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What a female president could mean for a country that defines...

There is something unique about Mexico’s upcoming 2024 federal election — viable female candidates. 

Governor to give Yucatan perspective on major ‘Climate’ broadcast

Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila enters an international stage tonight when Washington Post Live broadcasts its "This is Climate" series. It's major exposure for the former...

Sheinbaum says policies have advanced more women into powerful positions

"Today, a woman can be president of Mexico," said Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum.  Speaking in Yucatán, the likely presidential frontrunner noted that women are...

Could this be Mexico’s first female president?

Like AMLO, Sheinbaum won her election by a landslide in 2018 and ever since has been seen as one of two frontrunners for her party in the 2024 presidential race.

New rule would force restaurants to pay ‘rent’ for public spaces

It is time that Mérida’s businesses operating in public spaces pay for the privilege, says Mayor Renán Barrera Concha. The mayor's comments came after a...

Summit of the Americas kicks off without Mexico

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has made good on his threat to boycott the Summit of the Americas, held in Los Ángeles.

Mexico looks to its southern neighbors for investment and international cooperation

Historically Mexico’s economic footprint regarding its neighbors to the south has been negligible at best, aside from a few large corporations such as Banco Azteca and Bimbo. 

Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccine contracts to remain a state secret until 2025

Mexico’s Supreme Court has agreed that the economic cost of Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccination program should remain secret for the time being. In its controversial decision,...

Gov. Vila travels to France to promote investment in Yucatán

Yucatán’s Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal is on the road again in Europe in an effort to bring more investment to the state. During previous trips...

New law to direct funds from fines on political parties to...

Yucatán's congress has approved a new law that will see fines paid by political parties spent on education.

Concern grows that new law designed to combat online harassment will...

Mexico’s legislature recently passed a law allowing individuals to take legal action against online bullying or stalking.  Though the intention of the law is to...

Tensions rise in Chichén Itzá as locals denounce fraudulent land deals

Locals in the town of Pisté near Chichén Itzá say that crooked land deals threaten to privatize infrastructure in Chichén Itzá.

Yucatán authorities say it’s about time to regulate lasso tournaments

A call to action from congress comes after a teenage vaquero lost his life during a tournament earlier this week in Kanasín. 

AMLO softens his stance with environmentalists blocking the Mayan Train

Amid a barrage of criticism of the Mayan Train from home and abroad, AMLO says he is ready to dialogue with environmentalists. 

Opposition bloc from Yucatán helped defeat AMLO’s energy reforms

A coalition made up of Yucatán's congressional delegation helped defeat a stinging defeat of the president's energy reforms on Sunday. The constitutional reform would have...

AMLO seeks to vaccinate children as young as 5 against COVID-19...

In a major reversal, Mexico's federal government now says it will request COVID-19 vaccines from the WHO's COVAX program for the country's children. 

New official video may signal Mayan Train is scaling back

After last weekend’s presidential referendum, the federal government says it is accelerating work on the Mayan Train.

AMLO and Trudeau talk war in Ukraine and taking on refugees

High-level meetings about how Mexico should respond to the crisis in Ukraine have been underway this week. 

AMLO: Environmental opposition to Mayan Train is all about politics

Amid growing criticism, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador came out Monday to defend his environmental record.

What Mexico’s upcoming presidential referendum actually means

More posters and propaganda have hit the streets as the referendum on the presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador draws near. 

Is Mexico trying to have it both ways with Russia ‘friendship’?

Since the outset of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the stance of Mexico’s government has been to call out Russia as the aggressor.

New report denounces violence against environmentalists in Yucatán

The not-for-profit environmental organization CEMDA has outlined eight recent attacks against environmentalists on the Yucatán Peninsula. 

Mexican celebrities join indigenous groups against the Mayan Train

The actor and producer Gael García is now among several high-profile Mexicans expressing opposition to the Mayan Train. 

Feminist protesters lash out in Mérida on International Women’s Day

At least eight different women's rights groups organized several marches and protests on International Women's Day.
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