Precautions recommended for predicted heavy rainfall

MERIDA — Due to the intense rainfall that is expected in the region, the State Civil Protection Unit (Procivy) urges people to take with them umbrellas or raincoats, wear closed shoes with rubber soles to prevent accidents and take special care with children, seniors and people with disabilities. These recommendations are issued due to the fact More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, October 16th, 2017

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

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 Thursday, October 12th, 2017

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

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 Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

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

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...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Yucatan joins Ibero-American Tourist Caves Association.

In association with this organization the state wants to take advantage of its natural riches through alternative tourism…. MERIDA — To promote conservation, sustainable tourism development and scientific More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Study expected to bolster Yucatan’s exclusion from oil extraction

Secretary of Urban Development and Environment Eduardo Batllori Sampedro says the exclusion of Yucatan from the oil-extraction zone, announced by the Governor last week, will be reinforced by a study on the risks More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Nate hurricane watch includes Cancun, Playa and eastern Yucatan State

With a hurricane watch in effect, Tropical Storm Nate poses the threat of torrential rains, flash floods and possible high winds as it strengthens and moves toward the Yucatan Peninsula on Friday Oct. 6 Nate drenched More...