The Yucatán Governor Who Empowered Women

“Surprising History in Yucatán” Article 32, by Robert D. Temple…. Yucatán’s newly elected governor stepped out onto the balcony of the Government Palace overlooking Mérida’s central plaza.  He looked over the wide square, filled to overflowing with excited citizens.  Peasants and wealthy alike were thunderstruck when he began speaking More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Yucatan cultural attractions are poised to break annual visitors record

Museums and archaeological sites expect to close this year with more than three million visitors…. MERIDA — Yucatan is close to breaking the record of visitor influx in the state’s museums and More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Plan for “La Plancha” park appears set to get off the ground in 2018

Construction is expected to start early next year on the ambitious project to transform the lands of “La Plancha” into an urban park like Central Park in New York or Chapultepec in Mexico City…. MERIDA More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, October 14th, 2017
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In quakes’ aftermath, many Mexicans don’t have a home

Rubble is all that remains of hundreds of houses rent asunder by the earthquakes that struck Mexico in September, leaving owners lodging with relatives or friends, hoping their homes can be rebuilt or they can find More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Human sacrifice was a fact of early Mexican culture: new book

More details about the practice of human sacrifice during earlier times in Mexico are offered in a new book by a Mexican archaeologist, who analyzed remains of 101 people sacrificed 500 years ago… Ximena More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Yucatan seeks UNESCO world heritage status for cenotes ring

The cenotes ring is a circle that surrounds the collision point of the meteor that may have ended the era of the dinosaurs. Inside the ring are located Merida and the most important ports of Yucatan’s northern More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Las Americas Park in Merida will be refurbished next year

The INAH should authorize a study on the columns, the presence of microorganisms, the state of the structures, the stains on the walls and the soil elements… MERIDA – The Urban Development Director, Aref More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Columbus Day? Not in Mexico… Here we celebrate “Día de la Raza”

Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. Although the United States celebrates Columbus Day on the second Monday of October each year, in Mexico the holiday More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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A ‘cave’ suddenly appears in a park in Peto

Despite Yucatan’s not being a seismic zone, the soil’s sinking is a risk due to the huge number of caves and cenotes…. PETO, Yucatan – The event happened around 11am, when workers arrived at More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Yucatan cave tourism holds great potential: Geological Institute of Spain

The meeting of the Ibero-American Tourist Caves Association (Actiba) held in Merida, highlighted Yucatan… MERIDA — Yucatan has an important natural resource to generate economic activity through its More...