Happy birthday Martin Luther King!

This January 15 marks the birthday of the man who led one of the most important civil rights movement in the United States and the world: Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King 2019 is a federal holiday in the United States and falls on the third Monday of January (around his birthday on January 15).  This year Martin Luther King falls on Monday More...

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By Riviera Maya Times On Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – DARK RAINBOW: GLOSSY IBIS

GLOSSY IBIS, Plegadis falcinellus, Ibis Cara Oscura (Spanish) Reflected sunlight illustrates the glossiness of this Glossy Ibis in flight like a darkened rainbow. From a distance it looks black referring to a common More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, December 28th, 2018
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Dec. 28: Día de los Santos Inocentes

Feast of the Holy Innocents, also called Childermas or Innocents’ Day, is a Christian feast in remembrance of the massacre of young children in Bethlehem by King Herod the Great in his attempt to kill the More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
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How to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle in Mexico

From experiencing delicious food and making the most of the beautiful outdoor locations, to enjoying the welcoming local culture, there are many ways to live a happy and healthy life as a new arrival in Mexico. The More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
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Fifty year ago today, the first interracial kiss in TV appeared on Star Trek

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the kiss heard around the galaxy. Fifty years ago — and only one year after the U.S. Supreme Court declared interracial marriage was legal — two of science fiction’s most enduring More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, November 30th, 2018
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – CURIOUS PIG? NO, A CURASSOW

Feather pattern of female Bare-faced Curassow GREAT CURASSOW, Crax rubra, Hocofaisán (Spanish), K’aambul BARE-FACED CURASSOW, Crax fasciolata A loud piercing whistle penetrates the air as two people meander More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, November 30th, 2018
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Full house at MEXLAW’s Real Estate Summit in Mérida, Yucatán

On Thursday November 22, there was a full house at the MEXLAW  Real Estate Summit that took in place in the city of  Merida, Yucatán. Eighty guests were in attendance. The conference included seven expert speakers More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
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Guanajuato mayor Alejandro Saldaña’s statements unleash meme avalanche

The mayor of Guanajuato, Alejandro Saldaña, wants tourists who visit the state capital to spend more money as many of them only arrive at the city, bring their own food, and don’t spend one single peso during More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Saturday, November 24th, 2018
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The beheading of Pancho Villa… 92 years of mystery

“He invited him back to his room to show him something… It was the head of Pancho Villa” Early on February 6, 1926, a graveyard caretaker named Juan Amparan was patrolling the grounds of the More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, November 9th, 2018
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – THANKSGIVING FOR THE BEAUTY OF BIRDS  

November in the USA celebrates a holiday to give thanks. Nature gives us every day to celebrate its wonders. Here are a few examples of the beauty of birds, whether in the Yucatan or Costa Rica or similar species More...