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Fishermen blame oil rigs for whale death

Biologists and biology students will perform an autopsy on the fin whale found in Progreso, but fishermen who found it have their own theory.

Stranded whale towed ashore

Apparently for the first time in Yucatán's recorded history, a huge whale more than 5 meters long washed ashore in Progreso.

Greenpeace sails in, promotes organic farms

The international environmental group Greenpeace has come to town to promote organic farming.

Still waiting for that Ryan Gosling film

That 2012 movie shoot that caused all those Ryan Gosling sightings? There are whispers of it being released this year. Or next year. It's still a mystery.

Holiday crowds spend over a billion pesos

Easter holidays in Yucatán poured 1.2 billion pesos into the economy, a 20 percent increase over last year, says the business group Kanak Servytur.

Cruise ship tourism up 4%

The Port Authority has reported a 4 percent rise in the number of cruise ship passengers coming ashore to Progreso in the first quarter of 2015.

Semana Santa starts big at the beach

Following tradition, and lured by pleasant weather, thousands of vacationers left the city and hit the beach for the start of Semana Santa, or Holy Week.

Gay cruise to dock in Progreso

The Pullmantur line is calling the port of Progreso, Yucatan "home" after the "Desire Cruise 2015" arrives June 11 with 2,000 gay and lesbian tourists.

A fond farewell to megaship Magic

The mega-cruise ship Carnival Magic arrived for the fifth and final time at the port of Progreso, leaving both tourists and merchants with fond memories.

Carnival sends its largest ship to Progreso

Two additional cruise ships arrive at Progreso's port this month: the Carnival Magic and the Carnival Freedom.

Gay wedding a first for Progreso

Two municipal employees will be the first to have a same-sex wedding in the port city of Progreso next month.

Good timing as 2 ships head to Progreso

Encouraging weather forecasts have merchants upbeat about the arrival of cruise ships on two consecutive days this week.

Progreso appears elated at cruise ship’s return

After being out of circulation for maintenance, the Carnival Elation cruise ship arrived yesterday bringing 2,400 tourists from New Orleans to Progreso.
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