Watercross racing coming to Progreso July 29-30

On July 29 and 30, more than thirty riders will participate in the XI Mexico Watercross Grand Prix 2017 (XI Gran Premio de Motos Acuáticas Campion de México 2017, in Spanish), which is taking place in Progreso’s rowing and canoeing canal. Additionally, besides the two-day competition, there will be many other attractions. During this year’s edition, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Río Lagartos among the most polluted beaches in México

According to a study carried out by the the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS), Rio Lagartos is among the country’s 10 most polluted beaches. The agency conducted a seawater More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Red tide is approaching Yucatán coasts

According to SIPSE, in the beginning of these summer vacations the red tide is approaching Yucatecan coasts. The sighting of this phenomenon took place on Monday in the strech between Dzilam and San Felipe, which More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Possible ‘mega’ oil field could threaten Scorpions Reef

Jonathan Ruiz, an El Financiero newspaper contributor, writes about the recent news of the possible ‘mega’ oil field in Yucatán waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In his article, he gives his opinions and point More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Construction work in Progreso area affects marine traffic

PROGRESO — Just right before summer begins, in the area of El Trébol, south of Yucalpetén’s harbor, the facilities of a tourist marina are being enlarged, which causes problems for fishermen and boat More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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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 More...

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
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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...