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Construction at Xcaret’s new theme park near Valladolid shut down

Construction at Xcaret’s Xibalba theme park in Yucatán has been halted after a surprise inspection by Mexico’s federal environmental agency, Profepa.

Monument to the Montejo ‘covered in blood’ once again

A group of protesters staged a demonstration in front of the monument to the Montejo, vandalizing it and chanting anti-colonialistic slogans.

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.

Activists call on Yucatán to declare climate emergency

A group of student activists led by Greta Thunberg has called upon Yucatán's government to declare a climate emergency and start to take more serious and proactive moves to combat climate change. 

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.

Mérida’s monument to the Montejo, an icon of history or bigotry?

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.

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.

México welcomes 5 female refugees from Afghanistan

The women, members of a robotics engineering team, expressed their gratitude to the Mexican government and said they looked forward to a bright future in Mexico.

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.

How Sisal’s new ‘Magical Town’ status became a burden

Residents of Sisal say they don’t want their community to be a Pueblo Magico — Magical Town — any longer.

Lingering land dispute leads to blockade at Dzibilchaltún

The archaeological site of Dzibilchaltún has been closed to tourists by protestors who argue that they have been cheated out of their land

Shortage of cancer medications for children sparks protests

According to some estimates, up to 600 children may have died over the last two years due to a lack of treatment.

A Mexican conservative party’s social media was hacked. Now its timelines...

Unusual posts from a party well known for being very socially right-wing and running on “family values” issues.

Restaurant association says it will defy new COVID-19 rules

Mexico's restaurant association (Canirac) and its 550 members say that they will defy the order issued by Yucatán’s state government to reduce their operating capacity from 75% to 50%.

What is at stake in Mexico’s upcoming Sunday mid-term election?

Mexico holds elections on Sunday to elect local and federal representatives, but what does it all mean for you?

Mexico looks to begin producing and bottling its own vaccines

Mexico’s secretary of foreign affairs, Marcelo Ebrad, with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. Photo: Courtesy Mexico’s...

Anti-gay political party launches new ‘family values’ campaign in Mexico

Partido Encuentro Solidario supporters hold a sign that reads “for our children, marriage and the family.” Photo: Courtesy

AMLO suggests ‘visas for plants’ in new initiative

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presents his plan for Sembrando Vidas at a virtual climate summit. Photo: Courtesy

New Mérida airport likely to cost over 10 billion pesos

Merida’s existing international airport is run by the private company ASUR, and is capable of accommodating airplanes as large as the...

Governor: The CFE must do more to avoid power outages

Yucatán’s governor called upon the CFE to improve its service and avoid blackouts. Photo: Courtesy Yucatán Gov. Mauricio...

Transgender candidate pulls out of race for mayor in Progreso

Jared Nahum Arjona Rosas, former PRD candidate for Mayor of Progreso. Photo: Courtesy A transgender candidate for mayor...

Small businesses in Mérida report they are being shaken down by...

According to merchant leader Carlos Ojeda Estrada, vendors at Mérida’s Parque de las Américas pay city officials 800 pesos under the...

Yucatán government commits to being carbon neutral by 2030

To comply with the Net Zero Commitment, all state government buildings in Yucatán must be carbon neutral by 2030. Photo: Courtesy