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A Maritime Route Between Yucatán and Cuba is in the Works

Discussions to establish a maritime connection between Yucatán and Cuba are underway, according to Cuban consul for the Yucatán Peninsula, Rasiel Calvo Morgolles.

New flight connects Yucatán to this underappreciated region of Cuba

Santa Clara is home to various cultural attractions, including the Teatro La Caridad, a neoclassical theater built in 1885.

8 Cuban refugees are rescued by a fisherman off the Yucatán...

A group of eight migrants who found themselves in Río Lagartos are the latest of nearly two dozen Cuban refugees who reached Yucatán this...

2 Cuban migrants die in shipwreck off Yucatán coast

Unofficial reports claim that Mexican authorities helped 19 people to disembark the badly damaged ship.

Protestors march to Cuban consulate in Mérida demanding freedom

For the second day in a row, nearly one hundred Cuban residents in Mérida protested against their home country’s communist regime.

Viva Aerobús takes over ‘critical’ direct flights to Havana

Wasting little time to fill demand, Viva Aerobús is taking over Interjet's Mérida-Havana route, tourism officials in Yucatán announced. The new direct flight to...

Cuban kidnappers charged with torturing victims in Merida hideout

Two men promised to smuggle at least three Cuban migrants into the United States, but instead locked them in a Merida house and tortured...

Tornado tears through Havana, killing 3

Winds top 60 mph/100 kph, damaging property and forcing a hospital to evacuate

New Havana flights begin as Merida airport director urges more Caribbean...

With another flight connecting the city to Havana, the group operating the airport is building on the Peninsula's Caribbean connection.

Cuba hunkers down under austerity measures

Cubans are bracing for a tough end of the year after already enduring a rough summer since July when authorities cut work hours, electricity and supplies.

Heady days for Mérida’s international airport

Interjet begins direct flights today from Mérida to Havana and Aeroméxico announced it will link Mérida with daily direct flights to two important domestic destinations starting July 1.

Carnival unveils ‘cultural’ cruises to Cuba

Carnival Corp., which already docks its cruise ships in Progreso, Yucatán, has won approval to send tourists Havana, Cuba this May. But the deal struck means less recreation and more learning for passengers.

Starwood, Airbnb sail into Cuba

Two names with a large presence in Yucatán are quickly making inroads into Cuba, which was visited by the U.S. president on Sunday.

Rolling Stones add Cuba to their Latin tour

The Rolling Stones will perform a groundbreaking concert in Havana, the first-ever open-air concert in Cuba by a British rock band.

Direct flights to Havana to be restored

Direct flights between Havana and Mérida will resume after many years, La Jornada Maya reports. An official announcement is expected in April.

Art brings together U.S., Cuban consuls

When the consuls of both Cuba and the U.S. met at a private art opening at SoHo Galleries in Mérida, it was an international occasion of historic proportions.

Castro visit brings Mexico, Cuba closer

During his tour of Mérida, Cuban President Raúl Castro said his plans to return to Yucatán’s capital after he retires in 2018. His visit ends today.

Castro and Peña Nieto meet in Mérida

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto greeted Cuban president Raul Castro today at Governor’s Palace, where they will hold private discussions.

Mérida debut for Cuban artists at SoHo

Our mind is on Cuba these days. This year has seen a Cuban-infused Maya festival, a visit from Raul Castro, and now a collective exhibition of Cuban Artists at the SoHo Galleries in Santa Ana.

After Castro visit, tourism with Havana?

Among the possible outcomes of Castro's visit to Mérida is a long-sought multi-destination tourist link between Havana and Yucatán.

Castro arrives tonight; expect closures

The Plaza Grande, presidential palace and many streets will be closed as Cuban President Raul Castro begins his visit to Merida today.

More Cuban culture to come

The state of Yucatán and the island nation of Cuba will strengthen cultural ties, it was vowed following the conclusion of the Fourth International Festival of the Mayan Culture, FICMaya 2015.
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