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  • Paseo de Montejo Statues

    6 August 2010 History

    Two statues approved by the outgoing mayor have drawn attention and anger from many citizens of Merida and the Yucatan... what is all the fuss about? Well, it's complicated...

  • 2010 Census and Mexican History Book

    15 June 2010 History

    For months, we don't hear from them. Then, twice in one week, we are contacted personally by the Mexican government...

  • Yucatan Sisal in History

    26 April 2010 History

    An advertisement from a 1930 American farm magazine provides us with a glimpse into the fascinating history of Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula...

  • Corner Plaques and Yucatan Kids

    1 September 2006 History

    If you have ever visited Merida, you have probably had the experience of getting lost in the maze of numbered streets that make up the Centro Historico. In the early colonial days, Merida's streets confused many of its inhabitants...

  • Short History of Monday

    6 February 2006 History

    When we first moved to the Yucatan, we noticed how people often didn't work on Monday. We were told that it was San Lunes (Saint Monday), a very old tradition here...

  • The Ghosts of Mani

    24 January 2006 History

    Mani is a sleepy little Mayan pueblo. As in many places in the Yucatan, there are ghosts here, but you'd never know it...

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