Yucatan coast suffers the “north winds” effect

Progreso’s new fuel terminal was damaged and trees uprooted… PROGRESO – The strong winds that accompanied the cold front number 14 arrived with gusts that exceeded 80 kilometers per hour (50 miles per hour), damaging three of the five tanks under construction at the fuel terminal under construction in the Port of Progreso. Also a fishing More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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No garbage collection service in many Merida neighborhoods Dec. 12-13

Pamplona is the only collection company that will work normally on Tuesday Dec. 12, with their usual shifts in the corresponding sectors of Merida…. MERIDA – The Directorate of Municipal Public Services More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – DIVERSE BUT FAMILIAR

Although I traveled on a different continent to a country almost the same size as the United States, less Alaska, I saw many wildlife species that reminded me of the Yucatan or Mexico during my two week stay in More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, December 10th, 2017
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U.S. to provide funds to restore Mayan site at Palenque

PALENQUE, Chiapas — The United States will fund restoration work at a Mayan archaeological site in Palenque, Chiapas, to the tune of USD $500,000. The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, December 9th, 2017
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Yucatecan artisans seek help finding new markets

Women of Tekax, Yucatán forced to sell at low prices in order to move their products… TEKAX, Yuc. — The women artisans of Tekax, Yucatán, are forced to sell their textile creations at bargain prices More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Yucatan receives international award for ecological policies

The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) 2017 recognized the ecological efforts made by the state government… CUERNAVACA, Morelos – For the development of public policies and More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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‘Super Moon’ will be visible on Jan. 1 in Yucatan

Eddie Salazar Gamboa, a recognized Yucatecan astronomer, talks about the characteristics of the ‘Super-Moon’ and when the next one will occur… MERIDA – The real Super-Moon can be observed on More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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“Las Ramadas”: A Yucatecan Christmas season tradition

December has arrived, and as usual the streets are full of Christmas spirit; in Yucatan a clear sign of that is seeing the children at night walking down the street grabbing a tree branch, a box with an image of More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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Yucatan Legend of Izamal’s Twin Virgins Celebrated Dec. 8

Mexican people have very strong religious bonds, that’s why there are always histories and tales that involve saints, religious representations and miracles. Among those legends is that of the Itzalana Virgin, More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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‘Alternative’ tourism promoted for rural Yucatan

It is intended that visitors have direct contact with nature and towns’ cultural expressions… MERIDA – With the aim of strengthening alternative tourism through the promotion, dissemination and commercialization More...