Officials attribute Yucatan mega-blackout to ‘transmission line failure’


The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) reported that at around 11:04 am a fault occurred in the transmission line between Tabasco and Campeche, which caused massive service disruption in areas of the Yucatan peninsula, affecting some 1.7 million customers. The CFE said that by 1:15 pm, it had been possible to restore the supply to 70 percent of those More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Mega-Blackout in Southeast Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula

An interstate blackout disrupted activities throughout Southeast Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula, causing great economic losses that are still incalculable. Shortly after 11:00 am on Tuesday May 23rd, millions More...

Officials review street damage by vandals. PHOTO: El Debate
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Vandalism of Merida’s newly paved streets said politically motivated

The destruction of streets with industrial acid is a “stupid” political maneuver, say researchers. “It is shameful that in this city there are people capable of taking actions of this More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, May 19th, 2017

‘Tsunami’ of home robberies hits Merida

The wave of robberies to homes and residences in Merida is spreading like a tsunami. This week new complaints were heard and denunciations of neighbors of various fraccionamientos and colonies of the city that More...

Screen after been infected by a Ransomware virus (Image: Google)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Virtual virus that disrupted the world hits Merida companies

Companies that have been infected say that the virus asks for thousands of pesos as ransom. MERIDA — Three companies in the city have been attacked by the digital virus named “WannaCry”, which has been More...

Doña Wilma's soup kitchen in south Merida provides meals at low cost to families in need. (PHOTO: La Verdad)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

She shares what little she has in impoverished settlements of south Merida

Wilma Garrido and her donors offer food in the irregular settlements of south Merida.  We have all gone through a time of economic difficulties in life, and this was the reason why Doña Wilma Beatriz Garrido Castillo, More...

Merida's International Congress Center (Photo: Google)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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New Yucatan convention center nears completion

The new International Convention Center already has confirmed 10 meetings for 2018. MERIDA — The Yucatán International Convention Center has previewed its dates available for 2018, which has resulted in More...

Periferico motel catering to couples. (PHOTO: La Verdad)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 15th, 2017

‘Hidden love’ means big money in Merida

“No-tell motel” buyers pay up to $3 million USD because of motels’ big profit potential. MERIDA — In Merida, the ‘hidden love’ of couples is a lucrative business that generates More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 15th, 2017

Finally, American Airlines to start Miami-Mérida flights

After six-month delay, the American Airlines route will be inaugurated. MERIDA – After a six-month delay, American Airlines finally has announced startup of its Miami-Mérida-Miami flight, which will arrive at More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Wild animals invade Merida suburbs

Yucatan’s Secretary of Urban Development and Environment (Seduma), Eduardo Batllori Sampedro, acknowledged that the presence of wild animals in Merida’s suburban developments has become common, because More...