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Mérida residents and businesses return to battle lines over noise

As the city comes back to post-lockdown life, noise complaints have returned. Mérida officials have sanctioned 15 restaurants and bars and 10 other businesses...

The constant buzz from Harinera del Sureste is eating us alive,...

The following was translated from an opinion piece published Thursday, Dec. 17 in La Jornada Maya: By Hugo Michel Merida has not been so quiet at...

Newspaper prompts probe into 24-hour engine noise from factory

The constant, headache-inducing engine noise from an expanded flour plant is under investigation by Mérida city government. Harinas del Sureste, operated by Grupo CMG, has...

Flour plant noise complaints go unanswered for 2 years

Mérida, Yucatán — It sounds like jets getting ready to take off, but it's actually the sound of flour being processed on Calle 52....

Along with tourists and holiday celebrations, noise complaints return

Decreasing coronavirus infections and the Hanal Pixan holiday weekend appear to have combined to bring back an issue that until now appeared dormant. Noise. Complaints...

Salsa classes finally canceled after noise complaints from neighbors

A Cuban dance school in the Miguel Alemán neighborhood is covered with red stickers, shut down by authorities for excessive noise that kept neighbors...

After the pandemic, an opportunity to ‘reset’ the Centro, say activists

One of the most important lessons from the pandemic is the importance of public health, and how our own behavior is a factor in...

The Centro was designed for peaceful living, cantinas and all

El Dzalbay, one of Merida’s popular bars, was shut down last week for playing music at a volume that exceeds the law. Reactions definitely came from...

Dzalbay suspends operations when cited for excessive noise

The city's crackdown on noise has snared a popular expat cantina, El Dzalbay.

Noise complaints decrease dramatically in Merida, surprising many

In December, only two citizen complaints were filed, said the Director of Urban Development.

University students design noise monitors for the Centro Historico

Merida, Yucatan — Continuing a campaign against noise pollution, city authorities are collaborating with the Autonomous University of Yucatan. UADY will design, build and install...

Noise laws are not being enforced, group tells Merida officials

Merida, Yucatan — Noise problems continue in several neighborhoods despite new regulations. Residents met with Urban Development department officials Thursday morning to file a series...

Merida city council passes noise regulations with fines reaching 2 million...

(Updated to reflect details of the anti-noise regulations.) Merida, Yucatan — Long-awaited noise regulations have been passed by city council, and they will go into...

Neighbors stonewalled as Centro flour plant noise grows louder

The giant flour mill plant has loomed over the neighborhood north of La Plancha for years. It was never much to look at, but it didn't bother many people either.

Noise regulations stalled again after deadline slips by

Merida, Yucatan — The city has missed its self-imposed deadline, again, to pass noise restrictions to protect Centro Historico residents. Authorities had promised to move...

Compromise between noisy Merida nightclubs, residents remains to be seen

City officials continue to tread cautiously in their attempt to mitigate noise pollution in the Centro.

Noise laws by next week, says Merida mayor, echoing familiar promise

Long-promised noise regulations are coming to the Centro Historico next week, said Mayor Renán Barrera Concha.

City to open management office in Centro Historico

Merida, Yucatan — Within the first six months of 2019, the Centro Historico will be under the watch of a city-run Management Office. That's the promise...

Centro bar closed again, presumably for noise violations

The Directorate of Urban Development of the City of Mérida last week closed, for the third time, a boisterous Centro Histórico nightclub.

Judge tosses noise complaints against neighborhood cantinas

The Fifth District Court suspended the amparo process requested by residents living near loud Centro cantinas, questioning if the complainants really lived near the nightclubs.

In final days of city administration, noise regulations remain stalled

Noise regulations remain a list of promises to be kept before the current administration hands over the keys to the Municipal Palace to the incoming administration on Sept. 1.

30% of youth in Yucatán experiencing gradual hearing loss

Yucatán seems to thrive on loud music, television and radio.

Acoustics engineer envisions compromise in the Centro

Solving the noise problem in the Centro is not so easy, an acoustics expert says.

Noise protest in Centro draws ugly backlash

Residents in the Centro Histórico denounced weekend vandalism aimed at the ongoing anti-noise protest.
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