About Us


Mission Statement: To serve the English-speaking community in the Yucatan Peninsula and Mexico with information and advertising services.

Vision: As the foremost English language online newspaper in the Yucatan Peninsula, we will ultimately grow our business model to the level of franchise targeting Mexican cities with a high concentration of English-speaking expatriate community.

As of March 2016 we have also launched San Miguel Times and The Riviera Maya Times new online newspapers.

Corporate Values

The online newspaper The Yucatan Times began operations on December 4, 2010, created by Mr. Raul Curmina Ponce de León and his wife Silvia as an English language news website with weekly updates. So it remained for two and a half years when a group of investors decided to purchase the online newspaper. 

On September 15, 2013, The Yucatan Times began a new era. A Content Manager was appointed to lead a team of editors, updating the site daily, implementing a Social Media strategy, and designating an Editorial Board consisting of a group of 9 people of different nationalities, selected for their background and objectivity, which are based on research, analysis and individual experience to reach a concerted vision of the crucial issues of Mexico and the world.

Currently, The Yucatan Times is an online news platform that targets the English-speaking community in the Yucatan Peninsula, the rest of Mexico, and English speakers around the world who are looking at the Yucatan region as their next travel destination or place of residence. The Yucatan Times publishes the most important regional, national, and international news of relevance.

The Yucatan Times list of contributors:

Antonio Alonzo Ruiz, is a 60-year-old Yucatecan graduated from the School of Philosophy and Theology at the San Ildefonso Archdiocesan Seminary in Yucatán. Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist from the Hispanic University of Mexico, specializing in cognitive impairment, psychostimulation and psychological intervention in older adults, by the MATIA Gerontology Institute of San Sebastian, Spain. He has 32 years of experience working directly with seniors and families.

Antonio Alonzo Ruiz, psicólogo clínico, UVHM.
Manejo de Emociones y Envejecimiento.
Facebook: Antonio Alonzo
WhatsApp: 9993466206

steph thmbnailStephanie Carmon, “language lover” is an English and Spanish language professional with over 18 years of experience teaching and providing clients with effective communication skills. She works both online and in person with companies and individual learners and from Mexico, Russia, U.S. and Canada as a freelance language consultant, translator, interpreter and teacher. She currently lives in Mérida, Yucatan.

Website: sclanguagesolutions.com
Email: scw@sclanguagesolutions.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sclanguagesolutions2016/

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Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired”, zoologist, wildlife photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 53 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her column, published on the 7th and 21st of each month features anecdotes about birding in Merida, Yucatan and beyond. Contact: all4birdies@gmail.com  All rights reserved, © Cherie Pittillo.

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Parker Asmann is a Chicago based journalist and a 2015 graduate of DePaul University with degrees in Journalism and Spanish, along with a minor in Latin American & Latino Studies. He is currently an Editorial Board Member for a bilingual Chicago based publication, El BeiSMan, where he focuses on issues of social justice and human rights. Parker has lived and studied in Mérida, Yucatán.

Stanley I. Foodman CPA

Stanley Foodman CPA is CEO of Foodman CPAs & Advisors in Miami, Florida and a recognized forensic accountant and litigation support practitioner. Specializing in complex domestic and international tax matters, he has served as an expert witness and forensic accountant for some of the nation’s most challenging, high-profile economic crime cases. He and his team of accountants also assist clients with a full range of accounting matters including compliance, voluntary disclosure, corporate and individual taxation, family law litigation, estate and trust tax and wealth planning. Consistently ranked as one of the top accounting firms in South Florida, Foodman CPAs & Advisors assists clients locally, nationally and internationally.

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Miranda Allfrey

Miranda Allfrey is an accredited International Travel Writer, with features published in The Yucatán  Times and Live and Invest Overseas. Discovering charming destinations for more than a decade, she  seeks out local experiences, culture, and delicious food wherever her travels take her. Miranda’s  personal travel blog, Cloud Surfing, can be found here- cloudsurfing.life

Favorite Beach (so far): Harbour Island
Motto: Dream Bigger!!
Upcoming Travel Plans: Thailand, Iceland, Budapest
Favorite Place to Write: Cloud Surfing at 30,000 feet
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Allan Wall is an educator that resided in Mexico for many years. He currently writes for several websites. Topics in his articles include the contemporary Mexican political scene, history, culture, tourism, and Mexican emigration as viewed from south of the border.

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 Robert D. Temple, PhD, is the author of the award-winning book Edge Effects and numerous  magazine articles, mostly dealing with matters of local history.  He lives in Yucatán, Ohio, and  Virginia.  Some of these articles appeared in slightly different form, under the title “Tales of the  Mayab,” in an anthology published by the Mérida English Language Library in 2013.

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Marina Urioste is currently a student. Reading, writing and photography are some of her many passions, also music, universal history and animals.  She has won a short story writing contest, and is currently working on more.  She  lives in Merida, and aspires to travel the world sometime in the near future and write about it.

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Stewart Mandy

Born in Europe, raised in the Middle East, and a long-time resident in the Americas, including the last 3 years in Merida, Stewart has worked worldwide in the travel, tourism and transportation industries for well over 20 years.

His local contacts and global knowledge provide him with unmatched access to the stories ‘behind the stories’ and he likes to take you to the places that others don’t or won’t go. From the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, from Moscow to Melbourne, from Bergen to Buenos Aires, Stewart has been there. Chances are, wherever you are heading, he knows the score.

 12523894_810780962364818_632934805587407750_nJoel R. Dennstedt
Traveler of the world. Everything he owns is carried in his backpack and duffel. These past four years, Joel has been working his way down from Yucatan in Mexico through the jungles, rivers, and coastlines of Central America into the massive Andes of South America.

Joel  is the author of ORANGE CAPPUCCINO – A tale of contemporary romance- the compelling new science fiction novel, GUANJO -A tale of perilous adventure on an alien world and HERMIT-A tale of forbidden romance-.

“We are on a great adventure… and I am taking notes”


12278972_920073444714258_453568841923293801_nStephen F. Dennstedt

Photographer, Writer and World Traveler. “I am an itinerant American expat traveling the world and taking my pictures”.


JJHolmes thumbnailJack Jeremy Holmes was a Hollywood “B” movies stunt man/actor and producer. Has appeared in many different productions and he is currently living on between Hong Kong and India where he still produces martial art movies as well as “Bollywood” musicals.

Chikindzonot Yucatan  is his winter residence where he vacations with Rhodesian Ridgeback dog “Sir Alan Smithee”.

Linda Neil

Author Linda Neil is a partner in Linda Neil Properties and founder of The Settlement Company, the first escrow company in Mexico, which is dedicated to processing the trusts and title transfers of Mexican real estate for foreign buyers and sellers for properties located ANYWHERE in Mexico.
Ms. Neil is also licensed as a Real Estate Broker in California, is an Accredited Buyer Representative through NAR, and has over thirty five years of hands on experience in all aspects of Mexican real estate. She holds membership in AMPI, NAR and FIABCI and PROFECO Certificate 00063/96.

 Thomas Lloyd

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Thomas, from Indiana, is a graduate from the prestigious Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, where he obtained a degree in Administration with the Financial Management option.

He has been working professionally in Mexico since 1995, and in 2011 he was the first person to ever attain a new nationally regulated Real Estate degree and professional identification number for the Country of Mexico.

In 2009 he was voted Realtor of the year, because of his professionalism, attention to customers and knowledge of procedures and the market. Also, he has been active in the real estate community serving on the real estate association’s Honor and Justice Committee.

Thomas founded TOP Mexico Real Estateto help non-Mexicans have an enjoyable and safe experience as they purchase and invest in real estate in Mexico.

Ted CampbellTed Campbell, a U.S. and Canadian citizen, is a freelance writer, Spanish-English translator, and university teacher living in Mexico. He is a regular contributor to The Yucatan Times, Transitions Abroad, and many other online publications. He has written two guidebooks, one for Cancun and the Mayan Riviera and another for San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque in Chiapas, both available at Amazon.com. For more stories of adventure, culture, music, food, learning Spanish, and teaching English, check out his blog No Hay Bronca.         Contact: nohaybroncablog@gmail.com

Raúl Palomo has a law degree from the State’s University of Yucatán. He is a Chinese Teacher, and Chinese culture specialist with studies at Sut-Yan-Sen University and Guizhou University.