Some very nice people have started a web-and-print product called “The Yucatan Times.” It’s basically the news of Merida, in English. This will save me lots of time trying to keep up with the news without sending Diario de Yucatan and Por Esto! to Google Translate.
Newspapers in Mexico are different than ones in the U.S. Some take on a more crusading spirit, and don’t cover “hyper-local” events like we see in the states. Journalists are sometimes beaten or even killed. The Times so far seems to be a much more benign publication, serving the 4,000 or so expatriates in its area.
Their first print edition just came out. I’ve asked for a copy to be sent stateside. Mail takes about six weeks, so I won’t hold my breath.
But good luck to the people behind it!
Of couse, I still go to other news sites and put them through the Google Translate sausage grinder. The results are sometimes amusing. Check out this opening paragraph of a story about a burglary:
MERIDA, Yucatan .- lovers outside of their own did dawn on Tuesday in a sale of beer Madero Avenue, where they stole several items of approximately $ 10 thousand pesos.
I’d say something got lost — or possibly added — in the translation.