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Remembering Queen Elizabeth’s 24 hours in Yucatán

For 24 hours in early 1975, Yucatán was electrified by a visit from Queen Elizabeth II, who died today at age 96. On Feb. 27...

Lasso tournament ends in the death of another young vaquero

An illegal lasso tournament in the Kanasín community of San Antonio Tehuitz ended in tragedy Sunday when an 18-year-old vaquero slipped from his horse...

Remembering DG Heath, who embraced living and writing in Mérida

David Heath, for whom I had the pleasure of shepherding his numerous late-in-life books, died this week.  He was 79 years old and ailing, yet...

Remembering the gregarious host behind Alberto’s Continental for 51 years

Mérida lost one of its most colorful and beloved raconteurs when Alberto Salum, co-owner of the once-famous Alberto's Continental, passed away on Oct. 1. For...

RIP Fitz, the most photographed dog in Mérida

Just this past June, a 16-year-old terrier named Fitz found late-in-life stardom. It was later than we'd hoped. Fitz died suddenly Wednesday. The cause...

At 112, ‘Don Chep’ was Yucatán’s oldest man — or maybe not

Family and friends said their last goodbyes this week to Jorge Durán y Coral, who at 112 years and 90 days was either the...

80-year-old Canadian man found dead inside Centro home

A Canadian man was found dead this morning inside a rental property on Calle 47 near La Plancha.

Soap actor, 45, dies in Mérida after COVID battle

TV actor Rodrigo Mejía, who starred in soap operas such as "Cuidado con el Ángel," "Mundo de Fieras" and "Una Maid en Manhattan," died...

Covid claims another guardian of the Yucatán songbook

After being hospitalized with coronavirus, Yucatán trova singer Tony Espinosa — "El Señor Amor" — died Wednesday. He was 68. Born Antonio Espinosa Becerra in...

Jorge Ancona, 91, ditched Madison Avenue to write for children

A son of immigrants from Yucatán, who grew up to be an A-list art director in the United States, has died at age 91...

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

Juan Pablo Manzanero warns that his famous father's death is a lesson against lowering our guard against COVID-19. Armando Manzanero, the famed Yucatan-born balladeer, died...

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

Armando Manzanero Canché, the modern era's most acclaimed Yucatecan musician, died early today in Mexico City after battling COVID-19. Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal...

Paloma, ‘Queen of the Mercado,’ dies after announcing illnesses

The Lucas de Gálvez market has lost its dancing queen. Paloma Santos Chan was a colorful fixture at the city's large mercado, coming in regularly...

Prominent judge in Yucatan dies after contracting COVID-19

First-District Judge Luis Edwin Mugarte Guerrero died after battling a COVID-19 infection, the Yucatan state judiciary announced. The prominent judge died Saturday three weeks after...

Adolfo Patron Luján, 93, was a key cultural figure in his...

Adolfo Patron Luján, who in retirement returned to his native Merida to become a key figure in Yucatan's cultural life, died Saturday at 93.

36-year-old man is 1st in Yucatan to die of coronavirus

Merida, Yucatan — A man, 36, was the first in Yucatan to die of COVID-19 as the the number of coronavirus cases spiked Friday. An...

‘House Hunters’ host, who introduced countless viewers to Merida, succumbs...

The original "House Hunters" narrator, whose cable program has converted countless U.S. viewers into globetrotting expats, has died. Gifted with a smooth, calm voice that...

Philly broadcast legend dies in Mexico

Gene Crane, 99, died after a fall in his San Miguel home.

Couple’s death while house hunting in Mexico highlights risk to renters

In memory of a U.S. couple who died while house hunting in Mexico, survivors asked the public to pack something extra when traveling abroad...

Already, 100 suicides in Yucatan this year

Merida, Yucatan — With Saturday's self-inflicted death of a 26-year-old woman in Tizimín after an argument with her husband, the number of 2019 suicides...

Merida blogger, the ‘Hippie in Heels,’ dies unexpectedly

Rachel Jones, the "Hippie In Heels" travel blogger who last year moved from India to Merida, has died. The sad news was shared by...

Progreso mourns entire family of 5 lost in plane crash

The wreckage of the plane was found in a remote mountainous zone in the northern municipality of Ocampo.

Air crash victim traveled the world, but planned to return to...

Graziella de Louis Ponce, 63, the lone Mexican citizen to die in last weekend's deadly plane crash, was about to retire and planned to live in Merida, her friends say.

Woman from Yucatan among dead in Ethiopia air crash

Among the 157 people killed an Ethiopian Airlines crash is a woman from Yucatan who worked as a UN interpreter.