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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, has traveled to Russia to conduct negotiations to bottle the Sputnik V vaccine in Mexico. According to the...

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

LGBTQI groups in Mexico denounced the Partido Encuentro Solidario (PES) over their most recent campaign rhetoric. In a political TV commercial, the party comes out...

AMLO suggests ‘visas for plants’ in new initiative

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador suggested that the United States should offer work visas to workers taking part in his new reforestation program. Under the...

New Mérida airport likely to cost over 10 billion pesos

Despite recent expansions at MID, Yucatán's state government is still considering a new airport for Mérida. Industry insiders have speculated that the cost of the...

Governor: The CFE must do more to avoid power outages

Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal called yesterday on the CFE to do more to prevent blackouts.  In a written statement, the governor said that the...

Transgender candidate pulls out of race for mayor in Progreso

A transgender candidate for mayor in Progreso has pulled out of the race, claiming a lack of support from her party, the PRD. Jared Nahum...

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

The leader of one of Mérida's largest merchant collectives says that city government officials have been extorting money from small-business owners.  "What they are doing...

Yucatán government commits to being carbon neutral by 2030

Yucatán has become the first state in México to take on the Net Zero Commitment. The ambitious plan seeks to convert all state government buildings...

Yucatán promotes pandemic-era tourism with a new campaign

While continuing to monitor crowds and activities, state authorities presented a new tourism campaign designed to attract domestic travelers to Yucatán.  The campaign, called “365...

AMLO accuses the United States of greed, vaccine hoarding

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador accused the United States and other nations of monopolizing the vaccine supply.  AMLO also praised the generosity of Russia...

AMLO under fire: Critics say he is politicizing vaccine rollout

Prioritizing vaccination in small communities where infections are few makes little sense, say critics of the federal government.  Vaccinations in Yucatán for men and women over...

How big money is behind the boom in celebrity candidates

Like in much of the world, having celebrities run for office is a fairly common occurrence in Mexico. Especially now, since the advent of electoral...

Transgender candidate wants to be Progreso’s next mayor

The Party of the Democratic Revolution will nominate a trans woman as their candidate for Progreso's highest elected office. “Naomi Arjona Rosas will run in...
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