Hurricane forecast 2017: 11 cyclones could appear in the Atlantic

Hurricane Dean approaches the Yucatan Peninsula in 2007. (MAP:

The University of Colorado predicts the formation of 11 tropical cyclones. Despite the intense heat in the region, a new forecast indicates that the hurricane season will be below average. The University of Colorado, whose report was cited by the Twitter @ClimaYucatan account, says that, according to the weather conditions, 11 tropical cyclones will More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Campeche: Heritage sites, beaches, ruins, ziplines, wildlife, golf — and more

Travel writer Lea Lane raves about Campeche in this piece for Mexico offers many exceptional areas for exploration, and I’ve written about many of them. One of my favorites is Campeche – More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

U.S. forestry experts visit Yucatan to share firefighting knowledge

From April 17 to 29, eight technicians from the United States Forest Service USFS will visit the Yucatan Peninsula in order to conduct supervision of the Incident Management Teams (Equipos de Manejo de Incendios, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, April 16th, 2017
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Campeche included in list of 5 most colorful cities in Mexico

According to Travelers Today, these are the five most coloful cities in México: Having the ultimate travel adventure sometimes requires you to wander off in the deepest parts of the jungle or swim in the deepest More...

Pemex's CEO, José Antonio González Anaya. (PHOTO: Milenio)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Pemex promises 108 billion pesos to boost hard-hit Campeche

CAMPECHE — In a speech that contrasts with the reality that the state lives, whose economy fell 5.8% in less than two years, Pemex’s CEO, José Antonio González Anaya, pondered the company’s various More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Record scorchers: Yucatan highs could reach 107° F this week

Forecasts call for the Yucatan Peninsula to experience continued scorching hot temperatures this week, especially Tuesday and Wednesday April 4-5, with records of between 38.0 and 42.0 degrees Celsius (100 to 107 More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Mexico’s oil reserves could be gone in 9 years without new finds: report

Mexico’s existing oil reserves are dwindling so fast the country could go dry within nine years without new discoveries. Bloomberg News reported that the National Hydrocarbons Commission said Friday March More...

President Enrique Peña Nieto has predicted 'reactivation and regeneration' for Campeche and Tabasco. (PHOTO:
By Yucatan Times On Friday, March 31st, 2017

Mexico launches regional anti-poverty program targeting Campeche

Mexico is getting ready to launch a new program to lift its poorest out of poverty. President Enrique Pena Nieto signed a law last year to set up special economic zones in the country’s southern and central regions. CGTN’s More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Eni CEO says Campeche oil find likely bigger than estimates

Italy’s Eni said on Wednesday March 29 it expected that its recent discovery off the coast of Campeche would hold more than the 800 million barrels of oil it originally estimated, Reuters reported. “This More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, March 24th, 2017

Italian driller hits pay dirt in Campeche Bay

CIUDAD DEL CARMEN, Campeche — Eni has successfully drilled the Amoca-2 well in the shallow waters of Campeche Bay, off the Yucatan Peninsula, confirming the presence of high-quality oil in multiple reservoirs. Amoca-2 More...