“Las Ramadas”: A Yucatecan Christmas season tradition

December has arrived, and as usual the streets are full of Christmas spirit; in Yucatan a clear sign of that is seeing the children at night walking down the street grabbing a tree branch, a box with an image of Maria Virgin inside and another box to store money, singing the traditional “Ramada” song… MERIDA – Mexicans have lots of traditions More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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Yucatan Legend of Izamal’s Twin Virgins Celebrated Dec. 8

Mexican people have very strong religious bonds, that’s why there are always histories and tales that involve saints, religious representations and miracles. Among those legends is that of the Itzalana Virgin, More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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‘Alternative’ tourism promoted for rural Yucatan

It is intended that visitors have direct contact with nature and towns’ cultural expressions… MERIDA – With the aim of strengthening alternative tourism through the promotion, dissemination and commercialization More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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Union urges cancelation of Armando Manzanero concert in Chichén Itzá

Members of the INAH union urge officials to stop this event which, according to the union, only profits from cultural heritage…. MERIDA – Many technical and administrative workers of the National Union of More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
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Second crater discovered inside Popocatépetl volcano

The National Center for Disaster Prevention (Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres: Cenapred) shared a video of the flyby they made on Sunday November 26 above the Popocatépetl volcano, where a second crater More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
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Conflict brews over land-use restrictions on Holbox

ISLA HOLBOX, Q. Roo — A conflict is on the verge of breaking out between the federal government and residents of Isla Holbox over land-use restrictions, according to mexiconewsdaily.com. The disagreement arose More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, December 1st, 2017
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Spider monkeys are kings of Quintana Roo’s Mayan forests

Despite the state’s urban growth, most of Quintana Roo remains wild forest where the amazing spider monkey lives… Quintana Roo – The spider monkey, also known by its Mayan name “ma’ax”, is More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
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Dzilam de Bravo Wind Park reportedly will soon begin supplying clean energy to Yucatan

Fourteen towers for wind turbines, out of a total of 28, have been already installed in the area, according to state officials…. DZILAM DE BRAVO – In order to verify the status of the Dzilam de Bravo wind More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
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La Plancha park proponents want a tramway and bike route

This neighborhood stands out for its good commercial activity; now residents intend to provide environmental and cultural value… MERIDA – The change in land use of “La Plancha” rail yards and More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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Take precautions for Merida street closures around ramp to Progreso highway

The reconstruction of the bridge located at the intersection of the highway to Progreso and Merida’s Periferico begins on Nov. 30th…. MERIDA – On Thursday November 30 will begin the improvement project More...