The Nochebuena flower is a beautiful symbol of Christmas

Dark green leaves with jagged edges and red, yellow, white and marbled petals, Cuetlaxóchitl, Nochebuena, or Poinsettia is a flower of pre-Hispanic heritage, and it is among the most popular symbols of Christmas. Discovered in Mexico in 1834, the red flower was originally named Cuetlaxóchitl in Nahuatl meaning “flower that withers,” according More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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Ciudad del Carmen Zoo will close due to lack of care for the animals

Animals will be transferred to Tabasco and Merida zoos, because they have the infrastructure to guarantee adequate care of the animals… CIUDAD DEL CARMEN, Campeche – Due to failure to heed an order to properly More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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Years in the works, La Plancha park project finally gets underway today

The first stage is the removal of the boxcars to perform a total cleanup and thereby ensure that the park will eventually offer the right conditions to host visitors of all ages… MERIDA – The so-called “mini-Central More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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In 2017, recovery of archaeological pieces triples in Yucatan

Almost 500 pieces were recovered this year by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)… MERIDA – This year the delegation of the INAH in Yucatán recovered 417 archaeological pieces through More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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December 12: Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico’s Patron Saint

According to tradition, the Virgin of Guadalupe, “Patroness of Mexico,” appeared four times to Juan Diego on the hill of Tepeyac. The last of these miraculous meetings took place on December 12, 1531. Original More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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Yucatan’s ‘chilly’ temperatures are on the wane

The lowest temperature registered in the state on Monday December 11 was in Oxkutzcab 8.5ºC (47ºF), while in Merida the thermometer registered 13.4ºC (56ºF)… For today Tuesday Dec. 12 and tomorrow Wednesday More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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Researchers probe origins of dental remains found in Chichén Itzá

Researchers want to know where they were brought from and why they were valuable to the culture… MERIDA – The first studies that have been carried out on the dental pieces found in a Chultún (a type of More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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Yucatan coast suffers the “north winds” effect

Progreso’s new fuel terminal was damaged and trees uprooted… PROGRESO – The strong winds that accompanied the cold front number 14 arrived with gusts that exceeded 80 kilometers per hour (50 miles More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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No garbage collection service in many Merida neighborhoods Dec. 12-13

Pamplona is the only collection company that will work normally on Tuesday Dec. 12, with their usual shifts in the corresponding sectors of Merida…. MERIDA – The Directorate of Municipal Public Services More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – DIVERSE BUT FAMILIAR

Although I traveled on a different continent to a country almost the same size as the United States, less Alaska, I saw many wildlife species that reminded me of the Yucatan or Mexico during my two week stay in More...