Collapsing buildings pose threat in Merida’s Centro

Mayor Mauricio Vila Dosal warned that there are six houses in Merida’s Centro at risk of collapse due to the serious deterioration caused by more than 20 years of abandonment. He also said that he has already reiterated a request to the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in Yucatan to authorize the demolition of these properties, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
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Missing Merida chef turns up in Chetumal after ‘party with friends’

The SSP (Yucatan State Police) reported that they have located young chef Brianda Elizabeth Castillo Cupul, reported as missing. She was found in Chetumal, Q. Roo, where she traveled of her own volition. She reportedly More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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Merida chef still missing after Uber ride Sunday

MERIDA — A woman who works as a chef in a restaurant located in the center of Merida on Sunday June 25 boarded a Uber vehicle at approximately 5:30 a.m. and from that moment nothing else is known about her More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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Biggest mall in southeast Mexico to open in Merida in 2018

More than 1.3 million people live in Merida, and “The Harbor” will be located in the area with the highest income per capita and highest level of security. The complex will have an artificial lake of More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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Anti-Trump group to hold impeachment event in Merida July 2

(Organizers of a Merida event in favor of impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump submitted the following press release to The Yucatan Times.) “A group of concerned U.S. citizens are holding an Impeachment More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, June 25th, 2017
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Mexican official contends homicides at record level because suspects freed

Under new system, weapons charges no longer require preventative custody. May’s record homicide numbers were the result of a measure that came with the new accusatory justice system, said the National Security More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Trump floats idea of a ‘solar’ border wall

Amid the fallout of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, President Donald Trump this week appeared to embrace an environmentally-friendly solution to what he calls the country’s More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Expat midwife responds to accusations

On June 12, 2017, The Yucatan Times posted an article translated from a Spanish-language newspaper Milenio article regarding Mrs. Sara Marie Forrest Jaimes, a midwife in Merida. Offering a right of reply to More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Forecasters watching possible tropical storms affecting the Yucatán Peninsula

The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) stated Sunday June 18 that there is a 90 percent probability that a tropical storm will form in the next five days, with possible impact on the Yucatan Peninsula. The weather More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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New Merida business to convert vehicles to natural gas

A conversion workshop for the use of natural gas in vehicles is the new innovation in the energy sector of the city. MERIDA — The “Peninsular Natural Energy” a compressed natural gas plant, inaugurated More...