The Amazing Indigenous Softball Team: Breaking Barriers

In “The Amazons of Yaxunah,” a documentary film, the remarkable story of an indigenous softball team from Mexico’s Yucatán state is told. The team, known for playing barefoot and wearing traditional hipiles, defied social conventions to pursue their passion. Enedina Canul, 47, was determined to play baseball despite her husband’s opposition and the community’s conservative […]

Yucatán Teachers to Resume Classes Following Agreement with Interior Ministry

Following a pivotal meeting with the Interior Ministry in Mexico City, Yucatán’s educators have agreed to resume classes this Wednesday. In solidarity with the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE), Yucatán teachers had engaged in a “work-to-rule” strike—present but not working—after representatives attended negotiation talks in the capital with the Secretary of the Interior. They […]

Primary School is Never Too Late! a 94-year-old woman gets her certificate

Meet Doña María Grimilda Dorantes Contreras, a 94-year-old woman from Ticul, who has finally achieved her lifelong dream of completing primary school! This remarkable story is just one example of the over 15,000 Yucatecan students who have participated in the Education Strategy for Adult Learners, coordinated by the State Government’s Education Department (SEGEY). Doña Mary’s […]

The Devastating Effects of Drought and the Prolonged Fire Season in Yucatán

Yucatán is currently experiencing an unprecedented drought that has been affecting various sectors of agriculture, including citrus farmers, beekeepers, horticulturists, and corn producers. The lack of rainfall over the past two decades has resulted in a severe water shortage, causing significant losses to crops and livestock. According to Freddy Domínguez Aké, president of the Union […]

Security in Mérida Under Threat: Saidén Ojeda’s Departure Leaves a Void

The recent news that Yucatán’s Secretary of Public Security, Luis Felipe Saidén Ojeda, will not continue in his position has sent shockwaves through the state’s security circles. The 69-year-old police chief, who has led the force for over two decades. The decision is unrelated to political reasons: the powerful security chief already has some health […]

Visitors to Yucatan’s Archaeological Sites Decrease by 17.9% in May

According to the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the number of visitors to Yucatán’s archaeological sites and museums decreased by 17.9% in May compared to the same month last year. This is due to the closure of four pre-Hispanic cities, which affected overall attendance. The statistics show that in May 2024, there were […]