Environmental group moves to stop Hard Rock Hotel Cancun

CANCUN — Environmentalists have filed a legal challenge against the federal government’s authorization for construction of the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancún. The Mexican Center for Environmental Law (Cemda) claims the hotel site is located in the area of influence of the National Parks of Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancún and Punta Nizuc, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
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Yucatan sets benchmark for environmental projects

Yucatecan officials described environmental and clean-energy projects in a videoconference heard by 6,900 Latin American leaders… MERIDA — Governor Rolando Zapata Bello was invited to this activity of More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
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Merida’s General Cemetery: The gate to the other life

There are 25,700 vaults, ossuaries and mausoleums in the 150,000 square meters that house the general cemetery of Mérida…. MERIDA – The final residence of the people of Merida, its General Cemetery, has More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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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 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 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 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...