric bills

In a Jan. 3 letter to the editor of TYT, a reader named Elizabeth wrote:  “We have no water in Chelem…none…nada…not a drop….why isn’t this news? We have been without water for More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Four Yucatecan fishermen rescued after five days stranded at sea

Four fishermen were rescued after being stranded at sea for five days since Thursday December 22nd, following a shipwreck off the Yucatán coast. The men were found unharmed and in good physical health. In a phone More...

Thomson Dream (CNW Group/Sunwing Vacations)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Sunwing ‘all inclusive’ cruise packages aboard the Thomson Dream

Sunwing’s cruise packages will offer even more value this coming winter, with the introduction of a new exclusive beverage package, available with Thomson Cruises. With this new feature, guests can enjoy unlimited More...

Scientists used this drilling platform to gather data on the Chicxulub crater. (PHOTO:
By Yucatan Times On Monday, December 5th, 2016

Mexico’s deep-water oil push uses data that solved dinosaur riddle off Yucatan coast

A long-awaited auction of Mexico’s untapped deep water oil fields on Monday Dec. 5 has been fueled by a nearly $3 billion USD boom in geological data mapping almost inaccessible deposits to open up what the More...

Port of Progreso. (PHOTO: Revista Alianza Empresarial)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Oil terminal planned for Progreso with $40M USD investment

The commercial director of Grupo Lodemo, Victor Patricio Cicero Alonzo, announced Wednesday Nov. 30, during the 25th Latin American Congress of Ports in Merida, the construction of a Fuel Terminal in the Port of More...