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 Brazil. Many had the same English names, especially the birds, and others were “cousins” in the same families. I want to mention two species. More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, December 9th, 2017
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5 advantages of living in Mexico

INTERNATIONAL LIVING is the website that helps you to to explore the extraordinary places around the world where you can afford to kick back and enjoy life in your “golden years”. This is what they More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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COMMENT: Is “populist” López Obrador Mexico’s answer to Trump?

“It’s the same populism as Trump. Trump has divided the United States, and now López Obrador has divided Mexicans.” That’s how author and political commentator Francisco Martín Moreno describes More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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Deported man and family have uneasy ‘homecoming’ to Mexico

Kate Linthicum, LA Times correspondent in Mexico City covering Latin America, brings us the story of a man who had a difficult time after being deported back to Mexico… For decades, millions of Mexicans More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, December 1st, 2017
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TYT INFOGRAPHIC: Facts about Mexico you should know

Infographic by The Yucatan Times. To republish please credit The Yucatan Times.     Mexico Travel Care More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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How to Survive Driving in Merida: A Newcomer’s Guide

My mom came to town a few years ago and in her usual fashion she wanted to help as much as possible.  She offered to drive my kids to school. Their school at the time was about 10 blocks from my house.  It was More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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Participants say Mexico’s journalist-protection program ineffective

This analysis by the Associated Press explores failures of the program to prevent murders of threatened journalists who enroll in it…  MEXICO CITY  — After years of threats and attacks that Candido Rios More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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Happy Thanksgiving from TYT!

It’s a uniquely American holiday, and one that has, in recent years, been adulterated by commercialism (Black Friday and, now, even Black Thursday), but at its core, Thanksgiving is all about family and taking More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, November 20th, 2017
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COMMENT: Mexico’s 2018 presidential election is about impunity

Macario Schettino, a professor at the School of Government at Mexico’s Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, writes in Americas Quarterly about the difficult situation our country will go through More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Merida’s Storied Past Comes to Life on this Hacienda Tour

For years it was the heartbeat of the Yucatán. Fiber from an agave plant used to create nautical rope once made Mérida one of the richest cities in the world.  For over 90 years, the port of Sisal was the world’s More...