UN recognizes Merida’s commitment to sustainability

MERIDA — The United Nations (UN) admires Merida because it is a city of examples, not only for its peace and community coexistence, but also for the commitment and alliance of citizens with their institutions, said on Tuesday August 15 the director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (Unitar), Alejandro Mejía, at the international More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Vehicle verification will now be mandatory in Yucatán

Vehicles owners now will have to demonstrate the good condition of their vehicles…. MERIDA — The Yucatan chief of the Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) announced last weekend More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, August 12th, 2017
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Discover quality mountain biking trails in the Yucatan

Collaborator of Gearjukie.com Nate Mitka recommends we ditch the tanning oil and margarita mix for some one-of-a-kind mountain biking complete with underground swimming holes, spider monkeys, and secret ruins. An More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Water service suspended to 20,000 customers in Merida, due to a huge leak

A pipe was damaged during drilling for construction of rain wells; Japay has already repaired the problem…  MERIDA — Workers from the Yucatan Water and Sewerage Board (Japay) immediately went to repair More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Progreso entrepreneurs oppose oil extraction in Yucatan waters

They integrate a movement to make the oil companies abandon their intentions of transforming Yucatan into an oil dependent state like Campeche…. PROGRESO – The leaders of fishermens’ groups along the More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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Roads in Puebla and Veracruz flooded by ‘Franklin’

Authorities have received reports of fallen trees, road flooding and some mudslides…  VERACRUZ — The National Civil Protection Coordination Office of the Interior Ministry (Segob) reported that so far More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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President Peña Nieto inaugurates Campeche’s Mega Drainage, then city floods due to ‘Franklin’

CAMPECHE — Despite the inauguration of the Mega Drainage held by Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto on Tuesday August 8, the same day that Tropical Storm Franklin reached the city of San Francisco de More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Merida becomes a sustainable tourism reference for other countries

Mayor Mauricio Vila Dosal advised officials from Lambaré, Paraguay…. MERIDA — Mayor Mauricio Vila Dosal welcomed the councilors of the city of Lambaré, Paraguay, Luis Paciello Lacasa and Adolfo Sosa, More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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After drenching Yucatan, Franklin to strengthen in Gulf of Mexico prior to second landfall

Tropical Storm Franklin will move back over open water Tuesday night Aug. 8 and is forecast to strengthen to the Atlantic’s first hurricane of 2017 prior to making a second landfall in eastern Mexico, More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Shelters opened in Quintana Roo for Franklin storm evacuees

After the activation of the Orange Alert, the ports are closed in Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. Q. Roo governor plans announcement at 6 p.m. Monday…. RIVIERA MAYA — After the activation of the yellow More...