The Yucatán Governor Who Empowered Women

“Surprising History in Yucatán” Article 32, by Robert D. Temple…. Yucatán’s newly elected governor stepped out onto the balcony of the Government Palace overlooking Mérida’s central plaza.  He looked over the wide square, filled to overflowing with excited citizens.  Peasants and wealthy alike were thunderstruck when he began speaking More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Yucatan cultural attractions are poised to break annual visitors record

Museums and archaeological sites expect to close this year with more than three million visitors…. MERIDA — Yucatan is close to breaking the record of visitor influx in the state’s museums and More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Human sacrifice was a fact of early Mexican culture: new book

More details about the practice of human sacrifice during earlier times in Mexico are offered in a new book by a Mexican archaeologist, who analyzed remains of 101 people sacrificed 500 years ago… Ximena More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Columbus Day? Not in Mexico… Here we celebrate “Día de la Raza”

Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. Although the United States celebrates Columbus Day on the second Monday of October each year, in Mexico the holiday More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, October 8th, 2017
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Public invited to savor first “Pib Fair” in Merida

It is set for October 29 in the San Sebastian neighborhood…. MERIDA – One of the most emblematic and important Mexican festivities is approaching, and this year to celebrate the “Day of the Dead” in More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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Ek Balam, impressive Mayan site just 104 miles from Cancun

Ek Balam, a Mayan archeologicial site, is located 171 km (104 miles) west of Cancun. Referred to as the “Celestial Jaguar” (Ek = Star; Balam = Jaguar), or the “Black or dark Jaguar” according More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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TYT INFOGRAPHIC: 5 fascinating facts about the Yucatan Peninsula

If you are looking for a retirement location or just the spot for your next vacation, consider the Yucatan Peninsula. Here are five interesting facts about the Yucatan to pique your interest… Infographic by More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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Yucatan sends 2,500 hammocks to Oaxaca earthquake victims

To keep helping people that have lost their homes and in response to requests from the Oaxaca and federal governments, Yucatan sent the hammocks to provide a safe and dry place to sleep…. YUCATAN — On More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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Many animals protagonized Maya legends

Before the Conquest, the native people of Yucatan attributed to several species of fauna a mythical character; during the Colonial era, the animals became part of legends, some of which are narrated even now. The More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, September 29th, 2017
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MEL 2017-2018 lecture series kicks off Oct. 4

The Merida English Library Lecture Series will cover diverse topics as it progresses through winter and into spring…. For the past seven years, MEL has sponsored a lecture series from mid-October to mid-April.  More...