Yucatan’s Greatest Hit

This is the last of the monthly “Surprising History” articles, concluding the series after two.

First Spark and Revolution

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series] November 20 is Revolution.

A Potemkin Village for Porfirio Díaz

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series]   President Porfirio Díaz.

The Remarkable O’Horáns

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series] Governor, president, senator, general,.

497 years ago today, Hernán Cortes arrived in Mexico (for better or worse)

If you were around 497 years ago today (March 4, 1519), you would have witnessed.

Campeche enthralls with Mexico’s rich history

Campeche takes your breath away. In the center of this colonial city on the Gulf.

When Did the Caste War End? Part 2 — The Power of General May

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series] Continued from The Yucatan.

New book offers chance to “take a ride” with conquistadors

If all you know about the conquistadors is what you learned in school, or if.

When Did the Caste War End? Part 1 — The Power of General Bravo

[“Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series]   The Caste War of Yucatán.

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Mexican Army ‘watches over’ Mayan Train critics and relatives of the 43 students: Guacamaya hackers

The Guacamaya is made up of anonymous elements, they claim to be social justice warriors and use hacking to expose…

Calle 47 in Mérida’s Centro to become the new “gastronomic corridor”

What is the history of 47th Street in Mérida's Centro? Controversies and stories surround this street, waiting to become a…

Birth certificates in Yucatán could be in Mayan language

Birth certificates issued in Yucatán could be written in the Maya language if requested by any citizen. Juan Collí Pinto,…

Huevos Motuleños: from Motul to the World

From Motul to your table! Let´s talk about the delicious traditional breakfast eggs from Motul, a little town in Yucatán.…

Spooky Mayan legends: here’s the story of the “La X’tabay”

The ancient Mayan story tells that in a small village lived two beautiful sisters, one known as Xkeban which meant sinful woman…