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By Working Gringos

Learn what you need to know about voting in the USA from abroad. Even if you have voted before, you need to fill out a new form this year. Be prepared and make your vote count!


By Working Gringos

While many people work together to bring medical services for children in Yucatan born with debilitating disabilities, there are a few young women that could use your help NOW…

By Working Gringos

The Guide to Yucatan Living is a beautiful, photo-filled resource for all English-speaking residents of the Yucatan. The Guide can be found in places around Merida, the beach and in Valladolid. Find out more…

By Working Gringos

A friend to everyone he met, expat Sam Woodruff passed away last week in Merida. This is a short tribute to Sam by his good friend, George Fischer. We hope you will honor Sam by reading this and celebrating his life…


By Working Gringos

Here is a rundown of the events in Merida around Christmas and the end of the year. We hope you find a lovely place to enjoy the holidays!

By Working Gringos

Yucatan Living and Yucatan Expatriate Services are proud to announce that YoListo.com is joining the family!

By Working Gringos

Recent changes in the Mexican Constitution just underline some basic rights and limitations that we have as expatriates in a foreign country. This article briefly outlines some of those limitations…


By Working Gringos

There is a general election coming up in Canada on May 2, 2011 and Canadians everywhere are encouraged to participate. Here are the details in how to vote if you are a Canadian expatriate…

By Working Gringos

The government of Yucatan wants to know what you think… please read our short introduction and take this very important survey! Our answers will help shape the future of the state of Yucatan…

By Working Gringos

Louis Nevaer is the owner of Casa Catherwood here in Merida and also publishes a website he calls Mesoamérica Foundation…


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The publishers of Yucatan Living, James and Ellen Fields, lost their son Dustin on November 9th. He died unexpectedly in his sleep and was 30 years old…

By Working Gringos

We at Yucatan Living have been supporters of Casa Catherwood, so it is with profound sadness that we must end our support…

By Robin Young

What do Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, Paul Gauguin and the Working Gringos have in common? Read more…

By Working Gringos

2010 is already turning out to be a big year… it started with Merida’s first-ever citywide Spay and Neuter Clinic… read our first-hand, eyewitness accounts of the event…

By Working Gringos

This Saturday, Merida English Library plays host to what we hope will be the First Annual Alternative Healthcare Fair in Merida, bringing together over 20 alternative healthcare practitioners from around the city…

By Working Gringos

This website has been nominated for Best Expat Travel blog, and we’re proud to say we’re the only nominee from Mexico. We love being nominated, and we’d like to win so…

By Working Gringos

We’re giving away our custom-made Yucatan Commemorative Inauguration Posters… for just a small donation to the Change is Coming group here in Merida. Hot off a 40-year old press!! Get ‘em while they last!!

By Working Gringos

President-elect Barack Obama called interested citizens together on December 14 to meet each other and begin organizing their communities. It turns out, there are interested citizens even here in Merida…

By Working Gringos

Honestly, we have mixed feelings about it, but as Americans, we’ll be voting for President of the United States. If you are an American, we’re thinking maybe you should too…

By Working Gringos

Sometimes a work of art is beautiful. Sometimes a work of art is controversial and thought-provoking. In a rare moment, it can be both. The MACAY 2008 Sculpture Exhibit on Paseo de Montejo has a lot of controvery, and some beauty… but it’s all art, every step of the way.

By Working Gringos

Even in the laid-back environment of the Yucatan, commercial development and economic growth are alive and well… perhaps more alive and a lot healthier than in other parts of the world. This isn’t happening due to the presence of expats in the community, but how do we feel about it?…

By Working Gringos

The flooding in Tabasco has reached disastrous proportions, and the people of Tabasco are in almost complete isolation with very little high ground. Yucatan Living is continually updating ways you can help as we learn of them…

By Working Gringos

The Pyramid of Kukúlcan at Chichén Itzá has been named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. We aren’t surprised. Here in Yucatan, there’s a lot of wonder.

By Working Gringos

Why live a life of quiet desperation when you can live an exciting, colorful and noisy life of desperation?..

By Working Gringos

Many times in life, things simply don’t turn out the way you plan – sometimes they turn out better! Such is the case with Yucatan Living, as this letter we recently received may explain…

By Working Gringos

Every once in awhile, something about being in Merida just wakes us up and makes us start pinching ourselves. Is this a dream? Where are we?

By Working Gringos

As fellow gringos, we are more than a little abashed by Mel Gibson’s latest film. His movie’s portrayal of 16th century Yucatan Mayan culture is…

By Working Gringos

Are you worried about the safety of traveling to or living in the Yucatan? If you’ve read the recent news about Mexico, you might be. Here’s our take on the quality of life here…

By Working Gringos

We have been playing this game of comparing places in the U.S. with places in Mexico. Here’s our first take on a list of Mexican cities as compared to American cities. Join us and play along…

By Working Gringos

On the paper placemats (sponsored by Coca Cola) at the Acqua Restaurant, is a fragment of a poem by Jorge Luis Borges. It’s in Spanish, but it’s easy to get the drift…

By Working Gringos

Some days it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed. This must be especially true if you’re the president of Mexico…

By Working Gringos

While it is fresh in mind, today another honest Mexican was encountered, this time in Cancun..