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Merida bets on technology to boost tourism

A lit-up Monumento a la Patria on Paseo de Montejo. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht The Visit...

Chichen Itza airport to relaunch?

Aircraft disembarking at Chichen Itza airport. Photo: File. Investors with Zenith Aero have announced plans to modernize and...

Power grid fails for over 10m people across Mexico

Despite reassurances from the CFE, many question the ability of the power company to deliver reliable service. Photo: Stock

Younger Manzanero calls his father’s COVID death a wake-up call

Juan Pablo Manzanero, pictured with his father the balladeer Armando Manzanero. Photo: Internet Juan Pablo Manzanero warns that...

American Airlines brings 737 Max back on its MIA-LGA route

An American Airlines Boeing 737-823 lands at Miami International Airport in July 27. AP file photo Mérida...

Song legend Armando Manzanero, 85, dies after battle with COVID

Armando Manzanero appeared in Miami for the Latin Billboard Awards in October. Photo: NBC Armando Manzanero Canché, the...

Santos Inocentes: Don’t believe anything for 24 hours

On Dec. 28, if your mother tells you she loves you, check it out. The journalist's maxim is especially true today....

Prepare for more cold weather in Yucatán, says meteorologist

Cold weather is expected to continue in Yucatán. Photo: File Residents accustomed to Yucatán's heat huddled under blankets...

2 Mérida art venues reopen with a look at nature

Agnelly Chávez introduces her work in the gallery of the Peón Contreras. Photo: Courtesy The beauty of nature...

Mexico’s ‘Internet for Everyone’ program reaches Yucatán

Illustration: Internet para Todos Yucatán state authorities have begun measuring Internet and cellphone coverage to prepare for a...

Christmas in Yucatán: Baby it’s cold outside!

Shipping containers toppled along the Mérida-Progreso highway during a windstorm Christmas Eve. Photo: Yucatán a la Mano The...

Mexico City nurse is first in Latin America to receive COVID vaccine

Health worker Maria Ramírez is the first to get vaccinated for COVID-19 early Thursday at the General Hospital in Mexico City....

Manzanero intubated after 1 week in hospital with coronavirus

Armando Manzanero. Photo: Facebook The 85-year-old Yucatecan composer Armando Manzanero was intubated in a Mexico City hospital, where...

Despite pandemic, shoppers and vendors crowd the Historic Center

Shoppers collide with vendors on crowded sidewalks in Mérida's Centro Histórico. Photo: Diario de Yucatán The influx of...

Volunteers in Yucatán participate in groundbreaking HIV vaccine trial

HIV vaccine trials have begun in Yucatán, Mexico. Photo: File Among those taking part in a phase-three trial...

For Yucatán, a relatively cold Christmas with wind and rain

It will be a white Christmas in Yucatán, if you count clouds. Photo: NOAA For this Christmas Day,...

AMLO: COVID vaccinations will be voluntary and for everyone

Clearing the way for foreign residents to get protected, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador declared the coronavirus "universal and free" and that...

Mexico and US welcome UK flights despite new coronavirus strain

British flights still arrive in the US and Mexico as other countries have imposed a ban to prevent a new coronavirus...

Casa St. Isabela: Remodeled and ready with all the amenities

In the heart of the La Ermita / San Sebastian neighborhoods, Casa St. Isabela sits on a...

AMLO hands Tren Maya to army, touts its economic benefits

President Andrés Manuel Lopéz Obrador proposed the Tren Maya, or Mayan Train, as a candidate and has worked to see one...

United’s ‘Star Wars’ plane lands at Mérida airport

United Airlines' "Star Wars" plane is parked in Mérida airport until it returns to Houston later this morning. Photo: Courtesy

Song legend Manzanero, 85, improving in battle with COVID-19

Armando Manzanero in concert. Undated file photo Mexican composer and Yucatecan singer Armando Manzanero, a bolero icon, is...

Life is a breeze in Casa Turix, and it’s easy to see why

From top to bottom, this exquisite Santiago home has been built to the highest of standards and...

Monument to Maya heritage would replace Montejo statues at the Remate

A dignified monument honoring Yucatán' indigenous culture and inspired by pre-Hispanic Maya architecture has been proposed to replace a 2010 statue...