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

Yucatan seals stateline (Photo: yucatan.com.mx)

“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 acts in Quintana Roo, where an armed group attacked the premises of the State Attorney General’s Office in Cancún. Commissioner Martínez More...

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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...

Orange groves in Yucatan. (PHOTO: meridagoround.com)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Mexico consolidates ranking as fifth largest producer of oranges

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA, for its acronym in Spanish) reported that Mexico has established itself as the fifth largest orange producer, with an average More...

About 200 protesters gathered in the rain Saturday to chant slogans in front of Merida's City Hall. (PHOTO: yucatan.com.mx)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 9th, 2017

Week of widespread protests ends on more peaceful note

Thousands of people marched over the weekend in at least six states in peaceful demonstrations against the Peña Nieto government’s steep increase in gasoline and diesel prices that went into effect Sunday Jan. More...

Dzibilchaltun, Yucatan (Photo: SIPSE)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 6th, 2017

Tourism service facilities in Yucatán to be modernized

Dafne López Martínez, Director of the Cultural and Tourist Services Patronage of the State of Yucatan (Patronato de las Unidades de Servicios Culturales y Turísticos del Estado de Yucatán: Cultur),  said that More...

The body of Canadian Barbara McClatchie Andrews was found along the Merida-Cancun highway. (PHOTO: sipse.com)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 6th, 2017

Two expats’ murders shook Yucatan in 2016

The murders of two foreigners shook the expat community in Yucatan in 2016. The events occurred in the last quarter of the year, and in both cases the victims were Canadians. They had long resided in the municipality More...

President Enrique Peña Nieto has predicted 'reactivation and regeneration' for Campeche and Tabasco. (PHOTO: gob.mx)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Special Economic Zones aim to create jobs in Mexico’s southeastern states

Notimex reports that in the next decade, about 280,000 new jobs will be created in the first four Special Economic Zones (ZEE, for its acronym in Spanish) to be located in the south-southeast of the country, according More...

(PHOTO: sipse.com)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

$500M USD in new industry comes on line in Yucatan in 2017

This year Yucatan will begin to see the detonating of investments started in 2014 and 2015, when private enterprise invested more than 10 billion pesos ($500 million USD). State economic development officials estimate More...

(PHOTO: Mexicolore)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

UADY researchers study Mayan plant remedies

In order to identify plant species that are used for remedies in Mayan communities, the Autonomous University of Yucatán (Uady, for its acronym in Spanish) is developing a multidisciplinary study in the town of More...

Star Medica Hospital in Merida.
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Expats highly rate health care in Mexico and Central America

The quality of healthcare is of the most critical things people should consider before moving abroad, especially retirees.  But how is the healthcare abroad?  Here’s an article by Chuck Bolotin that gives some More...