Yucatan flamingo population reportedly is rebounding

Flamngos are said to be rebouding in Yucatan. (PHOTO: notimex.com)

The Río Lagartos Biosphere Reserve in the East of Yucatan is one of the main nesting refuges in Mexico for pink flamingos. “It is a bird that identifies us as a state and as a country, even,” said Jorge Carlos Berlin Montero, delegate of Semarnat in Yucatan. In Yucatan, this species makes its habitat in the 10 ecological reserves where More...

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Farmers Gualberto Casanova (left) and Dionisio Yam Moo stand among young corn plants in Yam Moo's improved milpa plot. (PHOTO: Gabriel Popkin)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Mayan farmers adapt to climate change with new techniques

Freelance journalist Gabriel Popkin used support from the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and the Society for Environmental Journalism to research this report on new Mayan farming techniques for National More...

A Yucatan wind farm. (PHOTO: metering.com)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Indigenous communities oppose wind farms in Yucatan

KIMBILÁ, Yucatan — Writing in thewire.in, Emilio Godoy says Yucatan has become a new energy frontier in Mexico, while the indigenous population is fearful of losing out on their livelihoods. The growing More...

Cenote cleanup in Yucatan continues. (PHOTO: yucatanalamano.com)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Agency to supervise cleanup of 22 Yucatan cenotes in 2017

The federal delegate of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), Jorge Carlos Berlin Montero, announced that this year the agency will continue the rescue and cleanup of 22 cenotes in Yucatan. He More...

Scene of light plane crash near Chichen Itza airport. (PHOTO: Televisa)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Plane crash near Chichen Itza seriously injures pilot

No fatalities were reported in the plane crash near Chichen Itza airport Wednesday night. The crash seriously injured the pilot of the Piper plane with registration number N116-TH. Besides the pilot, More...

Yucatan state police arrested Roberto Nájera Gutiérrez, alias “La Gallina” and two other men in Tizimin Thursday Jan. 26. (PHOTO: Desde el Balcon)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Release of alleged Sinaloa Cartel operative in Yucatan termed “incomprehensible”

The release of Roberto Nájera Gutiérrez, alias “La Gallina”, identified by police authorities as an operative of the Sinaloa Cartel in southeastern Mexico, was described Tuesday Jan. 31 as a very More...

"La Gallina." (PHOTO: yucatan.com.mx)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

“La Gallina,” alleged Sinaloa cartel operative, reportedly released from Merida jail

An alleged Sinaloa cartel leader arrested in Yucatan last week has reportedly been released from jail in Merida. Although the Yucatán delegation of the federal Attorney General’s Office (PGR) disclosed in More...

Oil Platform in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche (Photo: PEMEX)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 30th, 2017

Migration to Yucatan increasing as unemployment climbs in Campeche, Tabasco and Veracruz

Hundreds of people from Campeche and Tabasco are moving to live in Yucatan, as a result of growing unemployment in the oil industry of these states, warns Rubén Cáceres Arzápalo, a sociologist at the Colegio More...

Yucatan seals stateline (Photo: yucatan.com.mx)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Yucatan seals state line with Quintana Roo to avoid “cockroach effect”

“We must avoid the ‘cockroach’ effect’ (efecto cucaracha), said Commissioner Julio César Martínez Arrededondo, state coordinator of the Federal Police in Yucatan, regarding the criminal More...

The new Cerveceria Yucateca iunder construction n Hunucma will be larger than previously announced. (PHOTO: yucatan.com.mx)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

New Yucatan brewery will be even larger than previously announced

A new brewery in Yucatán that hasn’t even opened yet is set to have its capacity increased by 40%. Beer maker Grupo Modelo said Monday Jan. 16 the new Cervecería Yucateca is almost ready to begin production. More...