TIME Magazine Powerful Cover: Welcome to America

It is of public knowledge, Donald Trump’s obsession with being Time’s ‘Person of the Year’. On Friday, November 25 2017 Trump proclaimed that he would probably be Time’s “Person of the Year” except that he didn’t really want the honor. He stated: “Time Magazine called to say that I was probably going More...

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By Alex On Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – HEAD DRESSES (WADING BIRDS PLUS ONE)

Spring somewhat lingers in the air as this breeding season ends at a wading bird rookery. Breeding plumage varies on the head from baldness to a few sprouts to a full fluffy tiara for our finer feathered friends. More...

By Alex On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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OPINION: One nation, four presidential candidates and a world of uncertainty

Why on earth would one run for office if the chances of victory are slim to none? There are several reasons one might run for office despite near-certain defeat. For one thing, running for office is a way to promote More...

By Alex On Monday, May 28th, 2018
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An above-average hurricane season is expected for 2018

According to CW33, the 2018 hurricane season is shaping up to be “near- or above-normal” — though not to the degree seen last year, when 17 named storms formed and three major hurricanes struck US soil — More...

By Alex On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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Twelve Steps to follow for an Enlightened Health Travel Planning

Your first time in a new country could become an unexpected adventure, specially when you travel for medical purposes. If you do not know where to start, here is a twelve-step path to follow during a health tourism More...

By Alex On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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Carlos Slim-linked cyber firm has been hired to “shield” Mexican Presidential Election

Mexico’s National Electoral Institute, an independent organization in charge of organizing presidential elections, has hired Scitum, a cyber security company affiliated with billionaire Carlos Slim Helú, More...

By Alex On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
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Catrin Restaurant: Hip New Addition to Mérida’s Culinary Boom

The newest addition to the growing culinary boom happening on Calle 47 between 56 and 52 in the Centro is a hip new restaurant called Catrin. As you walk in, you are embraced by the true spirit of Mexico.  In the More...

By Alex On Saturday, May 12th, 2018
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Conservation efforts carried out to save the Caribbean Flamingo in the Yucatán Peninsula

Launched in 2006, the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an awareness campaign, coordinated by UN Enviroment, which is held annually and aims to inspire the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. Since More...

By Alex On Saturday, May 5th, 2018
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – PHOTO ESSAY: PRETTY IN PINK, ROSEATE SPOONBILL

Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja), Espátula Rosada (Spanish) Two notes: 1.Uncommon in birds, the stunning pink colors of the Roseate Spoonbill are derived from its diet especially with red carotenoid pigments More...

By Alex On Saturday, April 14th, 2018
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Mexico #2 on 2018 World’s Best Places to Retire List

With spiraling costs compelling more and more North Americans to retire overseas, retiring abroad has never been more attractive. But finding the right location among the myriad options available can be daunting. That’s More...