No intention to evict artisans from Chichén Itzá: official

MERIDA — The director of Yucatan’s Patronato Cultur (cultural agency), Dafne López Martínez, assured that there’s no project to evict the artisans of Chichén Itzá, but on the contrary, work is being done to improve the conditions of the site that benefit all in the community. “We are very respectful of the declarations and in several More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Mexican archeological sites attract more international visitors

The National Institute of Anthropology and History reported 8 million visitors at archeological sites during the first half of 2017 Since 2008, international tourism in Mexican territory didn’t have a significant More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, August 5th, 2017
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Mayas commence “Seed” year with New Fire ritual

The Mayas, heirs of one of the great pre-Hispanic cultures of ancient Mexico, last week started the year “Seed”, the 5,125 of their cosmogony, with a ritual that coincides with the date of the beginning More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Chichen Itza may soon be free of vendors and hawkers: sources

Yucatan state government could soon announce a lobbying agreement with tourism service providers to evict the crafts vendors and hawkers who have occupied the archaeological zone of Chichen Itza for more than a More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 10th, 2017
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Maya women receive 238 pesos ($13 US) for embroidered bags sold for 28,000 ($1,560 US)

International designer Christian Louboutin reaps profits from sale of handbags from Yucatan in his stores abroad, reports El Universal newspaper. MAXCANÚ, Yucatan —  Maya women from southwestern Yucatan More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, July 7th, 2017
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‘POX’: A Mayan elixir that embraces the soul and caresses the heart

La Posheria is a one-of-a-kind shop in the heart of Mérida, right on Paseo de Montejo, where Julio de la Cruz is developing a life project keeping alive one of the deepest and most profound Mayan traditions, the More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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Authorities retrieve 179 artifacts from Canadian couple in Izamal

IZAMAL, Yucatan — A married couple from Canada had in their possession property with historical value belonging to the city of Izamal, El Diario de Yucatán newspaper reported. On Thursday, June 29, on Calle More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Ichkabal, ancient city in Quintana Roo, to open in 2018

This Mayan city is larger than Chichén Itzá and Uxmal, which are known for their vast territories. BACALAR, Q. Roo — Its name is Ichkabal, it was discovered only 10 years ago, and it is located 40 kilometers More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Agreement near to ban street vendors from Chichén Itzá

CHICHÉN ITZÁ, Yucatan — According to the Reporteros Hoy web page, Yucatan’s state government would soon announce a lobbying agreement with tourism service providers to evict street vendors, who have More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, June 10th, 2017
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Aztec ball court discovered in heart of Mexico City

MEXICO CITY — The remains of a major Aztec temple and a ceremonial ball court have been discovered in downtown Mexico City, shedding new light on the sacred spaces of the metropolis that Spanish conquerors More...