Yucatecan scientist obtains patent for unique seawater desalination system

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Jorge Antonio Lechuga Andrade is a chemical engineer from Mérida, Yucatán, who has more than 30 years of professional experience. His work in the industry has led him to rethink the way of doing things, and that is how he came up with the idea of creating a water desalination machine which could also be 100 percent sustainable, and wouldn’t More...

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The former railway platform would be renovated. (PHOTO: granparquelaplancha.org)
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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Tour of proposed La Plancha Park site set for March 11

On Saturday March 11, the public is invited to tour the La Plancha railway station and staging yards in central Merida where activists hope to create a large Central Park-style green space. The tour, which will More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Coming events at MEL include play, lecture and art exhibit

Described as funny and deeply moving, A.J. Gurney’s play “Love Letters” will be presented at Merida English Library at 7:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 24. The play, presented as reader’s theater, stars More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Another car-service platform prepares to launch operations in Merida

A new Yucatan company with a mobile technology platform, “Autotaxi Barato de Yucatan” (ABY), is preparing to enter Merida’s market of taxi service with private cars. At the moment, the platform More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Missing teen found dead near Mérida-Progreso highway

Jose Eduardo Javier de la Cruz, who was reported missing on Saturday February 18, was found dead in the early morning hours of Wednesday February 22, about 500 meters from the Mérida – Progreso highway. The More...

The body of a stabbing victim in Eulogia Rosado Park was covered with a blanket. (PHOTO: laverdadnoticias.com)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Merida’s markets are focus of concerns about crime in Centro

A perception of insecurity is growing in the center of Merida, so citizens propose the existence of a single law enforcement command and the disappearance of the municipal police, after considering that it has More...

Bullfighter Francisco Rivera Ordóñez “Paquirri” (left) with members of his team. (PHOTO: yucatan.com.mx)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Hyatt Hotel in Merida offers restitution of money robbed from bullfighter

“I have to thank the director of the Hyatt Regency in Mérida who has solved this unpleasant situation for everyone,” said Francisco Rivera Ordonez, with respect to the theft of which he and his team More...

A Carnival float at last year's event in Merida. (PHOTO: sipse.com)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Authorities say they’re ready to ensure a safe Merida Carnival 2017

Some 950 members of the Yucatan Ministry of Public Security and the Municipal Police of Mérida will be in charge of monitoring and guaranteeing public safety during festivities of the 2017 edition of Carnival, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Merida airport closed briefly due to light aircraft accident

The two runways of Merida International Airport were closed briefly Sunday Feb. 19 by an accident involving a light aircraft based here. Reports indicate that a single-engine Beechcraft was in the process of landing, More...

"La Gallina." (PHOTO: yucatan.com.mx)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Alleged Sinaloa cartel boss re-arrested in Merida

On Tuesday Feb. 14, between 11:30 p.m. and 12 midnight, agents of the Public Security Secretariat (SSP) reportedly re-arrested Roberto Nájera Gutierrez, alleged operative of the Sinaloa Cartel in southeastern More...