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By Khaki Scott
November 17, 2014

This week, news about pedestrians, the Guadalupana pilgrimages, medical missions, holiday shenanigans in Hunucma, the current fish market in Yucalpeten, the rising costs of diabetes in Yucatan and the lost productivity at work due to cel phones…


By Khaki Scott
November 12, 2014

This week, news about the underwater museum in Cancun, two successful young men, a dengue vaccine, more troubadours than police and more…

By Khaki Scott
November 3, 2014

This week, news about young men from Otzkutzcab getting college scholarships, a missing ship found off Veracruz, the persistence of mosquitoes in the face of nortes, and trick-or-treating in Maxcanu…

By Khaki Scott
October 27, 2014

This week, read about the province of Anhui in China, now Merida’s sister city. Also read about preparations for Hanal Pixan (Day of the Dead), aguinaldos, solar energy plants, Mexico’s turkeys, criminals in Yucatan, Maya gastronomy of the past, Conalep and much more!


By Khaki Scott
October 20, 2014

This week, news about cliff diving in Valladolid, macaws on the Yucatan Peninsula, education about jaguars and other wild cats, Yucatan’s rate of breast cancer and the flu shot…

By Khaki Scott
October 13, 2014

This week in Yucatan, read about a new flight between Milan and Merida, new discoveries at Uxmal, Yucatecans getting ready for Day of the Dead and Xmatkuil, and more…

By Khaki Scott
October 6, 2014

This week, news about art in Valladolid, potholes, prohibited animals confiscated in Baca, free trash pickup in Merida, a treasured Yucatan chef goes to China, the normalization of the Maya language, an anti-bullying contest and more…


By Khaki Scott
September 29, 2014

This week news about Progreso, Animaya, the increasing importance of Merida as a convention destination and some recent conventions held here, spay & neuter clinics and more…

By Khaki Scott
September 22, 2014

Cattle sales improve, a condominium act, the rise and fall of lemons, great news in aquaculture, foreign adoptions, a traditional medicine convention, DNA research and much more… check it out!

By Working Gringos
September 14, 2014

The Yucatan News this week includes the announcement of a state-of-the-art forensic lab in Merida, updated maps by Google of the entire Yucatan Peninsula, road hazards due to rain, laptops to teachers, conventions in Merida and much more…


By Khaki Scott
September 8, 2014

This week, illegal pets being seized by PROFEPA, the growth of Oxkutzcab, avocado prices falling, the changing fate of street vendors, the supremacy of Chichen Itza and much more…

By Khaki Scott
September 1, 2014

This week’s news is about many different kinds of delicious food from Yucatan, a caution about upcoming weather patterns, a chance to sponsor a program at AFAD, a Yucateco in charge of a new Mexican police force, and more…

By Khaki Scott
August 25, 2014

This week, holiday accident statistics, a turtle onslaught, seeds and spices from Maya women sent around the world, a new orchid garden, Merida’s fire fighters and much more…

By Khaki Scott
August 19, 2014

This week, news about city-sponsored recycling programs, about the ongoing possibility of a hurricane, a new breast-cancer clinic in Conkal, NBA in Mexico, bus robbery and an interesting website for Maya information…

By Khaki Scott
August 11, 2014

This week the news includes global entrepreneurs, a fifteen-foot long alligator, an illegally-parked trailer, refurbishing of the Chembech market, safety at the beach and a snake bite near Progreso…

By Khaki Scott
August 4, 2014

This week, rabbits (and more rabbits!), shoes in Ticul, the growth of Yucatan state, Merida’s future as a convention center, Yucatan adoptions, testing the new light show at Chichen Itza, Museum Month and more…

By Khaki Scott
July 28, 2014

This week there is news about learning good citizenship at the library in Tizimin, honey production, teens in Peto helping out, and a number of new programs and events in Progreso…

By Khaki Scott
July 21, 2014

This week, there is news about turtle nests, the ferry to Yucatan, the Beekman Photography collection, David Sterling’s new cookbook, Maya mathematics and much more…

By Khaki Scott
July 14, 2014

This week’s news includes articles about the recent turbonada, organ donation, Yucatan honey production, illegal wood seizures, a new Japanese restaurant and more…

By Khaki Scott
July 7, 2014

This week’s news includes turtle nests, entrepreneurs, builders of scale models of airplanes, spacecrafts, ships, tanks, etc. as well as dengue fever, Tekax, shoe sales and much more…

By Khaki Scott
June 30, 2014

In this week’s news, mushroom farming, travel as education, the upgrading of Peto, beauty queens, a new Merida English Library website and much more!

By Khaki Scott
June 23, 2014

This week, Progreso has a birthday, 5 beautiful puppies need an indoor life, Valladolid helping burn victims, the Merida Poliforum is now world class, 3D photography underwater and more…

By Khaki Scott
June 16, 2014

This week, a blood drive, a new sleep laboratory at UADY, Soccer versus the Circus, teaching young children about nutrition, the scout troops of Yucatan and much more…

By Khaki Scott
June 9, 2014

This week, news about mangroves & seagrass, the biological preserve of Kaxil Kiuic, Africanized bees, swimming with manatees, cities within cities and more…

By Khaki Scott
June 1, 2014

This week in the news, Tizimin struggles with dogs and cats, Ticul’s shoe industry grows, turtles lay eggs, replicas are made and shown at Siglo XXI and much more…

By Khaki Scott
May 26, 2014

This week there is news about new street drains in Merida, healthy Yucatecan pigs, senior INAPAM games and the results of a medicinal plant conference…

By Khaki Scott
May 19, 2014

This week’s news includes solar power for Izamal, the first ever horse fair in Tizimin, rising dengue numbers, a chance to help children with cancer at O’Horan Hospital, and Yucatan being celebrated throughout Mexico…

By Khaki Scott
May 12, 2014

This week, a fair in Valladolid, a cultural craft center in Progreso, papayas shipped in style, children in fashion shows and art for students with disabilities. Enjoy!

By Khaki Scott
May 6, 2014

This week, news about drainage, the end of fire season, a weighlifting student from UADY, new life for bakeries in the Yucatan, a pipeline to Guatemala, the meeting of the Caribbean States and much more…

By Khaki Scott
April 28, 2014

This week Merida hosts the chiefs of state from the Caribbean countries, there is news about whalesharks and lionfish, new discoveries in Chichen Itza’s cenote, temperatures are soaring and the Yucatan’s favorite Pope is canonized…

By Khaki Scott
April 21, 2014

This week’s news includes information about Idaho, Utah, funding students in Yucatan, mobile phones in Mexico, a drug financing blacklist, manufacturing in Mexico and paying taxes with art…

By Working Gringos
April 13, 2014

This week’s news includes an increase in chicken rotisserie sales, ecotourism in Progreso, flying kites in Progreso, unexpected places for lovely embroidery and a call for English speakers by the Merida English Library…

By Khaki Scott
April 7, 2014

This week, great news about chemistry student entrepreneurs, biospheres thriving and attracting tourists, good news for Telchac Puerto and more…

By Khaki Scott
March 31, 2014

This week news about the largest exporter of ornamental aquatic plants in all of Latin America, kudos for Lidia Saleh of AFAD, entrepreneur training in Yucatan, stellar performances by chemistry students here and much more!

By Khaki Scott
March 24, 2014

This week, news about Clean Beaches, Chicxulub Crater’s tourism potential, rescued circus animals, the equinox at Chichen Itza and preparation for possible drought and possible hurricanes… all good information!!

By Working Gringos
March 17, 2014

This week, news about Julio Iglesias, Sunday mass in English, fire season, St. Patrick’s Day in Merida, the flight of the snowbirds and much more…

By Khaki Scott
March 10, 2014

This week, there is news about the success of Progreso’s Carnival, a possible shortage of lemons, education in the art of Mexico, the participation of Chinese in Merida’s performing arts and the women beekeepers in rural Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
March 3, 2014

This week’s news includes laptops for teachers, the Carnival windfall in Progreso, global recognition for local architects, progress against dengue with a new vaccine, and AA meetings around the area…

By Working Gringos
February 24, 2014

This week there is news about organic farming, the growth of telecommunications companies in Yucatan, the support of ecotourism and in particular, native wildllife, and some new inventions for sustainable, green homes…

By Khaki Scott
February 17, 2014

Interesting news this week about organ donation in Yucatan, about the honey and habanero industries, about changing the way math is taught in schools here, about bicycling to school and about medical tourism. Check it out…

By Khaki Scott
February 9, 2014

News about women’s naming rights, life review therapy for the elderly, new flights to Belize, career day for students, walk for breast cancer and even a recipe for pickled onions!

By Khaki Scott
February 2, 2014

This week the news includes information about protected great white sharks, the dearth of duck hunting this year, the worrisome situation of the Monarch butterflies, Merida’s entrepreneurs and UADY’s scholarships…

By Khaki Scott
January 27, 2014

The news this week includes information on the low flu and unemployment rates, the unintended consequences of Mexico’s new taxes on pets, the benefits of sustainable fishing for Yucatan, and more!

By Working Gringos
January 21, 2014

This week, cold in the Yucatan, the results of the spay & neuter programs, a new sports complex in Valladolid, the economics of tires, and much more…

By Khaki Scott
January 13, 2014

This week, news about the upcoming spay and neuter programs, some details on this year’s Carnival, advances in urban development in the southern part of the Yucatan Peninsula, ghost sightings in Motul, organ donations in Yucatan and much more…

By Working Gringos
January 7, 2014

This week, news about keeping zoo animals healthy in the winter, the survivial of a gremio in Peto, the cultivation of habaneros, water quality along the northern Yucatan coast and much more…

By Khaki Scott
December 30, 2013

This week, a synopsis of health fairs held in Yucatan all year, the efficacy of roadblocks, the reduction of crime through the arts, a small family that makes piñatas and a call for more chili…

By Khaki Scott
December 23, 2013

This week, great news about Christmas presents for children in the Yucatan, 100% occupancy of Merida hotels over the holidays, developments in Peto and Quintana Roo, the value of the Pueblo Magicos and books for sale at MEL…

By Khaki Scott
December 16, 2013

This week, a new board for the Merida English Library, an escapee flamingo, rescued cenotes, bicycle races in orange country and much more!

By Khaki Scott
December 8, 2013

News about garbage pickup along the beach, la Noche Blanca, Christmas, Cuba and of course, the big day for the Virgin of Guadalupe…

By Khaki Scott
December 2, 2013

This week, read about a study and the results for pesticide damage in the peninsula, Guadalupanos who have started their celebrations as well as Christmas decorations have appeared in the city and towns in Yucatan. This and much more is going on in the State!

By Khaki Scott
November 25, 2013

This week, news about Yucatan’s budding ballet dancer who is going to NYC, balls for children, a group called Solar Haven and a story about when it rained cookies in Merida…

By Khaki Scott
November 19, 2013

This week, some heartwarming stories about communities coming together to support children, care for the environment and care for the animals. Also, Yucatan in the news about golf, our fabulous polo club and more…

By Working Gringos
November 12, 2013

News this week ranges from young and upcoming managers from Tizimin, jewelry from Valladolid, kite design in Tetiz, a book club, a community garden and much more…

By Khaki Scott
November 5, 2013

Life is short, and so is the news this week. Be sure to read about the Black Christ in Tizimin, el Buen Fin weekend coming up soon, approaching nortes, the UMAN Spay & Neuter clinic and more…

By Khaki Scott
October 28, 2013

This week in the news, the train is going farther than previously announced, the incidence of dengue fever is WAY down, art is being sold in small towns of Yucatan, Maya women are being supported for small projects, children are being taught citizenship and seatbelts are becoming a way of life…

By Khaki Scott
October 22, 2013

This week in the news, chupacabra sightings in Chicxulub, Democrats Abroad celebrate 50 years, John Deere collaboration, karate in Hunucma and of course, a whole lot more…

By Khaki Scott
October 14, 2013

This week in the news, crocodile tourism, the new influx of Asian tourists, a spontaneous funeral for the Cochinita King in Motul, and more…

By Khaki Scott
October 7, 2013

The news this week includes horseshoe crabs, the Mexican army, dogs walking the catwalk, and everyone’s favorite subject, the weather…

By Khaki Scott
October 1, 2013

This week, news about octopus farming, the fair at Xmatkuil, Yucatan’s unwed pregnancy rate and what they are doing about it, dogs, turtles and much more!

By Working Gringos
September 16, 2013

This week’s news includes a new luxury hotel in the Yucatan, new economic reforms, a golf tournament put on by the English-speaking Rotary Club in Playa del Carmen, Merida’s English-language literary journal and more…

By Working Gringos
September 8, 2013

This week, a lot of news for sports fans and sports participants as the city and state are renovating two very popular stadiums. Also, bilingual signs and WIFI proliferating along the coast…

By Khaki Scott
September 2, 2013

This week, Paseo de Montejo will be repaved, children visit the Navy, the Dragon Mart gains approval, sea level predictions, Tizimin beauty contest and much more…

By Working Gringos
August 27, 2013

This week there is news about adoptions in the Yucatan, mass weddings, the fragile flamingo population, growing indigenous-run businesses and much more…

By Khaki Scott
August 19, 2013

This week as families return from the beach and kids go back to school, the Yucatan is pretty quiet… except for these programs the expatriates are involved with…

By Khaki Scott
August 12, 2013

In this week’s news, encouraging reports about indigenous languages in the Yucatan, assaults on the Alacranes reef, the reporting of technology addiction, the destruction of the Chocolate Museum, the first same-sex marriage in Yucatan and more…

By Khaki Scott
August 5, 2013

As the summer comes to an end, we have stories about octopus fishing, crowds at Progreso, no crowds at El Cuyo, the chile industry in Yucatan, seaside processions in Sisal (say that three times fast!) and much more…

By Khaki Scott
July 29, 2013

This week’s news includes the science of love, the science (and savings) of solar energy in the Yucatan, the tearing down of illegal billboards in Merida, the origins of tourists visiting Merida this summer and much more…

By Khaki Scott
July 8, 2013

News includes lobsters in season, dengue-targeted clean ups, a raft of hard-working students doing great things and a chess program in Progreso…

By Khaki Scott
July 1, 2013

News about beach improvements in Chelem and Chuburna, traffic and road improvements in Progreso, donations request for Projecto Itzaes, the three Meridas, Global Volkswagen Beetle day and much more!

By Khaki Scott
June 24, 2013

This week, the first information about the international stars coming to Merida for the Festival Internacional de la Cultura Maya 2013, a shrimp fishing ban, medicine collection in Hunucma, foreign exchange students from Progreso to France, new construction projects in the Yucatan (and Peña Nieto’s visit) and much more!

By Working Gringos
June 19, 2013

News this week includes nine million pesos worth of education in the south of Merida, classical ballet in the Yucatan, Merida’s backyard patio program, a world without child labor and much more…

By Khaki Scott
June 10, 2013

This week, a big visit from China, information on the cuisine of the Yucatan and where it is going, health alerts in the Yucatan, possible new cenotes to visit, and a young soccer player about to be discovered…

By Khaki Scott
June 4, 2013

This week we review Anti-Smoking day, some lovely events from Navy Day, a pronouncement by the US government about terrorists in Mexico, the new Yucatan State logo and more…

By Khaki Scott
May 27, 2013

This week in the news, programs to keep kids in school, the Women’s Club wins and a hard lesson learned from a fellow expatriate…

By Khaki Scott
May 20, 2013

This week in the news, fighting hunger in the south of the state, fishing revivals, the plight of limones and the future of fire and rain…

By Khaki Scott
May 14, 2013

This week, a lot of news about animals… pets, snakes, wildlife in general. Even an upcoming pet parade! There’s also a school in Motul…

By Khaki Scott
May 5, 2013

This week, Obama came to Mexico to meet with President Peña Nieto, local children and albañiles learned something new, and we celebrated an important saint’s day…

By Khaki Scott
April 28, 2013

This week everything from Progreso health clinics, a blind man with a new bicycle, marching bands, fundraising and hurricane planning are in the news this week…

By Khaki Scott
April 21, 2013

This week read about Snowbirds going north, the youngest motocross champion from Yucatan, growing ports, the rising prices of sweet oranges and festivities in the magical town of Valladolid…

By Working Gringos
April 15, 2013

In the news this week, the progress of the Chinese Dragon Mart on the Riviera Maya, a reminder about the protected status of turtles and what happens if you don’t pay attention, the new protected status of animals in Yucatan, healthy eating workshops, mosquito prevention and more…

By Khaki Scott
April 8, 2013

The hatters of Ticul are falling behind the potters and shoemakers, while children there are excelling in chess. The fideicomiso isn’t dead yet, but possibly on its way out, wind energy is coming to Yucatan and here’s a tip about two local cenotes…

By Khaki Scott
March 31, 2013

The news this week includes honey subsidies, investments in local communities by Yucatecans abroad, a virtual library open to the public at the Olimpo and religious tourism in the Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
March 25, 2013

This week, read about Yucatan’s running governor and an upcoming marathon, the visit of the Korean ambassador, IBM’s new offices here in Merida, Yucatan at the Tianguis and a recent kiteboard competition in Progreso…

By Khaki Scott
March 18, 2013

This week, news of the Flamboyanes Spay & Neuter clinic, a hammerhead shark caught off the coast, a Merida brain bank, hurricane education at the Merida airport, an upcoming Rubber Duck race and much more…

By Khaki Scott
March 11, 2013

This week, more dairies coming to Yucatan, the growth of the Bici-Ruta, a booksigning in Progreso, medical research projects between Yucatan and Michigan, news about the 3 to 1 programs with Yucatecan migrants in the USA, and much more…

By Khaki Scott
March 4, 2013

This week, a new advanced veterinary hospital at UADY that is open to the public, a new GPS positioning system for real estate, Paralympic athletes going to Baja, the legend of a bull in a park in Merida and much more…

By Khaki Scott
February 25, 2013

Lots in the news this week, from assistance for henequen farmers, new housing in Conkal, students taking their place in civic leadership, UFO’s over Ticul, a documentary being filmed in Izamal and much more…

By Khaki Scott
February 18, 2013

This week we report on a recent (now annual) triathalon, the birth of expat twins and a gift from the state of Yucatan of Galileoscopes to the schoolchildren around Yucatan Peninsula…

By Khaki Scott
February 10, 2013

A free vet clinic in Progreso, a shoe fair, the coincidence of 38 in the weather this week, Carnival by the numbers, the local golf academy celebrates and much more…

By Working Gringos
February 3, 2013

In the news this week, there is WIFI in more parks in Merida, a reduction in rates of dengue, dancing children, a former expat wings it on the Today show, the Shield program and more…

By Khaki Scott
January 27, 2013

This week, news about the research into the effects of wind farms along the Yucatan Gulf Coast, plans for Sisal, new rules about street dog programs, a rare chance to see an English-language play in Merida, good garbage news at the beach and more…

By Khaki Scott
January 21, 2013

This week, news on the Lions club, women entrepreneurs in Yucatan, Carlos Slim’s latest contribution to the future of Mexico and a healthcare program for undocumented immigrants in Northern California…

By Khaki Scott
January 14, 2013

This week, news on diabetes in Yucatan, euthanasia for stray animals in Progreso, a new ‘green’ park underway in west Merida, the growing market for Christmas trees in Mexico, sex education in Merida’s schools and much more…

By Khaki Scott
January 7, 2013

This week there is a bit of news about tourism, the Red Cross and the seaweed biodiesel fuel project. Not much news, but hey… no news is good news, right?

By Working Gringos
January 2, 2013

Happy New Year! The news this week includes MACAY visitor statistics, hope for street dogs, information about sending Progreso’s deserving kids to college, a six-year-old’s fishing trip and 2012 airport visitor statistics…

By Working Gringos
December 22, 2012

As the Baktun 13 ends and 2012 draws to an end as well, the news around the Yucatan is about children still in need, and contests begun, contests won and the new Guide to Yucatan Living…

By Khaki Scott
December 17, 2012

This week, a fascinating new DIF program that features two-hour adoptions of disabled children by willling families. Also, cruise ship numbers are down but pawn store numbers are up. And no one seems able to agree about when one era really ends and another begins…

By Khaki Scott
December 10, 2012

In the news this week, we have education for a new generation of Maya farmers, the avoidance of GMO-polluted honey, the introduction of traditional Maya games across the state of Yucatan and an orange-encrusted Chichen Itza…

By Khaki Scott
December 3, 2012

This week, news about getting ready for the holidays, including December 12, the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the changing attitudes about litter and a young lady who has just won a Rolex prize for her and her organization’s efforts in conservation and ecological education here in Merida…

By Khaki Scott
November 26, 2012

This week in the news… sisal shoes, autistic children participating in a cultural event, Special Forces divers in Cozumel and the silent but steady invasion of the lionfish…

By Working Gringos
November 19, 2012

Maya Cultural Festival, the explanation of CICY, a sea turtle warning and famous actors from Hollywood visit Tixkokob, Progreso and other places in the Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
November 12, 2012

This week, updates on a new book about local plants used medicinally, a strange tremor in the north, consul meetings, a man of value and a woman unexpectedly finding out how all she is, and a goodbye to Sam Woodruff…

By Khaki Scott
November 5, 2012

This week we’ve got news about garbage and recycling, economic incubators, advancements in Valladolid’s tourism marketing, a writer’s conference, Merida English Library and the gathering of the Harley Davidson tribe of Mexico…

By Khaki Scott
October 29, 2012

Day of the Dead requires banana leaves, Hurricane Sandy, regional theatre, preparing to work at a juicing company and students learning to create Formula One cars… its all in the news this week!

By Khaki Scott
October 21, 2012

This week there is news on social networking entrepreneurs, a decrease in mosquito-borne dengue, YucatanLiving.com in the news, small pork producers, rural tourism, the number of foreigners in the Yucatan and Chinese immigrants in particular…

By Khaki Scott
October 14, 2012

This week’s news includes a hurricane heads up, sea cucumbers, addiction recovery, tourism numbers, eggs, ballet and jazz where you wouldn’t expect to find it, and much more…

By Khaki Scott
October 8, 2012

News this week ranges from a new fish in the waters to new traditions, new websites for local institutions, new bus fares for students and new opportunities for chia. Add to that the coming of the age-old celebration, Día de los Muertos, great news on cancer rates in Yucatan and more…

By Khaki Scott
October 1, 2012

This week a new governor takes office in the Governor’s Palace in Merida. The new Merida English Library House & Garden tours begin, a new driving instruction school has opened and new energy is being put behind organ donation in the Yucatan. All this and more…

By Khaki Scott
September 23, 2012

This week read about lower crimes rates in Yucatan, more children in need of support to eat well, mathematics celebrates a birthday, recyclables wanted in Progreso, a nun who supports the farmers and much more…

By Khaki Scott
September 15, 2012

A Merida student fashion designer will show at Fashion Week in Vancouver, passports are being issued in record numbers, young expats in Telchac Pueblo, hurricane education in San Felipe and so much more…

By Khaki Scott
September 8, 2012

We were never more impressed than our first night during el grito, surrounded by a jubilant crowd of Meridanos who all smelled like baby powder yelling Viva Mexico! It happens again this week, among rising lobster tail prices, helmet laws and more.

By Khaki Scott
September 3, 2012

This week, Valladolid officially becoms a pueblo mágico, a new city government is sworn in, the student restaurant at Glion opens for its seasonal business, Mexico’s industry continues to do exceptionally well, Progreso welcomes Canadians, oil is discovered and the arts flourish…

By Khaki Scott
August 27, 2012

This week news about reforestation, the price of eggs, children get new musical instruments, a major golf tournament gets underway in the Yucatan, the senior in Peto get healthy and much more…

By Khaki Scott
August 19, 2012

This week we meet the new US Consul, hear about craft training classes in Motul, farmer’s markets in various towns around the Peninsula, tourism numbers during the summer, and the Campeche Adventure Challenge…

By Khaki Scott
August 12, 2012

This week’s news includes scholarships for UADY graduates (know any?), legal logging and planting of Yucatan forests, certified chile habaneros, the effects of Ernesto on our communities and the imminent installation of Merida’s new mayor…

By Khaki Scott
August 4, 2012

This week, more good news about and for dogs and children in Merida and for students in Valladolid. Information on the Merida English Library, arts classes for children, fruit prices and an update on a possible Hurricane Ernesto…

By Khaki Scott
July 29, 2012

This week news about sea cucumber poaching, kids out from school, anti-smoking laws, the three Meridas, the summer museum program across Mexico and a new hospital in Motul and much more…

By Khaki Scott
July 21, 2012

News about the Peon Contreras theater remodel, the release of baby turtles by children, the cost of beef, the octopus business, flamingos in formation and the puzzle of domestic tourism…

By Khaki Scott
July 16, 2012

News this week includes good news for dogs at the city pound, a city close to Merida has great sandal prices, a promise of sports support by the incoming governor of Yucatan, tourism in 2012, increase in pay for Progreso Port Police, and much more…

By Khaki Scott
July 9, 2012

The Yucatan news this week includes a well-attended upcoming chess tournament (all are invited!), an impressive number of Phd graduates, progress in both pre-natal care and in detection of diabetes among the population that most needs it, and, of course, the beginning of summer and la temporada. Enjoy…

By Khaki Scott
July 3, 2012

This week, details on the new vet clinic in Chelem, results of the recent vote for President and others, the reversal of the “pets in cabin” declaration, Merida gets a beautiful magazine spread and more!

By Khaki Scott
June 25, 2012

News this week includes where in the world Yucatan college students are studying, how the Rotarians and Scouts are contributing to the health and well being of the State of Yucatan and its people, the recognition of the great job done in lighting Merida’s cathedral and what to expect during the upcoming elections…

By Khaki Scott
June 18, 2012

This week, growing pains in Valladolid and growing strong in Caucel. A new idea for those who market honey, a new blog, kudos for Mexico in areas of fishing and climate change, MeetUp in Merida is having a birthday, and much much more!

By Khaki Scott
June 11, 2012

This week, the news covers everything from honey to handbags! We’ve got a CAPP program to help scholars in college, pet hotels, a birthday for AA in Yucatan, a lot of good information about jatropha, and much more… read all about it!

By Khaki Scott
June 4, 2012

This week, hurricanes vs. cyclones, a conscientious wholesaler of embroidered clothing from South America, a family of Yucatecan weightlifters, the continuing story of tilapia in the Yucatan, a school fire drill in Valladolid, and much more…

By Khaki Scott
May 28, 2012

News this week includes a brief moment to acknowledge Memorial Day, information about Projecto Itzaes, a medical partnership with Michigan, literary games and young entrepreneus projects. Read on…

By Khaki Scott
May 21, 2012

This week, sign the petition to United Airlines about pets traveling in-cabin to Mexico, read about beach cleanup and breathalyzers, marvel at a new sports center and the renewal of old customs, and get the inside scoop on the T20 lunch at Hacienda Chichen…

By Khaki Scott
May 14, 2012

This week, lots of news that originated on our sister site, YoListo.com… including news about the not-so-new and not-so-legal air travel rule from United Airlines and what people are doing about it, and much more…

By Khaki Scott
May 8, 2012

News this week includes a contest for local children about the Mayan culture, helmet laws, heat and health warnings, the meeting of the T20 here in Merida to discuss global tourism and great news about the increasingly humane treatment of companion animals in Merida…

By Khaki Scott
April 30, 2012

This week there is news about sports, cooperation between the three cities named Merida, the corner stores we know and love, a gift from Planned Pethood to the dogs and cats of Merida and an age-old story of rivalry between two Yucatecan cities…

By Khaki Scott
April 23, 2012

News this week is full of rubber ducks, a hurricane scale update, distance learning for college classes, something called Project Yucatan and more…

By Khaki Scott
April 17, 2012

This week, as Semana Santa draws to a close and everyone returns to normal life, we have a lot of news about organic and hydroponic agriculture, voting for children, the growing incidence of asthma in the Yucatan and a recap of tourism numbers…

By Khaki Scott
April 9, 2012

Information about the damage at the zoo, the recent killings by a suspected chupacabra, distance learning that is free in Mexico and a new Jobs Board on this website… all in this week’s news!

By Khaki Scott
April 3, 2012

This week, a composition written by a Merida resident and conducted by a Merida native, news about the Scouts in Yucatan, a new hyperbaric chamber for O’Horan Hospital (a first in Latin America), art in Progreso and public swimming pools…

By Khaki Scott
March 27, 2012

This week in the Yucatan we find it is the beginning of the two weeks of Semana Santa. We have news about butterflies, motocross, the Equinox, Maya art and volunteering…

By Khaki Scott
March 19, 2012

This week, a great story about the promotion of artisanal fish, Merida’s literary magazine announces a new edition, the Red Cross fund drive begins and we caution you about a CFE fraudulent email to watch out for…

By Khaki Scott
March 12, 2012

This week, the Berlin Tourism Fair, the Math Olympics, educational and career fairs for the growing number of graduating Yucatecans, wind farms come to Mexico, ma ngos and taxes…

By Khaki Scott
March 5, 2012

This week, details about the next AANY handmade art/craft show, a new book about the Yucatan, dengue-reduction efforts and results, new jobs for the Peninsula, rules for Spring Breakers and much more…

By Khaki Scott
February 27, 2012

This week, the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan (UADY) has a birthday. There is news about fish and beef sales, the national anthem in Maya, honey exports and the ever-expanding Bimbo…

By Khaki Scott
February 21, 2012

This week’s news covers stingless bees, woman-only Carnival shows, chess, juvenile justice, the ramon tree and more about dengue fever…

By Khaki Scott
February 13, 2012

This week there is a heart-warming story about children who raised money for new hearts, a successful Mexican program to care for undocumented children and a visit to Mexico from the US DEA…

By Khaki Scott
February 6, 2012

This week we report on two new books about life in the Yucatan, loggerhead turtles, Yucatecan traditions, the effects of the new Road Rules on traffic accidents, an expat kitesurfing star and much more…

By Khaki Scott
January 30, 2012

This week there is a lot of news for sports lovers… you can find out all the different sports that the Yucatan is excelling in around the country and around the world Also, a miracle in Hunucma and justice for all…

By Khaki Scott
January 24, 2012

News this week covers everything from teaching sustainability to Africanized bees. There will be a conference for architects from around the world, as well as for doctors helping children with heart disease. And of course, the Yucatan is promoting tourism around the world. Read more…

By Khaki Scott
January 17, 2012

France boats and teachers comes to Progreso, a big fish is spotted and sold in the Progreso market, cats and dogs are spayed and neutered all over the peninsula and attendees are invited to solve a murder mystery… all this and more in the News this week!

By Khaki Scott
January 9, 2012

This week’s news includes a marathon, a copy editor, a charitable organization with a four-star rating, donations of musical instruments, how Meridanos are keeping pets healthy and a YoListo trivia challenge… a real grab bag of ideas and information! Enjoy!

By Working Gringos
January 2, 2012

This week news about Yucatan salt exports to snowy regions in the north, retraining of fishermen, possible toll road to Progreso, the coming space station and its meteorological needs, and much more…

By Khaki Scott
December 20, 2011

This week, news about a successful pulpo season, what Yucatan State is doing for elders and information on the upcoming spay and neuter clinic…

By Khaki Scott
December 12, 2011

This week, news of opportunities for community service in towns and cities, duck hunting in Sisal and Celestun, and chess classes in Mayan. Plus, UADY announces 2012 exchange students and Alejandro Pinzon brings home yet another scholarship.

By Khaki Scott
December 5, 2011

This week, they are tearing up the Plaza Grande, and look! they found a present! Also news about models in Valladolid, canoeing in Merida, gymnastics, fireworks and all sorts of other interesting things…

By Khaki Scott
November 28, 2011

This week, birds of the Yucatan, butterflies and their DNA, winners of the Chelem Chili Cookoff, detours of Bici Ruta, and Yucatecan recipes by way of Los Angeles…

By Khaki Scott
November 21, 2011

50 percent of the students at UADY are women. This and other interesting tidbits in this week’s news about conventions, flu shots, octopus, flights to Mexico and so much more…

By Khaki Scott
November 14, 2011

This week’s news includes the growing business of selling venison from the Yucatan, how chickens can help, women-owned businesses in the award-winning city of Motul, the “3 for 1″ Remittance program and, of course, more…

By Khaki Scott
November 7, 2011

Bike riding tours, salt to export to the USA, a Puerto Morelos hotel wins an award and a former US construction worker turned sculptor in Peto… all in this week’s news of the Yucatan.

By Khaki Scott
October 31, 2011

News of the Yucatan this week includes Hanal Pixan, Tony Bennett, Frommer’s 2012 List of Top Destinations, where to shop on a Saturday and bus tips between Merida and Cancun…

By Khaki Scott
October 24, 2011

This week, in celebration of our newest web family member, YoListo.com, we have news all about what expatriates are doing around the Yucatan Peninsula…

By Khaki Scott
October 17, 2011

This week, a new website by UADY, a chance to become a Charter Member of the Valladolid English Library, fashion designers in Hunucma, Migrant Poets on the US-Mexico border and a Tale of Two Cities…

By Khaki Scott
October 10, 2011

This week, the Paseo de Montejo underpass opened to traffic, conversational Maya courses are available online through UADY, news about tech support in the parks and the price of gasoline in Yucatan, and an update on the French sailing competition that ends in Progreso in April…

By Khaki Scott
October 3, 2011

This week learn about keeping your tinaco clean, about one family’s experience with wind power, rattlesnakes near Oxkutzcab, an Eco Children’s conference and a Mayan ceremony of Thanks…

By Khaki Scott
September 27, 2011

This week, a few articles about the value of the peso and the exchange rate, as well as the Yucatan in China, the Mexican Figure Skating Nationals, the Habitat program, planting trees, a strategic alliance between UADY and MIT, and additional information about Clenbuterol…

By Khaki Scott
September 19, 2011

What do Paddy Woodworth, Flamingos, Biomimicry, Baby Felines and Jim Conrad’s moral dilemma have in common? They’re all in this week’s Yucatan news…

By Khaki Scott
September 13, 2011

Everything from tweets to soft drinks are in the news this week, with some feel-good stories about distribution of reading glasses to needy people and Maya women who are making all-natural beauty products…oh, yes. And then there’s Independence Day!

By Khaki Scott
September 5, 2011

Women in the Yucatan are being given new opportunities in the armed services of Mexico, in civic life in Campeche and in single-mother adoptions. Yucatan athletes are competing in the Pan American Games and heading towards the Mexican National Olympics in 2012. Traditional medicine is studied in a conference in Oxkutzcab. And some headlines of interest…

By Khaki Scott
August 29, 2011

From wheelchair athletes to Mexico’s best hope for a gold medal in sailing, sports is in the news this week. Also, new IRS laws about foreign bank accounts, a new image for Cancun, new articles about the safety of Mexico, new mosquitoes bred to stop dengue and a photo of the new underpass construction…

By Khaki Scott
August 22, 2011

This week, there is lots of news about Yucatan entrepreneurs, sports stars from the Yucatan, and programs to help children go to school and older people see. Not only that, but we reveal the secret of the shrinking bottlecaps!!

By Khaki Scott
August 15, 2011

This week, news about possible Formula One racing in Mexico, a biodegradable and sustainable fuel oil that just happens to thrive in the Yucatan, vampire bats, Isla Holbox, a new Search and Rescue Naval Station and a Mayan who teaches others to make jewelry…

By Khaki Scott
August 8, 2011

This week there is news of a new paint job for the Jose Peon Contreras theatre, baby turtles, baby hippos and a naming contest, the city of Oxkutzcab, a father’s wishes for his sons, and a special program for the grandparents of Progreso…

By Khaki Scott
August 2, 2011

News this week includes new babies, summer sports, great art exhibits (including Georgia Charuhas at the MACAY and a collaboration of galleries at the Peon Contreras) and the continued growth of tourism…

By Khaki Scott
July 25, 2011

This week, there are vegetables being raised in Progreso, a Yucatecan in the Mexican sychronized swimming Olympics, more butterflies in Michoacan, triplets born at O’Horan Hospital and much more…

By Khaki Scott
July 18, 2011

This week, there is news about Yucalpeten Marines, Rio Lagartos pet alligators, Korean-Yucatecans, a conference for indigenous herbal growers and practitioners, bamboo bicycles, and a drive in Valladolid to provide hearing aids for children who need them. Check it all out in our news this week…

By Khaki Scott
July 11, 2011

This week, a place to get plants, dogs & cats at the Yucatan Gulf Coast, Alejandro Pinzon, world turkey production and the fabulous underwater museum off the coast of Isla Mujeres…

By Khaki Scott
July 4, 2011

This week, the Health Brigade continues the fight it is winning against mosquito-borne diseases, Progreso gets a Freecycle, Mayan tourism goes into hyperdrive and paying taxes just got easier…

By Khaki Scott
June 27, 2011

This week, a new cruise line goes to Cuba, “beer girls” are decried as examples to young girls, a number of outstanding young people are recognized, new rules are being enforced around the state, and much more…

By Khaki Scott
June 20, 2011

This week we find out more about clenbuterol in meat and how it affects what we eat in the Yucatan, what new programs in Cholul might need your support, some interesting weather related news and a Merida US and Canadian Consular meeting coming up later this week…

By Khaki Scott
June 13, 2011

This week, we bring you fishermen dreaming of big catches, snowbirds dreaming of Merida, weathermen dreaming about hurricanes and storms and turtles, dreaming of the sea…

By Khaki Scott
June 7, 2011

Beribboned trees, dancing seniors, white tigers, whalesharks, a novel set in Yucatan and Tekax telemedicine… we’ve got it all going on here in the Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
May 30, 2011

The underpass is put under a microscope by concerned citizens, expat sailors are rescued by the Mexican Coast Guard, single women of Merida get in the S.W.I.M, and of course, the heat just goes on and on…

By Khaki Scott
May 23, 2011

This week we have news about artificial reefs off the Yucatan Gulf Coast, a tunnel in the middle of Merida, the Yucatan’s Fast Train project, medical tourism catching fire in Merida and a whole lot more…

By Khaki Scott
May 16, 2011

The Olympics are still going on in Merida and Progreso, Cuban and Mexican lawmakers are meeting in Merida, wildfires are in and out of control throughout the state, and did we mention that its hot? Not to worry. The news this week also has links to cooling summer fruit recipes. Enjoy!

By Khaki Scott
May 10, 2011

A Veterinary Hospital opening in Merida courtesy of UADY, Altabrisa gets a Dog Park, new Peruvian restaurant in Merida and much more!

By Khaki Scott
May 2, 2011

This week, read about Merida’s efforts to become a World Heritage Site, how it is that Shakira is coming to Merida and what to expect, a Jewelry Expo in Valladolid and emergency buttons being tested in homes of Mexico’s oldest citizens…

By Khaki Scott
April 26, 2011

This week, news about the beatification of the Pope, information about the Yaax Ha Ecological Center, single women adopting children in the Yucatan and the sad fact about street dogs in Progreso during Easter…

By Khaki Scott
April 18, 2011

This week, Progreso is full of news because that is where half the state goes to enjoy the beach for Semana Santa. Also, Manzanero and Son, a new festival announced for Oxkutzcab and an upcoming domino tournament…

By Khaki Scott
April 11, 2011

This week, is the ice safe in your drink? Do you want a ferry service from Florida to Progreso? Do you know why Edith Wilson met President Calderon? Do you know what they are doing in Motul these days? Did you know they found new oil fields near Villahermosa? All this and more…

By Khaki Scott
April 4, 2011

In the news this week, indigenous women receive huge national grants to develop crafts, the Confederation of Mexican Pork met in Merida and issued an important statement, the FIBA Championships are coming to our fair city, and earthworms are catching on…

By Khaki Scott
March 28, 2011

Read about tourism in Mexico and Yucatan, what you need to do to prepare for hurricane season, a Yucatecan Restaurant in LA and a lot more here on Yucatan Living!

By Khaki and Working Gringa
March 21, 2011

In the news this week, adoptions are rising in the Yucatan, windpower is gaining momentum throughout Mexico, spotlight on a locksmith in Progreso, COPARMEX does good in Kanxoc and the Brazos Abiertos House Tour is a rousing success…

By Khaki Scott
March 15, 2011

This week’s news includes lambs and sheep, the opening of the US-Mexico border to Mexican trucks, a growing population and its city parks, the good news about Spring Break and a new ambulance in Progreso…

By Khaki Scott
March 9, 2011

This week, some news about chickenpox in the Yucatan, salt flats near Rio Lagartos, free cataract surgery for Yucatecans and much more…

By Khaki Scott
March 1, 2011

This week, word from the farmers about tomatoes and whiteflies, Wal-Mart news, a local school district fights obesity, the reasons to plant a ramon tree, and why it is totally safe for women to travel alone in Merida…

By Khaki Scott
February 21, 2011

Cenotes are in the news twice, quarterhorses were sold at auction here this week, the honey harvest looks good for this year, a son of Merida makes good in Pittsburgh and organic veggies are turning up everywhere…

By Khaki Scott
February 14, 2011

We’ve got crime statistics, the renewal and renovation of Hacienda Tabi, a new pipe organ in Campeche, new hotels and other hotel news and public servants learning Maya to better serve their clientele… all in the news this week!

By Khaki Scott
February 8, 2011

Governer Yvonne Ortega has a new blog, Merida is hosting a Robotic Toy Workshop and the government is participating in everything from humane dog euthanasia to septic tank cleaning…

By Khaki Scott
January 31, 2011

This week, read about Aleks Syntek, born in the Yucatan. Also, the facts about gun ownership in Mexico, genetically modified corn, a traditional Maya medicine hospital facility and much more.

By Khaki Scott
January 24, 2011

Puppies can no longer be sold on the street, YES is holding a money & tax seminar, a chess star is released from prison to his new job and sustainable tourism workshops ensure that traditions will continue…

By Khaki Scott
January 17, 2011

This week, find out about a youth hostel for indigenous Maya, the increase in respiratory ailments but decrease in the flu and why, why Progreso is going to be a hot spot next year, learn a bit about cenotes, and how those cruise ships contribute to Yucatan’s economy…

By Khaki Scott
January 10, 2011

This week read about what is going on with the churches in Downtown, a group of young expat girls in Merida, coral farming in Quintana Roo and do you know what to do with your Chirstmas tree?

By Khaki Scott
January 4, 2011

This week, read about the new program for Cities of Peace, a new plant opening in Motul, what the State of Yucatan is doing about the cold weather for some of its less fortunate citizens, and much more…

By Khaki Scott
December 20, 2010

Safest Airport, Christmas parties, Angel Dreams, Philadelphia Phillies, and How much did you say that turkey costs? Yucatan is a wonderland at Christmas and here is a little sprinkling of what’s going on at Christmas this year.

By Khaki Scott
December 13, 2010

As the celebrations for La Virgen wind down and the Climate Talks come to an end, we have stories about wildlife, sustainable tourism, employment in Mexico, chances to make a difference and preparations for Carnivale…

By Khaki Scott
December 6, 2010

This week in the Yucatan, Tizimin gets a Bici Ruta, a young student gets a bicycle and Mexico gets wind farms, sponsored by some of the largest corporations in the country…

By Khaki Scott
November 29, 2010

This week read about a special rescue in the middle of the sea, Bochas, Cachi bol and Opera; all happening here in Yucatan!

By Khaki Scott
November 22, 2010

Look what’s new in Yucatan! New laws guaranteeing foreigners’ right to health care in Mexico, wind power in Yucalpeten, Neighborhood Watch, nifty radar pictures sent home to Dad when teens drive too fast, and tons of new science teachers. What’s new where you live?

By Khaki Scott
November 15, 2010

This week’s news is all good. Nearly every inch of the state is under cultivation, from plants that produce biofuels to internationally well regarded cattle. There are health fairs and battles of high school bands. We even had an ice breaker pass through! Read all about these topics and more…

By Khaki Scott
November 9, 2010

Yucatecan boxer takes the title. Intelligent topes installed in Ticul. Bloggers descend on Merida. Octopus flowers are all the rage in Europe. And bear skulls found in underwater cave. Film at 11. (OK, not really… but you might want to read all about it…)

By Khaki Scott
November 1, 2010

As Day of the Dead celebrations wind down, we are enjoying our pibs and “dead bread” and looking forward to a November full of bicentennial celebrations and maybe a turkey dinner…

By Khaki Scott
October 25, 2010

From tortilla coffee to habaneros, and from bloggers to Banamex, this week’s Yucatan news covers the gamut…oh, and we’re all preparing for Day of the Dead!

By Khaki Scott
October 18, 2010

This week’s news covers red fruit with fur, seatbelt laws, hostel and hotel regulations and a Merida miracle…

By Khaki Scott
October 11, 2010

This week’s news include equine therapy, possible Shakira events, ladies in high places and more chances to breathe on the way to Progreso…

By Khaki Scott
October 4, 2010

In this week’s news: rap, laptops, Evolution, Bicentennial Photos, Jim Conrad’s Naturalist Newsletter, Disabled Persons take charge, Rocky the Dog and more…

By Khaki Scott
September 27, 2010

This week: Merida’s hurricane history, getting ready for Day of the Dead, a video of the fire in Progreso during El Grito, new cigarette label laws, and other cosas interesantes from around Mexico and the Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
September 20, 2010

There’s a wealth of interesting news this week, from stevia plantings to expat programs in the Yucatan countryside to rabies vaccinations and even the good news about the travel industry in Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
September 13, 2010

This week, it is all about the beginning of the Bicentennial celebrations, here and around the country. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in historic events…

By Khaki Scott
September 6, 2010

This week, Mexico’s pharmacies now require a prescription for antibiotics. Also in the news an upcoming Spay and Neuter clinic has been announced, the octopus season has begun to show results and more…

By Khaki Scott
August 30, 2010

News about the waters rising in Tabasco again this year, and a global conference in Campeche on aquaculture and aquaponics. Also a Lion’s Club gift to the community and a bicycle route in Valladolid and Blah Blah Blah…

By Khaki Scott
August 23, 2010

This week, there is news about the octopus season, roads and crowds at the Yucatan Gulf Coast, and something called the Nauti-cup…

By Khaki Scott
August 16, 2010

This week, we review a book about modern Mexicans, bring you info about school lunch improvements, some special puzzles commemorating the Bicentennial and also reports about crime and punishment…

By Khaki and Working Gringa
August 9, 2010

YAPA organizes help for the animals all in one place, Yucatan is looking into same-sex unions, Rio Lagartos is considering farming crocodiles, and introducing the blah-blah…

By Khaki Scott
August 2, 2010

This week read about wild animals in Yucatan, keeping honey production and the begining of Pulpo Season!

By Khaki Scott
July 26, 2010

What to do about Sea Cucumbers? What do we know about Mayans in San Francisco? Are there entrepreneurs in the Yucatan? All this and more in this week’s news…

By Khaki and Working Gringa
July 19, 2010

The news of Yucatan this week ranges from continuing oil spill information to the movie they’ll be shooting in Campeche and the first year anniversary of pro-life legislation in the state…

By Khaki Scott
July 12, 2010

This week, more news on how the oil spill might affect the Yucatan, and a Pepsi challenge designed to do something about it. Also, scenes from the Monterrey floods and more…

By Khaki Scott
July 5, 2010

If you have cats that need to be sterilized, this is the week to do it. Other news includes updates on Hurricane Alex, a big Gracias! to CFE, a look at a Progreso kids program and, you know, more…

By Khaki Scott
June 28, 2010

This week, we keep track of the Deepwater Disaster and how it might affect Yucatan. There’s also news on tropical storms, the oyster business, music in the Yucatan and a recap of a meeting with the Institute of Culture for the state…

By Khaki Scott
June 21, 2010

The state of Yucatan is taking steps to watch for oil off the Yucatan Gulf Coast. The brigadistas are gearing up for the summer season, and JAPAY will soon start testing septic tanks in preparation for clean, clean water by 2030…

By Working Gringos
June 15, 2010

This week, more news about how the oil spill may affect the Yucatan, the rising price of gas at the Pemex stations and a cliff diving contest in the Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
June 7, 2010

Of course, there’s news about the BP Oil Disaster and whatever chance it might have of getting to the Yucatan Gulf Coast. Also the beginning of lobster season (with a very cool photo), and a few other interesting tidbits…

By Khaki Scott
May 31, 2010

Mexico leads in drinking bottled water, the habanero market is doing well, work continues on a sports complex in Uman and information about saving Mayan seeds…

By Khaki Scott
May 24, 2010

Boomers paying too much in the States consider moving south to Yucatan. Also in the news, Carnaval Cruises returns to Progreso, local ballerinas receive royal attention and local entrepreneurs deliver the Cool Zone…

By Khaki Scott
May 17, 2010

The elections in Yucatan are over and the results are in. Also in the news, the oil spill in the Gulf, changes to the process for getting your FM2 or FM3, and information about the economy and unemployment in the Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
May 11, 2010

This week, learn how to make a difference in a student’s life, how PEMEX does the right thing, how ATMs fees are on the rise, and how a sisal scam is confusing hammock buyers…

By Khaki Scott
May 3, 2010

This week, we learn about fires, oil spills, immigrants and a new way to get to the Cancun airport. Happy Birthday to the MACAY Museum, too!

By Khaki Scott
April 26, 2010

This week, Merida is in other people’s news, the wild shrimp of Mexico are causing a stir, there are changes at your ATM machine, and the good Maya ladies of Valladolid just are not going to take it anymore…

By Khaki and Working Gringa
April 19, 2010

Spring is here, and though the nortes are not finished with us yet, we are celebrating anyway… with new leaves, new clothes, a new country club and a new dimension to Merida…

By Khaki Scott
April 13, 2010

News about Chichen Itza, a special girlfriend’s package from another hacienda, some good news about pollution and the arrival of spring!

By Khaki Scott
April 5, 2010

Animaya is progressing… it now has 15 new animals and more coming. New investments in the Yucatan abound and many people are watching to see what the future holds…

By Khaki Scott
March 29, 2010

This week, the news covers jellyfish instructions, the revival of pre-Hispanic Mexican ball games, a bit about security precautions during Semana Santa and a new pet hotel for you to check out…

By Khaki Scott
March 22, 2010

From a ban on Mexican wild shrimp to a call for blood donations (for a local child with leukemia…) to safety during Semana Santa to encouraging news on the Mexican economy… the news in the Yucatan is all over the map.

By Working Gringos
March 15, 2010

This week we learn about the beginning of mero season, the accomplishments of Hunucma, the reason no one is working on Monday and who is visiting Merida from the other side of the planet…

By Khaki Scott
March 8, 2010

Spring Break has started but with fewer Americans and more nationals visitors, cel phone talking while driving soon to be outlawed in Yucatan, and Yucatan leads Mexico in business growth. Lots of good news this week…

By Khaki Scott
March 1, 2010

The lobster season has not been a good one, bingo is doing well at the beach, Family Day is coming to Mexico and there’s a new place to buy those beautiful mosaico tiles…

By Khaki Scott
February 22, 2010

Yucatan considers farming of unusual animals, WalMart is growing stronger in Mexico and Mayan cuisine is making a splash from coast to coast in the USA…

By Khaki Scott
February 15, 2010

The Yucatan naval base helps in sending aid to Haiti, citrus growers learn modern ways and the nortes just keep coming…

By Khaki Scott
February 8, 2010

More about lionfish, the possible banning of Twitter in Mexico, an interesting blog story, the upcoming Maya Classic Car Rally and much more…

By Khaki Scott
February 2, 2010

Lionfish in the sea, restored mangroves on the land and music in the air! Merida wins awards for some great hotels, and a lot more…

By Khaki Scott
January 25, 2010

This week, boxing is alive and well, foreigners making a positive difference in many ways, and a new study that shows just how wonderfully safe we are here in the Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
January 18, 2010

Young yucatecan lady from Tekax and was recently hired to manage a computer project for a Norwegian company, while Yucatecos organize to help the people of Haiti, recently stuck by a devastating earthquake.

By Khaki Scott
January 11, 2010

The news this week, besides being about poetry, is about the results of many people’s giving spirits during the holiday season… and those are another type of poetry. Enjoy…

By Working Gringos
January 4, 2010

Poetry, Pipe Organs, a Christmas Miracle in Chelem and much more!

By Khaki Scott
December 21, 2009

Animal rescue, an honored photographer, the new Little Mexican Cooking School, 330 new Yucatecos and more items of interest are in our end of the year news article this week…

By Khaki Scott
December 15, 2009

Elton John is coming to Chichen Itza, the Virgin of Guadalupe travels far and wide, the Lebanese influence in Merida and much more…it was a busy week!

By Khaki Scott
December 7, 2009

Underwater art off the coast of Cancun, cochinita contests, win a house from JAPAY or a mousepad from Yucatan Living! It’s all inside…

By Khaki Scott
November 30, 2009

This week, news about an equine therapy program for children, soybeans as a new Yucatan crop, small businesses getting some attention and assistance, and much more…

By Khaki Scott
November 23, 2009

The International Women’s Club celebrates, the new cool weather brings out the bikers and the tourists, driving in Merida turns out to be safer than you think, and much more…

By Khaki Scott
November 16, 2009

This week, news about the winners of the (hopefully) first annual Solidaire du Chocolat regatta, as well as a weightlifter in Valladolid and the direction of money being sent between the US and Mexico…

By Khaki Scott
November 9, 2009

This week read about Hurricane Ida effects in El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico; an interesting article about Yucatan in a China Newspaper and plans to modernize the old Guayaberas!

By Khaki Scott
November 4, 2009

A new study shows reveals the Yucatan’s economic future, Merida places #2 in digital cities in Latin America and Samuel Barrera paints a $30,000 peso note with a habanero on it…

By Khaki Scott
October 26, 2009

Oooooh, scary! Day of the Dead is upon us, all mixed up with Halloween. We’ve also got news about bags, plastic bags, pink taxis, and a whole lot more…

By Khaki Scott
October 19, 2009

Despite what they say about 2012, though it is fast approaching, the end is not near. We uncovered some other myths on the internet this week, and also have some good news about the fishermen. Our first norte hit this week, which has us all in sweaters…

By Khaki Scott
October 12, 2009

It’s not every week that Comedy Central’s Daily Show comes to shoot a segment in Merida! Not only that, we’ve got news this week about hot habanero chiles and cold cold snow… looks like things are heating up just as it’s cooling down around here…

By Khaki Scott
October 5, 2009

In the news this week… children playing chess, new cruises and professional weightlifting coming to Progreso and CFE rates are rising with the change of seasons…

By Khaki Scott
September 28, 2009

This week, an opportunity to work with orphans in Merida, turtles are hatching and Yucatan introduces a little pig to the world…

By Khaki Scott
September 21, 2009

Yucatan is graduating new and highly qualified veterinarians, Mexico is making progress in reducing pollutants and both Boxing and Charros (Rodeos) are alive and well in the Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
September 14, 2009

Expats are planning for Christmas… a lot is afoot to bring some cheer to the children of Chelem, Chuburna and other towns. ALso, there are two very special animals in need of a home… don’t buy a dog, adopt one now!

By Khaki Scott
September 7, 2009

New Orleans and Merida cement their Sister City relationship, Progreso gets new topes and Nectar’s chef Roberto Solis participates in a special program in Oaxaca…

By Khaki Scott
August 31, 2009

News about schools, students of all ages (seriously!), non-stop festivities for the next few months, fishermen getting bailouts and horses in need of some tender loving care…

By Khaki Scott
August 25, 2009

This week, a young boy sets sail from the Yucatan Peninsula to bring peace to the world, the American Legion looks to set up a post here in Merida for veteran expats, Mexico City goes plastic bagless and we find out there’s only one place to buy real Cohiba cigars in the state of Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
August 18, 2009

A Zoo review, formalization of the Maya language, pulpo season has begun, Cash for Clunkers program in Mexico and much much more…

By Khaki Scott
August 10, 2009

This week, the news has “gone to the dogs” – and cats, and bugs, and horses… What a week! It’s the last week before school starts, so enjoy your week and “big news” will be reported again all too soon.

By Khaki Scott
August 3, 2009

Read about the death of a whale, fighting dengue fever, a construction fair, and where are our basketball teams? Dr. Jane Goodall is coming to Merida! All of the news this week comes from inside the state, which proves there’s always something interesting happening in the State of Yucatan!

By Khaki Scott
July 27, 2009

Dorothy said ‘there’s no place like home’, but she’d never been to the Yucatan! Surveyed visitors agree that the Yucatan feels like home. Also in the news this week, pulpo fishing is threatened by a few bad apples, and the Red Tide which we have so far avoided this season.

By Khaki Scott
July 21, 2009

This week, we report on the recent Physics Olympiad held here in Merida, the coming octopus season, money for the Drug War pouring into Mexico, a software system that tracks social programs, a dog story with a happy ending and much more!

By Khaki Scott
July 14, 2009

A Monopoly game about Mexico, lots of local fiestas, Oxkutzcab joins the 21st Century and much more…

By Khaki Scott
July 6, 2009

A quiet election weekend, an apology from China, Yucatan stars in BBC documentary, and Julia Roberts buys movie rights to book set in Yucatan. All that and more in the News this week!

By Khaki Scott
June 29, 2009

This week in the news, President Obama helps to bring visitors back to Mexico. Also, lobsters, scorpions, placas and no alcohol this weekend in Mexico! Find out why…

By Khaki Scott
June 22, 2009

The Merida Art Map is out and about, travel news is improving, the unique fruit called nance is in season and it’s the beginning of summer…

By Khaki Scott
June 15, 2009

This week, Merida shows up in the travel section of the New York Times again. Yucatecan kids win a BIG prize in Sweden, and the Working Gringos rediscover Izamal (and so can you!)…

By Khaki Scott
June 8, 2009

A dog looking for a home, a manatee found a home, a mezzosoprano visits Merida, mosquitoes and hurricanes coming over the distant horizon, and Nancy Meyer calls it like it is…

By Khaki Scott
June 1, 2009

The news ranges far and wide this week… from freshly baked breads to baby manatees, from Yucatan ephemera to Bubble Boomers. As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve thrown in some hurricane preparedness and earthquake stories for good measure…

By Khaki Scott
May 25, 2009

This week it seems that everyone is back in business, though with a serious dent in their wallets. We’re heartened by news of child prodigy musicians, the promise of baby turtles, more bridges, fewer fires and good news on the horizon for the economy…

By Khaki Scott
May 19, 2009

This week, of course there is news about H1N1, but not the news you’re used to. Also, Mexico’s activity at the United Nations, PEMEX in Campeche and preparations for hurricane season.

By Khaki Scott
May 11, 2009

Latest report on Influenza, Mexico is open for business but cruise ships will be slow to return. There are new drug laws in the Constitution and there will soon be a Mayan canoe journey in honor of the goddess Ixchel. Read all about these stories and more in Yucatan Living’s weekly news roundup!

By Khaki Scott
May 4, 2009

This week, the news is still pretty much all about the H1N1 virus. We’re not worried, and we don’t think you should be either. But it’s good to stay informed…

By Khaki Scott
April 27, 2009

Everyone is talking about the flu that has broken out in Mexico and in various other places around the world (though not yet in the Yucatan, as far as we know…). There are other things going on too…

By Khaki Scott
April 20, 2009

A possible chupacabra event in the interior, and a confirmed sighting of a US President in Mexico City. On top of that, Semana Santa is over and the Yucatan teams are getting ready to play in the Mexican National Olympics…

By Khaki Scott
April 13, 2009

A new agency that organizes trip to Havana, Cuba, Easter eggs, Mexico assumes presidency of the UN Security Council, new noise abatement laws and much more…

By Khaki Scott
April 6, 2009

Read about new real estate license requirements, the Yucatan cinnamon hummingbird and what appears to be in store for us weather-wise…

By Khaki Scott
March 30, 2009

This week there is news on many fronts… from genetically modified corn to a new computer network system for IMSS, to the Whale Shark Festival. Read all about it here…

By Khaki Scott
March 23, 2009

News this week includes good news about plastic bags and important news about Mexican/American relations. In the Yucatan, the dry season and grouper fishing season have both begun…

By Khaki Scott
March 16, 2009

This week, news on book exchanges and donations, radical Mayan women at the UN and other places, what’s happening at the Convention Center this week, bartering rules and a call for reducing electrical consumption.

By Khaki Scott
March 9, 2009

It seems like everyone in the media is worried about the dangers of traveling to Mexico… not us! not anyone WE know! the Yucatan continues to be a safe and lovely place to live and visit, and we’re gearing up for Easter and Spring Break…

By Khaki Scott
March 2, 2009

In the news this week, oil, hospitals, solar ovens, Wal-Mart of Mexico, tourism numbers up, indigenous education, an ecologically sound golf course, young love, volunteering, and our answer (yet again) to all that bad news in the media about violence in Mexico…

By Khaki Scott
February 20, 2009

In the city, it’s all about Carnival! Also in the news, Valladolid and Izamal, a gathering of RVers, and another one of bloggers. Merida Insider is coming back, and Progreso continues to get better and better.

By Khaki Scott
February 13, 2009

This week, a look into the future of tourism in the Yucatan, some news from China, lemon dumping, a new kind of glass comes to Merida and a whole lot more, como siempre!

By Khaki Scott
February 9, 2009

This week, Yale University weighs in on the near future of the Yucatan. We also report on the future of green travel, a local art group doing some creative marketing, Mexican economic observations and some amazing young people…

By Khaki Scott
February 2, 2009

This week, find out about new programs for kids, an organization for French expats in the Yucatan, a big fish, ancient Mayan ways and much more…

By Khaki Scott
January 24, 2009

The Yucatan Peninsula is on its 28th norte this week, and more coming. Also, children planting trees, AA in Tizimin, annual women’s dances and Mexican wind farms…

By Khaki Scott
January 16, 2009

News about the Symphony, license plates, a new paralympic center and what a local group is doing to answer Barack Obama’s call to service on the day before his inauguration.

By Khaki Scott
January 12, 2009

This week, the news includes everything from aloe vera to church restorations. And Yucatan Living has been nominated for Lonely Planet’s Best Expat Blog… but we could use more nominations. Find out more inside…

By Khaki Scott
January 5, 2009

This week, there is news about chicle, the biodegradable ingredients in chewing gum, sourced in the Yucatan, that is making a comeback. Also, enterprising kids, kids that are studying hard and even some “young gringos” too!

By Khaki Scott
December 22, 2008

The Yucatan Symphony has a new director, Mexico supports gay rights, Chinese tourism and some blogs of interest… Happy End of 2008! See you again in 2009!

By Khaki Scott
December 15, 2008

New laws about avoiding tax when selling real estate, an urban vegetable farmer, a nun who became an electrician and a whole lot more as usual. There’s always a lot that’s new in the Yucatan!

By Khaki Scott
December 8, 2008

The economic slowdown is beginning to affect the Yucatan, as seen in the orange export market out of Oxkutzcab. Also in the news, WalMart Mexico, a movie about dogs in Mexico, and information about local German ancestors…

By Khaki Scott
December 1, 2008

Mexico boasts the prettiest woman on the planet, how to buy a hammock, Yucatan makes software, time to renew your membership to the Merida English Library, and a cautionary tale about driving at night…

By Khaki Scott
November 24, 2008

Chinese food in small Yucatan pueblos, Medicare in Mexico, Tony Garza speaks up about the Drug War, Progreso gets spruced up, and lots of programs to help the children of Yucatan learn, grow and stay warm. It’s winter in the Yucatan!

By Khaki Scott
November 17, 2008

We have news in the food department, and news about travel… in this world and in another world. We’ve got free Viagra and Partially Gimp Geezers. It’s a strange week… welcome to the Yucatan!

By Khaki Scott
November 10, 2008

We’ve got it all this week! First, a hearty congratulations to our new President-elect, Barack Obama! And then on to more local news, including baby hippos, flooding again in Tabasco, HIV testing in the Yucatan, the Panamerican Race and a whole lot more…

By Khaki Scott
November 3, 2008

News about cenotes, the economy, the Merida English Library, solar energy, Day of the Dead altars, and, of course, much more…

By Khaki Scott
October 28, 2008

As we head into the final stretch of US elections, we also are heading into Day of the Dead festivities, the most visible of which will be right in the center of town at the Plaza Grande…

By Khaki Scott
October 20, 2008

Everyone is busy getting ready for Dia de Los Muertos, so Yucatan Living investigated the news of Yucatan north of the border to see what Yucatecos are up to and how our state is being represented. It couldn’t get much better than what we found!

By Khaki Scott
October 13, 2008

A new pier is being built in Progreso, Yucatan children continue to release baby turtles, a new president for Mexican expats, a rumour about Cuba, good news for habanero farmers and much more…

By Khaki Scott
October 7, 2008

This week, information about restoring coastal ecosystems, about the historic city of Tekax, tourism in the Yucatan, obesity in Mexico and a creative way to stop crime and corruption among the police that is being tried in the state of Michoacan.

By Khaki Scott
September 29, 2008

This week’s news began with dreams of outer space and heroes of long ago… and then it went straight to the dogs! Read on to discover news of the past, the present, and the future of the State of Yucatan.

By Khaki Scott
September 22, 2008

Read about supporting some deserving students, the town of Conkal, pitahaya production woes, our favorite Yucatan naturalist and the range of prices here for vacation rental homes… it’s all here in the News from Yucatan Living!

By Khaki Scott
September 15, 2008

A new land bridge in Progreso, a need for blood donors, Martha Stewart visits Merida, TV and radio news, Trova goes to Michigan, the Mexican Nationality Act, education news and so much more…

By Khaki Scott
September 8, 2008

There is a lot of news about the state of the planet in the Yucatan: free trees to plant, new parks in Merida, organic farms in the Yucatan, etc. There’s also updates about police activity, a new law about tinted windows and another law about teachers who have to speak Mayan. Check it out…

By Khaki Scott
September 1, 2008

Last week, we were all on vacation. So two weeks worth of news includes Mexicans in the Olympics, lobsters, pitahayas, and unfortunate and deadly developments in the drug war unfolding right here in Merida…

By Khaki Scott
August 18, 2008

An important update on Decreto 801, the law governing the Yucatan coastline. Also, guayaberas and grapefruits and even the Grand Prix. Eventually, it all comes to the Yucatan!

By Khaki Scott
August 11, 2008

This week we feature information about saving stranded animals, the falling peso and a solar energy workshop. Even though it’s temporada and the dog days of summer, there’s still something going on here in the Yucatan!

By Khaki Scott
August 5, 2008

Dengue fever rates drop, children release baby turtles into the wild, Pemex has plans for a new refinery, the Virgen of Tetiz will be celebrated… and much more!

By Khaki Scott
July 28, 2008

Read here about 2007 Internet usage statistics in the Yucatan, 3D movies coming to a Cinepolis near you, a new Mexican program to help more citizens buy homes and much more…

By Khaki Scott
July 21, 2008

This week the Yucatan is getting some wind and rain from Tropical Storm Dolly. Chicxulub is getting a new museum and a new film is being made about modern-day Mayans and 2012…

By Working Gringos
July 14, 2008

Extra! Extra! News on the Red Tide and the planned Extension of the Progreso Malecón! Read all about it here!

By Khaki Scott
July 7, 2008

Telephone carriers decide to open the space for number portability, also learn which town is about to get two brand new hospitals, and what do you get at a cookoff between Yucateco and Caribbean gastronomy students? Read all about it here!

By Khaki Scott
June 30, 2008

This week, there is good news and bad news. The bad news first: the coast of Yucatan is experiencing a marea roja or red tide. What does this mean? Find out more here, and read the good news too!

By Khaki Scott
June 23, 2008

This week, Valladolid is named Honey Capital of the World and food prices on staples are frozen in Mexico. There’s also news about the red tide, hawksbill turtles, ecologically-minded children and more about tomatoes…

By Khaki Scott
June 16, 2008

Lobster season has begun, Progreso is getting an ecological park, a new restaurant concept comes to Hunucma, someone is raising quail and rabbits here, and food prices are rising. There is a lot of news this week…

By Khaki Scott
June 9, 2008

Read all about love in the Tercera Edad (Third Age), the return of Cuarteto Genesis, how salmonella affects tomatoes in the Yucatan and how you can learn Mandarin Chinese in the Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
June 2, 2008

This week, the beginning of hurricane season… and it’s off to a fine start! Welcome, Alma… I mean, Arthur! Also, read up on what Mexico is doing to avoid food insecurity…

By Khaki Scott
May 26, 2008

This week, Mexico reported it’s tourism numbers and they sure look good. Yucatecan children are winning in sports, getting additional oversight when using the internet and we have a bunch of new websites to tell you about…

By Khaki Scott
May 19, 2008

In the Yucatan this week, San Felipe gears up for more tourists, Yucatan children learn more about taking out the trash and biofuels come to the Yucatan Peninsula. Hurricane season is coming, and there will be some names they will never use again…

By Khaki Scott
May 12, 2008

This week, we talk about the price of gas in Mexico, Trotter’s new wine label, new ways of organizing schools in the state of Yucatan and the history of the Lebanese in Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
May 5, 2008

News in the Yucatan this week ranges from how to prevent fires (yes, we do have them here) to information about Yucatecans of Korean heritage, and local women who raise tropical plants for sale. Also, a town hall meeting in Progreso about hurricanes…

By Khaki Scott
April 28, 2008

In the news this week, a program for children to learn how to plant trees in Valladolid, hurricane preparedness, the recovery of Mahajual, and a plea for help for a child in need…

By Khaki Scott
April 21, 2008

Progreso’s market is almost finished (finally!), there’s a new book out called Hacienda Style that’s a MUST if you are building or decorating a house here, and news from around the State about Rotarians, fisherman and more…

By Khaki Scott
April 14, 2008

In the news this week, NAFTA bestows some unintended gifts, the heat in the Yucatan gets even hotter, and architects and chemists choose Merida for their yearly meetings. Also, honey production is down a bit…

By Khaki Scott
April 7, 2008

Learn about the LEAF Program, coming to the Yucatan! Also, Valladolid gets a Health Club, No Smoking comes to Mexico City (and the Yucatan?) and the Southern Highway Project gets started…

By Khaki Scott
March 31, 2008

The corn beetles have shown up early and in huge numbers…what does it mean? The tourists have shown up in huge numbers and we know what that means. More news on coastal development, Yucatecos in the USA and more…

By Khaki Scott
March 24, 2008

This week, we welcome a new connection with truckers in Canada, and we take some time to think about our water quality, helmet laws, honey industry, fish consumption and the problem of junk food in the Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
March 17, 2008

A lot of news this week! Merida’s homeboy Roberto Solis shines in San Miguel, Canada welcomes Mexican immigrants, Costa Maya reopening for business, Calotmul teaching their children well and a whole lot more…

By Khaki Scott
March 10, 2008

A fresh apology, a new website, a new poll and a new zoo! We guess that is why they call it News! Read more here…

By Khaki Scott
March 3, 2008

In the news of Merida and the Yucatan this week, we solve the mystery of Maya Blue, bring you up-to-date on honey, agave and the Red Cross, and even share a great mojito recipe! There’s more too…

By Khaki Scott
February 25, 2008

Yucatan News: Telmex payphone rates drop 60%, planeloads of tourists come to Yucatán from Milán, Izamal gets Cable TV, workshops for Women farmers, the Diario writes about renovating the Centro, and much more…

By Khaki Scott
February 18, 2008

This week, we have a review on “Decreto 801″, also an overview of education facilities in Mérida, free vaccinations for children and a little from The Yucatan Yodeler’s Blog!

By Khaki Scott
February 11, 2008

The Merida English Library’s Annual Chili Cookoff is around the corner! Get your recipes ready! Also, a number of UADY’s students are still in the game to participate in the Fencing competitions at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing!

By Khaki Scott
February 5, 2008

This week’s news is a little late… find out why. Also, news about the restoration of sacred art in the Yucatan, news from the States and the 175th anniversary of the School of Medicine at UADY…

By Khaki Scott
January 28, 2008

Organic food, cruise ships, smart investors and donated school supplies are all coming to Merida and the surrounding Yucatan Peninsula…

By Khaki Scott
January 20, 2008

Yucatan’s former governor gets elected to a national post, they are teaching Maya in the public schools and we find a great quote from a 19th Century photographer who visited the Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
January 14, 2008

Read about local debutantes and the King & Queen of the Carnival. There’s more to all of them than meets the eye. Passport cards can take the place of passports, and the local fruit called mamey is going commercial.

By Khaki Scott
January 7, 2008

‘Tis the time in Mexico for even more celebration. It doesn’t stop on New Years Day around here, but just seems to keep going. This week has 3 Kings Day and then it’s back to school and work… til Carnivale!

By Khaki Scott
January 2, 2008

In the news about the Yucatan this week, a bicycle tour from Chichen Itza to Izamal, Mexico’s remittance programs and holiday safety.

By Khaki Scott
December 21, 2007

More tourism numbers, an update about Tabasco, a Mexican Christmas tree goes to Rome to honor the Pope and a Christmas wish from UADY…

By Khaki Scott
December 17, 2007

Honey is dripping from the trees, and the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe has appeared in Seye…

By Khaki Scott
December 11, 2007

Tourism, Wireless Internet in the parks, Health Clinics and Laws, the price of tomatoes and learning languages at the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY) are all in the news this week…

By Khaki Scott
December 3, 2007

Yucatecan restaurants in Northern California, new fish in the sea, ecotourism near Chetumal, firecracker safety, and new shoes! There’s a wealth of information about the Yucatan in the news this week…

By Khaki Scott
November 28, 2007

The Yucatan is preparing for the onslaught of tourist and Chinese cars… all good. Meanwhile, the kids are taking charge of their future in Progreso and the fishermen are noticing fewer squid. Maybe the squid are just getting smarter…

By Khaki Scott
November 19, 2007

Website resources for people traveling through Tabasco, volunteer opportunities in Merida and a new terminal for the airport in Mexico City…

By Khaki Scott
November 12, 2007

The big news is that Starbucks opened in Merida this week… but of course, there are many other important things going on too. Like processions in the streets, graffiti on monuments and continuing support for Tabasco…

By Khaki Scott
November 5, 2007

This week the news is full of the disaster in Tabasco. In addition, there is news from across the state in towns from Sisal to Tixkokob and a lot of places in between…

By Khaki Scott
October 29, 2007

Statistics on construction and developments in the Yucatan, the city of Merida has plans for downtown and it’s sweet orange harvest time in eastern Mexico. Read all about it here…

By Khaki Scott
October 22, 2007

Yucatan News this week includes a new tourist tax, an update on the fast rail between Quintana Roo and Progreso, and the upcoming Sixth Annual Bird Festival…

By Khaki Scott
October 15, 2007

This week we’re looking ahead to Day of the Dead, and looking far afield to Yucatecos in San Francisco. Merida is in the news more and more, with a few big mentions this week…

By Khaki Scott
October 8, 2007

Besides another story about increasing tourist dollars, there is news about mosquitoes this week, as this is the season for them, including a new way to banish them from your presence!

By Khaki Scott
October 1, 2007

In the news this week, the government’s new efforts at preserving Mayan culture, both here and in other parts of the world. And just a little bit more about honey…

By Khaki Scott
September 24, 2007

The news this week is all about people and money and shopping centers and developments coming to the Yucatan! After you read about all that, there is even more important news…

By Khaki Scott
September 17, 2007

This week we’ll tell you why you shouldn’t speed in Oxkutzcab, but should rush to get there for the Orange Festival! Recycling in Progreso, deforestation in Yucatan and so much more!

By Khaki Scott
September 10, 2007

The world mourns Pavarotti and Quintana Roo mourns Majahual. Wal-Mart gets ready to open two more locations in Mérida while Umán gives out free rabies vaccination and much, much more!

By Khaki Scott
September 3, 2007

This week we’ll be expecting 400 extra Cruise Ships in Progreso, and a lot of extra sun-spots too… read on to find out all about it!..

By Khaki Scott
August 27, 2007

Hurricane Dean filled the newspapers this week. We tell you how you can donate both money and goods. Other items in the news include hunting, the local press and investments from around the globe…

By Working Gringos
August 21, 2007

We woke up to a little more rain and some wind… but nothing to write home about. More later when there’s more to see…

By Khaki Scott
August 20, 2007

The city of Merida and all the outlying villages are as ready as they can be as they wait for Hurricane Dean to arrive…

By Working Gringos
August 20, 2007

Hurricane Dean seems to have changed its trajectory slightly… but that could make a big difference to Cancun and Merida.

By Working Gringos
August 19, 2007

As Hurricane Dean begins to look more certain to hit the Yucatan, residents are hunkering down and preparing for the worst… but hoping for the best!

By Khaki Scott
August 12, 2007

The best news we’ve heard in a long time: the new mayor is beginning a project to spruce up the Centro and Paseo de Montejo. And there’s more good news…

By Khaki Scott
August 6, 2007

The governor was sworn in last week. And what was the first thing she did? You’ll be surprised. Lots of animals in the news because the people are all at the beach…

By Khaki Scott
July 30, 2007

Chichen Itza is in the news again, and probably will be for awhile because it is getting a lot of international attention. There’s a lot going on at the beach too, this time of year…

By Working Gringos
July 20, 2007

Notice something different? A lot has been going on behind the scenes at Yucatan Living to bring our readers what they’ve asked for most. Here’s a quick tour of all the new features…

By Khaki Scott
July 16, 2007

In the news last week: the magical pueblo of Izamal, the airport at Chichen Itza, turtles on the beach, deer in the zoo and, as always, much more…

By Working Gringos
May 28, 2007

Next weekend, Merida will be holding several cycling competitions in order to promote the sport in the Yucatan. Miles of flat roads sounds like good riding to us…

By Working Gringos
May 4, 2007

If you’ve been missing the great cuisine of the big city, here’s your chance. Rene Redzepi, the up and coming chef of Noma in Copenhagen, is coming to cook in Merida…

By Working Gringos
March 15, 2007

The most powerful gringo in the world has taken his secret service, barricades, fighter jets, helicopter gunships, sharp-shooters and aircraft carrier and gone home…

By Working Gringos
March 1, 2007

Well, what do you know? George W. Bush, the leader of the Western World, is coming to little ol’ Merida to visit with Mexico’s new president, Felípe Calderon, thus putting Merida on the world map once again…

By Working Gringos
February 9, 2007

Two of the library’s most important fundraising events, the Chili Cook-off and the garage sale, have been combined this year into one big block party…

By Working Gringos
January 31, 2007

Brazos Abiertos, a local non-profit that is building awareness and providing support for HIV/AIDS victims, is holding a benefit. A worthy cause, if there ever was one…

By Working Gringos
January 11, 2007

The English-speaking expat community in the Yucatan finally gets its own classified ads on the internet… estamos listos!

By Working Gringos
December 18, 2006

Stop the presses! After waiting three long years, a coffee table book about the architecture of Yucatan’s haciendas has finally been published…

By Working Gringos
November 27, 2006

This friday, our local animal shelter will be hosting a dinner party to raise money for their ongoing effort to rescue Merida’s stray dogs and cats…

By Working Gringos
November 14, 2006

We may not get snow and reindeer here in Merida, but we don’t lack for Christmas cookies…

By Working Gringos
November 7, 2006

At least once every few hours, something comes along that forces us to look up from our computer screens and take notice of what’s going on in the real world. Today, it was something special…

By Working Gringos
October 22, 2006

We were recently interviewed for the premier edition of a new expatriate magazine called Inside Mexico. We thought we would share the following email that we received from the managing editor, Margot Lee Shetterly…

By Working Gringos
September 21, 2006

The following excerpt is from a recently published book on immigration titled, “No One Is Illegal” by Justin Akers Chacón and Mike Davis. We find it interesting and thought our readers might as well, as the authors purportedly have researched a lot of recent data and trends that apply to gringo immigrants to Mexico. Much food for thought…

By Working Gringos
August 29, 2006

Two days ago, the Leones (Lions), Yucatan’s baseball team, won the series to become the champions of the National Mexican League of Baseball… or as it is known locally, Liga Mexicana de Béisbol. More than 25,000 Meridanos (a crowd to rival Carnaval) paraded in the streets from Paseo Montejo to the Zocalo…

By Working Gringos
June 18, 2006

This morning, we woke up early to take the dogs for a walk. We were surprised to find the park outside of El Gran Cafe crawling with luz y sonido stage techs setting up for a big rally with more political posters than we’ve ever seen in one place…

By Working Gringos
May 21, 2006

Last night, at around 10:30 PM, at the very end of a movie we were watching called Everything Is Illuminated, all the lights went out. Think about it. What are the chances of that?…

By Working Gringos
March 30, 2006

We think somehow it is our duty to mention that today the three most powerful men in North America visited Yucatan’s most important tourist attraction: the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza…

By Working Gringos
February 26, 2006

So here we are again, sitting in our nice air-conditioned renovated colonial office in Merida, thinking we *should* get out there and see Carnaval…

By Working Gringos
January 28, 2006

We promised a report on Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos’ farewell speech in Merida last Friday night…

By Working Gringos
January 22, 2006

Friday was Subcomandante Marcos’ last day and night in Merida, and he covered a lot of ground…

By Working Gringos
January 17, 2006

Conditions for the Mexican workers in Cancun and around the Mayan Riviera are not always as good as would be expected. The Other Campaign arrived recently to hear their stories…

By Working Gringos
January 6, 2006

Starting with this latest tour of Mexico, Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos is calling himself “Delegate Zero” in reference to the upcoming elections in Mexico for President of the country…

By Working Gringos
December 6, 2005

Hurricane Wilma struck the Maya Riviera coast of Mexico on October 21 and 22 of this year. Seven weeks later, the damage is still visible in many places, but the recovery is remarkable…

By Working Gringos
October 30, 2005

This morning’s Diario de Yucatan shows a big photo of tourists enjoying themselves on a beach called Playa Delfines, which is the public beach on the Hotel Zone in Cancun…

By Working Gringos
October 27, 2005

There were lots of people looking for hotel rooms the last few days. The airport was incredibly crowded, but people are getting out…

By Working Gringos
October 26, 2005

Perusing the web on a totally different mission and found this article in the San Francisco Gate from 2001. Not much that the author mentions in the article has changed…

By Working Gringos
October 23, 2005

The Diario de Yucatan says that as the hurricane is leaving, thousands of residents are coming out of their shelters to survey the damage…

By Working Gringos
October 20, 2005

We’re not too worried about the hurricane. If we were living in Cancun or Tulum, we’d be boarding up doors and windows, but here in Merida we’ll probably only get bad weather…

By Working Gringos
September 27, 2005

This morning, Australian movie star Mel Gibson is on the front page of our local Merida newspaper…