Mérida has a number of Spanish language news publications. One of these, The Diario has recently started offering, for an additional fee, and only to subscribers, a once weekly insert of selected New York Times articles, in English.
There are also a small number of English language Mexican news publications available from other States in Mexico; their coverage of things Yucatecan is quite limited.
Several months ago a new kid came onto the scene as an electronic English Language Yucatan newspaper.
Today Tom and I attended the premier of their first paper edition -
An English Language newspaper focused on the Yucatan, and Mérida specifically.
It was a lovely event, typically Mexican in that the speeches seemed interminably long, thankfully they were cut short because the power kept failing and they wanted to show a lovely video highlighting the ORJUVE, which is essentially the Mérida Youth Orchestra, here's a TheYucatanTimes Story on them.
The premier was held in the cinateca nacional of the gorgeous Teatro Armando Manzanero (formerly Teatro Merida). The event was also held bilingually, possibly a first for an official City event.
|Those responsible for The Yucatan Times|
|our lovely Joanna van der Gracht de Rosado, hostess|
|a surprise performance by members of orjuve|
|Here It Is - and this lovely woman seemed proud to inform me that this was in ingles!|
Each attendee was gifted a copy of this premier edition.
You can read The Yucatan Times' announcement of today's event here!