There's a new kid in town

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

the reception

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.

teatro lobby

teatro entry

teatro facade

You can read The Yucatan Times' announcement of today's event here!