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La Bermeja is a "pahntom Island" that supposedly existed off the north coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico.
Peoples of African origin have been in Mérida since colonization first began.
Flying the flag recently became legal after an amendment to Article 116 of Mexico's constitution passed in the federal legislature.
The Villa of Coyoacán in CDMX has a fascinating history stretching back all the way to the 7th century
On Episode 5 of “Uncovered,” we dive in to the history and archaeology of Mesoamerica and beyond with Pete of the Ancient Americas YouTube channel.
As the US and Mexico celebrate 200 years of diplomatic relations, we look at the history of this complicated relationship
Mexican Pink, as it’s often called, isn’t a mere trend. It's a tradition that goes back farther than many realize. Artist Ramón Valdiosera inspired the...
Though the town is very small, it makes for a worthwhile stop on the way to El Cuyo, the ruins of Kulubá, or Las Coloradas.
Mexican Independence Day celebrations kick off this evening in Mérida's Centro.
Despite what some visitors believe, the tradition of the dancing flyers practiced in several parts of Mexico is not merely a tourist attraction, but rather an ancient fertility ritual.
A group of Yucatecan speleologists have encountered a previously unknown cave system near Ticul.
Elephants, iguanas and a Maya princess peer beyond the overgrown bush of a large fenced-off lot with no signs explaining their existence. We hazard some guesses.
Perhaps Mexico's most notable contribution to the war effort came in the form of the Escuadrón 201, also known as the Aztec Eagles
Four months ago, a strong gust of wind and power surge damaged Valladolid’s video mapping show projectors.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has called for Austria to repatriate the artifact known as “el Penacho de Moctezuma.”
El Monumento a la Patria is without a doubt one of Mérida's most recognizable landmarks. Even visitors passing through the city for only a day, or even a few hours, likely stop by and visit this iconic monument.
In Mexico, Reed is remembered as “that crazy gringo” who witnessed the Mexican Revolution and befriended Pancho Villa.
A replica of a prehispanic sculpture of a woman will replace Mexico City’s controversial Columbus statue.
The work of Yucatán's most celebrated muralist, Fernando Castro Pacheco (1918-2013), housed in Mérida's Palacio de Gobierno, turned 50 on Independence Day.
Just over a decade ago, a statue of Francisco de Montejo, known as El Adelantado (the one that came first) and his son, Francisco de Montejo, el Mozo were erected on Mérida’s Remate, the starting point of Avenida Paseo de Montejo.
At some point in early 1520, Aztec emperor Moctezuma must have had a eureka moment and understood that the bearded guests he had kindly hosted for months in the best palaces of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital, were not the gods he had been faithfully waiting for.