OPINION: Hernan Cortes, Father Of Mexico, Landed Exactly 500 Years Ago. Mexicans Are Ambivalent

April 22 is the 500th anniversary of Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes’ landing on the shore of Veracruz, Mexico, in 1519. Cortes’ small army and a growing corps of Indian allies, the coastal Totonacs and the Tlaxcaltecans of central Mexico, marched to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City, and conquered the Aztecs in atwo-year titanic More...

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By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, May 13th, 2019
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Tulum: one of the trendiest travel destinations for African Americans

Located along the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, Tulum is a paradise that often feels too good to be true. Powder white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and upscale nightlife are just More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
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Hospital Faro del Mayab signs agreement with Christus Muguerza

Hospital Faro del Mayab announced on Thursday May 2, a strategic alliance with the Christus Muguerza medical institution with presence in Mexico and the United States, which will be in charge of the administration More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, May 6th, 2019
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – PRIVATE DANCER: TRICOLORED HERON

Watch what happens as a single Tricolored Heron in breeding plumage dances for an hour before me: Tricolored Heron, private dancer PRIVATE DANCER   Feathers unfurl Heron twirls   Wings shade Shadows made   Circular More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, April 15th, 2019
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Pedro Infante… 62 years of a legend

On a day like today, 62 years ago -April 15, 1957- one of the most loved and revered icons in Mexican popular culture died. Pedro Infante was born on November 18, 1917 in Mazatlán, Sinaloa. 62 years after his More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
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Give Mexico’s children a better start

Early childhood education creates a strong foundation for the future  By Rebecca Amis As a lifelong educator, I believe that it’s never too early to start learning. From the moment they are born, children learn More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, April 1st, 2019
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – NOT A TOAD THAT CATCHES FLIES: COMMON TODY-FLYCATCHER

Tiny male Common Tody-Flycatcher COMMON TODY-FLYCATCHER: Todirostrum cinereum, Mosquerito Espatulilla Comun (Spanish) Have you ever misremembered something? You recall a word and take it out of context? Or you only More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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Does AMLO know that Mexico and Spain signed a peace and oblivion agreement back in 1836?

Mexico and Spanish Queen Isabel II signed on December 29, 1836 the “Definitive Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the Mexican Republic and Her Majesty the Queen Governor of Spain “, to consolidate More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – DOUBLE TAKES: WHIMSICAL PHOTOS

“A Mouth Full?” Great Blue Heron chicks at nest A Mouth Full?   “American Gothic” Wood Stork pair at nest American Gothic   “Rosacea” Cattle Egret with Roseate Spoonbill wings Rosacea   “Double More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, February 25th, 2019
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Learn conversational Spanish up to 50% faster

After spending three years struggling to learn Spanish conversation, Matthew Brady, a retired architect living in Mexico, discovered a simple technique that dramatically improved his ability to understand native More...