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 Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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COMMENT: Chaos within the PAN leadership

Margarita Zavala, wife of former President Felipe Calderon, has quit PAN (the partisan organization which made Felipe President) because of her differences with Ricardo Anaya, the current national head of PAN, who More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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Los Cabos works to change security image; lessons for Cancun?

Tourism specialist and Travel Market Report collaborator Cheryl Rosen published an interesting article on measures Los Cabos is implementing to change the perception of insecurity at international level. (Cancun More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – MY JAGUAR JOURNEY, PART 2 OF 3

Jaguar, Panthera onca, El Jaguar (Spanish), Balam (Mayan), Onça (Brazilian Portuguese)   ROILING IN RIVER   Cat swims silently near shoreline Caiman coming toward cat Two bounding leaps ATTACK!   Jaguar More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, September 28th, 2017
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COMMENT: Goodbye NAFTA, hello “NATPA”

Terence Corcoran, a National Post columnist and one of Canada’s leading business journalists, published an article on Wednesday September 27, stating that once the trade negotiators from Canada, Mexico and More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
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COMMENT: Mexico City’s 2017 earthquake and the legacy of 1985

An earthquake hit central Mexico on September 19th, killing over 300 people. The earthquake measured 7.1 on the Moment Magnitude Scale, and its epicenter was south of the city of Puebla, southeast of Mexico City More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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EDITORIAL: Cancun beach violence sends shock waves far and wide

On Sunday September 24, a person was shot dead right on the beach in front of the Fiesta Americana Hotel in the Cancun Hotel Zone. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he died hours later, so the Public More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, September 24th, 2017
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OPINION: Mexico earthquakes shine spotlight on politicians in aftermath of latest tragedy

J Alejandro Espinosa Herrera, DPhil Candidate in Politics, graduate from the University of Oxford, who receives funding from the Ministry of Science of the Mexican Government to pursue his Ph.D., expresses opinions More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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COMMENT: Violence threatens Mexico tourism

Mexico is a tourist bonanza, with so much to offer foreign tourists, including beach resorts, pre-Hispanic ruins, colonial downtowns, and a wide variety of natural landscapes. Tourism earns US$20 billion annually More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Interesting Facts About Mexico’s Independence

We know most of The Yucatan Times readers are highly educated and culturally aware. Still, not all readers are thoroughly familiar with all the high points of Mexican history and culture, such as Mexican Independence More...