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World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Mérida: a big success

The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates comes just days after López Obrador sent a proposal to Congress for an amnesty law that would allow some criminals, including young people convicted of minor drug offenses, to be released from prison. Colombia passed a similar amnesty law in late 2016 that protected guerrilla fighters of the...

Vast underwater world unlocks the secrets of the ancient Maya

Known as cenotes, these underground water reservoirs were more than just life-sustaining water sources for the Maya civilisation’s settlements; they were also believed to be sacred portals through which they could communicate with the gods of rain and creation. As such, the Maya routinely cast human sacrifices, gold plaques and bowls brimming with jade beads into the wells’...

Merida residents march to protest against AMLO on Mexican Independence Day

Just over a hundred people marched today on Mérida's Paseo de Montejo to protest against the policies and decisions of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, whom they called Mexico's traitor for freely opening the southern border to Central American migrants. Signs with phrases expressing communism rejection, Mexican flags, three-color paper chains in their hands...

World’s first commercial octopus farm to be built in Yucatán

For decades, my father taught biology at Middlebury College in Vermont. One of his signature courses focused on invertebrates and, as a kid, I’d often tag along on class field trips to the Maine coast. Students would fan out across the rocky shore at low tide and count as many spineless creatures as they could—which, as it...

Have you ever been to the Yucatan Peninsula?

Few Mexican destinations can dazzle you with ancient Maya ruins, azure Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico waters and colonial cities all in one fell swoop. Actually, there's only one – the Yucatán Peninsula. The Peninsula comprises the three separate Mexican states of Yucatán, Quintana Roo and Campeche (as well as parts of Belize...

Faro del Mayab: Medical Excellence with human quality in Mérida, Yuc.

Faro del Mayab Hospital, born from the vision of a group of people aware of the need for health services with a focus on HUMAN QUALITY, where attention is given to users in a friendly environment and with the support of cutting-edge technology. Where patients are assisted by highly specialized and continuously trained medical personnel.

Fridman goes one-on-one with Travel Pulse.com

To gain a more in-depth understanding of all that the state of Yucatán has to offer, it’s important to make clear the distinction between the Mexican state of Yucatán and the greater Yucatán Peninsula. Michele Fridman, Tourism Minister for Yucatán state, said she finds that this is often a point of confusion for to outsiders.

Yucatán beaches 100% free of sargasso

"The most popular beaches of the state of Yucatan remain free of large quantities of sargassum", said the head of the Progreso Civil Protection Unit, Aurelio Teodoro Medina Pérez. The municipal official indicated that the beaches look quite clean and the local authorities have not had the need to apply operations to collect seaweed.

“Hotel Luz En Yucatan” a unique residence in Merida

Everything in Hotl Luzl is available for guest use. Swim in our pool at any hour. Use the kitchen in your apartment or use our community kitchen and dine in our comedor at a table that accommodates twelve guests. We eschew rules and regulations so that you can more easily free yourself from...

Dust from the Sahara desert spreads across the Atlantic into the Yucatan Peninsula

This weekend, a massive dust cloud from Africa’s Sahara Desert will sweep across the Atlantic and cause hazy skies across northern Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula. A few days ago satellites began to detect thick plumes of Saharan dust passing over Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau before moving out over the Atlantic Ocean. For...