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Mérida’s new surveillance center now has eyes on over 6,700 cameras

Yucatán's government has opened a new remote surveillance center to oversee the state's thousands of active security cameras. 

Mérida slated to build nearly 100 new highrise towers

Housing and business developments in Mérida have historically been fairly “close to the ground,” but that seems to be changing.

Building in Yucatán to get even more expensive in 2022

Over the past several years, construction costs in Yucatán have risen sharply and all signs point to even higher prices in 2022..

The new Mayan Train director says the project is 7 months...

Javier May Rodríguez, the Mayan Train’s recently appointed director, says the rail project is seven months behind schedule.

New legal challenges to Mayan Train ignored by AMLO’s government

Construction of the Mayan Train’s rail network continues its momentum, despite at least 25 legal injunctions against the project — including two more this week.

Progreso spearheads new effort to clean up illegal dumpsites

Residents in Progreso and other communities on Yucatán's northern coast are complaining of illegal garbage dumps.

Massive internet outage continues across much of Mexico

Sometime before 10:30, Tuesday night reports of internet outages began to flow across social media.

Tourists face long lines and cramped ferries in Mayan Riviera

Travelers in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen are dealing with long lines and wait times as the number of cruise ships continues to increase.

New ‘come and go’ bus route to simplify rides on Mérida’s...

The new bus route known as the “va y ven,” which translates to “come and go,” began operation on Saturday along the entirety of Mérida’s Periferico circuit.

Mexico reverses on Mayan Train station, plans new La Plancha stop...

Mérida’s former train station at La Plancha has gone unused for decades and is now part of the grounds of the ESAY, Yucatán’s art college. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

Mexico to build 2 new power plants in Yucatán

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced yesterday that his government is committed to building two new power plants in Yucatán.

Yucatán looks to reboot its tourism industry through major investments

The state government has announced that it will be investing nearly 1.4 billion pesos (67 million USD) in four new projects to revitalize Yucatán's tourism sector. 

Progreso’s boardwalk is now for pedestrians only and reactions are mixed

Progreso’s boardwalk has permanently closed to motor vehicle traffic to make way for pedestrians.

No new timeline given as Mérida’s paso deprimido is delayed yet...

For the fourth time now, Mérida’s city hall has announced delays in the reopening of Paseo de Montejo’s paso deprimido underpass. 

Mérida to get a new hospital to replace the 115-year-old O’Horán

Mérida’s Augusto O’Horán hospital is one of Yucatán's largest and most important public medical facilities. Photo: Courtesy Mérida...

In Europe, Mexican Indigenous organizations denounce the Mayan Train

Indigenous groups from across Mexico, including Yucatán and Quintana Roo, sailed to Europe in what they describe as an invasion of conscience.

Progreso to host the Americas’ largest shipyard

Yucatán's Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal in Trieste Italy with the executive board of the Italian company Fincantieri. Photo: Courtesy

Setbacks old and new plague the Mayan Train’s progress

More than halfway through AMLO’s tenure, the president's largest infrastructure project, the Mayan Train, is only 10% complete.

Mérida real estate market heats up, even beyond the Periférico

Increases are not limited to the Centro or its surrounding neighborhoods. Areas once considered fairly affordable such as Francisco de Montejo, and Ciudad Caucel have also seen considerable price hikes. 

Progreso becomes Yucatán’s first disability-inclusive beach

Five floating wheelchairs and a set of movable rubber ramps are among the new amenities now available to disabled visitors who would like to enjoy the beach in Progreso.

New power outages scheduled for Yucatán

The CFE has announced that they will be interrupting service across the Yucatán Peninsula for scheduled maintenance.

Tensions flare over plans for Mérida’s new stadium

Promotion of Housing Industry, says Mérida’s new multi-purpose stadium will increase property values in the city’s north. 

Mérida’s new far-flung airport will be less convenient and cost more

According to federal infrastructure plans, the new airport will be located in the tiny community of Poxilá which has a population of under 1,000.

Not everyone is excited about Mérida’s new stadium

Mérida's new stadium is set to be built in the north of the city in the Cordemex neighborhood, but not everyone is excited.