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The victim of last week’s Centro shooting has died

The victim, Pablo G.L., was a 42-year-old chef and father of two young children who had just opened a new restaurant in Mérida's Santiago neighborhood. 

Mérida’s Centro prepares for a tsunami of tourists and last-minute shoppers

Approximately 400,000 people are expected to crowd the streets of Mérida's Centro on Christmas Eve. 

Suspect arrested after Mérida cyclist shot in Centro altercation

The gunman suspected of opening fire against a bicyclist in Mérida's Centro is reported to be under police custody.

Cyclist wounded by gunfire in downtown Mérida, suspect tied to drug...

A cyclist was shot and wounded Monday night in downtown Mérida by the driver of a black vehicle. Police are looking for a suspect known to be involved in the illicit drug trade.

Walking tours of Mérida homes and gardens begin anew

A MEL guide leads a tour through a home in Santiago. File photo The MEL House and Garden...

Casa del Águila: Just the right location for $150,000

Casa del Águila in Mérida is in just the right location. It is offered by Melissa Adler of Mérida Living Real...

Mérida on T+L ‘Best Cities’ list 5 years in a row

Mérida is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Yucatán as well as the largest city on the...

Is it fair to keep some Yucatán bars closed and not...

Dozens of bar owners and workers from around the state made their way Monday to the governor’s palace where they demanded to be heard. 

Hundreds of buildings in Mérida’s Centro Histórico are unsound, says a...

According to the city, of the 6,000 structures in Mérida's historic center, 300 are structurally unsound.

New exhibit celebrates Mexico’s comic book pioneers

The exhibit, which organizers describe as a tribute, coincides with the 150th anniversary of the birth of pioneering illustrator and lithographer, Juan Bautista Urrutia.

Building in Yucatán: Permits and contracts for Mérida’s historic center

In Mérida, construction permits are different depending on the area in which you’re building. As the Centro Histórico is one of the most popular neighborhoods for newcomers, there are some technical — and legal considerations to keep in mind.

Bonampak: Mérida’s newest hot spot is a feast for the eyes

Mérida’s most Instagram-worthy bar has opened its doors after filling its walls with color.

The skyrocketing value of colonial homes in downtown Mérida

During the last decade, the value of colonial homes in Mérida's historic center has risen by as much as 300%.

Bars in Mérida’s Centro at risk of closing down for good

Employees of la Negrita pose for a photo holding signs petitioning the government to allow them to work. Photo: Courtesy

Angry Centro residents block ‘temporary’ bus stops

Residents in downtown Mérida blockaded a section of Calle 55 to prevent busses from loading and unloading passengers directly in front of their homes.

What 20th-century Meridanos left behind

Photo: Lee Steele / Yucatán Magazine Beginning in the early 1970s, many of Mérida’s families left their homes...

Newspaper prompts probe into 24-hour engine noise from factory

Noise from a giant flour mill has made living dificult for neighbors. Photo: YEL The constant, headache-inducing engine...

For bus passengers in the Centro, frustration and anger

Confusion will give way to order once the public adjusts to the new Centro, said Yucatan Gov....

A block on Calle 60 is suddenly tree-lined, a taste of...

Calle 60 outside the Teatro Peón Contreras and UADY’s Centro campus is narrowed to allow for one lane of traffic and...

New bus routes shift the noise to once-quiet streets

A municipal video posted on social media shows city workers at night, in front of Merida’s downtown Chapur, painting in stenciled...

Pedestrian streets to displace buses, cars in Merida’s historic center

Merida’s Centro Historico is turning busy streets into more pedestrian-friendly spaces to help stem the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Courtesy

Centro shelter deemed inadequate, shut down by state officials

A Santiago group home for the elderly was shut down by authorities Sunday. Photo: Yucatan Giving Outreach A...

Open just 16 days before the lockdown, Between the Lines stays...

Between the Lines had barely gotten started when it was swept up in a global pandemic that shut down the...

Merida takes 1st step in returning to business as usual

On the first day of the first wave in reopening the economy, shoppers flocked downtown for some overdue errands.