BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – PUNCTURED PELICAN POUCHES: AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, PART 1 OF 2

American White Pelican with blue tilapia (fish) AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, Pelicans erythrorhynchos, Pelicano Blanco Americano(Spanish), Sak p’onto’ (Mayan) Every time I see American White Pelicans I am awestruck at their size. Wing spans of these behemoths can attain 9.5 ft.  They are among the largest flying birds in North America and More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Monday, May 25th, 2020
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Yalitza Aparicio writes her first editorial for The New York Times

Mexican actress and activist Yalitza Aparicio announced she had written her first article for The New York Times, where she discusses racism, domestic worker’s rights, and the rights of indigenous people. After More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, May 25th, 2020
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Nearly two million Mexicans send a letter to Donald Trump, the U.S. Congress, and the Senate

The letter accuses López Obrador of wanting to establish a Castro-Chavista socialist dictatorship in Mexico and requests all US Government levels to stop calling AMLO “a friend” since he is not a friend of More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, May 21st, 2020
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On the Frontlines of the Covid 19 War

One of our local organizations now finds itself on the front line of the battle against the coronavirus.  Cruz Roja San Miguel has been serving the community since 1980 with medical, emergency and humanitarian More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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U.S. is extending a ban on ‘non-essential’ travel at the borders with Canada and Mexico

The Trump administration is extending a ban on “non-essential” travel at the borders with Canada and Mexico. “Our efforts over the last several months to limit non-essential travel have been More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
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Mexico is already monitoring the possible arrival of the Asian Giant Hornet

The world’s largest hornet, a 2-inch killer dubbed the “Murder Hornet” with an appetite for honey bees, has been found in Washington state, USA; where entomologists were supposed to be making plans to More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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Colorado restaurant defies state order, reopens to packed crowds (VIDEO)

As states prepare to lift restrictions on businesses such as bars and restaurants, scenes that played out in several states on Mother’s Day weekend shows how doing so safely amid the coronavirus pandemic More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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UN Body Sells Off Ocean Floor For Mining At Alarming Rates

As dynamic a landscape as any you’ll find on the shore, the ocean floor is home to some of the best adapted creatures on the planet. Vast plains, deep canyons, and the largest mountain chain on earth all sit More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, May 4th, 2020
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – ABOUT FACE: A STUDY OF FACIAL FEATURES

This column is a wee bit different. I suggest you slow down to look at the colors and feather details of bird species that occur both in the Yucatan and in the US. We often give a quick check to identify the bird More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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Hillary Clinton endorses Joe Biden for president

WASHINGTON (April 29, 2020). — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton endorsed presumptive nominee Joe Biden for president during a virtual town hall on Tuesday. “I want to add my voice to the many who More...