The “world’s first highway system” was designed by the ancient Maya 1,500 years ago

Research mapped 964 ancient settlements in 417 cities in the Petén jungle; researchers called it ‘the world’s first system of highways or superhighways’. A “relevant” system of causeways built centuries before the Christian era was discovered along with hundreds of ancient archaeological sites in the Mayan area More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Monday, January 16th, 2023
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-PUMAS PLAYING IN PATAGONIA, CHILE

Two ten month old puma cubs, a male and female, were finally reunited after a five day search by the mom and male cub, the first two pumas I saw on my five day puma trekking adventure. Several times during More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, January 6th, 2023
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Six facts about “Día de Reyes”

“Día de los Reyes” is a significant holiday celebration across Latin America. Known formally as the Feast of the Epiphany, “Día de los Reyes” commemorates the visit of the three kings or the Magi More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, December 22nd, 2022
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Biden declassified documents on Kennedy’s death

Joe Biden, President of the United States, ordered Thursday the declassification of thousands of documents on the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy in 1963, a decision he had postponed because of More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, December 16th, 2022
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What to do if your dog suffers a nervous breakdown due to pyrotechnics?

Dozens of pets, mainly dogs and cats, suffer from nervous breakdowns due to the explosion of fireworks during the holiday season; a situation that Ydaliz Bautista, activist and representative of Huellas de Ayuda More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, December 14th, 2022
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From living legend to myth. Sinatra, 107 years

Imagine an awkward silence. Everyone in the dark waits impatiently when suddenly, the theater spotlights come on, people get excited and start clapping. The brass and percussion section of the orchestra reveals More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
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After he attempts to dissolve Congress, Peru’s President is impeached and arrested

The president of Peru was ousted by Congress and arrested on a charge of rebellion Wednesday after he sought to dissolve the legislative body and take unilateral control of the government, triggering a grave constitutional More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, December 5th, 2022
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To fight gang violence, Honduras will suspend some constitutional rights

On Saturday, December 3rd, the government of Honduras announced that it will suspend some constitutional rights in areas of two main cities controlled by criminal groups. The rights would be suspended under More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, December 4th, 2022
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Spaniard who travels the world by bicycle with his dogs makes a stop in Yucatán

Four years ago, Miquel Sorell had a “normal life”, with an office job, but one day his desire to see the world pushed him to leave his job, take his backpack, travel to Africa, and embark on the adventure More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
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China’s lockdown protests spread all over the country

Protests against China’s strict zero-COVID policy and restrictions on freedoms have spread to at least a dozen cities around the world in a show of solidarity with rare displays of defiance in China. Expatriate More...